Pretty, Tough Girl: Ankle Boots Give Edge to A Demure Dress

I love demure and girly dresses like this long-sleeved dress from Madewell with a dropped waist, mock turtleneck, and feminine smocking details at the neck and wrists. But when the occasion (or my mood) calls for something less sweet, I like to toughen up a pretty-girl dress with socks and ankle boots. For this look, I

No Pressure, No Diamonds

I’m not sure when this begins to occur, but once we reach a certain age, having acquired enough life experience to no longer be green, the people around us start expecting a little more from us each year.  With those expectations comes more pressure.  Pressure, for the most part, to excel in our many different roles as wife, mother,

Present for Date Night – Trying!

Let’s be honest, after the first six or seven years of marriage, it’s hard to keep the relationship fresh and exciting.  You have financial pressures, work stress, your kids demand a jumbo-portion of your time and energy…and those are the simple challenges!   This year, my husband and I will be celebrating our thirteenth wedding

Present for Date Night – Sexy Denim

Ever since our trip to Montecito, I’ve had date night on the brain. My husband and I spend a lot of time together and – more specifically – a lot of social time together, either for work or with friends. So it can be easy to feel like we don’t really “need” a date night


There’s a lot to love about a cropped top and matching skirt.  Easy, sophisticated and current, these sets look great and are simple to accessorize.  The high-waisted skirts keep your midsection exposure to a peekaboo minimum, keeping the flirtatious vibe playful and classy. 1. and skirt.  2. Lauren Merkin beige clutch.  3. Beige sandal.  4.