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

Stop escaping and start living.

Stop escaping and start living.

Before I was on that Monday through Friday work grind ~aka the 9 to 5 life~, I would travel somewhere nearly every 3 months. It wasn’t necessarily to exotic locations.. and it might mean taking the Megabus for 12 hours alone -shoutout to $1 tickets and impulse plans-, but leaving Western New York made meRead 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

#BuffaloBeauty2018 at Salon Envy

#BuffaloBeauty2018 at Salon Envy

Some people have a “go to” hair dresser, a “go to” nail girl, a “go to” masseuse.. meanwhile I’m a bit of a nomad. Since moving away from Central New York in 2012 I have had SO MANY stylish women enter and exit my life, leaving a lasting impression on my personal style… but it’sRead 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

Christmas Traditions

Christmas Traditions

I CANNOT BELIEVE CHRISTMAS IS 9 DAYS AWAY. I am somewhat prepared; 90% of my presents are wrapped and the snow has fallen, so we are *almost guaranteed* a white Christmas, but still, how did this happen? Less than a month ago it was 60 degrees! Since December 1st I have been way too emotionallyRead More