Off the Shoulder Floral Dress

It’s finally time for breezy dresses, and an off the shoulder floral dress is the must have piece to add to your spring wardrobe. The smocking on this version makes it easy to wear (and easy to keep up) and I love the two front slits. They let you show off cute shoes like these sweet lace ups.Read More

Romper + Kicks

This romper + kicks look is the ultimate in luxe for less and luxe in terms of soft. When I tried on the adorable romper I thought “did I grab this from the pajama section?” It’s so comfortable, it seems like it should be reserved for sleeping, but no – it’s a daytime romper, perfect for summer days, trips to the pool, and time at the park.Read More

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

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

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

Spring Sweater

I’ve been wearing this spring sweater pretty much non-stop the past week. If you must know, I do own two (ivory and black) and I have washed it. It washed beautifully on delicate and an air dry. I’m sure it’s not technically a spring sweater, given it’s on sale on top of it’s sale price for under $53 (through Sunday), but it is going to be my spring sweater since we are in the 20s and about to get more snow. [softly sobbing] Read More

Vintage Inspired Sandals + Embroidered Tunic

Loving everything about these vintage inspired sandals and embroidered tunic. Not loving the current weather situation, but I was able to wear them both last week. The sandals are ridiculously comfortable with a cushioned footbed. It feels as if I’m wearing flats – but I am wearing the cutest addition to my closet. They have a block heel and extra tred (instead of a wood bottom), which makes them so easy to wear. I love the retro studded detail and black leather. They are on sale for under $56 (find them here) and also come in a natural tan color, as well as a slip on version without an ankle strap.Read More