Minneapolis Fashion Week

This is Fashion Week here in Minneapolis--it has been a blast attending the shows and events that this city has to offer!

Last night, Atlanta transplant Lindsey Hopkins showed her collection inspired by a vintage photograph she found and created her fabric prints from--fell in love with this pleated fan-shaped dress!

Christopher Straub was clearly a crowd favorite before his collection even went down the runway--high expectations! A blogger with a press pass evidently translates to front row seats, which always feels pretty cool. Especially after you are forced to ride a city bus to the show...

Straub did not disappoint with this dazzling party of a finale gown! Lindsey and I got to chat with him after the show, and the dress took over fifty hours to sew. Each ruffle is a square of fabric that was individually folded and sewn on.

Everyone clearly loved Straub's handbags--they add a great touch of luxe and glam to everyday wear. But my favorite bit of the show was this full-length, python faux-leather dress. I think I remember tapping Lindsey excitedly to make sure she was seeing what I was seeing...

I love having this girl as my date for MSPFW, and I'm so proud of Minneapolis in general for having a great + growing fashion scene. It impresses me more and more each season, on top of being just a big party and a fun time.

Off the Grid

Material Girl top, Levi's jeans, Dolce Vita Jamison ankle boots, Marc Ecko bag, vintage watch + ring, Kate Spade 'Off You Go' bracelet

The day before my birthday, I was able to stop by a local fashion blogger meetup hosted by Megan and Nora. It was a lovely time meeting some stylish Minneapolis girls, and afterwards, Jen and I were able to snap a few outfit photos. I'm so excited to show off this beautiful bracelet Kathleen sent to me for my birthday. Such an inspiring little piece, I smile each time I look down at it!

Fellow Seattleite and my favorite artist of all time, Ian McFeron, is in town this weekend playing a coffee shop in St. Paul--cannot cannot cannot wait to go. Check out my post from the last time I saw him live over a year ago! 

Just Peachy

American Rag sweater, Levi's jeans, Converse sneakers, vintage clutch, H&M necklace

Thank you to everyone who tweeted me, texted me, left me a comment, etc. on my birthday yesterday. It was such a special day, and you guys were a huge part of it. I enjoyed lots of free coffee and delicious food! Can't believe I'm 21 already. 

These classic sneakers were a birthday gift from my parents at the end of August, and I have worn them almost nonstop since. They are the perfect weekend shoe. And the perfect casual Friday shoe. And every other occasion I can think of...