Monday, October 20, 2014

Couture for a Cure

blair was my favorite model, of course.
my friend, diane teall, looked amazing in that dress!
my favorite look from kevan's spring 2015 line (love my florals!)

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the 9th annual Couture for a Cure event put on by the Van Andel Institute. All proceeds from this event go to the institute's research to help battle cancer, Parkinson's and other diseases. The night consisted of a runway show showcasing the work of fashion designer, Kevan Hall, a strolling dinner of local cuisine and cocktails. Leigh's, a Grand Rapids based women's retailer, also put on an amazing runway collection featuring grey, knits, street-style and party attire. Super fun! I attended with my friend, Kate of Brilliantly Kate, and we had a great time. I love a fun, local, fashion-forward event, especially one that puts the funds to an amazing cause. xo

Outfit details:
On Your Way Skirt c/o ModCloth (similar)
Zeus Necklace c/o Jeweliq
Ruche Cross-town Beauty Mini Bag (similar)

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Apple picking

Last weekend, we went apple picking! We first tried to go to Robinette's, because that's my favorite place ever. But the crowds were absolutely insane! So we headed a little bit west to Ed Dunneback & Girls Farm. It was super cute, and the crowds were way more manageable. Plus, they had a little pumpkin patch too! We stopped inside to pick up cider donuts and this cute basket. We had a little picnic in the orchard, eating donuts, and enjoying the perfect weather. I'm in love with autumn right now. The colors are at peak, leaves are all over the ground, and it smells like heaven outside. One thing for sure though, is that I am pasty! How did I get so pale?! I swear I spent some time out in the sun this summer! Anyway, I feel like I totally dropped the ball this October on doing blog posts, and this is my favorite month of the whole year to blog! I just haven't been feeling totally great, and then traveling for work threw me off too. Hoping to spend the last half of this month doing everything autumn I can. ;)

Outfit details:
Agenda Dress c/o Others Follow (shop)
Forever21 Hat (similar)
Forever21 Socks (similar)
"Be Kind" Tote c/o Off Switch
Samantha Pleet Blixen Boots c/o Wolverine 1000 Mile

Monday, October 13, 2014

Wolverine FNO

I had the opportunity to host the Wolverine 1000 Mile FNO event again this year! This time was a bit different, as we had both male and female local influencers. I hosted alongside Ryan Slusarzyk and it was a blast! We each invited our local connections, and it was fun to see everyone come together. We had it at Grand Rapids Brewing Company, with drinks and tons of delicious food. Wolverine gave out shoes to everyone, plus swag bags with luggage tags, mugs, and more. I love working with them on this event, and it's always a big success. Thanks to everyone who came out!

Outfit details:
Take The Train Textured Dress c/o Ruche (similar)
Arc Boot c/o Wolverine 1000 Mile

Friday, October 10, 2014

Grand Traverse Resort

When Eric and I visited Traverse City a couple of weekends ago, we stayed at Grand Traverse Resort! We were given an amazing tour of their property, along with a special tour of their gallery of shops. I adored their Natural Life products, and found out they will soon have an entire store of it! Such cute products. Plus, they had a super fun candy bar complete with any candy you could possibly want, and Moomer's ice-cream. Eric and I had a room in the tower building, with an amazing view of their golf course and the colors changing. On Saturday, after a bit of shopping downtown, we headed back to the resort to spend the rest of our evening. We had a couple's full body massage in their spa, and spent the afternoon enjoying their pool and hot-tubs. It was perfect. Afterwards, we had an incredibly delicious dinner on the sixteenth floor at Aerie. We felt absolutely spoiled for the whole weekend, and we'd definitely go back in a second. It was one of my favorite weekends ever. xo

Outfit details:
Coronado Romper c/o Deloom
Trip the Light Fantastic c/o Seychelles