Fashion Forward

How to Style a Corset

With the rise of 19th century-based pop culture such as Bridgeton and Little Women, the corset has officially made it's debut as a top fashion trend. Used even before the Middle Ages, corsets have been utilized as a shapewear solution to thin the waistline for centuries. These garments have a notorious reputation of lacing up a woman and leaving her out of breath. Today, to the relief of all of us girls, they are used as a statement piece in an outfit opposed to a constricting underclothing.

The Battle of the Generations: Skinny Jeans vs Mom Jeans

Are you a side part and skinny jeans kind of girl or a middle part and mom jeans kind of girl??

The year-old debate has been a force in the fashion world with new styles of denim popping up. Skinny jeans are a classic piece in every woman’s closet but we also can’t resist the mom jeans revival. So, have you been asking yourself, “Which style of denim is best for me?” and “Am I still ‘allowed’ to wear my beloved skinnies?”

Spring 2021 Makeup Trends

If there’s one thing we’ve learned, it’s that we had to adapt our beauty routines to fit the moment! Today, we are going to be sharing our favorite Spring 2021 makeup trends that are both fresh and practical during the pandemic.

Valentine's Day Date Night Ideas

For this year's Valentine's Day (or Galentine's Day/Palentine's Day/whatever you want to call it) we're looking for new ideas on how we can have a great time at home. Whether you're planning to spend the day by yourself or with a special someone, we are hoping that you'll like some of the activities that we put together for this blog. From our team to you, we hope that you'll have a wonderful February 14th!

DIY Chunky Knit Blanket

Looking for a fun and practical DIY project to get you through the new year? This adorable chunky knit blanket is the perfect piece to make your home and life even more comfortable. This has been a trendy do-it-yourself project for the past couple months (thank you, Tik Tok), but, in reality it’s a classic project for all crafty connoisseurs. It allows you to ignite some creative energy and not break the bank (some knit throws can cost up to $100). The good thing about this fun DIY blanket is there is no prior experience or fancy tools needed to complete it. Any age or level can master this craft by following a few simple steps!

What Winter Activity You Should Do Based on Your Zodiac Sign

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!!! Trying to figure out what to do during the winter time can be a fun yet challenging decision. Especially in the year 2020, we want to still make the most out of this cheerful season, and celebrate the year behind us and ahead of us. We’ve made it easy for you and gave some suggestions of fun winter activities (COVID-19 friendly) based on your zodiac sign, or birth date. A trendy and sometimes skeptic topic, zodiac signs give an insight into who you are and what you may like to do. Accurate or not, you can try all of these activities with the other fire, water, earth, or air signs in your life!

Fall Recipe: 3 Ingredient Pumpkin Cookies

Who else wishes pumpkin spice season was every season? 🙋‍♀️ Well, you’re in luck, because you can recreate all the pumpkin vibes any time of the year with these 3 ingredient pumpkin cookies. Super easy and delicious as well as making your home smell amazing, you need this easy, fall recipe in your life. We always love trying new recipes and treats, especially ones that allow us to bring the kiddos into the fun. Whether you’re a fall fanatic or just love dessert, these pumpkin cookies should be on your radar.

Shows We're Streaming Right Now

Hello everyone! We hope that most of you have settled into your new routine of social distancing and finding new norms. And hopefully some of you have headed back to the office and getting ready to head back to school, too. So, like most of you, after we were done Marie-Kondo-ing our closet, completing DIY projects, and whipping up new recipes, we have spent a lot of time scrounging around each of our streaming sites to discover what we have yet to watch! 

Glik's Summer Travel Guide

If you're like us, your original summer plans were probably scrapped, and now you're back to the drawing board! Due to health safety concerns, a lot of people have cancelled their previously planned summer getaways and are opting for a vacation much closer to home. Because of this travel trend, we wanted to provide a summer travel guide full of our favorite places that are close to our hearts and to our communities that we've been planted in across the Midwest. So, from our travel plans to yours, here are some of our favorite local getaways: 

Keepin' it Cute on Zoom: A Quick Tutorial

Whether you’re using Zoom for work, for class, to keep up with your fam and friends or stay connected with your church, a LOT more people are getting comfortable with this platform lately. We wanted to share a few tips and tricks for how to have a little fun with this video communication platform! Want to touch up your appearance? DONE. Want to pretend that you are video-chatting from space? DONE.  Keep reading to find out how…

How to Repurpose Candles

A lot of us are stuck at home these days with so much extra time on our hands that we're not used to! In order to pass the time, I've been looking for activities that are fun, don't involve screens, and don't cost any money. If you've been craving something like that as well, and if you also have a bunch of old, burnt-out candles at home, this DIY blog is perfect for you! We're going to show you how to take those useless candle jars and turn them into something new in just a few easy steps.

Things to Do at Home While Practicing Social Distancing

Hi all! During this scary time of the global pandemic of COVID-19 with lots of unknowns and unanswered questions, we wanted to turn to our outlet of blog posts-- which, I’m sure most of you are turning towards the Internet and Social Platforms as well. We are all in this together and we will get through this tough and trying time!

Pantone Palette 2020

If you're like us, or at all interested in the design and fashion worlds, then we are sure that you anxiously awaited the announcement of the official Pantone Color Report for 2020. We are headed back to the basics this year as Classic Blue was announced Color of the Year for 2020

Trendy 2019 DIY Halloween Costumes

It’s spooky season and we’re all starting to Google “easy Halloween costume ideas” so that we can throw something together for the upcoming holiday. (Come on, you know you did it too!) So, we’ve compiled a few trendy costumes in this blog for you so you’ll be ready for Halloween 2019! Most of these looks are made with items that you might already have in your closet. So, get ready to be inspired by five easy Halloween Costume ideas that you can just throw on and head out the door to your next party!

5 DIY Hairstyles for Fall

The weather is getting colder, classes are starting up again, you’re wanting to sleep in longer and longer (and we don’t blame you!) If you’re looking for a way to get your hair ready for the day that is quick and simple, keep reading! We have five different looks to share with you that take minimal effort, and less than five minutes to put together. KEEP READING...

11-Piece Summer Capsule Wardrobe

It’s peak vacation and travel season, so we hope you have a getaway planned! Lately, minimalist and capsule wardrobes have been taking the scene- especially with all of the hustle and bustle of trying to figure out what to pack for that much-needed trip.  For some people, it can be really difficult to see just how versatile and functional their pieces in a wardrobe can be. So, we went ahead and created a mini capsule wardrobe for you!

5 Looks, 1 Piece: The Rokoko Leopard Tie Front Top

Now a days, it seems like when you go shopping you want to make sure that the pieces you buy are versatile and will last you a long time.  (Obviously splurging on trendy pieces is necessary, too!) A smart rule of thumb, if you can make 3 outfits in your head with the items that you already have in your closet… then this new piece of clothing is worth buying!