Animal Instinct: Show off Your Wild Side with Fun, Fierce Animal Accessories

Animal Print Scarf

It can be a zoo out there (two words: Monday morning), so why not embrace life’s wild moments with animal accessories?  Whether we’re on the prowl for a great night out, need some workweek ooomph or are loving some of the animal prints from Mercedez-Benz NYFW, we think the look is a great way to perk up both outfit and […]

Be a Clothing Expert with these 6 Secrets to Spotting High Quality Clothes

High Quality Clothing

Do we really need to splurge in order to find high quality clothes? Not all of us can spend $400 on socks, and that’s okay. It’s about knowing how to spot affordable, reliable clothing without breaking the bank. That being said, here are 6 ways to pick out the best of the best.

Pushing the Envelope? United States Postal Service Announces 2014 Accessories & Apparel Line: Until Then, Here’s What We Recommend

Young Woman Getting Mail From Mailbox

When we think of the United States Postal Service, thoughts of bills and cards from Grandma come to mind.  But accessories and clothes?   Hmmm.   In an effort to combat financial struggles (Saturday delivery ends this summer), the agency recently announced that the USPS line “Rain Heat & Snow” will debut in a variety of department […]

Age-Appropriate Fashion Suggestions: Because Yes, There is Such a Thing as Being “Too Old” to Wear Something

Polar Beanie

Can a woman ever be too old to wear something? Sigh. Usually, I’m a “who says you can’t?” gal, urging ladies to stand up against commony-held fashion beliefs.  White after Labor Day?  Who says we can’t?  A patent leather purse with patent leather shoes?  Who says we can’t?  However, my 38-year-old self has one exception when it comes to certain fashions: Age. […]

Fur, Florals, and More: We Recap the Mercedez-Benz New York Fashion Week 2013

Mercedez Benz Fashion Week

Now that NYFW has come to a close, our closet-minded brains have gotten serious about what to covet next from the runways.  Will it be a liquid metallic gown, fox-hemmed cocktail dress, or everything from JCrew?   Unfortunately, these particular pieces won’t be available for another six months, but that doesn’t mean a fashionista should […]

What to Wear to An Evening Wedding

Wedding Guest Dresses

As someone who has yet to plan a wedding for herself, I’ll be quick to admit that an evening wedding sounds rather lovely. Perhaps it’s indoors and winter, or outdoors during the summer and right at the cusp of sunset. No matter how you plan it, the 6pm wedding (from a bride’s perspective) sounds very […]

How to Find Your Natural Waist

natural waist

My grandma Doonie has been a seamstress for over 70 years. Every time I go home to Minneapolis, she drops little pearls of fashion/garment/shopping related wisdom. On a recent trip home, Doonie gave me these simple instructions on finding your natural waist. Most people think they’re natural waist is the mid point of their torso, […]

Tired of the Chocolates and Roses Route? Try These 5 Affordable Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For a Change

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Chocolate. Roses. Cards. Balloons. If you’ve been out to dinner on Valentine’s Day, you know what I mean – somewhere along the line, Valentine’s day has become a fog of Cupid’s cliche. Aside from worsting my favorite restaurants with pre-fixed menus and over-booked tables, I’ve decided that there is no real way to “win” at […]

Valentine’s Day Red Alternatives: 14 Ways to Look Amazing without Going over the Top

Valentine's Day Red Alternatives

Sure, red is THE color of all things love and romance when it comes to Valentine’s Day, but it’s also so *eyeroll* predictable. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about finding love and falling deep in it, but this notion of head to toe Valentine’s Day red is a bit much for me. And while I’m at it, I’m going to […]