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
Hello dear readers! Today, I've lightened up with a more effervescent, fun subject close to my heart. Shoes! There's no better topic to "research". I've rounded up a variety of spring/summer footwear that inspires me, and truthfully, I would wear every single pair of shoes, sandals, slides, or wedges that I included below. You'll notice… Continue reading Spring/Summer Shoe Round Up!
As Derek Zoolander once astutely said, Never is this more true than in the case of your lips! Dry, chapped, irritated, and unpolished lips are simply not cute. Your skin is the largest organ of your body, did you know? The lips happen to be a main feature of your skin and prone to drying… Continue reading Lip Balms!
If you've been to your local Sephora recently, you may have noticed the explosion of eyeshadow palettes from many of your favorites brands! Spring trend alert! The interesting thing that I noticed is that the vast majority of the gorgeous palettes that caught my eye are anything but springy. Think sumptuous jewel tones, dusky pinks… Continue reading Beauty Trend: Eyeshadow Palettes!
Women. We do it all! Raise families, work full-time, look beautiful, get degrees, win Olympics, etc. Can we be real though? How the hell are we expected to get from all the A's to B's in high heels? Why should women be expected to mangle their feet on a daily basis? Heels look fantastic yes,… Continue reading The Commuting Shoe Debate: Is There Really Even A Debate Anymore?
I'm a huge fan of the slimming, negative space power of black. I wear it all the time. It's fun to accessorize with and did I mention, slimming? At the same time, I'm finding wearing fun colors and interesting combinations is as enjoyable as coloring with a giant Crayola Crayon box when I was a… Continue reading Color Play
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
It's insane to think that the 90s pass for vintage now, but I have to say, it was a great decade to grow up. When I wasn't playing sports or throwing temper tantrums at my brother's birthday parties, I was playing video games. First, it was the DOS Windows '98, then the Sega Genesis, followed… Continue reading Vintage Video Games
Part potential, part pipe dream - here's what's in my fantasy Hefty bag (with extra flex). I've been on the hunt for an awesome boucle skirt for a while now and I'm kind of in love with the fresh blue pastel take by Topshop. If you need a new pair of white jeans without the… Continue reading My Fantasy Spring Shopping Bag!
The Phantom of the Opera is in the loop. All you need is a great face mask to kidnap your soul mate. If you're feeling overwhelmed with the options on the market and you're not exactly into his look, that's okay. Dry and flaky? Fighting breakouts? Trying to get that young beautiful ingenue to your… Continue reading Face Masks!