Bronze and Beautiful, Baby

After years of trying self-tanners, I gave up. Whether it was cheap or expensive, it never quite looked right. The pharmacy brands were always orange, and don’t even get me started on the scent. On the opposite end, I paid a pretty penny to be professionally tanned and contoured, and the required six-hour waiting period before taking a shower was brutal. I was covered in little dots, and the smell was like I had tried covering up a heavy workout with cheap body spray. The color was still fake. So I embraced my very white skin and figured you can’t…

New Year New Fashionista

We’ve all heard the saying, “you have to lose yourself to find yourself.” I never understood what that really meant, because in my early twenties I thought I knew exactly what I wanted and where I was going: the world of beauty and fashion. That world took over most of my thoughts and I spent nearly all of my time devoted to it. As a salon hairstylist at Carenza, in Brookfield, I had such pride when my clients came to me in search of new trends. I gave them my tips, we shared secrets, and they made my life full.…

Fashion Plus Design

Every year, Callen Construction partners with Common Ground Ministry/Elena’s House to produce a fashion show fundraiser.  Tickets are $40 and all proceeds go to support Elena’s House. Read more about it here. This year‘s event will be held tonight., Aug. 20, beginning at 5:30 pm.  In addition to the live band, appetizers, cocktails and a silent auction, there’s also the fashion show which will be hosted this year by Bjorn Nasett, Milwaukee’s own Fashion Farm Boy.  My favorite part about this show is that they pair home design pieces with fashion, literally having the models walk down the runway with granite samples and sinks.   This…

Fashion Plus Design

Every year, Callen Construction partners with Common Ground Ministry/Elena’s House to produce a fashion show fundraiser.  Tickets are $40 and all proceeds go to support Elena’s House. Read more about it here. This year‘s event will be held tonight., Aug. 20, beginning at 5:30 pm.  In addition to the live band, appetizers, cocktails and a silent auction, there’s also the fashion show which will be hosted this year by Bjorn Nasett, Milwaukee’s own Fashion Farm Boy.  My favorite part about this show is that they pair home design pieces with fashion, literally having the models walk down the runway with granite samples and sinks. This year,…

Wrist Candy

Every season I find myself standing at a jewelry counter coveting a bright candy colored watch, only to walk away with nothing because I couldn’t commit to a color. What if I get sick of it? Or it only looks good with a few outfits in my wardrobe? So I was thrilled when I found the Iken Watch, a customizable watch that allows you to mix and match the bezel, band and watch. I picked out a red, white and grey version and was surprised by how much I really liked it. Of course, the first thing I compared iKen…

I Framed My Wedding Dress

Ta-da! When I saw this idea on Pinterest, I couldn’t wait to try it. Really, why should your dress stay hidden in your closet for years? Framing mine was the best decision I could have made. And don’t worry, if your daughter actually does decide to wear your dress down the road, the dress is perfectly preserved and can be taken out when you need it.  I took my dress in to Michael’s on Highway 100 in West Allis. I told them the dimensions I wanted the frame to be, and we started laying out my dress. They actually take…