Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Pit Stops and Victory Laps

Last week I was in Indianapolis for a conference. Lord have mercy, it was so cold! Truly I do not know how people live there! Fortunately, I had just snagged this awesome Betsy Johnson coat-- water resistant, deep pockets, and a hood. Besides being too cute with all of its details, it kept me warm as my cohort and I walked around downtown after dinner.

The pictures aren't so clear-- I don't think my iPhone was ready for a night shoot!-- nonetheless, wanting to share this festive downtown Indy display and the coat that graced the sidewalks. What do you think?

If you read our last post, or follow us on Facebook, you noticed that it was my 30th birthday (!!) on Monday. On Saturday, while my friend and colleague waited for our flight home, we had lunch at Steak N' Shakes. I haven't been to this restaurant in years! I remember going once when my family was driving to/through the midwest and my sister and I just loved it! So, when I saw Indy had one, I had to stop! Not only is the restaurant celebrating their 80th (with a birthday milkshake and all!), one of the waitresses was celebrating a birthday, too. They scooted her to middle of the restaurant and the singing began. Next thing I know, my friend says to them, "it's her birthday, too."

Long story short, check out this video* of the Downtown Indianapolis Steak N' Shakes staff and patrons wishing me Happy Birthday. Definitely had a girl smilin'!

xo | din

soft shell coat | Betsey Johnson (limited qty available, similar here)
infinity scarf | LOFT
pants | Tahari
bag | Jessica Simpson
shoes | Me Too

*Can't view video on your device? Watch it on Facebook.

Monday, December 8, 2014


Happy Birthday to... me! Today is my 30th birthday and I'm excited! Nope; I am definitely not one of those women who like to conceal their age. After all, with age comes wisdom and I'm all about that!

In fact, this morning after a beautiful rendition of "Happy Birthday" from my dad (get this man a record deal!), I wisely decided to enjoy Nutella on my toast. Truth be told, it's not the first time I've made a wise decision to have Nutella, so this just shows that I'm retaining knowledge.

Yesterday, however, might have been a more well rounded course as I enjoyed brunch with a few friends at Lavagna in Capitol Hill. The menu is farm to table and delicious. I had Eggs Florentine (their take on Eggs Benedict) with a side of bacon (not my fav in the way it was prepared) and two Americanos (necessary!). To top it off, my friends sang Happy Birthday to me before I blew out a candle on a melt-in-your-mouth delicious Tiramisu cake!

Brunch was perfect because I was surrounded by great company to fellowship, delicious food to eat, and this fabulous blanket poncho to keep me warm. This poncho was made especially for me by my best friend, dré. About a month ago dré confirmed with me which fabric I would like, then she spent an afternoon creating the garment. Upon arriving home on Saturday from Indianapolis, I saw the package at my doorstep. I had already planned to wear it for my brunch, so the timing was perfect. Thank you, dré, for such a thoughtful gift! The time and detail that went into it has not gone unnoticed! (Really, though, I've received so many compliments!) Thanks, boo!

Today is also our blogiversary! Check out our official launch here. Then, visit our Facebook page for more birthday celebration updates!

What do you think of my blanket poncho?

xo | din

blanket poncho | dré
necklace | H&M
leather cuff | MetroPark
leggings | H&M
shoes | Jessica Simpson

photos | Maci P

Sunday, December 7, 2014


This weekend I got to celebrate my fabulous friends birthday. I don't know if anything gets me quite as excited as getting fancy with my friends! 

The birthday girl was beyond glam and I didn't want to disgrace her, so I made effort to put my best foot forward. While I was in Cali this summer, I picked up a new pack of lip tattoos at Sugar Factory, this time in leopard print. I think they were so fun with my leopard print dress. My girl, Ginger got her dress from a local boutique, and she better keep watch over her closet because it's about to go missing!! Aren't we fancy!? Happy birthday Ginger!!

xo | dré 

faux fur | H&M 
top | Urban Outfitters 
dress | free people
booties | Shiekh
clutch | Steven
lip tattoo | Violent Lips

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

My Tree

My family is on the move yet again. Not too far, just across town. It's a temporary relocation while my husband gets the home ready to sell for the current owners. 

The house is basically empty still, but we did put our tree up. I love all of our ornaments, and each year we add more to our collection. Between my ballerina days and the ballerinas I'm currently raising, we have lots of nutcracker and tutu ornaments! But must share a few of my fashionable ones :)

This sparkly Eiffel Tower is part of my collection because Paris is always a good idea. Not to mention, it reminds me of my dream of going to Paris someday (PFW din?! Fingers crossed!). Then I have this fierce zebra print bootie because heels are the answer to every question! And finally, I wanted to share this fab retro Barbie ornament I've had since I was a little girl. I mean is there really anyone more fashionable than Barbie? Girl has an outfit for EVERY occasion! 

What are your holiday musts? Leave them in the comments below!

xo | dré 

sweater | Lululemon
top | RW&Co
leggings | Express
boots | Soda
polish | OPI Emotions

Sunday, November 30, 2014

November Outtakes

above | (din) code: "gratitude" and (dré) eShakti

Ciao, November! At this moment, there are two things running through our minds:

For din, "Cus the players gonna play, play, play, play, play and the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate....shake it off! Shake it off!"  This weekend of giving thanks was spent with an adorable little girl named Ava. If there was ever a pout on the 3 yr old's face, we shook it off with Taylor Swift's new album. After all, there's no pouting during #weekendwithauntiedindin; that's Wrinkle 101! (Today marked 8 days til din's 30th, so that's wisdom talking.)

Now, for dré, packing (yup, another move!) and tomorrow's meeting for an upcoming collaboration (more details to come!) occupy the mind. Thank goodness the weather from the Pass (snow..what?!) stayed put. Let's keep the cold to Cabin 28 as much as possible, shall we? Unless of course you used "codedredin10" to get yourself fabulous new outerwear. In that case, scooting from new home to fashion industry meetings looking chic is encouraged!

Men, looking for some encouragement as well? Don't look further than din's post on blogger sensation IAMGALLA (then visit past posts for inspiration here and here). We all need a little inspo For The Holidays, don't we? Speaking of inspo, did you know that "the buzz" is run by a stat counter to highlight the highest three posts? Did your favorite make "the buzz" this month?

above | (din) Cabin 28 and (dré) Blankets For Everyone

As the clock approaches midnight, join us in saying,

photo credit: with anna

xo | drédin

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