My Collaboration With Tobi

You can only imagine my excitement when Tobi reached out to me and asked if I would like to work with them on a collaboration.  I have been shopping Tobi for a few years now and I have never found something I didn’t immediately fall in love with.

What makes this collab even better? THEY SENT ME A VELVET MINI DRESS! I guess you could say Tobi knows the way to my heart.

These 3 dresses are perfect for any occasion. From formal to casual Tobi has you covered.

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VELVET TOBI SIDE USEThis velvet dress….I am 100% in love. Obviously because VELVET, but the fit is a dream. It has cutout tie detail on each side. I paired this dress with suede block heels from Target, gold hoop earrings and necklace from H&M.

plaid tobiplaid leatherPlaid. I love plaid. I love plaid because I grew up in the 90s and Claire Danes has on some sort of plaid in every episode of My-So-Called-Life. This shift dress is perfect for any occasion. The fabric is so soft,  lightweight and can easily be dressed up or left casual. Add a choker, chunky boots and leather jacket from H&M and you have yourself the perfect 90s ensemble.

Black TobiThe last dress in this series is the perfect addition to any wardrobe. It’s basic in the best possible way. Like the plaid dress you can easily dress this up for a formal event, or wear it to brunch with your squad on Sunday. I chose to take it casual with floral print Doc Martens and simple gold accessories from H&M.

I can not say enough wonderful things about Tobi. If you are on the hunt for that perfect outfit this holiday season, head over to Tobi. I have always said I would never lead my readers astray when it comes to shopping and I don’t intend to start now!


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Cyber Monday Sale – Sensible Chaos Shop

It’s Cyber Monday!!!

Keeping this post short and sweet so you do not miss out on all of the amazing holiday deals happening online today. Make sure to check out Sensible Chaos shop for all of you holiday needs. I am offering 60% off all day and FREE SHIPPING! I have the perfect shirt for the wine lover, dog lover, hip, squad member, spiritual human, Nebraska native, football watcher, sledding pro in your life.

That pretty much covers it all right?! This sale is TODAY ONLY! Get it while the gettin’ is good!

Happy Holidays everyone!!




Black Friday Special – Christmas Shopping with Sensible Chaos

It’s getting to be that time of year again, Christmas.

With Christmas comes shopping. With shopping comes crowds.

How do I handle a crazy shopping crowd you ask? Well, that’s not coffee in my festive Christmas “to-go” mug. It’s wine. If you pick your mug wisely you can fit an entire bottle in it! But of course I wouldn’t know that because I’ve never tried….that…okay..

Want to know how you can avoid Christmas time crowds and drunk shopping?

SHOP ONLINE!!!! Specifically shop Sensible Chaos shop for all of you holiday needs!  My shop has the perfect shirt for the wine lover, dog lover, squad member, Nebraska native, and spiritual guru in your life! There will be a one day only sale on Black Friday, 50% off site-wide and FREE SHIPPING! My new holiday sweatshirt that speaks to my wine loving soul will drop on Friday as well!

Cyber Monday specials will be happening as well so stay tuned!


I will also be taking special orders for my, “Raised In The 308” and “Raised In The 402” shirts  if you need them in men’s, children, or unisex sizing. If there is a specific fit you need I will sure do what I can to get that for you! I plan to be “live” all day on Friday (November 24th) so if you have any questions you can message me on Etsy, or send me an email ( I will be quick to respond I promise!! At least until noon, then the Chardonnay may or may not come out. Perks of working from home! (It’s 5 o’clock somewhere amiright?)

Welcome to the holiday season folks! May yours be filled with too many cookies, uncomfortable questions from random people at holiday parties, crocheted onesies from Aunt Rose, and wine. You will need all of the wine.

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What Happens In Minneapolis




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When you travel hours to Minneapolis to hang out with all of your best friends.

Things happen.

Don’t worry Mom, I didn’t do anything to incriminating. This isn’t one of those,  “what happens in Minneapolis stays in Minneapolis” sort of posts. Or is it?!

ANYWAY I don’t plan on embarrassing myself or my friends. I won’t talk about the panda bear and unicorn onesie’s that came out on Friday night. Or my ability to find a runway to Vogue down in any bar I enter.

Oh, and I definitely won’t talk about all of the wigs.

What I will discuss is that I have the best group of friends a girl could ask for. Each one of these fine ladies below purchased a shirt from my shop (Sensible Chaos check it out!) to wear last weekend. I myself hadn’t planned on pushing my shirts that weekend, but these gals did!

Hell of a business woman I am.

Moving on.


So there we are, all in our matching shirts having the best time. Good thing considering the Huskers played horribly. (Scott Frosts anyone?) It’s pretty sad when you can get tickets for $10 apiece. Did I waste my $10 on a ticket? HELL NO! I spent that money on Vodka Tonic’s and cheese curds. #priorities

We even got a little classy on this trip going to the Loews hotel for drinks. I drank ALL of the champagne and I drank it out of all the fancy champagne glasses.

Because I’m fancy.

Also it was only natural we end our time at Loews with an elevator selfie. Don’t act like you wouldn’t do it, because you totally would.

A weekend full of random happenings, lots of adult beverages, many baskets of cheese curds, and lots of laughter. By far one of the best weekends I have had in a while. Until next time Minneapolis!!




This Velvet Trend


Velvet is life right now.

Ok, perhaps I am the only one who feels this way. But let’s just take a moment and talk about how much velvet we are seeing this fall/winter season. If you ask either one of my nieces, velvet isn’t cool. I should probably listen to them. They are literally the coolest of the cool. They know more about how to live your best life than I do. Did I just stumble upon a new idea for a post? “Life According to Kenna and Halle,” coming soon!

Back to the velvet. You could say my obsession started back in ’99 at my junior prom.  You guessed it, my dress was velvet. Not the ENTIRE dress but just the top part. I loved that dress. I still have that dress. If only it still fit….

I found all of these pieces over the last couple of months. By far my favorite is this midi skirt from Alice and Wonder. If you haven’t checked them out you need to! Follow them on Instagram too. They work a lot with two of my favorite bloggers, Taylor from The Daily Tay, and Ali from Those White Walls. Last week they did a holiday photoshoot with both ladies and had a bunch of sneak peeks of what’s coming to their store for the holidays. Everything I saw, I WILL NEED!! I am planning a trip to Chicago for the sole purpose of going to Alice and Wonder, and I have no shame about it!

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This  jumpsuit is from the best place on earth, Target. It’s a magical land filled with magical things. I dare you to go there and only buy toothpaste.

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This  dress is from Express. You might remember it from my “Favorite Fall Items,” post I did last month. I have found a ton of super great things from Express lately. It’s funny, back in the day when I went there to shop it was for “going out shirts,” now it’s for “holiday parties I will only stay at until 9:00 P.M.” Oh how life changes.

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I encourage you to try out this new velvet trend. When it comes to shopping and fashion I promise to never lead you astray!


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Jersey Girl

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6 months ago today Alex took our sweet fur baby to the vet. She needed a shot and her nails trimmed. Normal dog stuff. Jersey goes nuts for the vet, as any dog does. Can you imagine if humans where EVER that excited to go to the doctor?! Think about how easy it would have been as a child to get a shot if you looked at it like dogs do. Just one of many reasons why a dog is pretty much the best thing to ever happen to a human.

On this particular visit though, Alex wasn’t given the best news. The vet told him that Jersey had a tumor on her stomach and gave her at most, 6 months to live. This did explain a lot. She hadn’t been eating well, even when we covered her food with treats. She wasn’t as rambunctious as she once was, and she was coming up on her 12th birthday.  As dog parents you never want to hear this kind of news. Sure you try to prepare the best you can, but how do you? Dogs, like grandparents, are just NEVER suppose to leave us!

That was all 6 months ago. Since we got the news we have switched her food and stopped giving her any form of “people food.” We have seen a gradual change in her appetite and she has even gotten a little bit of her spark back. She went back to the vet on Monday and hasn’t lost any weight and for all that the doctor could see, she was doing fine. Alex had been reluctant to take her back to the vet out of fear for more bad news. So even though Alex got a simple, “she is doing fine” he basically heard, “your dog is eternal and will live forever!” Selective hearing has always been a strong suit of Alex’s.

So this morning when I was putting my shoes on for work Jersey came over and sat right next to me. As she does most mornings, her way of telling me she would prefer that I stay home (me too girl….me too), and that is when I realized we had hit an amazing milestone.

As I scratched her ears and kissed her forehead she looked right at me as to say, “I’m going to be alright mom, I promise!” I honestly had to choke back tears. Jersey is more than a dog, she is more than my fur baby, she is my best friend. Alex spends a lot of time on the road so she is the one to keep me company while I watch The Real Housewives of New York. She reassures me each morning that I do not look fat in my corporate apparel. She is beside herself with excitement each and every time I come home from work. I am a better person because of her, and I truly believe she is eternal.

I could spend all day writing about how much I love my four legged best friend, but I think I have used up my sappy card for the day.  If you have a fur baby give her an extra snuggle today…and tell him or her it’s from Jersey!

The adorable German Shepard in these photos is Jersey’s best friend Ruby!!