end of july.

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No less than three drinks at brunch is acceptable. Also....I went bronde! I lightened up my hair quite and bit and am loving it. I get asked about this lipstick color quite a bit, it's YSL #23. 

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I finally found a popover dress that works on me! I ordered a two piece set from LuLu's and it was AWFUL - the skirt was huge and the top was tiny! I should always stick to Nordstrom, lesson learned. This dress has a tiny bit of skin showing in back and is a bit shorter on me! Adam loved it and I was honestly surprised how flattering it was! I'll share some snaps from this weekend when I wear it!  

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We had a great night out with friends last night. I had dinner with my best friend and she gave me the prettiest Kate Spade earrings! Adam and I said goodbye to a great friend who we will definitely miss. 

 

Life is keeping us busy in the best ways possible. I'm so excited to celebrate to beautiful people getting married this weekend and to spend it in gorgeous Brainerd, MN with my whole family!!!! 

 

xx

 

MDG

friends.

"There are some people in life that make you laugh a little louder, smile a little bigger, and just live a little bit better." 

I have been gone with friends the last few weekends and that quote could not be more true.  This weekend we celebrated one of my best friend's Claire and her soon to be bride status! Guys.....my dress is amazing! I can not wait! 

 

 

They rolled out the red carpet for our ride up to th cities. Bubbles were consumed, cheese was eaten and music was....the best. 

They rolled out the red carpet for our ride up to th cities. Bubbles were consumed, cheese was eaten and music was....the best. 

Endless mimosas. Yes. Always yes.  

Endless mimosas. Yes. Always yes.  

This was our "chill" night celebrating the bride. We ordered pizza and drank wine....then accidentally went out.     I adore Claire and getting to spend the weekend with these beautiful souls was such a great time. I did learn a huge lesson though:   Always wear sleeves when curling your hair. Three burns. Three.   

This was our "chill" night celebrating the bride. We ordered pizza and drank wine....then accidentally went out.  

 

I adore Claire and getting to spend the weekend with these beautiful souls was such a great time. I did learn a huge lesson though:  

Always wear sleeves when curling your hair. Three burns. Three. 

 

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Updates.

It's been several months since I've given you an update on life! I've been insane at work and the last thing I want to do is sit behind my computer when I get home. I also have been traveling every weekend! In the past few months there have been many ups and many downs. Friends got engaged, people we loved passed away and two of my best friends are getting married - so soon! The hubs and I also celebrated our one year anniversary! 

 

#KaleinVail celebrating my lifelong best friend becoming a bride. One of the most memorable weekends of my life!          

#KaleinVail celebrating my lifelong best friend becoming a bride. One of the most memorable weekends of my life!  

 

 

 

 

Ed Sheeran at Summerfest back in Milwaukee with Kaela and her fiancée David. It was a pleasant surprise and an amazing night!      

Ed Sheeran at Summerfest back in Milwaukee with Kaela and her fiancée David. It was a pleasant surprise and an amazing night!  

 

 

With my beautiful sisters on the 4th. It's a HUGE deal in Whitefish Bay and we headed over to my Aunt and Uncle's in shorewood to catch up with our incredible family, celebrate my mom's 60th and play with their new puppy Lou!     

With my beautiful sisters on the 4th. It's a HUGE deal in Whitefish Bay and we headed over to my Aunt and Uncle's in shorewood to catch up with our incredible family, celebrate my mom's 60th and play with their new puppy Lou! 

 

 

Like I said. The 4th is a big deal.   

Like I said. The 4th is a big deal. 

 

favorite finds.

I've been doing some shopping lately to update my closet on some essentials that are much needed. While I've sang my blessings of the Old Navy Rockstar jeans for years, at 28, I felt my closet needed some more mature pieces (aka ones that cost a lot more and would withstand the test of time).

These Frame jeans from Nordstrom are the casual Saturday jean equivalent to the perfect black pants. I might add that they look way better in person than per this photograph. At 5'9" they hit me perfectly below my ankle. Let's also note the 40% OFF price tag down from $239 to $143 - score! 

 

blanket. scarf.

I live in this blanket scarf. It's $30 and goes with literally everything in my closet. It also provides a shield from the bone chilling winter in Minnesota. A few weeks ago the temperature, not the windchill, was -15! My down jacket has a huge fur collar which helps, but I definitely pull out the babushka card and wrap myself like a little Russian doll.  Side note: You have totally seen this scarf on every Tom, Dick and Harry. That doesn't mean you can't love it and make it uniquely your own! 

I live in this blanket scarf. It's $30 and goes with literally everything in my closet. It also provides a shield from the bone chilling winter in Minnesota. A few weeks ago the temperature, not the windchill, was -15! My down jacket has a huge fur collar which helps, but I definitely pull out the babushka card and wrap myself like a little Russian doll. 

Side note: You have totally seen this scarf on every Tom, Dick and Harry. That doesn't mean you can't love it and make it uniquely your own!