Style

Gotta Wear Shades

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Good Thursday morning.

It is Thursday, right?

I’m having one of those weeks where my days blend into each other and I have no clue what day it actually is. I’m deep into spring/summer personal and event styling season and that combined with end of school year activities, rehearsals, recitals, etc. makes for some pretty interesting panicked moments as I prep my daily calendar each evening before bed.

Speaking of bed, the sleep situation has been kind of sh*tty, too. Don’t you hate when you wake up at 2-3 am and start to think about all of the things you have going on the next day?

All I can say is the under eye dark circle/bag situation is REAL. That’s why I gotta wear shades.

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Style

Turning Lemons Into Lemonade

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Just like the palm print of 2016, this summer’s big print trend takes its cue from nature… or rather your local grocery store.

The lemon print trend has found it’s way into everything from home goods, to full cocktail dresses and I’m not complaining. Maybe it’s my love for all things yellow — remember THIS POST? I went out on a limb this morning and treated myself to this LEMON PRINT MATCHING SET. For whatever reason, I loved the whimsy of the lemons and the ease of the silk pajama-inspired cut.

Sometimes, you just gotta go outside your comfort zone, ya know!?

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Style

Soccer Mom Chic

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Spring has many truly lovely and wonderful things to appreciate about it.

One thing that is not quite so wonderful is the return of outdoor spring sports — especially during these last cold, wet, muddy and rainy few weeks.

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Style

Crisp White Shirt

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Anyone else suffering from a weekend hangover?

Not the typical alcohol-induced hangover type (although I won’t judge if you do!), but more the OMG-I-can’t-focus-or-do-anything-productive hangover. Both are equally terrible. A steady diet of buttered bagels, diet orange Sunkist soda and Aleve may fix the former. As for the latter, I’ve got a way better (and less caloric) solution — a crisp white shirt.

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Beauty

The BEST Drugstore Beauty Buys

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There is something totally zen about perusing the aisles of a drugstore. I could literally spend hours walking up and down those aisles inspecting the latest and greatest in beauty products.

Back in the day, it was my local, NYC 9th Avenue Duane Reade. These days, I’m more of a WALGREENS girl. Oh, and don’t even get me started on the TARGET beauty department! All these assorted drugstore beauty destinations have worked diligently to clear my head (and my occasional hormonal breakouts) and stock my bathroom with an arsenal of effective beauty products that could rival any high-end luxury brand.

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Style

The Art Of Fun

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There is nothing like a good street mural to get me excited about heading outdoors again.

As I might have mentioned over the past few years, Cleveland can be challenging when it comes to styling and physically shooting outdoors 60% of the year. The rain, sleet, snow, grey skies and sub-zero temperatures are far from inspiring. Needless to say, the moment Spring rolls around Cleveland slowly reawakens, it’s always a fun surprise to see how much has changed in the neighborhood.

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Home Decor

Boys Bedroom Design Refresh

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Motherhood is strange.

It’s full of unexpected twists and turns with new surprises around every bend. You birth this tiny human with absolutely no clue what kind of person he/she will turn out to be.  You then have the ultimate responsibility of helping to shape their story and play a supporting role. It’s like a Choose Your Own Adventure book, but you know, actually REAL and with no alternative endings!

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Link Love

Friday Link Love, Vol. 1.85

Friday Link LoveOoooopfh… this was a rough week.

The first few days back after an extended vacation are always the hardest. It feels like you’re doing things for the first time and that routine you had in place for MONTHS?!?! Yeah, forget about that. You’re starting from scratch, babe. At least I did. That 5:30 am alarm has been painful!

While all of this clearly sucks (to be blunt), the good news is that it’s Friday and we have an entire weekend ahead of us. I’ve got a few outfit shoots, some soccer games and a few family birthday celebrations to attend to. Maybe, just maybe I’ll finally get around to putting away those clean and folded vacation clothes. I know, my life is just full of crazy and spontaneous fun.

To help get the fun juices flowing why wait until Happy Hour?! Start with these Friday Link Love reads, instead.

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