Thursday, June 30, 2011

mackinac island.

last year i was lucky enough to spend 4th of july weekend on Mackinac Island, Michigan and stay at the Grand Hotel. the island is absolutely beautiful. and the hotel? well ... it's grand. it's huge but still manages to be comfortable, intimate and aesthetically pleasing. after 6:30pm, evening attire is required in the hotel (coat and tie for men, dresses or pantsuits for ladies) which i love! there are no cars on the island, only bikes and horse-drawn carriages (and everything is accessible by foot), which adds to it's charm. we played, swam, ran, ate ... it was a grand time (haha). but really, it was awesome. the below photos are so pretty but honestly, they don't even do it justice. Mackinac is definitely near the top of my favorite places list and i hope to go back again soon ...

imagine getting married on the island?! magical! check out the below photos from a wedding (featured on style me pretty) at The Inn at Stonecliffe (first few photos taken at the Grand Hotel) ...

see the entire wedding here.

happy thursday ! 

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

summertime ease.

as much as i love layering, the ease of throwing on shorts and a t-shirt or a skirt and a tank or a simple dress, is nice for a few months ... some cool summer outfit inspiration ....

happy wednesday ... hope everyone is having a great week !

 photos: we heart it (1,2,8,10,26,28,29,30,34,36), fashion squad (3), atlantic-pacific (4,12,38), tobe report (5,16,20,21,23,25,33), fashion vibe via chictopia (6,35), ring my bell (7,15,18,27,32), gary pepper vintage (9), mr. newton (11,13,14,22), style voyager (17,19,37), mirnah (24), queens wardrobe (31)