Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Maxi and Utility Vest






Dress-Target (similar, similar) | Vest-F21 (similar, similar) | Necklace-amazon (similar) | Bracelets-DIYed | Sandals-Steve Madden (similar, similar
So the other day I mentioned to my husband I wanted a few days away together. It's easy to get wrapped up in being a parent and forget to be a wife, or maybe just not have time to be. But, I think I actually forgot how hard it is to decide where to go, how long to be there, and what to do! Does anyone else have a hard time deciding on trips? Typically we decide on the location first and the timeline is determined by my school calendar, but this time is a bit different. There wasn't a specific place we wanted to go and plan a whole trip around. This time there are way too many options! Any suggestions from the midwest for a week away?

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32 comments:

  1. You have convinced me that I need this vest(: Susan

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  2. good luck on plan your trip.

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  3. Great mix of girly and edgy! LOVE IT

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  4. Such a fun look--love the edgy vest against the girly dress and statement necklace :) Omgsh I don't have any good suggestion, but sounds like a blast! I am sure wherever you choose will be a great time!

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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  5. Cute vest! I love it with the maxi and pretty necklace! We are trying to figure out the same thing right now and might rent a cabin in Michigan.


    Jill
    dousedinpink.blogspot.com

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  6. The maxi looks great on you as does the neutral vest. I love that you kind of paired the unexpected. Looks great!

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  7. Love this look! I need to find a good utility vest!

    xx Cara
    www.carascliche.com

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  8. Wow! Look at you! What a unique and good looking combination. :)

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  9. You look so feminine and elegant in this outfit - lovely! And as for getaway suggestions, have you thought of Galena?

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  10. That sounds so relaxing! We have been debating a road trip to Nashville or maybe Toronto!

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  11. Thanks for the suggestions! We will have to look into them! We were also thinking about Nashville. I know Matt raves about the BBQ!

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  12. We were tossing that idea around! We were debating a weekend there or spending the day there since it is only an hour away when we visit my in-laws. It's such a cute little town!

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  13. So much fun to get to plan a little getaway together. I'm of no help for midwest destinations, unfortunately, but can't wait to hear what you plan!

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  14. If you have a good week...Upper Michigan pennisula would be a fabulous getaway..so would be the upper wisconsin by lake surperior, ie the apostle islands. For relaxed and less drive, door county is 3 hours away of course. Else you could split the days, and do a small road trip, to lake geneva and stay there for a few days and enjoy cozy in the Abbey resort..we have done that and loved it! Check this out : http://www.travelwisconsin.com/northeast#/Overview
    Now onto the outfit! Love your hair, the maxi and pairing it with the vest is sheer genious! Love it Laura.

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  15. Cute and causal. Love the braid!

    OXOX

    Dawn Lucy

    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

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  16. It's horrible, but we have never been to Door County! I have heard so many good things about it though. Thank you for the suggestions!

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  17. Thanks for the suggestions! And I've been trying out hairstyles while my hair is still wet. Seems a fishtail braid is a winner! :)

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  18. Your braid is so cute.....
    From Jing at www.bejingxu.com

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    I knew I went to her site for linkup, and I also vaguely remember I found her somehow via your blog.
    If you have a clue, could you sent me her website address?
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  20. I love the vest over that maxi-Dress......a sweet and cool Combo <3
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  21. I like the contrast of the tough utility vest over the softness of your maxi dress. What a great combo, especially with your fishtail braid!


    As for a week away... I guess it would depend on how far away you wanted to go and what you wanted to do there! Santa Barbara, CA is one of my very favorite places. It's a bit pricey to stay there but you can't beat the views and gorgeous town overall. Laguna Beach is also fantastic. If you wanted to come to Cali that is :)

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  22. I think you're talking about Renae from Simple Sequins!

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  23. Love your sporty maxi dress look. I would choose California, almost every time...

    x Nina

    http://trendsurvivor.com

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  24. Beautiful words. I don't yet have children, but I imagine it is hard. I sometimes forget to be a wife now! A strong marriage is so important though. Love your look!

    xo, Amy Ann

    The Real Arnolds

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  25. I definitely understand what you mean about the "trying to be a wife as well as a mother" thing. Sometimes it's really hard. I would love to get away with just my hubby one of these days. That would be amazing

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  26. I think Lauren is right! Her blog is http://www.simplesequins.com/

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  27. I wish we could! I have heard it is beautiful!

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  28. Yes, you are right, thank u, both of you!

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  29. Maybe you two could decide what you want to do? My husband and I have been talking about doing a getaway, and we're probably going to have it revolve around a zoo. The other option is going somewhere where hiking is an option. Good luck deciding!

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  30. What a fantastic outfit, Laura! I love how simple it is, and your hair looks lovely in a fishtail braid! I'm a fellow Midwesterner who has lived in both Minnesota and Iowa, and I definitely recommend checking out northeast IA (Dubuque, Decorah) if you're looking for something more small-towny or Minneapolis/St. Paul (St. Paul is my favorite city everrrr) for something more urban. Duluth, MN is one of my favorites as well, and has lots of things to do, especially if you're wanting to be outdoors at all!! Good luck planning your trip - hopefully you'll be able to figure something out! :)

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