Friday, October 5, 2012

Goosecrap lakeside Rendezvous

Things that make me happy

- Grace is much better. Her fevers are gone! She's happy again and laughing again, back to her normal self within a week of her surgery. Unbelievable! Praise God!
- Fall colors- especially in Minnesota. Absolutely beautiful.
- Crisp weather
- Spending time with family! Dad and Grandma are back from China. The whole family is together again!
- Clothes from :)
- Blogging as stress relief. Haha

Today Aaron and I took a stroll around Silver lake. The weather was a bit on the colder side, but I couldn't help it. We've been cooped up in the hospital all week, I just had to get out and enjoy what's left of Autumn before it gets real cold in Minnesota. We nicknamed this lake "Goose crap lake" because last year we went paddle-boating on the lake and realized very quickly that there is nothing silver about this lake. It's literally filled to the top with goose crap. This area is infested with Canadian geese. They're everywhere!  Apparently they're endangered, and are very precious to this local area, therefore we can't shoot them... as much as I'd like to. 

Ever since our move to Minnesota, I had been doing a lot of online shopping. Mostly because there's really nowhere to shop here. One of my favorite online shops is They have the cutest, vintage inspired clothes for a very affordable price. I try to look for things that are versatile and work appropriate. This white, peplum lace shirt was a great addition to both my casual and work wear collection. I really wish they had a boutique nearby!!

I know it's kind of hard to see, but the belt came with the orange tweed skirt. It comes with these cute, gold detailed hardware consisting of a lock and key. Super cute

I am in LOVE with the above bag. It's the Prada saffiano lux tote, and it's absolutely gorgeous. Aaron got it for me last year...he spoils me so much! (I think he got it for me because he secretly wants to carry the bag). I carry it with me mostly to work, but it also goes well with any type of casual wear. I can fit a TON of things in there, including my books, notes, laptop, etc and never loses its shape because of the durable leather, and it's so well crafted. Plus, it's so durable and heavy that it can also serve as a pretty dangerous weapon if you need to use it to take a swipe at someone for whatever self defense reason! 

|| Outfit ||

White peplum lace top:
Orange tweed skirt:
Cardigan: Banana republic
Shoes: Tahari
Bag: Prada saffiano


  1. Glad to hear your little girl is much better! And I am totally, hopelessly in love with this Prada bag - it's been on my ultimate fashion shopping wishlist for aaages! I'm hoping my husband will get it for me one day too! :) Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. It IS a great-looking bag,... and yes, Aaron probably is wearing it out on the town whenever you're at work

  3. Great outfit!! I love just everything, especially the bag is just soo gorgeous ! I really love your blog, you seem like a such a great parent and so positive!

    Kisses, Meri

  4. I love how you've mixed all the colours and textures in this outfit - just gorgeous! You have very good fashion sense! Now following - hope you'll do the same!


  5. love the purple with that white shirt!

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  6. Your handbag is gorgeous! And I love your color combination. These colors look amazing on you.

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  8. GREAT outfit - I LOVE that lace top!
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  9. You look lovely dear!! I love your Prada bag. ;) I'm so happy to hear that your daughter is feeling better!! I am relieved. I hope for the best! ^__^

    xo - Sheila

  10. Oh, the colors on your outfit are so refreshing! And I adore those nude flats--finally scored myself a similar pair yesterday. :) I love the texture of that skirt, too. Looks perfect for autumn. <3

  11. if i have a big bag i always over fill it! hahah lovely sweater!! thanks for stopping by!


  12. I love your lace top - so delicate and beautiful. These are perfect fall colors too! Great combo

  13. Glad to hear Grace is doing better! And smiling! Kaleb is super grumpy on the ACTH wean right now so we'll be counting the days until he's back to himself again. And we'll continue praying for you guys! (Sorry, can't seem to login on mobile devices so have to comment as "Anonymous"). LOVE your new outfit too! You look so pretty!

  14. That lace top is so gorgeous - you look fab from head to toe... and I'm drooling over that bag!


  15. Yay for Grace doing better! You look beautiful. I love everything about this outfit, especially that skirt. The bag is pretty fantastic too! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  16. so lovely! :)

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  17. You are so photogenic Grace! I'm loving tweed at the moment (hopefully the weather doesn't warm up too much) and am going to check out :D x misstea & co.

  18. I have never shopped on ruche but have seen bloggers feature their clothes, def need to check it out. Thank you for visiting my blog!

  19. That white lace top is so pretty! I love to shop online but I think I'd be so sad if I couldn't do any shopping in person at the stores! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm following now :)

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  20. You look absolutely lovely!
    This look is so chic and stylish :)
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  21. This is such a cute outfit! love the colors.
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  22. I love the autumn colors of this outfit~ you are so gorg! i can't believe you are a mommy - no one would ever even know~!!! WE have something in common, i'm a mommy too hehe. I'm so sorry that it has taken me so long to comment on your blog~but I'm so glad I did because I love yours too. Thank you so much for the sweet comment you left recently and for following me. New follower!

  23. Thank you for your sweet comment! I love this whole outfit! Especially your skirt... so cute!! Now following!!

  24. loving the skirt!



  25. what a pretty outfit and what a beautiful place for pictures!!

  26. gorgeous color combo -- how do you have time to look so adorable and be a mommy too!?

    Fancy {No}Pants

  27. This is a lovely outfit :) kind of preppy which I like. I adore your Saffiano, love that bag
    Cammi @

  28. This is such a pretty, lady-like look. I love it!

    The Glossy Life

  29. cute outfit! you look so pretty, great styling


    ♥ Ellen

  30. Sounds great!
    I already followed ;)
    Take care and see you around

  31. I love your blog and what a sweet little girl you have! You have amazing style and sound like an amazing person! I will def be following! I would love for you to check out my blog and follow back!


  32. Your blouse you, and all is so lovely~~
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  33. Love the colors in your outfit!!! And the Prada bag is AMAZING!!! What a great husband you have:) I get food processors:) haha!
    xo, amy

  34. Love the peplum lace top! It looks great with your orange skirt! Great photos as well :)

  35. Great outfit! Good to know that the Prada is sturdy. I've been eying the black for my BFF to give to her on her bday. Sturdiness just re-inforces my decision now :)

    ps: First time on your blog. But glad to know that Grace is doing well! Shes adorable!!

  36. Absolutely love this outfit (: You look pretty dear.

    Dearest Lou

  37. i love those colors together... its breathtaking :)

  38. You look gorgeous and that bag is simply unbelievable!

    Things I want to steal: your bag, your top, and your sweater!


    Erin @

  39. so in love with your peplum top:-) lovely outfit !! you look beautiful!!

  40. you are so pretty~ I love your fashion sense!

    Also, i'm glad your daughter is finally ok! She looks so adorable btw! What a cheerful baby!


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  42. so pretty! would you like to follow each other in gfc? let me know!

  43. So glad to hear that Grace is doing better! I love the scalloped detailing on the peplum top, really subtle but it is awesome! I think I need to find a tweed skirt now...


  44. Oh I was just reading about your sweet daughter. I am so glad everything is ok. When children fall sick our lives turn up side down. Your look here is so nice. Following you on GFC and bloglovin. Hope you can follow back too.

  45. I adore this look, hun. I am a sucker for all things peplum!! I even make peplum tops myself. :) Also diggin' the plum and burnt orange combo. Perfect fall pairing! Hope you're having a lovely day, hun!

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  46. nice outft ! i love the bag ! maybe we follow each other!? let me know :) greetings

  47. Super cute outfit, love that bag I've been wanting one for ages! Lets follow each other and thanks for your comment too ;) x

  48. Love this! & that bag is to die for!


  49. Nice photos and really cool outfit, you look great, I like your skirt, what a great color and that cardigan is so nice, the perfect touch to the outfit also you are really beautiful and your bag rocks! Your have a lovely blog by the way and I am a new follower on GFC and Bloglovin! Hope you will like my blog and follow back!

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  50. ahhhhhhhhh i want your bag soo badly!! soo jealous that aaron spoils you with bags! seriously, my friend just bought that bag and i have been eyeing it! love the grey too!!

    Sandy a la Mode

  51. Oh my, love your style. It is so feminine and elegant, and that oversized handbag is to die for :-) Check out my blog and we could follow each other if you'd like :-)

  52. LOVE your ladylike style! you (and your prada bag) are so beautiful :) thanks for stopping by my blog! xo Jess

  53. I'm so happy to hear that Grace is doing so much better! I read your previous posts. As a mother, I really admire you for being so strong and unbreakable!!! I'll pray for you and Gracie!<3

    I love the outfit, especially the blouse and the bag<3 My favourite picture is the one with the bag in front,you're in the background, so cute and creative:)

    I wish you All a great HEALTH and lots of HAPPINESS! Have a lovely day. Hugs from Hungary



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