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Find the Perfect Pair of Boots for the Winter Season

Styled by Madelyn Jones Photos by L.G. Patterson Winter fashion isn’t complete without fantastic footwear! Tall boots shine this season, keeping your feet warm and style hot. We’ve assembled numerous pairs and color combinations so you have plenty to choose from. With help from members of our team, here are our chic boot selections to […]

Nail art

Stylish Sets to Suit Your Nails

Styled by Madelyn Jones | Photos by L.G. Patterson Nail art is all the rage right now. From detailed designs that look like tiny masterpieces to more subdued colors and styles, the summer nail trends have a wide range of styles from which to choose. And that’s always a good thing since what works for one […]


Find Sunglasses to Suit Your Style

Styled By Madelyn Jones and Diahann Bieser / Photos By L.G. Patterson  Longer days, warm weather and sunny skies — combine all three and you get the perfect conditions for some outdoor fun in mid-Missouri. But before you head out into the sunlight, make sure you’re ready with right accessories. This selection of sunglasses from […]

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Brightening Up Rainy Days

Styled by Madelyn Jones | Photos by L.G. Patterson You know what they say: “April showers bring May flowers!” But if the promise of a colorful May isn’t enough to get you through those gray, rainy spring days, then don’t wait. Make those April showers bright with these must-have rainy day items from area shops. […]

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Contrasting Expressions: Seasonal Colors Mix Bold with Traditional This Fall

Styled by Madelyn Jones | Photos by L.G. Patterson The colors of fall evoke images of autumn oranges and browns, deep reds and purples, and all the tones you’d expect to see when the leaves change. But when it comes to fashion, the colors of fall get much more expansive. Each season, the Pantone Color […]

70s inspired fashion

Fashion Flashback: ’70s Inspired Styles Make A Comeback

Styled by Madelyn Jones | Photos by L.G. Patterson This fall, it’s trendy to be retro. The ‘70s style is back, with all of its nostalgic notes, including bright colors and patterns, fringe and that groovy flower power. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect setting to show off these throwback styles than Hitt […]

Hiking fashion

Hiking the Trails: Get the Gear for a Tremendous Trek

Styled by Madelyn Jones | Photos by L.G. Patterson Mid-Missouri is a fantastic place to hit the trails. Whether you’re still a beginner, just starting to learn about the available terrain, or an experienced hiker who knows the secret spots to find the best views, one thing is certain: the right equipment is key. We […]

Beautiful Bling

Beautiful Bling

Styled by Madelyn Jones | Photos by L.G. Patterson No matter the reason, sometimes it’s nice to add a little sparkle, a little glitz, a little bling. So we went to the experts, and Betz Jewelers and Buchroeders Jewelers provided some of their most glamorous pieces for our three models, Jessica Caldera, Kathleen Bruegenhemke and […]

Pink fashion

Pink Prevails for Spring Style

Styled by Madelyn Jones – Photos by L.G. Patterson When it comes to spring fashions this year, think pink! Whether it’s rose, bubblegum, blush or some other variant of the feminine favorite, pink is coloring many of this season’s separates, from crop tops to darling dresses. Ruffles are another big trend — especially for cap sleeves […]

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Cute & Cozy

Styled by Madelyn Jones – Photos by L.G. Patterson With the chilling entrance of winter comes the opportunity to wrap yourself in the comfiest, coziest and, yes, cutest pieces possible. Because being cozy doesn’t mean having to give up being trendy — there are plenty of options that fit both criteria. Just take a look […]

Winter fashion

Bundled Up: Keep Warm with These Winter Must Haves

Styled by Madelyn Jones | Photos by L.G. Patterson Walking in a winter wonderland can be a truly magical thing — unless you’re freezing! To make sure you’re prepared for the season and all the outdoor fun that Columbia has to offer, we’ve gathered a few accessories that are sure to keep you wonderfully warm while […]

Educator Ensembles

Ah, back to school. It conjures images of hours spent trying on what seems to be the same pair of ripped jeans or graphic t-shirts for hours in dressing rooms, hurried notebook and pencil shopping through packed aisles at Walmart and rustling through cabinets for (slightly musty) lunchboxes.

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Monochromatic Madness

Want to keep your cool this season? Step out in the hottest hues! Jewel tones are all the rage right now. These are brilliant buys inspired by the gems in your jewelry. Here, our model Dr. Roshni Rawlani, a dermatologist with MU Healthcare, shows how to strut your stuff in style. When it comes to […]

Nature versus Nurture

After more than a year of being stuck at home, parents are finally venturing out and socializing with other adults. Babies certainly need quality time with their mothers and fathers — but they also need it with Mother Earth..

Jaunty Jammies

A Columbia family continues a toasty tradition. While you may think it took some convincing for us to get Battle High School Head Football Coach — and former Mizzou Defensive End — Atiyyah Ellison to model holiday jammies for us, rest assured there was no bribery, blackmail or bartering involved. Ellison and his wife Jessica, […]

Shop Local

Shop Online and Still Shop Local

It may seem counterintuitive to promote online shopping, but if done through local stores, the benefits are the same as going into storefronts, (although it may be a little easier to click rather than walk away from that sweater you don’t really *need*). 

Cover Models

What began as blue and white disposable fashion faux pas have now evolved into something more akin to seasonal statement pieces.


Style Setters

When it comes to personal style, everyone has their own unique take on fashion trends and ways to make popular looks their own. We asked our readers and followers who they thought were the most fashionable people in Columbia and narrowed down nominations to the five featured in this article. They come from a wide […]

Well In Hand

There’s no need to carry a purse without personality this season. Not when it’s so easy to get your hands on an attractive array of options! In materials from luxe leather to sturdy straw, you’ll find a collage of colors, plus distinctive details including a trend toward tassels. So, whether you favor a slim style […]

Light & Bright

Now that it’s heating up outside, it’s the perfect excuse to buy adorable summer outfits for your little ones. That can mean cute suits so they can splish like fish and all sorts of comfy shorts and tops. From sloth-printed button-ups to red bandana tanks, the options are endless at Carter’s, The Children’s Place and […]