Top: Eclectic Boot, $69.99 Middle: 1460 Drench Rubber Boot in Pink, $109.99; Bottom: Triumph Boot, $159.99. Made by Dr. MartenS, and All boots available at Journey's at the Empire Mall. Looking for more boot inspiration?  Check out a few here:  A Simple Guide to Fall Boots Five Boots Every Girl Needs Fall Boots: The Tall and the Short of It Dr. Martens, a classic from the 1960s, are back. This time, for good....

      Top: Rock Star Jeans, $34.50 / "Be Amazing" Statement Sweater, $29.94. Middle: Rock Star Jeans, $34.50 / "Believe in Love" Statement Sweater, $29.94. Bottom: Rock Star Jeans, $34.50 / "Trust Your Heart" Statement Sweater, $29.94 / Frost Free Jacket, $54.94. All outfit pieces above available at Old Navy at the Empire Mall.    Leave nothing left unsaid with the most recent trend: The Statement Sweater. This...

. From top: Plaid Top: Joe Fresh, $24 / Sequin Cardi: Joe Fresh, $49 / Faux Leather Leggings: Worthington, $40.   Middle: Plaid Top: JC Penny Collection, $40 / Sequin Skirt: Joe Fresh, $29 / Jean Jacket: Liz Claibourne, $50.  Bottom: Plaid Top: Joe Fresh, $24 / White Jeans: Arizona, $30 / Faux Leather Jacket: Jeans by Buffalo, $125. (All at JcPenny at The Empire Mall.  P.S. Sales are awesome at JcPenny, so I can almost...

Why fashion? You've worked in clothing retail for a while now, what draws you to it? I love expressing myself through clothing decisions. It's easy for me to read people by what they are wearing. I have a blast outfitting others and love encouraging people to step out of their box. It amazes me how you can reinvent yourself by throwing a few new pieces into your closet.  What is the best part about working at the Gap? It...

I had a blast at Riverfest this Saturday!  So many people, so much entertainment, so much STYLE!!!  One of my favorite hobbies is people watching, so taking pics of street style is so much fun.  Three trends that I found on the streets of Sioux Falls: Black and white, rock the fedora, and the classic denim vest. It's so easy to incorporate these looks into your daily wardrobe, and even easier to shop for.  In my opinion,...

I love the 4th of July-and not just for the grilling, bon fires, and fireworks-but for the pure fact that you can rock red, white, and blue all together, without looking like a tourist at Mt. Rushmore. This time around I chose to not be so literal, and incorporate a bit of turquoise into my looks.  I found these heels at Target (where I usually buy the majority of my shoes!) and fell in love.  Target carries the most up...

When I was growing up, there were certain fashion rules that you just did NOT break.  Never wear brown or black together....Never wear black and blue together, and whatever you do NEVER wear an entire outfit made of denim.  Times have changed, and luckily so have the rules-or should I say-lack of rules. Breaking the rules is almost the same as making them.  Wearing denim on top of denim has become it's own trend...

I've always been a thrifty gal (my kids even call me cheap)-but as a shopper, pinching pennies works in my favor (and tends makes my closet a bit more crowded:)!!  One place that I constantly find deals?  JC Penny's at the Empire Mall!  The past couple of years, Penny's has upped it's anty in the fashion department, and I couldn't be more thrilled. I especially love their brand collaborations-like Nanette...

I have an insane mascara obsession. So much so that when a new brand/product comes out, I HAVE to try it. Throughout my years of wearing makeup (I think it's been 15 years!), I've found some mascaras that make the grade, and some that get tossed on day one. My favorites: Sephora Outrageous Volume Mascara Super thick and strong, this mascara did just about everything: added volume, defined, and lengthened my lashes. Dior ...

Most make up is hard to access-stored behind intimidating salespeople, or locked up in cases.  Not at the beauty brand Sephora, which is now open in the Empire Mall!  When you walk into any of the retail shops, you’re greeted by super friendly, enthusiastic staff, and encouraged to try out and sample new products. And what you don’t get are pushy salespeople.  “We do not work on commission, as many people would...