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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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*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 …

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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 …

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