• Pretty Picnicking + WIWW

  • May 27, 2015
  • IMG_0097 Light and white outfits have been my addiction lately, donning airy neutrals head-to-heeled-toe. There is something about it, maybe it’s the fact that I’ll be a bride soon, or it’s simply nostalgia – I’m obsessed. The matchy-matchy of a coordinating frock and pumps makes it feel very vintage and ladylike too.

    This makes this Chicwish dress really shine with a dramatic sunhat (only $25) and a twisted do’. This look was perfect for a picnic with my love and I felt like Allie from The Notebook, which come on ladies, isn’t that the standard? In my (love novel) book, it most certainly is.

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  • Spring In My Step + A Shoe Giveaway

  • May 25, 2015
  • IMG_0060_1 Today I’ve partnered up with one of my favorite shoe brands, Chinese Laundry, to do a spring shoe giveaway! We are giving away not one but three pairs of wedges for my fashionable followers to win. Scroll to the end of the post to enter.

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  • Inside My Coffee & Pearls Bridal Shower

  • May 24, 2015
  • IMG_0026 On Friday night, my friends and family gathered to celebrate my upcoming wedding in form of a “Coffee & Pearls” bridal shower. Just like our wedding, the shower was intimate and filled with personal details of our relationship and upcoming nuptials.

    Our wedding will be a “Gatsby Garden” theme, so naturally an abundance of pearls were a given (and it just so happens to be my birthstone). We also are moving to Seattle in four short days, so coffee is also a necessity. Fuze the two of those things and the shower theme just seemed so obvious to us.

    But unlike many bloggers, I don’t feel like – as a new college graduate – it is realistic or appropriate to spend the country average on a wedding (which is up to $29,000+ now)! This shower was filled with a lot of gold, pearls and DIYs. Many of these ideas you could easily do with a bit of time, a craft store and a bit of inspiration.

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  • Pom-Poms

  • May 22, 2015
  • IMG_0009 With warmer days not too far ahead, I’m defaulting back to my summertime style of blouses and statement shorts. I love this mixture because it’s as classy as it is easy and it’s a foolproof dressing formula for those days you get “style block.”

    The key to executing this comes down to two things: the tuck and the accessories. For these type of dolphin shorts – and many other shorts for that matter – the front tuck is what looks best. It is laid back, highlights your waist (and therefore makes the look more flattering) and makes it feel stylized, like your favorite J.Crew catalog.

    As for the accessories, this is what brings the outfit to life and gives it personality. For me, gold is my favorite metal, especially against bronzed summer skin. So it’s a no-brainer to layer dainty gold necklaces to lend the look to a slightly boho feel. My favorite is this JLynn circle pendant, with my birthstone (and what’s becoming a huge part of my wedding), pearls.

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  • Preppy & Springy + WIWW

  • May 20, 2015
  • IMG_0006 When I first begun to define my own personal style, it was mainly preppy in nature. Over the years, I’ve added other inflictions to my way of dressing like edgy jewelry and vintage touches here and there. But for today, I’m returning back to my fashion roots in a nautical inspired palate and an overall preppy feel.

    In my opinion, it’s hard to go wrong with tailored skinnies, pumps and a blazer. It feels put-together and fashion forward all in the same breath. I have loved playing with a monochromatic base to my outfits (i.e. the white on white) to give my tried-and-true dressing tactic and updated spin. This navy Byer California blazer has a soft and relaxed feel from the forgiving material but has a long-lined boyfriend shape that looks tailored. That is a blazer win.

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  • A Cozy Cape

  • May 18, 2015
  • IMG_0007 If any of you were to know me on a personal level, you would know I am an extremist. In the way I dress, my personality and the way I just in general live. So, for an extremist like myself, middle ground and limbo is the most stressful state of existence. That is my life for the next couple weeks. I will be living in my old stomping grounds of Minneapolis while our apartment is “getting ready for us” in Seattle (whatever that phrase means Mr. leasing man). 

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  • Blush Bridal Inspiration Shoot

  • May 17, 2015
  • View More: http://everlastinglovephotography.pass.us/spring-elopement-inspiration Recently, Z and I had the opportunity to “model” – I put that in quotations because I’m certainly not – for a bridal inspiration shoot. I hate to burst your bubbles, but we did not elope. We teamed up with a super talented group of wedding photographers, florists, dress designers and more to bring some inspiration for some spring nuptials for all of you. 

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  • Flowy Forever

  • May 15, 2015
  • IMG_0003 Like many college graduates, on graduation day I donned a little white dress. There is just something about a white dress that signifies a change or something special. This number had a golden off-the shoulder detail that had me instantly swooning, exactly what I was looking for.

    My college colors were cardinal and gold, so naturally, these pumps were my “school-spirit” shoes – no Converse for this girl. They added a perfect punch of crimson while complimenting the details in the dress. It had an etherial feel with the flowy fabric that made me feel more of a goddess than a college graduate. That is one swap that I’m willing to make.

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  • Water Colors + WIWW

  • May 13, 2015
  • IMG_0068 In my opinion, there are very few easier silhouettes to pull of than a pretty and slim maxi dress. They key to making a maxi dress look sophisticated rather than so-so is all in the fabric. Let me translate the language of textiles to you. Jersey equals casual, chiffon equals beachy and silky means elevated. I opted for the later of those three for my college graduation party, but glammed it up a bit with gold details in the belt and clutch. Fuss-free sandals allowed me to kick back and socialize all day long comfortably.

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  • With A Bow On It

  • May 11, 2015
  • IMG_9612 I have been rocking the denim on denim look for a while now because of it’s effortless polish. Cognac is my favorite neutral to pop a lot of true blue, along with nudes and metallics. But never before have I worn the “Canadian tuxedo” with flare jeans.

    The mix of the dark, sophisticated and slightly 70’s jeans with a lighter, chambray top with a bow struck just the right mix. This is how casual Friday denim is done in my book.

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