Memorial Day shenanigans and five cute outfits.

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Memorial Day shenanigans and five cute outfits.

A bit of a bumpy start to May weather-wise in Suttons Bay (i.e. – Snow on May 14th!) but, don’t worry, things are under control.  The sun has been shining, the leaves are bursting, and the lilacs are just about to bloom.  And, we are very much looking forward to seeing all of our friends over Memorial Day weekend.  In fact, we’re having a little party on Memorial Day Saturday (May 28th) to celebrate the end of winter and the beginning of a long, beautiful Michigan summer.  So….what’s going on that day?

Well, for starters we are hosting Cymbre Foster of Moonstruck Gardens on the porch.  She is bringing a variety of beautiful plant items to sell, just in time to spruce up your yard or your porch or your garden.  She makes gorgeous preserved flower arrangements and creates lovely herb gardens in fun containers.  She’ll be selling potted creations as well as some of her cool containers separately, if you have a plant that needs a cool new home.

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Next, we will be serving my mom’s yummy Key Lime Cheesecake Bites — and my mom will be here too!  I’m so excited for her to be in the store that day, along with Kerry, our employee extraordinaire.  And, I’m thinking Lavender Lemonade to drink — doesn’t that sound refreshing?  I will make it happen.

Finally, all weekend long, we will be taking entries for our Memorial Weekend Giveaway!  We will be giving away one of our fabulous Marcy Davy Leelanau County Canvas maps to one lucky person on Tuesday, May 31st.

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You can enter in two ways:  Follow us on Instagram in the store and/or share your email address with us!  If you do both, you’ll get two chances to win.  Not going to be here over the weekend?  Just follow us on Instagram and send me an email (thehappywomanstore@gmail.com) letting me know that you did and I’ll make sure you get a shot at the print.

We’ll be open all weekend:  Saturday from 10:30 – 5:30; Sunday from 12 – 5; and Monday from 11 – 5.  We can’t wait to see you!

Now for the cute outfits!

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Cute outfit #1:  a beautiful raspberry pigment-dyed linen tee (made in Italy) paired with an adorable cotton aline print drawstring skirt.  Accessorized with a beautiful fair-trade necklace that includes freshwater pearls and an orange peel rose!

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A really cute striped sundress/tunic by one of our favorite USA made lines Plume & Thread.  Don’t let the horizontal stripes scare you off — this looks great on everybody.  Topped off with a beautiful chiffon scarf and a fair trade necklace made of  fabric.

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A gorgeous embroidered top paired with a cute pair of wide-cuffed jeans by Kut, our favorite denim company.  The top is SO fresh and pretty and has been getting a lot of attention on the front door!  We’ve accessorized it with a turquoise necklace.  Keeping it simple.

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I love this pretty Synergy organic cotton dress with the beautiful top stitching.  It is the Moxie style which is very flattering on all figures.  We’ve paired it with a simple linen color cardigan that has a fun chiffon back and a necklace that has dandelion seeds imbedded inside.

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Shazam!  This bright orange tiny stripe top from Plume & Thread looks fabulous with these uber-funky leggings from Desigual.  Topped off with a denim jacket with an antiqued wash.

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A new line for us is Before & Again.  This company makes the coolest summeriest print tops — they are definitely statement pieces.  I love this one because it pairs so well with denim.  And, these are a cropped flare style.  All of the Kut styles have spandex and a great fit.

Come on in and see what else we can put together for you!