Confusing. And Warm. But Mostly Confusing.

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When you’re able to ditch your hefty winter coat for a few days in the middle of a Midwest January, all the time you’ve spent mentally “gearing up” for the long, dreary winter that usually follows the happy, Christmas kind of winter is completely destroyed. I was ready, friends. After the New Year, I told myself, You can do this. You were born here. You can handle the bitter temperatures and shoe-ruining slush puddles. Sure, the snow may have lost that “holiday excitement,” but you can survive. The cold doesn’t bother Elsa so it darn well won’t bother YOU. But then we have ourselves a sunny, high of 45 degrees kind of day that makes me want to spring clean the apartment, gather a bouquet of nonexistent flowers (thanks, snow), and eat a lot of colorful peeps and jelly beans. Spring in January? What is this?! Where am I? Who are you, warm weather, and what did you do with my Minnesota winter bitterness?!

It’s confusing.

And speaking of confusing, meet the new blog design! New year, new look! One that just felt right, ya know? Felt like it fit. Like the perfect pair of jeans: zips up nicely in the front and hugs tight in all the right places.

Or something like that.

Happy hump day (Mike Mike Mike Mike Mike….)!


  • Reply Kelsey Ann Yoki January 28, 2015 at 10:18 am

    I live in Duluth, and while some people are complaining a little about not having much snow, I’m just happy that it hasn’t been as bitter cold as last year. I’ll take the mild temps and being able to wear my fleece North Face in the middle of January – and maybe this means February won’t be as cold…

    • Reply Grace Beekman January 29, 2015 at 12:19 pm

      I’m with you on those bitter temps! I’m so glad my face doesn’t feel like it’s freezing off in the mornings! Hopefully spring comes a bit sooner than we think! 🙂

  • Reply Sara January 28, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    Love the new blog look & totally agree that this weather IS confusing. Is it wrong that I kinda wanted the blizzard that was heading out east to come here? I know, I know–be careful what you wish for!

    • Reply Grace Beekman January 29, 2015 at 12:18 pm

      Haha I definitely was a bit jealous of all that pretty snow! We’ll see what February brings! 😉

  • Reply January 29, 2015 at 11:28 am

    Love how you styled your hair. So pretty! January is almost over. Hang in there =)

    • Reply Grace Beekman January 29, 2015 at 12:17 pm

      Thanks girly! I’m counting down the days ’till spring! 🙂

  • Reply Grace Beekman January 29, 2015 at 12:18 pm

    Thanks, girl! I love them! They can definitely be worn all year round! 🙂

  • Reply Grace Beekman January 29, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    High of 75?! I’ll trade ya! 😉

  • Reply Made in Mauve January 29, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    Great look!

    Made in Mauve

  • Reply Elle Cherryblossomstreet January 30, 2015 at 3:24 am

    Your hair looks very pretty!
    xx Elle

    New outfit post up on: – Swedish Model and Fashion Blogger in TOKYO

  • Reply Jenessa Sheffield January 30, 2015 at 10:28 am

    Your hair is perfection! xoxo

  • Reply Gina G January 31, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    Haha such a funny post, I don’t miss the confusing winter!
    Love your cute outfit, it’s just my style <3


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