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November 4, 2014

caged in.

If you follow me on Instagram you've seen these flats pop up numerous times. I own them in nude and red, and to be 100% transparent just purchased a replacement nude pair. While they aren't the gorgeous $900 Valentino Rockstud Cage Flats, I could care less, I bought them because I LOVE the style. I wish I could make myself spend $900 on shoes; however, at this point traveling, decorating my new home and investing in my future are more important. I can't have it all! Those of you with Rockstuds: Yes, I'm jealous. If you'd like the link to these shoes, they are so comfy, follow me on Instagram and send me a direct message - @McKerihan.

Please note: I know there are many that have very strong opinions about knockoffs. These shoes do not bare the Valentino tag, nor do they replicate the exact design. They are simply 'inspired by'. If you're wearing anything from Forever 21, Old Navy, Gap, even lower priced brands from Nordstrom chances are your pieces are 'inspired by' the offerings of items ten times their price tag. I read a story this summer about a girl in fashion who carried a Celine bag - only it was fake. She still paid a couple of hundred dollars for it, but didn't pay $2,000+. She wanted to look chic, but would rather pay her rent - no one could tell the difference. I think it's a great debate between what is right and wrong, but as the "IT" bags get more and more expensive, knockoffs become more attractive, right? 

Enjoy these pretties below! Most are uber affordable! 

October 30, 2014

It's little.

Lately, life has been about the little things. I find myself being content with a good book and glass of wine. I also am extremely homesick for my three best friends - a good thing! Gals like that are hard to find and the definition of "once in a lifetime" friendships.

The little things:
 Kaela and I share a love of Taylor Swift (call us basic - we still have better style). Only kidding, but when I was in a crunch for some sustenance and Swifty showed up on my Diet Coke I knew KB was the only one who would appreciate it...especially since our texting spree about how great "1989" is the night before.

Our front hallway was SO colorful. I wanted neutral and I wanted gold. It looks a bit different as opposed to the pic above, I added two more Kate Spade white vases. To shake things up I added several new pieces: a rug, antler photo, and gold accent "spike thing" for under $50. Happy happy me! 

I know I'm vain, but I am also so much more. Intelligent, savvy, outgoing, outspoken, honest, fair, hardworking and a list of things people don't resonate with fashion and "pretty" things. I like my outfit selfies. I love sharing them. I adore that I can show girls you don't have to spend a fortune on what you wear. That Old Navy can look just as chic as Vince {I own many pieces from both and let it be known: huge difference in price, subtle difference in style}. 

My lastest obsession, thank you Carly, is a crusade for a white wine emoji. Developers: get it together. While you're at it Veuve called, they want an emoji too. 

October 26, 2014

Boot Up.

I adore Miranda Kerr. Her style is, as I'm sure you've heard a million times, effortless. One of my favorite looks for fall is a slight cuffed jean and booties. Whether flat or with a stacked heel it's so easy to pull together. Throw on a white tee, Vince makes my favorite, a classic blazer, a fun scarf and boots! Dolce Vita makes some great affordable options. The DV by Dolce Vita Cassidy boots are on my MUST HAVE list!  I love mine and they are so comfy. If you're looking for chic and incredibly affordable jeans Old Navy is having a MAJOR sale through tomorrow. I absolutely love their Rockstar Jeans - and they have some pretty adorable tops and blazers on sale! 

Some other favorite booties below! 

October 17, 2014

Reflections of...

I had a drink with a girlfriend last night and we got on the topic of people not being content with themselves. Always wanting and needing to change, possibly for the wrong reasons. It's not my place nor intent to judge; however, the reality is I'm probably guilty of doing it too. Comparing myself to someone thinner than I am, getting too wrapped up in what someone thinks of me, or convincing myself that maybe I'm just not quite good enough. It's human nature to want to be loved and liked. Sometimes it takes a pep talk in the mirror, but just so you know - I love you just the way you are! 

“There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the true essence of beauty.” 
― Steve MaraboliUnapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

October 16, 2014

for what it's worth.

Sometimes we all need to remember that life is what you make of it. It's good to be scared, to take risks, to be who you are - and be unashamed of it. Cheers to living a life you love! 

October 9, 2014

September + October: In Photos

The last month (and almost a half) has gone by so quickly. Today marks five months since our wedding day. Where did the time go? Above are a few snapshots from my adventures: I turned 28, we went up to Clam Lake with a bunch of friends for Labor Day, I've developed a rather large obsession with rose, Adam and I celebrated Oktoberfest with an outdoor beer tasting in Rochester, Henry Ann keeps growing, I went to see Rent with my gorgeous girlfriends, snapped a few outfit selfies along the way,  and I tried to make my office a little less gray against the gray carpet, blinds and cabinets.

Right now I'm on a flight to Phoenix with A. One of my dear friends from college is marrying the love of her life, also a college friend, and I can't wait to celebrate such a beautiful couple and see so many faces I've missed so much! This is our last wedding of the season, it's been so fun I don't want it to end. I know this weekend will be a walk down memory lane with all of my Arizona partners in crime  - watch out Scottsdale!!! 


August 11, 2014

It's not about the price tag.

I'm a firm believer in the notion that's it's NOT about the price, but how you wear it. I wore this lovely little number to a dear friend's BBQ. I was comfortable, felt confident and spent the night enjoying an awesome bottle of Pinot Grigio, amazing food and even better company.

Shoes // Old Nacy Jeans // Old Navy Rockstar (try them on - I swear you will love them) Top // Lillian's 

However, I am not opposed to spending $27 on Nars Lipstick. This color is Heat Wave and I'm a die hard fan girl. My little gem of a necklace is from Francesca's. 

Not the greatest photo, but I was pulling clothes for the #styleontheplaza look book and I started going crazy over this coat. I didn't want to look at the price tag - I was expecting it to cost $300+. Let's just say I did a victory dance, $99 my friends! Expect to see it this fall (on my person)! 

A casual Friday look from work. Blouse is from h&m and jeans are Mother. I also love my Cate Katan necklace. Make sure to check her out on Etsy!