Monday, August 18, 2014

nyfw inspiration

I'm not a girl who has an endless budget to snag all new outfits before New York Fashion Week comes along. I'll be headed to the shows next month in the city, but will be traveling mostly with pieces I already own. Hopefully, this little inspiration board I put together will stir some creativity into my outfit planning.

OK, quilted Chanel bag is far off dream, but let's just leave it at "taupe crossbody."

As usual, a lot of black and white, but I'm trying to fancy it up or add a little "cutting edge" to the look. I might even pack a skirt or two if I'm feeling crazy. Although the models will be trekking down the runway in spring trends, I will be sticking to what works for me: comfortable neutrals. If it ain't broke, don't fix it, right?

Friday, August 15, 2014

late summer nights

Free People top, Levis denim, Seychelles booties, Wessley NYC handbag, Daniel Wellington watch

This week has been too hot for pants, even for this girl. All about the cutoffs and the unzipped boots. P.S. Feel free to use the code "ZIPPEDBLOG" for 15% off at Daniel Wellington!

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

too soon

Is there such a thing as being excited for fall too early? 


Lack of Monday's post is brought to you by a busy weekend hosting Elyse here in Minneapolis, gallivanting all over town to coffee and shopping and restaurants galore. It's been a blast and I wish she could stay forever. It's making summer fly by and I have to be honest...can't wait to break out the sweaters and boots.

Friday, August 8, 2014


chelsea+zipped+truelane+blog+minneapolis+fashion+style+blogger+free+peple+justfab+madewell5Free People top, Gap denim, JustFab flats, Madewell bag

I snagged this top in clearance sales at Saks downtown before it closes (I'm going to miss lunch break shopping with you, Saks), and it made for the perfect flowy piece to shop the Thursday farmers market with my sister. I worked from home today since Elyse is in town (!!!) and can't wait to show her a Saturday Minneapolis-style tomorrow. Five Watt Coffee and Bogart's Doughnut Co.: not optional. 


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

power pieces

chelsea+zipped+truelane+blog+minneapolis+fashion+style+blogger+justfab+leopard+loafers+kate+spade+saturday+inside+out+tote4JustFab denim and flats, vintage top, Kate Spade Saturday bag

Once in awhile, you need to pull out all the stops. If that means leopard print shoes with leather patchwork denim, go for it. But then you'll probably just keep the rest of your outfit all black because that's what you usually do anyway.


Monday, August 4, 2014

poolside summer

Summer in Minneapolis has been pretty perfect this year which means this girl has been spending a lot of time at the water. Thought I would pool together (har har) a few of my favorite things to tote along for beach days or just a quick lunch away from the office at a rooftop pool.

I've never seen anything like this Eden Pier swim top before and love the neutral tones paired with pretty and feminine ruffle detailing. You can use the code ZIPPED20 to get 20% off your own! It's comfortable and perfect if you aren't into skimpy swimwear or are just not having your best bikini day, and I love the endless options that come with adjustable straps. I don't usually do open-toed shoes, but beach days are an exception. This metallic pair from Koolaburra perfectly sets off the cool-toned swimsuit and adds a little flash of drama. Plus, I'm never without my favorite striped tote from Lily + Violet, a good book, and sun protection! 


Friday, August 1, 2014

on the lighter side

Saks top, Levi's shorts, Madewell flats, JustFab bag

Here we are at the end of my outfit photo series with Bethany. I am such a big fan of this vintage-y, flowy lace tablecloth shirt that I'm pretty sure I wore it twice the first week I got it.