Searching for Center

Emmie in the gym

(This was originally going to be a #TransparentTuesday post, but in a miracle of miracles, I got really sleepy at a decent hour and went to bed. It was glorious.) Oh friends. It's been a rough several weeks in this noggin of mine, trying to wrestle with stress, anxiety, depression, negative self talk, obligations, and sheer exhaustion. I will share more when I can (seriously, this vague *ish is for the birds), but for now, I'm just dealing Continue Reading

Sunshine on a Cloudy Day

Lizzie and Emmie

Things are still suck-tastic in my life right now, but thanks to great friends, I was able to get outside this weekend to enjoy the Kentucky fall weather and horse racing that I love so much. When I put this coat on, I instantly felt transformed into a Gladiator (Olivia Pope fans, anyone?) It's a mix between a cape and a coat, as the buttons are only at the top, the sleeves are short, and the back has a seamed bottom. When I put this coat Continue Reading

The Corner Office Dress


I've praised Poppy & Bloom dresses all over my blog, and today I bring you more effusive praise of the brand. After a brief break for pants, I'm back with another dress. I first saw this dress at Full Figured Fashion Week and couldn't wait for it to come out. The simplicity of the A-line skirt plus versatility of the 3/4 length sleeves makes this a year-round staple. The classic houndstooth pattern has a little more edge with the pop of teal Continue Reading

Layers and Pants

Layered fall look from Lane Bryant

I'm wearing PANTS in this outfit post! It's a miracle! I seriously do not wear many pants - give me skirts and dresses all day, every day. This outfit showed up on my doorstep and I loved the jacket and top, but when I saw pants, I thought "oy vey." Thanks Lane Bryant for making me eat my words. The pants worked and I love this look. It is professional, yet contemporary and not stuffy, and the pieces are all individually Continue Reading

Transparent Tuesday: Outfits Are Easy

Outfits are easy, but getting dressed is hard.

Hello and welcome to another edition of #TransparentTuesday! (Imagine I just read that sentence to you in some crazy announcer voice.) During #TransparentTuesday, we remove the rosy filters of social media and share real life.  It's been a while since I did a #TransparentTuesday post, or any post of real emotional substance for that matter. My "When Life Gives You Lemons" update is about all I can keep referring to at this point - I've got a Continue Reading