Blue Jean Baby

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Today’s fun highlights:

  • L.A. lady, seamstress for the band / Pretty eyed, pirate smile, you’ll marry a music man! Sing it, Elton!
  • Holy longest week EVER. Thank goodness, it’s Friday!
  • I’m working late at work for a co-worker and then off on a ridiculously fun double date outing! We’re grabbing margaritas, sangrias, and tacos at one of my favorite restaurants and then stopping by Rathskellar for more Polka Boy! Yeesss!
  • The rest of our weekend will be pretty chill, because I just realized that we are book SOLID for every other weekend in June…and the first two in July! Whoops…that’s just what happens in summer, I guess! #alltheplans
  • And today’s outfit is about as basic as it gets on Style On Target…and yes, I had to get in at least one pattern, so kudos to the polka dot watch for providing that! ;)
  • Also, thank you all for all your sweet hair compliments after my haircut post here. I promise I wasn’t fishing for compliments, but I will accept ALL OF THEM! ;)

Weekend sales:

Happy weekend, friends! What are you up to?

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A Doggone Good Weekend

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Today’s fun highlights:

  • Ruff day? Let’s get a new leash on life, and welcome back my precious dog hat to the blog! ;) I love this hat so much that I got my dog-loving grandpa one for Christmas! This post is timely, because I had to take little Cooper to the vet this morning. Let’s just say it took a lot of peanut butter to get him even on the scale…but we made it through!
  • And in case you needed it, here are 14 more dog puns for your life. “Woofles,” please!
  • Today is Day 27 of the Whole30! I’m done on Monday, and I can’t wait to become friends with pizza and cookies again. Though, all joking aside, I am glad that I did the Whole30 and would recommend it to anyone who would like to focus on their health and their food!
  • Tonight, The Husband and I are going to the opening of the biergarten here in Indy and see a polka band! It should be super fun! The rest of the weekend, we don’t really have plans, because it is our last free weekend for a while!
  • Now you all have a doggone good day and weekend!
  • I promise I’m done now…

Weekend sales:

Happy weekend, friends! What are you up to?

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  • On Target item: Merona Denim Jacket (exact)
  • Hat: Harding Lane (exact)
  • Lip Color: c/o Anthropologie (exact)
  • Dress: Old Navy (exact)
  • Purse: vintage Coach (similar)
  • Nail Color: “Scarlet Starlet” (exact)
  • Sneakers: New Balance (similar options below)

Comfy Pattern Mixing

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Today’s fun highlights:

  • Happy 30th Birthday to my stud of a husband! Yes, you’re old, and yes, I just told the internet that you’re old. ;)
  • Today is his actual birthday, and we both have the day off, so we’re spending the whole day celebrating! Watch out Indianapolis…here we come! We actually might go see the new James Bond movie (has anyone else seen it yet?) and go bowling, since it is a bit chilly here today!
  • In breaking news…I’m a super predictable person (most of the time), and I obviously can’t get enough of these sneakers, plus a vest, jeans, and my trusty gray purse (see last week’s version here).
  • You still get yourself a cupcake when it’s someone else’s birthday, right? That better be a national rule! ;)

Weekend sales:

Happy weekend, friends! What are you up to?

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  • On Target item:  Merona Red/Black Plaid Vest (similar options below)
  • Sweatshirt: Old Navy (similar)
  • Nail Polish: “Midnight Mod” (exact)
  • Purse: Merona, Target (almost exact)
  • Jeans: Denizen, Target (exact)
  • Sneakers: New Balance (exact – LOVE these!)

Can’t Get Much Better

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Today’s fun highlights:

  • Working today, but it is the LAST full Friday I work this year thanks to need-to-use vacation days, alternative work schedule, and holidays! #paaaaarty
  • I’m sorry, not sorry. It does not get much better for me in a casual weekend outfit than this one: dog hat, stripes, red and blue, and a vest. All of my favorites wrapped into one…now I just need a cup of coffee, and we’ll be set! Perfect for walking Cooper or running errands or strolling through a farmer’s market!
  • I’ve pretty much been living in these Loft jeans, and I can’t wait to receive the other ones that I ordered. I’m hoping the dark wash (here) and the black pair (here) are just as good as this pair!
  • This weekend is one of our last free weekends for the year, so we’re keeping it pretty chill. We also have to rake up all the leaves in our yard. Ick. Fingers crossed The Husband will let me jump in all of them, but my chances aren’t looking too hot.
  • My dad is coming down Sunday to take me to the Denver Broncos/Indianapolis Colts game! I am also paying him in “free lunch dollars” to hang up a mirror for me, since The Husband and I failed on our attempts. Dads are the best (and just better at that stuff, don’t you agree?)!

Weekend sales:

Happy weekend, friends! What are you up to?

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Germany Travel Diary, Part 1

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Our next stop in Europe was a quick trip to Berlin, Germany. Which is huge guys! Huge. It was about 3-4 times bigger than we thought it was, which is even more amazing when you remember that a giant wall went through the middle of it.

Due to a delay getting into Berlin (thanks to some crazy fog in Amsterdam), we had just about 30 hours to see all of Berlin. So to make the most of our trip, we booked the most touristy thing ever: a hop-on, hop-off tour bus complete with headphones to hear the automated guide!

Check out below for more for our Berlin highlights and what quickly became a favorite traveling outfit!

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Top Nine Things to Do in Berlin (in the order we did them):

  1. Eat Currywurst – If you can’t tell, we’re all about trying different foods/staples when we visit new places. This was the first thing we did after getting our bus tickets, since we arrived in Berlin right at lunch time. Currywurst is literally a grilled sausage (similar to a bratwurst) cut up into slices with ketchup on top of it. It’s then sprinkled with curry spices and usually served with really crispy fries. It’s typical street food, but I was more into bratwursts with tons of mustard on them, but I can get on board with fries dipped into the spicy ketchup!
  2. Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus – This was honestly the best way to get around the city. Like the name suggests, you just get on and off the bus whenever it stops at the 14-16 different stops on the route. A bus comes to to each stop about every 15-20 minutes, so you normally don’t have to wait that long for it to come pick you up. It’s easier than navigating traffic on your own, and you make it to a lot of different sites in a short amount of time. If you’re ever in Rome, we used it there and highly recommend it there too!
  3. Brandenburg Gate – This is one of the most recognizable sites in Berlin, and where Ronald Reagan stood to deliver his famous speech (it’s also on one of the Euro coins). It’s kind of crazy to stand at the base of it and stare up in awe at the sheer height of the gate and the immense history that has been at its base.
  4. Walk the Tiergarten – This is basically Berlin’s Central Park…aka a super pretty park that we just walked the brink of to get back to our hotel the first day. It’s super large, so it would have been nice to explore this with bikes! This used to be the area of land that German kings hunted on, and the name translates to “animal park”
  5. Take in the Views at the Reichstag Building – This is a the government hub of Berlin, but may be best known for the great (and free) views of Berlin. We unfortunately ran out of time and didn’t have a chance to go up the elevator to the top, but we did walk by.
  6. Visit Salamas Bar for Some NFL Action – We had already missed seeing one Indianapolis Colts football game (we listened to it on a radio app while we were in Ireland)…we weren’t about to miss another one. We got to the bar about 30 minutes before our game started and a huge mob of people were there. Since I’m a naive American…I panicked and thought they were all there for the NFL games! Nope, turns out one Germany soccer team was playing another one. One that game finished, the bar completely cleared out except for about a dozen NFL fans. We made some fast friends, joked around with some locals (my limited German got me nowhere), and watched the Colts squeak out a win! It was a great way to spend a Sunday night in Berlin!
  7. Walk the Berlin Wall  – We walked to the last remaining preserved part of the Berlin Wall early on Monday morning. The grounds remain nearly as they were in the 1980s when the rest of the wall was torn down. This error is super eerie (only a few tourists were up as early as us) and the signs do a good job of describing the area and the circumstances of that time in history.
  8. See the Topography of Terror – This exhibit is set entirely outside in an open air environment on the grounds of the Nazi Germany headquarters (including the Gestapo headquarters). It documents the chronology of the rise of the Nazis and how they inflicted terror and horror in the world and how it impacted Berlin as a city and a population. Again, a really moving exhibit that makes you think.
  9. Checkpoint Charlie – Super tourist trap area (you know this because it also has one of the fanciest McDonald’s ever), but still a place that I didn’t know a lot about. This was the area of Berlin where foreigners could cross between East and West Berlin. We didn’t go into the museum here, but it apparently has tons of artifacts from people who successfully made it over the wall (including a hot air balloon)!

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So there you have the world’s quickest tour of Berlin! We just ran out of time to see the rest (there is so much more to see)!

Tomorrow is sadly my last Europe post (until we go back next time ;))! Can you guess what city in Germany we’re going to next? Spoiler alert: it was The Husband’s favorite spot!

Have you ever been to Berlin?

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