#SummerInLilly #SummerInLilly #SummerInLilly


Have you ever typed up a few whole sentences only to realize they’ve been in the wrong language? Oh the benefits of having two keyboards, and then forgetting to switch.

Now that the summer is winding down Sam and I are trying to spend as much time at the beach as we can. And yesterday I stepped out of my comfort zone in this Lilly Pulitzer romper. A – it’s a romper, B – it’s a brand that I almost never wear, and C – it’s the wildest summer pattern I own. But all of the above doesn’t really matter, does it? Especially when there is this cool hashtag in the title of the post – #SummerInLilly

I have recently read an article about Lilly Pulitzer doing social media right, they are one of the few brands who doesn’t outsource it to a third party agency. I will do my best to try and find that piece, but it was in the new Apple News App on my beta iOS 9, so…

Meanwhile I am binge watching The X Files on Netflix, and hoping that the truth, is in fact, out there.

#SummerInLilly #SummerInLilly #SummerInLilly




|| Romper: c/o Lilly Pulitzer || Shoes: TOMS || Shirt: JJill thrifted ||

|| Purse: Target || Necklace: Gift ||

4 years

Sam and I got married 4 years ago today! I still can’t believe it’s been this long. And maybe compared to other marriages 4 years isn’t that long, we are still amazed at how far we’ve come along.   

We had a great time last night at the Walker Art Center’s Pop Remix, the terrace was open and we got to see a fashion show featuring Emma Berg’s new line, as well as Christian Joy Costumes collection!   


Afterwards we ended up going to the  Uptown diner for burgers and malts! 

Happy Friday everyone! Have an awesome weekend! 

It’s Plaid to me #ThriftStyleThursday

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I have missed so  many Thrift Style Thursdays that I have lost count. But I really wanted to blog today, especially after my Macro final, that I don’t even care if the shirt is plaid! I have recently gone to the new goodwill outlet in St Paul, and this shirt is from there, along with many other shirts and sweaters. I also went thrifting today and got a pretty fancy paisley Ralph Lauren dress, so move over Lily Pulitzer, I never liked you anyways.

So even though the shirt cost probably less than $1.00, I managed to wear it with a pair of $200 Joe’s Jeans. Talk about thrifty blogger over here! My T-shirt is from Zara, and says “Darling, I have it on vinyl”, which I don’t. I also don’t have anything to play vinyls on. This is a summer goal – acquire vinyls, a new shelf for the living room, redecorate the living room, don’t go broke, and have fun.

I have so many fun things to attend to this weekend, I can’t wait. Yes they are fashion shows. But I have one more final, and that is kind of driving me insane. Ironically enough it is a psychology final.

Someone bring me Chipotle and come play with my dog, while I go study.

Also, my favorite girl, so check them out!


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!

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.

PicMonkey Collage

White Out #ThriftStyleThursday

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Valenki – Fashion Avenue 2, Dress – Madewell, Sweater – Eileen Fisher, Scarf – Thrifted, Necklace – Thrifted

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Happy Thursday everyone! Tomorrow I leave for Chicago! I am so excited! Sam and I are headed down there right after class! So I have to pack pack pack tonight. Pack for the both of us. I am quickly trying to finish up all the homework I can possibly and impossibly have, because I want to spend as much time with my friends as I can. Sam and I haven’t had a date night for a while, so that’s going to be a whole date weekend. So I am really glad I decided to renew my Russian passport, because otherwise this trip wouldn’t be happening 😉

This week’s #ThriftStyleThursday theme is Winter White out, and for the first time this January I wish we had more snow. I guess it’s all on the East Coast today! Mother Nature is just screwing with us all here in the Midwest. I am still expecting shit to hit the fan in February.

So thank you Megan of Eclecticity for coming up with a theme for this week! Let me know what you think of my outfit, I kind of cheated and it’s not all white, but, let’s be honest, I didn’t even wear all white on my wedding day, so….

Don’t forget to check out everyones posts, all the images below are clickable and the #ThriftStyleThursday logo will take you to our Facebook page, so make sure to like that as well!


Bel Kazan

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Classes are in full swing and all of a sudden I am busy with all my assignments and readings. But I love it. It does mean a little less time for the blog. A little less words. Though that’s what we need sometimes – less words.

Here is a dress so beautiful and unique you may think I am weird. It’s a Bel Kazan. And is more of a summer dress than anything. I really don’t care what season it is though, I just want to wear it.

I styled the dress two different ways. Do you like it more with a sweater over it or a leather jacket?

Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone!

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Pinspired #ThriftStyleThursday

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I often see outfits on Pinterest or Instagram and think to myself – I really like this look, I wonder if I could pull it off!

And this is the case with this pinspired outfit. I paired my vintage wool skirt with a hand knit thrifted sweater, my Frye boots and this Duluth Trading company bag! This is my school bag and I absolutely love it, because it fits my laptop, all my notebooks and the ridiculous amount of lipsticks that I carry around with me.

Hope this post inspires you! I am spending the day in bed with my textbooks!

Get my look: Frye boots, plaid skirt, knit sweaters, leather bags.


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And now my favorite part – Thrift Style Thursday posts! Today’s theme is hosted by Andrea of Little Did You Know!


Signature Shade + What Wives Wear Link Up

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I’ve been really into camel color lately, and by really, I mean REALLY!

And maybe it’s a little much for some, I see this look as chic and unique.

A few days ago someone at work said that I have outfits that not many can pull off and I took it as a compliment. Yes, sometimes my clothes may be odd, but they are me and I love the confidence they give me!

Do your outfits express who you are?

Get my look: plaid skirts, camel color sweaters, beige boots.


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What Wives Wear Link Up!

Week 37

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This week we are welcoming Zhenya as our guest co-host.Zhenya has always loved fashion since she was drawing designs 

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What Wives Wear Link Up is a place for wives/moms 

to express their own personal style. 

Link up your favorite outfit post of the week. 

Get inspired while inspiring others!

We will meet and link up every Thursday

Each week the hosts will choose the Top Two looks 

to be featured for the next weeks link up.

Join us each week and we may just pick you!

This week we picked Nora who is sharing a chic look with her son.

Nora is wearing a green metallic pinstriped blazer that is 

detailed with leopard cuffed sleeves.

She is debuting one of her very own lovely silk tie-dye scarves. 

That can be ordered on her website. 

Her black waxed jeans match perfectly with gladiator sandals.

Sofia is wearing a cute & cozy winter look.

Sofia has a black quilted puffer jacket that includes a 

gold accent belt and fur lined hood.

She is also wearing black leggings and black

buckle booties.

Her green beanie hat completes her look.

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Day After Christmas

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Sam and I spent Christmas day together, just the two of us. We went on a long walk along the Cedar Lake Trail and I even convinced him to take some pictures for me. Since I spent all night Tuesday baking, I thought I deserved it 😉

We are leaving for Eau Claire today, which is exciting! Here is hoping I get to go thrifting there! My friend Ann (who I did the photo shoot with) told me about a store there that’s so amazing it even sells cars. While I am not looking for a car, there are a few vintage pieces I would love to get my hands on. I have been looking for a camel coat, and any sweaters I can find.

I also got a Tess + Tricia necklace for Christmas, and if you haven’t heard of them, they are a local jewelry brand out of Excelsior, MN. I just learned that their jewelry will be available in over 80 Core Power Yoga locations, which is huge!

The sweatshirt I am wearing is H&M and it is a save version of the Rachel Zoe one I wore in this post. $14.95 vs $275, you do the math 😉

Notice how red my hands are in the photos. It was pretty cold out, even though we have no snow!

And by the way these quilted boots were only $30 from HauteLook.com. I used to order from there a lot a couple years ago, and now, that I can return to Nordstrom Rack, I think I will be shopping there more often!

Meanwhile I am enjoying my break, watching Twin Peaks, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and waiting for Friends to go on Netflix.

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