bondi dragonfly mural

Shop the look:   Guilty as a charged, folks! I know it’s been less than a month since you last saw this skirt…and I do try to do a slightly better job of not being a repeat offender when it comes to my outfit posts. Not to say that I don’t feature the same clothing items on here again and again. I just generally try to space out statement pieces a few months at a time. However, I couldn’t stop… Read more »

blanket scarf and modcloth dress

Shop the post: Alright, so I am a bit late to this trend…I think about two years late, actually. Are blanket scarves even trendy anymore? Probably not. Haha. But I’ve always been hesitant to invest in anything trendy and am usually the last blogger to jump on board. But this is one trend I was really missing out on! (And will continue to wear whether it’s “cool” or not!) While I was home for the holidays in Wisconsin, my mom… Read more »

Wilsons Leather Jacket

Shop the look: I know, the first thing that comes to mind for most people when getting dressed for a special occasion, like a wedding anniversary, is NOT a quirky Star Wars shirt, red leather jacket and a super fun Betsey Johnson camera purse. But, I’m not most people. Haha. My husband and I celebrated our 4th year of marriage on January 4th (last week). And, we originally didn’t have any big plans for it. However, we tried a couple… Read more »

modcloth striped skirt

Shop the look: Look! There’s snow! And I’m wearing an honest-to-goodness winter outfit – the first one in many moons! Haha. Don’t worry this isn’t Sydney. This was actually my Christmas Eve outfit for when I was back home by my family. I passed up the traditional red and green outfit for a couple of reasons this year. First being I really wanted to wear this outfit but it’s been too warm in Sydney, haha. The top and the skirt… Read more »

shein floral maxi skirt

Shop the look: I think I am officially at the age where it’s becoming acceptable to forget how old I am. Not that I’m implying I’m super old…I just kind of feel after the age of 21 (for us folks in the United States at least), age is just a number and doesn’t really matter all that much anymore. I honestly had to think about it for a moment when everyone asked how old I was turning this year, haha…. Read more »

map skirt modcloth

Shop the look: These are the only photos from my trip to the Australian Outback where you won’t see me sweating profusely in crummy, old workout clothes. Haha. Most of my time in Uluru was spent being active, but for this night, I had a special candlelit dinner in the desert to go to (there’ll be a separate post on that), and wearing my map skirt, once again, felt like the perfect occasion. (I love wearing this skirt when I’m… Read more »

Stylewe skirt

Shop the look: My oh my, it is nice to take a little break from having the city as my backdrop! Look, there are trees and grass in this post! Haha. Don’t get me wrong, I really enjoy living in all the hustle and bustle and excitement of the city, but when it comes to taking photos for the blog – I much prefer being in a quite wooded area by myself. I get incredibly anxious posing and twirling around… Read more »

JORD watches outfit

Shop the look: There are so many pieces in this outfit that I’m excited about I hardly know where to start! And you can even win my favorite part of the outfit! I think I’ll save that part for last, though. This outfit started with going on a ModCloth binge and ordering enough to get my free international shipping, haha. I finally invested in an Ooh La La Lady top and LOVE it. Bonus for it fitting perfectly with my… Read more »

featuredfashionistabrittneyg

Meet Brittney! She’s this month’s Featured Fashionista and a creative force to be reckoned with! Many of you ModCloth-lovers may recognize Brittney from ModCloth’s “#fashiontruth” campaign. And she’s also the incredibly talented Art Director for Jonesboro-based magazine, “Occasions!” The ModCloth campaign (that we’ll talk more about shortly) is where I had originally been introduced to Brittney and how amazing and creative she is. And through the magic of social media, I felt I came to know Brittney even better. I’ve… Read more »

MODCLOTH DRESS - KATE SPADE BAG

Shop the look: This past week has been interesting…to say the least. And more than enough random things have been getting mixed up or broken. You know the washing machine incident from my last post…and now my trusty cream colored, leather purse, I’ve had for ages, finally broke (to name a couple of this week’s random mishaps). One of the straps disconnected itself…and went to purse heaven. I had been hoping it would make it until Christmas because my Christmas/birthday… Read more »

pleated skirt outfit remix

I had a sneaking suspicion that this skirt was going to be versatile when I bought it years ago…but I didn’t expect to get quite this much use out of it! I knew that it’s been on the blog a lot, but I didn’t realize I was already up to 7 times! This was one good investment piece (and the stretchy waistband is super comfy). However, it’s never been the center of an outfit post. It’s always been more of… Read more »

grey trench coat

Shop the look: Right now, I have boots, trench coats and scarves on my mind. However, it’s spring here! So, I am really struggling at the moment, haha. It feels so strange to be going through the motions of spring again! But I was able to compromise with myself. I needed a new lightweight coat, as I hadn’t really packed much for coats or jackets, other than a jean jacket. In Wisconsin, it felt like I always went from short… Read more »

Esther Williams swimsuit

Shop the look: This isn’t the first time any of these vintage inspired items have been featured on my blog…but it’s the first time I ever put them all together for one great, big vintage inspired/retro look! Haha. And if this setting looks familiar, it’s the same beach where my beach look from last week was featured…they were both worn on the same day, actually. I wore the dress for traveling and the suit to jump in the ocean with…. Read more »

Striped Maxi Dress

Shop the look: This past weekend was my first time going to the beach here in Japan! It was nearly 100 degrees Fahrenheit all weekend, so it was either air conditioning or the beach for activities. The trip to the Kamakura Beach from our apartment in Tokyo took a little over an hour by train…so, comfort was the name of the game. I wore this light, floaty maxi dress for the trip to stay nice and cool. (The walk from… Read more »

Marvel outfit

What a great way to end the weekend! My blog post “Adventures in Harajuku” has been selected by Independent Fashion Bloggers for this week’s Links à la Mode! Just a reminder of what Links à la Mode is, it is a weekly roundup of 20 of the best blog posts selected by the site, Independent Fashion Bloggers. (You can read the full guidelines for submitting your posts to IFB, here.) Then, if you’re selected, you post the roundup in a… Read more »

ueno zoo panda entrance

Shop the look:   Going to see incredibly adorable pandas calls for wearing panda-themed clothing! Haha. We visited the Ueno Zoo here in Tokyo, which is home to two cute pandas named Shin Shin and Ri Ri. I just couldn’t be living this close to pandas without seeing them at least once! But I’m going to make you guys wait until tomorrow’s post to see the actual pandas. (Plus a whole bunch of other incredible animals). For today, we’ll just… Read more »

Shein crop top

Shop the look: I have been working up the courage to wear a crop top for years now…and I’ve finally taken the plunge! But thanks to my lovely high-waisted shorts and midi skirt collection that I’ve been adding to over the years… I don’t actually have to show skin unless I want to. As you can see with this outfit, I’m not really showing my midriff, unless I’m reaching for something. (I did have a little skin showing when I… Read more »

ModCloth Marine Bio Skirt

Shop the look:   I do confess, I wear this skirt entirely too much. It was one that I should never have bought because I really don’t need any more skirts. (I talked about that at length in this post.) But fortunately, I have been getting an absolute ton of use out of it. It’s become my new favorite exploring skirt…because it’s just dressy enough to make me feel cute, but it’s casual enough I can get away with wearing… Read more »

Map of the world skirt ModCloth

Shop the look:   I have been waiting to wear this outfit for around 4 months. I had bought this map skirt thinking it would be fun to wear once our visas for Australia were approved. I even paid a few dollars extra for shipping on the skirt…just in case our visas were approved quickly. As we now know, that was not the case…but last week, I was finally able to break this outfit out! (You can click here to… Read more »

ModCloth marine bio skirt

Shop the look:   My self-control, that I was bragging about in my previous wishlist post, has completely gone to heck. Does this skirt look familiar? Haha, yeah, it’s the ModCloth one from my spring wishlist that I wanted but swore to myself I wasn’t going to buy. (Because I certainly have quite the collection of skirts already.) After I ordered it (in a moment of weakness), I even told myself I was going to just try it on and… Read more »

Stylish Surprise dress

Shop the look:   New Orleans is fabulous, guys! I’m having a blast! And don’t worry these photos are not from The Big Easy…it’s much greener there, haha. I took these in Wisconsin just before I left. (And a reminder, you can see photos from my trip on Instagram.) And I’m sorry, I know this dress has been featured on my blog a ton already. However, I love, love, love it! And can you ever have too much of a… Read more »

PSA: ModCloth’s Stylish Surprise is happening right NOW (3/29/2016) click here for dresses, click here for shoes and click here for apparel. If you need more info on the stylish surprise event, just click here. The days are getting longer, the air is slightly warmer and visions of pastels and floral prints are dancing in my head. Spring is here, and there are so many fun things I wish I had in my closet. I haven’t been doing wishlists posts… Read more »

thredUP Spring Capsule Wardrobe

Welcome to Day 2 of my Spring Capsule Wardrobe week! Out of this whole week of outfits, I think this one is my favorite. It has everything in it that makes my heart happy. It includes a very comfortable floral print dress that doesn’t wrinkle…and I have novelty flats & a novelty bag. How can you not be happy when you have panda shoes and an ice cream cone bag? Haha. If you missed yesterday’s post, just a quick reminder… Read more »

ModCloth skirt & shoes

Shop the look: Guess what? There was another snowstorm in Wisconsin this week. Shocking, I know. Haha. It sure makes for some pretty photos, though. And in case you couldn’t tell. I really love using these pine trees as a backdrop. The way the snow sticks to them makes it look like I’m living in a winter wonderland! And when you’re living in a winter wonderland, you have to bundle up a bit. I’m really loving hats at the moment…. Read more »

Kitty Sweatshirt ModCloth

Shop the look: We had a little snowstorm here in Northeast Wisconsin. It was nothing comparable to Winter Storm Jonas…but we did get about 5 inches of snow on top of however many inches we already had. It was enough to make driving a pain…but also make the world look beauuuutiful. I decided to take full advantage of this winter wonderland yesterday.. and had a little fun playing out in the snow for this outfit post. I know I won’t… Read more »

stylish surprise cardigan

Remember last week when I said that I was getting back in the habit of dressing up and such? I take it back! That’s because that was before the temperature dipped into the single/negative digits. I’m right back to wearing cozy cardigans and boots – sorry! But this particular cardigan I’ve been meaning to show you all for quite a while, now. This fun, asymmetrical, cardigan was my “apparel” mystery item in ModCloth’s Stylish Surprise this last fall. Again, this… Read more »

Lilee Fashionyamanto dress

Shop the look: Cozy outfits have been fun and all, but it’s time to get back to some fancier attire. And what better way to get back in the habit of dressing up, than with this vintage-inspired, fancy, frock? I’m a goner for a dress with polka dots and one that is fit and flare…and has some sleeves, too! So, basically this dress was made for me. Plus, it fits like a glove, and I’m also happy with how it’s… Read more »