How to Thrift a Versatile & Trendy Wardrobe

There’s nothing more satisfying than finding the perfect piece at a thrift store for under $20, when you know it’d cost a hundred or more to buy it new. Not only is thrift shopping a huge budget helper, but ethically it’s the better option for our planet. The fashion industry is one of the least…

Green room

Living in a room with minimal space and few options for decor (hello, plaster walls) has challenged me to reduce the amount of things I own, and use my space in a way that makes it feel less grubby and more warm and inviting by playing up it’s quirky character. One of my favorite ways…

High & Low

Goodbye bland solids and boring stretch denim. This fall the fashion world is opting for bright hues and lots of patterns, plus high-waisted trousers (think 80’s) and chunky dad sneakers. I played around with a few of these trends before I chopped my hair, and I can’t wait to try out a few more now…

Master the Summer to Fall Transition

Trying to master the transition into fall is not always easy. These few tricks have helped me become adept at easing my summer style into a fresh take on autumn: Fabric – Just because it’s still relatively warm, doesn’t mean you can’t wear a sweater. Just try pairing it with a skirt or shorts, so…

Mix & Match

This fall there are no rules when it comes to mixing patterns. If you don’t believe me, just listen to the runways. For my less in-your-face take on this trend, I paired a striped tee in one of this falls biggest colors – mustard yellow – with a great pair of vintage trousers I found…

Ethereal Summer

Tis the season for lovely summer weddings, but finding an outfit that makes you feel confident as well as comfortable is a different story. Silk can be your best friend in the summer – it’s light, soft and feminine. But sometimes a structured fabric can hold everything in place and make you feel more secure….

Red denim and Thursday Boots

Can I just say: thank god that high waisted jeans are back in style because I have short legs and scooped (is that the right word?) hips. Low rise just did not work for me. These days I’m obsessed with non-stretch denim because it holds up better during the day than that stretch denim that’s…

Redefining Beauty

Lately, I’ve tried to bring more color into my wardrobe. After spending a year or so building my arsenal of neutral basics, I’ve realized it’s time to bring in more fun pieces. This pink set from target was one of my first acquisitions – reasonably priced but made with that lovely linen-esque material that breathes…

Seeing Yourself

Let’s focus for a minute on body image. I think most of us are conditioned to view our bodies and judge them based on stereotypes of attractiveness. “My stomach looks flat, but my thighs are a little too big for my liking.” My question is – why do we focus so much on looks and…

A Weekend in the Capital

A few months ago I found out about a JetBlue fare sale, and convinced a couple of my friends to meet me in D.C. for a weekend. The timing was a bit awkward because of the discount flights, and I also happened to forget my wallet (yes, I am the worst) and delay my first…