As I’ve grown older, I’ve been focusing on investing in timeless fashion pieces that I won’t have to replace after a year. One area I’d been seriously lacking in is jewelry. I’m the queen of buying $3 dollar rings and $10 dollar necklaces. The problem? They’re beautiful but after a few wears they turn copper and give my skin a green tinge. I’ve recently bought myself a nice quality rings and have been gifted some delicate necklaces. What I’m lacking was statement jewelry. I recently had the opportunity to collaborate with Sequin Jewelry and try out a few of their pieces… View Post

I love Halloween. I’m 100% unashamed of that fact. I trick-or-treated until way past the “socially acceptable” age, love Hocus Pocus with all of my heart, and am all about ghouls and ghosts and goblins. Another thing I love? DIY-ing costumes. It’s infinitely more fun for me to get creative and come up with a fun costume with Halloween Makeup and clothes I already own than pick something up at the Halloween store. I have a few Halloween posts coming this year, but I wanted to kick things off by polishing up this post that was originally published in 2015… View Post

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of GMO Answers for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Growing up, I was never overly adventurous with my fashion. I was known for sending group texts that went something along the line of, “SOS, what are you wearing?!?!” in order to be sure I wouldn’t be too overdressed or underdressed.   And on the day to day, my outfit was generally the same. Sure, I might opt for a tee-shirt and scarf rather than a sweater one day, but that was about the extent of my adventuring.   One… View Post

I’ve been traveling a lot lately. Since May I’ve gone to New York twice, Seattle once, I leave for Omaha on Friday and the week after I get back from Omaha I’m heading to Buenos Aires so I’m all about finding new ways I can save money while traveling. Full disclosure: New York and Omaha are business trips, so my major expenses (flight + boarding) are covered, but other expenses add up if you’re not careful!   I love to travel, but my wallet isn’t nearly as fond of my adventures. I got my first job at fifteen and have been… View Post

.Recently I spent an afternoon with the ladies at the Kelley Cawley Boutique in Burr Ridge’s Village Center and let me just say: major heart eyes. The boutique is beautifully curated and laid out and everywhere you look there are pretty details waiting to be discovered. Growing up in the Quad Cities, shopping options were bleak. In the past few years lovely shops have popped up, but before, the good shopping was out of town. The two biggest destinations were Chicago and Coralville, but both are crowded and a bit overwhelming. Not too far outside of Chicago, though, is the Burr… View Post