Just Between Friends (in KC)


It’s back-to-school for my sons, fall has arrived in stores (which means it’s back-to-fall for stylists, scooping up what we hope to be the best trends found this season,) and I’ve just spent too much money!  Ha!  Just in time to save me before I buy my sons even more athletic wear (why am I […]

College Survival 101

An amazing College Dorm gift basket my niece is going to love!

 I recently had not just one, but two occasions to spend some quality time with my oldest niece, a soon-to-be college student.  Maybe it’s her youth combined with her attempt at maturity (she’s a great kid) but her stage in life has me both reminiscing about those glory college days and planning a super-special care […]

DSW Family Event + $100 Giveaway

DSW carries kid's shoes now!

I have some very exciting news for my midwest (hello, St. Louis!) readers (and a great giveaway to say thank you to all my readers, no matter where you live!)  Megan Davey of ChasingDavies.com and I have teamed up with DSW to host a fabulous event to celebrate their latest in-store arrivals: kid shoes!!  Now […]

Bohemian Maxi


It’s finally warm outside, and all I want to do is wear airy, white summer dresses.  I’ve seen the bohemian look on Pinterest, in magazines and in retail stores, in lace, gauzy cottons and detailed embroideries; I can’t get enough of them!  The cost of real lace (hand-made, intricate works of art) is high enough […]

Ross Dress for Less + a Giveaway

Slide-on Tennis Shoes from Ross Dress for Less Giveaway Store Openings

Ross Dress for Less just opened a new store right by my local mall (ah, just typing the word mall brings back teenage memories, lol!)  I stopped by for the Grand Opening last week, and snapped a few pics of what you will find right now in stores.  Back-to-School?  End-of-Summer clearance?  Just need to get […]

Polka Dots + Modesty

Polka Dots + Modest Swimsuits on PrettyPolishedPerfect.com

I’m officially back from summer vacation and ready for August’s weekend whirlwinds (including a very exciting upcoming event in St. Louis – so save the date for the morning of August 16th, okay?)  In the meantime: polka dots, modest swimsuits and the beach! And a discount code just for you!  Lime Ricki Piped Cream Dot […]

Pajama Pants to Dinner

Madewell Transport Tote (and pajama pants, come on!) PrettyPolishedPerfect.com

If you read anything in this post, read this: BURBERRY SILK SCARVES and NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE (you can thank me later <smiley face>).  Also, don’t forget to enter the awesome Pilates giveaway that ends on the 28th! I met up with Meg and Sandy for a business meeting/happy hour (I apparently do not like root […]

Your Booty Like Two Planets

Teeki Pants found at Fitness Culture KC - Made from recycled plastic bottles! (via PrettyPolishedPerfect.com)

It’s the middle of July, and I’m trying to shape up my butt to look like two planets (I mean, according to Jason DeRulo and Snoop Dogg Lion? that’s the new thing right?! lol)  Seriously, what is up with that song?  I had to text one of my young and hip friends to find out […]

50 Shades of Liptstick

Wild Orchid lipstick for something fun when it's too hot for anything else!

It’s finally heating up; you know, the kind of heat that makes my curls untamable and frizzy (cue headscarves!)  Not a problem you suffer from?  Count your lucky stars.  Either way, its heating up and the thought of even wearing something as simple as a belt has me breaking out in hives.   I once read […]