Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Girl Who Lived.

photo by Michael Dodes of Mill City Men
(amazing) hair + makeup by Amber Heckert

those who know me best, know i have a slightly unhealthy obsession with all things harry potter. and though fashioning my life to the likes of a make-believe wizarding world is probably neither smart or realistic, i like to think i'm the girl who lived. and will continue to do so.

inspiration | walked by the 'before i die' chalkboard mural outside the martinpatrick3 storefront the other day and immediately thought of this quote a friend posted recently:

"in the end, there are only three things that matter - how much you loved, how gentle you live and how gracefully you let go of the things not meant for you.."

Sunday, August 25, 2013


photos by Mina Vang
photo-bombed by Matthew Sattler

crop top: Ecote | skirt: BCBG Max Azria | sandals: Target | bag: Coach | watch: Michael Kors

Monday, August 19, 2013

Block Party Blues.

photos by Melinda Guajardo of Mill City Men

sweater: MSGM from Arrow | skirt: h&m | bag: coach | sandals: shi | sunnies: karen walker

Friday, August 16, 2013

Currently Trending.

i don't say this enough but, minneapolis is a pretty cool place to live, work and play. with that being said, i wanted to invite you to some fun things i'm currently involved in.

i'll be styling envision artopia again this fall with my counterparts: prima chic. the line-up this year is stellar, join us sept 20th to kick off msp fashion week. 

love yoga, the outdoors and supporting a good cause? join us sunday, august 25th @ gold medal park for yoga on a beautiful summer evening to support: i am kindness - the volunteer group my great friend sarah edwards created and is responsible for random acts of kindness like this.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Free People Roshambo: Paper-Scissors.


i shared the first of the free people roshambo series in february in honor of valentine's day, and here is the final film. i'm a sucker for a fairytale romance accompanied with a great wardrobe selection. if you haven't seen the first one, you can view it here. enjoy! xo.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Summer Tweed.

photos by Michael Dodes of Mill City Men

blazer: bcbgeneration | tshirt: zoe karssen via arrow | skirt: bcbg max azria | sandals: target (old) | earring worn as a brooch: borrowed (sorry jj beans, the other half is floating somewhere in the ocean in the bahamas) | sunnies: karen walker

Friday, August 9, 2013


photo by Michael Dodes of Mill City Men

flannel: target | denim: acquaverde from arrow (pictured behind me) | necklace: zara | wedges: old, random | sunnies (in hand): karen walker | hat: coal headwear via martinpatrick3 | bag: vintage coach

i promise i'm not plugging arrow, but it does happen to be my favorite local boutique in coincidentally my favorite neighborhood (north loop). 

Thursday, August 8, 2013

I Was Blind, But Now I SEE.

photos by Michael Dodes of Mill City Men

dropped into SEE Eyewear for a store visit the other week. my exact words were, "i want something black and i can't do cat-eye." ultimately, i narrowed it down to the baby blue perforated frames + the all white cat-eyed frames. ironically enough, i am getting the white ones - the complete opposite of what i had intentions of leaving with when i walked in. though, i could've easily left with every single pair i tried on and then some

stop into their new location at 3032 hennepin ave in uptown & tell them i sent ya. guarantee you will fall in love with their one-of-a-kind frames, super affordable prices and stellar customer service (shoutout to ben, who was so sweet + picked out the cat eye glasses that i never thought i could pull off!). i'll be back to snag some sunnies (which are all $99 btw) before summer's end.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Macy's Glamorama 2013.

weekend maxmara
the cirque du act that had everyone holding their breaths 
tommy hilfiger
rachel x rachel roy
cutie pie, yvonne - this year's glamorama ambassador.

photos c/o Adam Bettcher for Macy's

favorite segments from this year's glamorama were hands down weekend maxmara, rachel x rachel roy and tommy hilfiger. weekend had the best presentation complete with a faux rainstorm, rachel roy is easily the most fashion-forward + wearable right off the runway and tommy hilfiger's classic all-american styling i just can't help but appreciate. a little prep in the fall never hurts (cue alicia silverstone in clueless).

cirque du soleil never disappoints with their crazy acrobatic feats, but i also enjoyed the glow-in-the-dark breakdancers because i'm a 90's chic. and of course, ageless sheryl crow - whose signature rocker chic look never seems to go out of style. the cutie that stole the show though, was yvonne - this year's glamorama ambassador. oh and did i mention, cancer survivor, aspiring gymnast/dancer and just all-around amazing little gal? can't wait for next year's - i'm always up for fashion with a cause.

and this wouldn't be complete w/o a #wiw.

photos are selfies

dress: bebe | belt: moschino | shoes: zara | bracelet worn as anklet: h&m 
on charlie: collar: coach

Friday, August 2, 2013

Vanity + 30 Hours in NYC.

hanging out in west village
perfect summer day in NYC
just something so sleek about an all-white, everything bike (coincidentally, macy's glamorama is giving away a beautiful one similar to this tonight - see previous post!)
only part of my accessories collection - still working on unpacking!
champagne bottle as a bracelet holder a la song of style
my all-time favorite karen walkers + ms. erakit's signature notecards w/messages of inspiration and realness
watches on watches on watches + extra polaroids from serene supreme's polaroid project i did awhile back

quick post before i leave work for the weekend (yay for summer hours)! some snapshots of my vanity table - i'm going to paint the iron bars gold whenever i get a moment to catch my breath (i've been saying this for the last 2 years lol). and quick photos from my 30 some hours in NYC last weekend. whenever i'm out there i never seem to take much pictures but i think it's because i just want to experience NYC in all its glory rather than wasting time snapping a photograph of every single thing i encounter. if you follow me on instagram however, you'll notice i'm pretty good at documenting all the delicious food i eat while i'm there.

gonna catch some rays by the pool before getting ready for glamorama, *cheers to the weekend!