ms. holmes

Spotted: The lovely Katie Holmes wearing & perfecting autumn's style staples: the midi skirt, suede neutral ankle booties, & the never-failing white blouse. 

My version:

Fall Inspiration

Topshop White Long Sleeve Shirt, $50
ASOS Bracelet, $15
Topshop Circle Skirt, $76
Topshop Suede Boots, $124
Mulberry Black Leather Satchel, $1,200
Target Hoop Earrings, $17


dog days of summer

As summer is drawing to a close, I am attempting to savor it as much as humanly possible -- spent the morning at our local farmer's market, and finally made it to Market Day.  After finding some treasures and stuffing myself with a breakfast bowl, my boyfriend & I wandered over to an outdoor patio to enjoy some great music and bloody mary's. A perfect, relaxing Saturday after returning last Sunday from a whirlwind work trip that started off in Copenhagen, Denmark.  From Denmark, I left on a cruise which took me to Helsinki, Finland; St. Petersburg, Russia; Tallinn, Finland; and last but not least, Stockholm, Sweden. It's amazing to see all the different cultures and fashions, but there's nothing like waking up in your own bed, in your own house :)

vintage arm candy,a one-of-a-kind handmade ring made from a vintage spoon,
 & a "i left my heart in iowa" tray 
finds from Market Day

gorgeous view of downtown des moines

breathtaking flowers

not a trip to the farmer's market without a breakfast bowl

blue moon with a hint of orange scented soap?! you bet i bought some.


How will you spend the last days of summer?


An Affair to Remember

A girl and her bike.

My love affair begins here.

kate spade for adeline adeline
new york abici bicycle


i carry your heart

My grandmother was a bit of a collector, a hoarder perhaps you could call her (she’d just shake her finger at me for saying that). She’d be the first to remind me that she grew up in a time of the Great Depression, where everyone made the most of what they had and made it last until the last drop was gone.  Although we may have given her a hard time about collecting cool whip containers, I can't help but be facintated about the number of pretty things she stowed away in the nooks of her house.

We found a great collection of hats and fascinators.

A clip-on earring collection straight out of Anthropologie.

Vintage Vogue Pattern - will frame this above the vintage Singer sewing machine (didn't have time to photograph)

Colorful vases that I can’t wait to find a spot for in my humble abode.

Every girl needs her grandmother’s fur stole and long leather gloves.

My great-grandparent's vintage luggage pieces. 

My favorite find of the weekend.  Two boxes of love letters from the Summer of 1947 <3
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