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This weekend we decided to explore our new state and head up to Duluth, MN. The drive up was beautiful; it was a nice warm day and the trees still have their colorful leaves.

After eating at Vitta Pizza, which serves delicious Neapolitan-style pizzas (my favorite), we drove to Leif Erickson park where we met the man himself.

Well, at least his statue.

From the park we went down to the shore of Lake Superior. If I didn’t know better I would have thought we were at the ocean. The lake is so large you can barely see the other side — and we were at the tip of it!

The shore was unlike any beach I’ve seen; it was covered with small red pebbles. Kyle and Grayson had a lot of fun throwing them into the water. Kyle was skipping rocks… Grayson was just picking up handfuls and throwing them in.

On the way up from the shore we found a stage flanked by two stone towers. I thought it would be the perfect backdrop for the outfit I was wearing. This combination was perfect for a cool fall day. I also brought along a burgundy jacket, but it turned out I didn’t need the extra layer.

The star of this outfit is really the sweater. The cowl and fringe adds easy detail that doesn’t require a lot of accessorizing, which is great when you’re trying to run out the door without forgetting anything. I just added leather earrings from Nickel and Suede. These earrings are great because they make a statement but are really lightweight. You don’t feel like you’re wearing large earrings at all! I’m also a fan of this copper color, which is perfect for fall.

Outfit Details

 Sweater – Golden Tote (similar//similar//similar splurge//fake the look) | Jeans – Pistola from Stitch Fix (this review//similar) | Earrings – Nickel and Suede (similar non-leather option) | Booties – Steve Madden last year (similar) | Purse – Charming Charlie (similar)

We had a lot of fun spending time in Duluth. I even sneaked a kiss from Grayson while posing for pictures with the bridge. He has such soft, chubby little cheeks! I’m hoping we’ll get up to Duluth again in the future, next time for longer. It looks like there are a lot of fun things to do up here.

Where are you favorite places to go for day/weekend trips in the fall?

Now it’s time for “Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me” link up:

Exciting news! I’m co-hosting Rachel’s linkup! Be sure to check out Rachel’s favorite posts from last week, and add your blog post to the link up below!

Meet your Host: Rachel of Garay Treasures blog:


Rachel is a former full time preschool special education teacher turned full time stay-at- home mom of four children with a passion for substitute teaching and blogging at Garay Treasures on the side. Garay Treasures is a fashion and lifestyle blog with some added posts on faith and everyday treasures. Rachel loves drinking several cups of coffee a day (hot or iced), blogging, and reading and playing with her children. You can follow Rachel by bloglovin, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest.

Meet your Co-Host: Mallory of Skirts, Snails and Supermom Tales:


Mallory is a former high school science teacher turned stay-at-home-mom to Grayson, an adorable two-year-old boy. She likes to write about fashion and the trials and joys of motherhood.

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Now on to the Featured 5 from last week:

Laura had a great list of Fall must haves and a compilation of her favorite past looks that I found inspirational. See here.
I have a new found love for Lularoe and liked reading some tips from Nina on how to shop for Lularoe and tips to think on. See post here.
Jill’s rustic Halloween decor inspired me to pull out a few Halloween decor items myself (even if just a wreath, few rustic items myself). I know..I know I am late in the game. See her post here.
Irene looks classy in this feminine red midi dress. I love this polished look.
Alyssa shares a great way to style a themed print dress. While I don’t wear printed items often I loved seeing how feminine she styled this dress. See post here.

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