Clarity and Chaos in NYC

My body is still trying to warm up post-NYC. Apparently, my Michigan-bred blood has already [and pathetically] thinned to an LA-sort-of-level. Thin blood aside, New York woke me up. To new sounds, new ideas, new dreams. There’s something about the Big Apple that requires me to grow up. Perhaps it’s because the city leaves me no choice but to identify clarity somewhere within chaos; mindfulness within madness; peace within prolonged…. Read more

Holiday Trenches + Hostess Gifts

Growing up, my parents begged me to dress up for Christmas Eve. During my stubborn years, I wore my fanciest pajamas (Barney-themed, obviously). And during my tween years, I snagged my big sister’s stilettos. Fast forward to adulthood, and I’ve got my own fancy favorites for the holidays. Among them is a white trench that dresses up even the most casual pieces. Try pairing a classic coat of yours with simple…. Read more