There are some people in this world in this world you just click with.
When I first read her blog Greens + Jeans, I knew we were destined to be friends.
The click factor was there.
We share a mutual love for clothes, running, The Format, traveling (especially to Argentina), not being able to sit still and of course – blogging.
Naturally, when I found out she was coming to Madison for her cousin’s wedding, I knew our agenda had to include two things: eating and shopping.
When we finally met face-to-face, all my original thoughts about Miss Greens + Jeans were validated. She is just as sweet, fun, energetic and fabulous as she seems on her blog. And double bonus – I got to meet Mama Jeans AND Grandma Jeans. She clearly comes from a line of good genes.
No pun intended.
First stop, a true Wisconsin original…The Old Fashioned!
This restaurant truly screams, “Hey look at me! I’m from Wiss-cahn-sinnn!” but with a chic touch. And when you eat here amongst the locals, you MUST order an appetizer of ooey goeey Wisconsin beer-battered cheese curds…
With a side of smoked Spanish paprika dipping sauce, these are pillows of heaven.
I know Madeline agrees.
Seeming as we do write healthy living blogs, we thought it only appropriate to include some greenery in our Wisconsin-themed dinner…
I chose #19: “Spinach and Sarvecchio Cheese with shaved red onion, sunflower seeds, croutons, deviled egg and hot bacon dressing.”
Well, don’t mind if I do…
Did I mention I had two Spotted Cow beers? Because I did. And they may have made me slightly buzzed + more chatty than usual (if that’s even possible).
And just sayin’, they may have tasted wayyyy too good going down.
Shopping? Did I mention we also both share a deep, everlasting love for Anthropologie?
Because we do.
Madeline said it perfectly, “It physically hurts the clothes there are so cute.”
This salsa outfit is my jam. When I get paid next week for a freelance writing project, I fully intend on going back for this skirt + tank, hopping on the first flight to Buenos Aires and salsaing my heart away in the back streets of Argentina’s infamous capital city.
Seriously though, how cute is she?
The fashion show did not stop there…
We’ve got Betty Draper and some crazy lady making an appearance.
My 2nd favorite ‘fit of the evening…
Oh you Moulinette Soeurs silk green printed shirt dress of love, why must you be out of my budget?
Let me rephrase, why must I be on a budget in the first place?
::pulls self together in the name of positivity::
Stay tuned for part two of H & M’s adventures as we tackle a 10-mile run + the Dane County Farmer’s Market tomorrow morning!
It shall be good – clicking, eating and shopping included.