Summer Pinstripes.

Wearing a normally buttoned-up piece (see also: dressy, formal) with a something super casual is a great way to achieve a cool, carefree vibe without getting sloppy....more

St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital Holiday Gift Preview

It’s never too early to start your holiday shopping! -PJ Gach...more

How to Make a Cute Summer Skirt

If you want a cute new skirt to wear this summer but you don’t want to spend a lot of money on one, I have a great pattern for you. This skirt is so easy to make, you will want to make a bunch! ...more

Skinny Jeans: When Tight Gets Dangerous

A 35-year old woman wearing tight skinny jeans was helping a friend move.  After squatting while emptying cabinets all day, she had trouble moving her feet and while walking home, fell down and could not get up.  She lay on the pavement for hours before she was discovered. By the time she was discovered, her legs were so swollen they had to cut the jeans off of her, and she was hospitalized for 4 days receiving IV fluids until she could properly move her legs again....more

What to Pack for a Trip to Alaska

This breakdown is strictly for summers in Alaska; winter is a whole other novel I could write. The most important thing to pack is layers. The weather changes faster than my opinion on what I want for dinner. You can seriously experience all weather varieties in one day. Rain, sun, wind, snow: It can all happen, even in the summer. So, layers, people, l-a-y-e-r-s.  ...more

Summer Highlight Makeup


Fashion Forward

Last week I bought a new dress.It took me a long time to make up my mind to buy it. It’s not my usual thing. It’s red and fitted – no, downright snug – and cut alarmingly low in the front. It’s sophisticated and sexy. The fabric has just enough give that it’s comfortable, not confining, and I loved it from the moment I put it on....more

My June Stitch Fix: A Buy-it-All Fix?

I can’t believe that July is right around the corner and I’m just now getting my June Stitch Fix delivery. It would have been a bit earlier, but we decided to skip town and spend last week at the beach. Totally worth it… and I got the added bonus to coming home to a box of clothes!{If you are interested in checking out all of my Fix reviews, you can click here. This Fix is #21… so I’m kind of a fan!}...more
Yes, buy it all!more

Casual chic + Link Up (H54F et al)

Happy Friday everyone! I cannot tell you how relieved I am it is Friday and the weekend is  a few short hours away. It has been totally nutso crazyface at work this week, hence my lack of posts. I apologize for that. I barely had time to complete my work and errands let alone put together a post. I could have done a small post but I would rather not post at all then upload a shotty one. So let's start with the H54F model of five things from this week. Here goes:...more