primary (heart) palette

Well, I’ve recently (3 days ago) started a new 30 day challenge. Alas (and hooray), it’s not a no-shopping challenge this time, but rather a drawing challenge! Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve always carried a sketchbook around with me or kept one at home. I think as I grew older, I becameContinue reading “primary (heart) palette”

pink pattern party (aka ode to A)

Sometimes, we just know a kindred spirit right when we meet them, right? This is definitely how I feel about my friend A. The first time I met her, I noticed her jazzy glasses and shoes…and I just knew we would get along. Over the years, we’ve traded nail and clothing tips- and when IContinue reading “pink pattern party (aka ode to A)”

wandering through wonderland

Something about this dress feels very Alice in Wonderland to me…Alice wandering around, checking out the scenery, pondering where she may go next…I’m channeling Alice today, open to where ever that may lead me… “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where youContinue reading “wandering through wonderland”

finally (almost!) festive fourth

Phew! Long week, readers! I’m glad it’s finally coming to an end and the 4th is almost here! If got my festive attire going today, even though it’s not yet the holiday. There’s so such thing as too festive, if you ask me. To those who are celebrating, Happy 4th! To all others, have aContinue reading “finally (almost!) festive fourth”

bright white and neon

“We will be more successful in all our endeavors if we can let go of the habit of running all the time, and take little pauses to relax and re-center ourselves. And we’ll also have a lot more joy in living.” Thich Nhat Hanh Dress: Diane von Furstenberg ($20 marked down from $150) Blazer: Badgley MischkaContinue reading “bright white and neon”

surprising patterns from (jc)penney (+giveaway winner!)

So, there I was, going through my mail, when I came across a coupon for $10 off a $10 purchase for JCPenney. Huh. Now, readers, I personally hadn’t been to JCPenney in at least twenty years. But, clever, clever JCPenney, perhaps they knew that. Perhaps they didn’t. But either way, that enticed me to checkContinue reading “surprising patterns from (jc)penney (+giveaway winner!)”

feathery friday (+ giveaway and coupon!)

A feathery tube top might not seem like a go-to work piece, but I’m happy to say that this top made for a feathery Friday with a blazer and conservative skirt. Unlike feather skirts, in my experience, the feathers stay put when woven into a top, and add interesting texture to any look. In short,Continue reading “feathery friday (+ giveaway and coupon!)”

cool in customization (and a coupon!)

As you all know, I’m a huge fan of custom dresses. My first foray into custom dresses was when I ordered from eShakti a few months ago. I’m super excited to share my first collaboration that offers readers a special Huntress coupon for eShakti! In celebration of this event, I restyled my eShakti custom dressContinue reading “cool in customization (and a coupon!)”

mad for summer plaid (aka ode to rainbow brite)

Well, it’s officially September, readers, which means that sweaters, pumpkins, and scarves aren’t too far off. However, I’m taking in however many days we have left of summer (even the humid days that I complain about), and am enjoying the sun in my favorite rainbow bright summer plaid sundress. Speaking of bright rainbows, one timeContinue reading “mad for summer plaid (aka ode to rainbow brite)”

musing in mint (30 days no shopping, day 30)

Well, readers, I’m going to acknowledge that I bought these shoes on day 29 of my no-shopping challenge. In my defense, I had been looking for mint shoes for a long time and finally was able to find them. So, I feel okay about it, as I suspect these heels won’t be leaving my feetContinue reading “musing in mint (30 days no shopping, day 30)”

perfectly parked (30 days no shopping, day 16)

I’m probably one of the happiest people in Chicago right now because it’s basically fall weather, and has been for the past few weeks. I know, I know, there’s people out there that are saying, “WHAT?!” What can I say? I’m a fall lover through and through. Hopefully this look captures summer and fall allContinue reading “perfectly parked (30 days no shopping, day 16)”

spots and stripes (and splashes)

Hum dum, another Monday, readers, right? As far as I’m concerned, the only guaranteed way to jazz up a Monday is with a good outfit and/or good pair of shoes. I may have the Monday blues, but I think sporting a spots and stripes jumper dress look in all blues is the best way toContinue reading “spots and stripes (and splashes)”