the ‘new’ means of transportation.

and by ‘new,’ I mean the first & original form of getting around. let me introduce: walking.

oh, you’ve heard of it? in that case, let’s ponder together ..

when [J] & I lived in new york city, we did not own cars. in fact we sold them before moving; and although they can be quite convenient, they’d prove to be more of a burden in the city. [fathom this: I felt bad for people with cars. the traffic, the lack of + high cost of parking, very limited gas stations]. walking & public transportation was how we got around, and I loved it! even in the snow + rain. it was a mile of fresh air & a chance to wake up in the morning. and a mile of unwinding after a long day. I cherished that time. [just a bonus: it doubled as exercise].

so, why is it so crazy to walk in iowa?

actually, I may expand this to include the entire midwest.

lately, I have been opting to walk to work. approximately one mile. and what used to be the norm in my life is suddenly “crazy”. I know there is a slight lifestyle change between des moines, IA & new york city ..but c’mon! people don’t even consider walking as a way to get somewhere. even if it’s a mere mile away.

do you think I’m crazy? or an early adopter? hahaha.

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plus it helps when the scenery is so gorgeous.

do you opt to walk or drive? and am I the only person who feels this way?

miss you new york.

happy tuesday.

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a skirt with a twirl.

it’s that time of year. you walk outside & have no idea what you’re going to get. it could be hot. it could be freezing. there may be a chance of rain. or better, the temperature could change in an instant. at least that’s the story in the midwest. you can find me out on our balcony each morning, in my pajamas, checking the weather. sorry I’m not sorry neighbors.

if it warms up, roll up your sleeves. if it gets chilly, layer on your blazer you brought along. because you’re prepared.

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a skirt with a twirl // LLinaBC.com

a skirt with a twirl // LLinaBC.com

a skirt with a twirl // LLinaBC.com

a skirt with a twirl // LLinaBC.com

life’s better with a twirl.

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pink long-sleeve silk blouse {on sale} / black suede heels {on sale} / silky skirt / 3.1 phillip lim x target black tote / capwell + co pink statement studs / capwell + co white bib necklace.

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it’s time for a girl’s night out.

happy thirsty thursday!

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bloggers do brunch.

on saturday, I had brunch with some of the most amazing ladies – iowa bloggers, from the {midwest style bloggers}. at {americana}, in downtown des moines.

[if you blog & are in the midwest ..join MSB now].

 bottomless mimosa brunch, count on seeing me. fruit purees to add to said mimosas ..good luck getting rid of me. see ya again soon americana ;)

mimosa + peach raspberry strawberry mango puree.

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ironically enough, I was a bad blogger ..and hardly took any photographs. I was so wrapped up in the mimosas convos!

this is what a blogger brunch looks like:

champagne + social media.

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and there was a giveaway ..

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THAT I WON!!!!

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can you believe this swag bag?

the amazing sponsors.

{vita coco}. {health warrior}. {favery}. {kendra scott}. {waiting on martha}. {ellie}. {bauble bar}. {BH cosmetics}. {may 28th}. {gigi new york}. {lulu’s}. {jami}. {ps I made this} {energy bits}. {sole society}. {sephora}. {sunglass warehouse}.

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bloggers do brunch // LLinaBC.com

and my giveaway prize: a thursday friday tote. you’ll be seeing much more of this.

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who is up for brunch this weekend? I promise to take more photos.

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I need your help.

obviously now soon a lot of my time will be spent wedding planning. I do not want to turn this into wedding blog. mostly because I refuse to spend that much time planning. but are you interested in seeing the process? weekly? monthly? I’d love to hear your feedback. 

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cannot wait to share [J] & I’s time at yellowstone on the blog tomorrow.

happy tuesday.

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