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Dressed in Holiday Style

5 ways for your wardrobe to rise to the occasion The holidays are all about gathering to celebrate — whether it’s for cocktails after work, that office gift exchange or more formal festivities. What are five fashion staples you need to properly ring in that holiday cheer? We’ve found five foundational pieces you can easily…

All Boxed Up

Clementine Lindley delivers craftiness right to your door Clementine Lindley hopes that when you hear the name Rita and Betty you think of a couple of housewives from the ’50s, perhaps sitting together at a kitchen table, talking and laughing. Given the era, they’re probably working with their hands while they chat, knitting, mending, or…

The Little Black Dress

Rethink this timeless treasure Today’s trendsetters are proving every closet needs a little black dress. This timeless piece of fashion doesn’t need to be used only to express sympathy or be set aside only for ultimate glam. The LBD — as fashionistas call it — doesn’t have to be simplified or paired with stilettos to…

At Your Service

DIY Beverage Cart With fall approaching, most of us love to try to soak in as much of the nice weather left before the snow starts to fly. Sitting outside one night, I thought it would be nice to have a beverage cart to keep stocked when our family wants to hang out on the…

Happy Trails

Hiking group explores nature, builds friendships   Naturalist and writer John Muir said, “In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” That rings especially true for those in the Red Lodge Hiking Group. In their weekly outings, they’ve found friendship, bound by the love they all share for the outdoors. On…

Feel Good Fashion

Slip them on, support a cause When it comes to fashion, buying from brands that align with our values is a trend that’s been simmering for more than a few years. Today, in addition to some tried-and-true favorite brands that publicly support great causes, there are some smaller players hoping to make a philanthropic splash….

“You Can Do This!”

Maybe it’s time for a new year and a new you I was standing at the podium, shaking, tears filling my eyes, and I could not breathe.  I kept trying to talk, but I just couldn’t make it happen. This scene probably took 20 seconds, but it felt like hours, long hours, like waiting for…

The Spark behind Mom & Pop Shops

The Power of Shopping Small It didn’t start with the love of flowers, bikes, yarn, cameras or vintage goods. For some Billings entrepreneurs, becoming small-business owners started with a desire to provide the community with a satisfying retail experience and a chance to help build a destination culture in the city. While the shop owners…

Moody Floral

Deep, dark blossoms sweep fashion trends It’s a trend that’s sweeping both fashion and home décor, crossing all areas of life and delivering a rich punch of glam. It’s the moody floral — blossoms set on rich, dark shades of burgundy, black or navy. This fresh and modern approach has attracted an incredible following across…

Not Your Mama’s Jeans

Teens today are giving a facelift to yesterday’s fashion trends Recycled fashion can evoke a lot of great memories. Some of us loved the easy breezy days of the 1990s, when it was easy to buy denim from Goodwill, pull on a baggy tee and tie a flannel around your waist for a fashion-forward look….

Vintage Style

Sherry Daly takes fashion back in time With a little imagination, each garment on the racks at Montana Vintage Clothing will tell a story. That gauzy, mauve shift dress from the 1920s might have been worn to a dance at the old Northern Hotel, or maybe it was worn to one of Billings speakeasies. That…

Finding Treasure in the Magic City

It’s as easy as an afternoon walk After this past winter, you’re probably craving a change of scenery — maybe a trip to an exotic city where you’re blessed with a whiff of warmth and wonder, novelty and nuance. Imagine yourself admiring the beauty of baguettes and boules lit by a shard of sunshine piercing…

It’s Sandal Season!

6 Sassy & Stylish Summer Ready Looks The countdown is over and sandal season — a season we live for — is finally here. So bring those tootsies out of hibernation, pamper them with a pedicure and then embrace the warmer weather and the trendiest looks with one (or more) of these stylish sandals. ROSE’…

Fearless Fashion

Please don’t “dress your age!” Break the rules. Shatter the chatter about what you can and cannot wear once you hit a certain age.  What does “dress your age” mean anyway?  We decided to throw out the rules and spark a fashion rebellion urging women to wear what speaks to them, sparks that passion for…

It’s all in the Bag!

From Clutches to Satchels, Check Out the Best Looks for 2018 Every occasion calls for a different purse. Sometimes we carry more. Sometimes, we tote around a little less. It might be a workday. Or, maybe you’re grabbing your favorite leather backpack for a play date. Do you have children in tow, or not? We…

Home Grown Holiday

Creative and one-of-a-kind Made in the Valley gifts SHARE YOUR COMPETITIVE SIDE Let your pride for your country or your spirit for the home team shine next time you hit the yard for a friendly family game of corn hole. Twin Mountain Creative is the handiwork of twin brothers, Shane and Travis McCullough. In addition…

Comfort Between Bread

The Tastings Team relishes sandwiches The most hearty and comforting lunch comes served between two slices of bread. The TASTINGS team visited Jake’s Bar and Grill, Simply Wine, and The Divide Bar and Grill. Our Tastings team sampled sandwiches and grabbed up paninis for a taste of some of Billings’ finest power lunches. The team…

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