Fall Trends 2014: Plaid #TST

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For the past couple of days I have been in full fall mode, putting together looks for my Instagram, pinning images to my Fall Fashion and Style board on Pinterest, wishing the august humidity would go away.

I can’t wait to wear plaid, see more of it on the Runway at NYFW that’s coming up, and see how you wear it.

Only 2 days left at work, and that’s including today!

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Talbots booties – thrifted Goodwill, Gap Dress – garage sale, Lucky Brand denim jacket – thrifted Goodwill, Necklace – thrifted Goodwill, Coach bag – gift from a friend

 

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Have you seen how other #ThriftStyleThursday members are styling plaid trend? Click away! You can also join us on our Facebook page and on Instagram by using hashtag #ThriftStyleThursday or #ThriftStyleAugust!

Buttons and Birdcages // Spoolish // Sandpaper Kisses // Sincerely Miss J // Confessions of a Refashionista // The Two Cent Chick // Snippets with Alex // Eclecticity // Alligator Toe // Erika’s Style Diary // Sistas From Cali // Bethie the Boo //
That Cheap Bitch //Nuttier than Nutella //
Lipstick and Yarn

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Train Ride

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Last Friday we took a train to St Paul. The green line has been up for a couple months now, and that’s the train I’ll be taking to the U every day for the next two years of my life, so I was more than excited to check it out.

Why were we headed to St Paul? To check out Mickey’s Diner. If you’ve seen Mighty Ducks, you know what I’m talking about.

The diner, the food and the downtown St Paul are definitely charming, and small. I fell in like. I am glad you are only a train ride away now, St Paul.

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This girl looked like Laura Prepon! So we had to take a picture together!

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What’s better than coffee at 9 pm? Coffee at 10 pm!

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Trying to blend in with the locals

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NYC&Co dress, 10 Dollar Mall blazer, Rebecca Minkoff Mini 5 zip bag, Sequin Sperrys, Shop Lizzibeth Necklace

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I have been loving the floral embroidery trend this summer, and couldn’t wait to try it. I was even considering doing my own embroidery on a dress I’ve already owned. But then I thrifted this beauty in Colorado. And I knew we couldn’t part. The beauty of an embroidered dress, you may ask? No need to accessorize. Just throw on your favorite pair of shoes, and a purse.

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See my top picks for embroidered dresses and embroidered tops below:

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And make sure to check out one of my latest Thrift Haul Videos from my summer travels! Happy Friday!


Denim In Denver

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Right before we left for Colorado, I stopped by my friend Jameson’s garage sale and picked up a few things (more like half of an entire new wardrobe!). This denim dress included! It was brand new with tags, and I can’t even remember what I paid for it.
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The dress was perfect for our day trip to Denver and Boulder with my friend Marina and her husband.
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Ironically enough I don’t have a picture of the back, so I can’t completely show you how awesome it is. You’ll just have to believe me on this one!
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We also had a chance to visit Celestial Seasonings tea factory! It was really insightful and for a big tea drinker like me, was super informative. It is a free tour offered in Boulder. So make sure to check it out, but they won’t let you take any pictures, as you may as we’ll be a tourist from Lipton!

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Hope your Tuesday is going great! Make sure to enter my $150 Giveaway that I am hosting together with Gerard’s USA.

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Beauty Brunch: Camille Albane Salon in Maple Grove

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My last hair cut wasn’t the bomb. I had a really hard time with it. It looked good when my hair was curled, but when it was straight you could see it wasn’t blended enough and my top layer stuck over my bottom one a good 2 inches. And you know it’s not a good hair cut when you come to work and your co-teacher tells you that it looks weird. I do appreciate the honesty though.

So when an opportunity came up to visit the new Camille Albane Paris Salon in Maple Grove, I knew I couldn’t miss it.

Last Wednesday after a long and tiring day at work, I drove up 169 all the way to Maple Grove to this brand new salon. The calming white interior, Coldplay through the speakers and incredible staff helped me relax and forget about my troubles almost instantly.
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Black capes are non-existent at Camille Albane Paris. You wear a white robe instead, which creates the atmosphere of a spa, and not a salon.

Tammy, the manager, and my stylist for the night was attentive and addressed all my concerns, answered all questions and was so much fun to talk to. She even saved my pink extension I got at Glamorama ;)

In addition to the haircut I also got a balayage. It was a little different for me, because Tammy didn’t wrap my hair in Saran Wrap, like they usually do at Aveda. The formula that they use doesn’t dry out as fast, so that wasn’t necessary.

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Camille Albane Paris was founded in France, where they have the laboratories and create all of the products. The other salon in the United States is located in Boston.

Camille Albane is a breath of fresh air among the existing salons in the Twin Cities area. It’s new, different, and adds to the edge that we’ve been missing here in the Midwest.

And this Wednesday, August, 13 the salon has it’s official opening. I would love to see you there! So if you are planning on coming make sure to send your RSVP to RSVP@lolaredpr.com. Hope to see you there.
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The salon is located at 7808 Main Street, Maple Grove, MN 55369 between Panera and Five Guys Burgers and Fries. Phone # 763-316-6957

Minneapolis Art Fairs

Last Saturday after all the Glamorama hype died down, we made it to Loring Park for the annual Art Fair. Having been able to call Loring Park home for two years I love coming back here for any reason, and no reason at all.

I love art, in all it’s forms and shapes, but you are not going to see pictures of pottery or paintings today. Mixed media, collages, photography is what I’ve been following lately.

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Amazing hand made soaps by Hannah and Hobbes.

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Definitely my favorite booth from the Loring Park fair! I loved her art and the media she used! The piece she was working on featured beads, records, metal. I am so sorry I didn’t ask for her name and she didn’t have a card! So if you know who the artist is, please let me know!

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Miniatures of sights from your favorite US cities.

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What I wore: Ann Taylor shorts – Goodwill, Old Navy T shirt dress worn as a top – Goodwill in Colorado, Keys necklace – Second Debut, Vintage Coach Cross body Bag and Makerwear hat.

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I hope you enjoyed walking the art fairs with me! I am in Chicago this weekend, so there will be recaps and fun shots from my trip as well :)

Have an awesome weekend!

 

 

#Normcore Styling Boyfriend Jeans Two Ways

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This is the Thrift Style Thursday theme I know everyone has been looking forward to! So here you go – the truest form of a denim rebel – denim normcore! Don’t judge now ;)

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Wearing: Eddie Bauer boyfriend jeans – Goodwill in Colorado, Free People Striped Top – Opitz, Hamsa Hand Necklace – Uncommon Goods, Philip Lim for Target tote, watch – Times, sandals – Target

 

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Wearing: Heels – gift from a friend, jeans – the same ones ;), top – The Avette Brothers T-shirt – Colorado Goodwill, bucket bag – Second Debut in St Louis Park

Happy Thrift Style Thursday! Join us on our Facebook page and on Instagram by using hashtag #ThriftStyleThursday or #ThriftStyleAugust!

Buttons and Birdcages // Spoolish // Sandpaper Kisses // Sincerely Miss J // Confessions of a Refashionista // The Two Cent Chick // Snippets with Alex // Eclecticity // Alligator Toe // Erika’s Style Diary // Sistas From Cali // Bethie the Boo //
That Cheap Bitch//Nuttier than Nutella //
Lipstick and Yarn

More of my favorite boyfriend jeans here:

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Road Tripping to Colorado with Gillette

Disclosure: This #SmoothSummer shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias 

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Sam and I have just returned from our road trip to Colorado. We were so lucky to have been able to make this trip happen. From getting time off at work, to driving all the way there, to admiring nature, to hiking, to spending time with friends, it was an awesome trip. Except for one thing. Sam thought he could skip out on shaving that whole time. But I quickly went to Walmart (luckily they are everywhere in Colorado) and bought him the new Gillette Flexball Razor to fix that. Gillette Flexball Razors are creating a smooth summer face. Gillette provided my husband with that handsome faceI could die for, because a #SmoothSummer is the best kind of summer.

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Colorado is a perfect place. We loved it there. It was Sam’s first trip there, and I was so excited I could share one of my favorite places in the US with him. Of course, Doug and Marianne are the ones to thank, it wouldn’t have happened without them either.

I remember a couple years ago putting “Trip to Colorado” on my New Years resolutions list, and it finally happened. 2014 has been an awesome year, and I can’t wait to share the rest of it with my friends, family and you, my dear readers.

So away we go and I am going to let the pictures tell the story.

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Our first stop in South Dakota. The view was so breathtaking we had to pull over for selfies. And since it was so gorgeous, we forgot the name of this river :)

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We made it to Colorado right on time for Dani’s wedding. It was absolutely beautiful and special! Thank you for sharing your happy day with us Dani and Ryan!

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What trip would it have been without us goofing off at a candy store in Boulder? That’s right! A boring one! But we are far away from that, we help spread bird love!

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Hiking for 6 miles is a breeze when you are at the Garden of the Gods. But sometimes Sam got lost among the rocks.

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Since there aren’t that many bodies of water in Colorado, Sam and I opted for a frozen version of it. At the top of Pikes Peak! That was the only day I can justify him keeping his facial hair – for warmth.

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At the end of the trip we made a detour to visit Mount Rushmore, and see the presidents! Sam blended in well with all the bikers who were there for a rally.

Overall it was an amazing trip and I am happy to announce that Sam did indeed shave, on Friday, before work. He loved the razor for it’s flexibility, precision and design.

I hope you are enjoying your summer, your vacation, the great outdoors, and this post about our trip out west. This weekend we are coming down to Chicago and Quad Cities! See you there?

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Mix and Mesh

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Oh no! My only mesh shirt is in Minnesota while I’m still in Colorado! I am driving home today but hate to miss a great Thrift Style Thursday! So here are some pics from my vacation! And I will post a mesh outfit soon! I’m sure the girls came up with something amazing this week!

August starts tomorrow! What???? Can you believe it? Only 4 more weeks before school starts! But let’s take advantage of the sunny days, play outdoors and have fun. I want to invite you to join #ThriftStyleAugust Instagram challenge. The rules are simple: follow the prompts for each day and make sure to use the hashtag! And you don’t have to post every day if you can’t! Also, as you may have noticed all the Thursday prompts match our Thrift Style Thursday themes.
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So have fun with the challenge, hopefully it will inspire you and encourage you to go thrifting.

Until later,

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For more Thrift Style Thursday mesh interpretations check out:

Buttons and Birdcages // Spoolish // Sandpaper Kisses // Sincerely Miss J // Confessions of a Refashionista // The Two Cent Chick // Snippets with Alex // Eclecticity // Alligator Toe // Erika’s Style Diary // Sistas From Cali // Bethie the Boo //
That Cheap Bitch//Nuttier than Nutella //
Lipstick and Yarn


Light Metallic

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My friend Jameson of Lessons with Coffee is having a garage sale this weekend. It’s absolutely amazing! shopped it last night and had a blast. Honestly this post wouldn’t have happened if it weren’t for that garage sale.

I bought the metallic Ann Taylor skirt, and the vintage pink top I am wearing in the first look there (among other things  of course!)

I’ve also noticed the tendency to post two looks on Thrift Style Thursdays. It might be a coincidence, but let me know if you like it, and I’ll keep styling one item in different ways.

Also, exciting news Thrift Style Thursday now has it’s own Facebook page! So join in!

Happy weekend early everyone! I am off to Colorado tomorrow! Yay road trip!

For more Thrift Style Thursday metallic interpretations check out:

Buttons and Birdcages // Spoolish // Sandpaper Kisses // Sincerely Miss J // Confessions of a Refashionista // The Two Cent Chick // Snippets with Alex // Eclecticity // Alligator Toe // Erika’s Style Diary // Sistas From Cali // Bethie the Boo //
That Cheap Bitch//Nuttier than Nutella //
Lipstick and Yarn

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 For more accessories options check out these pink and grey bags

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