At Mall of America we take Black Friday seriously. We have sales, we have boy bands, we have a Santa set that rivals no other and we have a staff that volunteers every Thanksgiving night to help with the lines, the crowds and general Mall questions. For the fourth year, I’ll be one of those volunteers and I’m actually pretty pumped about it. I’m also pumped that I might be able to check a need of my shopping list at a bargain price: a new purse for winter. Time to start scouting all the deals!
Source :: Makenna Alysa
We’ve reached that magical time of year when the sun beams into your eyes on the way to and from work, when you need the heat in the morning and air conditioner in the afternoon, when layers are your new best friend… you know the drill. As the days of bare legs are winding down I was inspired by these two monochromatic looks. Chunky knits and classic knits are definitely things I’m into. Bring on the unpredictable Midwest temps, I’ll be ready!
Source :: SF Girl By Bay and Lauren Conrad
At a photo shoot this fall I decided I needed a cape. The Tracy Reese number that triggered this idea was out of my price range, but I’m still on the hunt for a reasonably-priced and chic number to add to my closet. The four above styles and patterns caught my eye in a recent search. Send any good finds my way and have a great weekend!
Source :: 1 :: 2 :: 3 :: 4
A bit of color inspiration for your day. Keeping it simple. And autumnal, of course.
Source :: just you wait (car :: sweater)
We’ve hit the tipping point up here in Minnesota and I’m officially cold. So cold that I slept on the floor next to the fireplace last night. This is making me nervous for the 7 months of winter that are yet to even rear their head. If the Farmer’s Almanac is accurate, I’m hearing that it’s going to be a snowy one. Thankfully, I have a stash of cold day go-to’s below that have been keeping me company these last few days and will serve me well for the Minnesota winter to come.
1 :: Lamborghini Mercy Sweatshirt
The birthday gift that I can always find an excuse to wear.
2 :: ‘Melissa’ Leather Boots
They go perfect with my sweatshirt, what can I say? Ha!
3 :: Gone Girl
After all the hype last week, I still haven’t had a chance to crack this one open just yet!
4 :: Voluspa Maison Blanc Candle
Perfect scent for a puppy-dominated home.
5 :: Cally Minnetonka Moccasin Slippers
For early morning dog walks and cookie baking on the cold kitchen tile.
Source :: elissa_erickson
A dash of magenta, a punch of drama and a whole lots of inspiration.
Source :: Patterson Maker and the HUNTED INTERIOR
Remember when I wrote this cryptic post and Instagram-ed from odd places for a few days? Well, the fruit of those mysterious musings is live! And beautiful! And makes me want to bear hug the people I work with! And overuse exclamation points! Check it out here!
Source :: Mall of America
Whoa, A$AP Rocky. Didn’t see this look coming. Nice work, Vogue.
Source :: let’s build a frenzy
A few snaps from today’s adventures. It was a good one, friends. Full details coming soon.
Source :: elissa_erickson
Five picks for your Friday and hopefully the start to a fantastic weekend! I’ve got concert plans tonight, but other than that I am basking in two days of catching up around here. I think that will do my brain some good. See you Sunday for the wrap up!
Shirt :: Shoes :: Dress (it’s sold out, darn it!) :: Envelope :: Ring