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Yesterday was the re-launch of Aeropostale’s new line and overall store vibe. Before this, I think the last time I shopped there was middle school, so I was beyond pleased to see clothes and style that I someone my age could actually wear..
_1420422The relaunch campaign is “Are you who you were a year ago?”, I can confidently say I’m probably not, and I don’t know many people who are. Usually I find marketing campaigns like this to be obnoxious and tacky, but this one is genius..
_1420416I checked out the Aero store in Kenwood Mall in Cincinnati, OH. When I arrived I was greeted by an INCREDIBLE staff, a DJ, and drinks (of the non-alcoholic variety, of course). As I shopped through and looked around I literally felt like a celebrity, the staff were extremely nice and helpful. At one point I almost wanted to be like “Guys, I’m not this important”, and that was the moment I realized they were treating everyone that way (Ego officially checked)

_1420493I won’t lie, I definitely had reservations going into this event, but I left the store with am awesome haul. Paul even found a few things too. Overall I was impressed, and I can’t wait to share my outfits with ya’ll over the next few weeks.

Have you checked out the new Aero? Tell me your thoughts in the comments!

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  • The amazing staff at Aeropostale for being so sweet and throwing an awesome re-launch party – ya’ll rock!
  • Paul – for driving to the Aero launch, taking photos, and dealing with my indecision over what to buy <3
  • To the woman who held the door for me at yoga last week. After 90 minute of sweating and struggling you looked gorgeous!

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For Tichelle Florence, a limitation was just an invitation to show her true tenacity and positive spirit. Florence, 24, suffers from Friedreich’s ataxia, a progressive neuro-muscular disorder. She hadn’t been able to walk since she was 19 years old, and she was told she was never going to. But she defied the odds and finished her first race in Atlanta, Georgia, this past spring — the Bacon Chase 5K and 0.05K. She competed in the latter. Check out the full story here.

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One of the best parts of blogging is the people you get to meet (well, e-meet). When I first started blogging, I definitely wasn’t expecting to become friends with other bloggers – not because I didn’t want to, just because I didn’t realize that was a thing that happened..

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A few weeks ago, Andrea of the Boho Bunnie passed through town to visit family. Andrea is an LA based blogger with style (and photography) that I totally admire..

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Me:

Shorts: Urban // Top: Target // Kimono: Free People (similar) // Necklace: Thrifted

Andrea:

Kimono: Phraseology // Necklace: LA Hip Threads // Headband: Urban // Boots: Corral // Top: Gypsy Junkies

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How awesome is her outfit? When we were trying to plan the shoot we knew we wanted to kind of match (at least be the same general feel), so we decided to go with kimonos – you can’t go wrong with a kimono. My vision of boho before this was mostly subdued colors, but Andrea totally rocks the brighter boho look here and it makes me wanna rush out and buy a brightly colored kimono.

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Shooting with another person can be tough, your typical poses don’t always work and trying to get shots where you both look decent can be, well, challenging. Luckily, we were able to not take ourselves too seriously..

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This restaurant owner proved to his employees that he knows a business is about people and not just profit. Bruce Kroll, who owns a Culver’s restaurant in Platteville, Wisconsin, found himself in a tough spot when he discovered that his establishment had burned down last November, according to WKOW. While the insurance covered his 40 employees’ pay for 60 days, Kroll decided the right thing to do was to pay his workers out of pocket until the restaurant was rebuilt — which amounted to about four months’ worth of pay, or a total of $144,000. How incredible is that? Check out the full story here.

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Why is moving such a process? I thought getting all the big stuff moved would be the worst part, but knowing we still have to move all the little stuff (dishes, knick knacks, etc.), is way more daunting.

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Work aside, I’m really excited to be settling into our new place. The location is awesome – walking distance to an amazing grocery store and tons of restaurants, and the general feel of this place is much ‘homier’ than our old place. _1410372

Dress: Urban // Bralette: Urban // Shawl: Thrifted // Bag: c/o LYDC // Necklaces: Thrifted // Shoes: Thrifted

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The goal is to have everything moved to the new place by Sunday, that way we have a few days to clean the old place before we have to turn in the keys. We tend to procrastinate on things like that – so cross your fingers for us!

_1410429Alright, time to talk clothes. Is anyone else into the bralette and backless dress/top look that seems so popular this summer? Not sure I’ve totally perfected it yet, but I so adore the look.

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One thing I’ve been working on, style wise is mixing new and thrifted items. As I look back on things I’ve worn, I notice they tend to be all new, or all thrifted. With this outfit I tried to add thrifted pieces to make it more interesting. Maybe I’ll make it a goal to wear at least one thrifted piece in each ensemble..

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When children at a New York City hospital looked out of their windows Wednesday morning, they were met with a super-sized surprise: There, suspended in mid-air, were Batman, Spider-Man and other beloved superheroes just waiting to say hello. Window washers had dressed up as superheroes to surprise the kids at New York-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital; and as photos and video from the special day show, the kids were thrilled by the unexpected treat. Check  out the full story here!

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