WILSON AND WILLYS

Tuesday, April 14, 2015


A couple of weekends ago a friend and I went 'boutique hopping' in Downtown Minneapolis. We perused eleven different stores; each with their own style and culture. Our favorite one was Wilson and Willys, a new shop in MN carrying homegoods, jewelry, and both mens' and womens' apparel. All of their items carry a unique backstory and are hand fully crafted in the neighborhood. I didn't buy anything because most items were out of my price range but I did walk out with a pretty leather keychain holder. ;) Below are other pieces I'm eyeing. 



WILSON AND WILLYS

E-SESSION PART TWO

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

This week has been one of those weeks when planning a wedding is nothing but fun and leaves me grinning ear to ear. So much progress has happened in such a short amount of time, I still can't believe we've already been engaged for four months. I just want to cherish every part of this process because a girl only gets married once, and looking at these photos is one way to do that. Here is part two of our engagement session - let's pause time and take a look, shall we? 
   

All photos are taken by the wonderful and talented Jaimee Morse. 
For part one of the e-session, click here. xoxo


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LAYERING IS KEY

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Weather in Minneapolis has been unpredictable lately — high 70's one day, low 30's the next — making it a little difficult to do any closet shuffling or spring shopping. I'm refraining from buying anything "too springy' because who knows if we will receive another snowfall in the coming weeks! What's the happy medium? Layers, layers, layers. I'm talking cardigans on tees and tanks and maxi skirts. It's the perfect way to stay warm without the winter coats or sweaters. Layering is also a fun way to mix up your wardrobe without spending the money. My mix is pretty basic, but make your closet go further — patterns and florals, neons and neutrals, silk and cotton. Oh, the possibilities are endless. 

This is what I've been living in lately...
APRIL EDITS




  april edit 1      april edit 4

Note that some of these items are comparable to what is in my closet. Most of my items are from previous seasons and are no longer sold in stores.

NOW YOUR TURN - WHAT ARE YOU WEARING THIS APRIL? 
xoxo




E-SESSION PART ONE

Monday, April 6, 2015

Eugene and I received our engagement photos last week and I think I already looked through them 19 times. No joke - to say I am in love is an understatement. The week we scheduled our shoot, the weather was less than ideal... It snowed a couple days prior, temperatures dropped to 20 degrees, and clouds were gray for days straight. I was super bummed because I envisioned an outdoor photo shoot but literally while we were hiking up the hill, to our luck, the sun started to peek out and stayed for our entire session. It was amazing. Jaimee worked her magic around the piles of snow, and the photos turned out great. 

This was Eugene and I's first formal photo shoot so we were pretty nervous, but Jaimee made us both feel so comfortable throughout the whole shoot and we had a blast. We will probably be taking photos now for every Christmas card to come (Oh, Eugene is going to be thrilled about that...) Check out part one below and I hope you enjoy! xoxo.

   

All photos are taken by the wonderful and talented Jaimee Morse. 
For part two of the e-session, click herexoxo



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TOP 10 SAVE THE DATE CARDS

Monday, March 30, 2015

My favorite part about being engaged aside from being my best friend's fiance and looking forward to marriage  aka a lifetime of breakfast in beds, delivered flowers, and never having to take out the trash anymore - that's what marriage is, right? :)  is the opportunity to combine ALL of my favorite things (design, gathering of people, and celebrating love). Today I'm sharing save the date inspiration and current cards I'm drooling over. 

If you're following me on Instagram or Facebook, you know our engagement photos have been taken by the beautiful and talented Jaimee. I can't WAIT for her to finish editing them - she is just so great. :) I plan to dress them up with pretty words and type to send away to our guests as Save the Dates. I know including photos or even having e-sessions aren't necessary, but it was personally a high priority for me. I view Save the Dates as the first announcement as an engaged couple and I wanted to add personal sentiment and personality to them. :) 

Here are my top ten favorite save the dates for every kind of bride:
10. FOR THE RUSTIC BRIDE...

 9. FOR THE MODERN BRIDE...

8. FOR THE ELEGANT BRIDE...

7. FOR THE HIPSTER BRIDE...

6. FOR THE URBAN BRIDE...

5. FOR THE CHIC BRIDE...

4.FOR THE ANTHROPOLOGIE-OBSESSED BRIDE...

3. FOR THE PLAYFUL BRIDE...

2. FOR THE TRENDY BRIDE...

1. FOR THE WHIMSICAL BRIDE...

I'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU! WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SAVE THE DATE? HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL STYLE?

xoxo


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FEBRUARY SNAPSHOTS

Wednesday, March 11, 2015



February was full of adventures and brunch dates, connecting with old friends and making new, wedding planning after wedding planning, treats and surprises, harsh winter winds and cozy knit scarves, and enjoying life to the fullest. So long February! To winter we say — #byefelicia. 

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