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fashion & beauty.

  • the softest plaid.
    fashion & beauty.

    the softest plaid.

    a few weeks ago, I snuck away on my lunch break for a little shopping trip. the most beautiful store, called soft surroundings, had opened in a local mall. (it’s the only iowa location).…

    November 22, 2016
  • summer shoulder.
    fashion & beauty.

    summer shoulder.

    I’m welcoming summer with open arms + bare shoulders. ’tis the season for spending 10 seconds maximum in your closet. grab a sundress + sandals, and you’re out the door. gone are the days…

    June 13, 2016
  • fashion & beauty.

    everyday wear: getting graphic.

    is it the child in me? or is perfectly acceptable to wear graphic tees constantly whenever you want? I’m going with the latter. regardless of public opinion, I’m doing it. although I never shy away…

    June 8, 2016
  • everyday wear: swing dress.
    fashion & beauty.

    everyday wear: swing dress.

    the husband + I are adjusting to life in the suburbs. we’re madly in love with our first house + turning it into a home. (including all of the cost + stress that comes…

    June 6, 2016
  • jeans, t shirt, top knot.
    fashion & beauty.

    jeans, t shirt, top knot.

    the best surprises show up (unannounced) at your doorstep. hand delivered by the postman. and summarize your life in three short lines. they’re sent from your aunt who lives on the other side of…

    May 10, 2016
  • how to rock a top knot.
    fashion & beauty.

    how to rock a top knot.

    every girl should have her own signature scent, cocktail, and hairstyle. let me tell you, I’m still a work-in-progress. I rotate perfumes on a daily basis. typically reaching for the one closest to my…

    March 22, 2016
  • everyday wear: spring mint.
    fashion & beauty.

    everyday wear: mint green.

    the temperatures have remained steady in the 50’s. it hasn’t stopped raining in three days. and our clocks sprung forward. all signs point to: it is spring! I am thrilled (and slightly skeptical) winter,…

    March 16, 2016
  • live your dreams.
    fashion & beauty.

    live your dreams.

    through a significant part of last year, I felt “stuck in a rut”. I was going through the motions day in + day out, but I had lost that excitement. I was living for…

    February 11, 2016
  • the traveling maxi.
    fashion & beauty.

    the traveling maxi.

    just before the husband + I traveled to utah in september, the LC lauren conrad runway collection hit new york fashion week + the shelves at kohls. I immediately swiped this maxi dress. I…

    January 22, 2016
  • winter neutrals.
    fashion & beauty.

    winter neutrals.

    the husband + I have tucked away our christmas décor for the year. along with it, the warmth + glow only the holiday season can bring. so I can now settle into my winter hibernation.…

    January 5, 2016