A Break from the City, Styling by the Lake

Sometimes you just need to get away! A few weeks ago, fellow St. Louis blogger Jenna of Sincerely Jenna Marie hosted a few area bloggers out at her parents’ lake house, a dreamy location in the Missouri countryside. As you can imagine, when you get five bloggers together in a picturesque space, lots of fun, fashion, and a photoshoot ensued.

We all had such a blast that day that we want to share some of that positive energy with you, so we have a special collaboration planned for Monday. Be sure to come back and see what’s going down.

L to R: Caryl, Jacqueline, Annie, Jenna, and Me

After a fairly long stretch of warm weather in the area, that weekend was freezing. I think we each had to undergo last-minute outfit plan changes to make sure our looks were weather-appropriate. If you’re looking for lake outfit inspiration, there’s so much in this post.

What I’m Wearing:

Scarf: J.Crew (on sale)

Shirt: J.Crew Factory (old, new option)

Camisole: Old Navy

Pants: c/o Venus

Boots: BP (similar)

Earrings: Kendra Scott

Rings: Kendra Scott, Kendra Scott (on sale)

Bracelet: c/o Kendra Scott (on sale)

My typical style is very city chic. To make it work for the lakeside scene, I pulled my most rustic pieces, including this old favorite gingham shirt. I also relied on layering to create a cozy vibe. As you’ll see in future posts I have planned from this amazing trip, I also chose very earthy colors in lieu of my typical brights.

Of course, you can’t visit a lake and not get on the lake, right? Well, actually, Caryl and I forget to pack our rain boots, so we decided to stay lakeside. We had so many laughs, almost to tears even, watching Jenna, Annie, and Jacqueline paddle the canoe. The steering was quite shaky at first, but they eventually got the hang of it. You’ll want to visit their blogs to see the amazing shots of them taking control of that canoe.


I think we laughed this entire trip. Behind the scenes of a blogger photoshoot can be very silly. It was fun to share that experience with four other bloggers. By the way, remember to come back on Monday for a cool surprise.


Photography by Amy Rau Photography


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  1. April 8, 2016 / 4:24 pm

    This looks like a lot of fun. I love the vibe of lakeside cabin.

  2. April 13, 2016 / 3:49 pm

    Great pictures and I am loving your intrepid pattern mix!