20 Things You Don’t Know About Me

Fashion blogging can often create a façade. You see me 100% of the time doing what I do maybe 20% of the time. With an 80% gap, there’s a lot…

Laura Mercier Lightstruck Prismatic Glow Palette

Hot Mess Hack: How To Apply Makeup Without Brushes

If you’re anything like me, sometimes sh** happens. It happens in the form of wearing flats in the pouring rain or dipping my white bell sleeves in spaghetti sauce. Most…

How to Get that Street Style Look

Street style dominates Instagram and Pinterest.  You know the photos. The girls who are are effortlessly, but perfectly styled and photographed using the street as their runway – handbag and…

Spring fashion trends 2017

Spring 2017 Fashion Trends Anyone Can Wear

In Seattle, it feels far from spring. The closest I’ve gotten to seeing sunlight is the tiny gleam from the highlighter I press onto my cheekbones in the morning. That’s not…

What My Real Life Is Like vs. What You See

Last week, I opened up about why I blog and the history of Hot Dress Hot Mess. I want to continue on that theme and tell you a little about…