Review of the Summer 2017 Box of Style

My favorite time of the season is here! My Summer 2017 Box of Style arrived last week and it was like Christmas in June :). I’ve had some time to use the products and give you my honest feedback about how I’m using them. Watch the video to see my tips and tricks for how to use and wear this season’s staples. If you haven’t picked up your box yet, use this link to get […]

Special Edition: Album Photo Shoot Part 2

My last post was part one of our photo shoot for The Asking’s new album. My hubby and I have a duo called The Asking and we’re releasing a new album! If you missed Part 1 of the photo shoot, be sure to check it out! For the second look for our album photo shoot I chose this vintage dress from Saks that my mom had from her pageant days. It has the perfect 60’s/70’s […]

Special Edition: Album Photo Shoot Part 1

Over the past few months the duo my husband and I have, The Asking, have been hard at work on a new album. It’s been difficult to juggle both the album and The House Blend so I’ve had to post less. That’s frustratingĀ for me because I love working on this blog and creating cool content! But I did have the chance to curate this beautiful photoshoot with my fabulous photographer, Amie Akers, for the album […]

Spring Shoe Edit

When it finally starts to get warm here I relish the chance to pull out my espadrilles and suede styles. These are my top picks for their fresh looks for the spring season. Each of these pairs incorporates a trend while still being very versatile. The mule trend is going strong and I love these from Marc Fisher! The block heel keeps them comfy while still giving me some height ;). I also love the […]

Denim Roundup

Donning denim is always presents a fun challenge of how to make this timeless staple feel fresh. I’d have to say that I wear denim most days and sometimes it can be easy to get stuck in a rut. Below I’ve rounded up some ways to refresh your denim options – yes, even skinny jeans šŸ˜‰ Like all good 90’s trends, the split hem skinny is back this season :). I love this twist on […]

Spring Makeup Refresh

We’ve all been going stir crazy waiting for winter to end so even though it may still be cold outside, we can always brighten our makeup in anticipation for the changing season. Much like swapping winter coats for lighter jackets, opting for bold lips and dewy skin is an important part of prepping for spring. Check out my video for some tips on for spring makeup swaps!   Tatcha Polished Classic Rice Enzyme Powder Sunday […]

Review of the Spring 2017 Box of Style

My favorite time of every season is receiving the new Box of Style. I love how it helps freshen up my wardrobe with new items and new brands! This box has many products that helped women in developing countries by including brands that support and provide creative and economic opportunities for women in India and Ecuador. Watch the video for my full review! Save $10 by using this link to pick up your own Box […]

The Extra Mile

As you know by now, I’m a big fan of unexpected combinations in outfits. I’m always looking for a way to put a twist on the usual take on an outfit. Here I loved the idea of trying to wear this sequined dress for an everyday look. The over-the-knee suede flat boots made it feel more casual and also added warmth for the winter. This leather jacket in theory could have been too much with […]

City Sparkles

Last week I talked about shopping local at Grace Boutique in Old Town. Since the boutique is known for its selection of dresses I decided to feature one that caught my eye. I’m not normally drawn to dresses but I had fun adding my own flair with this leather jacket. Unexpected elements are always more interesting so I like to pair something edgy with my outfits. This also gives you more mileage from a formal […]

Grace Boutique

I have never been into boutiques. I’m not into kitschy items and I have too short an attention span to sort through lots of clutter. That’s why when I tell you that if you live in the Lansing area you need to visit Grace Boutique, you know it is worth checking out. It is hard to find good shopping in this area so I often find myself doing most of my purchasing online – though […]