Click on the “+” to shop the product. With my semester in Italy less than four weeks away, I have started to assess my closet and evaluate what wardrobe essentials I am missing. So far, these 14 must-haves made the cut. I can’t wait to start clearing my closet to make room for these versatile pieces.


 Charlotte Russe dress | Target shoes | Kate Spade bag (similar style) | Express belt My mom and I stopped by the Farmers Market on Saturday to enjoy a beautiful morning outside. We picked up fresh sunflowers and ate yummy breakfast sandwiches while stolling around Des Moines. The key here was the comfortable shoes (obviously, right?) since I knew we would get in […]

GAP 1969

Gap shirt | Gap jeans | Target heels | Express necklace | Aldo bag (similar) | Charlotte Russe bracelet* While I often admit to being slightly dress-obsessed, it hasn’t been uncommon to catch me in my Gap 1969 jeans lately. I got mine with the ankle inseam and so far have found ankle jeans really can be worn with almost any […]


Tommy Hillfiger dress (similar) | LC Lauren Conrad wedges (shop the collection) | Stella & Dot bracelet Getting dolled up for a special occasion is something I always look forward to — which makes sense when you consider my obsession with dresses and love for high heels. My biggest tip for special occasion dressing is to choose […]