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Two words: emoji. loafers.

 Pro tips for photographing your dog. So much good advice!

 Informative read of the boozy variety: Tiki Cocktail 101.

 Taking cues from your youth to fuel your creativity today.

A brief history of vegetable metaphors. I’m such a dork for this kind of thing.

 Wise advice for creating a home you’ll love (for more than a month).

Three cleanse-approved recipes I made and loved this week: Acai Berry Bowl (SO incredibly filling), Almond Butter-Honey “Caramel” Corn (yep, sue me, the honey is cheating) and Lentil and Eggplant Chili Mole (really tasty with a baked sweet potato on the side).



Photo: "Untitled (Two Girls Walking), 1970-73" by William Eggleston 


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I have no idea how I came across this but here’s Eddie Murphy at the premiere of Purple Rain. You’re welcome?

There’s something about these illustrated prints of fancy perfumes I just love. (Concept, styling and art direction by Heidi Xandt.)

Miss Moss started a fashion tumblr, and of course, it’s impeccable.

If you’ve ever had an inner dialogue in the shoe department about the sacrifices you’re willing to make to bring a certain pair home, you will definitely relate to this zine.

Three things I pinned and made this week; all were flat-out delicious: Kielbasa and Pierogies Sheet Pan Meal; Buffalo Patatas Bravas and Brown Butter Roasted Banana Muffins.

I’ve been following all The Anti-Diet Project posts and this latest installment (on the stupidity of Last Supper-style mindsets) is, of course, great. Intuitive Eating is where it’s at!

It’s so easy to admire a friend’s skill with layered bracelets, or see a beautifully retro belt styled in a magazine, but to be stumped in front of the mirror when trying to pull it off at home. If accessorizing your way leaves you feeling a little, “huh?,” my friend Sal has a class coming up on February 9th with your name on it. Sal will be sharing pearls of wisdom galore, including advice on how to work in vintage and thrifted finds in the mix (she’s a pro!). Sign up here.



Photo c/o: La Dulzura

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tumblr_mxpwsdMpj51s011meo1_500 This inner dialogue re: cookies and feminism hit home. Have any of you ladies had this conversation with yourself?

Speaking of cooking, I’ve been all-aboard the taco train lately. Thanks to this recipe, beef tacos and pickles is my new favorite-favorite.

Holy cow, this woman has balls. An inspiration career-wise, to be sure.

Did you see The New York Times named Goodwill as a top fashion and style trendsetter in 2013? Go Goodwill!

Proof that every country song was the same in 2013. A (sickening) must-watch.

BB cream for your body? Thanks, but no thanks.

Finally, reader Tonky sent me a one-minute documentary he co-directed, titled “Sweater Bender,” centered on one man’s love for thrifted sweaters, filmed in my beautiful home state of Wisconsin. Take a minute and give it a watch!



Photo c/o: Living in a Retro World

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snow After spotting this cute forest of fudge on Handmade Charlotte today, it’s quickly moved to the top of my holiday must-make list. Fer cute!

Time mag wants to know what word should be banished in 2014. Only trouble is you can’t vote for ALL of them to go away.

If you’ve ever been tempted to arrange leftover glasses from a dinner party into pretty shapes, these overhead shots by Omar Sosa will confirm your instinct as awesome. Do they look like snowflakes to anyone else? (via Design Crush)

Gift-wrap has been on my mind a lot lately (you’ll see why Friday!), and this post from ModCloth featuring vintage wrapping has got me totally inspired. Especially love those ideas from McCall’s!

Leith Clark + Warby Parker is a thing, so ’60s-style, feminine frames can be yours, or mine, if I ever muster up the courage to go to the eye doctor.

During this season of disproportionate indulgence and too-busy-for-yoga-class work schedules, this read from Kind Over Matter hit home hard this week. Love your curves ladies, and while you’re at it, pass me a cup of ‘nog!

If $1,000 showed up in my checking account tomorrow, I’d plan a trip to San Francisco (to visit my sweet Ian of course) and crash here. #dreamy Shout out to A House in the Hills for the introduction!

Last but not least, I’ve been doing some fun stuff for my girl (Beauty) Bets. Check out  two of my latest posts: Must-Haves for Perfect At-Home Manis and Splurge/Steal, a Tale of Two Illuminators.



Photo above by: William Mebane

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tumblr_mgak8y5ZjT1qhrygvo1_500 Stumbled upon this enchanting photo of dancers mending their shoes and tights in a park in Minneapolis circa 1945.

Style secrets from the ladies of the Harlem Renaissance. Inspiring in every way.

Some style (and life!) lessons we can all learn from Lucille Ball.

Adorable photos of the Beatles drinking tea. So. Cute.

Three recipes I pinned, made and loved this week: Date-Coconut Oatmeal, Grapefruit, Carrot and Ginger Juice and Spinach Lasagna Cupcakes.

A Q & A with GIRLS’ costume designer, Jenn Rogien.

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous paper flowers.



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Exciting news in the beauty department: Drew Barrymore is launching a cosmetics line (181 products strong!) exclusively for Wal-Mart. I am pumped.

Wholeheartedly in agreement with these five reasons to love Dolly Parton.

The branding evolution of Ms. von Teese.

Is sick the new black? Yikes, I hope not.

Three food gifts I pinned, made and loved this week: peppermint bark hearts, pineapple jam and coconut banana bread.

This lovely round-up of recipes for Christmas morning came at the perfect time. Do y’all know what your making?

And lastly, the best movie news I’ve heard all year.



P.S. The beautiful Edward Runci pin-up was found here.

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If you love paper dolls like I do, you’ll freak out over these reusable fabric wall decals I found via Lulu Letty (pictured above).

I agreed whole-heartedly with Lindsay’s beef with The Style Network. Do you?

Brandi, over at Mucho Mucho Bueno Bueno, shared her go-to recipe for jalepeno poppers. Must. Make. ASAP.

I was so sad to learn I’m going to miss William Eggleston‘s exhibit in Nashville by mere days. I love his photos!

For the locals, Girl Germs Radio has created a bitchin’ concert calendar. If you’re into lady artists of all stripes, bookmark it.

This beachy editorial featuring a stunning Liv Tyler makes me yearn for summer. She’s such a beauty!

I started this book today and already love it. Are y’all reading anything good? I’m always in need of recs.

My ultra-talented business partner in crime started blogging again. Yessss!

And with that..I’m off to work! Have wonderful days, my dears!



My girlfriends tell me how proud they are of me, how beautiful I am, how overjoyed they are to see me. And as much as I love my guy friends, they’ve never done any of those things.

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Hey y’all!

I put together a little round-up of things rocking my world right now. Dig in, click around, lose yourself in the wonder that is the Internetz.

I’ve got to snag some driftwood next time I’m home so I can make one of these nifty driftwood jewelry hangers. (Pick one up in Semi’s Etsy shop, if getting your hands dirty doesn’t appeal.)

No week in my life is complete until I’ve eaten at Band Box Diner. It is my favorite. So, when the owner told me yesterday that he and the diner were on the news, you know I had to track the video down and share it with y’all! Check it out here. (Or, if you’re a local, and haven’t been there, get on it!)

This round-up of 10 spotlight-stealing dresses is cool. And since we’re on the topic of flicks with crazy great fashion, did you see Design*Sponge’s Living In: Bonnie & Clyde?

Scenes from the Black Hills, circa 1972. Gorgeous.

I love how Jenny’s thrifted art makeover. Cute, easy and cheap, cheap, cheap.

Speaking of cheapness, my post on Beauty Bets this week features my five DIY remedies for getting rid of eye bags. Good tricks to know, what with allergy season practically around the corner.

Finally, you have to listen to this song. I can’t decide whether it’s the pared-down drumming or Johnny’s loud-as-heck solos that stole my heart. Either way, I can’t stop listening to it.

Have wonderful evenings, m’dears!



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Wowzers, today’s been a busy one. I’m excited to knock out some quick errands and then spend the rest of the night unwinding with a yoga DVD and a super-duper hot bath. While I’m erranding, stretching and soaking, enjoy these links to things that have been making me happy this week.

Obsessed is an understatement when it comes to my search for classic country blogs that are worth following. Wild Mountain Roses is one of my happiest discoveries of late.

Did you see my pal Mary in Glamour mag this month? She’s on pg. 132 looking sooooo beautiful in a thrifted skirt she bought on one of our many shopping adventures. And I also spotted a trio of MPLS cuties, photographed by Ellen Dahl, in this month’s Lucky! You go girls!

The juicy pops of colors in Rodarte for Opening Ceremony’s lookbook are so rad! Thanks to Nylon, I found out that Urban Outfitters sells a pack of surround Holga filters so you can recreate the look yourself. Sweetness.

How close have I come to convincing myself that I need a drawer full of these $68 knickers from Hopeless? Dangerously.

Staying on the topic of irresistable underthings, I would have given my right arm to be at The Loved One’s fanatically flower-filled pop-up shop opening. Why does everything awesome happen in California? (No really, why?)

This “It’s Cool to be a Cat Guy” video cracked me up. (My guy, for the record, is definitely a cat guy.)

I’ve blabbed about my love for retro curls here and here, so you can imagine how excited I am to try Seablanket’s ’70s curl how-to. She has the best tutorials, FYI!

And finally, since we’re on the topic of getting prettified, Beauty Bets‘ e-newsletter launches tomorrow. Have you signed up?



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Dudes, I’m pooped. I’ve been running on empty the past few days and it blows. Here are some links to reads that have been helping me combat my blahs.

I’m obsessed with Supermarket Sarah’s super-inspiring “walls.” It was a nice surprise to stumble across one created by locals ALL & ETC, aka knitwear designer/girl crush Annie Larson & Eric Carlson (featured above).

A Harper’s Bazaar editorial from 1997 featuring Kate Moss, Sun Records royalty Sam Phillips, an Elvis cut-out & rocker Jerry Lee Lewis?? HOW HAVE I NOT SEEN THIS BEFORE? (via Nasty Gal Vintage)

Speaking of things I should have known about ages ago, go visit Dolly Rocker Girl, my new favorite blog read. (Thanks for the intro, Lucky mag!)

While I was laid up in bed last night, I spent some time two hours watching this show, and am completely addicted to/uplifted by it.
Jill Scott = 100 % goddess. <3 her!

Sometimes my blogging mojo disappears. I’m glad I’m not the only one.

I was delighted to see that my pal (and captain of the High Plains cheer squad) Mary has started to post outfit shots on her rad blog Art of Wore. Exciting!

I think I’m going to make Emma‘s red-velvet brownies with dark chocolate on top sound for this week’s nacho night, since Jamie’s giving me a break from hosting/cooking (thanks, James!). Nummy.