The Sweater you Need for Summer Nights

The Sweater you Need for Summer Nights

…But first, I bring you, "What to Wear on a Cool Summer Night." In about three months, I'll regurgitate this to, "What to Wear on a Warm Fall Day." Approximately five months after that, this post will become, "A Casual Spring Outfit." You might be sensing some things here: 1) I'm lazy and don't want to write any more posts that I have to, and 2) I absolutely positively ADORE versatile pieces….

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Pink Pleats and Summer Plans

Pink Pleats and Summer Plans

Just when you thought you'd seen all the pink pleated skirts you were going to see from me, BAM, I'm back with another pink pleated look. I wore this skirt for a winter post - complete with a ton and a half of snow, here and just because I think pink is seasonless, I'm sure it's not the last time I'll be breaking it out.

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My Favorite Bags for Summer

My Favorite Bags for Summer

I used to not really care much about my handbags. I had a couple of neutral bags that I was content with...I'd switch them out every season and all was fine. But the past few months...well...I kinda want a different bag for every outfit. No need to criticize...I don't actually have a different bag for every outfit. I just said I wanted one- that seems normal, right?

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5 Ways to Break Out of Your Style Rut this Summer

5 Ways to Break Out of Your Style Rut this Summer

I love when seasons change as when the weather changes, so does everything else - clothes, makeup, routines...everything seems new! That said, there couldn't be a better time to get all sorts of crazy with your clothes. Welllll...maybe not all sorts...just some sorts (some sorts doesn't have the same ring to it though does it???). If you're looking to mix things up a bit this summer, here are a few tips to break out of any style ruts brought on by winter:

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Where I Purchase My Workout Wear

Where I Purchase My Workout Wear

Now that the weather is changing I'm getting my butt into gear and working out regularly, which also means I'm needing some new workout gear. Anyone else feel like all the cute stuff is SO expensive??? I don't know about you, but, I have issues with paying an exorbitant amount of money for clothes that I'm just going to sweat it and get gross, buuuuut...it's me, so, I still want to look put together. Below, I'm sharing the spots I typically purchase my gear, plus what I save on and the one area I splurge.

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Vacation Coming Up? Use the Samsung Galaxy S9+ for all Your Photography Needs!

Vacation Coming Up? Use the Samsung Galaxy S9+ for all Your Photography Needs!

OMG guys! I don't know about where you're at, but here in Northwest Indiana, the weather has been mind-blowing. I've almost forgotten about the fact just a few short weeks ago, it was snowing. I love when the weather turns nice - everyone is SO friendly, people are out and about enjoying life, and I've been thinking about my next vacation. I'm not sure where I'll end up but I know I'll be going somewhere soon:)

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Easy Skincare Tips to Refresh Skin this Spring

Easy Skincare Tips to Refresh Skin this Spring

I hate to beat a dead horse, guys, but, maybe you're new here. Or, maybe you read all of my posts but you've forgotten that I may have mentioned a time or two (as in 1 or 200) that this winter was rough. Not only did it make me super grumpy - that's what lack of sunshine and 18 million inches of snow does to a girl, it made my skin super gross. "Dry, dull and tired looking," is what I've been thinking every single time I look in the mirror….

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Welcoming Spring in Pink Jeans

Welcoming Spring in Pink Jeans

I have a confession everyone: I love pink. I was on Pinterest a few days ago and declared to my brother that I had found my dream house, a pink-brick three-story, complete with a cute balcony. And I of course have pink tops, shoes and other accessories, home accents, etc. BUT, I just recently bought my first pair of pink jeans and looooove them so much. And the more I wear them, the more I realize, pink is basically a neutral. It goes with everything, right? ;)

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How Often Should You Post on Instagram?

How Often Should You Post on Instagram?

I get asked this question ALL the time. The truth is, there isn't necessarily a right answer. I think I would be doing each of you a disservice if I didn't tell you, everyday is ideal. Being in front of your followers and showing off your products, blog posts or services as often as possible is never a bad thing.

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Why So Wintery, Spring?

Why So Wintery, Spring?

You guys. Winter. Is never. Ending. Although I'm totally over it, I did notice this week that there are some spring-things popping out - green grass and buds on trees. I've heard people say this past week, "don't complain when it gets hot outside that you're too hot." Umm....ok, trust me, you will never hear me complain that I'm too hot. You will however hear me complain when it's snowing in April that, well, it's snowing in April. And it's cold. And it's snowing in April.

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Don't Break the Bank - Spring Shopping on a Budget

Don't Break the Bank - Spring Shopping on a Budget

Ohhhh spring. Flowers blooming, birds chirping, my favorite places to shop are stocking their racks with the cutest things I've ever seen. But for real. The cutest guys! It's almost like the only way to avoid overspending is to avoid those places all-together, but what fun is that? None fun whatsoever. Since I'm having major issues right now avoiding overspending on all the cuteness I'm seeing, I thought this would also be the perfect time to put together a budget post, with a budget outfit (under $35 for the dress, shoes and bag) and share some of my favorite top-secret ways to score the best deals...

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Traveling to Milwaukee? Check out the Kinn Guesthouse!

Traveling to Milwaukee? Check out the Kinn Guesthouse!

Happy Tuesday friends! Can you believe it's already April? It's supposed to be spring BUT, I just heard Mother Nature might be delivering snow to us a little later, and I'm now back to considering hibernation. Fortunately, this past weekend, I was out and about exploring Milwaukee and had such an great time!! But mostly, I cannot wait so show you where I stayed. SO GORGEOUS...

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Utilizing Instagram to Benefit your Blog, Business or Brand

Utilizing Instagram to Benefit your Blog, Business or Brand

Ahhhh, it's been a minute since I've posted and today, I'm excited to finally share why! For about three years, I've been talking about putting together an e-learning course geared toward new or small bloggers as well as small businesses all about utilizing my favorite app - Instagram, in a way that helps them gain not just followers, but, collaborations or customers. In 2018, my goal was to stop talking and start doing, and I'm happy to say - it's done!

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Insert NoFollow Links into your Squarespace Site AND Get them to Open in a New Window

Insert NoFollow Links into your Squarespace Site AND  Get them to Open in a New Window

I love Squarespace for so many reasons, but one of those reasons is not because they make adding "nofollow links" so easy. They don't. TBH, it's a huge pain in the butt. For those of you that aren't sure what a NoFollow link is, they're kind of a big deal.  Before we get into exactly what a nofollow link is, let's set it up a little...

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Who Wants $1000??

Who Wants $1000??

Hey guys! Just a quick announcement letting you know I've teamed up with some of my favorite Bloggers and YouTubers for a great giveaway:) One lucky person will win $1,000 PayPal Cash. The winner will be announced by 4/2 on this page. You will receive 2 points for each entry. By entering this contest you're subscribing to their email list. Be sure to enter the contest via the link below! Good luck!!

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Sweatshirts and Pleated Skirts

Sweatshirts and Pleated Skirts

Ok guys, I know what you're thinking: this girl has an issue with pleated skirts. Or, this girl needs another pleated skirt like a hole in the head. Or, does this girl realize there's more to life than pleated skirts? The answer is no, I don't realize it, that's why I keep wearing them. That and they're soooo-oooo cute. Take this velvet beauty...

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