NorthernGRADE 2012

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NorthernGRADE 2012

I absolutely adore the NorthernGRADE Menswear Market, which has now become an annual event here in the great city of Minneapolis. It features all handcrafted, made in America goods. It is always full of smiling, beaming faces, proud to be a part of such a great event and this year was probably the best yet (fine, I say that every year). 

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Ready for Fall: Scarves

It's been a hot summer. A really hot summer. Here in Minnesota the aforementioned hot summer followed a shockingly mild winter, which I would never complain about. That being said, I am kind of excited for things to cool off a bit. Reason number one? I miss wearing my scarves!

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LOUD / LOUD: Girls Got Rhythm Fest Edition

This weekend is the first ever, two-day Girls Got Rhythm Fest organized by Dana Raidt and Travis Ramin. It will feature women-led bands and world known lady musicians. It's very possible that you will see me there, screaming and jumping a-la American Bandstand when Ronnie Spector takes the stage. RONNIE SPECTOR. AH! So in honor of this incredibly exciting event, this week's LOUD /LOUD will feature artists from the big event--these ladies all rock so hard there is no quiet to be found! Check out the full lineup and get your tickets today. Hope to see you there!

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quiet/LOUD : 4/30/12

I absolutely cannot believe its almost May.

quiet // M83 - Raconte-Moi Une Histoire

Yes this song is about a hallucinogenic frog. But its just so darn cute and pleasant.

LOUD // J.D. McPherson - North Side Gal

Now this is how you do Rockabilly. LOVE.

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Style Me: Tumbleweeds Sunglasses

I jumped on the blogger train and ordered up some sunnies from Tumbleweeds. I.Love.Them. Is it weird that my favorite part is that they smell like wood? Actually, that's not my favorite part. My favorite part is the customer service that came with my purchase.

First things first- When I jumped onto their Etsy page I didn't see the heart shaped style I was looking for- I emailed them and they had them posted within an hour! They shipped way faster than I expected and when I  devastatingly broke them a mere 2 days into having them they shipped a replacement pair that day. Can you believe that? They kept in tight contact and checked multiple times to make sure everything was squared away. Super sweet folks, without a doubt, and a quality product no less!

Oh, and they donate $1 for every order to the Save the Manatee Club, Florida- what's not to love about that?!

I purchased the Lolita patchwork pair and I get compliments on them literally every time I wear them. If these don't strike your fancy, head over to their shop and check out a bajillion other awesome options!

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Beauty: One Love Organics

I have very sensitive skin. Very. To the point where I just stopped washing my face at night because no matter what I used, I would wake up with a very irritated looking face. Last week, for no particular reason, I decided I had had enough. I sent out a tweet to my lovely friend Meghan of High Plains Thrifter and Elizabeth Dehn of Beauty Bets for suggestions. Elizabeth responded with lightning speed and suggested One Love Organics and Arcona LA. I decided to start with One Love Organics travel pack as a sampler. I can't remember the last time I was more pleased with a purchase. First of all, their customer service is stellar. They sent my order less than 24 hours after I placed it and sent me receipts and tracking numbers- my favorite.The best part- the products work great- my skin looks and feels rejuvenated and smooth- I was instantly thrilled! No redness, bumps are subsiding and I even feel glowy. Oh, and it all smells really good. This stuff is pricey so if you don't have endless disposable income, do what I did and try the Essentials To Go for $48- I promise you won't regret it! The application of the products is a little nontraditional, but don't fear, they have tutorials too.

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