Happy Birthday, Pisces!

Happy Birthday to all my Pisces out there! Three of my greatest friends are Pisces (one of which is celebrating a birthday TODAY) so I'm pretty excited about this post and new blog feature!

Here is your birthday month in review according to Astrology:

What partnership doesn’t have bumps? No partnership, that’s the answer. So if a few bumps come up on the 1st and 2nd, relax. Don’t tense up. Don’t get panicked. Go to yoga. Breathe deeply. Approach the bump. Examine what happened. Consider why. Consider how it could come up again. Get a professional opinion, if you want. Someone really helps you out on the 7th and 8th. Let them know how much you appreciate it. You’re in for some pretty transformative times on the wonderful 11th and 12th. Get ready for some pretty intense insights! Ah, romance! You love it, and you’ll have plenty of it, on the 16th and 17th. Yay! Even more romance makes you even more happy on the 21st and 22nd. Be sure to revel in the wonderfulness. Relationships are critical to everyone’s happiness. So be sure to give the ones in your life all the attention they need on the 25th, 26th and 27th. A few more bumps give you a chance to finesse your approach to issues, no matter what the relationship, on the 28th. Make the most of this opportunity!

skates | topshop
dress | target
clutch | kate spade
ring | dara ettinger
pillow | anthropologie
calendar | paper source
shoes | elizabeth and james

wanted lately

Just a few things I've been lusting over lately....

Sweater | Polish | Pumps | Satchel | Clutch | Earrings | Scarf | Bracelet | Sunnies |  


trend report spring 2013: match your pedi

Anyone else spend WAY too much time deciding what color to paint your nails? Anyone, anyone? I might be alone in this but I decided to make my life a lot easier: just match my toes to my wedges!

All of the above polishes are by Essie, one of my favorite polish brands. 
Aruba Blue is paired with Juicy wedges
Nothing Else Metals is paired with  Charlotte Russe wedges
Peach Daiquiri is paired with Alice + Olivia wedges
Fear of Desire is paired with Dolce Vita Tremor wedges
Bahama Mama is paired with Chloe wedges



I'm not even a little bit embarrassed to admit that I love TSwift's song I Knew You Were Trouble. But, I do feel a lot better about listening to it when it's someone else covering it. One of my favorite covers of this song is by Walk Off The Earth. Seriously, check out some of their other videos. They are crazy talented. 



spring 2013 trend report: black and white

 Black and white is HUGE this year. This spring is all about bringing back the basics in your wardrobe whether its your jeans, nude nails, or having natural makeup. Being a simple girl, I am so happy about this. The best part about this trend is that I can still play up an outfit whenever I'm feeling spunky: the pop of a bright lip, standout shoes, chunky and colorful jewelry. 

weekly roundup 7/52


Well, another Valentine's Day has come and gone. Did you guys do anything fun or exciting? It's really just another day for me. Alvi and I celebrate our anniversary on the 16th so we usually kill two birds with stone and do both on one day. This year we booked a hotel room in downtown Minneapolis and we are planning a little in-town getaway. Should be faaaaaantastic.

Nothing too exciting happened this week but here is my weekly roundup:

I'm still obsessing over Justin Timberlake's grammy performance. HE'S BAAAACK, LADIES!
Oh, and here's the official video for his song Suit & Tie
Why do paintings have to be so damn expensive? Loving this one, lately.
How pretty is this hair tutorial?
I have a major blog crush on Andie over at Deer Andie.
It is all about metallics this year. Easiest way to add it your outfit? These J Crew heels.
Let me introduce you to your newest beauty secret weapon.
THIS PURSE CHARGES YOUR PHONE. Like, put it inside and it wirelessly charges. Smartest idea ever?
Shop Kate Spade's new line Saturday before it's official launch in March over at Fab. HURRY, it's only for a week!



DVF lip clutch DIY by Sprinkles in Spring

When I first saw Diane Von Furstenberg's Carolina Lips Clutch Bag, I just about died. And then I saw that it was $345.00. I mean, seriously, how can anyone justify spending that much money on a bag, no matter how fabulous it is? I'll blame this way of thinking on me being a practical, penny-pinching, Minnesotan. Either way, I was still sad that those gold lips wouldn't find their way into my life..... UNTIL I came across this DIY project by Sprinkles in Spring. It's like it was meant to be, right? Looks like I'll be molding some lips in my near future! (Not really a sentence I ever imagined I'd say before)

perfect for valentine's day!


spring 2013 trend report: boxy cross body bags

Well ladies, time to start prepping your closets for spring! You have no idea how excited I am to throw out my salty boots and oversized knits. It's time for some color and shoes that show off my cute pedicures. Ah, warm weather, I miss you so. 

There are a lot of new and reoccurring trends popping up this spring. Over the next few weeks I'll be show casing some of them for you guys. Today is all about boxy cross body bags. They are everywhere lately! Don't let their casual feel fool you. You can still wear one of these bags for a night out - think white blouse, black cigarette pants, pumps, and anstudded crossbody. Just throw on some lipstick and you'll be all set for the night!


date hair

Just in time for Valentine's Day, Joanna from A Cup Of Jo posted this amazing tutorial. Is this not perfect date hair? So adorable. 


behind the lens: lutsen weekend

Here's a little peek at some pictures from my weekend in Lutsen. It was amazing. COLD AS BALLS, but amazing.  I would love to be back right now curled up next to a real fire and surrounded by some of my favorite friends. 



Would You.... Wedge Sneakers?

Wedge sneakers have been seen every where lately. I know they might seem intimidating. How do I style them? Can I pull them off? But, think of it this way: it could be the best of both words! You get the comfort and causality of a sneaker but you also get the height of a heel. What do you think? Is it a spring trend you can rock?

** Please forgive me for the quality of this photo. Naturally, I would spend an hour making this collage on my iPad only to upload it and have it be illegible. Oh, well. Ya win some, ya lose some.



Will I rock the wedge sneaker? Possibly. I'll get back to you.  

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