Have you ever had a piece of clothing you liked so much that you never wore it? I know that may sound a little crazy, but I’ll explain myself. This dress was something I knew I wanted the second I saw it on ModCloth’s “New Arrivals” section. However, I tried to not be an impulse buyer, and instead put it on my Wishlist and thought about it for a few days. By the time I decided I needed this dress… Read more »

fanskirt

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 »

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 »

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: 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 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 »

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: 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 »

  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 »