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fall style

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

Matchy

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Two Piece Set on Repeat

I’ve been wearing this black two piece set from Black Swan on repeat since I got it–and I’ve styled it differently every single time. I just know what to do with an all black ensemble! For last weekend’s styling, I added buckle boots, my tan suede jacket and a small Loeffler Randall bag (stuffed the strap inside the purse, I love it more as a little clutch.) Read More »

Outfits, Style

Put a Vest on It

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Vests are the Best

I was in New York City with Celeste last winter on a buying trip for fall and we spotted this vest by Kiyo. We both loved the outerwear pieces and this was one of the pieces Celeste ordered–and now it’s in–and now one is mine! I styled it simply here with distressed denim, a super soft grey tunic and my favorite pair of statement boots. Read More »

Outfits, Style

Suede Dress: Styled Two Ways

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Suede Dress or Suede Vest

I’m usually not attracted to wearing purple, but this suede dress caught my eye immediately when I shopped at Fourth Street Boutique and I thought about all the possibilities for styling. With the front zip, I tested out unzipping completely to wear as a vest and I loved it just as much as it zipped up into a dress. Read More »

Outfits, Style

Denim & Horses

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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. Read More »

Lifestyle, Outfits, Style