Fashion Forward Sneakers


Am I too old to wear high tops? I recently texted this question to my husband, as I was browsing the abundant sneaker selection at Nordstrom. I was immediately drawn to all the brightly colored, fashion forward sneakers for women. Normally, I don’t pay much attention to sneakers. I mean, I own a few pairs… [Read More]

Black and White Blazer


How you dress strongly influences how you feel and how others perceive you (like it or not). Most work days, I don’t overthink my outfit. I choose basics with a bit of flare, either a graphic print, fun jewelry, or sassy shoes. But when there’s a big meeting, I try a bit harder to look extra… [Read More]

Stylish Home Accents Under $100


To be honest, most of my home decor has been acquired out of necessity, not with as much thought as I would like. A lot of it is disposable — stuff I bought in my early-mid twenties to fill space. The majority of the pieces I love the most were gifts. One of my students… [Read More]

Monthly Best Beauty Finds


I’ve been searching for a powder with SPF for awhile. I’d heard great things about Peter Thomas Roth’s SPF powder, but I didn’t like the applicator brush and  prefer a pressed powder. I was pretty happy when I spotted this Physician’s Formula SPF pressed powder for under $15. Excited about my finding, I thought it would… [Read More]

8 Vegetarian Asparagus Recipes


Asparagus was 88 cents a pound at the grocery store last weekend. Yay! Seriously, I was really excited. Sometimes, it’s the small things in life. I know it might sound funny, but I get really excited when it’s asparagus season. My favorite quick vegetable side dish is oven roasted asparagus with olive oil and a… [Read More]

2015 Pantone Color of the Year


I’ve always been into fashion, but since I started blogging, I’ve become hyper aware of trends and styles. I didn’t even know what a Pantone color was until about a year ago. Now that I follow color trends more closely, I was super excited when they announced marsala as the 2015 Pantone color of the… [Read More]

Model Mom Style: Eclectic Style


I’m so excited to introduce you to our newest Model Mom, Aimee. I met Aimee through one of our previous model moms, Andrea. Aimee was kind enough to let us shoot at her gorgeous, newly remodeled home. The moment she opened her large wooden front door, I felt an immense warmth and kindness radiating from… [Read More]

Negative Space Manicure


My favorite nail art trend is the negative space manicure. So what is negative space? In the art world, negative space is the space around and between objects that make interesting shapes, not the shape of the object itself. The negative space manicure trend had a major moment last fall and this spring at Fashion Week…. [Read More]

Discovering the Picacho Peak Poppies


Jade heard on NPR that the poppies were going to be in full bloom this past weekend because of all the rain and warmer temperatures we’ve had this spring. So, we took a quick road trip to see the Pichacho Peak poppies on Saturday. We’ve never been down to Picacho Peak State Park. Since it’s only a… [Read More]

Cast Iron Skillet Popeye Pizza


My husband, Jade, heard about using a cast iron skillet to make deep dish pizza while listening to the Splendid Table. We finally got a cast iron skillet last fall to make honey sage cornbread, but we haven’t used it all that much.  Jade was interested to see how a pizza would turn out in… [Read More]

My New Layered Bob

new layered bob haircut

  You know when you reach that point with trying to grow out your hair where you just can’t take it anymore? I reached that breaking point last week. I was tired of trying to grow out my bangs, layers, and blondish highlights. My hair looked so limp, so lifeless, just so blah. So I… [Read More]