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Turning 32 and Why I Like Being a Thirtysomething


I have a few reflections and a new perspective on life now that I’m 32. It’s officially ten years since I entered the workforce as a full-time professional in public relations and I remember the constant self-doubt and anxiety I felt at that time of my life. I was just leaving college life trying to find new friends and build a new network in Lansing. I was broke, navigating this new adult life with student loans, stupid roommates, a job I was trying to figure out if I hated and poor eating habits. I was kind of a hot mess.

Damn, I’m glad I’m 32. Read More »

Life Skills, Lifestyle, Outfits, Style

A Non-Local’s Guide to Owosso

Visiting Ovid and Owosso

Whenever my mother makes her annual, sometimes biannual trip to my little part of the state, we have to hit up Tom’s Western Store. I have to admit now that I have my own horse again, I enjoy it much more. I found a little massage brush and a slow feed hay bag for my girl Mocha and a pair of Ariat western boots that I snagged on sale.

Since we were so close to Owosso, I took my mom on a trip to that adorable downtown for some shopping, snacking and sipping. Read More »

Lifestyle, Outfits, Style, Travel

Ponchos + Embroidered Leggings this Winter

Spicing up my professional style

I wore this last week to work–which is no surprise. My latest foolproof winter outfit combination for work is: leggings + oversized top + boots. It’s gotten a little tired though and I spiced it up with these faux leather leggings in a dark grey with floral embroidery. And I paired it with a long tank underneath topped with a sweater poncho that could be tied closed. Read More »

Outfits, Style

How to Style an Edgy Weekend Look

A little bit country, a little bit rock-n-roll

I feel most comfortable in something slightly edgier, but cozy–the mix of leather and cotton in black and neutrals are the perfect combination for me. My mom came to visit this weekend and we shopping and ate our way through Lansing and Owosso. I couldn’t choose between this jacket or an oversized boucle jacket, so I ended up wearing both! I’ll share more of the look with the boucle jacket later this week (and a little guide to my favorite spots in Owosso!) Read More »

Outfits, Style

The Key to Wearing Winter White

I remember the days when I anecdotally followed style “rules” like no white after labor day and felt like I had to match my jewelry to my jacket and purse hardware. For me, you can get away with anything you want, especially winter whites with a little confidence and keeping a couple ideas in mind: Read More »

Outfits, Style