Category Archives: Trends

Style Inspiration on Instagram and Pinterest

Style Inspiration on Instagram and Pinterest

As my personal style has matured, the fashion icons that I turn to for inspiration have changed as well. When I started my blog in 2012 I read a lot of Teen Vogue and Seventeen for some indication of what was stylish, but these days I turn to Instagram, Pinterest and other blogs before magazines.Read More

Happy 6th Birthday to Clearing Preppy’s Name

Happy 6th Birthday to Clearing Preppy’s Name

I have a theory that life is in constant transition… mine is at least. Every time I feel some level of consistency with my job, living situation or social dynamic there is an impending curve ball. I don’t hate it, but I once thought these changes were a phase, where as I now see themRead More

My February Playlist

My February Playlist

February is a time for chocolate, hearts, fat babies shooting arrows…and a new playlist. I dug through my Thumbprint tracks on Pandora (songs I have given a thumbs up to throughout the years -I have 778!) and picked out a few for you to fall in love with this month. ***** So Far Away byRead More

Let’s Talk Essential Oils

Let’s Talk Essential Oils

Back in November I went over to my friend Charlene’s house to help set up for an adorable surprise birthday party. Upon entering her home I smelled a mysterious cinnamon-y magic that was making its way through every room. Charlene wasn’t even home and her house had a warmth and delicious aroma running through it!Read More

Why I love watching Chick Flicks

Why I love watching Chick Flicks

I love watching chick flicks. The cynic in me says that real life is never as amazing as the fairytale fictional films, but I’ve always been a sucker for them. Ever since I first saw The Parent Trap and You’ve Got Mail, circa 2000, I’ve wanted “that”. These movies plant a seed of love, optimismRead More

Dressing for October

Dressing for October

When it’s 78 degrees outside one day and 42 degrees the next, it can seem impossible to know how to dress. Welcome to October in Western New York! To make matters a little more complex my office at work is highly air conditioned in the summer time and now that chilly mornings have made anRead More

National Pasta Month at Bravo Cucina Italiana

National Pasta Month at Bravo Cucina Italiana

I love carbs and cheese. I recently joined a gym to combat my love of carbs and cheese, while still planning on indulging in my favorite foods consistently. When Bravo Cucina Italiana at the Walden Galleria invited my for an incredible multi-course dinner, complete with LOTS of carbs and cheese, I could not say no.Read More