Thursday, November 29, 2012

Navy and Brown

Bryan and I went out to run a few errands tonight which included cleaning and checking out of our old apartment. We are now officially all moved into the new place! Here's my look for the day. I'm still getting over my cold so I tried to be comfortable yet still cute and put together.

This is also a perfect example of my go-to look for winter: comfy sweater, skinny jeans, and my favorite brown boots :)

Top: ?
Jeans: Express
Boots: Etienne Aigner (thrifted from Goodwill)
Purse: Thrift store in Iowa
Bracelet: Express

Bryan and I found this neat mural in a hallway of a building in Uptown. It's not my normal taste in art, but I  love all the colors!                                                 

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Bright Green

Bryan and I had to go downtown Minneapolis for a meeting tonight at the AT&T Building. I want to work there! It's such a cool modern building inside. I've been fighting off a cold for the past few days, so I thought a nice bright green top would cheer me up a little bit.

Top: Express
Jeans: Express

Jewelry: Express and Maurices
Purse: Vintage (bought somewhere in Iowa)

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Home for Thanksgiving

I am so happy to be back home in Iowa for Thanksgiving! Family is the most important thing to me, and I am so thankful to be spending the entire weekend at my parent's house with my husband, brother, sister-in-law, and parents.  Here are a few pictures from our big family meal today.

Pants: Gap Outlet
White Tee-Shirt: Kohls
Sweater: Nordstrom Rack
Necklace: handmade by myself

The beautiful table!

My husband and I

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Red and White

I took a break from unpacking and went out to run a few errands today. I had to go get my allergy shots, so I tried to go for a comfy look. Simple skinny jeans and one of my favorite scarves. Sorry for the terrible pictures! I don't really have an open space to take pictures in the mess of our apartment! 

Sweater: Express
Jeans: Express
Boots: Charlotte Russe
Scarf: ?
Absolutely love these skinny jeans! 


Monday, November 19, 2012

Moving Day

We are finally moved into our new apartment! It was a long day on Saturday, but we are so excited to be here in the new place. It's the perfect location, beautiful scenery, 1100 sq feet, and only a 10 minute commute to  Bryan's job!

Here are a few pictures I took from Saturday. Sorry no outfits again. I haven't been looking too nice lately while packing and working around the apartment! 

Ok, one outfit picture. I'm wearing my Pink yoga pants, Express tee-shirt, American Eagle headband, and I am unsure of where I bought the jacket. 

Bryan organizing the U-haul
And this is the mess I'm dealing with right now. Have I mentioned how much I hate packing and unpacking?
Officially my favorite thing about our new place.
A guest bathroom where I can hang our new monogrammed towels :)

Friday, November 16, 2012

Friday Update

It has been a crazy week! From running a million errands, packing up our apartment so we can move tomorrow, and interviewing for a volunteering position at St Josephs hospital in St Paul I have had no time to post anything. After taking a whole week off from blogging I thought you all might want to see a few pictures. Sorry no outfits, but I've been living in yoga pants and sweatshirts for the past five days...

In all the craziness I did find a little time to stop at the mall and see all the Christmas decorations in the stores. That's one thing I love about the holidays: all the lights and trees and pretty things :) I'm pretty sure it's against the rules to take pictures in stores (at least that's how it was at Express when I worked there), so I had to be pretty sneaky to get these pictures at Macy's. Here's a little bit of holiday cheer to make you smile today!

Burnsville Center in Burnsville, MN

Today I had to go to the post office to mail our thank you cards from the wedding. While I was driving I saw this really neat building in South St Paul, so I pulled over on the side of the road and took a couple pictures. I was not far enough away to get the entire building, but I think these pictures still show the beautiful architectural details.

Sunday, November 11, 2012


Bryan and I finally decided to try and find a church to attend. I researched online and I found one in Bloomington that sounded promising. This morning we attended Portland Avenue United Methodist Church, and were pleasantly surprised by the welcome we received. It  felt so wonderful walking into a church that had such a warm feeling and such friendly and outgoing people. The sermon was even focused on the importance of attending worship which seemed like a fitting message for the two of us this morning. I think we will definitely be going there again sometime soon!

Dress: Merona
Shoes: Target
Belt: From another dress


Earrings: My Great Grandmother's
Necklace: Gift from my brother during his travels to China

The PORT: A safe harbor along life's journey

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Out and About

After packing and cleaning the apartment all day, Bryan and I headed out to explore Rosedale Center up in Roseville, MN. We had a lot of fun walking around and people watching in the two story mall. I also found a really nice Express store! It was huge, the people were so friendly, and I guess I was spending a little too much time drooling over the clothing because Bryan eventually had to pull me out of there! I really wish I still had my associate discount...


Sweater: Express
Jeans: Express (Extreme Stretch Jean Legging)
Purse: Express
Shoes: JC Penney

Friday, November 9, 2012

Friday Fun

Bryan and I went out to a local sports bar after he got done with work today so I could meet a few of his co-workers. We had a great time and I loved being introduced as his wife! Always a plus when meeting new people :) Afterwards, we decided to use one of our wedding gift cards and go to Cracker Barrel for dinner. We are both so uncomfortably full and can barely move, so instead of packing up and cleaning the apartment tonight (since we're moving next weekend!) we are going to cuddle up on the couch and watch Sleepless in Seattle. What a perfect Friday night.

Top: JC Penney; Jeans: Express; Shoes: JC Penney; Purse: Coach

I wanted this dress so badly to wear with leggings!
 I thought it would be perfect for opening presents on Christmas morning.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Thrifty Thursday

Here is another new favorite thrift store. Arc's Value Village. They have everything you could ever imagine! Men's and women's clothing, shoes, accessories, kitchen items, household, furniture, etc. My personal favorite section of the store: the CHRISTMAS section!!! I went to the Richfield location and it was super clean, very organized, and the workers were so friendly. Here are a few pictures I took while I was there.


I had to keep myself from buying all the Christmas decorations!

(Pictures were taken on my phone so I apologize for the poor quality!)

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Election Day

"The future of this republic is in the hands of the American voter". -Dwight D. Eisenhower 

Top: Express
Leggings: Express
Purse: Coach
Boots: Etienne Aigner
Scarf: ?

"The Constitution is the guide in which I never will abandon".
 -George Washington 

Monday, November 5, 2012

It's Official

It's finally official! After sitting and waiting at the Social Security Card offices in Minneapolis for over an hour my name is officially changed. I am so glad I'm finally done with all of this name changing stuff and I'm truly a Mrs! Here's my look for this momentous occasion.

Here's a look back at us almost three years ago. Can't believe how time flies by so quickly! 

Casual Sunday

Coat: Goodwill
Jeans, Sweater, Tank: Express
Boots: ?
(Have you noticed yet how much I
love Express and that I worked there?)
Jewelry: Maurices
I also love wearing this sweater with a
colored tank underneath!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Inspiration of the Week

Last weekend while out exploring the Twin Cities I came across this statue of Mary Tyler Moore in downtown Minneapolis. I used that as inspiration and come up with this modern day take on her classic style.

Coat: Goodwill
Top: Express
Jeans: Express
Boots: Goodwill

My Granny's' simple pearl earrings finish
 the look off perfectly