Shades of Gray

Something about gray makes me feel warm and ready for winter. The color is comforting; as though to remind me January is for feeling cozy. Maybe it’s because growing up, my Michigan winters were always so gray — yet the gloom had a way of making me feel at home. To this day, I wear a lot of gray in the winter. I don’t think the color is boring or drab….. Read more

Gratefulness Begins with You

Happy Thanksgiving week! Food coma prep already started, so now I can focus on the holiday’s other purpose: gratefulness… [let’s be real — you thought about the food first, too]. As you indulge in stuffing and sweet potatoes this week, be someone others are grateful for. Smile at strangers whose spirits are broken. Call your family. Generously offer hugs. Forgive your friends. Share your happiness and promise your honesty. Begin right…. Read more

Hi | Lo Lyst: Chic Backpacks

Ever miss that euphoric feeling of back-to-school shopping? Something about it always made me giddy, even if I were merely after books and binders. Sigh.  Hopefully, you’ll all get that giddiness back with today’s post. Chic backpacks are a huge trend for fall. I’m spotting them everywhere! I went for a bargain buy at Forever 21. But, if you want to splurge on a super chic find, you’ll love our…. Read more

Festive Fashion for the Fourth

It’s about that time! The Fourth of July is my favorite day of the summer. It’s casual, carefree and celebratory — and it almost always comes through with a cocktail [or two] and a stellar fireworks show. I usually spend the holiday by the water, so I wanted to share a little red, white and blue with you from the beach. If you want to feel festive [without buying a…. Read more

Styles of a City Ballerina

Sometimes, the daydreamer in me wants to be a ballerina. Perhaps it’s the femininity about it all. Regardless, I thought what better time to fulfill my ballerina dreams than New York Fashion Week? The look felt effortlessly special. Here’s a little style secret: I’m wearing my cardigan backwards. Try it! Often times, a buttoned sweater will work both ways. Links to achieve this look are below. Happy weekend, my friends. PS. I’ve…. Read more