How to Style Vintage Clothing for Everyday Life – Uniform Skirt

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Who doesn’t love a good thrift store find? Especially if it’s vintage? There is a cute little church thrift store less than a block away from my house that has been my go to ever since I moved to Milwaukee. And since I am only days away from moving to Chicago, and I wanted to share a few of the finds from St Paul’s Thrift in this new series on styling vintage clothing for every day life.

Vintage clothes can add an edge and uniqueness to your style, but you should be careful to not over do it. Today I am styling a dark green DSCP Garrison Collection skirt with a silk Diane Gilman top and Diesel Boots.

Here are a few tips that I follow when putting together looks that include vintage pieces.

  1. Mix vintage with non-vintage items.
  2. Classic vintage silhouettes will go a long way.
  3. Fashion is cyclical, trends always come back, stick to your gut when picking out and pairing your items.
  4. Wear with confidence and be prepared to be asked a lot of questions on where the item came from.
  5. Heels and lipstick are a perfect finish to every outfit!

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Do you wear vintage? What are some of your styling tips?

Not too keen on the whole vintage game? Here are some pieces that are similar to my look above:

Photos by Lykke Visuals

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Cameron’s Coffee Valentines Day Giveaway

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Cameron’s Coffee. All opinions are my own.

There are very few things in life that I love as much as coffee. That’s why I am so excited to bring you a special Valentine’s Day giveaway this year in partnership with Cameron’s Coffee.

When it comes to waking up in the morning, coffee is always there to gather me out of bed! Mid-afternoon pick me up? That cup of joe is waiting. I turn to coffee whenever I am stressed or happy. It’s that perfect drink that makes my life pleasant and I am sure makes me a more pleasant person to be around!

Coffee would be my first choice of a Valentine’s Day present if I were to receive one 😉 But since to give is better than to receive, I would rather one of you wins!

So what’s for grabs? 4 10/12oz bags or 4 12ct boxes of pods! I will announce the winner on Valentine’s Day on my Instagram story!

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I hope your Valentine’s Day is a fun and exciting, full of love and happiness! All my love and hugs to all of you! I appreciate your continuous support! <3

 

Holidays in Bearpaw Boots from 6pm.com


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Snow has finally made it appearance on the streets of Milwaukee. And it only means one thing – I get to take my snow boots out of the shoe box exile that they’ve been in all this time. This year I added a new pair of winter boots to my collection – Bearpaw’s Morgan in Hickory from 6pm!

As you can see from this look cozy is key this winter, layering my favorite button downs with comfy sweaters, high waisted jeans, and comfortable warm boots is my jam!

From weekend brunch to walking over to the gym this pair of boots has quickly become my favorite. I love the lace detail on the side and the cozy inside. Truth be told, it is like wearing slippers outside, but so much more stylish!

I’ve worn these out shopping, to work and on even on my latest road trip to Sheboygan to visit Kohler Arts Center. I especially loved the Chelsea Hotel exhibit!

What’s your go-to footwear in the winter? I would love to see pictures too, feel free to tag me on Instagram or in comments below! Have you ever shopped at 6pm.com? What is on your wishlist?

And if you are looking for stylish cozy foot wear this season for yourself or someone you love as a holiday gift, check out Bearpaw at 6pm.com!

 

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Holidays with prAna

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My favorite part about the upcoming holidays? Giving Gifts of course! I love seeing people’s faces light up with excitement and joy! And while I may not be the best at wrapping gifts, I think I am pretty good at picking out gifts!
Over the past couple of years I’ve really enjoyed giving gifts to my co-workers, they are the people I spend most of my time with during the week after all!
prAna is one of the brands I am partnering with this holiday season to give you ideas about what kind of gifts you can get for your family, friends, and even yourself! prAna’s mission of making things better by giving…quality, durable and stylish clothing that’s thoughtfully designed is very close to my heart and I own a lot of their work out and casual clothing. I actually look forward to their catalog coming in the mail!
The outfit that I am wearing not only looks but feels good and can be transformative. I will be honest I was skeptical about the Kara Jean at first, because they are a low rise, but the fabric is so comfortable, stretchy and different, I actually wore these all weekend last week! I can wear them to work, but also out hiking and exploring, I am a big fan of day trips if you didn’t know!
The Rockaway Jacket not only keeps me warm and comfortable but also reminds me of the time I spent living in New York (there is a neighborhood in Queens with a very similar name). I call it my Far Rockaway Jacket 😉
Another cool thing about prAna is that during this holiday season they are really focused on giving back. prAna is committed to giving back to the people who produce the clothing, as well as their employees and the community. How are you giving back this holiday season?
If you love my outfit and want to check out more prAna styles visit their website at prAna.com, and if you choose to place an order, feel free to use code CMBZ17 to get 15% off your order!

Taste of the Holidays with Cameron’s Coffee

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The other day I caught myself thinking how the end of the year always flies by so quickly. A big part of me believes that it’s because of the Holiday Season. I always look forward to the fall/winter months because of all the time off I get to take and the trips I get to take!

I just returned from a 5 day trip to Minneapolis over Thanksgiving! It was an incredible time filled with family, laughter, friends and of course shooting new looks with my photographer friends. Minneapolis is a perfect city for that too! The historic buildings in downtown create the perfect back drop and make my creative juices flow. I know I am only sharing one look today, but I promise there are a lot more coming.

When it comes to winter looks I tend to go for comfortable, cozy fabrics, like this cashmere turtleneck, that I can’t stop wearing. It gives off an Audrey Hepburn vibes, doesn’t it? Pairing the black top with a bright bold pant and a pair of heels helps make a statement with this outfit! Needless to say, I hd so much fun shooting with my friend Sabrina!

Something else that helps my creative juices flow? Coffee, of course! There is nothing like waking up in the morning, knowing you are not in a rush, tasting that first sip of coffee and just breathing! Think about how rarely we get to do it. I know I cherish moments like that above all!

It also helps if the coffee tastes good. Luckily, Cameron’s coffee has a wide variety of delicious flavors, including Holiday flavors: Crème Brulee Latte and Pumpkin Spice being my holiday favorites! I especially enjoy the Crème Brulee Latte blend with some almond milk and whipped cream, anything to make my drink more festive!

I hope you enjoy the holidays with your loved ones this season! And while you are at it, I hope you enjoy some coffee too!

Make sure to follow Cameron’s Coffee on social media Instagram, FacebookTwitter and stay tuned for some upcoming holiday giveaways!

Outfit photos by Sabrina Kennelly

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That day when…

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You set the bar so high no one can achieve it…

Not even you.

You lay there awake at three, four, five am

Asking yourself – “Have I failed yet?”

You watch other people and wonder

What’s it like to be you?

Their life stories unravelling at the touch of your imagination.

The thoughts that you would never share,

The questions that haunt and don’t let go.

But then it wouldn’t be your life.

Someday you will find your heart

And the only biggest strongest gesture that matters right now is the hug you give yourself

 

that day when

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Fall Style | Plaid

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Plaid and October are synonyms when it comes to fall style. A plaid button down is a must have especially if you live in the midwest. I have been loving all the color combos that Shopko’s new brand A&I has to offer, but this deep teal is by far my favorite. Now all I can hope for is this amazing Wisconsin weather to last a bit longer.

I have to admit October has a lot to measure up to! My September was very eventful, packed with trips (Miami, Minneapolis, LA), a wedding, bachelorette party, catching up with friends and family, and even “losing” my car in Chicago. “Siri, where did I park?” is, hands down, the best iPhone feature.

I hope you all enjoy your October! I can’t wait to go back to Minneapolis next weekend for Rachel’s wedding!

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Milwaukee Bloggers Meet Up at Iron Horse Hotel

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Last Tuesday was simply wonderful! I finally managed to leave work on time and make it to a Milwaukee Bloggers Meet Up at the Iron Horse hotel arranged by my friend Katherine of Bordeaux Blvd. 

I’ve been living in Milwaukee for over a year now and only met a few of the bloggers in person, so this was a perfect opportunity to put faces to Instagram handles and have some real life time with everyone!

I hope you enjoy photos from the event and check out everyone’s blogs!

Katherine of Bordeaux Blvd

Pamela of It’s Pamela Kieck

Riva of What Riva Wore

Rumela of Rumela The Shopaholic

Georgia of Gloss and Harbour

Carrie of Cateyes and Carrie-alls

A huge huge Thank you Russel of Heritage Studio for all the photos and the proof that I am in fact a child!

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Pinstripe Dress – Monday Mode Link Up

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Happy Monday! As I get ready to start my short 4 day week and prepare for my Miami and Minneapolis vacations – truly two of the most opposite places one could’ve picked – I wanted to share this easy outfit with you. I’ve been obsessing over Who What Wear collection at Target for quiet some time now. To the point where my manager knows that it’s the only line I shop at Target, and that the rest of my clothes primarily come from Zara and H&M.

This dress is definitely getting a place in my suitcase! Make sure to follow me on Instagram to see what else I am packing on my vacation and if you are in Miami or Minneapolis and want to meet up – let me know!

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All photos by Kaitlyn Luckow

August POPSUGAR Must Have Box

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I have to admit POPSUGAR Must Have Boxes are one of my favorite types of packages. The element of surprise and the assurance that whatever is inside is going to be good definitely keeps me wanting to collaborate 🙂

This August the box is all about celebrations, gratitude, loyalty and friendship. Just like life should be!

So what’s in my box this month?

1. Cheers Tray by Pastel ($28 fringestudio.com)! I have wanted a tray like this for a long time, just to use as home decor, but also to help celebrate special days with friends and family!

2. 5 in 1 Bouncy Mask by First Aid Beauty ($38 firstaidbeauty.com) I have to admit this quickly became one of my favorite masks, and I have a lot of those 🙂 After about 10 minutes my skin looks brighter and firmer. I have actually used it in the mornings before work, especially on days when I have to get up extra early!

3. Heart Bracelet ($34 dogeared.com) is so delicate and small it’s barely noticeable, and I appreciate the POPSUGAR team for sending it to me as a sign of their appreciation. It also reminds me to keep an open heart everywhere I go.

4. Gold Glitter Candles by Meri Meri ($7.50 merimeri.com) I can’t wait to bring these to the office! September is a big Birthday month on our team!

5. Free Spirit Journal ($16 fringestudio.com) About 2 weeks ago I started a 30 Days of Yoga Challenge. I am not following any specific program, I just find time during the day to do anywhere from 10-60 minutes of yoga, and attend yoga classes at the gym several times a week, but I am using this journal to write down any thoughts that are bothering me, or any reflections that I have during my practice! Want to learn more about my 30 day experience? I will have a post up soon!

6. Shoptiques.com giftcard (shoptiques.com) This is such a cool gift and a great idea! This website allows you to shop boutiques from all over the world! I can’t stop!

I have to confess there were also Goodie Girl Cookies, but Sam devoured those in less than 5 minutes!

Love this post? Use the code PARTY (expires 8/31) to get $10 off your FIRST Must Have Box!