Spring Trend: Lavender

Trends are fickle by nature, but one Spring 2019 trend I can truly get behind is the focus on lavender! The color evokes visual freshness, energy, and levity. As a scent, it calms, soothes, and comforts, forsaking the heavy musk often in winter fragrances. I am very eager to shed the dark color palette that… Continue reading Spring Trend: Lavender

Living Coral: Pantone’s Color of the Year!

I always look forward to Pantone's announcement for Color of the Year. For 2019, they chose Living Coral! What great timing, too, as springtime will be upon us in the next three or four months. In fact, there have been days in December and January that have felt unusually springy. Not only is this color… Continue reading Living Coral: Pantone’s Color of the Year!

Organized Accessories: Part III of The Closet Diaries

Part III and the conclusion of The Closet Diaries covers my "linen closet", where I'm storing my accessories as well as my linens and towels. I have a fair amount of jewelry, sunglasses, scarves and other miscellaneous items without a proper home. My goal in all of this was to have my closets be more… Continue reading Organized Accessories: Part III of The Closet Diaries

Organized & Orderly: Part II of The Closet Diaries

This weekend was spent focusing on my closet cleaning/organization project; for a recap of the "Before", you can read Part I. The biggest game changer had to do with my shoes, which were haphazardly placed both inside and on top of original shoe boxes of various colors, shapes, and sizes. It made the whole closet… Continue reading Organized & Orderly: Part II of The Closet Diaries

Claustrophobia & Clutter: Part I of The Closet Diaries

Hello, hello. I don't know if you've ever lived in a studio apartment or an environment with less storage available than necessary, but for me, it's becoming a problem. I have a large closet, but I do keep a vanity table in there in addition to hanging a large majority of my clothing. On the… Continue reading Claustrophobia & Clutter: Part I of The Closet Diaries

Bubblegum Pink!

My post today is simply devoted to one of my favorite colors: bubblegum pink! There's something about it that's so vibrant, happy, girly, youthful, fun, and a little wild. Bubblegum pink has a firm root within popular culture, beauty, and fashion. Let me show you! Who could forget this epic opening scene, starring the color… Continue reading Bubblegum Pink!

Stars, Stripes, & Fashion!

*Before I get into today's post, I just want to thank friends and readers for their positive feedback and encouragement. If ever I had doubts about this blog, I certainly cannot now. So, again, thank you so very much.* Today's post includes some fun outfit ideas for the 4th of July! Now, I know it's… Continue reading Stars, Stripes, & Fashion!

bliss&belle Boutique

Chicagoans and visitors to the Windy City need to check out the new boutique, bliss&belle in Lincoln Park! Owned by fellow Hoosier alumnus, Blake Bell, this women's apparel store located at 1011 West Armitage Avenue is beyond charming. The atmosphere is friendly, colorful, upbeat and trendy; a wonderful, summery respite from the gray skies of… Continue reading bliss&belle Boutique

Smörgåsbord

Today we're going with a different format. Instead of one topic, I'm going to ruminate, discuss, and mention things that I'm thinking about that I want to share with you! My dear friend, Kylie: thank you SO much for recommending the podcast, "Dirty John". I am listening to episode #3 as I write and I… Continue reading Smörgåsbord