Hallway Haute

Photos and writing by Mara Strobel-Lanka. Back to school shopping has been my favorite excuse for makeover moments since my first day of kindergarten. I may not be in school anymore, but I still love seeing Moms and Daughters wander into the shop looking for the perfect pieces to start the (school) year afresh. With… Continue reading Hallway Haute

I Got It From My Mama

Written by Janeca Cua. Edited by Mara Strobel-Lanka. Where do I even begin? My mother is such a wonderful, selfless human being that I'm blessed to have in my life. If it weren't for her I wouldn't be the person I am today. With her guidance and knowledge, I am molded into a successful, young… Continue reading I Got It From My Mama

Little Artsy Girl in a Big World

Written by Chelsie Boyd. Edited by Mara Strobel-Lanka. You’re going to write a poem about New York. It will be the first of many dreams you place on paper, words flowing together like music. The poem will be titled “Empire,” and you’ll read it to your elementary class about how you yearn to be in… Continue reading Little Artsy Girl in a Big World

Summer Growth Spurts

I've started calling this season "The Summer of Big Girl Decisions," named for the surplus of opportunities to make choices that change the course of my life. As I approach the laughably young year of 22, I've attempted (blunderingly) to take ownership of the things and places I do and go. It's a task I've… Continue reading Summer Growth Spurts

Renaissance Woman

At first glance the Renaissance woman has been a romanticized figure in history. The porcelain paintings of upper class damsels sum up her original role quite well: to be seen, not to be heard, not to be louder than the grandiose men of her time. Rare queens gave the Renaissance woman images of power and… Continue reading Renaissance Woman

Adornment

Earrings have made a big name for themselves in fashion this year, and we ain't mad about it. From beads, to hoops, to tassels, there are so many ways to adorn an outfit with a perfect, eclectic touch. Find these styles and many more in the shop or online today! Photos by Stefanie Keeler.

Better Together

Last week, family and friends gathered to honor the life of my great aunt Elaine, who died at age 89 after a long illness. I showed up just a few minutes before the service began, as is my way, and settled in next to my little sister, Betsey. Displayed on the dais of the funeral… Continue reading Better Together