Adam Lippes Buffalo plaid collection hits Target stores today. If you are like me, you’ve been stalking the collection on line for at least a week. I’ve also been reading different guides and looking through everyone’s favorite looks on their blogs. The round ups are pretty cool, I have to say I am excited to shop the collection. Rachel and I are shopping it together, so make sure to follow us on social media and learn what we find, try on and keep/toss!
Having read this recent interview with Bill Cunningham, I started thinking about blogging and fashion industry as a whole. And while I still want to pursue a career as a buyer, I think it’s time to make this blog more unique and more me. Kind of that weird quirky style I used to have. I was so inspired that I even filmed a refashion video for you!
I had my first group presentation and my first midterm this week, and that’s why there will be way less posts on here, and way more pictures on Instagram, but I am very excited about Adam Lippes for Target collaboration that’s coming up at the end of the week, so I think I’ll feature that, and go spend my hard-earned college student dollars on more buffalo plaid!
Meanwhile I am also on a hunt for a garment steamer. I heard there is one at Goodwill by my house 😉
School started. You know when I was a kid I used to know all the car models and manufacturers. And then I fell out of the loop. Well, I am back to it now, the knowing I mean. Daily commutes contribute to that. And as excited as I am about my senior year, I am sad. Maybe I’ve been listening to too much Radiohead lately, but the unknown scares me, kind of. Sam has been extremely supportive and told me to take as long as I need to find that dream job after I graduate. So I am not really worried about that, I guess it’s more excitement that keeps me up at night.
I am at 18 credits this semester, one being an empty internship credit that I fulfilled over the summer. But I am taking Merchandising Math, Retail Promotions, Stats, Management and Introduction to Entrepreneurship, which may be my favorite class.
So between classes, “work”, and walking Mason, I also try to find time to keep my house together and not ditch all of my friends.
Meanwhile, catch me on Instagram.
The past two days have been a welcome fall preview in Minneapolis. The leather jacket came out, the hoodie made it’s appearance, denim leggings didn’t seem like too much or too hot or too anything… I am so excited for the rain and 60 degrees, but I am even more excited for school to start. Sam and I are going to campus on Thursday to hang out, visit the St Paul campus, because Sam has never been there, walk along the river, and get my books and planner (I really feel like my life has been in chaos without one). We are also looking forward to going to Boom Island Park!
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.
|| Romper: c/o Lilly Pulitzer || Shoes: TOMS || Shirt: JJill thrifted ||
|| Purse: Target || Necklace: Gift ||
With school being a month away, I am already starting to think about fall style. And to be honest denim is my go to for pretty much everything, especially college related. I have stayed in the “skinnies” zone for so long, that these flares surprised even my husband.
The hem finish is my favorite part about this pair, it’s so detailed and unique, making this pair look anything but $29.99.
I styled this pair with a striped Free People Crop top, Target heels (because flares look best with heels!!!), HauteLook necklace and Free People reversible tote.
How do you style denim flare? Do you ware flare jeans at all?
One more week down and kind of one more to go, and I don’t want it to end. I think I am going to stay on the Whole30 for a while (that might be another month until college starts, or another year). I am definitely going to reintroduce certain foods back into my diet. I am going to add a little bit of dairy. I have to admit I miss Chobani! I never would’ve thought I’d say that. I am also pretty excited to be able to weigh myself soon, just out of curiosity. I can’t wait to find out how much Sam lost!
Last Saturday we went to a wedding, and here is the thing, I couldn’t remember my dinner choice. So Sam and I had an agreement to be flexible and just eat. Turns out I had a prime rib, and Sam had pasta. My prime rib came with green beans and potatoes. And Sam’s pasta was, well, pasta. I have to admit we broke the rules for that night, and even had some cheesecake. Now the interesting thing is, Sam felt pretty sick after the heavy carb and dairy meal, while I was more or less okay. Another thing that hit me while I was eating what is not a part of Whole30 diet – I don’t miss it that much. Food is just a fuel for my body so I can function. And that’s the biggest lesson we’ve learned while on Whole30 – self-control.
So we are going to finish our week and a half and go from there.
Out of the recipes I tried last week there were a couple that totally didn’t work. I made a beef and sweet potato casserole that had too much sweet potato, so neither one of us liked it, but we still ate it, because I don’t like to waste food.
Another thing I tried to make was braised cabbage in a crock pot. I am not sure what happened, I think I had way too much cabbage, but it wasn’t as good as the baked recipe that I’ve made before. But I am still working my way through it.
I made banana blueberry muffins for breakfast yesterday, and those turned out amazing. They are absolutely not sweet, and nothing like the sugary muffins I used to make, but I am not complaining. I am also starting to realize that I don’t like almond butter as much as sunflower butter.
But the real gem that I made was Kale Pesto, and that’s the recipe I wanted to share with you today!
1 cup frozen kale
2 garlic cloves
1/4 cup olive oil
Parsley (I used about 1 tbs dried parsley and a small amount of fresh parsley – one of the few things that grows in my garden!)
Salt to taste
Add all the ingredients to the food processor and pulse until desired texture achieved. So easy and so delicious. I almost thought I could get Sam to eat it, but alas, I didn’t succeed.
I am excited for this week, Blake brought over a Swirlio, so I can’t wait to make some frozen desserts.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Luminess Air and Hawkemedia. All opinions are my own.
I have recently completely changed up my makeup routine. I switched from the BB cream I’ve been using to Luminess Air Airbrush Cosmetics. It’s been amazing, and it’s pretty safe to say I am never going back to regular makeup again.
I never thought airbrushing to be that of a big deal like other bloggers made it seem. It’s pricey, seemed like it would take too much time, and I was fine with the products I currently had. And then I tried it. Airbrushing is the bomb, I tell you! It helps create an even skin tone, makes me look younger, and keep my skin matte longer.
My favorite part is the application. I am a firm believer that you should avoid touching your face as much as possible, and this is the perfect tool for me. And I actually like the feeling of air blowing on my skin, though I was terrified I was going to airbrush myself in the eye by accident.
You simply start by matching your color on luminessair.com by uploading a photo, or going directly into purchasing the kit and selecting a color from there.
Since my skin tends to get oily, I went with the Matte foundation, and a medium color. When I received my Aqua and White Luminess Air kit it actually came with two different shades, which is perfect, because my skin tone will definitely change once the summer is over.
The airbrush system is extremely easy to use at home. I simply watched a video on how to correctly use the stylus and went from there. (The video part is REALLY important, don’t skip out on that!)
I had a photoshoot with my friend Ania of Alacloth Vintage last week, and she definitely noticed the difference in my skin.
As you can see from the photos it’s perfect for covering up blemishes and any imperfections that I have. I’m pretty excited I had the opportunity to try out the Airbrush system, because I would’ve never bought it for myself.
Have you ever tried an airbrush system? What did you think?
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!