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One of my favorite quotes from The Devil Wears Prada is when Miranda unenthusiastically mutters “Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking.” However… Florals for fall or fall floral foliage albeit not ground breaking is a little against the grain from the large cable knit sweaters we see this season. In line with Mirandas sentiment I have not […]

Sezane Theophile Trousers and Fleur Jumper

Style & Fashion

  I think that shopping for fall clothing might be my favorite season to shop for. I love all the plaids, sweaters and crisper weather. Although, fall in Michigan has been very reminiscent of summer time. The temperatures are slowly starting to fall though, and we have our first threat of frost in the forecast. […]

Fall Fashion Finds Plaid Top From Sezane

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Sezane Plaid Top with White Collar

this weekend was amazing. i took a nap. I can’t tell you the last time i did that. it wasn’t intentional it just happened as i was putting otto down for his at the cottage. we both just slowly drifted off to sleep only to wake four hours later realizing that it was 5pm and […]

polka dot sezane dress

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sezane polka dot dress

I know what you’re thinking. Florals for spring? Ground breaking. Floral patterns tie in my love for fashion and gardening and I can’t get enough of them. When Sezane (can you tell I’m a bit obsessed) had their spring mini capsule release on Sunday this is one of the items I snatched up. I also […]

Silk Top Cost verses Worth, Fashion Industry Talk.

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full tulle skirt

The air was crips and spring like and we had a break in the clouds with a week long forecast of rain so I decided to take Otto for breakfast before bringing him to school. We grabbed some “candy floss” (that is Peppa Pig speak for cotton candy) and went for a walk around the […]

How to Wear a Dress with Sneakers

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Linen Dress with Sneakers

It was a rare moment. I had a few hours of solo shopping while I was in Orlando this winter. Otto and Joe were having a swim and I snuck off to the outlets for a bit of quiet time. I love outlet shopping. I’m dutch to more core and I LOVE a good deal. […]

Classic Trench, The history and how to style

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Classic Burberry Trench Coat

You could google all the different sites about what is on trend for spring and they’ll all tell you something contradictory to what the last article said. One post I read even said that G strings are in. NO THANK YOU. This is why dressing in whatever makes you feel most comfortable and special will […]

Casual Spring Dress Trends

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Hot Trends for Spring Dresses

Midwesterners have sweaters for all occasions. They have everything from winter sweaters to ski sweaters to even spring sweaters. This past week in Michigan we had a 50-degree temperature swing. It was -9F one day and then today it was 40F with sunshine. I am so ready for warmer weather. Every morning I walk out […]

My Favorite Sweater Outfits

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Chunky Knit Sweater

According to tik tok skinny leg jeans are out as well as side parts. This is of course according to gen Z which fine call me old. I don’t care I love my skinny jeans and I love my side part. Curly hair can’t handle a middle part so there it is. However I am […]

How to Wear Straight Leg Jeans

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Sezane Straight Leg Jeans

Valentines Day is most likely going to be spent at home for Joe and I. That means, it’s time for some Valentine’s Day DIY gifts! This is actually the one “holiday” where Joe and I opt to stay home anyway. In previous years the menus are always double the cost and super crowded. We have […]

Twenty Valentine’s Day DIY Ideas for Friends and Kids


Sezane Sweater with Tulle Skirt

Even during the pandemic, trends emerge and since late August academia style is back. We are at the point where we are post holiday excitement and pre spring waiting. While I do love the fresh start that January offers I long for the time of gardening, farmers markets and patio dining. However this quiet time […]

Everyday Academia Style

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Zip up plaid poncho

I bought the first duster sweater of the season this month when I needed a brain break and popped in to free people with my pal Ashley. It’s been a while since either one of us found something we had to have and coincidentally we each found something that day. I purchased this long length […]

How to style a long duster sweater

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I'm abigail albers

Wife and mother, antique shopper, entrepreneur, gardener, sheep lady, sequin enthusiast and your Midwest Martha Stewart Wannabe. 

I am collector of collections and hobbies and I’m so excited to share them all with you here on my little slice of the internet. 

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