Wednesday, October 22, 2014

primrose park | mama style


Got the chance to pop in to a new Minneapolis boutique, Primrose Park. It is a gorgeous (and feminine) little place filled with great pieces that can transition from day-to-night looks without even blinking. I tried on a lot of girly little numbers that I loved, as well as, some fun edgier pieces that could easily translate in the workplace! The realist in me decided this go-to bag was something I would maximize the use of!

They are having a fun little Grand Opening weekend here in Minneapolis on Oct 24th-26th with giveaways and little treats, you should definitely get some friends together and check it out! If you're not local you can find it on Instagram here and she takes email orders! There is a little something for everyone!

ps someone remind me to invest in loads of lipstick this fall. I desperately need something to make my face pop. Anyone have lip colors they love??


bag c/o primrose park | shoes sam edelman (older) this style here | pants helmut lang here | worn out button up from here | cardigan free people here | necklace forever21 similar here

Monday, October 20, 2014

shedding layers to endure the next season | 10.21.14


You are not wilting.
You may be loosing leaves, but you are not wilting.
You are standing tall. You will bloom again.

I love that trees bloom when they have leaves surrounding them, they are alive and breathe and sway in the breeze. But the most colorful time in their season is often the shortest, then they let go. It doesn't mean they are wilting, it means they are preparing to stand strong and endure the hardest times ahead.

We lose. Some times we lose a lot at once. Some times it is here and there. Just because something falls away from you, doesn't mean that you are weak.

We go through phases in life where we need things, need people, they are there for a time and then they fall away.

It doesn't mean that you are missing something, it doesn't mean that you are lacking, it means you are preparing for the next season. We are trained to think that just because something leaves us that we should feel the pain of its absence. That we should be sad that we are standing alone. I have never understood this concept. We need to shed things from our lives, and yes you may notice that it is gone, but it doesn't mean you can't stand strong without it. We don't always have to know the whys. We just have to trust that there is a purpose for things to come. I have rarely mourned over a lost friendship or someone fading away from me. It just means that the season in my life has passed. I am standing just as tall as I was. I am preparing for the next season.

We are like trees, we are deeply rooted in our surroundings but when we go through change we let things go. We let things fall away so that we can preserve ourselves in times only to bloom again in another season.

There is a time to let things go. Don't be scared. It doesn't mean you are wilting. You are standing just as tall, and just as strong. You are preparing for a new season that brings growth. Let go. It is time. Let the winds carry it away from you. You are standing strong. You will endure. You will bloom again. Let go of the things you don't need in this season.


brand love | ooh-noo


I recently discovered this beautiful new bedding line Ooh-Noo, and I knew I had to share their beautiful and whimsical designs. Every piece is designed by hand and carefully crafted. This new line is the definition of small business where everything is done with thought built within a small community with design at the forefront of their process. I love that they use fabrics that will age beautifully so that there is always that well-loved charm about it.

Since the moment we moved into our new home Wrennyn has been obsessed with squirrels and when I saw this Nutty Squirrel duvet cover I knew it would be the perfect addition to his new room. I love that the entire Ooh-Noo collection can be mixed and match together for the purest comfort for your little one! It gets very cold where we live and layers of blankets and the coziest settings are required for a good nights sleep. It has been a long time since I have seen beautiful bedding that I love, and I hope you all fall in love with Ooh-Noo the way I have! So head over to their site and check them out and help spread the word about this gorgeous new line!


this post was done in partnership with ooh-noo. all thoughts and opinions are my own