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July 2010

thoughts of you, warm my bones

I took Thursday and Friday off this week since I have to second shoot a wedding Saturday AND Sunday. By Wednesday, it already seemed liked it was Friday for some reason. I’m not sure if I would’ve made it through the entire week working. How nice it is to sleep in, get caught up on personal stuff and clean my apartment. And been on this Lisa Hannigan kick listening to one of my favorite songs of hers, “ocean and a rock” hence the title of this post. Good tune.

Since my mom’s birthday was on the 28th, I’m heading back today to visit and take her shopping. I promise better photos soon of my outfits–just been short on time!

I wore this button up in a post a couple months back and wore it quite differently. I’ve been all about tying up my shirts lately and since this shirt is so comfortable, I thought it would be the perfect outfit to lounge around my mom’s house and to go shopping. I’m not a fan of super hot summers so it’s been a lot of simple tops and shorts for me. As much as I hate winter, I’m more inspired by fall and winter weather styles. I don’t think I’d survive in an area without four seasons.
[shorts by zara, top by trouve, shoes so old i can no longer read who they’re by]

Oh, p.s. my hair is straight. Finally got a haircut yesterday and Maggie likes to straighten it to finish the cut.
My eyes are closed and I look stupid, but wanted to share my construction gear look with you all..I’ve been going on worksites photographing construction for a work project. I laid down on my stomach in a gross area to get ‘the shot’. I was covered in dirt and dust, but after this I stopped at a restaurant to pick me up lunch and I overheard little kids asking their mom, “what’s all over her? Is that paint all over her?” Gotta love little kids.


Outfits, Uncategorized

alainn bella!

alainn bella, a super cute and affordable online boutique is offering my readers a 25 percent discount off any full priced items using the code “blondebedhead”

Head over and check alainn bella out! I’m drooling over the remi & reid bags. 


make your siren’s call


This past weekend turned out be quite exciting! I was supposed to second shoot a wedding up in northern Michigan and found out I wasn’t actually needed! Instead, I went to Detroit to visit my friend Erin and as usual we went to Birmingham for lunch and to hit up a few of our favorite shops. We ate at a super cute restaurant, Forte and after I was really craving a caramel macchiato from Starbucks..

As we sat waiting for our drinks, my eyes met one super hot man and in an instant I realized I AM LOOKING AT GERARD BUTLER. We knew he was in town filming a movie and he’s staying in Birmingham. Erin and I sat in shock for a moment and then stood next to him to grab our drinks. We stalled to leave to gather our composure (and sneak a photo) and as we left I noticed Ger following behind so I held the door open for him. He had his face down, but he said thank you to me. I think I might have blacked out. I don’t remember saying you’re welcome back or anything but just in shock that I had a moment with him. I love hot ruggedly handsome men and he fits that description. I think I would have had the same reaction to him whether he was a celebrity or not. He’s just so good looking.  Woo!

[top from nordstrom, skirt by silence +noise, oxford heels by ciao bella, accessories from east lansing art festival vendors and tiffany]


Yay! I forgot to mention before, but I was selected as one of the third place winners for the Beso Inspired Contest on Chictopia! I didn’t win cash, but I’ll be featured in their August lookbook!
Outfits, Uncategorized

another andrea & a radio show!

A couple weekends ago, Andrea and I were on In Her Shoes, a local radio talk show. We were the young professionals to be represented on the show. Andrea dressed cute and comfy while I showed up looking like a bum in a grey t-shirt. Andrea has great style and looks polished whenever I see her out and about. She’s the talent retention director for Lansing Economic Development Corporation and I adore her. This particular afternoon she wore a printed, flowy dress on dressed down with flippies. I believe her plans were to hang around downtown following the show since it was a Saturday and there were fun things going on downtown.
[dress by f21, sunglasses by kate spade and necklace from Guatemala]
One of the hosts, Shelley, really cracks me up. I met her a couple times at Toastmasters, but I never realized how absolutely hilarious she is until the show. I wish I had her quick wit. Shelley owns Mieshel Image Consulting and she kept talking about how she had to go shopping after the show with a client at the best mall in Michigan and my favorite: Somerset. Oh her rough life!
Tiffany is the owner and president of Motion Marketing & Media, the publisher of the magazine, Capital Area Women’s Lifestyle and co-host of the show. I want to be her when I grow up!
and a photo of our shoes!
Inspiration, Uncategorized

The Want List: light & fun dresses

Shopping the internet for things I like is one of my favorite pastimes. In times of stress, I shop and lust over items from different online boutiques. I’ve been looking for some cute dresses and below are a few that I’m infatuated with!

4. Of of my faves
5. I’m not normally one for bows and pink, but I find this so adorable and fun.

Inspiration, Uncategorized