Getting Back in the Groove

I don’t know about anyone else, but I haven’t been so happy to see Friday in a long time!  Even though this was a short week for me I still feel the weekend was long overdue.  That’s the hardest part about traveling, you never really have a chance to feel well rested.

I got back from San Francisco very late Monday night and haven’t been able to catch up on sleep since.  It’s just been one of […]

By |2018-03-29T21:31:40+00:00March 30th, 2018|All, Fashion, Outfits, Winter|0 Comments

To Dupe or Not to Dupe

That is the question.

No, I do not like the idea of designer dupes.  Yes, this sweater is a designer dupe.  What can I say, I’m a walking contradiction.

When it comes to designer dupes, there are plenty of options out there, and plenty of opinions on the ethical ramifications.  So what is a consumer to do?

Here’s my opinion on designer dupes:  I don’t like them.  I think purchasing a knock off is a slight to the original […]

By |2018-03-21T08:04:23+00:00March 21st, 2018|All, Fashion, Outfits, Winter|2 Comments

Put a Lid on It

I love a good hat.  It’s one of my favorite accessories because it always feels a little extra.  I even enjoy winter hats, especially because my ears have zero tolerance for the cold.  Though I must say, I’m getting very tired of you, winter hats!

Actually I’m getting very tired of all things winter.  I’m sure I am not alone in that sentiment.  March is always one of the hardest months of the year for me, because […]

By |2018-03-08T13:46:40+00:00March 9th, 2018|All, Fashion, Outfits, Winter|0 Comments

All About You

Hey gang!  Last week I did an entire post all about our labradoodle, Oxford, thanks to questions from all of you.  That got me thinking (dangerous, as my dad would say.  He’s hilarious…)—what are some other topics you’d like to see in this space?

I started First and Trend because I wanted a creative outlet for sharing my fashion loves, but that was purely the selfish reason.  What I really want to do in that whole process […]

By |2018-03-05T10:12:31+00:00February 28th, 2018|All, Fashion, Outfits, Winter|2 Comments

Chunky Knit FTW

I can admit it, sometimes I’m totally basic.  I initially saw this sweater about four months ago and absolutely loved it.  Then I started seeing it pop up all over my Instagram feed, and it just made me like it even more.  So finally I caved and bought it, joining the countless other people who had also caved and bought it, and not standing out in any way.

Oh well!

Sometimes I absolutely refuse to jump on the […]

By |2018-02-25T12:18:47+00:00February 26th, 2018|All, Fashion, Outfits, Uncategorized, Winter|2 Comments

All About Oxford

Both Marc and I grew up with dogs but there is nothing quite like the experience of having your own as an actual adult.  Now we are the ones who must feed, shelter, and cleanup after the demanding little creature!  But it is one-hundred percent worth it.  Marc and I knew we wanted to get a dog as soon as we moved in together, and about five months later we brought Oxford home.  It’s now been […]

By |2018-02-22T23:08:56+00:00February 23rd, 2018|All, Fashion, Lifestyle, Outfits, Uncategorized, Winter|8 Comments