Friday, May 30, 2014

Photo Friday: My Hometown

Such a whirlwind trip back to the Midwest last weekend with the Mr., as well as a wonderful introduction to several hidden gems in Iowa City (thanks to K & K).  We left last Thursday night & stayed until this past Tuesday- here's a glimpse of what we were up to...

The view behind my parents house after an early morning run
I've been stockpiling packages at their place for months...
A Sol & a chicken quesadilla at my favorite mexican restaurant
New printed espadrilles from J.Crew
Friday afternoon beers on the deck with my mama
Saturday morning breakfast with the family
New bag & top (both F21) for double date night with one of our favorite couples
The Offshore (Bellevue, IA)
Sunset on the back roads
Iowa 80 for breakfast on the way to Iowa City
Girl's time with my mama & K was spent getting a spa pedi
Back Pocket Brewery Coralville, IA
Big Grove Brewery Solon, IA
'Merica American Beer was my choice for happy hour
K&K's local watering hole, 'Club 76'
K's Sangria, so good!
Nothing better then sitting around a fire after an amazing day
Bluebird cafe for breakfast on Memorial Day Monday

Happy Weekend!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Blue Jeans, White Lace

A beautiful combination lace top to kick off the summer.  I wore this simple look yesterday on my first day back to work after the long weekend away.  There's something so chic about the simplicity of a pair of denim & a white top...

Top, Bracelet, & Heels (Zara)/ Denim (Old Navy)

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Inspiration: Double the Pearls

I'm back....& with double the pearls.  I took a short break from blogging, mostly because a few days without technology (aside from my camera) does wonders.  I'm not big into pearls, always found them a little too polished & preppy for me personally.  However, double pearls on a single piece of jewelry? Genius.

*All images from tumblr*

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Friday, May 23, 2014

Photo Friday: Packing My Bags

Happy Friday! I'm currently in Iowa, enjoying a few days at home visiting friends & family (thus why this post is so tardy).  Here's a few snippets of what I packed for the long weekend...

Chanel, new nail polish, a Zara cuff, & some pearl studs
Simple outfits only in Iowa
Presents for upcoming birthdays

Happy Weekend!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Back to Black

Back to black, mostly to coordinate with this gloomy weather.  This outfit is all over the place: boyfriend denim, double leather, a touch of glam, & leopard sneakers. 

Jacket, Peplum, & Jewelry (F21)/ Denim (ON)/ Sneakers (Asos)

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Victoria Day Pub Crawl

In honor of the fact that I get to enjoy two long weekends in a row, I decided to share some photos from Victoria Day Monday.  The Mr. & I went on an impromptu mini pub crawl, which involved stopping at numerous bar & grills for a pint before moving on to the next.  It was too nice of a day to not enjoy some much over due patio time...

Filled these Yards up just for the fun of it...
First stop: Milestone's
Next: Crabby Joe's
We  had two pints at Beaver & Bulldog
We saved the best for last, ending our tour at Beer Town

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Thunderstorm Uniform

I took these photos directly before another massive downpour that only May weather is capable of.  I like to keep it simple when the weather is uncooperative...

Jacket, Boots, & Cuff (F21)/ Denim (ON)/ Tee (Aritzia)/ Clutch (Vintage)

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Friday, May 16, 2014

Photo Friday: Serene

Last weekend was serene- early morning walks, homemade breakfasts, a low-key mother's day, & an afternoon spent outdoors in the sun.  I received a few little gifts in the mail, just in time for some sunshine & warm weather...

Mug & Candle (Indigo)
Combination lace blouse (Zara)
Roasted veggie pizza
Double pearl bracelet (Zara)
Found this little guy outside enjoying the patio furniture
A giant mother's day card for my mother-in-law
Floral dress (Zara via Ebay)
New obsession: Cabo tacos from Lone Star

Happy Weekend Guys!