When I mention to friends I am working on a craft project, one of the most common responses is, “I wish I knew how to do that!” (Spoiler alert: about half of mine don’t turn out right. Ha!) If you don’t think you’re particularly arts-and-crafts ready, a class might be the right choice. Having an expert around can keep everything on track — … Keep reading…

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My husband isn’t great with gifts. If you give him a gift, he truly appreciates it — and then over-analyzes how to say ‘thank you’ enough and worries his gift, if there is one, in return is insufficient, and all around wishes other people would just give gifts and he could crack jokes in the background. His birthday was about a week ago, and … Keep reading…

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People unfamiliar with South City St. Louis always seem confused when I say it. “You live by a giant what?” Windmill. I live by a giant windmill. Currently wearing… Paola Pullover c/o Soft Surroundings [HERE] | Moto jacket, Express [HERE] | Bag, TJMaxx | Harding Booties c/o Naturalizer [HERE] When St. Louis-based Soft Surroundings asked if I’d style an item for a look … Keep reading…

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I didn’t spend the ’90s in St. Louis. I spent the ’90s in Springfield, Illinois, watching Clueless and Boy Meets World in my mother’s basement. I was obsessed with Hello Kitty and Lisa Frank and Keroppi. I was madly in love with Tommy, the green/white Power Ranger who — if I recall — was troubled with a heart of gold. I wanted to … Keep reading…

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Ya know, it felt a bit like fall when I took this photo, and then that stupid summer sun came back out. Maybe if we all daydream about changing leaves and cool autumn breezes and literally anything except for this heat, we can bring those autumn vibes back. Until then, I say it’s time to stay inside, enjoy a bit more air conditioning, … Keep reading…

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