Designer Spotlight: Swati Padmaraj of Atiz

Swati Padmaraj was a chemist who turned into a fashion designer. -PJ Gach...more

July 2014 Life Favorites

July has come and gone by far too fast. There have been many exciting adventures this past month. Two of which were presentations for school. This month, around the 15th, I will officially be done with my Master's program. I am excited and a little nervous about this new chapter in my life. I plan on working in my field and then someday pursuing a doctorates (hopefully, and well into the future). I am excited about all the new changes that are about to unfold in my life and am optimistic about the future. ...more

A magical night out : outfit ideas and tips for a romantic evening date

So the guy you have had your eye on for a few weeks suddenly walks up to you and asks you out on a romantic and beautiful evening dinner. After your heart stops doing somersaults, you discover you have nothing to wear. This is a fancy evening out, and you want to make an unforgettable impression on your new guy (who looks like Hugh Jackman, because that is who I always picture in this scenario). So if you are fretting about your unusually formal first date, don't worry....more

A Week Into Mom Approved Outfits

This has been one busy week, from taking care of a toddler that came down with a stomach bug to attending an after hour networking events, nonetheless I wanted to share with you a couple outfits from my week.  Notice that my outfits are affordable and accessible, basically mom approved.  Click under each photo for details on each thing I am wearing. What are you wearing this week?...more
These outfits are just right :) great tips girl.more

Not a Dressy Suit Kinda Girl

This week's Fashion Friday girl is one of my dearest and most beautiful friends. Janet and I went to high school together, were HighSteppers  together, and have kept in touch through Facebook and lunches together for years. She is the perfect example of how we can stay fashionable after the nest empties....more

Lilly Pulitzer

My fashionista friend asked me to turn her favorite Lilly Pulitzer quotes and patterns into illustrations!  I had never heard of her before but I fell in love with the patterns after working on this project.   Painting the patterns gave me a better insite on how difficult pattern design is.  Color, line, shade, composition...!    I definatly have a different appreciation of those in fashion illustration. ...more

Friday Favorites for date night...

Friday Favorites...  ...more
Bpnjour, Ma Cherie - is that French on your t-shirt? Please let me know, and if so, please ...more

Short Suited.

Shorts + pumps are sorta my thing. And I rarely turn down a good blazer, especially when they come with the sleeves pre-scrunched. (I’m like the Kansas City girl version of Miami Vice.)Separates are a trend I’ve been working into my wardrobe lately, as is orange in all its forms– so imagine my delight when I came across this coral shorts suit from Victoria’s Secret....more

Casual Weekend Wear

I love myself a nice casual weekend!  Here is an outfit from last weekend that I loved.  I love shopping at our local boutiques and supporting local shops! This sweater is from The GypsyBarn Boutique and the trucker hat is Bendite Clothing Company.  Make sure you check out their websites linked in our blog here (they can ship to you)!!...more

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