Man oh man, I love a good black-and-white stripe. On blouses, on sweaters, on peplum, on crop tops—it’s probably my favorite pattern, and I now own it in a formal version, thanks to this uber adorable ruffle dress from London Times. Now, I know what you’re thinking… A dress made entirely out of ruffles sounds painfully girlie. However, a neutrally-hued but incredibly bold pattern—LIKE … Keep reading…

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WHAT // Ruth’s Chris Clayton Patio Party Get ready for a tongue twister… Remember when I told you about the Ruth’s Chris Clayton Patio Party? Beautiful part of town, great food, fun get-together… It lived up to the hype. Call me crazy—or stereotypical or obnoxious or whatever—but sipping cocktails and sitting on high-quality lounge furniture and eating miniature hamburgers are the way to spend … Keep reading…

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I met Lance nearly five years ago, and in our time together, we have taken many photos. Goodbye pictures at the airport during our years of long-distance dating, silly photos of trying to fly kites on the beach, posed photos with princesses, goofy pictures at Halloween, family photos at the holidays—we’ve run the snapshot gamut. In all of those photos, there’s one … Keep reading…

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I’ve never understood why Midwestern people get married in June. Or hold galas in July. Or rooftop celebrations in August. It is hot. It is hot and it is humid. It is so hot and humid that I can barely write a sentence because this week’s weather left my brain a little melted. But with sunshine comes packed social calendars, and often the warm-weather … Keep reading…

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