Alter Egos


Lili of Relatable Style is hosting a link-up of bloggers and their alter egos.  Here’s my little mash-up of my own personal styles – A little bit edgy, a little bit sporty, a little bit playful and a little bit classic: Clockwise from the top left: Versace Leather Jacket Old Navy Camo Jacket Polka Dots + […]

Black Friday + A Lighting Ceremony Outfit


Are you planning to brave the early morning (or late night as the case may now be,) long lines, and deal-snatching attitudes of Black Friday?  I’ve composed a list of some of my favorite stores and their deals (online and in stores): Orchard Corners/Oak Park Mall Nordstrom Rack: Go to their facebook page for a […]

Body Image and Why I’m Grateful


Body Image?  Gratitude?  In the same sentence?  Not usually.  A fellow blogger is hosting a link-up about things we are grateful for (or like) about ourselves – on the outside.  You know, the parts everyone can see. I came up with one: 1.  At least I’m not short.  I don’t want to be short, but I don’t […]

Military Geek


Or Chic.  Whatever. I entered this photo for the Element Eden Guest Blogger Contest.  If you like it, I could use your vote (you know, the infamous “like” button.)  A few outfit shots: Jacket: Old Navy Dress: Old Navy Shoes: Puma A bit of photography fun: sunset and wind. My sons asked me to photograph them […]

Hitler’s Gestapo, Marlon Brando, The Ramones, and Versace


What do they have in common?  Leather jackets.  Jacket: Versace for H&M Shirt: Old Navy Pants: Gap Shoes: Enzo Angiolini Handbag: Versace for H&M

Versace for H&M: A Review


H&M, how do I love thee?  Let me count the ways: 1. Complimentary croissants and drink from Starbucks while we waited 2. Designer collaborations consumers actually like (Karl Lagerfeld, Donatella Versace, etc.,) 3.  Friendly and helpful Sales Associates 4.  Well organized, non-mob style shopping (except for that opening day – that was a zoo!) Turtleneck: Banana […]

H&M Has Finally Arrived


Ten years after my first sale at an H&M (in Europe,) the Swedish retailer has finally come to Kansas City!  I’m headed to the Grand Opening today at noon (located at 440 W. 47th Street) and my hopes are high.  Let’s hope this store is all it promises to be and more (especially after the […]

Baby, It’s Cold Outside


Also, my bangs may be trying to eat my face. Necklace: Target Vest: Forever21 Dress: JCrew Wannbe Brogues: Old Navy I still think that fur vests are not flattering on me, but guess what?  I’ve decided to wear them anyway!  I’ve also been painstakingly reminded of why I hate bangs.  What am I supposed to do […]

Busy Little BumbleBee


Sunglasses: Target Scarf: Target (birthday gift from my Brother & His Wife) Shirt: JCrew Pants: Jennifer Lopez (for Kohls) Shoes: Converse (via Nordstrom Rack) I’m glad I checked out the first wave of the Jennifer Lopez for Kohls collection. It seems like the more stuff Kohls releases, the more it looks…….like Jennifer Lopez designed it.  […]