Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Retail Therapy

Sometimes I get in these sweatshirt and leggings ruts and all it takes is a fresh pair of ankle length draped pants and an interesting top to help me reimagine my entire wardrobe. I paired these two pieces together, but I can't help but daydream the million other ways I can style each separately. I picked these up from Retail Therapy, a local boutique, owned by Celeste, the most stylish woman in Lansing and co-hosted a spring styling event along with her last night. Naturally, instead of helping my friends shop, I found jeans and a dress for myself.
[La Stampa top and Stella Carakasi pants (similar) c/o Retail Therapy, Steve Madden heels c/o Lulu*s, bag by BCBG]
Photos by mom

Monday, May 18, 2015


Just another work from home day look, which feels more like pajamas, but looks fancier with the pink pumps. I added the heels for my boring errands outside my apartment and realized I could perhaps get away with wearing joggers every day of my life, even dressed up, with the right shoe. I was at a conference in Cleveland last week so I packed these and the green pair I just scooped up. I just hate being cold and uncomfortable at conferences, so while everyone else rocked dress pants and blazers, I wore joggers and leather jackets with heels.
[Rayban aviators c/o Shade Station, pants c/o Athleta, jacket from Zara, silver pearls crystal statement necklace c/o Happiness Boutique, ring and bracelet c/o Bling Jewelry, heels c/o Lulu*s]
Photos by Kyle Keberlein

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

James & a few patio updates

I live in a quiet neighborhood and my apartment complex is low key with lots of trees and outdoor space that I haven't quite taken advantage of in the last two summers here. It's looked like this the last year or so.
This summer, I vowed to spruce it up which included sanding and repainting the rusted out patio table, replacing the tired old plastic chairs with new wooden ones and research on what plants can take direct sun all day. It's a work in progress, but I've found some good deals along the way ($20 outdoor rug from World Market and solar lights on sale at Target.) I'm still looking for more plants and Kyle is starting to grow tomatoes, cucumbers and jalapenos up here. But most importantly, James loves it. We keep the door open so he can wander in and out. I'll do another, better post of just the patio since I keep finding more things to finish it!

Monday, May 11, 2015


It's finally heating up in the midwest and to be honest, it was too hot to wear this damn cardigan, but I survived half the day in it working in it and forcing my old co-worker Hannah to go to the protein shake place in town. I've been struggling with winter weight and just trying to find ANYTHING that will fit me, but not make me sweat to death so these jean shorts and a tank spruced up with accessories and a too-hot cardigan made the most sense for me.
[long charm necklace c/o Wren and Glory, tank c/o Aeropostale, cardigan from Forever 21, jean shorts from Levi's, sandals c/o Naturalizer, sunglasses c/o Sunglasses Shop, bracelet c/o Bling Jewelry]
Photos by Liz Vartoogian

Friday, May 8, 2015

Johnston & Murphy Shoe Giveaway!

Happy Friday! Johnston & Murphy are offering a pair of Bree slip ons to one lucky reader who wins this giveaway! I have a pair of these slip ons in black and I love the perforated leather, one inch wedge and cushion, SO COZY! 
To enter for a chance to win, simply comment here with your email and let me know if you like them in gold or black! To submit a second or third entry, share this giveaway on Facebook or Twitter. The giveaway closes on Sunday, May 24 at 9 p.m. EST. Good luck!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Ten Pounds and a Missing Tooth

I've been all about jogger pants lately. Because they're cute and because I've gained ten pounds somehow and these feel better. I also had to get a tooth removed last week so I have a gaping hole on the side of my mouth for the next four months and my cackle definitely shows the missing tooth. So basically I feel super attractive right now.
[top by BDG, pants and hat from Forever 21, shoes from ShoeMint, bag by Loeffler Randall, ring by Katie Dean Jewelry, watch c/o Shinola]
photos by Kyle Keberlein
(Took photos outside of Michigan's fashion incubator, the Runway!)

Monday, May 4, 2015

On Repeat

I spent most of last week on my couch recovering from a cold, which meant that when I did get dressed, it included these jeans, this sweatshirt and slip ons. On repeat. Lucky for me, James has been my little shadow/cuddle partner so I haven't been alone.
[sweatshirt from Banana Republic, Bree slip ons c/o Johnston & Murphy, Pearl bag by Lo & Sons, jeans by BDG]
Photos by Kyle Keberlein