Friday Favorites: online shopping version

As you may have figured out by now, I'm a huge fan of direct selling companies like LuLaRoe, Agnes & Dora and of course, my own personal side hustle, Stella & Dot. That said, I still do a fair amount of shopping at stores and online, too. So, for today's edition in my Friday Favorites series, I'm going to focus on some of my favorite online shopping purchases and discoveries. Ready, set... shop! Universal Standard - US is a clothing company with simple, gorgeous, seasonless … [Read more...]

Stella & Dot 101: my top faves

Long before I became an independent stylist for Stella & Dot, I was just your ordinary average girl who loves pretty jewelry. But I never knew how to make my stuff look glam and stylish the way some other women do. Why do some people just have an innate, natural sense of style while others of us struggle to put together an outfit or ensemble?! I used to just wear the same old jewelry, day after day, because I didn't have confidence in my ability to mix and match necklaces or do something … [Read more...]

Joining club “side hustle”

Last week, I heard an offer I couldn't refuse and signed on as a Stella & Dot independent stylist. I wasn't looking for another job - I already have two, thanks. I also wasn't necessarily looking for more money, although of course that is always nice to have. I'll be completely, totally honest: I did it for the goodies. I absolutely LOVE Stella & Dot jewelry, scarves and bags. I have been hooked on their quality, design and versatility ever since I first tried them - and being a … [Read more...]

LuLaRoe 101: soft, comfy, fabulous

Have you discovered LuLaRoe leggings yet? If not, prepare to have your mind blown and your life changed by the discovery of your new favorite clothing line and shopping addiction. LuLaRoe is everything! Some time ago a friend of mine reached out via Facebook and asked if I'd like to try a pair of leggings from a new line she's representing. She sent me some information and I'll admit, I was intrigued. She described clothes that are: Designed by an experienced fashion industry vet Only … [Read more...]

Friday Favorites: in your face

Today's post is the latest installment in my semi-regular Friday Favorites series. If you like this post, be sure to check out the others that came before. Okay ladies, let's talk face. We only get one, so we need to take good care of it. You've been using sunscreen all summer and washing your face every night to remove your makeup, right? Yeah, who am I kidding - me neither. I know for one am getting older - my face could use some help. Just in case you're in the same boat, here are some … [Read more...]

Welcome Hanna to Columbus

When Zoe was a wee babe, I loved Carter's clothes on her. As soon as she got old enough to make her girlie fashion preferences known, Hanna Andersson became my favorite go-to brand for the perfect combination of quality and comfort. So you can imagine my delight that our very own Easton Town Center in Columbus is now the proud home to the country's latest and greatest Hanna Andersson store! This weekend is the grand opening and I'm sure the place will be packed because there are some great … [Read more...]

Friday favorites: spring bling

It's time for another installment in my Friday Favorites series. If you like this post, check out the others that came before! Spring is finally making a slow return here in Ohio. I am all about it, because it's been a cruelly long winter. Here are some great finds I've discovered lately to help make my long-awaited spring even sweeter. The perfect (and I do mean perfect) pair of earrings. I wish I could tell you that you can find these too, but alas, they are no longer available. … [Read more...]

Viva la customer service!

I've had several customer experiences recently that blew my mind, rocked my socks and made me VERY happy. I love to reward companies for being awesome, so here are my raves about not one but FOUR great recent customer service experiences. My Disney happy ending Have you ever left a Disney park without buying something you really liked, only to deeply and sorrowfully regret it later? Well, that was me for the past week - I had a massive case of the sads and "non-buyer's regret." You see, I … [Read more...]

Hot or not: mom and me outfits

So, it turns out I'm ahead of my time, fashion-wise. A real trendsetter! (Okay, anyone who knows me well can stop laughing now). Seriously though, I've been obsessed with "mom and me" coordinating outfits for at least a year, and now this appears to be a hot trend for spring. Last year, I cobbled together the outfits you see here so Zoe and I could have some gloriously coordinated mom and daughter photos taken between my birthday and Mother's Day. I got lucky and found a dress for her at Old … [Read more...]

Friday favorites: Valentine edition

Welcome to my elusive, effervescent Friday Favorites series. If you like this post, check out the others that came before! I have been finding some very cool new stuff lately - so here are my latest fun finds. Hope you enjoy them as much as Zoe and I do! Not all of these are necessarily Valentine's day related, but some are - and all would be fun to share with your big or little Valentines. Cuppies. I am obsessed with cups and mugs that have little animals built into the bottom. Have … [Read more...]