Alea Lovely 1-87

Black and White Printed Style

    People often use the cliche, “it’s not always black and white”. I’ve found sometimes it can be especially in fashion. Black and white can be many things chic, grungy, sophisticated, and casual all at the same time. There was a time when the majority of my wardrobe was black. I remember my mom […] Read more…

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National Thrift Day was Awesome, And here’s why…

I am a lover of holiday’s, so when I discovered there was a National Thrift Day (August 18th), I nearly jumped for joy. I am an avid thrifter, as a matter of fact, more than 90% of my wardrobe is from the thrift store. Thrifting has always been a part of my life. It all […] Read more…

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Vito’s Kitchen

Vito’s Kitchen is a unique culinary experience located in Downtown, Springfield. On a recent Girlfriends Getaway trip, we had the opportunity to have a private dining experience at Vito’s. I found Vito’s in an online article from 417 Magazine, and I loved that it was indeed a culinary experience. The comfortably sized restaurant includes a […] Read more…

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UrbanaKC – Fun. Food. Music. Drink & More

Urbana KC is a new downtown street scene happening each first Wednesday, all summer. We’ve re-imagined a familiar city block and kept out the cars so you can eat and drink under the stars, hear live music, see public art displays and share a uniquely Kansas City summer experience, all in the heart of the […] Read more…

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How to Rock a Romper on a Budget

  I believe we set a record in Kansas City last week; when it was consistently 100+ degrees almost every day. With the weather being so hot, I barely wanted to walk outside without feeling like I was going to melt. It’s been very hard to pick out clothing in this sweltering heat, so on […] Read more…

Gailey's Breakfast Cafe

Where to find the Best Breakfast in Springfield

Gailey’s Breakfast Cafe is a breakfast hub in Springfield, Mo. On my recent trip to Springfield, Missouri I had them on my list to visit. Gailey’s is a staple in Springfield, and they serve up fantastic breakfast every day to hundreds of people. The restaurant may look small from the outside, but as you enter […] Read more…

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Sun-kissed Sundress

  A couple of months ago, I traveled to Saint Louis for a blog conference. It’s been some time since I visited the city and it was better than I remembered. Of course, I could not travel back home without visiting a consignment or thrift store. Luckily, I found a unique little gem in one […] Read more…

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Girlfriend Staycation Guide – Where to Stay in Springfield

Summer is the perfect time to travel with girlfriends. By this time kids are out of school and in summer programs, the weather is fantastic, and honey-do lists are winding down. Most of us travel away to places like New York, San Francisco, Chicago, and Miami to get away. I am not knocking those places, […] Read more…

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Purple Dress

It’s officially summer dress season, and I could not wait to pull out one of my favorites. I’ve learned that my skin tone is complimented by wearing bright colors. I found this maxi dress couple of years ago at Halls in Kansas City for under $50. Halls can be just a little pricey, but their […] Read more…

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The Oliver Restaurant

The Oliver restaurant has made it way as the newest addition to the Country Club Plaza. The Oliver was formerly known as The Republica boasts a new restaurant concept, which is now American cuisine redefined. Their masculine interior has extended tufted navy blue couches as seating booths. Along with an amazing bar that showcases some […] Read more…

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