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Budget Friendly Fashion

a story of love (and loss)

There are few love stories that can compare to the tried-and-true tale of a crazy cat lady (CCL) and her furry feline, and though I have a handful of friends who are exceptionally devoted to their mousers, there is one in particular who loves…

February 3, 2017
Fashion Minimalism

because not wearing clothes is illegal

New Year’s resolutions are not really my thing. If I’ve ever made one, I certainly didn’t stick to it. But this year will be different. Let’s rewind. To ring in 2017, I had plans to attend a glitterati themed New Year’s Eve party, and…

January 11, 2017

have less stuff: an anti black friday gift guide

In my experience, the most important part of getting the Black Friday deals of a lifetime is this: don’t. Don’t get lured out to the stores as soon as the pie has been served. Don’t [literally] fight the crowds in the name of saving…

November 23, 2016

this one’s on the house

Can anyone tell me why every dressing room in the history of dressing rooms has hideous florescent lighting that makes me want to put my clothes back on as soon as I take them off?...…

August 31, 2016

skeletons in the closet

I once had a girl accidentally hurl an entire glass of pinot noir at my white linen shirt and then say...…

August 25, 2016
Fashion Minimalism

basically, be basic

My husband gets a big kick out of ordering a martini and then following with, “My grandfather once told me that martinis are like a woman’s breasts...…

July 21, 2016
Fashion Travel


The husband and I spent the last two weeks in Italy. We did a bit of touring, a lot of eating, and some serious shopping. ‘Merica. I’m generally not one to buy luxury brands directly from the stores...…

July 7, 2016

old stripe, new stripe, bold stripe, blue stripe

Sometimes I’m way ahead of the trends. Way. Like a few years ago I started pegging my jeans and my husband was slightly mortified (However, I’d like the jury to note that he pegged his linen pants just yesterday)...…

June 20, 2016

i like big buds and i cannot lie

Get it? Because flowers? On my jacket? Okay, good, just checking. I tend to be more of a blue girl than a pink girl. More of a jeans girl than a dress girl. More of a geometric girl…

May 3, 2016