Lately

posted on: Monday, January 15, 2018


{gorgeous bar at Bellemore}

{celebrating Kevin's company holiday}

{city lights}

{beautiful arrangement from our wedding florist}

{a glimpse of our wedding venue...}

{headed to New Orleans soon!}


{the prettiest latte at Tempest Coffee}

City Chic

posted on: Wednesday, January 10, 2018




One of the most fun aspects of fashion is playing to different influences. Living in a big city, I say I've definitely adopted more 'edge' to my wardrobe over the past 7+ years. While I wouldn't necessarily wear all pieces together, I love styling a leather jacket, studded details, animal print, and sky high heels on occasion. Some items in this round-up are on the luxury side, but many are total saves — like these  oversized sunglasses ($10), furry flats ($32), leather leggings ($29), and lace tank ($29). You can browse details below, or click directly on the image above!


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January Babe

posted on: Monday, January 8, 2018


nordstrom long linen cardigan
festive collective chicago
stuart weitzman nudist heels black
cuyana structured tote
bp leather leggings nordstrom
Sure, January may be the chilliest month of them all — but it's one of my favorite times of the year. First of all: January is a fresh start, in many ways. From work and wellness, to family and fitness, January takes on a sense of reflection and advancement. Second, for an entirely personal reason: January is my birthday month! This year, I'm turning one of those capstone ages... I'm headed somewhere warm(er) down south to ring in the new decade. (More on that later!) For now, this look: a head-to-toe monochromatic pairing of a long linen cardigan with faux leather leggings (under $30) accessorized with heels and a classic leather tote.


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Cardigan: Nordstrom | Leather Leggings: Nordstrom | Tote: Cuyana (c/o) | Heels: Stuart Weitzman (c/o) | Bracelet: Gas Bijoux | Sunglasses: Celine (similar for less here)





Links I Love

posted on: Saturday, January 6, 2018


• Each state's most Instagrammed location across the U.S.
• For local readers: 13 winter date spots in Chicago.
• My personal letter to 2017 and what's to come.
• My favorite healthy breakfast: acai bowl.
• Oprah's advice on navigating your 20's.
• Last laugh: If airlines were people.

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Best of 2017

posted on: Wednesday, January 3, 2018


In the spirit of the new year — looking behind at months previous, and ahead to the ones to come — here are a few of my favorite posts of the past year. (And below: A round up of my personal favorite buys that became staples.) As I mentioned earlier this week, I'm over the moon for what's to come in 2018. Here's to a bright new year!


LAURA'S TOP BEST BUYS OF 2017:











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