Spring 2016 Sales

It’s that time of year when many websites start having big spring sales. I don’t know about you, but I’m sure sick of sweaters and winter coats right about now. These sales can be oh so tempting as your screen is flooded with swimsuits, summer dresses, and sandals for days, but let us not forget that […]

2016 Spring Fashion Trends

The arrival of spring is always a much anticipated event. Brighter colors, shorter hems and lighter materials all begin to peek out in hopes of warmer temperatures ahead. This year, I think we’ll be seeing a few trends hitting the scene that we haven’t seen for a few decades. First and foremost, flare and wide […]

Think Spring

Now that we are over halfway through the month of February, I feel like it’s high time we start talking about spring! Living in the midwest, I often start dreaming of spring as soon as the first snow falls. This year, however, we’ve had such a mild winter that it seems my day dreaming has […]

Brand Spotlight // Rock Salt Vintage

Over the past year, I have made a concerted effort to seek out products that support organic agriculture, fair-trade and sweat-shop free products, and local and independent businesses. I often ask myself, “Is this item made in line with my values? Am I supporting the local economy? Are the people who produce this item treated and compensated […]

In My Bag | Palm Springs

With temperatures dipping below zero, I’m afraid winter has officially hit the midwest. I suppose we should be thankful we’re saying that for the first time mid-January, but our trip to Palm Springs couldn’t have come at a better time. With plans to hike Joshua Tree, explore midcentury architecture, and lay by the pool, 75 and […]

Conscious Consumption

Conscious consumption is a social movement based upon an increased awareness of the impact our purchasing decisions have on the environment, our health, and our life as a whole. Terms such as simple, whole, green, fresh, organic, clean, natural, sustainable, minimal, and quality may come to mind. It is the re-evaluation of work-life balance in order to spend more of […]

Simplicity

When I was home a few weekends ago, I helped my Mom start the arduous task of cleaning out her closet – that should really read closets (no less than three, mind you), but who’s counting. Oh, and by clean I really mean purge everything. You know, just your average Sunday afternoon. 🙂 I purged everything […]

The Gre(y)t Sweater Debate | Final Decision

1. The Cashmere Crew by Everlane  |  2. .06 Heather Light Grey Lightweight Alpaca Sweater by Zady  |  3. Wool Cashmere Crewneck Sweater by Cuyana  |  4. The Slouchy Cashmere V-Neck by Everlane  |  5. .01 The Sweater – Light Grey by Zady If you’re anything like my husband, you may be wondering, so which sweater did you choose?! I think he’s […]

The Gre(y)t Sweater Debate

I’m on the hunt for the perfect grey sweater. Sounds simple, right? Well here is the criteria I’m working with… I want something that is the perfect light grey color – not too dark, not too light. It must be suuupppeerrrr soft. I love quality materials like wool, cashmere and alpaca, but I have extremely sensitive […]