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Bachelorette Party Style: Nighttime Shenanigans

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I’m kind of the wet blanket of the group when it comes to bachelorette parties. I’m always the first to get tired and leave and I can never quite get buzzed enough to let completely loose. I do however, take a lot of pride in my bachelorette party style as its one of the few opportunities I force myself to part from my jeans, basically my second skin.

For this particular bachelorette party, I styled a day look for wine tasting and this is what I wore for dinner and drinks. I wanted to wear something sexier, but also breathable and interesting. I love the neckline and the embroidery down the front. It didn’t take much effort to style, just black heels and a black bag. 

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Photos by Kyle Keberlein
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Bachelorette Party Style: Daytime Shenanigans

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As wedding season begins to ramp up, so do the penis straws, lingerie parties and wine consumption aka… the bachelorette parties. The first of this season was for my friend Rachael who ties the knot next month. Since it was a weekend bachelorette party getaway, I planned both daytime and nighttime looks.
Our afternoon festivities consisted of a four hour wine tour visiting wineries in Traverse City, Michigan. I wanted to dress in something I might wear everyday back at home, but a little more fun and playful, but suitable for trekking through wineries. We had such a great time and for brides thinking of what to do with their bachelorette party and Vegas isn’t quite your style, I recommend wine tasting since it’s a way to get a group of girls to bond and try dozens of wine, and it’s a super affordable.
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[Dittos Clarissa Distressed Suspender Shorts (on sale, and they run a little big, order one size smaller!), Billabong Kimono and Sixtyseven Boots c/o Lulu*s, hat by J Crew, crop top from American Apparel, Ultralight Aviators c/o Triple Graces, bag c/o Trask]
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So there you have it, my daytime bachelorette party look! Stay tuned for Friday, I’ll be posting my nighttime look!
Photos by Ashley Steffen
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Fitness: Finding Motivation

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I’ve been slowly adjusting my lifestyle towards better health and it’s already been seven months! Motivation comes and goes and sometimes it’s tough to keep the momentum going.
-Make friends. As an introvert, this wasn’t an easy task and it took about five months for me to start talking to people. It might take you more or less to warm up to the people around you, but now that I have, I find myself more excited to get to class. Phil, Bill, Ric and Tim are my main pals, the ones who work the hardest in class and I’m now always trying to keep up with them.
-Switch it up. After a pretty consistent routine of four classes a week (abs and strength/conditioning back to back, twice a week) and 2-3 additional days of workouts on my own, I realized things get old quick. Throughout the last couple months, I’ve tried other fitness classes, switched up my workout days (taking Fridays off make my Saturday workouts so much more fun and then I can enjoy a Friday night!) and continue to try new exercises.
-Stay inspired. I find motivation in blogs like the Four Percent or curbing my sweet tooth with healthy dessert recipes on Chocolate Covered Katie. When I’m learning new exercises or gaining new tips or recipes from blogs, I’m more motivated and inspired to stay on track.
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Photos by Kyle Keberlein
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James

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A couple weeks ago, we stopped in this open space in our neighborhood to let James run.
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He loves a good stick.
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Caseable Custom Phone Case Giveaway!

Want to win a new phone case and design it yourself? Caseable is offering one reader a free custom case for one of your devices! They’re produced in Brooklyn, NY and Berlin, Germany and products are mostly made from durable, recycled materials. So cool. Enter the Caseable giveaway by commenting with your email. For a second entry, like Caseable on Facebook and leave a second comment. For a third chance to win, follow on Twitter and leave a third comment. If you’d prefer to select an in-house design like the one I picked out below.  Giveaway will end Friday, May 16 at 10 p.m. EST!

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