MW and Meet Mason

Happy Monday, guess what? Sam and I got a dog. His name is Mason, and we found him through Doberman Rescue of Minnesota. He is the sweetest, silliest little (well 90 lbs) guy, and we are absolutely in love. I never would’ve imagined that a dog could make me so happy! We drove all the way down to Faribault to meet him on Friday, and knew he was the one! So Saturday we were able to pick him up and bring him home with us, and I even made it to the Minnesota Bloggers Favorite Things Party on time!

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Now for the Monday Wants! As you may remember from last weeks post I am starting an Outfit A-Z challenge this April. I did something similar last year and it was a ton of fun! So this Monday I really want a Joby tripod for my iPhone!

Having been a fan of Alice + Olivia for a long time, I was so excited to see their new spring line on Shopbop! It’s all about World Domination and achieving it in 8 easy steps ;) Which is totally doable if you are wearing the right clothes!

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Spring is the perfect time to bring out the denim! And this season I am intrigued by a brand called Mother. Cropped skirts and shorts, mixed in with bell bottoms, skinny jeans, and even some boyfriends!

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And finally backpacks! I have had a really nice leather tote by Duluth Trading Company this year at the U, and I am wondering if I should switch to a backpack? What are your thoughts on that? But I am dying over this one by Stella McCartney for Adidas!

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Happy Monday and don’t forget to enter our Gift of Thrift Giveaway, and win a whole thrifted outfit from Beth and me!

Emerald Green

I always wish I was back in New York or Chicago for St Patrick’s Day, I just think those cities have way more going on than Minneapolis. I mean we have the Mississippi we could dye green!

But here is one of my favorite vintage emerald dresses that I wore with this thrifted sweater! I hope you like this look for today’s #ThriftStyleThursday, and don’t forget to check out other girls posts ;)



Trespassing

Monday I had a photoshoot with Eric at the Sculpture Garden, one of my favorite places in the Twin Cities. I lived in Loring Park for 2 years and the Sculpture Garden was just across the bridge, or the 6 lanes of traffic on Hennepin Ave. It always had this power over me, it made me happy, calm, collected. I got married at the Sculpture Garden, I also went there after my grandpa passed away a few years ago. It’s been my sanctuary. Plus the parking is only $3.50 a day, so ;)

The green house is usually closed on Mondays, but one of the Emergency Exit doors was open, so we were able to get in, along with 30 other people or so. But no one seemed to care!

I kind of have to explain the pants. They are the most comfortable Bel Kazan creation I’ve owned. And they are not leggings. They are an awesome patterned sweat/legging/pant hybrid, that I want to wear everywhere now. And they look absolutely amazing with this moto jacket.

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MW – Minimalism

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Monday wants are back, and my minimalism stage continues. Although, once my Bel Kazan orders come in, the simplicity of solids will be broken up for a while.

A great big shoutout to the people who are not afraid to come up to me and ask about my blog. I really appreciate each and every one of you! You make my day!

It’s finally warm here in the Twin Cities, and by warm I mean 50s, so I am back on track running around the lakes and trails in SLP. It’s amazing! That runners high from last night lasted well through this am, making my Monday stunningly beautiful and pleasant!

Now to find out my marketing midterm grade ;)

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ShopBop Sale – up to 25% off Designer Items!

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ShopBop is having another amazing sale – starting today and lasting through Sunday, March 8 at 3 a.m. CST.  Here is what’s up:

You save 15% with purchase over $250

You save 20% with purchase over $500

You save 25% with purchase over $1000

Use code BIGEVENT15 at checkout!

As all of you know I am a big Shopbop fan and here are some of my favorite pieces and designers!

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Koku

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Prabal Gurung 

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CM Cia Maritima 

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Phyllis + Rosie Jewelry 

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The Great 

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Capulet


MW – Breath of Spring

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Mondays are hard, and after having spent all weekend at work and babysitting, I decided to add a new section to my blog that will focus on wish lists and my Monday Wants. Today some of my wants are:

1. Warmer weather.

2. Spring come sooner.

3. Fun and flirty dresses.

4. For my cold to go away.

5. Raw Oregon Hazelnuts from Trader Joe’s.

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How is your Monday going?


Woodbury Lane

 

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Have you heard of Woodbury Lane? It’s my friend Katelyn‘s online store and she has been working so hard on it. It launched today and looks absolutely beautiful!

At Woodbury Lane we believe that great style is defined by pairing simple, quality pieces with a subtle trend.

I know how much work and time and love Katelyn has put into WL, and I hope you love it as much as I do!

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Photography by laurelynsavannahphotography.com

Black Pearl Lounge. Samantha Rei’s and Apatico’s F/W Collection 2015

 

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Last Friday I had a chance to finally see Samantha Rei and Apatico new F/W 2015 collection that I have been stalking on Instagram and Facebook since the end of last year. And it was amazing! The collection made the 28 year old me want to go to prom, get married, and go to all sorts of fabulous events that I have been lucky enough to attend again. The whimsical spirit of the designer, perfectly paired up with Apatico’s head pieces in the 1912 Gale mansion was some sort of a new age fashion time machine, make me forget the year and the date on the calendar.

Rei’s collection, inspired by 1920’s Shanghai was filled with sequins, beading, fur and feathers in black, lavender, gold, silver, mint, royal blue and forest green. It was magically unforgettable for this trouble maker.

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Thank you again for an amazing night Samantha!

Photogrpahy credit FairShado Photography

Pop of Color – #thriftstylethursday

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Today’s #ThriftStyleThursday is also a #ThrowBackThursday to last fall, my first semester at the U and the nice and sunny weather, and a day I spent exploring the area around campus.

I wore this light blue linen wrap dress with bright magenta tights and my favorite olive leather jacket.

This was also the last time I wore this dress. As much as I miss it, it was time to donate it.

Tights are a great way to add a pop of color to any outfit!

Make sure to check out everyone else’s #ThriftStyleThursday posts! Thank you Kristi for coming up with this week’s theme :) Next week we will be styling the Pantone color of the year – marsala!


 

Shop here for neon accessories and bags, wrap dresses and leather jackets.

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Monday Already

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Nothing makes my day like a pair of good pants! I received them from Mint Julep Boutique last week and couldn’t help but wear to work the next day. Everyone loved them! People are naturally drawn to bold eccentric patterns, and these pants were a perfect example of that. No one said how much they liked my black top, it was all about the pants.

Also, my hair is still longer in those pictures. I miss it. I went and got a haircut last Friday, and am still getting used to it. I always have a hard time finding a good stylist in the Twin Cities. I don’t care how many layers you are going to cut, I don’t like layers. So I immediately went back to taking biotin and rubbing my scalp with apple cider vinegar. Go figure.

Once again this semester I have more ideas than free time, so just make sure to follow along on my Instagram. I am more likely to reply to any of your comments there too!

Happy Monday, can I disappear through the wall now?

On a happier note, I’ve partner up with Mint Julep Boutique to give away a $25 gift card! That’s where my hot pants are from! So enter and get yourself a pair! I know you want to ;)

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