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  Loving my MCM

I have to tell you how much I love my MCM Anya Zipper Tote. Not only is it practical for everday use running around town but perfect when traveling. This stylish bag has room for my wrap, swell bottle and flip flops. The best part is the small satchel purse that it comes with, so when you arrive at your destination you can throw your phone, ID and credit cards in and go. Two for one, I love it.  


Posted by EllenK on 4/19/2017  |  10:26 AM  |  Add/View Comments (0)

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  How to Shop When You're Out of Town

How to Shop While Out of Town:

What To Read:

Weekly musings. Bonus- may even include book recommendations!



Where To Eat:

Gather some friends for the Ronald McDonald House Spring Luncheon on May 3rd at the Milwaukee Country Club!

RSVP here:



Who to Follow:

My favorite Brewer :)


Posted by Ellen on 4/12/2017  |  12:53 PM  |  Add/View Comments (0)

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  It's wedding season!

Wedding season has officially started, and I should know because mine is in 23 short days! As the date draws closer, questions about what to wear start arising. 

"Should I wear a long, or short dress?"

"How formal does my dress have to be?"

"Does my husband have to wear a jacket with his suit?" 

"Should I wear a tuxedo?"

Countless of questions coming my way all day, every day. I thought that indicating "Black Tie Optional" on our invitations and wedding website would do the trick, but it seems that not everyone knows what that means. For those of you on the same boat as my friends and family, I got your back! Here's a quick guide to wedding dress codes to help you turn heads at your upcoming weddings:

Casual dress means wedding guests can wear pretty much anything they want. I recommend a summer dress for the ladies and dress pants with button-down shirt or polo shirt for the guys.

Cocktail Attire, Semi-Formal or Dressy Casual
All three of these phrases are asking guests to dress somewhere between formal and casual. We recommend a cocktail dress for the ladies and a suit and tie or a sport coat for the gents.

Beach Formal
Beach inherently indicates casual, which is why formal is tacked on to the end — it’s still a classy affair. I recommend a formal summer sundress (tea-length or knee-length) with flats for the ladies and a summer suit with linen shirt, linen pants or khakis for the guys.

Formal Attire or Black Tie Optional
These two phrases are very common in today’s weddings. They indicate that the wedding party will be in formal wedding attire, and it’s optional for all guests. We recommend a dark suit or tux for the men and formal evening wear (floor length dresses or evening pant suits) for the women.

Black Tie
Black Tie usually indicates an evening affair where the men where tuxedos and the women wear formal gowns of any length.

White Tie
This is the most formal of all wedding dress codes. We’re talking soirees at the Whitehouse kind of evenings. The gentlemen dress in long-tail tuxedos and the women don full-length ball gowns. 

So, now that you have a better idea of what you're expected to wear, the big question is, where will I find the perfect dress? I got your back (again).... FAYE's! ;) 

Posted by Carolina on 4/6/2017  |  3:32 PM  |  Add/View Comments (0)



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