Shabby Apple Tulle Skirt

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I hope everyone had a happy 4th! I am really excited to share these photos that my friend Blake shot last week at the Rose Gardens by Lake Harriet. If you’ve never been there, and you live in Minneapolis – it’s a must see/go place this summer.

The skirt is from Shabby Apple, and it’s the kind of tulle skirt I’ve always wanted to have. I had a really hard time deciding between the lengths, but went for the maxi. It is so unique and special and makes me feel, well, like a princess.

I paired it with a few of my favorite pieces, like the graphic Tee from Minneapolis Institute of Art, and two of my button downs. The skirt calls for heels and fancy necklaces, as well as red lipstick and a lot of smiles.

A few of my friends, my husband and I are starting Whole30 tomorrow! So stay tuned for updates, and some delicious recipes! Meanwhile, twirl!

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High Waisted Wide Leg Pants

 

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My new favorite pair of wide leg pants. Faux suede – check. Pockets – check. Soft and comfy – check.  Elastic waistband – check. On sale at H&M – check. I am not in my early 20’s anymore – check.

A summer must-have. Period.

In other news – nothing can make a person move out of state like a bad driver’s license picture. That’s a fact! I am seriously looking into relocating as soon as possible after I graduate.

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Moto 360 Experience

IMG_0779 Thanks to internship/work/Verizon, I was able to get a Moto 360 on my wrist for about a week. Now I’m finally ready to share my thoughts about it.

Moto 360 is a smart watch, Android operated, and probably the cheapest one on the market, starting at $250. It’s incredibly stylish, useful and perfect for people who are always on the go.

Moto 360 can only be paired up with an Android operated phone, so I got a second phone to carry around with me, and if you remember from a couple years ago when I had the Nokia Lumia in addition to my iPhone, I didn’t really like it that much. But this time I got a Moto X in wood, and it was actually a great phone to have. I didn’t feel like I needed a case for it, and I could just plug my AUX cable in the car and listen to my favorite stations on Pandora. I have a charging case on my iPhone, kind of a Mophie knock-off, which is too thick and I have to take it off in order to plug it back in.

Back to the Moto 360 though! It let me read my emails, if I had my contacts on the Moto X phone, it would let me read those too. It showed me traffic on the way home. It counted my steps, tracked my activity, and motivated me to actually walk more! It responded to my voice! There really was no reason for me not to like it. Not to mention my husband’s and friends’ reaction when they saw it.

Of course there were a few things that bothered me. The battery barely lasted me all day, I would often come home with less than 10% battery left. The watch itself was too big, and if I positioned my wrist in a certain way, it would push the side button showing me all screen background options possible. The new upgrade that I installed last week made the watch way more user friendly, than before. And finally the wide variety of apps available can be overwhelming

To be 100% honest though, I don’t think I will be getting the watch and switching to android any time soon. I know it may be narrow minded of me, but I love my Apple products, so I am going to stick to what I know, and get the next best thing when September comes around.

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Monroe and Main review and giveaway

This is a Fashionista Event Opportunity, and is hosted by Still Blonde after all these YEARS and Modly Chic.

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A few weeks ago I got a chance to pic out an outfit and some shape wear from Monroe and Main. This scuba dress is amazing, and I wanted a funky cool pattern for the summer. And the shoes are something I can run around in all summer, besides they go so well with this dress.

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Monroe and Main helps women dress for their body shape (check out this helpful set of infographics here). It was an interesting process for me to try.

But being the size that I am the dress is a little too big for me, even though it’s a size small. I guess all the stress with the finals and the end of the semester have done their job. No one is complaining here, it’s good to be under 120 lbs.

Mason was dragged into posing with me for these photos, but isn’t he the cutest?

For more outfit inspirations from Monroe and Main check out their Pinterest board.

 

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Gold lace + Shopbop friends and family event

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Happy Tuesday! How are you all doing today? I am so excited to be sharing these shots with you today (Once again huge thanks to Eric of Eric Sorensen Photography). This is my new favorite dress, the go-to, the “wear everyday if I could” dress.
And for the next 3 days you are able to take 25% off your Shopbop order with SPRING25 code! Kate Spade, here I come! For the gentlemen in your life, 25% off code is also good on East Dane!
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Full skirts and fuzzy socks 

Monday. I have a story for you. After spending about an hour and a half studying at Wilson library and talking to my mom and uncle on Skype, I started packing up my stuff to go to my Psych lecture. And I put my notebook in my laptop case. It took me a minute to realize what I’ve done! 

Even though I have a lot going on this week, I’m excited to tackle it all down. 

Today’s look is not on me, it’s on the floor, and it would’ve been perfect for tomorrow because it’s all grey, but I had several guys hold the doors open for me, so I did something right with this look! 

   

   

Also, Mason says hi! Look who is the king of the castle now 😉 

PS. It was a rainy day today and just like thousands of other girls at the University of Minnesota I put mine on over my fuzzy socks. If I am wearing rubber on my feet, I might as well be comfy cozy! 

Blue – the most human color + #ThriftStyleThursday

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Blue is one of my favorite colors, always have been, especially the beautiful lapis, like the sweater that you see in the photos. I almost wore blue shoes today too, but went with my gut and these Frye boots instead. You know how some people wear flip flops year round? I wear my Frye boots! I only have two pairs so far, but I am sure I will be expanding my collection soon.

Yesterday I shared my love for the Avett Brothers, today I can’t help but mention one other favorite artist of mine – Regina Spektor. Her song Blue Lips is where I stole the title for todays post from. But my new favorite song of hers is I cut Off My Hair! You have to listen to the lyrics, they are hilarious. I used to live in Manhattan, and she sings about it, so it brings back the memories, the good times and makes me want to go back!

Some of my other favorite things that start with B are bears, beets and Battlestar Galactica (I am 100% serious!)

This post for #AtoZChallenge ties in so nicely with our #ThriftStyleThursday theme. Today’s post is supposed to be inspired by nature. And once again, the sky has always been one of my main sources of inspiration. It’s not the limit, but it’s a great way to forget about your everyday life and kind of dissolve in it. That’s why I really cherish my mornings now when I let out Mason, and I sit on the back deck, drink my coffee or tea, and start the new day!


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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