light & lace

“Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.” -Saint Francis de Sales Dress: Nordstrom Rack ($19 marked down from $125) Shoes: Chanel via The Real Real ($150, retails for approx $1,000)  

calm & centered (leave your tip!)

Readers, I’ve been taking blogging a bit easy lately, since I’ve been extra focused on work and finding a sense of balance in my day to day ebb and flow. Things have a way of getting out of balance quickly and I find it’s a constant effort to feel like I’ve got everything calm andContinue reading “calm & centered (leave your tip!)”

everything embroidered

It’s hard to nail down my favorite fashion trends lately because there’s so many fun and creative options! In this look, I’m embracing the embroidery trend. I love the texture and custom feel embroidery adds to items like shoes, coats, and dresses. As a side note, I’ve gotten a lot of questions about how IContinue reading “everything embroidered”

nifty thrifty

Y’all, this Plenty by Tracy Reese dress was a dollar. $1.The blazer? $2. They retail $250 together, but cost me $3. Yep. Thrifting is one of my most favorite hobbies, and while I do also shop at big box retailers, I find thrifting to be the most rewarding. Never tried? Want to do more ofContinue reading “nifty thrifty”

summer solstice

Happy official summer, readers! If you’ve seen my previous posts, you can tell I’m a huge fan of the Victoria Beckham line for Target. At my local Target, there were a few pieces remaining that went on super sale. So, of course, I did what usually happens when I’m at Target: I bought my groceries…andContinue reading “summer solstice”

poplin on the prairie

A true Midwesterner at heart, I love being in prairie restoration sites. I was able to take some of my photos in such a site (staying on the path and not disturbing anything!) and felt totally at home. Of the 240 million acres that once existed in the Midwest, less than 1% remains today. ThanksContinue reading “poplin on the prairie”

a week in review

Despite now having blogged for years, this is the first time I managed to 1) photograph my outfit Monday-Saturday and 2) dress up every day! Usually by Friday, I’m mentally about two steps away from yoga pants and a sweatshirt at work, but it was fun to challenge myself to rotate through some oldies butContinue reading “a week in review”

happy heart day!

Happy heart day, readers! I’m thrilled to run with a theme- are you surprised? So, I pulled out my heart button down and new red Milly coat I got online at ThredUp. As I mentioned in my last couple of posts, this was the item that I really love that I got at Thred up.Continue reading “happy heart day!”

feeling fall (but still summer)

Ahhhh, I feel fall coming around the corner and I couldn’t be more excited! But, I am working on remaining “present focused,” so I decided to embrace a few more summer looks before moving onto beloved fall fashion… Denim top: thrift ($5) Blazer: thrift ($4) Skirt: Nordstrom Rack ($9 marked down from $78) Necklace: JContinue reading “feeling fall (but still summer)”

neon lemon lime

Summer is flying by, readers! I feel like it was just yesterday I was wondering when it would finally warm up, and now I’m wearing neon (lemon lime) and embracing the warmth (as much as I can, I mean, it’s REALLY warm and humid). Who knows where the time goes, indeed. Have a good week, readers!Continue reading “neon lemon lime”

structural with a smile

I remember bell shaped sleeves being “a thing” back when I was in junior high. I’m sure this structure detail has been on and off trend for decades now, long before I was even a wee Huntress. I’m thrilled to see the shape back in style again…it reminds me of oh so many memories. I’mContinue reading “structural with a smile”