After stripping my wardrobe of everything red last year, I saw this top on Madewell and instantly loved it, so I went for it! A while back now, I went through The Curated Closet (which I loved) and dreamt of my closet and color palette, and red wasn't really part of it at the time. I've always worn red (and have liked red!) but typically overall I gravitate toward earthy colors and neutrals and less toward primary colors. But I definitely need to make an exception for red... because I really love this color, how I feel in it, and how it looks (especially in my adventures around Michigan). It's just a color that feels right, and sometimes you just have to go with what feels right!
This post is sponsored by Kohl’s. I was paid for this post and received the included shoes as compensation.
Anyone else getting excited for fall? I definitely have it on my mind! While I’m not wishing summer away, I always love shopping and getting ready for the new season. Fall is my favorite time to dress! Plus, I always like the challenge of incorporating some of my favorite summer pieces into fall. Today I’m sharing two looks featuring summer-favorite shoes from the madden NYC line from Kohl’s! Both of these styles will transition into so many autumn outfits. Plus, they’re having some really great sales, so be sure to head over and check it out.Read More
Last weekend, Eric and I had the amazing opportunity to be lighthouse keepers for a weekend at Big Sable Point Lighthouse! Well... not exactly lighthouse keepers, but we were able to stay for the weekend in the lighthouse! This opportunity isn't available to the public, so I jumped at this chance! Long story short, I hosted a social media workshop for their board last winter... and in exchange they offered to give us a free stay at Big Sable. This lighthouse has so much meaning to us, so of course, I was thrilled. It was the first lighthouse Eric ever took me to (as a surprise), and we also have our names engraved on a boardwalk here. Plus, it's one of my favorite lighthouses in Michigan. I absolutely love that you have to walk two miles to get there. It's just such an adventure, and this weekend was exactly that.
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Working full-time as a graphic designer during the day and running Selective Potential at night means I’m always on-the-go! Between fitting in gym sessions at FLEX, walking Winny, running errands, making time for my friends, I need a comfy pair of flats to get me from one place to the next! These Emiline loafers from Naturalizer definitely fit the bill! My style lately has been casual and accessible and that’s why I love these classic-style loafers. They go with everything I own! I wore these out to drinks + a concert with friends and they were comfortable after walking all around downtown Grand Rapids!
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After biking it around the island and kayaking out to the lighthouse, I was excited for some relaxing at the Grand Hotel! Eric and I changed for dinner, and walked over to the historic hotel to tour the lobby and gardens and grab a drink in their upstairs cocktail lounge. It was so pretty. It's on my wishlist to stay here someday. I'm glad I finally got the chance to visit though, take a peek around, marvel at the insanely beautiful gardens, drool over their outdoor pool, and grab a fancy cocktail (ahem, most expensive cocktail I've ever had). Hahaha. It was definitely a fun experience while staying on Mackinac Island! I'd say the $10 tour is worth it alone for the gardens.
The Jean Jacket in Pinter Wash c/o Madewell
Floral dress c/o Pitaya (similar)
Madewell Indio Sunglasses
Woven Circle Bag via Etsy (similar)
Tassel Earrings via Artists Market of Mackinac Island (similar)
Pittsburgh Ease Flat in Black c/o ModCloth (similar)
Seeing the Round Island Lighthouse up close was a major bucket list item crossed off my list. This is by far one of my favorite Michigan lighthouses. I've seen it multiple times on the ferry to Mackinac Island, but always dreamed of stepping foot on the island and seeing it like this. They were doing yearly tours until conditions became too unsafe and they stopped doing them... but I had no idea you could kayak out to the lighthouse until just this summer. As soon as I saw that was an option, I immediately booked the trip and off we went! It was the best experience. I honestly just stood there for a long time taking in the moment of being there. I felt so lucky that this is such a huge part of who I am... exploring all of these lighthouses. It's honestly meant so much to me.