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

The Haerfest Jo Saddle Cross Body Bag Giveaway Winners

Kristin Donelson and Stephanie Walls   Congratulations, Kristin and Stephanie! But they’re not the only winners! Haerfest is offering a special promo code just for Present Perfect readers. Enter PERFECT10 at checkout and get 10% off your order from Haerfest.com, including sale items. Consider this your consolation prize. Thank you to everyone who participated in the

Pink and Burgundy: Pink Pleated Skirt + Burgundy Tee + Blonde Faux Fur Outfit

With the holidays and holiday party season right around the corner, my eyes are craving clothes in rich, festive colors, like this cheery and touchable pleated velvet skirt. Since the skirt is brightly colored, I paired it with a complimentary, darker shade of Burgundy, a blonde faux fur coat, and neutral-colored shoes. As I mentioned