Last friday, my parents and I took a trip up to a true Michigan gem, Mackinac Island. Located between the lower and upper peninsulas, Mackinac is a place worth travelling to. Even if it’s just for a day trip where you spend as much time in the car as you do actually on the island. This day, we went to watch my brother receive his Eagle Scout honor.
On our way, we dropped my sister, Layne, off at the Lansing airport. After her famous last words to my mother, “Don’t worry!”, she took off for three weeks in Kenya where she is establishing a soap business to benefit the community there. You can read more about the business here, and she will also be updating the blog during her time in Kenya.
The highlights of this day included: encouraging conversation with my parents over breakfast, listening to The National on repeat during the long car rides, visiting adorable shops on the island, drinking beer with my dad at dinner while overlooking the lake, and beaming with pride while Chase received his Eagle Scout honor. It’s days like these that I’ll remember years from now, and for that, I am thankful.
To prepare for a day spent outdoors, I chose to layer with my new cardigan from Anthropologie. When I realized that there were only a few sizes left in this I snatched it up! I knew it would be one of those pieces that if it sold out, I would regret not buying it. The watercolor flowers stood out to me the minute I saw it, and because I love it so much I know it’ll be an item that I’ll have in my closet for years. I also decided to layer a couple of my favorite necklaces from Saressa Designs and Lisa Leonard. I used to wear multiple necklaces regularly and slowly got out of the habit, but lately I’ve been loving it again. Considering I was planning on doing quite a bit of walking, I took a risk and wore these brand new flats from Blowfish, and fortunately they were perfectly comfortable all day. See below for detailed outfit information!
What I was wearing:
Cardigan: Anthropologie (Same.)
Tee: American Eagle (Save. Spend. Splurge.)
Jeans: Urban Outfitters (Save. Spend. Splurge.)
Twig necklace: c/o Lisa Leonard (Same.)
Stone necklace: c/o Saressa Designs (Same.)
Purse: c/o Olivia + Joy (Same. Save. Spend. Splurge.)
Shoes: c/o Blowfish (Same. *on sale!)
all photos taken with my iPhone 5 and processed in Lightroom.