Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: What I Bought and What You Should Get!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: What I Bought and What You Should Get!

I love Nordstrom. Great selection of brands and sizes, great customer service in stores and online, free shipping and returns, and when I worked retail it was the most serene place in a mall. My morning coffee drink came from their Espresso Bar, my afternoon salad from their Café, and my shoe wardrobe and made… Continue Reading Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: What I Bought and What You Should Get!

Ask Allie: Business Casual with Steel Toe Boots

I recently accepted a position at a manufacturing plant. I’ll be in an office, where the dress code is business casual. I was told that I’ll need steel toe shoes while on the manufacturing floor, but a site-wide steel toe shoe mandate will be policy soon. Do you have any advice for keeping it feminine… Continue Reading Ask Allie: Business Casual with Steel Toe Boots

Squeezing Lemons: Self-Care in Difficult Times

Squeezing Lemons: Self-Care in Difficult Times

I believe in the power of positive thinking. When I feel down, I take a moment to force myself to smile (studies show that just by smiling your mood improves) and think about good things. The awesome weather we’re having, last night snuggling with Karl watching Sherlock on his phone, Emerson telling me I am… Continue Reading Squeezing Lemons: Self-Care in Difficult Times