links & loves: daily inspiration

The best mornings begin with a great cup of coffee, eggs and inspiration. Daily inspiration for fashion, beauty, fitness, and life come from a variety of sources and platforms. Enjoy everything from professional beauty tips and tutorials to products and reviews at Byrdie.com. For everything fashion I always look to expert stylist, Rachel Zoe. Her…

Hot Cross Buns

Hot cross buns are spiced sweet buns with a long and rich history dating back to the 1500s and perhaps even farther back to ancient Grecian times. Traditionally, hot cross buns were served only on Good Friday so I thought I’d whip up a batch for the occasion. ** Original Recipe adapted from Ree Drummond,…

Pattern Play

Mixing patterns is such a fun and easy way to add interest and personality to any outfit. Though pattern mixing has no rules there are a few guidelines I like to follow while working this trend. 1. I try to keep a consistent color palette. For example, today my outfit is made up of blue…

links & loves: easter prep

Preparing to host any holiday gathering can be an extremely daunting task but with time, preparation and on call assistance you can throw together any party in a breeze. With Easter only a few short days away, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite sites, decorations and recipes to add to your Easter celebration. When in…

March Beauty Favorites

Today I’m finishing off the month of March by rounding up my favorite March beauty buys. A Minnesota March is still incredibly cold and windy so my beauty buys were focused on skin and hair hydration and bringing color to my winter white skin. MAKEUP Clinique cheek pop, c.- 01 ginger pop: This creamy blush in perfect…

One dish, Two meals

I’ve been on a major health kick lately really focusing on eating the good foods my body actually needs. This complete lifestyle change came about when I bought Cameron Diaz’s book, The Body Book: The Law of Hunger, the Science of Strength, and Other Ways to Love Your Amazing Body. She not only talks about…

Airport Chic

One must be very strategic in picking out their airport outfit. It must be durable, flexible, functional and most importantly, comfortable. There’s nothing worse then being stuck on an overseas flight in the most uncomfortable pair of pants, England 2014 I’m looking at you. So if you don’t heed my advice and go for style…

links & loves

This morning I woke up to snow. If you know anything about me it’s that I love snow. I love winter, I love the cold, but when you tease me with sunny skies and 65 degrees and then dump snow on my lawn I’m not a happy camper. Thus todays links & loves is all…

“Natural” Messy Waves

The hairstyle of the moment is the “I woke up like this” messy do. I, as well as the rest of the world have been working to master this seemingly undone disheveled look. I have found that the two vital components to mastering this look are the right products and technique. To achieve the look above,…

Natural Brows

Today, I’m covering my new favorite topic, eyebrows. I used pluck my eyebrows obsessively trying to make them thin and perfect. Something finally clicked in me and I decided I no longer liked the look of barely there eyebrows. So I started growing them out; I haven’t waxed or plucked my eyebrows in over two months and…

Spring Transitioning

The whole purpose of strategically building a wardrobe is to really maximize that wardrobe by buying pieces that can mix and match each other effortlessly. Transitioning your winter wardrobe into spring is a great way to increase the usage and overall size of your wardrobe. For example, today I’ve paired a neon floral skirt with…

links & loves: beach edition

Going on vacation, summer approaching or heading to the lake, there are always good excuses for buying new swimsuits each year. Trust me, I make them every time. I’ve been coveting this Triangle bikini and also love the colors of this one as well. Coverups are also a beach essential. Go trendy with this short kimono coverup,…