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November 30, 2014

Oh, Christmas Tree

We spent our Black Friday in the back woods picking out the perfect Christmas tree to enjoy throughout the holidays. With a variety of types of trees and sizes to choose from we took our time finding the perfect one. We chose was a beautiful Conifer Fir tree that brings the perfect scent of holiday into your home.

This tree marks the offical entrance into the holiday season. It is going to be a great month of celebration with friends and family. I am so excited for the most wonderful time of the year. Cheers!

November 27, 2014

Most Thankful

Happy Thanksgiving! 
My favorite holiday of the year. A day to hit the 'pause button' and pay attention to what's most important in life, family. Time to reflect on all we are grateful for and all we have. Wishing you, your family and friends a beautiful day together. Happy Thanksgiving to all!

10 Things I am most thankful for:

1. My Amazing Family 

My future sister-in-law (hopefully!)

2. My Best Friend in the Entire World

3. My Puppy Peugeot

4. My Health

5. My Little Home and Simple Life

6. The opportunities I have had to travel and see the world
Cliffs of Moher, Ireland
7. Our adventure mobile, the Vanagon

8. A job that I enjoy going to, teaches me everyday and gives me a great work/life balance

9. My Friends

10. My Education and desire to continue learning and growing everyday

November 24, 2014

The Wanderer Look

This look was inspired by two of my favorite brands that make this outfit, Finisterre and Cushe. These two outdoor, adventurous brands are the perfect combination of fashion and function and truly embrace the restless, free spirited lifestyle that I connect with. Maybe it's a just a British thing... ;)

Grand Rapids has experienced bizarre weather these past two weeks, but its brands like these that make the outdoors bearable while still looking good! The darling Cushe boots are made of a waterproof suede that makes them adorable and practical in Michigan winters. And have you seen these?! They remind me of the other boots I live in all winter, my snowboard boots. The laces go from mid foot all the way to the top, making them adjustable for comfort and fit.

Loving this look and my new winter gear!

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Top: Marshalls, Max Studio

November 23, 2014

It's Getting Ugly...

'Tis the season for outrageous sweaters and cocktails, AKA Ugly Christmas Sweater Season. This weekend we had our first U.C.S.P (Ugly Christmas Sweater Party) and there were some amazing/hideous sweaters in this group. So excited for more U.C.S.P's to come - after all the season has just begun.

Ken and I will definitely be hosting a party soon, so get those sweaters ready! See below for more shots of this party.

November 22, 2014

This Pup has Style

 Look how handsome this little guy look in his new Chaco leash and collar! Peugeot was recently featured on Chaco's Instagram with his infamous pose, peeking through the back window of our VW Van sporting his adorable little collar. This stud got close to 1,900 likes from that photo! Ken and I are proud parents.

The nylon fabric of both the leash and collar is very durable and can keep up with his swimming, hunting, running and busy lifestyle. My favorite part about the leash is the adjustable top you can fit to your hand or turn into a hands-free leash to wear around your waist. This is the way P and I wear it when we run together. Both leash and collar are machine washable and assembled here in Michigan!

Don't forget about your furry friend this holiday season. Here are more styles from Chaco's pet line.

November 5, 2014

Rent the Runway

I am so excited to share with you my first Rent the Runway experience. Lately, I have been invited to many events and galas but typically pass since I don't have the right dress nor the money to go out and buy a new one. I was referred to Rent the Runway by a girlfriend, tried it, and after the ease, convenience and compliments, I feel it it my job to share RTR with you.

For those who have not heard of this company yet, let me briefly explain. Rent the Runway gives you the opportunity to rent designer dresses and gowns for a very reasonable price. You can also accessories your gorgeous gowns with rental jewelry, purses, and coats/shawls. I signed up for a PRO membership which gives you free shipping, insurance, 2 different dress sizes (so you can choose which fits best) and a free rental on your birthday. Completely worth it.

In the image above I am wearing a beautiful Mark & James by Badgley and Mischka called Rich and Famous. The girl on the left (with short brown hair) is also wearing a rented dress. I had a blast flaunting around my flashy dress all night and even landed a shot in a local Grand Rapids Magazine.

Photos by Grand Rapids Women's Lifestyle Magazine

And here is another event we had one week later where Jess and I made the magazine again! Jess has yet again rented a dress from Rent the Runway and mine is borrowed from a friend.

November 2, 2014

Loving Love Stitch

Have you heard of the brand Love Stitch yet? If not, let me be the first to share this with you. While visiting my favorite store Evereve last week, I came across the most beautiful sweater that has the one clothing feature I am aways drawn to, a great asymmetrical design. After finding this beautiful scarf and sweater I did more research on this brand and am loving all their sweaters!

See below for more of my Love Stitch photos:
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