summer second

Top c/o Lou & Grey  |  One Teaspoon shorts  |  Castaner sandals c/o Pumpz  |  Kate Spade bag

Summer is the hardest season for me to dress for. I love being cozy and warm, so piling on autumn layers is no problem. But when it's ninety degrees and sticky out, I just want as little as possible touching my skin, so this top fit the bill. Perfectly breezy and just sheer enough, I paired it with my favorite distressed denim and nude accessories for a patio happy hour and comedy show with some of my favorite Minneapolis ladies. As much as I'll miss the freedom that summer weather provides, I can't wait to hole up this winter with a stack of books and nine thousand cups of coffee a day.

gone gala-ing

Dress and bag c/o Coach, boots c/o Aldo, jacket c/o KUT

Being from Seattle, I will always be a Nordstrom girl. Besides being the best department store in all the land, they also know how to throw a party. Their second location in Minnesota opened up this week, and I was graciously invited to celebrate at their grand opening gala at Ridgedale Mall in the western suburbs of Minneapolis. I was glad to have somewhere to take this stellar Coach piece out for a spin! I've decided that actually dressing up for the occasional event here and there has made my life slightly more interesting, so I went all out. My sister and I had a great time exploring and eating our way through the beautiful store. Loved the live music by Sean Jones and delicious hors d'oeuvres by D'Amicos! Congratulations to Nordstrom on the opening!

little italy

Top c/o Vans  |  Abercrombie jacket  |  Levi's denim  |  Handbag c/o Coach  |  Sam Edelman boots

One of my favorite parts about traveling is rolling with the punches. Tamara, Kelsey, and Lyss and I arrived in New York for fashion week only to be greeted by the San Gennaro festival in Little Italy, the street of our hotel completely blocked off. We ended up walking a few extra blocks every day depending on where the taxi dropped us off, but we heard a lot of festive music and smelled amazing food every night which made it all worth it. I wore this look to my birthday dinner at The Wayfarer uptown. Between the free sushi and New York cheesecake, it was one of the best nights of our trip.