Thursday, February 19, 2015

Big Cedar Lodge

Finally getting around to sharing about my weekend with you guys! Here's an outfit conundrum for you. What if you had to go to work, be a witness at a courthouse wedding, then go to a lodge resort for dinner and you had zero time to change in between? I definitely had to look outside of my capsule for this special occasion. Luckily I can get away with just about anything at the office, so I decided to go with my faux leather skort and my foolproof over the knee boots.

Sunnies: Vince Camuto (option) | Coat: TahariNecklace: Stella and Dot (option) | Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim | Top: LOFT (option) | Wrap watch: La Mer (option) | Skort: Express (option, option) | Tights: TargetBoots: Vince Camuto (option)

The resort we ended up at is called Big Cedar Lodge. It's about 4 hours southwest of St. Louis, and is owned by the owner of Bass Pro, and knowing that should give you a feel for how intricately designed and themed this resort is.

Golf Course

Top of the Rock (and my shadow)


From inside the chapel

Golf course

We stayed in a 3-bedroom cabin that looked basically like this. (photo credit here)

View from our balcony

The guys made sure there were flowers, chocolates, and wine waiting for us when we arrived.

It was pretty breathtaking, and I had no idea the midwest could be that beautiful. The iPhone photos really don't do it justice. The smells were amazing as well - it smelled like fall the whole time with campfire scents, cinnamon, and crisp, fresh air.

Friday we had a nice dinner, then just kept it low key having cocktails in our cabin, snacking, and playing Cards Against Humanity. Saturday was spent… recovering. I definitely can't throw down like I used to in my younger years! We had a late lunch, a nap, early dinner, dessert cocktails, then listened to the country singer comedian, Clay Self. We divulged in the breakfast buffet before heading back home on Sunday. The perfect weekend getaway with great company!


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  1. Love how you styled that skort with leggings and OTK boots. You look fab! xx

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  2. Such a smart layering with the leggings and skort! Gorgeousy chic look and the photos are amazing!
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  3. this look is so hot, I love the skort paired with tights.


  4. You look amazing and that lodge looks absolutely beautiful. What a perfect little chapel.

  5. What a beautiful place!! The views from the chapel and your balcony are so peaceful!! Fun weekend away it sounds like! On another note, great outfit...what you came up with fits the bill for all 3 of those occasions!! Plus, it looks fab!
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  6. That sounds like the perfect weekend! Glad you had a good one, there is nothing better then getting out of town for a couple days!

    xo, Jasmin

  7. This outfit is so great. I love the wrap leather skirt with the tights and high boots. Just the perfect amount of leg (they're all covered, but still definitely THERE). Amazing necklace too. Sounds like you had an unreal weekend!


  8. What an amazing weekend! The scenery was gorgeous and it just sounds like a nice, relaxing time with good company, which is always the best! And your skort outfit is awesome. I'm glad you're stepping outside the capsule when it makes sense!
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  9. Wow, that looks like an amazing weekend! A busy one, but a great one! That cabin looks awesome & so do you! :)

  10. What a great weekend! We have had a few friends visit Big Cedar Lodge! We need to check it out!
    Love that leather skirt!
    Stylin In St. Louis

  11. Love the layering! Glad to you had fun!
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