Meet Brittney! She’s April’s Featured Fashionista and the creative mind behind “Brittslook.” You may already recognize her from her viral video where she shares a fun beauty hack of curling her hair with a straightener and tinfoil. (It has nearly 26 million views on Facebook!) Her page, Brittslook, shows a wide range of hair and makeup styles that are unique and easy to try. Many of these posts are accompanied by her fabulous video tutorials. Brittney started making videos as a fun… Read more »

Shop the look: I spent almost an entire weekend admiring a plethora of flowering tress. My husband and I went to visit the cherry blossoms (and magnolia blossoms) in Washington, D.C. So, this seemed to be an appropriate time for me to wear a dress with flowers on it. I’ve had this dress for a really, really long time. It’s actually from Hollister, which means it had to have been bought circa high school. Ha. I haven’t worn it in… Read more »

It’s the most wonderful time of year…cherry blossom season! Ever since I moved to the East Coast I’ve been hearing nonstop how I need to visit Washington, D.C. when the cherry trees blossom. So, my husband and I figured we better make a trip when this happens! We planned our weekend by following the “Bloom Watch” website that let us know roughly when the peak bloom will happen. The National Park Service predicted that this would be between April 11-14…. Read more »

  “When you play a game of thrones, you win or you die.” George R.R. Martin George R.R. Martin’s ability to build characters and tear them down, is absolutely unparalleled. When reading/watching the Game of Thrones series, your favorite character is never safe, and absolutely anything can happen in the blink of eye (literally anything, from direwolves to white walkers…there’s all kinds of crazy stuff). This series is also unique because the book series and the television series are both… Read more »

Shop the look: This is a post about love and betrayal. OK, just kidding. But it sort of feels that way. I have developed quite the love affair with ModCloth. However, after a recent trip to NYC, I discovered a new (to me) clothing store that sent my heart aflutter in ways I only thought ModCloth ever could. I know this will sound insane to most people who live in the civilized world, but I just discovered how dreamy H&M… Read more »

Shop the look: Notice how I am not wearing a jacket, sweater or any other cold weather apparel in these photos. Spring may finally have arrived, folks! It actually made it above freezing here, one day actually made it over 70 degrees Fahrenheit! And it even felt humid. So, it was finally time to break out the light colors and celebrate! My pink pants I’ve had for a couple years, and I actually bought them at the same time as this top… Read more »

Shop the look: After doing a little traveling over the past couple weeks, I realized I have never done an actual “travel” outfit post. I guess this is usually because my travel outfits aren’t what you would call exciting, and I usually look rather windblown in travel pictures. Haha. I’m just not someone who can wear heels all day or have my hair curled perfectly… and be exploring a new city (but if you can, more power to you!). It’s… Read more »

Our little, whirlwind trip up to New York City was nothing short of an unforgettable adventure. There are so many things to do and see in this city, sleeping seems like a silly waste of time (and as the title suggests, we hardly slept at all). I went to New York with my friends for a few days, after they were so kind as to help me move into my apartment. But before I talk about New York, I want… Read more »

Shop the look:   “Whenever you feel like criticizing any one,” he told me, “just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.” -Nick Carraway, The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby is a book I’ve loved ever since I read it in high school. It’s one of those books I keep rereading, year after year, and I still get lost in Gatsby’s lonely world of glitz and glamour. This will always be one… Read more »

After driving more than a thousand miles, we finally made it to the East Coast, and I am settled into my new home in Princeton! Wahoo! Sorry I haven’t been very active on the blog or my social media sites. These past couple weeks have been a crazy whirlwind, and I’m having a hard time sorting through it all to even know where to start! I think what I will do is talk a bit about our road trip, just… Read more »

Meet Hillary! She’s this month’s Featured Fashionista and a makeup extraordinaire. Hillary is the creative gal behind the YouTube channel “Haute Hills,” which features her fun and energetic makeup tutorials. She makes trying new makeup looks and products a fun and easy experience. However, makeup isn’t Hillary’s only passion. She also has a blossoming career in PR and is a talented photographer. Her career is actually taking a very exciting turn, as she prepares to move to a different city, but… Read more »

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Shop the look: I absolutely love this green skirt, with its little velvet fans. And I really wanted to show you all how fun this skirt from ModCloth is. So, I had a little dance party in the driveway all by myself. Haha. I included some blooper photos of me really looking like a fool, (they’re at the end of the post) to show how about 90 percent of the pictures taken actually looked. (Hence, why the neighbors are a… Read more »

Shop the look: The sun is actually shining and it feels like spring is almost here. The temperatures are above freezing for the first time in months! And while the flowers aren’t blooming yet (here at least), I was hoping to feel a little more spring-like with some flowers in my hair. I bought this flower crown a few months ago, and I really enjoy wearing it. One day I will get a more detailed one, from one of the… Read more »

Shop the look: I’m on a bit of a grey clothing kick lately, and I’m blaming it on the gloomy, cold weather we’re dealing with. (I refuse to make any 50 Shades of Grey references, though. Ick! Not a fan of that whole book/movie.) On a brighter note, though, it’s supposed to be beautiful weather next week! This grey dress I’ve had for a few years, and I tend to break it out during the fall and early winter. I… Read more »

Pride & Prejudice sweater

Shop the look:   It is a truth universally acknowledged that Pride & Prejudice is one of the best books ever written. I have been re-reading it at least once a year for about about the past 12 years. I am a really big Jane Austen fan, let’s just say. Pride & Prejudice is indeed my favorite book. And just like with my favorite movies, if I can find clothes that allow me to show off this love…you better believe… Read more »

It took me a few tries before I was finally able to write this post. I guess I am just in denial that we are actually leaving Stevens Point, Wisconsin…which has been our home for the past year and a half. I’m probably going to be a bit of an emotional wreck by the time I actually finish it. When my husband and I first found out we were moving to Stevens Point, I remember being very disappointed and thinking “What… Read more »

Shop the look: I know technically you aren’t supposed to like villains. However, I think there are a few exceptions to this rule…starting with The Winter Soldier. Loki and Magneto would also fall into this category, but The Winter Soldier really holds a special place in my heart. He is just such a bad ass! (Excuse my potty mouth.) And it’s not as though he wants to be the bad guy…but before I get going on a rant I’ll switch… Read more »

Meet Kara! She’s February’s Featured Fashionista and one-half of the husband and wife team that has created the virtual wardrobe app, “Dressed.” This fabulous app makes planning your daily outfit a cinch, but we’ll get to the details in a moment. Kara is originally from the US, and has moved to Australia for her career as a marine biologist (and yes, she will talk about sharks in this feature!). Kara always looks amazing for work with the most beautiful vintage… Read more »

Shop the look: I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine’s Day! This year was actually the first year since my husband and I started dating that we went out and did something. We usually order a pizza and binge watch Netflix (say what you will, but that is our ideal evening). We dressed up fancy and went out for a nice meal this year because our days in Wisconsin are numbered. Therefore, we wanted to get out and enjoy as… Read more »

Shop the look: This isn’t the first time I’ve worn this dress on my blog. However, this time I’ve styled it to be cold weather friendly. Maybe it’s the white tights, but now I can’t help but think I was trying to look like Alice in Wonderland in this post. I was not a fan of Alice in Wonderland when I was growing up, though. It scared me, along with E.T. and The Wizard of Oz. (I know, I was… Read more »

Shop the look: It’s that time of year where dreams of flowers and warmer weather are dancing in our heads. However, there’s still snow on the ground, and there’s no end to the chilly temperatures in sight. This outfit is my attempt to brighten up my cold weather blues but still be warm and cozy. I love the embroidered peonies on this sweater and the bright reddish pink color. It’s a nice cardigan for spring, but it’s still warm enough… Read more »

Shop the post: I am really excited to show this dress off on my blog, finally. It is my absolute favorite dress, and I have been waiting for the perfect time to wear it. I really thought this weekend was it. However, Mother Nature did not agree. As you can see from the pictures above, I’m hiding in a doorway with the exact same pose in all of my pictures. That’s because it was less than 10 degrees Fahrenheit, which… Read more »

Shop the post: I’m continuing my theme from my last post, which is finding clothes you can picture yourself wearing 5 years from now. This outfit is primarily made up of clothes that are 5+ years old, as well. I have actually had this American Eagle sweater for longer than I could drive. That’s right, I’ve had this sweater since I was 15 years old…and it is still one of my favorite sweaters! I wear it every winter, and it… Read more »

Shop the look: Buy clothes you can picture yourself wearing years from now. Don’t buy something simply because it’s trendy. I know the less I worry about what’s in style, the happier I am with my fashion choices. Every single thing I am wearing in this post is 5+ years old, and I have worn nearly every single piece to death. This shirt is one of my favorites to wear in the winter. I’ll wear it for the holidays, going out… Read more »

Shop the look: I am a huge fan of Marvel Comics. So, imagine my excitement when I opened up a present that contained a handmade scarf, with a Marvel Comics print! My sister-in-law surprised me with it for Christmas (she knows me well). She had it made through a lady on Etsy. It is simply amazing and very well-made. This scarf is going to withstand the test of time. I love the pattern so much that I found a skirt… Read more »

Meet Cat Carney! She’s this month’s Featured Fashionista and a professional model. Some of you may recognize her as one of the darling models from ModCloth. That’s where I first saw Cat’s work as a model. I remember it clearly. It was a picture of her modeling an adorable vintage prom dress (click here to see it). She looks so pretty in it, it’s unreal. Through the magic of social media I was able to get in contact with this… Read more »

Shop the look: For this outfit post I was required to befriend the local duck population. They were initially alarmed by my panda flats (I think, I don’t speak duck very well). However, after I fed them all of my Tostitos (don’t worry, they were the organic, low sodium kind), they realized my panda flats and I were no threat. We were then able to take pictures of my fun outfit, with no trouble from the ducks. This outfit is… Read more »

Shop the look: I’m on a hair accessories kick, right now. There’s just so many fun options! I’m especially loving hippie headbands. They look like fun, modern day crowns.  I’m not completely convinced I can pull it off (and my husband informed me he’s not a fan), but I figured I would give it a shot with this gold leaf headband. I picked it up at Rue 21 for a few dollars. I am definitely too old to be in… Read more »