• Style

    12 Basket Bags for Fall and Winter

    Over the last year I’ve unintentionally become obsessed with basket bags. They were super trendy in the summer of 2018 and I thought they were so fun, so I caved and bought my first one vintage on a trip to Philadelphia. Ever since then, though, I’ve started to collect basket bags even though I’m pretty sure that trend is officially over lol. I love their whimsical vibe and the ability to add texture to an outfit in unexpected ways. I knew when I went to Vietnam in the fall that I would be coming home with a basket bag because we passed these huge shops full of whicker and woven…

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    A Sleeveless Trench Two Ways for Thanksgiving

    Trench from Anthropologie (bought on 40% off sale price), Snakeskin Mules from Lulu’s (still available in a couple small sizes), Kendra Scott Connor Earrings on sale, Wicker Bag from Vietnam Jeans by J Brand (old), Sweater from J Crew (old), Trench from Anthropologie, Mules from Target (under $30), Vintage Wicker Bag With Thanksgiving around the corner, I’m sharing a piece I’ve been obsessed with all fall that would also make a perfect holiday outfit. Whether you’re spending it in the cold like me (I’m heading home to Chicago) or somewhere a bit warmer (jealous!), this sleeveless trench from Anthropologie is a festive addition to your Turkey Day wardrobe. I love…

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    An Autumnal All-Vintage Look

    A few weeks ago, I was home in Chicago for my mom’s birthday and was invited to join a fun photoshoot with some bloggers. I love meeting people through Instagram (which sounds weird, but it’s actually how I’ve met so many of my friends in Madison!) so I happily agreed. On a ridiculously cold Saturday morning, I met up with Ashley from Safe Haven in the City, Kaitlin of Windy City Thrifter, Zhenya of Being Zhenya, and our wonderful photographer Maddie (I love meeting other Maddie’s lol) and we had the best time getting to know each other and taking some fun photos. I always forget that we don’t have…

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    My Favorite Fall Looks from St. Vinny’s Madison

    Happy Second Hand September! It’s no secret that I’m a big thrifter. I’ve always loved bargain hunting and thrift shopping – there’s just something so satisfying about finding an incredible deal that makes me love my clothes that much more. My love for thrifting started when I lived in Dublin because there were so many amazing spots and it’s really just taken off from there. I love that my clothes have these fun stories associated with them and that I can say I truly have a wardrobe that is totally unique. Since I moved to Madison a few years ago, my favorite thrift store has hands down been St. Vinny’s.…

  • Career,  Style

    Two Fun Events From This Week

    I’m not gonna lie. It’s Thursday and I’m sooo ready for this week to be over. It has been a long week of events and networking, but honestly I wouldn’t trade it for anything. It’s doing events like I did this week that keep me motivated and make me feel really proud of myself and the community I’m building. What events you ask? On Tuesday I spoke on my first ever professional panel for the Madison chapter of The Rising Tide Society. They do monthly Tuesday’s Together events which aim to help enrich creative small businesses and this month the topic was social media. The other panelists, Kyla and Laura,…

  • Style

    The Target Jumpsuit I’ve Been Wearing All Summer

    I found this amazing jumpsuit while on a swimsuit shopping expedition to Target and I mostly bought it because I needed a win out of that shopping experience lol. But it’s actually turned into one of my most worn pieces all summer. It’s a linen blend so it’s light and breezy but it doesn’t get insane creases like linen-only pieces do. It’s just super flattering and perfect for a casual work setting, like my office. To be totally transparent, my only beef is that it isn’t the most amazingly made product of all time (this is Target, after all). After a few wears I did find a hole in one…

  • Style

    My Review of the Hilldale Sidewalk Sale

    Last night, my friend Sarah and I met up at Hilldale Mall to check out their Sidewalk Sale! I love a good bargain and a lot of my favorite stores were participating, so I was excited to scope it out. We had so much fun stopping by my go-to spots at Hilldale and I’m here to report back on the best deals we took advantage of. Overall impression: It’s a fun sale, but there wasn’t anything included in it that felt essential to me. Lots of summer stuff on sale, if you’re like me and accidentally Marie Kondo’d every piece of summer clothing you own. The highlight for me price-wise…

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    Pastels for Spring? Groundbreaking.

    If you’re in the Madison area you know it’s been a long, cold Spring. I think yesterday it finally got over 80 for the first time! I’m a hot weather lover, so it’s been tough dealing with weeks of rainy and chilly days. Despite the dismal weather, though, I’ve tried to keep things Springy in the wardrobe department and these pants have been my go-to piece. I got them in a recent Anthropologie sale for $40 (originally like $130!) and they have been the perfect cold Spring wear. I love the vibrant color, the flattering fit, and the fact that they’re surprisingly wearable. They pair well with a lot more…

  • Style

    A Little Red Vintage Dress

    I love this dress. This dress brings me joy. It makes me feel powerful and fun and like I stepped out of the 80s. It’s a vintage, double-breasted suit dress from Rethreads on State Street in Madison. The vintage there can be kind of hit or miss, so I was super pleasantly surprised to find something authentically vintage there (there consignment is excellent, though, just to clarify!). Anyway, I sent a photo of this dress to my mom who appropriately replied that I look like a young Republican and that someone definitely voted for the first Bush in this exact dress. And she’s probably not wrong. It’s definitely one of…

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    Spring Style with LMC Boutique + A Giveaway

    It might not feel like it here in Wisconsin, but Spring is coming (or at least I’m really hoping it is and we haven’t entered the forever tundra of my nightmares)! Like everyone, I’m psyched for Saturday mornings at the Farmers Market, pitchers at the Terrace, and the general merriment of Summer in Madison. I’m also really excited about not wearing one million layers just to walk to my car! I love Spring and Summer style because it’s so simple. I throw one thing on in the morning and it takes me from work to happy hour to Concert on the Square. And this dress from my friend Tori’s store,…