| Five to Try // Gingham |

| Five to Try // Gingham |

Gingham. Gingham. Gingham.

You guys, it is absolutely everywhere (in stores and in my closet haha). You may have noticed yourself that this picnic-inspired print is popping up in all different colors, shapes, and sizes. I have personally been on my own gingham kick lately. While I was searching for something to wear the other day, I noticed that I now own a piece in almost every single color. I just need something in green and in purple and I will have officially completed the gingham rainbow! Not only does this fun print SCREAM summer, but it has been transformed in to pieces that could be incorporated in to anyone’s wardrobe. Go ahead and continue to read below to see some of my top picks in this pattern right now!

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| 26 (and a half) |

Does anyone else out there celebrate their half birthday? Because I do!

Today is officially my half birthday and I am now 26 (and a half) years old. I know it sounds crazy, but I have always wanted a summer birthday. I have had this wish ever since I was a kid for many reasons. The first reason was the fact that in the summer there were always a bunch of fun birthday party ideas – like going to the waterpark, riding on rollercoaster rides, or even having a camp fire. When your birthday is during the cold winter months in Minnesota, it usually involves no one being able to make it to your party because the roads are covered in ice. And if anyone were able to make it, you were forced to stay inside so your faces wouldn’t freeze off. The second reason is the December birthday curse. For all of the December babies out there, you know EXACTLY what I’m talking about! If your birthday happens to fall anywhere around Christmas time, you may or may not have experienced this said curse. It’s when either your birthday gift and Christmas gift are somehow combined in to being just one gift OR you want to celebrate and nobody is available because it is around the Holidays and everyone has prior commitments. I mean, it isn’t ALWAYS that way, but trust me, it definitely happens. That kind of curse is something a summer birthday will never have to experience.

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| Nature Walk |

Spring has officially arrived in the city and I couldn’t be happier – even if that means having 5 million rainy days in a row. I feel like I may never truly be able to pick my favorite season amongst the rest, but there is something really special about the arrival of Spring. It is so fascinating to see how everything that was once dead seems to come back to life over night. One day I am looking outside my window and staring at sad, naked trees and the next morning, little green buds are blooming on each and every branch. Spring is a time of new beginnings and a time to remind us that we can have a fresh start and will continue to grow – no matter what the circumstances.

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| #TeamIndigo |

Indigo

| Photo via the Anthropologie Blog |

Hello, lovelies! I’m back, and this time I am talking all about the hottest new trend this spring – dressing head to toe in monochromatic colors! Two of the biggest color pallets heading up this trend are white and indigo. The question is, what team are you on?

A few weeks ago the Anthropologie Blog did a post on how to style both of these monochromatic pallets. With this trend becoming such a hot commodity in the fashion world, it seems like there is no shortage of all the different styles of denim, chambray, and white garments that can be mixed and matched together. I personally am a fan of both teams, but I lean more towards #TeamIndigo. Why, you may ask? Because the white team doesn’t necessarily agree with me. I don’t know if it’s because of how clumsy I am or the fact that I’m extremely unlucky, but whenever I wear white I never seem to fail to ruin whatever it is I am wearing. When I choose to rock an all white outfit I find myself constantly stressing over whether or not I sat on some chocolate or slurped my spaghetti noodles up too aggressively. I really wish I could do it, but sometimes it just seems impossible for me. I am still embracing you #TeamWhite, but for now #TeamIndigo and I have something pretty special going on :)

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