Be My Valentine

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner I wanted to share some outfit ideas. In general I am not so sure how I feel about Valentine’s Day as a holiday but it can be a great excuse to spend some time with your loved one, or your wonderful friends, especially if you are really needing that time. I have a few ideas for that day but haven’t decided exactly what we are going to do. We are really lucky in that we have the Thursday and Friday off so we might make it into a weekend of fun.

Although I love winter, some of these dresses really have me wishing for some warmer weather. It has snowed almost every night for the past week. Anyways I have been wanting share this dress that I picked up during our trip to Steamboat. I love the color and the crushed velvet fabric. February is definitely my month of pink and I’m loving it. I will be sharing some more looks throughout the month but wanted to get some in before Valentine’s Day.

DSC_0454DSC_0470Slide1Dress similar (love this one too, this one is super similar), Booties Zara, Bag Tribe Alive

I also wanted to share other great dresses for Valentines Day. I rounded up some affordable favorites that would make perfect looks. Searching for dressing was so tempting as there are so many great options out there! I chose a variety of styles especially since weather is kind of crazy right now. This first one could be a little better for the colder weather as the length and sleeves are longer. Also tried to pick both red and pick options.

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I am adding in a picture from a few weeks ago as well. We went to our friend’s dinner party and I took the opportunity to wear this great pink dress from J. Crew. I really love the length and the cut. It is also such a great option for Valentine’s Day plus it will be great for spring events so I wanted to include it in this post as well.

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Dress J. Crew, Earrings Baublebar, Shoes vintage Gucci

I hope this post gave you some fun ideas for the holiday. Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!

Erin

Doggy Days

Cute dogs and gorgeous fall days are definitely recipes for perfection. There is an amazing amish market just a short drive from where we are so we frequent it often. They have amazing cheeses and you can try every single one. The cheese is the biggest reason we go. They also have a great bakery and a deli with some of the best sandwiches but it gets so crowded on the weekends. This time they had all their pumpkins out which got me very excited for halloween. If you have never been to an amish market I highly recommend checking it out! Many areas of Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana are bound to have them. This time we took this adorable dog with us for a fun little adventure afterwords.

We went to Hoosier Hill, which is technically the highest point in Indiana (although it may not look like it. The drive is beautiful with quant little towns and lots of farms rolling over the hills. I realized that the spot would be perfect for a bonfire and picnic. There are some small trails but it is definitely a better spot to come roast marshmallows with some friends. There are some interesting, back road, places to explore and discover especially in this fall season.

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Erin

Pink Stripes

New England is truly a beautiful place. I love it all and have thoroughly enjoyed surfing the waves, walking the shores and inhaling the salty air. Stripes are undoubtably my favorite thing to wear during the summer. During our trip to Newport I stopped at the Kiel James Patrick flagship store on Bowen’s Warf. The shop was absolutely beautiful and gave me so much inspiration. I tried on this pink and white striped ‘In Edgartown’ dress and fell in love with it! It is so comfortable and falls perfectly. It is the greatest summer dress, perfect for the beach, clam bakes and walking the town.

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Dress Kiel James Patrick, Sunglasses J. Crew Factory

Erin

Milkshakes in Spring Lake

Last week we drove to the coast for a day to grab our favorite milkshakes at Hoffman’s and walk the boardwalk in Spring Lake for Aiden’s birthday. We got down just in time to enjoy the ocean and eat sandwiches at Tom Bailey’s Market (seriously an amazing deli). The rain started just as a were leaving, making our timing impeccable because it didn’t just rain, it was a torrential downpour. Spring Lake is such a cute little town with some huge beautiful houses. I love just walking the streets and looking at the architecture and gorgeous gardens.

Spring Lake is a great alternative to the popular Ocean City on the New Jersey coast. There are great shops, rental houses and a beautiful beach. I have only ever eaten at Tom Bailey’s but I have heard great things about the pizza place and other restaurants in the town. Hoffman’s milkshakes are amazing but it does get so crowded. Try to go earlier, like take a break from the beach, because it is insane and very difficult to park starting around 3:00pm.

I seem to be drawn to blue and white right now. Almost all of my outfits have been some variant of blue with white. It is definitely a great combination for beach towns though! This dress is pretty old but so comfortable and great for almost any activity.

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Dress old (I’ve been looking for the vendor and will update), Basket bag Longaberger, Sandals American Eagle

Erin

10 Favorite Outfits: July

The month of July has been a little less exciting than the last but fun nonetheless. I was working almost everyday but still we found time to explore and eat some great meals. Cambridge City definitely popped up quite a bit and I had time to cook some fun meals with friends. Just as July is ending I am driving out to the east coast for some vacation time with family and friends. It is sure to bring lots of fun and new, exciting places. Here are my ten favorite looks from the month of July:

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Hanging out at home on a rainy Saturday: Skirt H&M, T-shirt very similar, Sneakers Converse however these are available, Necklace similar, Glasses Oliver Peoples

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Work day: Pants could not find these but similar, T-shirt similar, Belt similar No27

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Picnicking in Whitewater State Park: Dress Target, Sandals American Eagle

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Just a work day and walk around the campus: T-shirt similar, Jumpsuit Chicwish, Slides Sole Society

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Dinner at The Firehouse: Overalls similar, Shirt Abercrombie & Fitch, Bag Mango, Sneakers similar, Necklace similar

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Ice cream and antique shopping in Cambridge City: Shorts similar, Sandals American Eagle, Bag Everly Oak

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Rainy Thursday and fondue night: Dress H&M, Boots Hunter, Hat vintage Nordstrom

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Just hanging out on Sunday: Romper similar, Slides Sole Society

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Sushi night: Blouse similar, Chino Shorts J. Crew, Boat shoes L.L. Bean, Belt similar No27, Wallet Vera Bradley

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Brunch and walking around the Rose Gardens: Dress old Modcloth (similar, also this one), Bag Rebecca Minkoff, Sandal American Eagle

Erin

Sister Style

This is a shoutout post to my sister. She is definitely one of my best friends and has got an amazing style. We have a real knack for raiding each other’s closets. It’s great (also causes conflict on the occasion) because we use a lot of pieces in each other’s closets but in different ways. There are definitely a lot of similarities between us in how we shop. Mall shopping is overwhelming and we keep it to a time limit. We have had such fun times finding thrift and vintage stores! She is the person whose opinion I totally trust. We don’t wear all the same things but she will definitely say if something looks good or if she doesn’t think I will wear it.

Here are two looks of her’s from when I was visiting earlier in June. The white dress is one I have worn as well. I also was super jealous when she found that black bag at H&M! So cute and goes with everything. On our trip to New Mexico with our cousins we had such a fun time exploring the thrift stores and my sister found these adorable booties. We have has some great and humorous times taking pictures of each other. When we photographed this white skirt we were walking past The Boulderado after a family dinner. We started just making funny faces and taking fun pics, we got the strangest looks!

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Erin

Free People Swing Dress

This dress is amazing! It is so cute and the fabric is comfortable with such a nice flow. The back also is very interesting. I do recommend sizing down since it is Free People however it is very adjustable at the top and around the waist which I didn’t expect but actually really like.

I had been eyeing the Pebble color for a while because I thought it would be so versatile and my mom ended up getting it for me for my birthday. It is definitely one of my favorite finds this summer. It has been so perfect for everything from my graduation party to just casual walks through downtown Santa Fe.

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Erin