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Current Obsession // In the Grays

My love of neutrals has been pretty well documented, especially when it comes to my favorite: gray. That perfect, goes with everything, not-too-dark-but-not-too-light color that’s not really a color. I was digging through my closet when I realized that I currently own 5 gray sweaters (I ONLY want to wear sweaters lately thanks to this horrible PolarBearVortexRollercoaster weather) in varying shades and weights, and I'm not the only one: Images via Lori Stuckman, weheartit, Golestaneh street...

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Shopping // Sales Galore!

While I'm technically focusing on making the most of what's already in my closet, the sales going on right now are just too good to ignore. I figure indulging in a bit of discounted post-holiday shopping actually SAVES money (just go with me on this one) and helps support local businesses. A few of my favorite opportunities for retail therapy: Sloane Deep Sale - 50% -80% off seasonal merchandise. Be sure to check out the racks...

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Muse-ings // Mermaids and Tablescapes

1// As a child of the ‘80s, anything that reminds me of Darryl Hannah in Splash or the mystery mermaid lover from Kool and the Gang’s “Cherish” video warms my heart. 2// I love the simplicity of a boldly striped shoe. 3// This is the best, most Parisian version of curb appeal I’ve seen in a long time. 4// Now that I understand how much work goes into prop styling, this eclectic tabletop arrangement is even more impressive. Follow...

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Style // Back to Basics

There are times when I get so caught up in the newest-latest-greatest spin that I go a little overboard with the shopping. It’s especially easy to do during the holidays, but once the new year (and budgeting resolutions) hit, it becomes obvious that more isn’t always more, and quality far outweighs quantity. No doubt there will always be gaps to fill, but in reality, I have pretty much everything I need in the wardrobe department. I’ll...

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Work // Model Brides + Hot Docs

Double duty this time: The January issue of Cincinnati Magazine and the Winter issue of Cincinnati Wedding are currently on newsstands! This was my first “full” issue of Cincinnati Wedding, and though it only comes out three times a year, the creation process gets squeezed in between producing content for the monthly magazine so there’s a fair amount of overlap when scouting, scheduling shoots, etc. Basically, ish gets hectic. We photographed several Cincinnati Ballet dancers for...

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Lessons From Yoncé

On Friday the 13th, Beyoncé released a secret “visual album” complete with 14 songs and 17 videos, canceling out pretty much everything else that thought it mattered in the world of pop culture. To be clear, I am not a Beyoncé stan--there are several of her songs that I actively dislike, and I feel zero connection to her public persona--but as a woman of color trying to find her way in a creative industry, there’s...

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Muse-ings // Typographic Paper and Bullet Stools

1 / I’ve been obsessed with this photo/these shoes/those pants for months now.  Where’s the slightly-more-affordable knockoff? 2/ I love the stark yet playful contrast of this typography wrapping paper. 3/ I’m not a violent person (mostly), but these stools that look like bullet shells are nothing short of brilliant. 4/ I like to think the sleek, sophisticated lines of The Row’s new fragrances are what I’d choose for my own perfume line. You know,...

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