Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Mississippi Shore











 For Memorial Day, Patrick and I did a little venturing out into one of our favorite cities nearby. We tried a new restaurant, Dock Cafe, on the Mississippi River. It's practically illegal to go through Stillwater without hitting up Nelson's for ice cream so of course we did that also. And then we played a round of golf at Stillwater Oaks. At 70 degrees & sunny, it was a lovely day. One of those days we remember why we we're glad we live here.

This dress is new in from J.McLaughlin. They have the most glorious selection of summer dresses right now, I highly recommend checking it out! I also picked up a one-shoulder maxi that I'll be sure to wear soon.

Shop today's outfit:
j.mclaughlin plaid shirtdress c/o || tory burch tote via shopbop c/o || sloane ranger lobster necklace c/o || pink headband || navy and white espadrille sandals || michael hors watch

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Friday, May 22, 2015

Memorial Day Sale Finds


So suddenly it's the end of May.... honestly where in the WORLD did this month go? It has zoomed right along to Memorial Day Weekend. Which means majorly amazing sales, so I've scoured the internet and pulled my favorites. Basically... the best items from the best sales at the best places. Nordstrom is offering up to 40% off select styles, Club Monaco has 30% off sale items. And J.Crew has a 30% off sale going on. Some of these sale on sale items are ridiculously discounted. Click away to shop these amazing pieces!

Shop my picks:
floral shirt || j.crew
striped skirt || kate spade
navy blue ballet flats || shopbop
powder blue scalloped shorts || club monaco
sequin blouses || shopbop
geometric shirt dress || nordstrom

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Soft Pants









I'm going to go ahead and tell you about one of my favorite pasta dishes in town. The Mizithra with browned butter at Old Spaghetti Factory. Every once in a while, I have to get it. It just has to be done. So when my family was in town and we ended up at the place, oh it just about made my week. And it was a really good week, so topping everything else was no easy feat. Finding these soft pants was definitely in the runnings too. Currently on sale for like $40. I know... craziness.

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Monday, May 18, 2015

Bridges & Brooks









This beautiful beautiful land is in Chaska, Minnesota. My aunt and uncle live here and have this gorgeous flowing creek and white wooden bridge as their backyard. I grew up on this land. My family would come and visit often and we'd play with the cousins over the hill and deeper into the woods. One of my cousins and I actually built a fort on top of the hill with wood and sticks, eeyore-style, that lasted almost a decade, through storms, wind, tornados... I don't know, maybe we should have been engineers? :) So when I went back here for a wedding, you can bet I was struck by nostalgia. I love this dreamy place and every chance to just soak up the beauty of it.

Over the weekend, I went in to Evolution Hair in Minneapolis for a hair conditioning treatment and a styled look for an event I had later in the day. I showed my stylist, Heidi, a picture of a Blake Lively messy braidy side-do. She took it as inspiration and improvised to create this super fun hair look that I had a blast sporting all day. I had an incredible experience and will definitely be back for more treatments and styled updo's!

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Shop more fun maxi dresses for the summer (many under $50!):

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Fuchsia










This pretty magenta dress was kind of a no-brainer. I found it at Lou & Louise Fashion, a boutique based in South Dakota with lots of really cute items. What I like about it is first and foremost the gorgeous color. Secondly, I like that I could wear it for a day at the pool or work. I'm currently wearing it today for the office, styled with this structured leopard coat and dressy sandals. But I could see it with a turquoise statement necklace and a woven beach bag just as easily. Versatile is the name of the game.

Style tip for the day? Don't be afraid to match and mismatch in the same outfit. The tweed & leopard contrast patterns while the dress, bracelet, & headband coordinate. Play around with patterns/colors to make it your very own look.

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This weekend on Saturday the 16th from 2-4pm I'll be hosting the Fashion Icons event at Macy's Ridgedale. It will be such a blast! Complete with small bites, lots of spring shopping, live music (maybe you'll even see me bust out a move haha) and of COURSE a photo opp. I'd love to chat with you about the style trends for the season so come on out and let's hang! 
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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Trend Report: Off-Shoulder


One of my favorite trends of the moment is the off-shoulder look. I've styled it here for a formal evening look & here for a colorful daytime outfit. It's feminine, flattering, and fresh! And there are oh-so-many ways to try it. I've selected some of my top choices from around the web to give you a starting point for shopping.

Shop my top off-shoulder picks:
red scalloped via neiman marcus
rebecca minkoff striped via shopbop
powder blue tibi shirt
striped tee via neiman marcus
polka dot romper
black and white striped mlm label via shopbop
rebecca minkoff white dress
bell-sleeved tibi crop top
pink chiffon dvf dress

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Monday, May 11, 2015

Scalloped Seersucker







So I spent a few days at a lake cabin this weekend and to be honest my heart is still there. When the weather gets nicer all I want to do is be outside on the dock or in a boat or relaxing in a hammock but unfortunately, MONDAYS. Might as well make the best of it I suppose! I took a massive nap on Sunday that hopefully helped towards the cause of launching me into productive mode. We will see...

So this top is like 8 years old and has a boxy shape that I wasn't really feeling when I first put it on with the shorts. But I turned it into a little crop top by tying the knot in the front and suddenly it felt fresh and new! I love how small changes like that can re-vamp an outfit. Don't be afraid to try something a little different with an old favorite piece.

Shop today's outfit:
white eyelet tank top || lilly pulitzer pink seersucker scalloped shorts || tory burch keira crossbody chainstrap clutch || mint pointed toe flats || gold monogram necklace || jcrew bracelet


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