Friday, August 1, 2014

Nordeast







Welcome to my neighborhood! That's right, this is just a few blocks from my humble abode in Northeast Minneapolis. I love living so close to a coffee shop, a stellar brunch spot, and even a pizza place that carries Sebastian Joe's ice cream! City livin treats us just fine over here. This outfit totally represents my typical go-to casual summer get-up. There's usually a print involved, often stripes, either in the shorts or shirt. I like to pair two fun bright colors, this time bright green and blue. Add on some gold accessories, my fav bag and sunnies, and I'm set for the day! 

Shop Today's Outfit:
striped shirt: talbots
shorts: j.crew || shop similar below:
splurge ---> milly shorts on sale at yoox
sandals: j.crew || shop similar below:
splurge ---> rachel zoe metallic sandals
steal ---> chinese laundry sandals
jean jacket: old navy || shop similar below:
save ---> levi denim jacket via macy's
splurge ---> j.crew classic denim jacket
leather bag: target || shop similar below:
splurge ---> cognac leather fold over bag via modcloth
save ---> cognac leather bag via neiman marcus
sunglasses: kate spade || shop similar below:
splurge ---> kate spade cateye sunglasses
bracelet: oia jules, peonia designs

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Coffee with Audrey





We have two dogs trotting around our house these days and I'm constantly amazed at how much I just constantly want to pick them up and cuddle them. How can these little creatures charm me so endlessly? First of all they are like the tiniest things. Like a half gallon of milk on 4 legs, each of them. And they are perpetual puppies. Plus they look like twins and have similar mannerisms, so everything is double the adorable. We only own one of them, Mint. The other one, Ember, is Patrick's parents' pup, from the same breeder as Mint. I just honestly can't get enough of the two of them. I mean. Right now they're basically spooning. Cuteness overload!

And a word on this outfit… sometimes it's the outfits that come to our minds in a matter of moments that end up being the favorites. I like the vintage vibe that these shorts give the whole ensemble. And the bit of glam brought into the look through the striped floppy hat. If I was heading to a coffee date with Audrey Hepburn, I think this would be the outfit I'd wear. 

shorts: c/o nick & mo
top: kohls || shop similar below:
 floppy hat: c/o zappos
heels: zara || shop similar below
sunglasses: kate spade
splurge ---> kate spade sunglasses

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Noerenberg Gardens







 

Patrick and I ventured out to the Noerenberg Gardens at Lake Minnetonka on Saturday. It was a warm day and we brought a picnic lunch to enjoy on the lawn. Couldn't have imagined a more perfect date. This Target dress was a clearance rack find last summer and every once in a while (especially on 80 degree days), it makes for a nice and easy little frock to slip into. I swooped my hair up into a quick topknot, threw on one of my favorite hair scarfs, a few accessories, and voila! … I was set to conquer the heat without sacrificing style.

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basket tote: marshalls || shop similar version below:
coral dress: target || shop similar version below:
necklace: prima donna

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Bright Florals







I can't believe I haven't worn this dress on Ruby Girl yet. It's definitely a frequent flier in my wardrobe. But I definitely remember why I haven't posted about it yet now that I'm thinking about it. It's because every time I go to style it for a post, I remember that I already had posted a navy & hot pink outfit earlier in the week. Because navy & hot pink are obviously a match made in color combo heaven. Well this is this particular week's navy & hot pink look. And this behind me is the house I grew up in. I went to my hometown for a girls' weekend with some of my closest friends. Let's just say we got a work-out from all of our laughing. True friends don't come around every day, so when you find a good one, treat them right and hang on tight.

necklace: c/o candy couture shop
dress: Lilly Pulitzer via Melly at the Galleria 
See how else I styled it for a recent feature in Minnesota Monthly!
sandals: bcbg || shop similar here ---> franco sarto sandal via nordstrom anniversary sale
bag: boutique in france || shop similar here ---> michael kors purse via nordstrom anniversary sale
sunglasses: anthropologie || shop similar here ---> RAEN tortoiseshell sunglasses via nordtsrom anniversary sale
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Monday, July 21, 2014

Put the Lime with the Polka Dots








… and drink it all up. Did any of you guys catch the reference? To that tropical-ish vintage song? My earliest memory with that song is in my math class in 6th grade. My spunky teacher played it every day for a week. I think he was ready for vacation. Although I distinctly remember thinking the lyrics were, "Put the lime in the Coke, you nut". Later, when googling lyrics became a thing, many a revelation occurred including the fact that my original perception of the lyrics to Put the Lime in the Coconut were just a touch off. 

polka-dotted skirt: c/o shabby apple
top: c/o gojane || shop similar ---> the real real lime blouse
heels: zara || shop similar ---> Joe's black heeled sandals via the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
sunglasses: kate spade || shop similar ---> kate spade sunglasses via Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Cotton Candy










Alright you guys. This might be one of my favorite outfits ever. And it reminds me of cotton candy. Which sounds ridiculously good right now. Need to get myself to the nearest carnival STAT.

So, part of the reason I LOVE blogging is because I get insurmountable joy out of sharing my finds with you! This is exactly why I always break down the outfit details from each post and share with you where you can find what I'm wearing or something similar to it. And I totally get that some of you have sky-high budgets shopping designer like divas and some of you are mega bargain-hunters. Lots of you are somewhere in between. And that is exactly why I try to link to items that are splurges, saves, and steals. I've got your back, ladies.

Shop today's outfit:
dress: c/o kisa boutique
necklace: c/o cents of style
jacket: talbots || shop similar versions below:
heels: kohls || shop similar versions below:
splurge---> moschino jeweled pump
steal---> modcloth coral sandals
clutch: poshmark || shop similar versions below:
splurge---> stuart weitzman envelope clutch
steal---> delias glitter clutch

Also, thanks for being so nice. I may be totally biased but I feel like I have the best readers ever. Call me cheesy but I get warm fuzzies all ovah when I read your sweet comments. I so appreciate your visits and kind words!

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Cafe Chic









"Every day do one of these: dance, laugh, flirt, daydream, be witty." Just a little life inspiration from my Kate Spade dayplanner for the month of July. It's best if we don't take life too seriously, you know? There's lots of ordinary going on so it's the little things like dancing, laughing, flirting, daydreaming, and wit that really spritz the lightheartedness into things. 

trench coat: banana republic || shop similar here ---> splurge
navy shorts: forever 21 || shop similar here ---> splurge
gold metallic sandals: j.crew || shop similar here ---> splurge
monogram necklace: ameera noor c/o jane
aviator sunglasses: c/o warby parker
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