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summer

My Friend Erin

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I met Erin when I was 22 and fresh out of college at my first big girl job. She worked with me and we bonded over owning the same pair of jeans. Back in those days, I owned probably three pairs of shoes total, one of which were a pair of flats that smelled like garbage and I kept gluing the soles back on, despite my coworkers’ pleads to throw the stinky shoes away. Thanks to Erin, I grew out of my redneck roots (just a little) to gain appreciation for quality pieces of clothing. And now I have too many shoes.
We met up earlier in the week and I snapped a couple photos of her because I love her effortless styles on her days off. 
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Inspiration

Scene of the Crime

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So this is what I was wearing when I experienced my first witness to a shooting. Kyle and I were snapping outfit photos outside of an old car wash on Memorial Day when we heard “POP POP POP!” Just half a block up the road, there were a couple guys shooting each other and so needless to say, the outfit photos were cut short. At least I wore the right shoes to run as fast as I could to my car.
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[tee c/o Lulu*s, faux leather jacket from Kohl’s, shorts by Levi’s, Nike Air Max 90 Essential c/o KicksUSA, watch c/o Shinola]
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Photos by Kyle Keberlein
Outfits, Style

Festival Season

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I teamed up with Kohl’s to share my music festival style as the season gears up. While Coachella and Lollapalooza always have strong line ups and artists I’d love to see, I prefer smaller venues and outdoor music festivals. I love to hit up local music festivals or smaller ones near my friends in other cities. I’m not overwhelmed, I get to be surrounded by my friends and I don’t have to shell out a ton of money. Win win.
As for dressing for festivals, I usually go for a tee or tank with a pair of distressed denim and I liked the idea of white denim with a black crocheted cardigan to layer when I inevitably get cold as the sun sets. What music festivals are looking forward to this year? What’s your go-to outfit?
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[tee, shorts, sunglasses and cardigan c/o Kohl’s, sandals by White Mountain, hat from J Crew]
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Photos by Kyle Keberlein
Kohl’s provided me with a gift card to share my music festival look!
Outfits, Style

Summer Nostalgia with Lulu*s

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I spent my summers in Grand Haven as a child watching the musical fountain with my mom and as a teen trolling for boys and working on my tan. When I was 16 and 17, my friend Kristen and I spent every Friday cruising the strip. We’d borrow her sister’s cool car and park it alongside the busy street and sit on the hood as if we were the coolest bitches. If we ever took my little 1990 Mercury Topaz, we hid it in a parking lot and went on a hunt for boys and boats. 
Grand Haven was always a place I could pick a new identity. It was only 15 minutes away from my home, but the town transformed during the summer months with a sea of new people. I used to dwell on that fact that among my friends, my family was probably the least well off, but no one knew that in Grand Haven. I just wanted to blend in and pretend I lived a lifestyle like the families that vacationed there each year. Luckily now ten years later I can visit without worrying what everyone else has. With age and maturity and feeling financially secure and confident where I’m at in in life has helped me get past the comparison of others, at least to the degree I experienced before.
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Ice cream from Temptations, my favorite spot in junior high. Mint chocolate chip for life.
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Photos by mom
Sponsored by Lulu*s
Outfits, Style