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October 31, 2012

happy halloween skeletons

Happy Halloween! This is the first year Adam and I have lived in a house and he is SO excited about having the kiddos come around in their costumes. He even made me buy and extra bag of candy last night! We also picked up Henry's costume. Ad was set on him being a shark, but they only had small fins at the store, so Hen is being an astronaut {or space cadet}. He was not a very happy camper last night, but he looks SO cute! Fall is definitely here in Minnesota, it was 33 degrees this morning after all. I've ditched fashionable coats in favor of my North Face parka {it goes down to my knees - hello!}. 

Have a safe and cheerful day!



October 28, 2012

{illustrated} by monica of classy & fabulous

Thank you so much to Monica for bringing me to life on paper! I never knew I could look so good! Monica of Classy & Fabulous is such an amazing artist and when she asked if I would like an illustration I almost screamed! I sent her a photo of me in one of my favorite outfits {leather skirt, classic blazer, and spike the punch necklace} and I received this in my email last night! I'm SO in love! I definitely plan on having her do a custom wedding sketch for me! How fun!? 

Even better - her shop offers gift cards - such a fun and unique present to give to a fashionista friend or bride-to-be! 

Please check out Monica's Etsy store for more of her beautiful art work: Classy & Fabulous

October 25, 2012

so....i'm getting married!

So dreams really do come true. I thought my wish bracelet would be hanging by a thread for years to come, but it fell off a week after Adam proposed {that was my wish after all}. It's been a whirlwind month and I'm not entirely prepared for everything that is about to come. I've been getting lots of advice {sometimes too much}, but it's great to hear other brides trials and tribulations so that I don't make the same mistakes on my wedding day. Adam and I were doing to have our wedding in October of next year, when I REALLY thought about it, I'm just not a fall bride {if that's even a thing} - - - so we're waiting until {most likely} May of 2014. I've picked our colors, unofficially asked my bridesmaids, and started making appointments to look at venues. I've learned a few things in my first few weeks as a bridezilla:
  • The dress does NOT have to cost $5,000
  • Simple. Simple. Simple. No one cares about party favors anyway.
  • Make sure the food is kick ass.
  • Open bar ONLY
  • Pick the location before the dress {thanks Evann!}
  • Roof top drinks are a must
  • Thought enagement sessions seem stupid - do it! {again...thanks Evann!}
  • Invest in a great photographer and good music - you'll remember these two things heavily!
  • Designate a drink fetcher {this one's you Kate}
  • Have an outside party assist and coordinate on the day of

I'm not a pro yet, but I have a really strong idea of how I want our wedding to look and how I want it to feel! I want it to be a celebration of Adam and I CHOOSING to be together for every and have a giant party to celebrate that! I want lots of monograms, a sunset drinks on the roof of {location} and lots of white with dove gray accents. I want m hair down, Essie Ballet slippers on my nails, and my makeup done to perfection {lots of lashes}! I wants more white peonies that you could ever imagine and I want me guests to feel like the most important people in the world!

One last thing.... I AM SO EXCITED! 

October 24, 2012

$19 {lipgloss} @ About Face

Stop into the store for an amazing deal on all of our lip glosses! We're talking MAJOR savings on Lip Fusion and Nars! One of my favorite things to do is find the perfect lip color for clients. Whether we try two or twenty it's all about finding a color that enhances your skin tone, teeth, and smile. 

Did you know that the wrong shade makes your teeth appear sallow, yellow, or even grayish. The right color can make lips look fuller, teeth look whiter, and brighten your complexion! 

October 18, 2012

{sweet} studs

Are these appropriate wedding shoes? 
Me thinks. YES. 

October 15, 2012

{wish i was wearing} + a hello!

wish i was weaing oct 15

I never said that I had inexpensive taste. Coveting $2,200 leather leggings, even I know that's a little ridiculous. Pardon me if you own them {just know it's my jealously speaking}. 

The more practical things in this post the Dannijo bracelet and black pointy pumps. So glad to see that this shoe style is making a resurgence. I still can't stop drooling over this Celine bag, it seems to find me where ever I look.

Hope you're having a happy Monday! The beau and I traveled up to Minneapolis to partake in a Zombie Pub Crawl, not much pub crawling was done as my sister had a huge party at her house! Next weekend we're traveling to see Adam's sister and some friends in Steven's Point, Wisconsin. It's a small, but rather lovely college town (I went to leadership there in 7th grade). Dressing for a smaller school's homecoming has always been a challenge to me. Especially since I'm not too into sports and athletic wear (except for my yoga pants). What would you wear to celebrate at a school that you didn't attend? On my agenda today is googling their school colors and hoping that I have some jeans in that color! 

Update: The colors are purple and yellow! I can wear my yellow polkadot Current/Elliott jeans! 

Have a beautiful start to the week! I'm working a lot, getting some fun beauty training, doing wedding research, and getting my eyelash extensions filled! 



October 13, 2012

{interview} Calley Dawson of The Cult of Style

I've met some amazing gals through blogging and Calley of The Cult of Style is up on top. She designs at Free People, she is STUNNING, and has a sick sense of style.

Visit all her pages here:

MMD: Name, Age, Job, Blog 

CD: calley dawson, i'll be 29 for the 4th time on 11/4, FP One Designer at Free People, The Cult of Style

MMD: happy early birthday and can i come with you to work for the day? P.S. Calley e-mailed me back while she was out of the INDIA for work.  {i'm jealous}

MMD: One quirky fact about you?

CD:  i can touch my tongue to my nose

now even more jealous. great party trick! 

What inspired you to start The Cult of Style?  

Earlier this year I was doing trend forecasting for Pac Sun and my co-worker suggested i start and blog and here i am 9 months later! i owe her my new found happiness!

we owe her too! we love your blog! 

Your blog is full of beautiful bohemian inspiration. What is your go to uniform when your closet overwhelms you? 

I love free spirited inspiration but I would say my personal style is much more gypsy rocker/stardust punk.  My go to outfit right now is black waxed jeans, loose over sized vintage inspired Obey T-shirt with a neon coral bra, my blood red JC wedge sneakers and my black Alexander Wang Rockie bag.

so what i heard you say is that i can borrow your a wang bag. right? 

What is on your wish list for this Fall and what are you planning on adding to your wardrobe?

 It definitely includes more wedge sneakers! They have been my obsession for a good solid 10 months now so i figure i can at least 4-6 more months out of them! i am also randomly on the hunt for the most perfect gold bangle to sit at the top of my forearm.  i figure I will find something in Hong Kong when i am there this week.

AND she gets to go to Hong Kong too! 

Any beauty must-haves? 

i am pretty simple with beauty- mascara and blush BUT hair is very important to me and I love having an asymmetrical cut with one side really short - it's so easy to run a hair dryer over it in 3 minutes and be out the door!

In favor of the hidden wedge sneaker or think it will be done by December?

 see previous comments - I am obsessed! I will be rocking them through nest spring unless something comes along and rocks my world sooner

i just bought my first pair {it was totally after reading your comments} 

Describe your style in 5 words or less! 

edgy tomboy w/ a fem twist 

Ryan Gosling or Ryan Reynolds?

 ummm, definitely Ryan Gosling in Driver...yes please!


Favorite look from NYFW? 

I went cray cray for Mara Hoffman's show, as usual, and as far as personal style, Poppy Delevigne always looks stunning. 

October 9, 2012

{simply shocked} by a price tag!

camel + black leather jacket.
Consider me wearing it. You won't believe how much this baby costs {buy it here. I was positive I was looking at a $300+ Jacket. Um wrong. So so so very wrong! The detailing makes it look expensive and the camel and black color combo is rich looking. Flustered and obsessed!

October 8, 2012

{molly's} most wanted.

{rise + shine} an event!

I wish this image was higher resolution {sorry folks}, but I wanted to share an excited event with you {more like tease you}! Katie and I have so much fun planning Saturday events for About Face, and this time we are basing the class around one of my favorites - false lashes! I'll share more details with you soon and would love for you to come! If you have any questions e-mail us:

We are also getting a NEW and one of the BEST eyelash lines ever! I'm such a huge fan of this brand {the class will be a lunch}! Nothing says Saturday morning better than cupcakes and beauty for breakfast! 

on cloud nine.

October 1, 2012

{get her style} olivia palermo

Olivia Palermo - The Dior 2013 Spring Summer show

get her style: oliva p

Olivia Palermo - LFW SS2013: Anya Hindmarch Front Row

Olivia Palermo - London Fashion Week guests

SHOPBOP Presents: Launch Pad

{eles} for emme.

I didn't think my sister, Emme, was being trendy when she insisted that she was obsessed with "baby eles" {we don't call them elephants, but thanks}. In honor of her birthday this month and elephants actually being really wearable, I found her some ele presents. My favorite being the Lilly Pulitzer tank. Her style is classic and preppy and this top is screaming her name, I wish is came in black and white. The other t-shirt is more of {the other little sister}, Kate's style! 

Shop the looks here: