Starting a Collection

{I love photography, so I have a thing for vintage cameras.   I also love vintage silhouette pictures}

My friends always laugh at me because I’ve been saying “I want to start a collection!” for weeks. Turns out, I’ve already had several collections around my apartment but never really realized it.

Turning A Spare Room Into A Walk-In Closet

When I moved into a place with a spare room and a lack of closet space in the bedroom, I immediately decided to turn what otherwise would have been an office into a walk-in closet / dressing room. I called up my friend and soon to be certified professional organizer, Ashley for help.

Food Photography & Blogging

Keeping up with Dina’s Days has given me the motivation to continue to work on my photography skills. I follow several photo blogs, practice as much as I can, and ask tons of questions. Food photography was always a challenge for me when I first started blogging. It was so frustrating that I actually didn’t post any recipes for months.

Wear a Brooch 5 Ways

Add a brooch to effortlessly transform any look. They can add the perfect elegant touch to anything from a cape to your hair. I get mine from the thrift store for about $1-2. Here’s how I like to wear mine.

How To Wear A Leopard Print Top 4 Ways For Fall

Leopard print is one of those versatile prints that just seem to keep coming back year after year. I recently picked up an oversized, semi-sheer leopard print top up at the Goodwill in Brook Park for $1 and came up with four ways to wear it this fall. Really, I came up with probably eight ways but was starting to get really hot trying on wool blazers and tights in the middle of August.

Photography: Organize your Digital Photos

With thousands of pictures on my hard drive, I finally came to the realization that I’m drowning in digital pictures. The uploading and “organizing” process I’ve been using over the last two years isn’t working. Being consistent with photo organization is a crucial thing, especially if you upload on a regular basis.

How To: Layer Bracelets

{I love to stack bracelets with my watch}

One of my favorite trends these days besides blue polish is layers upon layers of bracelets. Channel your inner Rachel Zoe as my sister likes to say, by piling on all of the bangles, trinkets, and wrist ornaments. Stacking and layering really enhances a simple look.

Style File: Accessorize Solid Dresses

Over the last couple of months it seems like  I’ve had a number of local events to attend that required some type of formal attire. With daily expenses being so high lately (hello, $70 weekly gas tank) I decided that I will not be buying anything new to wear, but rather using my outrageous and unnecessary collection of accessories to enhance the items I already own.

Color Combo: Key Colors for your Closet

A conversation that seems to repeatedly come up with friends and co-workers is a concern with the lack of color in many of our wardrobes. Classic colors like black and white are vital for a sharp and sophisticated style. Soft, muted pieces are also must haves in every girl’s closet. The older I get, the more I find myself buying solids in these colors.

How To: Layer Necklaces

Layering necklaces is like creating a masterpiece on your neck. As effortless as it may look, creating that blanket of baubles can be challenging at times. It’s much easier to buy an already layered necklace, but the possibilities of layering your own individual pieces are endless.