$5 DIY | Knock-Off Anthropologie Necklace

$5 DIY | Knock-Off Anthropologie Necklace

Sometimes before bed, I like to spend a minute (or an hour) flipping through the pages of the Anthropologie website, deciding which items I should stalk until they go on sale. Normally I fall for clothing; my Anthro checked peplum blouse is one of my all-time favorites, and my recent velvet dress is going to be perfect as soon as it gets … Keep reading…

Cricut Crafting | DIY Faux Leather Flower Statement Necklace

Cricut Crafting | DIY Faux Leather Flower Statement Necklace

I was perusing the Nordstrom jewelry section to look at things I cannot afford – ya know, like you do – when I noticed this Marni leather statement necklace. I really liked the general shape and idea, but was obviously appalled by the price; it was, if I recall, more than $500, but I can’t actually verify that as IT SOMEHOW SOLD OUT. I … Keep reading…

A Necklace State of Mind

A Necklace State of Mind

When I was a young reporter, I interviewed a famous wedding dress designer over the phone. While I don’t remember much of what he said of lace and tulle, I do remember his opinion on corn. “Where are you from originally?” I asked. “Oh, a small town in Illinois,” he said. “Where in Illinois?” “Just a little town in central Illinois.” “But … Keep reading…

Pizza Party

Pizza Party

It has been a crazy few weeks in real life, which means it seems like a super mellow few weeks in digital life. Let me fill in the blanks the blog has left: Long nights with coffee and moving boxes and paperwork and day-job-work and responsibilities out the ass… TGIF just isn’t explaining today’s emotions well enough. To welcome in the weekend, … Keep reading…