Opposites Attract: A Striped, Summer Dress and Motorcycle Boots

I love the tomboy feel of a feminine skirt over tough-girl boots. For this look, I paired my tried-and-true motorcycle boots and suede, cropped motorcycle jacket with a nautical-striped dress and plain white tee-shirt for a playful ensemble of opposites. What I’m wearing: Dress is by Charlie Jade and old, but this dress and this dress have a

The Best of Present Perfect! A Curated Collection of Your Favorite Posts

‘Tis the season to reflect back on the past and plan ahead for the future! In that spirit I bring you The Best of Present Perfect; a curated collection of your favorite posts!   Up Your Hosting Game Present Perfect’s most popular post features fabulous hosting tips courtesy of my friend, Lauren Bender, who could teach

Holiday Hair and Makeup Tutorial: Get A Professional, Festive Look at Home

Just in time for your holiday festivities, I’m sharing my holiday hair and makeup tutorial to help you get the look of a professional blow out and makeup application at home in your own bathroom.   Last week, I had a rare and special occasion to attend the movie premiere for “The Tribes of Palos

From Trash to Class: How to Shop at Forever 21 and Still Dress Like a Lady

Today’s critical question: Can a grown woman shop at Forever 21 and still dress like a lady? There comes a time in a woman’s life when she wants to begin dressing like a grown up; a Real Woman, a Classy Lady, a mom who has her shit together and is still sexy. She values the