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The SHUDIO Grand Reopening

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The SHUDIO’s New Space!

No matter how much I hate the city of Chicago, it can’t keep me from supporting Merl’s shop grand re-opening. Merl moved her shop the SHUDIO down the street in Pilsen to a much larger space with a much larger studio area for her jewelry making. She put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into transforming the space and I headed down to help with tasks like sweeping and vacuuming, anything to help her meet her deadline of opening the shop last Friday at 6 p.m. Read More »

Inspiration, Travel

On the Road

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Travel Style

I was a bit of an overpacker last weekend for some midwest travels, feeling a little bit indecisive about what to wear for a roadtrip weekend. I first drove to Chicago to help Merl with her grand reopening of her shop the SHUDIO and less than 24 hours later, I hopped back in the car to head to Indy. Naturally, it was a pointless dilemma and I just wore the same outfit two days in a row with varying accessories. I suppose high waist black jeans and a tucked in black tee is a solid go-to for traveling. Read More »

Outfits, Style, Travel

Small Town Adventures & Buying Nearby

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Buying Nearby

I’ve been making the most of my weekend mini travels in Michigan, most recently hunting down the tack and products I need to get back into the horseback riding game. And while I’ve glanced at the online shops, it’s just the most fun experience to visit the locally owned tack shops in quaint towns. And it completely fits with one of my favorite clients, Michigan Retailers Association’s Buy Nearby campaign. It’s fun when my day job intersects with my blog and I can promote something I care about–like supporting regional/local shops.

I’ve spent the last three weekends touring any and all tack shops to better understand what we have here in Michigan when it comes to riding gear, tack, feed and supplies. There’s really nothing I love more than a little road trip and shopping and most recently, my mom and I made a trip to Sparta and Grand Rapids. For the horse and small town enthusiasts, read on for a few of our stops and favorite places! Read More »

Outfits, Style, Travel

In the City with Zappos + AG

Sponsored by Zappos!
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City and Travel Style

August was a whirlwind month and September shows no signs of slowing down, but I took a day of respite last Friday and traveled down to Chicago a day early to eat and shop. It was a mini getaway and a chance to sell some goods with Katie at Renegade Craft on Saturday. I wanted something super comfortable, relaxed and stylish enough to wear in the city and voila! Read More »

Outfits, Style, Travel