If given a choice, I'd almost always choose jeans and a tee, but it was so goddamn hot out, I threw this easy dress on with a pair of flats after work and called it a day. Kyle and I headed over to Lansing Brewing Company
to snap a few pics with their apparel and we were treated to a sampling of beer and a tour of the space. The interior was made up of crisp white subway tiles, reclaimed wood and beautiful pendant lighting with an outpour of natural light. So beautiful. Plus, the beer was delicious.
I felt a little Kardashian in this dress, asking Kyle if it was appropriate to wear before leaving the apartment. I've been eating Mcdonald's and Taco Bell basically every meal of every day and I have no choice but to own what I've got goin' on.
Photos by Kyle Keberlein
Barbecue food, ice cream..Sunday was all about good food and treats. I didn't realize how humid it was before I dressed myself, but I liked the print mixing too much to nix a layer or change altogether. Plus, I have to mentally and physically prepare myself for hot hot weather for this week's trip to Dallas. Kyle and I are riding down with his mom who's moving back to Dallas. I've decided that I'll be leaving my camera equipment behind on this trip so I don't stress myself about capturing perfect moments when I should just enjoy my time there. I get too high strung on that sort of thing and I'll save my camera for visiting Seattle and Vancouver later this month. I'll share fun stuff on Instagram
and Snapchat (username: kerbuski) though!
I headed out to Ann Arbor Wednesday evening to host a little shopping event at Madewell
and ate my weight in macarons, met some new faces and picked out some really great denim.
Dutch apple pie macarons were the bomb.com.
Loved Elise's look!
Thanks again Madewell
Ann Arbor for having me!
I was so excited to get home by 6:30 last night with daylight to spare, an apartment to clean and dog cuddles to catch up on while I edited head shots I took after work. I parked my ass on the floor and cranked those out in no time and then grabbed Mexican food for dinner with Kyle. It's been a hectic couple of weeks orienting to the new job, Kyle's new job and just balancing life in general.
I've been feeling quite a bit of guilt for James who's used to me working from home and pretty much always having someone at home with him. So now he goes to doggie daycare once a week and I found a pet sitter who will visit him and take him for walks while I'm at work. And once I get a baby gate to quarantine his little butt to my area, I will be able to take him with me from time to time.
I've been living a transient kind of summer and things are finally settling into a nice routine including donuts, light traveling and solid work days.
Lansing welcomed a new bakery to town called Glazed and Confused, not to be confused with Glazed and Infused in Chicago. My friend Ashley brought these to me last weekend when I had a shitty day of migraines. Sometimes when it seems like shit is falling a part, a red velvet donut makes things okay.
So much design inspiration from Create + Cultivate in Chicago a couple weekends ago.
Got a little help from my friend Liz to create floral arrangements for my bestie's bridal shower.
After heading back to Lansing from my hometown, I passed by this cute self serve produce stand. I popped by, grabbed two giant tomatoes for Kyle (only $1.50!) and went on my way.
If you live in the Ann Arbor area, I'll be at the Madewell store sharing my favorite picks along with treats and 20 percent off in-store with purchases over $125! Come say hi and shop with me if you're free!
August 25, 2015 by Mary
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The countdown is on… it’s back to school time! As much as we hate for summer to end, the sales happening now for back to school are ones that you won’t want to miss!
- Crazy 8 – Buy one, get one for only 8 cents on tees, polos and jeans! Hurry! It ends on 8.26!
- Dockers – Buy 3 items, get 30% off/Buy 4 items, get 40% off through 8.27.
- Gymboree – On 8. 26 only! 50% off new styles!
- J. Crew – Save 25% on select back to school favorites. Use “SHOPNOW” through 8.28.
- Melissa and Doug – Buy one puzzle, get one 50% off when you use “PUZZLEBOGO” at checkout. Ends 8.31.
- Peek Kids – Enjoy $10 off select denim and cords. Use “DUNGAREES” at checkout.
- Tilly’s – Get 20% off any single item for back to school. Use “BTS20″ at checkout.
- Umi’s Children’s Shoes – 10% off one pair/20% off 2 or more pairs with “LNKLC15″ until 8.31.
I spent the day cursing thunderstorms and coordinating my close friend Courtney's bridal shower back in our hometown. It was a torrential downpour as Courtney's Chicago friends attempted to navigate the cornfields of Ravenna, Michigan. But eventually everyone showed up and we ate turkey sliders and drank mimosas, forgetting the shitty weather.
Photos by mom
Back to school deals are back and as I gear up for my FINAL year of grad school, I'm shopping some back to school deals myself online at Macy's
while justifying that I'm a student so I should take advantage and use for school and work. Macy's is offering 20 percent off using code BTS starting this Sunday through Tuesday, so wait to do your shopping until tomorrow.
I've been focused on finding some new shoes and bags in neutral tones. What's on your back to school shopping list?
1. MICHAEL Michael Kors Cindy Bag, $222.99
1. Cole Haan Crossbody, $200.99
2. New Balance 620 Sneakers, $79.99
3. Dolce by Mojo Moxy Tall Boots, $99MICHAEL Michael Kors Jet Set Crossbody, $158Coach Mini Flap Crossbody, $318.75American Rag Baxter Booties, $69.50
Thank you for supporting collaborations such as this one with Macy's
When I was in Chicago last weekend, I checked out the Birchbox pop up. With a mimosa in one hand and snapchat filming in the other, I picked out an assortment of products for my custom Birchbox. I love the box print. It's just so pretty. I've been using the Kiehl's moisturizer and the Hello fragrance a lot this week and may need to pull the trigger and buy full size versions.
I've been reorganizing my closets and realized how much I miss my sweater. Another or month or so and I'll be snuggled up in these. Some of my favorites are Soft Joie
and Acne Studios
(out of my price range, but love.) I picked up these vintage dad jean levi's from Rawson
last week the SHUDIO
in Chicago. They take my butt to another level.
Well, my skin is back to being a jerk again and so I've been incorporating some new products that are gentle and moisturizing while I still try to function with adult acne and dryness. Stemology's cell rescue gel toner
is super gentle and great for sensitive skin and I've been using after cleanser the last week.
I pulled a super comfortable outfit together for a long day of workshops at Create + Cultivate, thanks to PB&J Boutique. I took some nuggets of inspo and advice home with me, but most importantly I got to see Toast and Muppet, two internet famous Cavalier King Charles Spaniels who were rescued from a puppy mill. I cried when I met them. I was so overwhelmed with emotions of meeting such precious pups.
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