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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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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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Freaking out over: Mad Men for Estée Lauder

Shake. Stir. Seduce. The Mad Men Collection for Estée Lauder. YES, PLEASE. I was a little disappointed when the Mad Men for Banana Republic collection came out last year- it just wasn't the retro glory I was hoping for, but my hope is again restored with this new Mad Men collab. The only have two offerings, but they are pretty exciting ones! One Lipstick ($25) in Cherry and a Creme Rouge ($40-that's blush, ya'll) in Evening Rose. I might have to buy them both for their pretty packaging alone! Get yours in time for the Mad Men season premiere this Sunday 9/8c on AMC. (BTW- if you have cable, and want to have me over to watch it I would gladly accept the invite).

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Style Me: DIY Braided Bracelet

My good friend Meghan invited me over for some {incredibly delish} orange tempeh and a little craft time-something we always have fun doing together. We took a crack at the Honestly...WTF DIY Braided Bead Bracelets and I have to say I am pretty pleased with the way it turned out! It was tricky to keep the braids as tight as they are in the tutorial but I actually don't mind the looser look. I am thinking of using thicker string and brighter beads in round two for a bolder statement. Have you attempted any fun DIYs lately?

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Freaking out over: The Belle and the Beau Ties & Shoe Clips

I was stumbling around Pinterest when I found something that might actually make my man and I even cuter than we already are (modest, I know).

The Belle and the Beau

makes INCREDIBLE bowties and ties--  nothing new, I know, but guess what else? Shoe clips (or "shoe pretties" as they call them) for the girls. Ties run about $24-$36 and shoe clips about $20-$32. HOLY SMOKES. Tim Gunn would call it "too matchy-matchy" but I don't even care, it's too fantastic...I apologize if by the time you get to this site everything is sold out...because we bought it all.

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Freaking Out Over: Aqua Spring 2012

I stopped by one of my favorite outlets, Optiz, on the way to Trader Joe's yesterday and picked up a pretty fantastic gray dress with a super cute triangle pattern made by Aqua.  I hopped on the interwebs to try to find a nice photo of it for you all when I stumbled across their Spring Look Book. I have been having a hard time getting into colorblocking- not that I don't love it, it just doesn't really fit into my personal aesthetic easily --until now! I just love all of this-its bright, simple but stands out, and best of all- totally wearable. Check out the entire collection at Bloomingdale's.

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