Current Obsession: Stripes

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If you check out my closet, among a heaping pile of t-shirts, neutrals, and a collection of tennies, you’ll find a variety of striped clothing items. Pants, tops, tees - you name it. Though I love stripes year-round, this old classic has a fun and playful vibe that’s perfect for summer style. Throw on a striped tee and jean shorts for a casual summer look, or add a fun flare to your office wear or night-out look. Scroll to see some of my favorite striped pieces.

Now that you’ve seen the full roundup, see a few of these pieces styled below.

Linen Pants

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High-Rise, Wide Leg Pants

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Linen Blazer

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Summer Dresses Under $50

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I think it’s finally safe to say - summer is here! With the season of patio happy hours and lake days upon us, it’s time to stash the winter wear and break out the summer staples. Having a variety of dresses for any and every occasion makes getting ready in the summer a breeze - just throw on a dress, simple jewelry, and a fun bag and you’re good to go. What am I loving for dresses this season? Patterns, belted waist ties, denim, and t-shirt dresses (no surprise here!). I’ve rounded up a bunch of dresses for everything from work to a night out - all under $50. Scroll to see my curated list of faves.

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Last Minute Mother's Day Gift Ideas

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A couple of weeks ago, I went to a pop up shop called The Collective, featuring local businesses and artists hosted by LAB MPLS. Some I knew of prior to attending, but I couldn’t believe how many amazing Minneapolis businesses and locally-made products were packed into the space. The event had everything from candles to jewelry to prints - you name it. Not only did I leave the event crazy-inspired and excited to support small businesses, but also with tons of future gift ideas.

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, I thought I’d pull together a few of my favorite gift ideas from local Minneapolis businesses (some featured at The Collective) for all of my fellow last minute shoppers. Read on for gift ideas for your mom, grandma, aunt, friend, or any other lovely lady in your life.

Pink Linen Designs

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How CUTE are these wooden signs from Pink Linen Designs?! I just love how simple yet so fun and unique each one is. Kait describes her pieces as something that can “fit into pretty much any style of home, area in your home or other space” - which is what I love so much about them too.

Thumbs Cookies

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Locally made in Minneapolis, these cute, mini Thumbs Cookies come in a variety of flavors and packages (with both gluten free and vegan available). Both the Assorted Cookies Gift Box and the To-Go Gift Trio are perfect tasty little gifts.

Wit & Delight Shop

Last spring, local blog and brand, Wit & Delight, launched a product line of prints, stationary, and gifts. You’ll love the soft colors, simplicity, and fun lettering. Available on Shop Wit & Delight and at Anthropologie.


Koonyai Studio

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Simple, dainty, and modern, Koonyai Studio jewelry is the perfect addition to any outfit. All jewelry pieces are handmade from concrete and hypoallergenic metals.

Spring Jackets You Need

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Lately, I’ve been super into throwing a jacket over a plain t-shirt with a fun or basic pant for a cute and easy work outfit. I like to keep my workwear professional during the spring and summer, but there’s nothing more uncomfortable than overheating at the office. To keep cool and comfortable, a lightweight fabric is key. I also love a bright color, texture, or print to mix it up (my current obsession is pin stripes). Though I love a good steal, I think splurging on a couple of timeless, versatile jackets that can be worn at the office or repurposed for a casual look is totally worth it. Scroll to see this spring’s jacket lineup.

Red Tweed Jacket

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Linen Boyfriend Blazer

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Cropped Moto Jacket

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Knit Moto Jacket

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Open Striped Cardigan

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Happy [almost] Spring!