Travel

Weekend Getaway: Lake Placid, NY

For this past weekend, I took a trip to Lake Placid with my boyfriend for Memorial Day. Today, I’m sharing some thoughts about it with you! Overall, it was such a wonderful trip and we had a really great time. It was a great start to our summer and we’re really looking forward to planning more weekend trips in the future.

To start, on our way up to Lake Placid, we actually stopped in Glenn Falls for lunch. We went to the Davidson Brother’s Brewery and got some soup and sandwiches and some beers! Andrew and I both agreed that this was our favorite meal of the whole trip, which definitely says something. We also stopped and got some gelato after lunch and then headed back on the road because we were running a little behind schedule.

We stayed in an Airbnb for this trip also since it was close by and it was such a great experience for us. The house was about a 10 minute drive from the town and had great amenities. The hosts were so sweet and friendly and provided everything we needed. We really enjoyed staying there and would definitely go back!

For our first night of dinner, we went to the Big Slide Brewery which was a really popular brewery in the area. We really like this place! We tried their hot pepper ale and a few of their mixed drinks which we really liked. The atmosphere was also great. It was young people, but not a crazy bar scene like you sometimes see. For dinner, we got an “impossible” burger (a vegan protein burger that is supposed to taste like meat) and a pizza with venison, pickled blueberries and pesto sauce. The food, unfortunately, was sub-par but we still enjoyed this place!

For our second day, we took a very long walk around Mirror Lake and through town. This was a wonderful day; the weather was perfect and we had a great time. It was warm and sunny which definitely played a factor in how exhausted we were after the walk. We stopped for coffee (a few times) and at a few shops in town. We also got lunch at The Cottage which is a really popular restaurant over looking the lake. This was probably our second favorite meal here! The drinks were in full pint glasses which is always a plus and the food was great! Our only complaint is that is was definitely overpriced but it was a great experience and we recommend this one.

On our way home, we took a stop in Saratoga Springs for lunch and some coffee and to walk around this area since Andrew had never been. Then we prepared ourselves for a slightly frustrating, very scenic, very long drive home.

Overall, this was a GREAT trip. A favorite of mine for sure, because we went at our own pace and didn’t try too hard to plan and jam pack our day with activities. It was relaxing and we enjoyed ourselves, but we decided we’re staying away from long drives for a little while!

P.S. Keep up with me on instagram: @karenmauritzenn

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Fashion

Memorial Day Weekend Outfit Ideas

I can’t believe I’m saying this but Memorial Day is coming up next week (!!!) so I wanted to share a few outfit ideas with basics that pretty much everyone has in their closet. Sometimes it doesn’t make sense to go out and buy a new outfit for one day, so in those cases, you just take what you have and try and make it into something new-ish.

Outfit #1

This first outfit is my favorite and probably exactly what I’ll be wearing on Memorial Day this year! Memorial Day is one of those holidays that people wear red, white and blue on, so that’s what I did here. I paired a tie up red and white top with regular old distressed straight leg jeans and some sandals. Super simple, but very cute and a little sexy.

Top: Forever 21 / Jeans: Topshop / Shoes: Aldo
Top: Forever 21 / Jeans: Topshop / Shoes: Aldo
Top: Forever 21 / Jeans: Topshop / Shoes: Aldo

Outfit #2

This one is another red, white and blue inspired look. The red and white striped button down is something lots of people have in their closet and so are white shorts! Paired with white sneakers, or sandals or wedges this outfit is pretty much universal, and really easy and comfortable too.

Top: American Eagle / Shorts: Topshop / Shoes: Target
Top: American Eagle / Shorts: Topshop / Shoes: Target
Top: American Eagle / Shorts: Topshop / Shoes: Target

Outfit #3

I’m a big fan of denim on denim these days (mostly on other people LOL) and MDW is a perfect time to try it out I think. Denim shorts and a cute tube top are pretty easy to do but throw on a denim jacket in a similar shade and all of a sudden people will be asking you for your instagram handle ’cause they think you’re a fashion influencer (probably not).

Top: Urban Outfitters / Jacket: Forever 21 / Shorts: Levi’s / Shoes: Target
Top: Urban Outfitters / Jacket: Forever 21 / Shorts: Levi’s / Shoes: Target
Top: Urban Outfitters / Jacket: Forever 21 / Shorts: Levi’s / Shoes: Target

Outfit #4

This one is one of my favorites also. An off the shoulder top is such a flattering look and paired with a denim skirt its’s very feminine but still comfortable. Sticking with comfort, the sandals just tie everything together!

Top & Skirt: Forever 21 / Shoes: Aldo / Headband: Urban Outfitters
Top & Skirt: Forever 21 / Shoes: Aldo / Headband: Urban Outfitters
Top & Skirt: Forever 21 / Shoes: Aldo / Headband: Urban Outfitters

Outfit #5

Finally, a simple tank dress is always a good idea. I paired it with these platform heels to make it a little fancier but it would look just as great with sneakers or sandals! I added the denim jacket over top for layering purposes and in case it gets chilly at night.

Dress: Brandy Melville / Jacket: Forever 21 / Shoes: Steve Madden
Dress: Brandy Melville / Jacket: Forever 21 / Shoes: Steve Madden
Dress: Brandy Melville / Jacket: Forever 21 / Shoes: Steve Madden

I hope you enjoyed! xox

P.S. Keep up with me on instagram: @karenmauritzenn

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