Shop the look:   This is the first outfit I wore in 2015! And what better way to start off the new year than wearing Pantone’s 2015 Color of the Year? If you haven’t heard yet, Marsala is this year’s color. (Don’t worry I just recently found out this was a thing, as well. Click here to learn more.) My Marsala colored cardigan is a Christmas gift from my mom (she has great taste). This is a wonderfully comfortable cardigan…… Read more »

Shop the look: I have a confession. I bought these tights for the sole purpose of matching this awesome purple lip gloss. I’m a bit surprised myself at just how much I love this vampy purple lip color. I don’t generally blog about makeup, just because I don’t feel this is an area I have much expertise. I mean let’s be honest, short of switching my lip color from nude to red on occasion, my makeup generally looks exactly the… Read more »

There are so many things in this post I love, I’m having a hard time deciding where to start. From the flower crown to the Jump From Paper bag to my fluffy sweater…it all makes me so happy! OK, I’ll start with the Jump From Paper bag, just because a lot of people don’t believe it’s actually real when they see pictures. I can assure you it’s very real, and it is so awesome! My husband surprised me with it… Read more »

Shop the look: Who says you can’t wear brown and black together? I’m not sure, but it’s something that’s been ingrained in my brain forever…that is, until I bought these boots. I haven’t bought a new pair of boots in a few years, but I really liked the way these looked…even if they broke the age old “don’t mix brown with black” rule. They are also very comfortable, and I really like the way they go with my cardigan. This… Read more »

‘Tis the season for ugly Christmas sweaters. I must admit, though, I don’t think my sweater is all that ugly. I honestly bought it because I think it’s cute and wanted to wear it for Christmas. I found this sweater at Target, and when I was checking out a lady started asking me about the “Ugly Sweater” party I was going to. I was confused and then a little worried about my taste in clothes, haha. Oh well! I love… Read more »

Shop the look: I’m another year older today! The pictures above are of my “birthday outfit” (not to be confused with suit, haha). I had a wonderful time celebrating my birthday over the weekend. My husband had taken me out to eat to a lovely Mediterranean restaurant in downtown Appleton. (If you’re ever in the Appleton area definitely check out Il Angolo Resto Bar. It is the best restaurant in Appleton!) I couldn’t tell you the last time I had… Read more »

Shop the look: It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, especially when Bosco is wearing a Santa suit. Don’t worry, he received many treats during this photo session and was a wonderful little model. His tiny Santa suit came from Burlington Coat Factory, and he surprisingly doesn’t seem to mind it that much (except when the hood is up). As far as dog clothes go, this seems to be a very well-made Santa suit. Bosco is most definitely the… Read more »

Shop the look: This cape-like sweater brings to mind images of Little Red Riding Hood, on her way her grandma’s house. While this sweater does not have the iconic hood, its stand-up collar is sure to keep you warm. I was actually on my way to meet me grandma (for Thanksgiving) in these photos. Haha. She and my grandpa live in northern Wisconsin near the tourist town of Minocqua. That’s why there’s so much snow in these pictures! This sweater… Read more »

Shop the look: Kitties and books are a couple of my favorite things in life. So, a sweatshirt of a dapper kitty reading a book is just not something I could pass up. This sweatshirt is easily my favorite purchase of the year. It is the most comfortable piece of clothing I own, and it’s obviously adorable. I actually bought this because I have another sweatshirt that fits exactly like this (except it has the cover of the Great Gatsby… Read more »

Shop the look: It seems as though we are always dealing with snow and cold in Wisconsin, so, being crazy for cardigans is a bit of a given. I would venture to say the majority of us gals living in the cold have a whole closet full of cardigans, but probably not many of them look like this one.

Shop the look: My go-to style of dress has always been, and will always be the A-line. It’s flattering, classy and I always feel comfortable in it. And my go-to colors have always been, and will always be, black and white. Lucky for me, this dress embodies all of my “go-to” fashion favorites. My husband bought this dress and these cute, retro heels for me for my birthday last year (how lucky am I?). This dress is so comfortable and… Read more »

Shop the look: I don’t know if anything goes together quite as well as polka dots and pearls. It’s cute, retro, classy and reminds me of Minnie Mouse (and who doesn’t love Minnie Mouse?). This outfit also gives me a wonderful excuse to wear a pair of red pumps. However, I have a love-hate relationship with bodycon dresses. They can be very flattering (when standing correctly and wearing appropriate underwear) and generally they come in cute prints. Every once in… Read more »

Shop the look: Cardigans, boots and scarfs are staples once the chilly winds of fall set in. This fun peacock scarf and bright cardigan are a sure way to stand out and still be cozy. This peacock scarf from ModCloth is my favorite scarf at the moment. It’s very unique and can be worn with a plethora of outfits. I’ve styled it with everything from sweatshirts to dresses, and it works. The material is high quality but not too heavy…. Read more »

Shop the look: I love Star Wars. Let’s be clear, though. When I say I love Star Wars, I’m referring to the originals… not those darn prequels with Jar Jar Binks in them. I also would like the world to be aware of my love of the original trilogy. What better way to showcase this, than with a one-of-a-kind Star Wars dress? I bought this dress off Etsy from a lady who makes them out of old Star Wars t-shirts…. Read more »

Shop the look: Say what you will of the garbage-rummaging raccoon, you won’t change my mind on how cute this sweater is. I don’t know if raccoon will be making their way onto the fashion scene with quite the zealousness of say… all things owl. I do, however, love cute, unique, novelty clothes, and this Sugarhill Boutique sweater embodies all of these things.

The seasons are changing and so is my hair. (Ha!) I’ve been a blonde for about 10 years, until this week. My good friend and stylist over at Beyond Beautiful Salon talked me into trying something different this time, and I’m sure glad she did. It was time for a change, my hair was getting rather see-through and damaged. I’m loving being a brunette, my hair seems so much thicker and shinier, but what do you think? Let me know… Read more »

Shop the look: At first glance this may not look like the most exciting outfit. Once you look a little closer, though, there are some rather unique aspects to this ensemble. My favorite part is the custom Octopus TOMS. I don’t have any particular love for octopus, but there’s just something about these TOMS! Obviously, TOMS are awesome and comfortable (and they come in wide!), but having a custom pair is so much more fun. I ordered this pair from… Read more »

This weekend was all about being comfortable. The only things I felt like wearing were my yoga capris and a sweatshirt (I’m still blaming the laziness on last weekend’s marathon). I had to go out in public, though, so a maxi skirt and loose-fitting dress were a nice compromise. (There are two separate outfits in this post.) It’s All Black & White

Shop the look: The trees may already be donning their fall colors, but that didn’t stop me from breaking out a summer dress one last time. I had bought this particular dress in an effort to break away from my favorite A-line style dress. I’m a bit of a prude when it comes to my clothes. I’ve never felt comfortable showing much for skin or wearing anything clingy. When this dress went on sale for less than $20, about a… Read more »

Shop the look: Here in Wisconsin, we are already reverting back to our normal chilly weather wardrobe. Summer was short-lived, but that’s OK, a comfy cardigan with peonies on it can brighten anyone’s cold weather blues. While summer will be sorely missed, it was nice to cuddle into a warm, soft sweater again and slip on a pair of jeans. This soft red colored cardigan, with little peonies embroidered on it, is wonderful. Not only is it adorable, it is… Read more »

Shop the look: When visiting the absolutely amazing Lambeau Field, jerseys may be the normal attire. However, for my first “Lambeau Leap,” I made it a slightly more fancy affair. OK, so it wasn’t an actual Lambeau Leap…there’s a new bronze statue in front of Lambeau Field where fans can pretend they’re doing a Lambeau Leap (and it’s pretty awesome!). I should also point out I am a Cheesehead, and quite proud of it. Haha! For this special occasion, I… Read more »

fan midi skirt

There are skirts. And then there are skirts that make you want to twirl and skip through a park, not caring who’s looking. This skirt is definitely the latter. It’s incredibly comfortable and flattering. I love that it’s pleated and has little velvet fans on it (that title makes more sense now, right? Haha). I also love it because it’s a good “in-between” material… meaning it’s thick enough to put some tights on and wear in the winter, but not… Read more »

  Two piece swimsuits tend to incite panic in most ladies (myself included), but with fun retro suits like this polka dot bikini… there’s no need to worry! The moment this swimsuit came in the mail, I threw it on and went to the lake and wore it for about 8 hours. It was comfortable for the entire time, and I never once worried about any part of my butt or chest being exposed in any way (wahoo!). Which is… Read more »

If I could, I would wear a sweatshirt every single day. There’s something so comforting about snuggling into a warm, fuzzy sweatshirt. And given that about 9 months out of the year in Wisconsin we’re freezing our butts off…having a warm wardrobe is a must. This hoodie is a godsend. It’s warm, soft, cozy and it’s actually dressy. I can wear this out-to-eat, to work, just running to the grocery store, or you know..a walk through the woods. And these… Read more »

Blue is not normally a color I gravitate to, but this dress and these shoes had me rethinking my favorite colors. This A-line dress is perfect for a summer wedding. It is a nice, light cotton that breathed well and wasn’t see-through. I was comfortable the entire day. And I received a ton of compliments on it! Stilettos are also not my usual footwear, but these were easy enough for me to walk in. I was able to wear them… Read more »