Wednesday, October 29, 2014

picture-perfect plaid

Lulu*s coat, Free People sweater, J.Crew Pixie pants, Zara boots, Dagne Dover tote

It's funny to see how many pieces in my wardrobe reflect one another. I'm a big fan of black and white, plaid, and stripes, so you can only get so many new pieces before they all start to look the same. Luckily, this coat is just different enough. I love the classic silhouette paired with the fun plaid; I kept the boots and bag tuned toward business and mixed things up with a mini top knot for a note of casual. My favorite kind of workweek look.

Monday, October 27, 2014


 Kut from the Kloth jacket, Lulu*s top, JustFab denim, Loly in the Sky flats, Dagne Dover handbag

One of those Mondays your brain can't come up with anything but black. Then you forget the memory card for your camera and have to shoot outfit photos on your iPhone.

Friday, October 24, 2014

feminine interpretation

I walk through Macy's in the Minneapolis skyway system on my way to and from work almost every day. It's not as dangerous as it sounds; the men's section is strategically placed right in my path so I can't be tempted by shoes or expensive lipstick. Still, this Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply varsity jacket has been on display for the past couple weeks and I keep finding myself drawn to it. I took it upon myself to find a feminine alternative and chose these pieces to fill out the rest of the look.
Delia's jacket, Abercrombie boyfriend denim, Sole Society hat, Tabitha Simmons boots, Flynn bag 

I put this outfit together like I put my weekend outfits together...a little lazy and a little brain-dead with just enough print-mixing and structural/slouchy juxtaposition to get you through the day.

If prim and proper is more your style, head to brand-new Minneapolis boutique Primrose Park this Saturday and Sunday for their grand opening weekend! They're offering 15% off, sips and sweets, and even a few giveaways. Jennifer and her lovely space deserve a warm welcome to the neighborhood, so be sure to check it out!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

an easy mix

Lulu*s tee, Lily and Violet jacket, No Rest For Bridget denim, Cut 'n' Paste handbag, Loly in the Sky flats

It's not often that I veer from my standard palette of black and white, and this shoot (for a special upcoming feature!) was no exception. I love the suede fringe of the bag with the knotted textural cardigan paired with a pair of matte denim and a smooth and sassy tee—hola baby indeed. On a sunny October Sunday, this look was a no-brainer.

Monday, October 20, 2014

mini-tote monday

 Bella Luxx top, Kut from the Kloth jacket, J.Crew Pixie pants, Zara boots, Dagne Dover handbag

Taking a break from your regularly scheduled casualwear programming for workweek black and white.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

last season

Madewell tee, Chaser sweater, Kut from the Kloth denim, Ash Footwear sneakers

Time never fails to amaze me. It's such a simple concept, but every year I'm surprised how quickly the leaves change. Just a couple weeks ago it looked like summer outside, and now all of the trees above are orange and brown and I couldn't love it any more than I do. This chunky Chaser kimono was the perfect added layer for a breezy day over a light tee and my favorite distressed denim.

Monday, October 13, 2014

moccasin monday

Vans Girls jacket, Gap tee, JustFab denim, Minnetonka Moccasin shoes, Cut 'n' Paste handbag, Parc Boutique hat

Is there anything better than a favorite pair of moccasins? My blogger crush/real life pal Shaynah and I partnered up with Minnetonka Moccasin to style one pair two ways, and we had a great time putting together looks for these navajo printed moccasins. You'd be surprised how many ways you can wear them! Initially, I wasn't sure how easy they would be to style, but their casual chicness and brown/black color mix make them an easy selection for any outfit. See more photos and our feature on the Minnetonka blog here could win these or any other pair of Minnetonkas you choose on their website by entering the giveaway below! One winner will be randomly selected October 21. Good luck!

Want more opportunities to win? Enter Minnetonka's #MyMinnetonka contest on Instagram! A winner is selected each Monday for a pair of Minnetonkas + $250 gift card! Read more here.