Maurices Pre-Harvest Weekend

I'm so excited to host an upcoming Harvest Weekend event with Maurices! When they contacted me about it, I was thrilled. I get to hang out with local fashion influencers, while touring some favorite sights in Grand Rapids! Usually I'd have to travel for an amazing opportunity like this, so I'm really excited this is right in my hometown. First, let's talk about the outfit I'll be wearing. Then, I'll tell you guys what we're up to! (This post is sponsored by maurices. See maurices' real girl style in store or online at

I had a really hard time choosing pieces from the Maurices website. They have so many cute, patterned sweaters and cardigans,  accessories and other cozy things to bundle up in for the cold weather! We'll be roaming around all day sight-seeing so I wanted to be comfortable, yet stylish. I decided to try out their corduroy jeggings, along with this cozy cardigan, textured scarf and this crossbody bag to carry my stuff around all day!

photo credit: leonard at logan bed and breakfast
So what is going on? Maurices is getting together a few fashion influencers from all over Michigan to join up for the weekend to hang out, talk fashion, and participate in some fun local activities! Plus, we all get to bring a friend along and I'm so excited for my friend, Laura, to join me. On Friday night, we're headed to dinner at Grove for a delicious farm-to-table meal. I've actually never been there before, and I'm looking forward to checking it out! Isn't it funny you live in the same town for years and there are places you've never been? It'll be great to be a tourist in my own town this weekend! Afterwards, we're staying the night at a historic and charming bed and breakfast.

photo credit: a beautiful mess
On Saturday, we're all waking up early for a delicious breakfast at our bed and breakfast. Then, we're off to the new Downtown Market for a DIY class! We're making "Sundaes in a Jar". So fun! Afterwards, we're headed to two of my favorite places in the city. We're going to hop over to Robinette's Apple Haus to wine taste, explore and grab a little deli lunch. We're finishing the weekend at Frederik Meijer Gardens to explore the indoor gardens and the outdoor sculpture park. So excited!

photo credit: tifani lyn photography

I'll be doing an entire post on all of the activities, along with a full outfit post. So stay tuned! I'm really excited to meet other influencers in Michigan that I haven't met yet, spend time with some of my good friends who I know are attending, and learn a bit more about Maurices! And a HUGE thank you to Maurices for giving us gals this super fun opportunity this weekend! xo