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The Wedding Guest Edit

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Hey wedding guest go-ers! Ever spend weeks, days, hour, waisted on stressing for the perfect wedding guest outfit? Well, you’re in luck! I partnered with the cutest boutique to show you guys some options for every location + occasion. Primp Boutique has been one of my staple go-to’s, growing up in Minnesota, they also have an online store for those out of state that are going to love their stuff! They also are mindful of keeping the price reasonable- All these looks are under $100 and the quality is amazing.

I decided to make three categories of the types of weddings I’ve been to. We have the ‘Classy/Sunday’ wedding where a two piece suit would look soooo fitting. You could switch out the shorts for a solid color trouser or change the blazer to a solid color blouse to break up the pattern if this is too much for you or for the wedding. Maybe this is a family member, or something a little more casual like a vow renewal, or Sunday morning wedding!

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Next is the ‘Barn/Backyard’ wedding, and for this I picked a blue floral print dress, which is actually a high-low (y’all remember these circa 2013?). I really love how this could be dressy or more casual, and is such a cute pattern. I love the sleeves too for something a little bit different. You could ditch the boots and wear wedges as well.

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This is the outfit I’d most likely be wearing to a wedding. Given it’s location, but I just am obsessed with everything about this look. I love the style and the color, and not to mention how silky soft it is!

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I hope this helped you in the search of what to wear to your next wedding! Also, if you mention my name at checkout you can receive 10% off or use my code “krista10” online.

What I've Learned From Blogging

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Well, it’s coming up on my fourth-year anniversary of starting my blog, so I thought I would share some things I have learned over the past few years.

Be Authentic

I spent years and wasted so much time, energy and money trying to conform to what I thought people would want to see instead of showing them who I am. I think in this day and age with the pressures social media puts on us, it’s easier to lose track of your authenticity. I would often find myself comparing my profile, style, and looks to other bloggers which can end you in a downward spiral of insecurities. But the more you start to love yourself and find your confidence I think social media can be used in such a positive way. Making sure you stay true to the values you hold in your “real life” and making sure that’s consistent with your brand. The more authentic you are the more people will trust you over other accounts that will post any product just to get free products or paid. Being honest and trustworthy to your following will only help in the long run.  

Work Hard

Blogging is not easy. It’s a lot of late nights in bed when all I want to do is watch Netflix, or sleep. It’s project management and setting up shoots, editing photos and training yourself on Adobe and basic photography skills. It’s learning web design, coding, upping your writing skills; communicating with brands constantly and meeting deadlines (even when it’s rained 5 days in a row, and you need to get “the shot”). There are contracts, invoices, media kits and many other business transactions you teach yourself how to do. My brain never shuts off, so I am honestly always jotting down new ideas or visions for what my next goals are.

Don’t Care Too Much What People Think

When I first started my blog, I was so nervous for what people would think. Back in 2015, there wasn’t as much emphasis on Instagram and the blogging world. Going into it was a very vulnerable experience for me. Luckily, I had an amazing support system that encouraged me to keep sharing. Four years later and the experiences I’ve had, companies I’ve gotten to work with, and the relationships I’ve made wouldn’t have been possible if I never got over what people thought about me. As long as what I’m doing makes me happy, that’s the only thing that truly matters.

My First New York Fashion Week and NYC Travel Guide

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I have been dreaming of going to New York Fashion Week since I can remember. I’ve never been to New York either, so when I was considering going to NYFW there was so many exciting things to look forward to. As a Minnesota native, I always have felt restricted from fashion statements I always wanted to try or things I wanted to wear, but being able to go to one of the most trendy and fashion forward cities I was so excited! I honestly never thought I would ever be able to make it here, so this weekend was a complete dream come true.

Here are some photos from the weekend and some recommendations at the bottom, enjoy!

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This was my look for the first show. I tried to wear something comfortable and trendy, so I added this belt to a sweater dress. I also love the patterned tights to add something fun and different to a solid color outfit.

I thought I would share a list of recommendations for brunch, dinners, drinks and things to do! So here ya go :)

  • Vivi Bubble Tea

  • byCHOLE

  • Pietro Nolita (all pink)

  • Bluestone Lane (brunch)

  • Cafe Henrie

  • La Mercerie (so adorable)

  • Monarch Rooftop

  • NoMo Soho

  • Rolf’s German Restaurant

  • The James New York- NoMad

  • La Esquina

  • Rosie’s

  • Momofuku (ramen)

  • Jacks Wife Frieda

  • Babbo

  • Public Hotel (drinks- fun to go out)

  • Ainsworth- hot white guys, rich

  • Cookie Dough confections

  • Ottos tacos

  • Clinton Hall Beer Garden

  • Conrad NY

  • Pizza Beach

  • Beauty and Essex

  • Loosies Kitchen/Lounge

  • Sadelle’s (Breakfast)

  • ABCV

  • Butchers Daughter

  • Jacobs Pickles

  • Mr. Chow

  • Cecconis

  • Highline (Soho)

  • Magnolia (bakery)

  • Mala Testa Trattoria

  • Sullivans Bakery

  • Chelsea Markets

  • Freemans Restaurant

  • 1803NYC (brunch)

  • Old Rose

  • Sweet Chick

  • Haven Rooftop (Times Square)

Things to see:

  • Flatiron Building

  • Brooklyn Bridge

  • Times Square

  • Top of the Rock

  • Paris Arches

  • Glossier

  • Top of the Rock

  • 9/11 Monument

  • Grand Central Station

  • Oculus- World Trade Center