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You could google all the different sites about what is on trend for spring and they’ll all tell you something contradictory to what the last article said. One post I read even said that G strings are in. NO THANK YOU. This is why dressing in whatever makes you feel most comfortable and special will […]

Casual Spring Dress Trends

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Hot Trends for Spring Dresses

Midwesterners have sweaters for all occasions. They have everything from winter sweaters to ski sweaters to even spring sweaters. This past week in Michigan we had a 50-degree temperature swing. It was -9F one day and then today it was 40F with sunshine. I am so ready for warmer weather. Every morning I walk out […]

My Favorite Sweater Outfits

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Chunky Knit Sweater

According to tik tok skinny leg jeans are out as well as side parts. This is of course according to gen Z which fine call me old. I don’t care I love my skinny jeans and I love my side part. Curly hair can’t handle a middle part so there it is. However I am […]

How to Wear Straight Leg Jeans

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Sezane Straight Leg Jeans

It is hard sometimes to find the best pieces at Free People and  I’m well aware that there might be an “objects in mirror may be closer than they appear” situation. If you shop regularly at Free People you know what I’m talking about. On the model it looks like a dreamy, flowy dress perfect […]

How to find the best pieces at Free People

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Curly Hair with Cream Tunic

The year 2021 is a fresh start, a blank slate. A year that we hopefully will be able to reintroduce ourselves back into everyday society. I hope it is a chance to really get dressed again and go places. While there are some trends I am very excited to see returning like academia style fashion […]

Three Fashion Trends I wish would go away in 2021

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Three fashion trends I hope do not make a resurgence in 2021

Even during the pandemic, trends emerge and since late August academia style is back. We are at the point where we are post holiday excitement and pre spring waiting. While I do love the fresh start that January offers I long for the time of gardening, farmers markets and patio dining. However this quiet time […]

Everyday Academia Style

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Zip up plaid poncho

Nobody puts baby in a corner and nobody puts sequins back in their closet after the holiday season. It’s no secret that I am a sucker for sequin dresses or just sequins in general. You can wear a sequin dress on a gloomy January day and still feel a pit of a pep in your […]

How to wear Sequins after the Holiday Season

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Puff-sleeved Sequined Dress

I am putting together this guide to jacket styles while I’m about to assemble a rack I just bought on Amazon to house…my overflow jackets. Let me explain! I rarely if not ever get rid of my coats. Coats fit me if i’m having a skinny year or a heftier year. They’re like shoes. They […]

Your Guide to Jacket Styles

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Neon Orange Coat

I bought the first duster sweater of the season this month when I needed a brain break and popped in to free people with my pal Ashley. It’s been a while since either one of us found something we had to have and coincidentally we each found something that day. I purchased this long length […]

How to style a long duster sweater

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Grand Rapids Michigan Downtown Street Shot

I think that this caldwell boyfriend blazer from madewell might be the hero of my fall and winter wardrobe. I have worn in at least ten different ways and I keep on thinking of more and more. (ps I’ve been saving them on my pinterest board) One of my Instagram friends sent me this idea […]

Style Guide: Boyfriend Blazer

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Winter Anthropolgie Tulle Skirt

I wore this sequin tunic outfit out for an afternoon lunch with girlfriends only to return home with hands that look like they had lost circulation and were deep blue. That’s when I remembered I was wearing new indigo dyed jeans and the ink had essentially rubbed off all over my hands and legs. I […]

Layering Guide to Tunics

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Plaid Jcrew top with free people sequin sweater

Did you know before Otto was Otto I was on a mad quest to name our baby Elton if it was a boy? Joe was very much against it and said he was not going to name our son after Elton John. No matter how many times I would try to persuade him it was […]

Three Unique Ways to Style a Concert Tee

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Elton John T Shirt and Red J.crew Coat