Whatever: Gifts for Tween Girls

November 2016 has been a historically crazy month. Thanksgiving gatherings no doubt will also be historically crazy this year. But pay attention, my discombobulated friends: Christmas is coming. And your tween girl is already rolling her eyes about it. Probably. I mean she’d actually have to be listening to you to roll her eyes at […]

Summer Break 2015: Days One and Two

On the first day of summer break, I was awakened at 7:23 AM by a knocking noise from the baby monitor, the other end of which is still in my youngest child’s bedroom. She is now five but she is the type of kid you always need one eye on. Also, she refused to claim […]

Chasing Spring in a Shirtdress

Spring has to arrive sometime, right? It’s been so rainy and dreary here in Houston lately it’s hard to believe it’s March. But I’m putting mind over matter with a great spring look from J.Jill. Dresses and skirts are my go-to pieces when I want to look nice but feel comfortable. Dresses and jewelry are […]

Combining Separates with Interest

Yesterday as I was leaving Target, I saw a woman running towards the store. Two things were striking about this image: 1) she was running while wearing pumps and dress pants; 2) she was not wearing a coat or scarf or anything other than her plain v-neck, long-sleeve tee, dress pants, and pumps and it […]

Lipstick and Earrings

I’m going to share a little secret with you: some days I don’t want to get out of bed. The alarm goes off and I just want to pull the covers over my head and not start the mom-hustle that is my day. So maybe that’s not really a secret given I’ve already written about […]