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Last Minute Gift Guide ~ For Her

The perfect gift. It’s an elusive beast (usually found in little blue boxes like this one) and time is ticking! The good news is, the stores are almost encouraging your procrastination with sales upon sales (Banana…

Flavor of the Month

Has this ever happened to you? You’re browsing the racks and a color just speaks to you. All of a sudden you wonder how you could possibly own so many clothes and not a single item in that beautiful…

My Easter Sunday Best

There’s your Sunday best, and then there’s your Easter Sunday best. I’ve always dressed up for church, but on Easter I wear the newest, brightest, and prettiest dress in my closet. Ever since I was…

Bluegrass & Bourbon

It’s true, you’re more likely to find me drinking vodka lemonades while watching golf, than sipping bourbon while watching horse racing … but what girl doesn’t love an excuse to get dolled up in her…

Style Me March ~ A Little Bit O Sparkle

So maybe I broke the rules a little bit with this ensemble. Yes, I wore white. White on white to be completely honest … in March. So SUE ME! I just had to. I’m getting…

Showin’ Some Love for Des Moines

Do you ever get hit with a bout of nostalgia, seemingly out of no where? That’s been me today. Maybe its because its “Throwback Thursday” and my news feed is littered with college pics, or maybe…

Accessorizing for Valentine’s Day

Romance defines Valentine’s Day. It’s a holiday dedicated to love. When I think of romance, I think of elegance. With that in mind, I took to my jewelry collection and started brainstorming the perfect accessories…

A Little Black Dress with Pops of Blue

When I put together an outfit, I normally have one specific piece in mind, and then I build the outfit around it. In some cases, that might be a statement necklace … other times its…

Layered Up

Trying to maintain a style blog in the middle of winter is a difficult endeavor. Especially THIS winter. Today I got all layered up to take pictures in the snow for you, but I ended…

We Want…YOU!!

1  /  2  /  3  /  4  /  5  /  6 Things I’d like to add to my closet this week… In keeping with my goal of “pushing my style boundaries” in 2014 , I’ve…

Longing For…

1  /  2  /  3  /  4  /  5  /  6  /  7 Just a few things I’m currently coveting this week… I’ve been trying to incorporate more silver accessories into my wardrobe, but I…

Injecting Life into Your Simple Outfits

Red. Orange. Yellow. Green. Blue. Indigo. Violet. ROYGBIV – aka – my blazer collection. Many of you that know me can attest to my blazer obsession. I personally think you can never have too many blazers…which…

My Friday Fancies

It’s Friday. And it’s 77 degrees outside. Needless to say…my mind is anywhere but at my desk :) via Polyvore Have a great weekend!!         1  /  2  /  3  /  4…