jb and me Blogger Event

Last week, I attended a super fun blogger event at jb and me in Holland. There were super yummy snacks, desserts and wine. We each got a 20% off discount code to shop, and there were a bunch of door prizes raffled off! I won a candle that smells exactly like a freshly cut Christmas tree, and a cute burgundy brimmed hat! I also bought a cozy new cardigan, and a black ribbed turtleneck dress. Both of them are in my 30-item closet challenge, so I'll share more on those soon! jb and me is also offering my readers a 20% off discount to shop online, so be sure to head over there! The code is "blogger7".

This time of year always throws me for a loop. It's completely dark out by the time I'm out of work, and I'm tired and in bed by 9:30pm. So silly! I know I'll adjust, but it's always hard in the beginning. I've been working on simplifying my life like crazy right now. It's slightly chaotic to get to that point, but I know once I've accomplished all of my projects, things will feel good. They are already feeling better. I'm working on a new blog design, which will help with time management going forward. I cleaned out my closet to 30 items and that in itself has been huge. I promise to do my initial post on that on Monday, for sure! But otherwise I've just been donating and purging our apartment, being happy with empty space and clean corners, and getting my life organized! It's a good exercise to do before the new year begins.

Other than that, not much else is new! It's a super gray day today, and we just saw our first snow! It only lasted a few minutes, but it's always kind of exciting. I hope it doesn't stick until after Thanksgiving, but I just love a white Christmas. I'm really looking forward to the holidays this year. As soon as we're done eating turkey, I want to go and cut down our annual tree and decorate our apartment. There's nothing better than a hot cup of cocoa, a Christmas movie, and the lights of the tree in your living room. Ah! So excited.

Okay, I'll be back on Monday with a recap of the 30 items I chose for my closet challenge... and I'll start doing some outfit posts. Unfortunately with my schedule, I can't blog every outfit, but I'll try and Instagram more too if I can. I've been using Stylebook to organize my closet, and I've been creating "looks" and putting them into my calendar, which is so helpful! I can pretty much plan my outfit the next day laying in bed. I love it! Anyway, have a great weekend! xo

Runway on Wealthy

Finally! My recap on the Runway on Wealthy show is here! A few weeks ago, I was invited by the lovely Lee & Birch to attend their fall fashion show. It was located at Wealthy at Charles, which has a beautiful outdoor garden. Such a fun idea for the location. Plus, I just love L&B's style. Down to earth, classic, a lot of neutrals and earth tones... everything was perfect for fall. They also had food provided by Donkey and Erb Thai, along with wines from Art of the Table. (All of my neighborhood favorites!) I was able to hang out with my friends, Megan of Chat, Clink Repeat and Emily of Brave Girl. Plus, one of my very best friends (and my hair stylist) did all of the hair and makeup for the show. Amazing work, Mani! She's at Fusion Salon if you're interested. And she also snapped the below photo for me. ;)

I hope you guys enjoyed my photos from the show! Be sure to head over to Lee & Birch to shop these looks, and stop by their Wealthy Street location. It's super cute!

H&M Grand Opening

I’m excited to inform my local Grand Rapids readers of H&M’s Grand Opening at the new Tanger Outlet Center this upcoming weekend! You’re invited to attend the celebration at 10AM, Friday, July 31st. The first 200 shoppers in line will receive an H&M t-shirt and Access to Fashion Pass, valued from $10 to $300, in addition to other opening offers and fun giveaways! I'm really excited to see the new location + do a bit of shopping myself!

The new location will offer collections for ladies, men, young ladies, and young men to separate “store within a store” sections for accessories, lingerie, maternity, sports apparel, and a plus-size line, H&M+. It will also carry H&M’s children collection, from newborn to fourteen years. Another huge bonus is that H&M supports our local economy by adding jobs with each new location! H&M has hired about 30 employees to the current, ever-expanding total of approximately 15,000 US employees. So if you’re looking for any available job opportunities, visit careers.hm.com.

Be sure to stop by on Friday at 10AM to participate in the fun! The new Tanger Outlet Center is located at 358 84th Street SW, Byron Center, MI 49315. Have fun!

This post was sponsored by H&M. Thank you for supporting the brands that support this blog! 

Tulip Time

Last week, Eric and I headed to downtown Holland for Tulip Time with our friends, Tifani and Nick. We wanted to celebrate their wonderful news, and met up at Hops at 84 East for dinner. Eric and I split the spinach and artichoke dip, and a Santa Fe pizza. It was good! While we were walking over, the street dancing was going on, which was really fun to see. I've been to Holland a bunch of times during Tulip Time, but I've never actually seen the street dancing before! After dinner, we walked around for a bit, and grabbed ice-cream at Kilwin's. It was the perfect weather, and such an enjoyable night with two of our closest friends. xo

Outfit details:

Tulip Legit Top c/o ModCloth (similar)
Thrifted Floral Skirt (similar)
Madewell The Transport Tote (similar)
Fisherman Flat c/o Aeropostale (similar)

Invite: Grand Rapids Wedding Affair

Hey friends! Now that the holidays are over, I’m excited to dive back into wedding planning! I’ll be attending a really great local bridal show called the Grand Rapids Wedding Affair. This year it will be held on Friday, January 16th at the Grand Rapids Public Museum from 5-9PM! This bridal show is designed to showcase the best that West Michigan has to offer in terms of professionalism, creativity and style. I’m really looking forward to spending a fun evening out with girlfriends, checking out local vendors, and getting inspiration for my upcoming wedding! They will also have a live jazz band, a cocktail bar, free rides on the carousel, and tons of yummy cake and food samples! 

You can buy your tickets online here for $8, or you can enter below to win four tickets! Bring a girlfriend, your mom, your sister, or even your fiancé! If you plan on attending, let me know… I’d love to meet you and talk fun wedding details! To enter the giveaway, fill out the Rafflecopter entry form below. Good luck! xo