floral frock for a rainy night

May 22, 2018

It has been a long time since I’ve put on a dress.

There have been no recent weddings or special occasions. No spring trips to Keeneland. No formally fancy plans, so I’ve been getting away with blouses on blouses and pants on pants, but it was time to bust out a dress.

And while I have not been wearing all that many dresses lately, that has not meant I’ve stopped adding them to my collection. This little floral swinger has been hanging on a hanger, beggin’ to be taken for a twirl. So even though the evening was rainy, and I still had to pair with a jacket, I decided I was rocking a dress and some heels to a fun happy hour because I simply wanted to, gosh darn it. Planning to live more by that mantra come this summer – wear something (particularly a dress or a skirt) because I feel like wearing it, not because an occasion calls for it.

Wish List dress (I had mine shortened) + Love Poppy necklace c/o Pretty Pony Boutique | BB Dakota jacket | wood bag from Olive + Pepper (back in stock!)


hair routine and products

If I’ve said it once I’ve said it a thousand times – my proudest achievement is the fact that I am down to one hair wash a week. Thank you, thank you. Now please take a seat. A lot of contributing factors have played…

May 17, 2018

beauty routine and products

Ask and you shall receive (looking at you @staceyfrane). A couple IG posts ago, I was asked if I would share my makeup routine. I honestly looked over both my shoulders to make sure it was me she was talking to because while I…

May 15, 2018

out at cwc the restaurant

This is one of those where a lot of very special things came together. I guess the most succinct version of the story is that my coworker/friend/fellow blogger Mindy had a private birthday dinner at CWC, a Cooking with Caitlin restaurant. The restaurant, which…

May 8, 2018

cincinnati premium outlet + susan g komen recap

This is one I have been talking about, and will continue to talk about, for a long time to come. Again, last weekend I was invited to be a host and style supporter for three breast cancer thrivers on a Cincinnati Premium Outlet shopping spree.…

May 3, 2018

AUrate initial necklace

I am not really one for sentimentality or keepsakes, but this one got me good. Once I was pregnant with Louise, I started keeping an eye out for initial necklaces, knowing that when she arrived, I would finally do the thing I had been…

May 1, 2018

cincinnati premium outlets + susan g komen

I am so honored, and humbled, and excited to share this news with you. Each year during April and May, Cincinnati Premium Outlets fundraises for Susan G Komen. This year, they have partnered with the Cincinnati Chapter of SGK to gift three deserving breast…

April 26, 2018