Style, Travel, and Wellness

 

Little Black Dress, Summer Style

"The little black dress is the true friend...she travels with you...is patient and constant...you go to her when you don't know where else to go, and she is ALWAYS reliable and timeless." ~Diane Von Furstenberg * * * * * I mean, how true is this quote? Constant,...

Styling Neutrals for Summer

If you’ve been around here for a while, you know I love wearing neutrals year round. I think it’s because the colors are calming, and I feel comfortable, confident, and polished when wearing them. Also, neutrals are clearly a timeless and versatile wardrobe base to...

Stylish Shorts Outfit for Summer

Since decluttering my closet again this spring, I'm filling in gaps where things are missing. One item I wanted to add was a pair of shorts I could wear dressed up or down. I recently found these high-waisted, patch pocket shorts on Anthropologie, and I love them!...

Linen and Leopard Spring Outfit

This is the year I started shopping smarter and building a sustainable wardrobe focused on timeless pieces and quality basics like the ones in my linen and leopard spring outfit. Here in Arizona, it's already around 100 degrees during the day...definitely time to...

15 Questions to Ask When Decluttering Your Closet

We wear 20% of our clothes 80% of the time. It makes perfect sense that everyone is getting spring cleaning and home projects knocked out now. I've been in Scottsdale for several weeks, but before I drove down here, I cleaned out my Colorado closet for the fourth time...

How to Elevate a Graphic Tee

I live in graphic tees and joggers at home (see this post), but when the shelter-in-place order lifts, you better believe I'll be styling them up to go out! So today, I'm showing how to elevate a graphic tee because a) we all have at least one, and b) God willing, we...

Feel-Good Books and Movies While in Quarantine

Unless you're an essential worker or are working from home, you probably have a lot of time on your hands right now. We're all trying to find ways to fill our days whether it be spring cleaning, home projects, or a variety of creative outlets. And because we have so...

Pretty Spring Looks

I've started and stopped several blog posts in the last couple of weeks because, like all of us, I'm trying to figure out this new normal. What's important? What's not? Does my blogging even matter right now? I decided to go ahead with it because everything I've read...

25 Simple Self-Care Ideas

"Self Care is giving the world the best of you, instead of what's left of you." ~Katie Reed Women, especially mothers, are notorious for taking care of everyone's needs...except their own! Besides caring for those we love, other things constantly compete for our...

Recreate New Outfits From What’s in Your Closet

This is my year of shopping smarter, and one of the ways I'm doing that is by shopping my closet first. By taking pieces I already own and searching that item on Pinterest and Instagram, I'm discovering fun fashion inspiration. Not only is it fun, it's also a great...

How I’m Shopping Smarter in 2020

I've always been a minimalist at heart. Clean lines, uncluttered areas, white spaces, and neutral or monochromatic color palettes bring me a sense of peace and calm. But until a few weeks ago, you wouldn't have known it looking in my closet. It was packed with a...

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Styling White Pants in Winter

I've been a fan of white pants and jeans for years. So much so that I have a variety of them with different fabrics, lengths, and fits that are in frequent rotation throughout all four seasons. Last fall, I found these lightweight, ivory-colored, wool pants from Ralph...

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10 Things I’m Decluttering this Season

Last year I began setting healthy seasonal goals instead of a year's worth of resolutions (see my summer and autumn goals). It's more manageable for me that way. To continue that theme, my goal this winter, and from here on out for that matter, is to make decluttering...

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Life in Fort Collins, Colorado

Welcome to another edition of Where Bloggers Live! In this post, I'm excited to show you a little slice of life in Fort Collins, Colorado, voted by Forbes as one of the best U.S. places to travel in 2019, and once voted by Money Magazine as the #1 place to live in the...

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Highlights from our Ultimate Caribbean Cruise

My husband and I just returned from a fabulous 11-day Ultimate Caribbean Cruise on the award-winning Celebrity Reflection. This was our third cruise with Celebrity, and once again, it didn't disappoint! In this post, I'll show you our highlights and give a few tips...

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Create a Casual Chic Outfit with these 5 Tips

Many women have a very casual style these days, and there's nothing wrong with that. Since I've retired from teaching, you can find me wearing jeans and a casual top most days. However, I'm starting to build a capsule wardrobe (essential items that don't go out of...

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The Most Flattering Sweater Dress

Hope you're having a great weekend so far, ladies! I'm currently in Scottsdale, and the weather couldn't be any better...for now! We're going to cool down quite a bit and get some rain later this week, so I'm enjoying it while I can. Like me, you're probably seeing...

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Where Bloggers Live: Travel Guide to Scottsdale

Welcome to the second post in the 'Where Bloggers Live' series where a group of bloggers (linked below) show their homes, towns, states, and regions! Last month, I shared photos of Rocky Mountain National Park (an hour from my northern Colorado home) in all its fall...

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Casual Neutrals and Slow-Fashion Accessories

"As we travel the world, we often become intrigued by creations influenced by the culture and traditions of different corners of the earth...to remind us of the diverse beauty that exists beyond our borders." ~Lesetta As someone who's been intrigued by different...

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Easy and Delicious Avocado Toast Recipes

I used to think of avocado toast as strictly a summer breakfast or something to order when going out to brunch, but not any more! It's so simple, delicious, and healthy, and since I've been eating mostly vegan for several months now, I make it at least three times a...

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Where Bloggers Live: Rocky Mountain National Park

Welcome to the monthly edition of Where Bloggers Live. It's kind of like HGTV's "Celebrities at Home," but...Bloggers! Who doesn't like to peek behind the scenes and see inside people's homes? Over the next few months, a group of seven bloggers will be sharing their...

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10 Healthy Things I’m Doing This Autumn

Are you a goal setter? I am, and I tend to get 'em done when I write my goals down. Instead of doing a New Year's resolution list, I've been setting seasonal goals with an emphasis on my overall wellbeing, hence the "10 Healthy Things I'm Doing this Autumn." Because I...

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