July 30, 2013

Pink Ruffles

{2 B Rych dress (via Loehmann's), Zara heels, Charles David clutch}

July 25, 2013

Cobalt Blue

{Madewell top, J.Crew skirt and necklace, Zara heels, Charles David clutch}

July 23, 2013

Fit & Flare

{Anthropologie dress, Franco Sarto heels, J.Crew belt and bracelet}

I may have multiple style personalities varying from classic to rocker chic, but I always feel most like myself in fit and flare dresses. I can't think of another piece of clothing that's more universality flattering and feminine. Whenever I wear dresses in this timeless silhouette, I can barely contain myself from leaping, skipping, or doing an occasional twirl while in public. This Anthro number makes it particularly hard to resist acting like a wannabe ballerina. It has an extensive amount of fabric on it's bottom portion that flows artfully with every movement. It makes me feel like a feather floating in the air (even if I don't look like one). Do you own any clothing that cheers you up the moment you put it on?

July 19, 2013

Letting Loose

{Theory dress, Via Spiga wedges, Anthropologie clutch, jewelry handmade by my mom}

July 17, 2013

Summer Rose

{Anthropologie shirt and skirt, Dolce Vita wedges, Banana Republic handbag, JewelMint earrings}

July 15, 2013

July 4th Part 4: The Last Place on Earth, The Way Home

Here are some pics from our last day in the U.P., and a few from our drive back home. We chose a different route for the way back, and what a great decision it was. The drive through the central part of Wisconsin was much more scenic than the ride on highway 141. It probably also helped that we stayed off busy expressways and followed small country highways instead. This part of Wisconsin reminds of the countryside in Lithuania. The whole time I felt as though I was driving to visit my grandparent's farm. The blooming meadows kept reminding me of those days when my cousins and I would challenge ourselves to find as many different flowers as possible and then make flower crowns out of them, or better yet dry them between the pages of old text books.

{Downtown Houghton, MI}


{Waiting for the sun to set on Lake Superior.}

{His and Hers}

{Get your fresh fish on one side of the road, visit the Quincy Mine and museum on the other.}

{The Library - our choice for dining out in Houghton, MI}

{They're watching...}

{The ride back home}

{So long Wisconsin!}

And that's a wrap. I hope you enjoyed our pics. 


July 13, 2013

July 4th Part 3: Calumet, Brockway Mountain and Jam Pot

After celebrating the 4th with the family, we decided to explore Keweenaw Peninsula. First stop was the lovely little village of Calumet. Their main street was lined with fun shops, cafes, and an old fashioned candy store. I squealed with joy when I entered this wonderland of confections. While Mr. C and his family were looking at the gift section, I was filling my bucket with salt water taffy. 

And then of course I ate it all in one day.

Later on, we ventured to my favorite spot of the entire trip - Brockway Mountain. It's not really a mountain, but it sure feels like one. The views from the top were breathtaking, the kind that you expect to see on postcards and in the pages of National Geographic. 

{Mr. C looking so small against the vastness of nature.}

 {My sister in-law Karyn and I can't hide our excitement.}

Our next stop was a real gem hiding just around this corner - a little bakery called Jam Pot. It's run by monks, and offers not only baked goods but a wide variety of preserves. The place is so popular that even at closing time there were still people pulling up to the store.

They even had wild strawberry preserves, which I regret not buying.

I chose soft caramel and a raspberry peanut butter brownie instead. They were delish.

{A sign next to the shop that cracked me up and the home of these magical, holy bakers.}

To be continued...