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I’m in Muskegon for the weekend. I managed to take a few photos today despite STILL being sick. I went to the hospital for the second time this weekend and got some shots and I immediately felt better. Hence the quite casual look… I own a couple of these t-shirt dresses and they are so comfortable. The cable knit tights kept me warm and I didn’t feel like wearing jeans like I normally do, so I wore this to the movies with my grandparents. Petey, my grandparents’ pomeranian makes me feel better so I played with him for a little bit today.


[t-shirt dress by American Apparel, scarf by Free People, tights from Urban Outfitters, boots by Miss Me, leather jacket by For Joseph]



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friday restday

I’m pumped to share that Tieka and I will be attending Chictopia10 Social Influence Summit in New York City! We’re roadtripping it and staying at Hotel 91. Our room will have twin beds! It’s the last room available that weekend and it’s so cheap! I’ve never been to NYC before so I’m a little nervous! But also excited to hear the founder of Modcloth speak, see the designer showcase and meet some of these fabulous girls I see on Chictopia.

I’ve been feeling terrible with a migraine that I’ve had for the last 24 hours, so no outfit post like I originally planned. I was instructed to take the day off which I hate doing. I’m a control freak and I had things to get done and we have Monday off for MLK Day so everything is going to get put of until next Tuesday. πŸ™ But I did want to share a couple things that I like on the blog while I’m couchbound. I just took vicodin and I’m feeling a bit better for the moment.

I’ve been really drawn to anything grey, which isn’t uncommon for me but every accessory or shoe I like happens to be grey.

I am in love with this leather belted hip pack that’s on sale at Need Supply. Sometimes I just don’t need a purse and I hate carrying things around on my arms if I’m out with friends or shopping.


This shoe was apparently designed with the help of Emily who won the Jeffrey Campbell contest on How exciting and this shoe is amazing.


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strong shoulder + tapered pants

I wore my new tapered pants today! Wearing dress pants today reminded me of my intern days when I was unsure of how I should dress so I only wore generic button- up shirts, khakis and a boring pair of flats (the same stank pair I trekked miles through campus without socks.) I was definitely the drab, quiet, weird intern. I didn’t know how to transition from my college casual clothes to professional work clothes. I was just so unsure of myself and it came off through the way I dressed. Today, when I put these on I felt like, “these are so me!” I guess that’s what age does–you become a little more sure of yourself and maybe take risks.

While I like to try new styles, I definitely tone them down with a muted color palette, which works perfect for this season. I’m hoping color starts to appeal to me so that it’s not always wearing grey and black. I love those colors though.

Speaking of interns, I’m going to try to coerce one of my communications interns, Naomi, to be featured here. She’s got such great style!


[bag by marc jacobs, tapered pants by bcbg, boots by deena and ozzy, leopard print scarf from jb and me and top from lexi drew]


I look stupid in this one, but this is a better view of the outfit.



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things i like

Chunky knits. I can’t get enough. From thick circle scarves to oversized sweaters, I love them all. They’re absolutely perfect for surviving Michigan winters. Victoria’s photo from Lookbook is pretty much a testimony to all the current styles I love and they work together.


Wedges. Jeffrey Campbell has some rockin’ bootie wedges. Especially these cut out, lace ups. I usually go for black shoes, but these look better in grey. Both colors are available though.


Tapered pants. I’m not usually a dress pants type of person, but when I saw these silk tapered trouses from Acne, it was love at first sight. I did some searching to find a couple less expensive versions. I personally opted for the BCBG crossover pant, but only because I was afraid of ordering these from Topshop. I’ll be posting some photos tomorrow of my new pants!


Leather jackets. Love love love. A leather jacket adds structure to my loose fitting shirts and adds some toughness to more feminine dresses I wear to work. Caroline styled this Balenciaga biker leather with a striped Alexander Wang top. I like how simple and effortless this is. It’s probably her way of dressing to run to the grocery store instead of wearing a frumpy old sweatshirt like I tend to do.


Capes. They’re practical AND cute. Louise is a stunning example of how to pull off a cape coat. I should have photographed my boss lady, Kate when she wore a cape to work last week. She also wore hers very well and made me pine for one even more.


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out in old town

Finally, some sun in Lansing, Michigan! The sun peaked out for a moment yesterday and today, hardly a cloud in the sky. It made the 18 degree weather not seem AS horrible. The top is one of the purchases I made yesterday. I was excited to wear the most comfortable tee ever. I got it for a third of the original price too!


[leather jacket by for joseph,t shirt by t by alexander wang, infinity scarf by the limited, denim shorts by bdg, tights by anne klein, oxford flats by aldo, sunglasses by marc by marc jacobs]




Below is my friend Tom who takes most of my photos for me. We became friends when I started college in 2004. My friend, Jenn had a huge crush on him and I stalked him on facebook. I eventually met him and he’s been one of my besties ever since! His day job is as a personal trainer, but he’s a fab photographer and helps me feel comfortable. I’m so awkward in front of a camera, but it helps me better understand how my clients might feel when I’m photographing people and how I might make them more comfortable.


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