Camp Bachelorette

Phew, I finally got my disposable camera images back from my Camp Bachelorette party! I'm so excited about them. They're quirky, and blurry, and tilted, but they truly capture the fun of the weekend. Over Labor Day weekend, I went with nine of my closest girlfriends up north to Montague to stay at White River Campground! We rented out two rustic cabins, and they were adorable. We slept in bunk beds all weekend, in cute cabins, overlooking sand creek! And we were blessed with such wonderful summer weather. I had the best time.

Our first day at camp, we had a welcome lunch around the campfire. Afterwards, we all got into our swimsuits to head to the pool! My friend, Sharisa, got me this amazing donut pool floaty that I spent most of my time in. ;) After the pool, we all headed back to camp to get ready and take a road trip out to Lake Michigan. We toured the White River Lighthouse, took a walk to the end of the pier, and then Mani and I decided to dive into the lake. It was SO warm and absolutely amazing. There's nothing like swimming in Lake Michigan. Afterwards, we grabbed dinner at the local Dog 'N Suds and headed back for lots of conversation + fun around the bonfire!

Our second day at camp, we went out for a fun tubing adventure on the White River! We all grabbed our tubes, hopped on an old school bus for drop off, and spent three hours on the river listening to music, having drinks and the yummiest jell-o shots, and avoiding branches and laughing. Such good memories! After tubing, we headed back to camp for another pool visit! I couldn't bring myself to get out of the pool. It just felt ammaazing. It was like I knew summer would end once I left that pool. Haha. Afterwards, we had pulled chicken BBQ sandwiches for dinner, and watched chick flicks in the cabin!

Our last day, we packed up camp and headed to breakfast at Gary's Diner in downtown Whitewall and said our goodbyes! What a seriously fun weekend with some of my favorite people in the world. I loved it! Now I want to go back!

First wedding shower

On Saturday, we kicked off our wedding festivities with our first wedding shower at my Mom's house! We had so much fun, and it was a beautiful warm and sunny day for it too. My Mom put out a full cocktail bar, a Bloody Mary bar, along with strawberry margaritas, beer and wine. For food, we had turkey pinwheels, potato salad, pasta salad, baked beans, tons of snacks, and for dessert, Robert Redford cake. Yum! We all relaxed outside, ate (too much) food and opened gifts! It's crazy to think that our wedding is less than four months away! We have a second shower at Eric's parent's house at the end of July, which we're super looking forward to as well. I'm excited for every moment, and especially to share it all with Eric. β™₯

Outfit details:

Bliss Takes the Cake Dress c/o ModCloth
Jeweliq Zeus Necklace
Trip the Light Fantastic c/o Seychelles

Minnetonka One Style, Two Ways

I'm so excited to be pairing up with Minnetonka Moccasin today to bring you One Style, Two Ways! They reached out to me and asked if I wanted to work with a friend on styling a pair of their shoes. I jumped at the chance. Not only do I love Minnetonkas, but they are the perfect shoes for autumn. I chose one of my good friends, Kate of Brilliantly Kate, to help me out. We decided on the Lace-Up Hidden Wedges in Chocolate. I loved that these feel like the Minnetonka brand, but have a slightly different look than their normal moccasins. Plus, these are the most comfortable wedges I've ever put on my feet. I love them.

Outfit details:

Macy's Maison Jules Waffle Knit Cardigan
Gardens of Versailles Lace Blouse c/o Ruche (similar)
Madewell Skinny Skinny Jeans
Wool Floppy Hat in Brown c/o Sosie (similar)
Lace-Up Hidden Wedge in Chocolate c/o Minnetonka Moccasin

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)
Through The Foliage Jacket c/o ModCloth
Moorea Seal Woodland Wide Brim Hat
Arc Boot c/o Wolverine 1000 Mile

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 fiancΓ©, 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)
Crochet Mesh Mid-Sleeve Top c/o Chicwish

Camping on South Manitou Island

Last weekend was probably my favorite weekend of the entire summer. We headed up to South Manitou Island to go camping with a group of our closest friends. We all arrived to Leland, checked in, ate the most amazing sandwiches in Historic Fishtown, and took the 2-hour ferry over to South Manitou Island. We were able to see the North Manitou Shoal Lighthouse too! We stayed at the Bay Campground, which is closest to the dock and the only campground on the island with clean water to drink. I loved my time on the island. I had been once before, but this experience was totally different. We ended up taking a really long (and hard) hike up to see the Francisco Morazan shipwreck, and to see the Valley of the Giants, some of the oldest cedar trees in Michigan. Afterwards, we hiked up this giant dune, and ran down. We went swimming in (freezing) Lake Michigan, I collected rocks on the beach, and we had the longest hike back all along the beach. At night, we'd sit around the campfire, cook tons of food and s'mores, and relax. At night, we'd walk across our campsite to the beach and turn off our flashlights to see the insanely amazing starry sky. It was unreal. I can't wait to go back already.