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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,…

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    My Go-To Going Out Sweater

    When you live in a state that gets as cold as it does in Wisconsin (remember that -50 degree day?) there’s always the same sartorial dilemma: what the hell do I wear out in the winter? I want to look cute and sexy, but also I would like all of my limbs to remain attached to me. Enter this incredibly warm off-the-shoulder sweater. I basically live in anything cozy and slouchy in the winter for going out and this sweater is perfect. I can wear it more covered up on my walk to the bar and then wear it more off the shoulder after I’ve warmed up with a few…

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    Where to Spend Galentine’s Day in Madison + A Giveaway!

    It’s time for everyone’s favorite February holiday – Galentine’s Day! Seeing as I’m single AF this year, I am definitely more excited about Leslie Knope’s favorite day than I am about Feb 14th. And y’all know me! I’ll take any excuse to celebrate the amazing women in my life! I just had two of my best friends from high school, Kelly and Julia, visit me this weekend and we had the best time. We always have the most interesting conversations and they make me cry laughing every time we hang out. They always remind me how important my female friendships are and how lucky I am to have such smart,…

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    Keeping It Cozy in Madison

    It’s a cold wintry day here in Madison! We’re in the midst of a big winter storm warning and are expected to get up to 8 inches of snow tonight. I’m cozied up on the couch watching the Hulu Fyre Festival documentary (have you seen it?!) and finally spending a night in after being out and about a lot the last week. In case you need some cozy inspo (or just want to remember what things looked like without a foot of snow on the ground) I’m sharing an easy outfit featuring a few of my go-to pieces and a few extra fun bits. Are you even a blogger if…

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    Sequins in January? Groundbreaking.

    Just because New Years is in the past doesn’t mean festive dressing is over! I’m of the mind that sequins are appropriate all year round – in fact, I wore this jacket to a conference in August. The brighter the better, right? I’m obsessed with this jacket – it was my mom’s from back in the day and I rediscovered it while cleaning out a closet a while back. It’s totally not something I would buy myself, but it’s been so fun to style it now that it’s in my closet. It looks so fun with jeans and simple top (like I wore back in August) or dressed up with a jumpsuit…

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    A Festive Vintage Dress for Christmas

    It’s almost Christmas! Can you believe it?! I mentioned on Instagram that I haven’t really been in the holiday spirit lately, but I’m really hoping this weekend will turn it around. I’m heading home to Chicago today and we’re doing all the Christmassy things! We’re decorating my mom’s amazing aluminum Christmas tree, seeing the Nutcracker at the Joffrey Ballet, watching holiday movies, and obviously I’m forcing my family to play my Christmas Prince drinking game. I think getting all dressed up helps me feel festive, too, which is why I’m so excited to share these photos with you! I love this dress so much. It fits so well, it’s festive,…

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    The Official Toast 2018 Holiday Gift Guide

    Welcome to a very festive post here on Toast! It’s that time of year again: the annual Christmas gift guide! This year, I’m splitting up gifts according to a few categories that I find helpful when I’m shopping: big gifts for family and partners, fun gifts for friends, work-related gifts for mentors and coworkers, and secret santa gifts for people I don’t know very well. It’s such a pet peeve of mine when gift guides are split up into “his” and “hers” because they’re so uselessly gendered. (Anyone with me?!) My mom joked today that she always ends up liking the gadgets and tech stuff on the “his” guides way…

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    A Thanksgiving Dinner Outfit I Can Actually Eat In

    I can’t believe it’s already Thanksgiving week! This year has been pretty crazy, but now that things have settled down a little bit I’m excited to relax and spend some time with my family and friends over the holidays. Thanksgiving, especially, is my favorite holiday for three reasons: No gift giving. I love Christmas, but there is always so much added pressure (emotionally and financially) of buying and receiving gifts. I much prefer all the family time and delicious food without the strain of gifts involved. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. I grew up watching the parade and I love that we still do it every year albeit with champagne…

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    My Thoughts on Blair Eadie’s Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific Collection

    Another week, another blogger launching a collection. Am I right? All snarkiness aside, I love Blair Eadie of Atlantic-Pacific. She was one of the first fashion bloggers I ever followed and one of the only people I’ve ever actually referenced for “outfit inspo”. To me, she defined “street style” before I even knew that was even a thing and her surprising, ever-sunglassed style has always stood out in a sea of trendy bloggers. Over the years, she’s stayed focused solely on fashion, surprising in the time of fashion-turned-lifestyle bloggers. I’ve been following her for years and know very little about her life and her personality beyond her clothes. Her personal…

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    My Favorite White Summer Dress

    Every summer I have one dress that I wear non-stop and this year it’s this beauty from Urban Outfitters. It’s the perfect summer party dress: cute, casual, and a little sexy. And with the balance of the deep V-neck and the midi length it totally works for both day or night. It’s just so easy to throw it on and feel put together. I’ve worn this out with my friends to the bars, hanging out at a street fest, out to a concert – you name the summery event and I’ve worn this dress to it! On a potentially TMI note, I’m also excited about this dress because it’s the…