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June 28, 2012

wedding style. done easy.

I don't know if I've shared this yet! But here are my suggestions for a day vs. night wedding. Let's face it - keeping it simple is the way to go!

Here is all the shopping info! 

June 27, 2012

{what i'm wearing} tory burch flip flops

I just picked up these babies from ShopBop. They are the perfect flip flops. Tory Burch never disappoints. I did have to go up one size (to a 9) and they run a bit narrow and don't come in half sizes ( I wear an 8 in the Reva), so if you have "fat foot" like my sister (hi emme!) then these aren't for you. 

{icon} blake lively.

Style Icon. Blake Lively. 
On the "Savages" Press Tour.
Did you know she doesn't have a stylist? A M A Z I N G. 

{summer style} cowboy boots

I don't feel ashamed to admit that Taylor Swift made my heart pitter patter with her stylish pairing of cowboy boots and anything cute. One of my friends Mia wears them and makes them look adorable with everything, and my friend Clare texted me asking where to get a pair. My response, "my ex works at the place that made Taylor's..." So I had to do a little digging, I'm definitely not an expert on this topic! I'm particularly fond of the shabby/boho & chic/preppy mixed together in a non-country way and you can see Nicole Richie pulls it off effortlessly below. Finding a classic pair of boots can be a feat, so I pulled some of my favorites. Standing out for me are the bottom pair by Steve Madden, they are budget friendly, and will never go out of style!
Top Left (clockwise):

June 26, 2012

{obsessed with} accessory concierge

So the cuff above, you've seen it right? On celebrities, bloggers, and classy ladies alike. Great news, tomorrow on Accessory Concierge you will have the chance to buy it! EVEN BETTER, when you leave a comment, write "MD" and you will get 10% off your order!!! My best friend's sister, HI KRISTEN BEISCHEL, introduced me to the site through Facebook, and now I'm checking back weekly for the pieces that I'm obsessed with. It turns out that I'm obsessed with everything they have to auction. It's such a fun and exciting way to shop! 

Accessory Concierge brings you an amazing selection of designer accessories, or inspired by them, at prices you'll flip for. We will feature a limited number of each item available to the fastest bidder.

Here's how it works:
1. "like" Accessory Concierge on Facebook
2. Log on to facebook every Wednesday night at 8pm cst, for the live auction
3. Every few minutes new items will be posted, with their description, price and quantity. pricing will include shipping
4. See something you like then "comment" under the picture with the following details:
SOLD, your email address, quantity, and OOT if you live out of state (free shipping)
We have limited supplies, so, for example, if we have quantity 3, the first 3 to comment win. However, it is worth commenting even if you may not win, because if the first bidders do not pay their invoice within 24 hours we move to the next in line. It also lets us know what is popular so we can order more!
5. An invoice will be emailed to you with the link to our paypal account so that you may pay your invoice promptly.

June 21, 2012

{life} little things.

How I feel about life right now. Let me tell you - it's good, great, scary, fabulous, unpredictable, stressful, crazy, beautiful, and wonderful all at the same time.

June 20, 2012

CLOSED {eclos skin care} #EclosBeauty

I'm turning 26 in September, and you know what that means, I'm obviously getting older. When éclos Skin Care sent me their anti-aging starter skit I coldn't have been more thrilled! I loved the fact that I was using stem cells from apples and not from other "weird" sources. Did you know some anti-aging regimes actually have placenta in them? EW! éclos Skin Care is natural, nourishing, and the reuts are fantastic! Since I'm still young enough to not have that many fine lines and wrinkles I didn't note a huge improvement overall, but I did notice that my skin became more even and brigther! 
All of the products have apple stem cells, "Researchers have found that Plant Stem Cells extracted from a rare Swiss apple, (Uttwiler Spätlauber), show tremendous ability tostimulate skin stem cells, encouraging aging skin to behave like younger skin." via éclos Skin Care
The products I sampled were:

Facial Cleanser - Skin Prep: This was one of my favorites in the package! It left my skin feeling so clean, without over drying.
Cellular Activation - Facial Serum: After using this I noticed my skin looked brigther and tighter.
Restorative Eye Cream: My eyes were instantly less puffy and dark. To keep it short: a miracle cream!
Skin Renewal - Clay Mask: We're talking baby's behind soft after using this mask. A definite favortie! 
Instant Radiance - Facial Scrub: I was glowing after using this. You know it's working hard to scrub away dead skin cells, but it's also gentle!
Moisture Therapy - Regenerative Cream: My dry skin sucked this up! I loved how thick and creamy it was, but also that it was working to brighten my skin!
My skin is VERY sensitive to new products, so parting from my normal regime was a risk I was willing to take. I did get one very small breakout, but that is to be expected! I noticed that my skin was more supple and that there was less puffiness. I also noticed I didn't look as tired, I work a very stressful job - so it was wonderful to look and feel refreshed! After using the Facial Scrub my makeup went on so much easier!

GOOD NEWS: One of you can win a éclos Skin Care Anti-Aging Skin Care Starter Kit. 
Just leave a comment with wich product you are most excited to try! 



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June 19, 2012


Check out my pics this week on!

June 8, 2012

werkspiration:{marketing nerd} campaign i love.


I haven't stopped wearing maxi dresses since it hit 75 degrees. They are nearly impossible to style wrong. You can go with sleek and futuristic or more down to earth - i love both styles! 

My mom was in town a few weeks ago helping Adam and I move into our new house (it's starting to feel like a home - all four floors of it)! She picked me up this maxi dress at Target - the style, price, black and tan stripes - I was sold! I paired it out for Rochester, Minnesota's event of the Summer Thursdays on First & 3rd. It's a street festival that happens every Thursday until the end of stummer - one of the best perks of living in "Med City". Adam and I took Henry, it was his first big social event, and he handled it like a gentleman. Rubbing noses politely with other dogs, schmoozing with toddlers, and letting most of the population of Rochester pet him.

What I'm wearing that you can't see: Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC Bag, Michael Kors Sandals, Tory Burch Cuff, Spike the Punch Necklace, and Ray-Ban Classic Over-Sized Aviators - with a side of Coors Light.

June 4, 2012

{tam's bachelorette party!}

My present from Vegas!

Adam and I had bachelor/bachelorette parties this weekend! His was in Vegas and mine was in Door County (so beautiful)! We both had a ton of fun and brought each other hom little gifts. I bought him a $20 piece of fudge and he got me this adorable Tory Burch Key Chain

June 3, 2012

{summer brights} dress edition.

Tibi Dress
{might just have to get this for mark and tam's wedding!}

{guilty six} of the week.

My picks of the week on GuiltyStar! Leave a comment and your e-mail for the code!