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7 Racetrack Essentials for a Winning Derby Day

Whether you are a first timer to the Kentucky Derby or a track veteran, bringing along a few key items will insure a winning and comfortable day!! Image from Nordstrom 1) A handbag with a shoulder strap. A strap will allow you to hold a drink, pen, racing form and purse at the same time! Read more...

Organize Your Closet in 3 Easy Steps

You’ve popped the champagne cork, eaten the last piece of fudge, and removed the holiday decorations.  Now, are you ready to spruce up the room where we can all be found staring blankly for hours?  Your closet!! Try these 3 steps and discover how amazing it feels to simplify your closet! Step #1 – Buy Read more...

Turkey and Dressing- What are you wearing to Thanksgiving dinner?

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  Needing some inspiration on what to wear this Thanksgiving? We wanted to feature some outfits by one of our favorite bloggers,  Ahn Sundstrom from 9to5chic.  This San Francisco-based blogger takes wearing neutrals to an art form.  She almost exclusively wears variations of camel, olive, ivory, navy and black, and always pulls off a Read more...

Invest in the Vest!

These are challenging times for sure!  For getting dressed I mean.  One day it’s a balmy 85 degrees and the next day it’s a cool 65 degrees. Don’t you just want it to stay a little chilly so you can bust out the boots and chunky sweaters?  Fortunately, the longline vest is trending in a huge Read more...

The Messie Shop 2 Day Pop-Up Store Event

The Messie Shop, a local discount designer boutique, is holding a 2-day, pop-up store event this Wednesday and Thursday.   Here are a few of our favorite finds! Chunky Sweater Vest   Gucci Riding Boots Jimmy Choo Dress Pumps Floral Gucci Loafers Yellow Suede Clutch and Flower/Gold Necklace   As an added bonus, the Messie Read more...

The Chicer Sneaker

Let us rejoice and give thanks that ultra comfortable shoes are finally as cool (some would say cooler) as the heel, wedge, or any other type of women’s footwear.  Of course, I’m referring to the sneaker.  Now worn any way you want, the sneaker has become about as fashionable as the perfect white tee or leather Read more...

Racetrack Ready!! Our List of Derby Day Essentials

As the Boys Scouts say, “Be Prepared!” That’s our motto, too, when it comes to surviving and enjoying Derby days at the track!! Below is our list of racetrack essentials to ensure a winning and comfortable day:  1) A handbag with a shoulder strap – A strap will allow you to hold a drink, pen, Read more...

Doing Derby!

Here we go again!  It’s an exciting time for those of us that live in Louisville.  Everywhere you turn, there’s something “Derby” happening. I love it, but there are important matters to address first. This will be my first time missing Derby in 12 years, but, also, my first time attending the Oaks. I’m excited to mix it Read more...

Thank you! Thank you!

Thank you so much for supporting our Family Scholar House clothing drive for “Linda’s Closet!” Thanks to your efforts, we donated 3 cars loads of beautiful clothing. I wanted to share a heart-felt thank you to all of you from Cathe Dykstra, President and CEO of Family Scholar House. “I am so excited to see Read more...

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The nonprofit Family Scholar House offers housing and other support services to single-parent college students and their children. Its mission is to help those students escape poverty by providing a support network while they pursue college degrees and then careers.