Building Your Brand

Winter Must Haves: Viva La France!

This relentlessly cold and windy Chicago winter sucked all the hydration out of my body in late December. My skin, hair, and even nails transformed into brittle replicas of themselves turning me into nothing more than a walking...

4 Chic Valentine’s Day Items to Wear To Work

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. You may have locked down dinner reservations at your favorite restaurant or maybe you’re planning a girl’s night in, regardless of what your plans are more than like...

Your Feet Don’t Have to Hurt to Be Fashionable

I have a confession to make. I’ve lived in Chicago for 2.5 years, and it’s official, I can no longer wear high heels. When I was a Minneapolis gal, I lived in 4-5″ heels. Walking from parking garage to parking...


Straighten Up and Spread Out

We have all heard the expression ‘fake it until you make it.’ For many years, I lived my life using this mantra – not so much because I didn’t know what I was doing in a certain situation, but because I did not believe ...

What Your Boss Is Reading: Are You One of These Employees?

You’re smart. You’re savvy. You’re a Career Girl looking to climb the ladder, shatter the glass ceiling with the Hammer of Womanhood, and settle yourself into the Holy Ergonomic Chair that comes with having a ...

Reward Offered: Please Return My Jawline!

Someone hi-jacked my jawline and I want it back! A few months ago I popped on a pair of earrings and asked my gal-pal to snap a profile picture of me, so I could send it to my stepdaughter. (Erin was preparing for an upcoming e...


the Cardigan

Stay Warm and Stylish in the Cold: 5 Tips for Wearing a Cardigan

I walked in to my office last week and noticed my co-worker was wearing a blanket, or at least what I thought was a blanket.  She actually had on a snuggie (a sleeved blanket), and even though I knew she was comfortable, I fel...

Does Your Spouse Fit Into Your Brand? Should They?

Recently, Brooke Crittendon (Kanye West’s ex-girlfriend) was asked what she thought of his new love and soon to be mother of his child, Kim Kardashian. She said, “She fits into his brand.” As I read her interv...

The Faces of Beauty

As I’ve noted before, I struggle amongst my “selves” writing a post focused on appearance. I walk a fine line between promoting ways to enjoy our God-given beauty and contributing to the assault of messages women receive ...


Black Blazer

Mixing Business With Pleasure: 4 Ways to Wear the Black Blazer

If you watched the recent Golden Globes, you may have noticed Amy Poehler wearing a black blazer without a shirt on the red carpet. Now I don’t suggest styling your blazer this way, but I do suggest taking Amy’s cue...