Everyone seems to be in transition right now. Kids are heading back to school, my instagram feed is full of pictures of Bento box lunch pails and the latest backpack trends, chalkboards that read, "First day of..." and uncluttered playrooms. The gym childcare is now cleared out of the big kids and now overflowing with all the toddlers left behind by their older siblings, and sadly, our neighborhood pool is closing. Supermarkets are getting decorated with pumpkins and ghoulish Halloween gear, cinnamon brooms and mums. And naturally, Indiana decided now would be a good time to feel like summer, for the first time all summer. What the heehaw? Now begins the confusing weather patterns, and the teasing of fall. Is she here? Is she coming? Is the heat staying, and will we have one glorious Indian summer until October? Or will I be in a scarf within a week? Nobody can know. But! I am here to tell you, your wardrobe doesn't need to falter under the weather identity crisis that is a … [Read more...]
Black and Gold: My Favorite Fashion Color Combo
Who doesn't love a good color combo? Perhaps the most popular color to pair with every other color is gray: gray and yellow, gray and teal, gray and pink, gray and blue. In fact, I'm beginning to think the whole gray phase must be coming to an end. It will resurface, I'm sure, just like every other trend does. But for now I've found myself digging a new color combination: black and gold. Can just pause and moment and reflect on how feminine, how elegant, and how dramatic a black and gold combination is? I've been seeing this trend everywhere lately, and I thought I'd make a collection of some of my favorite items that are as diverse as the color combination world can reach. Home decor, clothing, accessories, shoes, you name it. Fashion is more than just what hangs in your closet, and I love seeing this color combo pop up all over. Maybe my list will get you started on noticing your own attraction to certain color combinations too, or at least introduce you to this darling pair. A … [Read more...]
Overalls are BACK!
I am so excited short overalls are back in style. In high school two of my best friends took my favorite pair of overalls and hid them from me. To this day, I still do not know where they are, and their memory is sacred to me. I've been waiting for them to come back around. My favorite scenes from Runaway Bride are Maggie in her patterned and corduroy overalls. That movie came out when I was in fifth grade. I had a pair of short overalls back then, and I loved them. I think they had a green frog on them and some sort of flower. Let's just say I'm glad that the overalls that are out now are slightly less juvenile, and way more flattering. I won't claim that short overalls will work for every body type, in fact, I fear that my body type might be one of the ones that cannot wear them, but I will say that if you have long legs, these are your babies. And if you're pregnant and in the early "thick" stages, then please, do me a favor and buy a pair! You won't regret it, I just know it. … [Read more...]