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Ann Arbor with Jazz

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As a MSU Spartan, I feel this innate desire to hate on rival University of Michigan and it’s super cute town Ann Arbor..but this city is incredible and I love to visit. I wish East Lansing had some of the elements of Ann Arbor, but luckily it’s just an hour away. I made plans to meet up with Jazz of Bokkie and a Boy since it’s a great meeting point for both of us. Read More »

Outfits, Style

Beachy Vibes

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Weekend Weather

I was feeling beach vibes in this look, but it hasn’t even been warm enough really for beach weather. At least up until this week and now it’s in the 90s SHIT IT IS HOT. Read More »

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Mackinac & Mackinaw

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On the Road

I’ve spent the better part of two weeks in Northern Michigan, the longest stretch of time I’ve had to experience this part of the state. Last week was spent on Mackinac Island for a work trip followed by a weekend at Cole’s family’s lake house in Mackinaw City. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with all the restaurants and shops, so here’s a few of my favorites in Mackinac and Mackinaw to help guide your next trip up north: Read More »

Outfits, Style

Dress for Summer

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Feeling those boho vibes this summer, especially elevated in this dress. Most of the time I prefer to wear jeans and anything baggy but it’s a nice feeling to feel pretty and feminine from time to time.
Boohoo sent me this fabulous dress and they also sent me a quiz to define my style squad, which was no surprise at Casual Squad, which is fitting for my typical ripped jeans, tank and birks, but I love the look and feel of summer bohemian. The Boho Squad is definitely one I relate to more with this look and digging the boho playsuits and the maxi dresses.
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[dress c/o Boohoo, sports bra by lululemon, hat from Retail Therapy, sunglasses by Quay, heels c/o Lulus, choker c/o 4th Street Boutique]
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Outfits, Style

Grand Rapids Summers

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I grew up 30 minutes west of Grand Rapids and once I had my driver’s license and that newfound freedom, I found my way to GR. It’s where I spent most of my free time and it’s evolved so much in the last 10-15 years. So many great restaurants, coffee shops and boutiques–each time I visit I have new places to check out along with my favorite standbys. Makes it hard to fit everything I want to do in a day trip. Summer in Grand Rapids is especially beautiful. So many outdoor seating options and cute neighborhoods to wander–it makes a great home away from home.
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[floral print dress and ankle strap pumps c/o Lulus, vintage Chanel bag, Rayban round aviators, necklaces and rings by Katie Dean Jewelry]
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There are way too many places I enjoy, but I’ll share a few favorite restaurants (and patios) for summer visits:
Terra (a brunch favorite!)
Reserve (pictured above. Great wine list, cheeses and private-feeling rooftop deck)
Founders (don’t like beer, but like the food and patio! And everyone loves it there)
And I also love the Grand Rapids Downtown Market–something for everyone and lots of great outdoor space and natural light if you choose to stay indoors. I love love love the chorizo tacos from from Tacos El Cunado, smoothies from Malamiah Juice Bar, pretzels from Brezel and anything from Love’s Ice Cream. They have a super cute mini flower market and Michigan themed apparel at the Oddest Supply Co.
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So many great coffee options too! A few favorites include:
Lightfast (Just tried their iced nitro, plus this space is spacious and quiet, my kind of place)
Lyon Street Cafe (the most delicious pastries!)
Le Bon Macaron (macarons AND delicious iced vanilla lattes, plus a super cute Parisian theme and fresh flowers are always abundant!)
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And my most favorite ice cream place is Furniture City Creamery. It’s across the street from Le Bon, so it’s not unusual for me to grab macarons, coffee and then grab dinner down the street and then end up at the ice cream shop.
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Photos by Ashley Howard
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