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My Minnetonka // One Style, Two Ways

You know the feeling you get when you wake up one morning and the air just feels different?  It’s as if everything turns inside out and upside down.
The warm weathered mornings are gone, and the crisp & cool ones have replaced them.

I think the reason I love those kinds of morning so much? Is because when I walk outside, I take a deeper breath.  A chill, straight to my bones. It reminds me I’m alive.
I love that about the changing of seasons. Fall, especially.
Fall ushers in cool nights, sweaters, warm wintery drinks and campfires.
My wardrobe changes with the leaves.

A few weeks ago, I was asked by Minnetonka to partner with a blogger I admire. Abby Tohline from Her & Everything instantly came to mind.  We have been following one another for about a year now and she is such an inspiration. Her Instagram photos just speak to me.
So, of course, I knew instantly I wanted to work with her.
Minnetonka is hosting a campaign where you, me and every other fan, express our individuality in the way we wear our Minnetonka moccasins, wedges, boots, booties (heck, even slippers!). So be sure to show us how you wear them, and tag #MyMinnetonka for a chance to win $250! Go check out their blog for more information!
Abby and I chose one shoe, and styled it two different ways.
Easy.
With her gorgeous light hair and my dark hair, it already made this task a piece of cake.

Go check out the Minnetonka blog for more images and also to see how other wonderful bloggers shared their “My Minnetonka // One Style, Two Ways” inspiration!

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Wedges: c/o Minnetonka
Hat: c/o Riffraff
Dress: H&M
Scarf: Anthropologie

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Also, I have to tell you how excited I am to have found such a wonderful group of friends here in our little town. Somehow, some way, they are all just as creatively inspired as Chad and I. My dear friend and kindred spirit, Cassie, is not only an incredible woman, but also an incredible photographer. She has been so gracious to take some of my blog photos, and I couldn’t be more thankful. Her eye for detail and her genuine natural talent is just incredible.
You must go check out her work here!
I’m excited to say that more of her amazingness will be on the blog in the near future!

xoxo

Life Lately

I know I’ve been a little absent from my blog lately!

In the past few months, my full time job became a little more hectic and a lot more stressful. However, I’m working on a few things, and planning on blogging full time in the near future.
In fact, I’m pretty excited about several things that are coming together. Stay tuned!

But for right now (and for the next few weeks), my posts will be very few and far between!
So, for those of you who don’t follow me on Instagram, i thought i’d write a “life lately” post via my steady flow of Instagram pictures.

We have been slowly and steadily working on finishing up our home. And by finishing? I mean that I am aware we will never be “finished”. But I do feel as though things are finally all in place.  In fact, I love it around here right now. I just want to stay inside all day and enjoy it!

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Comforter: Target photo 1

Pillows: Ikea
Shelf: West Elm

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Canister Set: Target

photo 3 copy 2 Mirror: Ikea
Lamp: Ikea

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Stoneware Vase: Target
Lamp: Bushwick Hardware

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Polka Dot Vase: Target
Peacock Chair: Thrifted
Throw: Target

We have also been soaking up the last few days of summer weather here in Texas. Which, ironically, seems to be following us deep into Fall. I can’t tell you how upset that makes me. I can, however, be happy that we still get to take Penny on long, barefoot walks to the park every day after work. I can’t really complain about that.

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She also enjoys the comforts of home. And claiming chairs as her own.

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We have been decorating for Fall and enjoying lazy nights at home, watching our favorite Fall TV shows while yummy smelling candles burn.

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This candle smells SO incredible. All of the scents are just wonderful, but this one smells just like a Christmas tree! Check them all out on Sydney Hale Co.

And, of course, I have been on a baking spree.
I love when the chilly nights blow in. It makes me want to wake up early and bake pumpkin flavored things. My go-to’s have been cinnamon rolls and pumpkin bread.
I can’t stop. I won’t stop. I will, however, increase my running routine to offset said delicious baked treats. That’s fair, no?

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(I will have to post a recipe for these delicious gems, soon. PUMPKIN cinnamon rolls!)

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Oh, and that’s my handsome husband. Just because he’s cute.

Pants: Target
Shoes: Target
Shirt: Gap
Jacket: Banana Republic

Fall Florals

When we woke up yesterday morning to a crisp (yes, chilly) morning?
I had Chad crawl up into the attic and retrieve my “fall shoes” box.
It’s always fun to open up those boxes, because you forget all the little treasures you own!  You also forget how MANY you own.  I already have a giveaway pile going.
Regardless, I love Fall shoes. Fall sweaters. Everything about Fall.

When it starts out chilly in the morning and warms up during the day, I find it’s best to wear booties and bare legs. That’s what I’ll be doing (i’m sure) for the next few weeks.
No complaints here. I love this look!
This is a favorite Fall dress of mine. The texture is so nice, and I love the colors!
Now, this is obviously not a “work” dress, as it’s a little short.
I already have fun plans for layering with it this winter!

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Dress: Impressions Boutique
Booties: Steve Madden
Bag: c/o Lulu*s

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I can’t believe Fall is already here.
And by here, I mean that it’s here for right now. Tomorrow it will probably be 90 degrees.
Because that’s a Texas Fall for ya.

Regardless, I’m loving this weather.
I’m loving this season of life!
So many fun changes, so many new friends, so many things going on!
I can hardly keep up.

This truly is a favorite season of mine. I love getting dressed in the morning with just a few layers, and not being freezing cold all day long. The beginning of Fall truly has the most perfect temperatures. We’ve moved our lunches to the front porch and are enjoying long evening walks around the neighborhood. I’ll be sad when it gets too cold to do so, but I must admit, the thought of sweaters and cozy nights in makes me smile.

 

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Dress: H&M (similar)
Booties: c/o Savoir-Faire
Vest: c/o Savoir-Faire
Necklace: c/o Riffraff
Bag: c/o Lulu*s (similar)

 

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