Wednesday, April 23, 2014

meeting days

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Lily and Violet top, H&M blazer, Yosi Samra loafers, Kate Spade Saturday bag, Love Always Couture custom 'Chelsea' necklace

I think I've shared before how casual my office dress code is, but I like to add a touch of professionalism on days that our department gets together (with head hauncho management) for a team meeting. I kept things pretty basic in black and white stripes with a boxy blazer, structured bag, and leather loafers. Accessorized in the meeting with a giant iced coffee. 

Monday, April 21, 2014

holiday pastels

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Lee and Birch top, Lily and Violet sweater, Levis denim, JustFab flats, Kate Spade Saturday bag

I was lucky enough to spend Easter Sunday with my sister and her husband this year, the only family I have out here in the Midwest. Last year, I was by myself and moving into my new apartment on Easter, so it was nice to actually take some time to celebrate and reflect on stuff. All the important things. Hope you all had a great weekend and are kicking off Monday with a bang!

Friday, April 18, 2014

stripes on stripes

Gap tee and denim, Urban Outfitters cardigan, Madewell bag, H&M shoes

One of those Fridays where you throw on the first things you see in your closet and throw another braid into your hair because you forgot to shower the night before. Oh well. What else are weekends for?

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

colorblock corner

 Lee and Birch sweater, JustFab denim and bag, Seychelles boots

I played it cozy today in the softest cashmere-blend pullover, styling it with neutral tones across the board. It kept me just warm enough on the walk home through April snow showers, so I'm settling in tonight to watch the wintry mix come down and get a head start on my Easter chocolate intake. What else are Wednesdays for?

Monday, April 14, 2014

balanced checks

Lulu*s top, Gap denim, Modern Vice boots, Vince Camuto bag, Michael Kors watch

My favorite thing to pair with black is white, and my favorite thing to pair with white is black. That being said, I'm almost never without my favorite neutraldenimto break it up. I like to leave the bright colors up to people with louder personalities.

Friday, April 11, 2014

the back streets

H&M tank and sneakers, Madewell cardigan, Parc Boutique jacket, JustFab denim, Kate Spade Saturday bag

I picked up this jacket from a favorite neighborhood boutique in the dead of winter, so I'm happy to finally get some use out of it as we head into springier weather. This weekend will involve a lot of sleep and relaxation for this girl after a scatterbrained week in the office downtown. And probably a little retail therapy, if we're being honest.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

local supply

Just now remembering to breathe after a full day out while my apartment was getting a facelift. I came home to brand new windows and I couldn't be happier! In the meantime, I spent all day in the office followed by an outdoor patio happy hour with some favorite coworkers to celebrate the first day of sunny, seventy-degree weather. After, I was able to stop by the preview party for Filson  + Shinola, two amazing brands coming to Minneapolis this spring!


Filson is headquartered in Seattle, Washington (my hometown) so the love feels natural to me. Shinola is based out of Detroit, Michigan, and I was immediately drawn to the leather card case and gorgeous wrap watch!

On display at The Bachelor Farmer's Wednesday event

I can't wait for these shops to call the North Loop home here in Minneapolis! Their pieces can only be described as beautiful, and American-made? They just keep getting better.