May 23, 2016 by  
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Time was not on my side last week and I was rushing around until the moment I arrived at my mom's on Friday to scoop her up for our road trip to Nashville. I left my hair in my workout bun for the drive down but tossed on this maxi dress that instantly made me feel more pulled together. I tied the bottom as I might normally do with a long maxi dress and added these lace up flats that are now perfectly broken in. We had a six hour drive the first day to Louisville and we took much longer than that to step off the highway and check out anything interesting along the way (and many pee breaks for mother).
Since we were driving and it was just the two of us in the car, I, for the first time in history, over-packed. I packed so many shoes, extra jackets, healthy food for snacks and meals for the drive. The mess of it all gives me anxiety, but I am not without the shoes I want for every outfit, or the purse for that matter.
[maxi dress c/o Black Swan, rings + necklaces by Katie Dean Jewelry, jacket from Zara, sunglasses by Quay]

Cute Stuff

May 20, 2016 by  
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The last couple weeks have been stressful AF. I'm just weeks away from being done with my master's  program and I've told myself I gotta say no to more things and do whatever I want. In the spirit of fun and doing what I want, I'll share a handful of photos from the last month where I took the time to chill! 
Ever since my first micro-needling skin treatment, I've become more intrigued with beauty products and properly painting my face. My skin is in better shape and it deserves better products and techniques, so I was happy to receive the Zoeva brush set. I've been slowly investing in a few great brushes, but this set completes me! A good brush makes all the difference in application, especially love the highlighter brush paired with Tarte's skin twinkler lightening palette that I bought on a whim from Sephora and instantly loved it and read great reviews on.
When I took some time to relax two weeks ago, it involved dressing my dog up in a pink party hat and posing near the window for optimal light. His precious little face makes me happy!
Ice cream cones with Hannah and James a few weeks ago! I was snapping some photos for a job with Meijer and a few outtakes I love--like James trying to sneak a taste of Hannah's ice cream.


May 18, 2016 by  
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I love olive tones this spring and the versatility of this dress lent itself well for a press conference in Flint last week and styled more casually after work. I'm not a huge fan of blazers so I opted for a simple leather jacket and leopard heels, a few closet staples I haven't worn in a while
Also, I just realized you can see my black underwear through the dress in the photos. When I wore it last week, I DID wear nude undergarments! Thank God.
[Abba dress c/o Black Swan Clothing, leather jacket by BCBG, vintage Chanel bag, Rayban aviators, eye necklace by Katie Dean Jewelry, necklace by Clyde's Rebirth]


May 16, 2016 by  
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Winter decided to return like an asshole yesterday. Still bitter. Snow fell in little flurries and instead of wearing a dress for lunch with my friend Jen in Grand Rapids, I was forced to wear layers (not pictured: leather jacket worn under vest.) We met at Gravity, a beautiful spot off of 96 where they had BLUEBERRY MIMOSAS and everything brisket..but since I just started a nutrition program and I simply was feeling like a pile of shit, I ordered a wedge salad. A salad is the last thing I crave on any menu, which tells you how terrible I felt if a few slices of iceberg lettuce suited my fancy.
[vest c/o Lulu's (last year), jeans by BDG, shoes from Zara, vintage Chanel bag, choker by Vanessa Mooney, sunglasses by Rayban, watch c/o Obaku]
Photos by Jen Reid

All White Before Memorial Day

May 13, 2016 by  
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I'm a sucker for all black ensembles and wearing white makes me feel like a Stepford wife, but it's all in the styling. Braids and platform shoes made it less stuffy and more fun and approachable. 
[top by Alembika + pants from Retail Therapy, Rayban sunglasses c/o Shade Station, shoes from Lori's Shoes]

Stripes, Always

May 11, 2016 by  
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My winter uniform translated to warmer seasons: striped dress instead of a striped tee and jeans, boots and a light draped jacket. I wore this to work on Monday for possibly the only sunny, warm day we'll have this week. Oh, and check out these new boots by Harley Davidson Footwear! First the boots, then the bike?
[coat c/o Lulu's, necklace by Clyde's Rebirth, Canell boots c/o Harley Davidson Footwear, bag by Rebecca Minkoff, Rayban sunglasses c/o Sunglasses Shop, watch c/o Obaku, dress from Forever 21]
Photos by Liz Westerhof

Looking for Cool Kids Clothes for Summer? Check Out Our Sailor Janes Giveaway!

May 11, 2016 by  
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Sailor Janes is an online children’s boutique carrying stylish children’s fashion that you won’t find at the mall. They stock cool kids’ clothes from brands like Mini Rodini, Rock Your Baby, Louise Misha and Mini & Maximus.  Choose from t-shirts, leggings, summer dresses, swimsuits and there are tons of fun prints to their one and two piece outfits. We love some of their casual cotton pieces like this summery strawberry outfit below.

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rodini+space+swimsuit+pink     Good Vibes Tee

Mary purchased the adorable  Nico Nico Hemp Dress in Blueberry for her niece, Penelope.  It’s lightweight and flowy and will be perfect for the Fourth of July festivities. This Goldie Pondi Jumpsuit from Louise Misha was another one of our faves. So adorable!

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If you love kids’ fashion like we do, enter our giveaway from Sailor Janes.  You can win $50 to spend on your favorite clothing or accessories at Sailor Janes.  To enter, all you need to do is comment on this post with a link to the item you would buy if you win the contest.  Get an additional entry by liking our Facebook page (The Sale Rack) and let us know you did by posting the same link to your favorite item from Sailor Janes. How easy is that?

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My Summer Wear & Travel Buys

May 9, 2016 by  
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I've started my shopping list for this summer's road trips and overnight stays including light packable dresses, a weekender bag that doubles for travel and beach-going and a handful of beauty staples perfect for hot, humid days for a no-make up make up look.
1. Bardot Dress, $75
2. Wide Brim Panama Hat, $38
3. Stripe Wrap Skater Dress, $50
4. Jeffrey Campbell Wedge, $144.95
5. Quay Mirrored Round Sunglasses, $50
6. Mario Badescu Rose Water Spray, $7
7. Vegan Weekender, $69.95
8. Black Mules, $129.95
9. Glossier Coconut Balm Dotcom, $12
10. Nars Tinted Moisturizer, $44


May 6, 2016 by  
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I traveled up to Bellaire in Northern Michigan with a few of my favorite pals, Haley and Kyle along with Hay's sis and cousin for the Short's Brewing Company Anni Party. Basically a giant ass block party with 4,000+ people, three bands, food trucks and a lot of beer. I wore this in the morning, obviously over-dressed for the small town and checked out the local boutiques before changing into flats for the party.
[bodysuit from UO (only $29!), jacket from Zara, Le Specs sunglasses c/o Sunglasses Shop, boots from Lori's Shoes, jeans by BDG, bag by Rebecca Minkoff, velvet choker by Vanessa Mooney]
Photos by Haley Schrauben Patterson


May 4, 2016 by  
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Last week's Retail Therapy event with the Standard has been probably my most favorite event in town. I'm obsessed with braids, just not capable of braiding my own hair yet. This stems from a high school trauma when I was a freshman cheerleader and the coach asked us all to do a simple french braid for the game. In order for my mom to manage this braid for me, she braided my hair wet and I was stuck with it all day at school. Once it was game time, the coach realized we all looked stupid and asked us to take the braids out. I couldn't since my hair was cemented in that style with gel and I was so uncomfortable. I refused braids for a long time after and only in the last couple years have I warmed back up to them.
[Riller + Fount top and Stella Carakasi pants from Retail Therapy, boots from Lori's Shoes]
Photos by Sam

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