The first thing I remember designing in InDesign was a magazine cover mock-up. I was a sophomore in high school so naturally my subjects were the Jonas Brothers. I dubbed the glossy, Hollywood & Vine, which is probably an intersection, but I only knew of it because of a Hilary Duff lyric. The project sparked […]Read more "Best Magazine Covers of 2017"
Alternatively titled, “My Friends Have Cooler Hobbies Than I Do.” Enter my pal, Tyler Wentworth. He’s a professional social media whiz, master Spotify playlist curator, and as of late, a vintage collector. Over the last several months, he’s spent his evenings and weekends scouring the Des Moines metro for pieces to add to his envy-inducing […]Read more "Wentworth Vintage"
We’re one sleep away from one of my favorite Des Moines traditions: the East Village Promenade. The cocktails and carriage rides signal the start of the Holidays in my book, and while I might procrastinate gift shopping, cookie baking, and party planning, holiday vibes have been on my mind for weeks. I’m a traditional holiday […]Read more "Mood Board No. 3"
I love, love, love Fashion Month. I follow the shows online, on Instagram, and definitely maybe sometimes on the work clock. Hey, Paris is hours ahead and fashion stops for no one. But runway trends don’t always translate to the real world. That’s where street style fills the void. The looks that hit the pavement […]Read more "The Fashion Month Street Style I’m Copping This Fall"
New month, new mood. Well, we’re half way through September already, but cut me a break. Anyway, fall is, was, and always will be my favorite season. Not just because of my birthday (October 10th, pencil it in), but because of the cool air and warm colors. So naturally when I stepped on my first […]Read more "Mood Board No. 2"
A few weeks back a bunch of my coworkers placed an order for Thai takeout. Ordinarily their lunch choices would be totally inconsequential, but that day two of their fortune cookies ended up on my desk. And then in my belly, naturally. Call me silly, but I always have and always will love cracking open […]Read more "Seen and Heard No. 1"
Yes, I’m talking about braided pigtails. The quintessential summer camp ‘do has recently been back in my hairstyle rotation because they’re so easy and because my momma thinks they’re cute. She’s in good company — FKA Twigs, Alexa Chung, and instagram-favorite Tessa Barton sport the look too. I challenge you to name three cooler chicks (actually please do […]Read more "My New Favorite Hairstyle is My Old Favorite Hairstyle"