Fashion, This & That

Special Occasions

Happy New Year! Did you have a wonderful holiday? I love seeing everyone all dressed up for family gatherings and Nutcracker performances and Netflix binges every December. My family is always presentable, but we do favor the casual and I sometimes wish we’d take advantage of the occasion to dress things up a bit more (as I type this wearing…

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Holiday Gift Guide for Her

Pssst…this post contains affiliate links. When I put together a gift guide, it’s essentially a list of what I’d want to see under the tree on Christmas morning (assuming I haven’t already bought everything for myself, which is the case with all but a handful of items on this year’s list). So, if you know someone exactly like me then…

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DIY, This & That

Hillary Halloween

The moment I spotted these striped trousers, I knew that I could not pass up the opportunity to dress as Hillary Clinton circa 1969 for Halloween. I had everything else in my closet, but in case you don’t, here’s how to pull everything together for a stylish Hillary Halloween. Follow me on Instagram to see the final costume reveal on…

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Valentine Swap 2015: More Love Edition #vdayswap

Welcome to the 4th annual Valentine Swap! We’re shaking things up this year to include more Valentines and more love. Instead of swapping with one person, we’re going to swap with everyone! Participation is limited to 12 people so sign up early! Below are the basic guidelines — please leave a comment if you see any red flags. I’ll be…

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Blogging, This & That

New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions. We all make them. We all break them. But this year I’m making a resolution I can stick to. And you’re involved. My New Year’s resolution is to blog less. Yes. You read that right. Less. It’s not to master a social network or double my page views or monetize. There’s nothing wrong with those goals. I’ve…

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10 Ways to Simplify the Holidays

Congratulations — you made it through Thanksgiving without losing your every-loving mind. But the big one is next — Christmas. The holiday of all holidays. When expectations soar and energy levels plummet, sucking all the fun out of what should be a celebration of family, friends, and food. My family is notorious for ditching out of plans, staying in our…

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5 Random Things About Me

That’s me. As if I don’t over-share enough, Leigh Ann of Genie in a Blog tasked me with sharing 5 random things about myself. That means I’m left with the mundane and the things I don’t want my parents to know, so I bring you the mundane… I’ve never been stung by a bee. I don’t plan to ever be…

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100 Ways to Chill Out

The older I get, the more type-A I become. I suppose that’s a symptom of increased responsibilities and becoming more set in my ways, but combine that with my introvert tendencies and I’m basically a big ball of anxiety. Thankfully, I think I hide it well, but that’s due to my insistence on stopping to chill the hell out regularly.…

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Snaps, This & That

Goodbye July

You’ve been a real peach, July, but these 100-degree temperatures have got to go. Let’s reminisce about the good times and then move on because I’ve got big things on the horizon. I may have over-committed through the end of the year, but there’s lots of travel planned and I’m anxious to pack my bags! pink hair // walks and…

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Five Favorite: Green

I’ve been a bit of a Pinterest addict these past few months. A casual user from the coveted invite-only beginning, Pinterest has become oh so important to blogging that I knew I had to make it a priority and down the rabbit hole I fell. I have fifty-some odd Pinterest boards, but I tend to get obsessed with one or…

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