Summer Layers

Easiest way to create a slimming affect without having to pop on a jacket in the dead of summer? Wear a sheer blouse unbuttoned with rolled sleeves to slim your sides and create a vertical line down the front of your body. xoxo 

Vivid Blue

Ohio has been giving us some pretty sweltering days that call for light fabrics and colors. These vivid blue pants from Express can be casual when paired with a graphic tee, or office worthy with a blazer and heels. I like the top-stitched mantra on this simple tee, and decided to finish the look withContinue reading “Vivid Blue”

Putting Things in Perspective

There is so much negativity going around right now. Granted, there are a lot of heart breaking things going on in every part of the world, every single day. Top that with the stresses each one of us has loading us down, and it’s no wonder everyone is so…blah.  There are always the eternal optimistsContinue reading “Putting Things in Perspective”

Summer Romper

I love the look of summer rompers, but it is hard to find ones that meet my fit and function requirements! This one from Old Navy is just what I needed: substantial fabric and a longer inseam in the shorts. I prefer to pair it with wedges to lengthen my leg line. Super easy toContinue reading “Summer Romper”

The Emma Kat Turns One!

Today we are celebrating The Emma Kat’s first birthday! I can not believe it was a year ago that I created this blog that has now become one of my biggest pleasures. This week is going to be filled with a lot of exciting things (check back on Wednesday to see something big happening withContinue reading “The Emma Kat Turns One!”


Bag – Fossil, Watch – Express, Jacket – Bealls, Striped Cotton Top – Marshall’s I have a knack for wearing skirts and shorter dresses on days that become ridiculously windy. I have yet to have a Marilyn Monroe moment, but came pretty close when we were taking these pictures! I wore this outfit over theContinue reading “Whirlwind”

Dove Choose Beautiful

In this four minute video, which you can watch here, Dove gave women the choice of two doors to go through: one labeled “Beautiful”, the other labeled “Average.” The outcome is very thought provoking and made me ask myself what I would choose. It seems that there is an almost unspoken rule in society that makesContinue reading “Dove Choose Beautiful”

3 Outfits, Using The Same 3 Key Pieces

This past week we went on a quick mini vacation to the beach. I promised myself that I was not going to over-pack, as in typical fashion. With some simple planning I was able to fit everything into one suitcase (and yes, I was still able to carry it myself.) Most days I sprayed beachContinue reading “3 Outfits, Using The Same 3 Key Pieces”

The Instagrams That Inspire Me The Most

Social media definitely has its downfalls, but for anyone who finds inspiration in self expression, sites such as pinterest and instagram can prove truly useful. Instagram is my personal favorite out of all social media outlets. Facebook can become mundane with drama and game requests; plus I really don’t care to post my thoughts inContinue reading “The Instagrams That Inspire Me The Most”

Christmas Countdown

We are down to only eight days until Christmas! I have been listening to Christmas music, baking, burning holiday themed candles, and drinking candy cane lattes non stop. I always try to cram in as much Christmas spirit as humanly possible. This time of year can easily become stressful between visiting relatives, shopping, and cooking.Continue reading “Christmas Countdown”