I absolutely love a long vest, jacket or as I’m wearing here, cardigan. I think they are dramatic and grab attention. I can also wrap the ends around my legs when I’m sitting in air conditioning all day and keep warm!

This long gray cardigan balances out the shorts. I paired the distressed jean shorts with a graphic t-shirt. This one is actually a men’s t-shirt and was a lot cheaper than most women’s. I needed a punch of color so I added these great red boots. It has been a long time since I wore these boots all day but it felt good to get back into them! A few simple accessories finished off today’s look. If you are local to Lancaster and do not own a pair of Mio Studio earrings (or any of their jewelry) you should go get some! I wear mine all the time and whenever I am traveling someone stops me and asks about my earrings or tells me how much they like them. Seriously, all the time!

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Cardigan: similar here and here
T-shirt: here’s the women’s version Label New York
Distressed jean shorts: similar here
Red Boots: Stuart Weitzman (previous season); love these and these too
Earrings: Mio Studio
Bracelet: MantraBand; loving this one and they have men’s too

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, help support Music for Everyone by attending their Barn Bash on Saturday night. Enjoy!


officially summer

Today is going to be a flurry of activity ending with a family get-together at our place…yes, I am cooking. At least pieces of it! So, I pulled something together that would be flexible and carry me throughout the day. A quick switch at night to a skirt and I’m ready to go.

This weekend is the official start to Summer so I’m kicking it off with an on-trend pair of cropped jeans. They work really well with low heels or with higher heels for a night out and I’m loving these sporty ankle socks. I just think they are fun addition to the outfit. My trusty black jacket steps up the t-shirt but will also keep me comfortable when going in and out of air conditioning. As the day gets warmer, I can toss that aside. A day clutch adds some polish. I kept my jewelry pretty simple but could add more statement pieces if I wanted to take it to a “night” look.


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Cropped Jeans: Hudson similar here
T-shirt: Eleven Paris
Black Jacket (old): similar here
Socks: ASOS (out of stock but these are similar)
Shoes (old): see this new version at Reed Krakoff
Earrings: Mio Studio
Bracelet: Mantra Band
Clutch (old): find similar clutches at Festoon and Taupe locally

What says “Summer” more than ice cream?! My brother and sister-in-law, along with their partners, are opening a neighborhood ice cream shop today!
Check out Splits & Giggles…enjoy the holiday weekend!


I know it’s not “officially” white jeans weather yet, but I couldn’t resist. I’m sure this will not be the first time you’ll see them in one of my posts as it gets warmer. I love the distressing and the frayed edges which hit just above my ankles. Perfectly on-trend for Summer. I wanted to keep it casual today so I kept everything neutral and un-printed. A simple scoop neck t-shirt is the perfect basic. I love this long cashmere cardigan. It gives this look just the right amount of “edge” while also keeping me warm! Long cardigans like this drape beautifully and simply feel elegant and stylish.

My twist today is this layered silver necklace. I’ve kinda gotten away from wearing necklaces lately but this one added the right amount of punch to the outfit. It’s one that could go dressy or casual…don’t be afraid to mix it up. The booties are super comfortable and have a neat speckle pattern to them. An alternative would be killer heels. That would take this outfit from day-to-night quickly. I think oversized clutches work perfectly during the day; they are something unexpected and they make an entire outfit stand out. this one is one of my favorites with the combination of black leather and animal print.

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Jeans: white JBrand from Taupe
T-shirt: Amour Vert from Sophie Stargazer
Earrings: Mio Studio
Cardigan (old): try this (on sale!) or this
Boots: (previous season) these or these would also look great
Necklace: Amrita Singh
Clutch: (old) try All Saints or this
Bracelets: Stella and Dot from Sophie Stargazer; a vintage one from my grandmother and two stacked MantraBands

Happy Easter! I hope you enjoy your families, fit in some chocolate and get some down time this weekend. Enjoy!




So today is the first day of Spring! I am looking forward to tulips, birds waking me up in the morning and warm sun. But, today, the forecast is snow. I’m hoping if we are going to get this that it is the slushy, goes away by tonight kind of snow! “Spring Snow” I think I’ve heard it called.

I had planned for a dress today but instead I’m layered up to keep warm. This vintage sweater is one I’ve had for seasons. I love that the colors are not your typical argyle combination. It pairs perfectly with one of my favorite t-shirts and a cotton striped scarf. Instead of just tucking in my skinny jeans I decided to cuff them today for a little different look. This look would also look great with a funky pair of flats. I’ve worn these boots in numerous posts and continue to love them. They also work great with skirts and dresses so you will see them again! For an added pop of color I’m including my red leather tote.



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Argyle sweater: Hinesite Vintage; new here (and on sale)
Skinny Jeans: Level 99, also similar available at Sophie Stargazer
T-shirt: Eleven Paris
Striped Scarf: old but try here or locally at Taupe or Festoon
Stacked Bracelets: Stella & Dot; also available from Sophie Stargazer; vintage flower bracelet from my grandmother but find similar at Hinesite; Mantra Band
Wedding Ring: custom from J. A. Sharp Custom Jewelers…they do beautiful work!
Boots: Rag and Bone or try these oxfords for a twist
Red Leather tote: Foley & Corinna from Sophie Stargazer

Enjoy the weekend!


So, I came back from LA this week to cold, just plain cold. A little bit of sun (not quite like LA…) and single digit temps at night. Today, it is still going to be cold. I need to be out and about so I’m feeling warm and comfortable are in order.

These boyfriend jeans are just baggy enough but not sloppy. I loosely tucked a charcoal gray sweater in and then belted them. The black and white shoes are one of my favorite pairs…I tend not to wear them much in winter but I felt today might be a good day to switch up from boots! I always find a scarf of any kind helps keep you warm just by wrapping it around your neck. This is a beautiful silky one I picked up years ago. It adds a nice bit of color and texture to the outfit. I paired silver jewelry with this outfit and an animal print crossbody.

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Gray V-Neck sweater: JCrew or check the selection at Taupe
Scarf: bought years ago but check out Festoon or Taupe for a great selection
Hoop Earrings: Festoon
Bracelets: MantraBand; Stella & Dot from Sophie Stargazer, vintage from Hinesite
Shoes: old Jeffrey Campbell so try these or these
Crossbody bag: try this or this for similar

Brave the cold this weekend in Lancaster and check out a great art auction at Annex24 on Friday and the Roots & Blues Festival both Friday and Saturday. Enjoy!


Today we’re supposed to be getting some warmer weather so I think it’s safe to wear this graphic print dress. I’ve really come to love the shift dress for its versatility and comfort. It just works…for day, for the office or for a casual night out. I kept the look pretty simple today because the dress had so much pattern. The leather trim on the collar is a special accents and I chose not to cover it up but a scarf would certainly work with this outfit as well. Instead of tights, which I am kinda boycotting this year, I pulled on thick gray OTK socks. My favorite pair of OTK boots will give my legs any warmth they might need today. I stacked some silver bracelets and my Mio Studio earrings which have made numerous appearances in my posts. the green oversized clutch was added for some color and because the leather on this bag is just so beautiful!

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Boots: Stuart Weitzman
Earrings and Black Ring: Mio Studio
Green Oversized Clutch: ClareV; also loving this and this.
Bracelets: Stella and Dot (available from Sophie Stargazer); vintage styles available at Hinesite; MantraBand; Crystal from Anthropologie

Enjoy your weekend everyone!


This week has been a rough one for a lot of people across the US, and our area was not left out. Cold, windy and a little bit of snow thrown in for fun! So, today I felt like looking forward to Spring. One of the trends you’ll see this year is gingham…it might be baby blue, black or red. I’m trying out red gingham with a few twists. This beautiful shirt was a Christmas gift from my husband that he brought back from Tokyo. I’m usually not a button-up shirt kind of person but this is a fun shirt. It mixes up a few patterns (another trend you will see this Spring), adds a piece of artwork on top of it with the silkscreen caricature and then finishes off with a great silver button at the top. I put a silver metallic t-shirt under it for some additional contrast and then added straight-leg jeans. I’m big on socks with boots and/or shoes and today is no exception! These yellow shoes give the outfit a pop of color and bring in metallic accents as well. The wedges are also super comfortable.

I topped it off with silver stacked bracelets and a red croc embossed clutch. This bag has a strap for easy carrying and is large enough to work for a day. It adds a little polish to the outfit.

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 Gingham shirt: similar here and here
Jeans: Level 99 available at Sophie Stargazer
Silver t-shirt: Anthropologie
Red clutch: Alice and Olivia (on sale!), but great choices at Taupe locally
Earrings: Mio Studio
Rings: Vintage and Handmade…finds selections locally at Hinesite
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell (previous season) but try these
Bracelets: Vintage, Stella & Dot from Sophie Stargazer and Mantraband
Glasses: Proof. Great selections from Honest Eyes as well.

Restaurants and stores suffer too when the weather is not the best so please try to get out this weekend and support them. Many are having sales too…check out Taupe, That Shuu Girl and Sophie Stargazer.