On Fridays We Wear Blue


boheme boutique blouse {old} // j crew factory jeans // zara heels {old, similar here}

Yes, I'm going to start a campaign like "On Wednesdays we wear pink..." and go with blue.  Okay maybe not but I needed a title for today's oh-so-casual post.

Monday I have a retreat out on the lake so I'm looking forward to some hard work in the sun.  :)  Hope you get some Vitamin D this weekend as well, and we will see you next week!



coco t-shirt // F21 mint skinnies {old} // zara heels {old, similar here or here} // nadri earrings

Just got back from Minneapolis and absolutely fell in love with that city.  I saw amazing architecture in the buildings that have been there a while (I walked by an old Presbyterian church that was built in 1852 and it was breathtaking), great shopping (Nicolett Mall, Mall of America...) and GREAT food!  I also thought it was generally a welcoming city in the sense that although it is large, the people there were kind and helpful.  Loved it - and need to go back soon!

Leaving you with a fairly casual post today - hope to be back to a regular posting schedule soon.  Thank you for stopping by!

Florals and Messy Hair


ann taylor floral blouse // j crew factory charley sweater // j crew crystal rosette necklace {old}

On days when I'm running super tight on time (read - days where I've hit my snooze button four or five times) I'm incredibly thankful for messy pony tails and a cute little headband.

Hope your week is off to a rocking start!

Paint Night!

Earlier this week I mentioned I was headed to Salt Lake City for my friend's birthday get together.  It was such a great time and I'm so glad I made the trip.  I bought a groupon for the event and it was worth every penny.  We met at a basement in a downtown bar and I would kind of explain it as a "paint by numbers" for adults.  I ordered a mondo plate of loaded fries and then it was down to business.  The instructor had several examples of what we would be painting spread through the establishment and walked us through step by step (which was awesome for a newbie like myself).

We had a great time playing with textures and techniques and just plain familiarizing ourselves with painting.  Sorry for the terrible pictures but the lighting was actually not that great, which is a little ironic to me.

And here is the finished product!

If you ever get the chance to do a paint night I would certainly suggest going for it.  It was tons of fun and also a great girl's night!

I'm headed to Minneapolis Sunday - so posting might be a bit sporadic next week.  Enjoy your weekend and as always, thank you for stopping by!

Mint Silk


michael kors rose gold watch // j crew block bracelet {old} // kate spade and ann taylor bracelets

If you haven't noticed from Monday's post and today's post - I'm kind of having a moment with tying my shirts.  It's such a nice, easy alternative to tucking it in and then adding a belt - and lighter weight for summer months!

I'm back from Utah and had such a fun time, and also met some amazing ladies as well.  I will do a separate post about our Paint Night - stay tuned!