Styling Vintage Blazer || iPhone 8 + Fenty Giveaway

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Happy Friday! Today I wanted to share another favorite vintage piece of mine – the grey blazer. It’s extremely hard to find a vintage piece that’s well tailored, but I did luck out with this one! Three buttons, cuffs that hit right at the wrist giving just the right amount of space to show off a watch or any jewelry. It’s roomy enough to layer anything from a tee to a sweater underneath and can be dressed up or down. It’s been my interview blazer for the past couple of months, but it can be easily worn with jeans. PS. I did get the job!

I also have the best news for you today! I have partnered up with some amazing bloggers to bring you this iPhone 8 and Fenty giveaway!

Good luck! Don’t miss the opportunity to win some awesome prizes and discover new bloggers to follow!

The more actions you take, the higher the chance is that you’ll win!* Winner will be chosen on March 10 and contacted via email.

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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

 

Best of Beauty 2017

The 2017 round up of my most favorite beauty discoveries is finally here! Some of the products are tried and true, and some are new additions that feed my addiction. From skincare to make up to hair care, I’ve got you covered 😉

best of beauty 2017

  1. BLNDN Save you for all of us blonde wanna-bes out there. Really helps dry ends and can be used on dry or wet hair. I use it everyday. Less is more is not a rule I stick to these days.
  2. Aveda Shampure Dry Shampoo for those days when mornings are especially rough, which to be honest happens more than I want to admit. Make sure to use this at night before bed, otherwise you are risking showing up to the office with some white roots.
  3. Briogeo Don’t Despair Repair leave-in conditioner is a new favorite and might be coming to the gym with me in 2018, since I spend half of my life there anyways.

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The best kept secret of 2017 found on Amazon:

  1. Vaadi Face Mask that helps minimize acne scars, dark spots, etc.
  2. Eraser Cream is my new must have, I order 4-5 at a time, because it comes from India. This smells amazing and works wonders on my skin. I use it as my night cream, and I swear that it even helps me sleep better!

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Peter Thomas Roth Water Drench Serum, because your home girl isn’t in her 20s anymore.

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  1. Marc Jacobs highlighter. Yes this product is shaped like a deodorant stick, but man does it make my skin shine and glow better than post an hour long session of yoga. In fact, even the hipsters at the Logan Square farmers market notice. This is a must have for when you want to spend $20 on a paper bag of mushroom medley.
  2. It Cosmetics finishing powder. Perfection. SPF 50

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It Cosmetics mascara primer. A Product so good, it doesn’t matter what mascara you use.

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WunderBrow – I don’t know where this has been my whole life. GAMECHANGER. Now to set a reminder to make an appointment and get my eyebrows waxed.

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It Cosmetics Superhero Eyeliner – precision and pigment go hand in hand. Here is hoping your hand doesn’t shake during application.

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Finally, the only oils you are ever going to need:

  1. Argan oil from Trader Joes – perfect for skin and hair.
  2. Essential oils from Whole Foods – find your favorite scent and keep around the house, the office or throw it in your purse, or gym bag. Jasmine is a long time favorite, and Bergamot obsession comes from my love for Earl Grey! There, now you know what I smell like!
  3. Calendula oil, the best moisturizer that is helping me survive yet another miserable Midwest winter. Remind me why do I live here again?

And there you have it! My best and favorite of 2017! What are some of your 2017 beauty must haves? Do tell!

 

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

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Cameron’s Coffee all opinions are my own.
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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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Cameron’s Coffee 100% Compostable EcoPods

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I can’t believe October is coming to an end already! This year is flying by so quickly. However, one of the most exciting things that happened this month was Cameron’s Coffee came out with their 100% compostable EcoPods. As a lot of you know I am all about doing as much as I possibly can to help the environment, and if my favorite coffee brand comes out with compostable coffee pods, of course I am going to use them.

I am not new to composting coffee. When I still lived in Minnesota and had a house, I always used to put my used coffee grounds under the rose bushes by the side door, and I absolutely loved the result. Now that I don’t have a garden anymore I compost wherever I can and luckily, we have separate compost bins at work. There is something about companies that make it their mission to make less waste that really speaks to me.

Cameron’s EcoPods are made from renewable, plant-based materials. The entire thing is compostable: from paper lid, to ring to filter. Cameron’s Coffee completed all the necessary testing with authorized facilities to make their product 100% compostable in industrial facilities.

As there is no certification process for home composting, Cameron’s Coffee can’t label their EcoPods as such, but since all the materials are plant-based, they will break down into organic matter if composted properly. Give it a try–employees at Cameron’s have successfully composted these pods at home!

I hope this news makes you as excited as it makes me! I can’t wait to see what else Cameron’s Coffee comes up with!

I also wanted to let you know about their Warehouse Sale! It’s happening Wednesday, November 8 – Saturday, November 11 at 5555 12th Avenue East, Suite 170, Shakopee, MN. So if you live in the Twin Cities area make sure to check it out! They also have amazing t-shirts and free burlap!

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

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That day when…

that day when

 

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

 

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Fall Style | Plaid

This post is sponsored by Shopko.

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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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