Neck Scarf + Monday Mode Link Up

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Happy Monday, we are back with another Monday Mode Link Up today! This is a look I wore when we toured Miller Brewery a couple weeks ago. I have been into the skinny scarf trend lately. I feel like they go with everything, and are such an easy accessory for everyone to pull off. I am definitely looking to add to my scarf collection now ūüôā Another trend that I am loving and looking to repeat in next week’s post is layering t-shirts under dresses. For me, it’s one of the easiest ways to add some interest to a summer dress and transition it into fall!

If you are in Milwaukee and have a few hours to spare, I would definitely recommend going on the Miller brewery tour. It’s about an hour long, you get to visit the original caves where they stored barrels of beer in the 19th century. And of course there is beer in the end! And did I mention it’s free?

I will be in Minneapolis next weekend for Envision, it’s their anniversary show that I didn’t want to miss. So stay tuned for a lot of Insta updates.

Congrats to Jessica W for winning our giveaway! We would love to see pics, so tag us when you post them! And now for the link up!

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Suede story

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Outfit: These faux suede culottes are definitely a favorite. I have to admit that sometimes I am hesitant to put them on, but they are so comfy, they always win me over. I paired them with a fringe hem top, blue slip ons and a denim jacket. Easiest outfit of them all, but I got so many complements the day I wore it.

Life: Yesterday I got to visit Miller Brewery, so stay tuned for photos and recap later this week. I can’t believe I’ve been in Milwaukee for a month already, time does fly by fast when you are having fun (or working a corporate job).

I have a confession to make, I am on a spending ban when it comes to shopping for clothes. Sam has been really good about keeping me in line and resisting unnecessary buys. I do have a few gift cards up my sleeve, but other than that – no new clothes for who knows how long. I am working really hard on getting rid of a few more pieces (selling on Poshmark and ThredUp), keeping only items that fit well and make me happy. So if you see similar outfits, or the same pieces over and over again, you’ll know why!

Coming up: I am trying a new service which allows you to sell new and used makeup, called Glambot. The ad just popped up on my Facebook today, and I realized it was time to get rid of a lot of my palettes. Tuesday my juice cleanse is supposed to come in. I will start it on Wednesday, and will keep track of everything (including lbs, calories, and starvation thoughts) to share with you next week.

Listen: Favorite songs of the week: Throw Down your Guns by Wild Belle and Looking for Knives by Dyan. Can you tell there is a weapons theme going on? I know everyone tends to come up with their own song meanings, but all i can think of when I listen to these two songs is love, and peace.


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Outfit: Black and white x 2! Stripes are always a good idea no matter what season or place. I wore this oversized top with faux leather pleated skirt¬†and platform sandals. Accidental twinning with Kaitlyn made this look even more memorable ūüėČ

Life: Getting used to Milwaukee more and more each day, discovering new places and parks. Absolutely loved Atwater beach, where these photos were taken. Sam and I stopped by the Milwaukee Art Museum today to see American Epics exhibit, wandered through the gift shop, took the long way home along the lake front.

Last week I tried Zumba for the first time, gym is definitely becoming one of my favorite places to go to. Are you as surprised as I am? I have also ordered my very first juice cleanse (Jus by Julie) over the weekend. I won’t start it till August 30, and it’s only a 3 day one, but I will definitely share my experience with you once it’s over.

Listen: Here are top five songs that are on my Spotify playlist this month:





Shop:

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Outfit: Bright red¬†lipstick, neon belt and my new favorite blue shoes are the key pieces in this simple outfit. The shirt dress is another proof that black and white are¬†my go to colors and I won’t be¬†gravitating away from them anytime soon.

Life: I am officially a Milwaukeean, all moved into a new apartment, finally unpacked and feeling at home. A part of me still can’t believe that I am finally here, a university graduate, working my first corporate job. I’ve been waiting for this moment since November, but it all seems so surreal to me still.

Miscellaneous: Sam and I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary yesterday.

I’ve been insanely obsessed with the gym.

Frustrated by the lack of Targets in the area.

Mesmerized by the beauty of lake Michigan.

PS. Thank you Megan for the photos!

Monday Motivation

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With our kind of happening at the moment¬†move, my new job, trying to figure out our way around a new city and everything else in between, I decided it would be wise to create some sort of a blog schedule to stick to. My Monday motivation is to figure what that¬†schedule will be. I am leaning towards a two posts a week schedule, that will allow me to write one style and one beauty related post. I think this will be the easiest thing to do, since I can shoot an outfit over the weekend, as well as focus on a beauty product review or creating my monthly favorites round up. What do you guys think? I don’t want to aim for the moon at this point. I am preparing myself for an exciting, yet challenging stage in my life, and want to take things slow. If any of you have tips on how to do that, they would be greatly appreciated. I don’t want to give up on blogging, as I am enjoying it immensely. However, I don’t want it to take over my free time.

Sam and I went to Milwaukee for a hot second over the¬†weekend. It was a really short trip, we left Minneapolis¬†on Saturday around 8.30 am, and came back on Sunday around 6 pm. All we wanted to do is get keys to our new apartment, and move in as much stuff as we¬†fit the night before into his mom’s car (which is a lot bigger than ours). When we were unpacking, some of the boxses’ contents was a total surprise to me. You see, the stuff has been packed since end of May, early June, so I forgot what was in what box. And the only¬†labeling I did was write¬†“Fragile” on some of the boxes.

One of the reasons I am really excited about our new apartment, and why we decided against getting a house, is the opportunity to downsize. I have piles of stuff I’ve been planning on using in my DIY projects, clothes that I will “someday” wear, office supplies, etc. I think I’ve been able to downsize significantly since we sold our house, but I want to organize everything as well. That’s why a couple weeks ago I bought two books on the KonMari method. I will definitely keep you posted on how that goes. So stay tuned.

All of the photos in the post are from my photoshoot for ALACLOTH! I have some rad jeans one too! I will definitely miss my Minneapolis blogger/social media family, so if you are in Milwaukee or know someone there, send them my way! I am a firm believer that blogger friends are the best friends!

Knit Skirt

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This knit skirt doesn’t get out that much, but likely it’s still cold in Minneapolis, so I can wear it out a few more times before spring finally gets here.

Last week I was on¬†break¬†and it started off with a trip to Milwaukee with Lexi, meeting new friends (here is looking at you Sarah and Kaitlyn), exploring new neighborhoods, and catching up with old friends. Fascinated by lake Michigan, I didn’t want to leave. Only 4 more months left.

In the next few months I will be trying to cross some stuff off my Minneapolis bucket list, so stay tuned for that and follow along!

Surgery and Other Things

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Hi friends,

Typing today is difficult, literally. I had an elbow surgery last week, and am still in a splint, which is supposed to come off tomorrow (can you hear me yell CAN’T WAIT!!!), but I’ve been down to one hand when it comes to typing, doing dishes, putting on makeup, and all the other things you do with two hands.

Here is the list of things I miss doing with my left hand/arm the most:

  1. Doing my hair and makeup.
  2. Flossing.
  3. Driving.
  4. Wearing my wedding rings.
  5. Typing.
  6. Cooking and cleaning.
  7. Knitting and crocheting.
  8. Carrying stuff.
  9. Opening a jar.
  10. Being able to hug Sam and scratch Mason at the same time when I sit between the two of them on the couch.

Over the past two weeks I had an amazing opportunity to travel to Milwaukee and Seattle for job interviews. And this story, unlike the trip and fall has a happy ending. I have a job lined up after college. It’s still surreal and I sometimes have to pinch myself, but I am beyond excited.

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Milwaukee was unbelievably warm at 70 F when we landed on Thursday. A strange mix between St Paul and Chicago, it was captivating. I couldn’t stop exploring, and may have ended up barefoot in the streets, because I couldn’t take my heels any longer. But it’s all snapchat history now.

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Seattle was amazing. I’ve never been to the West Coast before, and it was beautiful with all it’s rain, water and mountains. There is a Russian place called Piroshky Piroshky, and even though they didn’t have the Vatrushka I wanted, I got my Russian pastry fix and a discount on top of that. I also got to meet a lot of amazing people and see one of the fastest growing companies that has been making a lot of news from the inside.

I will be back more often now, I promise. I think I’ve promised it at the end of every post lately, but I will be, I am going to try!

Milwaukee in a Day

Our trip to Milwaukee was short and sweet, but completely captivating, and I can’t wait for a chance to go back. Sam got lucky, he spent more time in the city than I did. Since I spent all day Saturday at the Blogger Bazaar, I only got a couple hours on Sunday in downtown and by the water front. Here are some pictures from our trip, as well as more pictures from the blogger event, including pictures from RpKeskar Photography. Enjoy!

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Milwaukee Blogger Bazaar Recap

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Left to right: Zhenya of Being Zhenya, Lauren of La Petite Fashionista, Katelyn of Katelyn Now, Fanny of The Hot Spot, Livia of Love Always, Liv,  Gabrielle of Look Sharp Sconnie, Maya of Charmingly Styled, Nikia of Chitown Fashionista, Ashlei of Kinks are the new Pink (not in the picture, but was there with us Willfully Elegant)

This past weekend flew by (even though we spent 10 hours in the car!) Some of you know that I travelled down to Milwaukee for the Blogger Bazaar, so here are a few recap photographs, and shout outs to my new and old blogger friends and a couple pictures. There will be a separate post about our very short (about 3 hours) visit to the waterfront and downtown. But I will tell you this – I loved every minute of it, it was a blessed time and I am so glad I went!

And how about that maxi dress? I was so comfortable in it all day! It was definitely the right attire choice. For more awesome maxi dresses go here:

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I hope you all had an amazing weekend! More photos from mine to come!

 

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