Happy International Women’s Day!

Happy International Women’s Day! I started this blog many years ago to engage, empower, and be inspired by women. That this blog has connected me to you has been the greatest reward.

I recently had an amazing opportunity to be featured in the . I’ve been a longtime fan of , a jewelry business owned by a woman . Collections by Joya is the kind of company that I’ve always been proud to support. Every piece of jewelry is handmade using the finest natural materials, often by the hands of talented women across the globe. In addition, a portion of every sale benefits women’s charities.

Shooting the looks from Joya’s Spring 2016 collection was a positive, woman-centric experience. I got to wear clothing by , a local women’s clothing store owned by Stacie Swederska.  I was photographed by the talented Heidi Drexler of . And, of course, I got to wear lots of Joya jewelry.

Happy International Women's Day

I’m also thrilled and honored to be featured in Collections by Joya’s trailblazer series this month, a series that shares and celebrates women’s stories. You can read my full interview .

Location: Bowood Farms, St. Louis


6 of the Hottest Sandals for Spring

Ready to step up your shoe game this warm season? Spring sandals are starting to appear in stores. These six pairs will step up any look. They’re affordable too with prices starting as low as $30. Check ’em out!

Hottest Spring Sandals

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I Wore my Robe Outside, and it was Fabulous

I was quite fond of the duster cardigan and kimono jacket trend last fall. I wasn’t fortunate enough, however, to find a style that moved me to purchase. That may have been luck, though, because it forced me to get creative with what I already own. Remember how I wore a ? Today, I’m refashioning my robe as one.

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robe duster cardigan

This robe was a gift from my mom years ago. I’ve worn it on the blog before (here and here). I’ve always felt, however, that the stunning print rendered this robe too fly to only wear at home. So, this past weekend, when it was chilly enough to need a light layer, I reached for my robe. And, it was a perfect, jazzy finishing touch.

The wonderful thing about the right duster cardigan is it can add pizazz to even the most basic outfits. For brunch on Sunday, my robe elevated a white rib-knit tank and black leggings to new style heights.

I wore my in flame to tease one of the colors in the robe. I kept the rest of my accessories simple. My new  was the perfect neutral hue to support the overall look. My added just enough gold.

What items in your wardrobe are begging to be worn outside?

Location: Downtown Post Office, St. Louis

3 Times Tying a Sweater was Better than Wearing One

Who says you actually have to wear your sweater or shirts as intended? I’ve been tying my sweaters and shirts around my waist to keep ’em handy during sporadic weather. You know, so I would have an extra layer if it gets colder. The sweater styling trick, though, can offer serious style possibilities. Here are my 3 favorite reasons to tie on a sweater or shirt instead of wearing one.

1. Simply tying a sweater can add a pop of color or print and hence jazz up an overall look. (Original Post | Original post)

2. Tying a sweater or shirt can cinch that waist in lieu of a belt. (Original post)

Tie Sweater Styling Trick

3. Tying a shirt can make everyday basics seem so much more hip. (Original post)


All I Want for Spring is a New Dress

New arrivals have been dropping in our favorite stores, and I’ve been adding ALL the spring dresses to my wish list. I’ve even been imagining all the places I’d wear some of them. In my mind, for example, I’ve already worn the about 6 times. That probably means I need to have that dress, right? Whatever the case, here are 5 dresses, well actually 4 dresses and a jumpsuit, that are occupying space on my spring wish list right now.

Spring dresses

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