Rainy Day Please Stay + Monday Mode Link Up

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I feel like I’ve moved to Seattle, no really! The soft drizzle of the rain this weekend, not only helped me catch up on my sleep, but motivated me to go to the gym (because what else is there to do?). I’ve been baking and cooking, and roasting squash, you know it must be fall!

This outfit is a combination of my recent purchases, vintage and thrift finds, and the latest turtleneck trend that’s been popping up everywhere!

I hope you had a great weekend, once again, Jewel, Rachel and I are excited to share Monday Mode¬†link up with you, and we can’t wait to see your latest and greatest! Starting next week we’ll be choosing our favorite style post of the week and featuring the blogger in our next week’s post ūüôā Who is excited?


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Floating Around with SwimWays

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by SwimWays as part of an Activation for Influence Central. I received products to facilitate my review.

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Temperature is rising, swimsuits are out, I can’t wait to spend more time at the beach and the pool, now that we are all done moving from St Louis Park, to Lowry Hill. I am so excited to spend this summer in Uptown Minneapolis. Sam and I spent the first 2 years of our marriage in an apartment in Loring Park, and going to the lake was one of our favorite things to do.

We always try to be active when we go to the lake or pool, whether it’s swimming, or kayaking, or paddle boarding. But sometimes you just need to relax and float around. So this year I decided to make my water activities more relaxing, and the¬†SwimWays Spring Float Recliner is more than perfect for it.

I personally have a hard time laying on a recliner by the pool, I need to be in the pool. And this is what this floating recliner does. This¬†luxury fabric-covered inflatable float is designed for relaxing¬†downtime at the pool. It’s ultra comfortable, features a sit-up style, backrest, headrest, ottoman, and the always necessary ‚Äď beverage holder! Plus¬†the patented Inner Spring Technology allows it to be easily inflated, closed and carried. It’s so fast and easy to pack/unpack, inflate/deflate and carry around, I would definitely recommend it! It’s so comfy, and matches my swimsuit, which is an added bonus.

I wanted to also share a couple advice when it comes to picking a swimsuit.

  1. Right size. A swimsuit bottom that’s too big will cause a diaper butt¬†when it gets wet. A bottom that’s too tight will pinch on the body in places where you don’t want it to.
  2. Right fit. Some look good in halters, others look good in bandeaus, others look good in one pieces. Try on a lot of different styles (not colors), and
  3. Right attitude. Swimsuit shopping can be stressful and emotional. Find a way that works for you. Don’t mind ordering a wide variety of sizes and styles online and then trying it all at home? – Then go for it! Like to try things on at a store? – There are so many great locations out there!
  4. Right color. First of all, you can’t go wrong with black. Second, you can’t go wrong if you have a favorite color. Love patterns? Then pick patterns. Have a lot of suits already? Take photos before you go shopping, so you don’t end up with a similar suit to what you already have (we tend to gravitate towards items that are similar to the ones already existing in our wardrobe, watch out for that!)
  5. Focus on the good.¬†Nobody knows your body better than you! Have killer legs? Don’t cover them up with a swim skirt. In fact, swim skirts are evil, and make the legs look shorter. Even a swim skirt with a slit is evil. They are all evil. Got nice shoulders, show them off! Highlight your advantages, it will make you feel better!
  6. Go for the quality. A $30 swimsuit from Target or H&M is definitely appealing, but if it falls apart after a couple trips to the pool, and one wash, you are going to have to spend another $30, and so on! A few brands I would recommend are Seafolly, Vix, Gottex and their other line called Profile, that offers a lot of size options, Maaji, Isola, and Lenny Niemeyer.
  7. Take care of your suit.¬†Hand wash and lay flat to dry only, no washing machine, even if it has a gentle cycle. Use a special soap that helps wash out chlorine. If you don’t have a special swimsuit soap, use baby shampoo, or a gentle cleaner. Another tip: don’t let chlorine dry in your suit. It’s better to keep it damp on the way home from the pool, and wash it then, chlorine causes discoloration and yellowing of the fabric.

SwimWays Spring Float Recliner is available at Walmart, you can also follow them on  Facebook and Twitter.

I hope you find this post and my tips helpful. Feel free to message me with any questions!

H&M Opening in St Cloud || Crossroads Center


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Balmain collection for H&M has fashion lovers and shopaholics all over the world talking. Exclusive designer collaborations are a great way to gain exposure and credibility these days. And  H&M knows all about it.

H&M is coming to St Cloud! The new store is opening at Crossroads Center on November 5, 2015 at noon! 20,000 square feet is no joke, and I am sure all budget fashionistas in St Cloud area and beyond are lining up for the store opening already. I know I would be if I could.

Sustainability is an integral part of H&M; the brand is actively working to ensure that both new and existing stores are sustainable in the long term. Initiatives include recycling waste, utilizing water and energy efficient systems, and selecting environmentally responsible materials such as certified wood and fabrics.

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H&M is not only a great retailer offering quality clothing for the whole family, but a great employer as well. They are creating new jobs in the St Cloud area, making it an exciting time to join this constantly growing company.

I can’t believe that H&M has been in the US for 15 years already. The 5th ave stores were always my favorite. And every time I am at the Mall of America or Uptown, I pop into H&M to see new styles and trends – the perks of being a retail merchandising major, right?

Did you also know that H&M is committed to using exclusively organic cotton in all of their collections by 2020? That’s less than 5 years from now, and time surely flies.

Now for the best part: To celebrate the new store, the H&M at the Crossroads Center will offer the first 200 shoppers in line an H&M t-shirt and Access to Fashion Pass, valued between $20 and $200, in addition to other surprise offers for the whole family.

As far as my fall/winter H&M must-haves? Here are just a few ūüėČ


Brushed Twill Pants | Alpaca-blend sweater | Jacquard-knit dress 


Sweatshirt | Wool-blend top | Jacquard-knit poncho


Wide-cut pants | Wool-blend cape | Jacquard-weave shorts | Textured knit sweater


V-neck Satin Blouse | Jacquard-knit Poncho | Pile Coat

H&M at Crossroads Center is located at 4101 Division St.,¬†St Cloud, Minnesota 56301. The store can be reached by phone at 855-466-7467 . Store hours will be Monday through Saturday 10:00am ‚Äď 9:00pm, Sunday 11:00am ‚Äď 6:00pm

And if you want to work for H&M check out their career section!

Connect with H&M: Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram.

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#BTS Blue Skinny Jeans

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Whole30 is over and I feel amazing! I am going to stick to it for the next few weeks, and then, once school starts… well, I don’t know. Sam lost 15 lbs, I lost nothing! My friend Kate lost almost 13!!! I am kind of upset I didn’t lose any, but I kind of saw it coming. It’s hard to lose weight when there isn’t that much to lose. I would love to be around 115 lbs (I am currently 125), but then I will get thrown under the bus for not promoting positive self-image, when in reality that’s all I am promoting. It’s all about being healthy, strong, and confident.

I started 6 week 6 pack workout with Jillian Michaels, and that’s been going great. So far level one has my butt kicked. I am sticking to 5-6 workouts a week, and have somehow managed to stop Mason from biting me on my moving limbs.

I know I sound kind of whiny in this post, I had a tough day at the internship today, I am still deciding “should I stay or should I go?”, and the answer right now is one big SIGH.

At least these blue skinny jeans look good! Target, baby!

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High Waisted Wide Leg Pants




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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MW and April A to Z Challenge

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Photo Credit – Eric Sorensen Photography


Last year I participated in an awesome A to Z challenge, and as far as I remember, I never completed it. I want to try it again this year, and my theme is going to be 30 days of outfits. I am going to share a new outfit a day, there won’t be any particular theme, but the outfits are going to somehow start with the letters of the alphabet and go in that order for the whole month of April! I am also going to post outfit photos on Instagram for those 30 days with a special hashtag #30daysofoutfits. I am pretty sure I have enough pairs of shoes to last me through the 30 days, but if I don’t, shoes are the only items that will be repeated. I am hoping to revive some of the forgotten pieces from my closet, and bring up my style game!

Monday Wants though, skirts! And lace! And can’t forget about bright summer shoes (the snowy Minnesota weather outside my window is mocking me silently!)

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MW – Minimalism



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 ūüėČ

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ShopBop Sale – up to 25% off Designer Items!

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ShopBop¬†is having another amazing sale ‚Äď 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!





Prabal Gurung 


CM Cia Maritima 


Phyllis + Rosie Jewelry 


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MW – Breath of Spring


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.


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