Outfit of the Week- Matching Houndstooth

This week’s outfit comes to you from the amazing closet of my mother, proving that style can be mastered at any age. It is certainly fair to say that any style I have my mother helped me realize. I was a t-shirt and jeans girl for most of my life, still am some days, to my mother’s constant distress. I loved to get dressed up … Continue reading Outfit of the Week- Matching Houndstooth

Outfit of the Week- Spring has Sprung

“Spring has sprung on your bottoms!” Was the first thing  I heard when I walked into my office with this outfit. At first I was hesitant, I thought maybe they were too loud and loud is not usually my standard, but then I started getting compliments on the outfit and I felt good about it again. I’ve always been a little jealous of people who … Continue reading Outfit of the Week- Spring has Sprung

Lesson 1-Always Grab A Sweater

  The whole point to our trip to Florida was for the warmth. My Mémé doesn’t enjoy the cold; she keeps the heat in her house at 80 and still says she’s freezing. Well, let me tell you, she claimed it was arctic out the whole time we were in Florida and I swear to you I was wearing shorts most of the time.   … Continue reading Lesson 1-Always Grab A Sweater

Lessons from a Matriarch- Meeting my Matriarch

My grandmother, we call her Mémé which is short for Mémére is one of my biggest role models, she’s no-nonsense, doesn’t take crap from anyone, and always has something to say. At 83 she’s just starting to lose her mobility and her marbles. When I’m trying to describe my Mémé I always start with she was a nurse for nearly 40 years. Why I start … Continue reading Lessons from a Matriarch- Meeting my Matriarch

Braided Up Do

Braids, braids, and more braids. I know we’ve done a lot of braids. I’m not sorry. I love them and they are so easy, and fast, to make look awesome. So this style is all about interpretation. What does that mean? Okay, the steps of this style are the same whether you want a smooth, sleek, severe, heading off to a job interview or being … Continue reading Braided Up Do

Outfit of the Week- The Casual Blazer

This week’s outfit comes from my dear friend, former roommate, and all around good human Kiley. I’ve known Kiley for many years and I promise you she’s the queen of being artlessly casual and classy at the same time. As a teacher her outfits need to work for her. They need to be comfortable, not easily messed up, and be able to go from lecturing … Continue reading Outfit of the Week- The Casual Blazer

I heart Nails for Valentine’s Day

Today is Valentine’s day! While I don’t have any special plans it doesn’t mean my nails can’t be festive. Here are two simple and cute nail designs for Valentine’s Day.     I used Essie- Lovey Dovey pink nail polish as well as white and red nail pens. I used the pens because they have polish brushes as well, but you could easily use regular … Continue reading I heart Nails for Valentine’s Day