Blonde Bedhead http://www.blondebedhead.com Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:00:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Denim & Horses http://www.blondebedhead.com/denim-horses/ http://www.blondebedhead.com/denim-horses/#comments Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:00:20 +0000 http://www.blondebedhead.com/?p=10453 Mocha I mentioned maybe last week that I had been horse shopping and I fell in love with the first horse I looked at, a big Appaloosa mare. The owner decided she didn’t want to sell her after I visited, but she had a change of heart. Fast forward a week, she’s now enjoying life […]

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Mocha

I mentioned maybe last week that I had been horse shopping and I fell in love with the first horse I looked at, a big Appaloosa mare. The owner decided she didn’t want to sell her after I visited, but she had a change of heart. Fast forward a week, she’s now enjoying life at my mom’s barn.

Her barn name is Mocha and I’m trying to get the nickname “Mo” to stick. I went to visit her after she arrived at my mom’s–I had a bit of anxiety about her transition for some reason, but she seemed content eating her hay and following us around in the pasture.

You can even see in one of the photos below that she would just walk in front of the camera to check out what’s going on when my mom helped photograph this look. So. Damn. Cute. Later when my mom was feeding the barn kitties, I was kneeling on the ground and again, Mocha, was feeling a bit nosy, and stood behind me, with her head directly above me chewing her grain–and pellets rained into my hair and my mouth as she chewed her food.

Denim Style

I tossed on high waist faded black denim jeans, a white v-neck tee and this denim jacket by Unpublished. I ordered it one size up to fit a little looser and loved the simple style for a trip back home and to visit the animals.

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[Denim jacket c/o Unpublished, jeans from UO, Nyomi boots c/o Baretraps, tee by Z Supply]

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In the Country with Rebecca Minkoff + Zappos! http://www.blondebedhead.com/country-rebecca-minkoff-zappos/ http://www.blondebedhead.com/country-rebecca-minkoff-zappos/#comments Wed, 20 Sep 2017 13:00:01 +0000 http://www.blondebedhead.com/?p=10393 Sponsored by Zappos A Bit Boho, A Bit Equestrian The leaves are changing early this season and it is now full fledged fall in Michigan. I’ve been visiting more small towns lately like my hometown because for some reason, I finally miss them a little bit and they’re picturesque with the fall colors. Funny how […]

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A Bit Boho, A Bit Equestrian

The leaves are changing early this season and it is now full fledged fall in Michigan. I’ve been visiting more small towns lately like my hometown because for some reason, I finally miss them a little bit and they’re picturesque with the fall colors. Funny how you grow up in a small town with every urge to escape and then you do..only to miss it a few years down the road.

I’ve been spending more time around horses after taking a few years off and it’s why I was initially drawn to this bag. It gave off some major equestrian vibes and it turned out to be the perfect accessory to accompany me on visits back home.

Neutral Zone

I’m still all about a fall boho style with breezy, almost shapeless dresses with wide sleeves, western style boots and the Rebecca Minkoff suede fringe bag. I’ve styled this look for a couple occasions already since I can’t get enough of the neutral color combo and how easy it is to wear.

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Rebecca Minkoff Mini Mac bag and Free People dress c/o Zappos

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Visiting Owosso http://www.blondebedhead.com/visiting-owosso/ http://www.blondebedhead.com/visiting-owosso/#comments Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:00:34 +0000 http://www.blondebedhead.com/?p=10417 Aviator Jayne + Foster Coffee In my early twenties, I seemed to make regular trips to Owosso to support my old boss Kate and watch her perform in plays with the Owosso Community Players. A lot has changed in Owosso since then and I find myself wanting to hang there more often. I love the […]

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Aviator Jayne + Foster Coffee

In my early twenties, I seemed to make regular trips to Owosso to support my old boss Kate and watch her perform in plays with the Owosso Community Players. A lot has changed in Owosso since then and I find myself wanting to hang there more often. I love the small town feel and the vibrancy.

The downtown area was bustling with the farmer’s market and cute shops and restaurants with their doors and windows open. My friend Emily and I first checked out Aviator Jayne‘s grand opening and we left with candles, stationary and plants before checking out a few other shops and grabbing fall flavored lattes from Foster Coffee. If you’re looking for a fun way to spend an afternoon, I highly suggest visiting Owosso.

Saturday Adventures

As if last Saturday couldn’t have been more fun for me, Cole and I spent the late afternoon trail riding with horses. I got paired with a naughty horse named Dudley and Cole got Bailey who snuck bites of leaves the whole ride. We spotted baby deer and a nosy little raccoon on our hour long trail ride. DSC_7953 DSC_8087 DSC_8093 DSC_8091 DSC_8075 DSC_8160 DSC_8136 DSC_8152DSC_8057

[jeans by Lev’s, Naomi boots c/o Baretraps, bag by Gucci]

Photos and cameo appearance by Emily Mata

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James: A Day in the Life http://www.blondebedhead.com/james-day-life/ http://www.blondebedhead.com/james-day-life/#comments Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:49:58 +0000 http://www.blondebedhead.com/?p=10174 My Sweet Fluff My idea of a dog had been created from the ones I grew up with. Our little mutts mixed with six kids in a house–utter chaos. They ate any food we dropped, barked at any noise and couldn’t sit still–always on the hunt for the next meal or begging for food. And then […]

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My Sweet Fluff

My idea of a dog had been created from the ones I grew up with. Our little mutts mixed with six kids in a house–utter chaos. They ate any food we dropped, barked at any noise and couldn’t sit still–always on the hunt for the next meal or begging for food. And then I got sweet baby James after 10 years of living on my own.

My world is considerably quiet and reserved and James disrupted that for a minute with his couch pooping, midnight vomits and his love to pee on soft, fuzzy rugs as a pup. But then he became a dog–or a cat. Or maybe a hybrid. He doesn’t beg for food, only recently learned to bark thanks to the noisy neighbor dogs and I can’t get him to eat food I drop on the floor. He’s simply not interested in a potato chip or piece of bacon, which is wild to me.

The James Routine

James loves nothing more than to accompany to work at Martin Waymire. He probably would compare it to his times at doggie daycare with other dogs to play with and humans to pet and cuddle him. He usually joins me everyday I’m in the office and we take a couple walks with his favorite dog friend Mya. And after hours of running around greeting people, he’ll find himself a cozy chair to nap in–or a desk to hop on top of to stare out a window. Sometimes he naps on peoples’ desks.

Around 4 p.m. he starts to get restless and knows it’s time to go home and he sits and stares at me. I have long conversations with him reminding him we have another hour to go, but he never listens. Once we’re home, I give him a mix of dry food and refrigerated FreshPet, which he’ll stare at for an hour and slowly start to grab a chunk of food and lay in his dog bed to eat.

Sometimes, I spoil us both and I prepare my dinner and I grab his bowl and we both eat dinner in bed. That’s his favorite. He’ll eat every bit of kibble, even the dry stuff and watch TV with me.

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In the City with Zappos + AG http://www.blondebedhead.com/city-zappos-ag/ http://www.blondebedhead.com/city-zappos-ag/#comments Wed, 13 Sep 2017 13:00:19 +0000 http://www.blondebedhead.com/?p=10364 Sponsored by Zappos! 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 […]

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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!

We explored the West Loop, the neighborhood I used to reside in many moons ago and wow, has it evolved. There’s so much more development and beautiful restaurants and shops as far as the eye can see. I finally checked out the Allis at Soho House, DoRite Donuts and the avocado mural.

Fall by AG

These incredibly comfortable AG jeans are my first pair ever! I love the stretch, distressing and cut at the bottom. I played up my fall transition look with an oversized white top and olive suede jacket, a rich color I’ve suddenly fallen in love with. It complemented the avocado wall perfectly too!

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AG Adriano Goldschmied Ex-Boyfriend Slim Jeans and suede jacket c/o Zappos

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Edgy, but Cozy http://www.blondebedhead.com/edgy-but-cozy/ http://www.blondebedhead.com/edgy-but-cozy/#comments Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:00:41 +0000 http://www.blondebedhead.com/?p=10342 The White Boot Trend I’ve been feeling a very feminine, bohemian style lately and sometimes it’s just easiest in a pinch to throw on a vintage tee, my favorite black jeans and a pair of boots for weekend wear. What made this outfit a little more exciting are the white chelsea boots. I’ve been seeing […]

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The White Boot Trend

I’ve been feeling a very feminine, bohemian style lately and sometimes it’s just easiest in a pinch to throw on a vintage tee, my favorite black jeans and a pair of boots for weekend wear.

What made this outfit a little more exciting are the white chelsea boots. I’ve been seeing the trend all over the internet and I’ve been wanting to try it for myself. It’s still just as cool and edgy as my dozens of black boots, but adds a little more contrast.

Horse Daze

I was wearing this when my mom came to visit and to go look at a beautiful appaloosa mare we wanted to buy. I changed into more horse riding appropriate gear and rode her around an arena. It’s been a couple years since I’ve been back in a saddle, but it felt right–and I need to ride more, and find my own damn horse to buy.

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[Vintage band tee, duster by Free People, Dl1961 jeans from Retail Therapy, Macie Boots c/o Lori’s Shoes, bag c/o Coach]

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Petoskey: A Photo Diary http://www.blondebedhead.com/petoskey-photo-diary/ http://www.blondebedhead.com/petoskey-photo-diary/#comments Sat, 09 Sep 2017 13:00:44 +0000 http://www.blondebedhead.com/?p=10317 Exploring Petoskey I forget how wonderful Northern Michigan can be with its quaint towns and clear water beaches. We made the trip up north for Labor Day weekend where I got to escape the heat and enjoy layering up in 60something degree weather. Truly delightful. Petoskey is a town I’ve visited a handful of times […]

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Exploring Petoskey

I forget how wonderful Northern Michigan can be with its quaint towns and clear water beaches. We made the trip up north for Labor Day weekend where I got to escape the heat and enjoy layering up in 60something degree weather. Truly delightful. Petoskey is a town I’ve visited a handful of times over the course of my lifetime, but not enough to recall the cute shops and restaurants. It has a sizable, walkable downtown area that we spent hours wandering.

Food & Shopping Recs!

I grabbed coffee from Dripworks, lunch from Parkside Deli (Cole’s bacon turkey ranch sandwich got me jealous) (another lunch option to check out: Happy’s Tacos (I’ve had their tacos at their food truck in Traverse City, super tasty) and ice cream cones from Murdicks between window shopping.

A few shops I enjoyed include Lake Affect, V2V, Mettlers and B. Jeweled. I bought a Baggu leather pouch and western style belt from Mettlers and practiced some self control at the rest although I have regrets leaving that L Space swimsuit behind at Lake Affect.

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Fall Vibes http://www.blondebedhead.com/fall-vibes/ http://www.blondebedhead.com/fall-vibes/#comments Thu, 07 Sep 2017 13:00:46 +0000 http://www.blondebedhead.com/?p=10291 It’s the Little Things When flowers are on sale, the donut shop is on your way home and it’s the nice little transition period before fall weather truly hits–and I can still enjoy an iced latte. #treatyoself.

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It’s the Little Things

When flowers are on sale, the donut shop is on your way home and it’s the nice little transition period before fall weather truly hits–and I can still enjoy an iced latte. #treatyoself.

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Ruffles + Florals http://www.blondebedhead.com/ruffles-florals/ http://www.blondebedhead.com/ruffles-florals/#comments Wed, 06 Sep 2017 13:00:59 +0000 http://www.blondebedhead.com/?p=10243 Florals & Fun Can’t quite understand it, but I’m been attracted to more and more floral prints and color. I’m sure once winter hits I’ll be back to black, but for now I’ll be prancing around in florals and bohemian styles. [Ivy Jane top and hat from Retail Therapy, shorts by One Teaspoon, boots by […]

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Florals & Fun

Can’t quite understand it, but I’m been attracted to more and more floral prints and color. I’m sure once winter hits I’ll be back to black, but for now I’ll be prancing around in florals and bohemian styles.

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[Ivy Jane top and hat from Retail Therapy, shorts by One Teaspoon, boots by Seychelles, watch c/o Daniel Wellington]

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Styling a Maxi Dress http://www.blondebedhead.com/styling-maxi-dress/ http://www.blondebedhead.com/styling-maxi-dress/#comments Mon, 04 Sep 2017 13:00:03 +0000 http://www.blondebedhead.com/?p=10181 Day Style Cole and I got ready for a wedding a little too early on a couple weekends ago, which left us time to explore downtown Dexter and 200 year old working farm Jenny’s Farm Stand and Cider Mill before heading to the wedding venue. I styled the maxi dress a little more trendy for pre-wedding with […]

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Day Style

Cole and I got ready for a wedding a little too early on a couple weekends ago, which left us time to explore downtown Dexter and 200 year old working farm Jenny’s Farm Stand and Cider Mill before heading to the wedding venue. I styled the maxi dress a little more trendy for pre-wedding with cat eye sunglasses, a hat and a bright red satchel.

We grabbed cookies from the Dexter Bakery, an iced latte from Joe and Rosie Coffee and Tea and then a half dozen pumpkin donuts from Jenny’s. The donuts tasted like elephant ears and I was in my happy place eating donuts and visiting the little petting zoo they had on site. The petting zoo included one shithead mini horse that was hell bent on biting a finger off, giant shithead goats nibbling on my clothes and sweet baby goats. They had a barn in the back with a couple ponies and draft horses that didn’t respond to my noises to attract them, but I marveled at them from afar. I’d like to go back for carriage rides and more donuts this fall!

Wedding Style

For the wedding, I simplified my look and traded in the red satchel for a small shoulder bag and removed the hat and sunglasses. Just a few changes to simplify the floral maxi dress.

The wedding was maybe a 1/4 of the mile away from Jenny’s Farmers Market at Cornman Farms. Everything was rustic chic and laid-back. The ceremony was outside in front of the farmhouse with the porch adorned in the most beautiful floral arrangements matching the bouquets and florals at the reception in the barn. They had some colorful, funky vintage furniture outside the barn for the cocktail hour with a fire pit, outdoor games and gardens to wander with live music. One of the most beautiful, intimate weddings I’ve attended!

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[Dress by ASTR the Label, bag by Gucci, sandals c/o Latigo, jewelry by Katie Dean Jewelry]

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