Thursday, April 17, 2014

Kisa Boutique Giveaway!



Happy Thursday, everyone! I'm about to make your day even happier. You can win $40 to the one and only Kisa Boutique. Kisa is based out of my home-sweet-Minneapolis, but has a great online storefront so anyone anywhere can make Kisa their go-to boutique. I've styled some of Kisa's gorgeous pieces here, here, & here. So as you can see, I'm a pretty big fan. I bet you will be too.

Use the rafflecopter widget below to enter to win! Best of luck!

Contest open to US entries only.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Anchors + Chevron











Alright prepare yourselves because this is going to sound a little bit cheesy, but I'm the kind of girl that gets giddy and gushy about the littlest things… like when you're standing in your closet putting together an outfit and the last piece just falls into place. I mean, I almost did a cartwheel yesterday when I finally pulled out these pants and the whole ensemble started singing. Ok what, so I like what I do :) Hey, it's Wednesday, everybody! Which means we have made it halfway through the week, and we are that much closer to Friday. So let's give it a good hard go and make it count!

sweater: c/o nick & mo clothing
blazer: gap
pants: old navy
bag: old navy
necklace: century 21
silk scarf: thrifted
glitter heels: j.crew

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Macy's Secret Garden Fashion Event


Happy Monday, beauties! It was a whirlwind of a weekend in the best possible way, and the highlight for me was no doubt Macy's Secret Garden Fashion Event at Southdale Center in Edina on Saturday. It started with make-up by Clinique beauty specialist, Ashlee. She was super sweet and talented. I learned all about contouring and a few eye shadow tricks that I can't wait to try again. 



Wore my new Waccamaw pearls for prep the day of the event. I have a feeling they are quickly going to become a go-to accessory.

The main part of the event was the Fashion Show, featuring some of springs biggest trends. All looks that could be purchased head-to-toe from Macy's. It was a blast to work with my co-host for the event, Jasmine Stringer of Carpe Diem with Jasmine. She's such an energizing, positive, friendly person with some serious style. We talked about each of the looks as they came down the runway on the gorgeous ladies of Caryn Modeling Agency. The models were such fun. We even crowded together to take an "Ellen selfie" backstage before the show.




It was not just a full crowd, but a crowd full of beautiful, stylish ladies. Some of my lovely friends and fellow MN fashion girls came out to the show. THANK you to those of you who made it to the event. It was so great to meet some of you in person for the first time. Loved chatting over sushi, spritzers, and sweets!






One of my favorite moments of the night was when we picked the winner of the $200 Rachel Roy giftcard. We randomly drew the name of a sweet, elderly lady. She was so surprised! She later shared that her husband had passed earlier in the week and that she decided last-minute to come to the event to help herself feel better. I teared up when I heard her story. She had a personal shopper from Macy's to assist her in finding the most perfect new clothes to add to her wardrobe. I love that someone in such a need of a boost was able to be doted on.









My outfit is Macy's head-to-toe!
Lace jacket: Inc
Dress: Rebecca Taylor
Necklace: Haskell
Bag: Coach

Photography by Izzi Kruse, by beautiful & super talented cousin.

It was a treat to be part of such a fun event! I want to thank all of you again for the support and a special thanks to those who made it out to the event! Stay tuned for more fun shindigs like this. 

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Pastels in Sunshine











Yesterday I got to hang out with the lovely ladies of Lily & Violet at their adorable shop in Linden Hills. They had a spring event with chair massages and cupcakes & special sales. I was almost too busy chatting to eat one of those little cupcakes, but thankfully my co-host for the evening, Chelsea, basically made me eat one and oh-my-goodness like what. They were the best ever. Speaking of the best ever, this COAT. It was made from vintage fabric from France by the illustrious local designer, JoyNoelle. The jacket and everything else in my outfit can be found at Lily & Violet, either online or in-store. Be sure to pop in for the rest of their events this weekend. So many cute pieces for spring/summer!
photos by chelsea

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Wearing White









Some rules are just meant to be broken. And if you've been following since labor day, you know that I think the no-wearing-white-after-labor-day and until-may is the biggest bunch of bologna. Of course, there does seem to be an unwritten exception to the rule, which is those "winter white" outfits. That by the way remind me of J.Lo every time. Truly. I think it has something to do with the movie Maid in Manhattan. Did she wear all white in that at some point? Regardless, rules like this one are not easily overcome. Come on, don't tell me this age-old fashion stipulation hasn't even crossed your mind when peering at something crisp and beautifully blanc in your closet. So annoying how it makes us hesitate in styling an outfit with white. Well folks, consider this post one to chalk up on the side of breaking the rule. I vote yes to white any day.

scarf: h&m
pants: c/o the limited (also styled here)
heels: oasap
shirt: thrifted
bag: target
sunglasses: c/o warby parker

Check out these gorgeous whites to wear any time of year:

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