Lace Off the Shoulder

I’m embracing all the lace and all the off the shoulder tops I’m seeing this spring. My latest find is one of the sweetest and is so comfortable for under $25. I was completely surprised where I found this top. I was actually running past a store, and heard the top calling my name, so I quickly ran in to check if what I was seeing was reality. I loved the structure, quality and price, and when I tried it on, I realized it’s super flattering.Read More

Vintage Floral Print Off The Shoulder

I love vintage prints. They make me smile and remind me of my Nana. She used to china paint the most gorgeous floral designs. This print looks almost like watercolor up close, and has pretty blues and yellows – perfect for spring. It’s so comfortable with a smocked top and light fabric. I love pairing it with skinny high rise black jeans, but soon enough I’ll be wearing it with cut-offs or linen pants.Read More

Cold Shoulder Ruffle Sweater

I saw this sweater on my friend Sylvia Pilawa (you need to read her blog, here), and knew it was one of those must-haves. It combines several of my favorite things- ruffles, blush, and a cold-shoulder. It’s the most perfect sweater for spring and it’s currently on sale. Go get it here.Read More

Thred Up April Insta-Gal

I was so happy to be chosen as a Thred UP April Insta-gal because Thred Up takes all the thrill of resale shopping (i.e. treasure hunting) and puts it into the comfort of your own home. I settled in and searched for my favorite brand names like Trina Turk, Free People and Diane Von Furstenberg, at deeply discounted prices (think 78% off! DVF for 78% off!). I found the loveliest Trina Turk dress that made me giddy, for less than $60. That is 80% off retail and it is in like new condition.Read More

Floral Embroidered Blouse

The embroidery trend is everywhere this spring. I’ve seen it on mesh tops and dresses, and I was able to find this gorgeous floral embroidered blouse for under $21. It has a tied bow in the back, collared top, and sweet ruffled sleeves.Read More

Cutest Bow Detail

I like sweet details, which includes this sweatshirt with the cutest structured bow. It’s a perfect neutral and works with white jeans, regular denim and even YOGA PANTS. The bow adds a little something to an otherwise boring top, and at under $21, it makes a great addition to your athleisure – you know, the clothes you consider the most comfortable in your closet and call ahtleisure to make them sound dressier and to tell yourself they are not “sweats.”Read More

Healthy On The Go Snack


Guys, I have a secret. I eat a lot of chocolate muffins. A LOT. Since finding Garden Lites Muffins, I’ve been eating them as a delicious healthy on the go snack regularly and I don’t feel one bit guilty. I didn’t think a “chocolate” muffin made up of 1/3 vegetables would actually taste good, but four words people: “yummy in my tummy.” Imagine a 3 year old saying this, which is exactly what happened after my son tried one.Read More

Stripes and Bows

It is supposed to be almost 70 degrees tomorrow. 70 DEGREES. I haven’t felt warm weather in what feels like forever and I can’t be more excited, which brings me to bare shoulders. This cold shoulder top with stripes and bows is not only the cutest, but it’s COMFORTABLE. As in, you can wear a normal bra – comfortable. Fabric is soft and stretchy – comfortable. I love the long and lean cut and 3/4 sleeves, and the best part is it’s on sale for a great price. Don’t mind my little guy. He was helping me shoot.Read More

The best of Shopping Local in the Mitten (grocery edition)


Little known fact: I LOVE to grocery shop. I find it relaxing and love looking for nutritious food and new items for my family. I was so excited to be invited to the grand opening of Busch’s Fresh Food Market in Canton, Michigan (go here to enter to win free groceries by signing up for MyWay benefits!). It’s a neighborhood market that’s natural, urban and one of my new favorite places. You can find me at the honey bar (where you can buy local honey in bulk, as much or as little as you like), juice bar (I will take a Traverse City Cherry, please), Gelato bar (any flavor, please) or flower stand.Read More