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October 30, 2014

It's little.

Lately, life has been about the little things. I find myself being content with a good book and glass of wine. I also am extremely homesick for my three best friends - a good thing! Gals like that are hard to find and the definition of "once in a lifetime" friendships.

The little things:
 Kaela and I share a love of Taylor Swift (call us basic - we still have better style). Only kidding, but when I was in a crunch for some sustenance and Swifty showed up on my Diet Coke I knew KB was the only one who would appreciate it...especially since our texting spree about how great "1989" is the night before.

Our front hallway was SO colorful. I wanted neutral and I wanted gold. It looks a bit different as opposed to the pic above, I added two more Kate Spade white vases. To shake things up I added several new pieces: a rug, antler photo, and gold accent "spike thing" for under $50. Happy happy me! 

I know I'm vain, but I am also so much more. Intelligent, savvy, outgoing, outspoken, honest, fair, hardworking and a list of things people don't resonate with fashion and "pretty" things. I like my outfit selfies. I love sharing them. I adore that I can show girls you don't have to spend a fortune on what you wear. That Old Navy can look just as chic as Vince {I own many pieces from both and let it be known: huge difference in price, subtle difference in style}. 

My lastest obsession, thank you Carly, is a crusade for a white wine emoji. Developers: get it together. While you're at it Veuve called, they want an emoji too. 

October 26, 2014

Boot Up.

I adore Miranda Kerr. Her style is, as I'm sure you've heard a million times, effortless. One of my favorite looks for fall is a slight cuffed jean and booties. Whether flat or with a stacked heel it's so easy to pull together. Throw on a white tee, Vince makes my favorite, a classic blazer, a fun scarf and boots! Dolce Vita makes some great affordable options. The DV by Dolce Vita Cassidy boots are on my MUST HAVE list!  I love mine and they are so comfy. If you're looking for chic and incredibly affordable jeans Old Navy is having a MAJOR sale through tomorrow. I absolutely love their Rockstar Jeans - and they have some pretty adorable tops and blazers on sale! 

Some other favorite booties below! 

October 17, 2014

Reflections of...

I had a drink with a girlfriend last night and we got on the topic of people not being content with themselves. Always wanting and needing to change, possibly for the wrong reasons. It's not my place nor intent to judge; however, the reality is I'm probably guilty of doing it too. Comparing myself to someone thinner than I am, getting too wrapped up in what someone thinks of me, or convincing myself that maybe I'm just not quite good enough. It's human nature to want to be loved and liked. Sometimes it takes a pep talk in the mirror, but just so you know - I love you just the way you are! 

“There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the true essence of beauty.” 
― Steve MaraboliUnapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

October 16, 2014

for what it's worth.

Sometimes we all need to remember that life is what you make of it. It's good to be scared, to take risks, to be who you are - and be unashamed of it. Cheers to living a life you love! 

October 9, 2014

September + October: In Photos

The last month (and almost a half) has gone by so quickly. Today marks five months since our wedding day. Where did the time go? Above are a few snapshots from my adventures: I turned 28, we went up to Clam Lake with a bunch of friends for Labor Day, I've developed a rather large obsession with rose, Adam and I celebrated Oktoberfest with an outdoor beer tasting in Rochester, Henry Ann keeps growing, I went to see Rent with my gorgeous girlfriends, snapped a few outfit selfies along the way,  and I tried to make my office a little less gray against the gray carpet, blinds and cabinets.

Right now I'm on a flight to Phoenix with A. One of my dear friends from college is marrying the love of her life, also a college friend, and I can't wait to celebrate such a beautiful couple and see so many faces I've missed so much! This is our last wedding of the season, it's been so fun I don't want it to end. I know this weekend will be a walk down memory lane with all of my Arizona partners in crime  - watch out Scottsdale!!! 


August 11, 2014

It's not about the price tag.

I'm a firm believer in the notion that's it's NOT about the price, but how you wear it. I wore this lovely little number to a dear friend's BBQ. I was comfortable, felt confident and spent the night enjoying an awesome bottle of Pinot Grigio, amazing food and even better company.

Shoes // Old Nacy Jeans // Old Navy Rockstar (try them on - I swear you will love them) Top // Lillian's 

However, I am not opposed to spending $27 on Nars Lipstick. This color is Heat Wave and I'm a die hard fan girl. My little gem of a necklace is from Francesca's. 

Not the greatest photo, but I was pulling clothes for the #styleontheplaza look book and I started going crazy over this coat. I didn't want to look at the price tag - I was expecting it to cost $300+. Let's just say I did a victory dance, $99 my friends! Expect to see it this fall (on my person)! 

A casual Friday look from work. Blouse is from h&m and jeans are Mother. I also love my Cate Katan necklace. Make sure to check her out on Etsy! 

August 9, 2014

in lust with: for love & lemons

There are certain brands that I am instantly drawn to. There is not really an explanation or a common sense factor, these aren't brands I would purchase from regularly, nor are they brands that represent pieces of clothing I already own; however, I become like a moth to a flame. Over the last few months I've been having a love affair with For Love & Lemons. Their pieces are dreamy, airy, romantic and slightly resemble lingerie. I don't know what it is about the pieces, but I dream about wearing them. While they do make beautiful underpinnings, their dresses are so beautiful. I don't know that many of them would work for my body type {curse of the bust}, but I know my legs would look amazing {on the bright side}. I also don't dress overly sexy, so again I'm not sure where this obsession is coming from! Most of their dresses are under $200 and a few are in the $300 range. I'm all for wearing white year round {I hope you got that from my jeans post}, so don't ignore the white dresses ladies - they would look killer with black tights and booties!