What peculiar weather we’re having… One day, we’re in the middle of a god-awful polar vortex, and practically the next it is 50-some degrees and breezy. Thanks for your always logical weather patterns, Midwest; I’m glad to know you’re consistently inconsistent. On the plus side, January temperatures like this create the perfect time to wear non-warming cold-weather hats, such as the felt … Keep reading…

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I’m not a puffy coat kind of gal. More often than not, they look like you’re wrapped up in a sleeping bag—which actually sounds fantastic, but looks a little less chic. So winter after winter, I’ve survived in leather jackets or layered knits or polished trenches. And then I woke up and it was colder than the average cold, and my little … Keep reading…

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I could have spent my January 1st cleaning, exercising, creating a budget, or doing any of the other dozen things I’d like to master in 2014. Did I? HA. Absolutely not. Instead, I spent my day at Saks Fifth Avenue, perusing the racks and designing my dream outfit, and I feel safe saying it was the right choice. Through the new Saks 5 … Keep reading…

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Holiday deadlines and social commitments have me frazzled enough that I almost cried to a coffee pot because I thought it was taking too long to brew. (Not my loveliest  moment, but hilarious in hindsight.) Because shopping fixes everything—excluding any budget-related panic, obviously—I’ve rounded up my current favorite things I totally must own but can’t justify buying. The Mechanical Kitty Coin Bank … Keep reading…

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