Monday, September 22, 2014

A week with Golden Tote

I was recently introduced to Golden Tote, an online store that sends you a surprise tote of clothing, based on a style profile you fill out personally! If you don’t have a ton of time, or want some help with finding new, stylish pieces, Golden Tote is an awesome option. You can choose to receive 2-3 items for $49 (a $200 value) or 5-7 items for $149 (up to $600 value). You get to pick out 1-2 items, and the rest of the bag is a surprise!

Here are 6 outfits I created with 6 pieces they sent me in my tote. For my style profile, I chose the more eclectic, bohemian style. Some of the pieces in the tote didn’t exactly fit my style, but it was fun to try a few new things I normally wouldn’t try (like jogger pants). Plus, you can trade your unwanted items in your tote for other pieces on their Facebook group. Neat, right? I decided to base my outfits around days of the week, with activities I might normally do during those days.







You can sign up for a Golden Tote here. Happy shopping and happy surprises!

Thursday, September 18, 2014


Today was a whirlwind! After working most of the day, I headed out to Hydrangea Blu Barn to speak on a panel at the Bloom Workshop. I spoke last time too (this is their second one), and they also have an upcoming one in October in Georgia! It's a super fun workshop for creative women who are interested in learning more about blogging, photography, interior design, and styling. I'd definitely recommend if you're in the area. Afterwards, I snapped some pictures with my friend, Kate. Thanks, Kate! I decided to wear this amazing floral dress I just nabbed from Ruche, because I thought it fit the "bloom" concept perfectly! It's sliiiiightly short. If I were a half inch taller, I'd definitely recommend wearing this with pants. I absolutely love the print though. This outfit just felt very "me". I like those outfits. ;)

Forever21 Feather Necklace (similar)

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Go with the flow

This is my last outfit in collaboration with Avenle! I love this flowy skirt; the perfect transition piece from summer to fall. We're in that weird stage of weather right now where it's absolutely freezing in the mornings and hot outside when I get out of work. I never know how to dress! I couldn't figure out the exact top I wanted to wear with this, but I finally spotted this lace "crop" top at Charlotte Russe to pair with it. I kept wanting to try a sweater, but none of the ones I had were working. I need to find a cute cropped sweater maybe. xo

Outfit details:
Charlotte Russe Lace Top (similar)
Shop Sosie Wool Floppy Hat (similar)
Jeffrey Campbell Floral Wedges c/o ModCloth (similar)

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

We're Golden

We're onto that golden autumn sunlight that I love so very much! Can you guys believe how fast September is going? I can't. My head is spinning with how time is flying. In a spurt of short news items, I had my eyebrows mapped at Siren and Proper and I'm super happy with the results. We just celebrated Eric's 26th birthday. My workplace had an amazing fall retreat last Friday and I feel so lucky to be able to work there. I drove to Indiana and back last night to visit my best friend who just moved from Denver, so that was fun! Eric and I had drinks with our married neighbor friends recently (after talking on social media for a while) and they turned out to be the most amazing people ever. My other best friend is getting married this upcoming weekend, and I couldn't be more excited. So yeah - good things all around! Also! I spotted this cardigan in the window at Charlotte Russe while perusing the mall, and had to have it. I was so surprised with how much I loved in the store! I never shop there, but I'd definitely go back in the future. That's all. Bye!

Outfit details:
Forever21 Black Sheer Dress (similar)
Sienna Boots c/o ShoeMint

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Laura's Bachelorette Party

Last weekend, I headed down to Baroda for my best gal's bachelorette party. I'm sure many of you know Laura from previous posts. She runs a blog with her cousin, Katelyn. She was also at the Maurice's event last year, and traveled with me to Florida this past July too! Anyway, she's getting married next weekend and I couldn't be more excited for her. Eric and I are both super close to her and her fiancé, Steve. Eric plays drums in his band! Long story short, all of the women celebrated her bachelorette party with a full day of wine tasting! We had so much fun. I had never been to Baroda before, so it was fun for me to see a new part of Michigan too. We went to Hickory Creek Winery, Round Barn (my favorite!), Gravity and Lemon Creek Winery. We rode around on a wagon all day, drinking lots of wine, and eating lots of snacks. So fun. Now we look forward to the wedding next weekend!

Outfit details:
Forever21 Black Maxi Dress (similar)