This post contains affiliate links. Since I started working from home it’s safe to say that my wardrobe has gotten a little…boring. When I’m not seeing anyone all day it’s easy to put on yoga pants and a sweatshirt and call it an outfit, but it’s not nearly as fun. There is something about actually getting dressed and ready for the day that makes me feel so much more productive, and it’s something I’ve been trying to do more. More than that, I’ve been trying to really focus on defining my sense of style as I’ve gotten older. I know what I… View Post

I’m big into shopping, but big into saving money, too. I love feeling fancy prancing around in new outfits, but I hate the feeling of an empty wallet so I have had to get a bit thrifty. When I was living in New York I was all about going to thrift stores to find new pieces, but in the midwest sifting through the Goodwill to find hidden gems turns out to be a bust more often than not, and while I still thrift from time to time I’ve also gotten good at finding beautiful and expensive looking pieces for a steal… View Post

  Whether you’re working in a creative field or you’re just passionate about something creative, sometimes it can feel a little bit isolating. When I started blogging I was the only blogger I knew and when I told people about it, I tended to feel a little uncomfortable. It wasn’t that I was embarrassed or ashamed, I just knew that people who don’t get it won’t get it. Not only was I the only blogger I knew, but I was one of the only creatives (for lack of a better word) I knew in general. None of my friends were… View Post

When people say that someone or something has changed their lives, I used to be prone to thinking that they were being dramatic. Now? I totally get it. Today is my third blogging anniversary and I still can’t believe all of the opportunities it’s given me and how much I’ve changed thanks to blogging. This time three years ago I was an awkward little nobody. Today? I’m an awkward little nobody with a blog. Kidding. But this time three years ago I felt like an awkward little nobody and I really wasn’t excited about the future. More than anything, I was scared. Beyond… View Post

A few weeks ago Chris and I adventured away from the blistering cold that is the midwest in January and headed to visit his family in southern California. I’d never been, and it’s been a few years since he’d made it out that way so it felt like a new adventure for both of us. This was our first time traveling together – and luckily for us it went pretty smoothly. Of course nothing is ever perfect and on our flight from the Quad Cities to Chicago we were still waiting to get off the plane when the gates closed for… View Post