no clump mascara, i swear!

I never leave the house without mascara.  Of any beauty item, it is the one thing that makes me feel the most like me, but it is also such a finicky product.  Who hasn’t dealt with their mascara clumping and running?  I seem to always be searching for the perfect product and in the process I have tried practically every brand of mascara on the market.

By far, my favorite is the DiorShow mascara by Christian Dior, available at Sephora and department stores with a Dior makeup counter (Macy’s and Dillard’s both have one.)  I love this brand so much that I trusted it for my wedding day!

{wedding photo by the amazing Melanie Mauer}


Reasons this brand is so awesome:

  1. It doesn’t clump.  At all.
  2. The brush is the perfect size/shape for getting coverage at the very root of your lashes.
  3. No yucky mascara smell.  (You know what I’m talking about!)
  4. One coat is all that you need for very dramatic, full lashes.

I know that it is on the pricey side, but the results are so worth it.


windy corners market


From the time that I entered Windy Corner’s porch, I was completely charmed.  My parents and I decided to take the baby for a drive on Saturday and ended up stopping for a bite at Windy Corners Market, Ouita Michel’s (of Holly Hill Inn and Wallace Station) latest creation.  Since it was such a beautiful day outside, I was incredibly taken with the views of the horse farms across the street from the restaurant.  We all sat at the table oriented so that we could see outside and enjoy a look at the beautiful bluegrass.  Of course, the restaurant itself is adorable, too—complete with beadboard and hardwood floors.  (LOVE!)

The charming atmosphere of the place and the cute Kentucky-made products on sale are reason enough to visit Windy Corner, but the food certainly did not disappoint.  Our table enjoyed a cheeseburger, Mabel’s nut burger and a fried shrimp basket.  It was so hard to choose what to order, so a return visit is definitely in the near future.  We were so tempted by the extensive Po’ Boy menu and all said that we would like to try one of those next time.  Everything sounded delicious! All dishes on the menu showcase local fare and produce (local beef, Weisenberger cornmeal, etc.), so it is certainly a restaurant that you can be proud to patronize.

Table space is limited, so plan to have someone in your party scope out a place to sit before you order.  Hope to see you there—save me a seat!

Windy Corners Market

4595 Bryan Station Road

Lexington, KY 40516


Chef Ouita Michel

No reservations required.  Dress casual.


seasonal style

Spring’s in full swing, and the trenchcoat is the perfect layer for those cool damp days.  If you already own a classic trench, why not expand your horizons with a new shape, color, or pattern? Everyone needs variety!



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welcome to bluegrass THREADS!

About Katherine:

Above: Katherine at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

27 year-old Lexingtonian

life-long romantic married to her wonderful husband, loving life with a sweet baby boy

likes movies (especially the classics), baking, throwing parties and entertaining, shopping for the best deals in town, taking long walks & playing with her golden retriever


About Diana:

Above: Diana, loving the beach on Montauk Island, New York


has resided in Lexington for the last 17 years

loves birdwatching, cats and dogs, reading, photography, hiking, fitness, shopping for antiques and collectibles, the beach, and of course–a great outfit!

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Dear Readers,

Welcome to bluegrass THREADS! We are so excited to share with you some of our favorite things with a focus on central Kentucky living.  We are two friends devoted to:

  • finding and creating affordable fashion
  • eating and making good food
  • supporting local businesses and products
  • sharing our favorite tips and tricks, places, products, recipes, stories, photos, and diy projects

Most importantly, we wanted to create a space for you to converse about your lifestyle in the bluegrass.  So….. let’s start some bluegrass THREADS!

All the best,

-Diana & Katherine

cold weather chic

cold weather chic


Organic by John Patrick long sleeve top
$242 –

Madewell fitted jacket
$168 –

Diane von Fürstenberg flared pants
325 –

Hunter knee boots
$336 –

Mulberry logo tote
$1,585 –

Alexander McQueen floral shawl
295 –

Polka dot glove
$60 –

luxe and dreamy night out

Perfect for a night out!  luxe and dreamy night out


Short cocktail dress
$100 –

Dorothy Perkins faux fur coat
$135 –

Vivienne Westwood high heels
$361 –

Christian Louboutin gold clutch

Cubic zirconia ring
$340 –

Alcozer & J pearl drop earrings
$245 –