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Early August Events 8/3 + 8/4 with Bella Patina, Target, and The Kindred Shops

It's shaping up to be a busy weekend but I'm so excited to share the fun with you all -
be sure to read on for all the deets you need!

Oh, and make sure you're following me over on Instagram. That's where all the action will be!

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August 3rd: First Fridays with Bella Patina
August 4th (am): Wild Fable try-on sesh at KC Speedway Target
August 4th (pm): Emily Bordner pop-up at The Kindred Shops from 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Nordstrom's 2018 Anniversary Sale!

A huge sale and new trends? That's my kind of Thursday! It's the first day of Nordstrom's Anniversary sale and I've rounded up some of my favorite finds!

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale doesn't go public until next week but for cardholders the fun starts today! Read on for details on this year's trends and to see some of my other fave finds from the sale.

Modern Neutrals
"New-season minimalism goes soft and sophisticated in dreamy pastels. Keep the details delicate, the shape drapey and the color palette cool."

Retro Remix
"A new wave of vintage vibes has arrived. Make way for a modern mashup of tailored plaid, playful crochet, and bold vintage blooms."

Urban Pioneer
"Wild West hits the city in streamlined rodeo references. Chic country details like canteen bags, luxe bolos and crisp white cowgirl boots complete the look."

First Friday Weekend with Lou & Renae + Special Discount

Brace yourself  - I'm about to add yet another event to your fun-things-to-do-this-weekend list!
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It's First Fridays, Kansas City's monthly arts + antiques celebration! I've been a First Fridays lover since we moved to KC and regularly spending the evenings strolling the Crossroads galleries and the days antique hunting in the West Bottoms. Bella Patina is one of my favorite West Bottoms store where you can find a wide range of antiques, local goods, furniture, clothes, and more. The top floor of Bella Patina is home to one of my favorite KC boutiques, Lou & Renae!

Brookside Sidewalk Sale July 6th - 8th + COCO brookside Pop-Up!

You know what I love? Shopping. You know what I love even more? Sales! And, lucky me, both of those things are happening this weekend! I'm so excited to be a Brookside Ambassador for the Brookside Sidewalk Sale July 6th - 8th! This Saturday I'll be at COCO brookside with Emily Bordner from 11:30 am - 2:00 pm - I can't wait to shop with you! Want a sneak peek at some of the sales? Follow along on my Instagram stories here and read on for sale details.

Some of the other participating Brookside vendors include: 

I can't wait to see you at the Brookside Sidewalk Sale + COCO brookside event this weekend!

Coco Brookside/Emily Bordner Pop-Up + Giveaway

When Emily Bordner proposed collaborating on a new earring line I had to pinch myself - I wasn't cool enough to help create a real life jewelry collection! But here we are and collaborate we did. I've always admired Emily's ability to curate jewelry that can go with literally any outfit. Maintaining that minimalist aesthetic was a focus in our collaboration - we wanted people to be able to rock any of these earrings with every outfit in their wardrobe! Read on to see the pieces AND get details on our COCO Brookside pop-up event and giveaway this Saturday, July 7!
Shop this dress here and earrings here!
To show off the versatility of our new collection we partnered with COCO Brookside and styled some of their fabulous clothes! COCO Brookside is another female-owned business and fashion wave-maker here in Kansas City. I absolutely love every piece Abby picks for both COCO Brookside and sister-shop Ladybye! Both stores are the embodiment of effortless feminine fabulousness - my very favorite aesthetic. This Saturday, July 7 Emily and I will be at COCO Brookside from 11:30 am-2:00 pm to help you find your perfect pair of earrings from our collection and a trendy summer look to match!

Stars, Stripes, + Sales

How is it July already? I cannot believe how fast this summer is already flying by!
Shop this top here and other cute red and white tops here, here, and here!
Now I'll be honest, I'm not typically one to wear much red white and blue BUT this year I found some really stylish pieces that are perfect for Fourth of July and beyond! I met up with my gals Lexi of Funny Little Fairytale and Madison of The Tangled Twenties to shoot the most adorable picnic/Fourth of July looks ever! Make sure to go check them out - they have amazing content!

Peaches Vintage Collective Grand Opening!

Ever since I was a little kid I've had an obsession with vintage clothing. Vintage skirts, high waisted jeans, jumpsuits - I love it all! Whenever I break out my favorite retro finds I always get the same questions - how do you know which pieces are worth purchasing and how do you integrate those finds into your existing wardrobe? Read on for my tips + tricks and get details on the grand opening of Peaches Vintage Collective this Saturday! All the pieces in this post are from Peaches Vintage Collective and, trust me, by the end you'll be wishing you were already there shopping!
I had the chance to meet Tara, owner of Peaches Vintage Collective, while attending Strawberry Swing's Spring Swing a few weeks ago! Tara is one of those people who instantly knows how to work your best features. Less than a minute into our conversation she'd gathered up a stack of clothes for me to try on. I was shocked that nearly everything in the stack of clothes she picked for me fit and ended up buying two pairs of cutoffs and the cutest polka-dot top! I think it was at that point that we knew a collab was in our future.