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Sep 22, 2014

Fall High Five

Over the summer, I was pretty much going au naturale with my nails. But now that it's officially fall, I'm excited to get back into the spirit of things with seasonal nail polish shades that pull my entire look together! Here are a few of my favorite shades for fall:

Sep 19, 2014

Military Mama

I love a good military inspired look, so I was ecstatic when I saw army-themed looks storming the runway at Marc Jacobs' S/S NYFW presentation. The great thing about military is that it never really goes out of style. A good army green or navy structured jacket with epaulettes is something you will wear time and time again for years.

That said, I don't want to wait until spring for a look that's so perfect for fall, and neither should you. So to help you shop the trend now, here are a few of the amazing military inspired pieced you can buy today:

Sep 18, 2014

Boozy Lemon Shake Ups

We’re currently in the midst of fair and festival season. Most years around this time my husband and I make the trek to his hometown, Beardstown, IL, for the Fall Fun Festival. This year we're not going to make it, and the thing I’m most upset to miss are the amazing lemon shake ups. Luckily, it is beyond easy to make your own shake up at home, and even improve on it (yes, it's possible) by adding a little booze.


Sep 17, 2014

WTF Wednesday

Well, it's Wednesday again. Humpday. I always find that I have the hardest time picking out an outfit on Wednesday. On Monday, I've had all weekend in my casual garb, and I am refreshed, looking at my work wardrobe with clear eyes. Tuesday, I just wear whatever my second choice for Monday happened to be. But by Wednesday, my pre-selected looks are tapped out and I'm not yet close enough to the weekend to care about a day-to-evening ensemble. Sad. Well, unfortunately I'm not here to give you Wednesday fashion inspiration, but I can give you a little insight as to what not to do. Read on to see which celebrities screwed the pooch on the red carpet this week:

Sep 16, 2014

Wedding Bling

I have the honor of being a bridesmaid in the upcoming nuptials of my friends Carolyn and Matt. I'm extremely excited to be a part of their big day, but I must admit I'm also pumped to have an excuse to buy some new accessories for the occasion. In a perfect world we would all have heirloom jewels or a hefty budget for fine jewelry, but let's be real: weddings are expensive enough. So here's a round-up of some affordable and versatile options for brides and bridesmaids alike.

First up, the bride. You are likely going to be wearing the most expensive dress you've ever worn, so the most important thing is choosing accessories that compliment the dress. For most brides, neutral jewelry with lots of shine will probably work best, so consider metallics, rhinestones, and pearls.

Sep 15, 2014

Pizza Margherita!

One of my favorite things to eat is the classic margherita pizza. I love the freshness of the tomatoes mixed with gooey mozzarella and the bright note of fresh basil. With tomato season winding down, I have been trying to incorporate them into any dish I can. But this one is definitely my go-to when I want a sure-bet! Read on for my recipe for pizza margherita...

Sep 12, 2014

My Favorite Looks From NYFW

I understand that not everyone has time or desire to go through all of the runway photos from every show. That's why I have rounded up some of my favorite looks from S/S 2015 NYFW just for you. Take a peek at what's on trend for spring. Click on the links below each slide to view the full collection.

Sep 11, 2014

Product Review: DIY Spa Treatments by masque BAR

As more natural and bare make-up trends are sweeping the runways, the importance of amazing looking skin is greater than ever. Samantha and I recently tried a new line of high-quality and affordable facial masks from masque BAR. The line features two specialized treatments that can help enhance skin’s look, feel and texture – the Brightening Sheet Mask and the Anti-Blemish Mud Mask. Read on to see what we thought!

Sep 10, 2014

WTF Wednesday: NYFW Edition

Well, it's Wednesday, and that means its time to call out the fashion disasters of the past week. This week comes with a NYFW spin, which is fun because you get some celebrities that normally shy away from the red carpet. Like Whoopie Goldberg, seen below who would probably have a permanent residency on WTF Wednesday if she left her home more often.


Sep 9, 2014

10 Reasons To Get Excited About IKEA in St. Louis

Tomorrow is the grand opening of the new IKEA in Kansas City. We still have another year to go before the St. Louis store opens, but that doesn't mean we have to wait until then to start getting excited. I'm already building my shopping list. If you've never been to an IKEA (which is understandable considering the closest one to STL is in Chicago) read on to see what all the fuss is about!

Source: IKEA