Everlasting Summer

posted on: Friday, July 29, 2016


Happy Friday, y'all! The weekend is alll-most here. I'm excited to be hosting my parents in Chicago this weekend. We're headed to Wrigley tomorrow to root on the Cubbies... it's just not summer without at least one baseball game, right? It's hard to believe we're almost welcoming August (and soon enough, autumn) — so I'm determined to make the most of summer, while it lasts! Here are a few things I'm looking forward to checking off my summer 'must-do' these next few weeks:

• Grilling dinners and sipping wine on our deck.
• Visiting the Farmers Market in Lincoln Park.
•  Finishing my beach volleyball league strong.
• Taking morning walks along the lakeshore.
• Hosting friends for an end-of-summer bash.
• Enjoying sunset sails on Lake Michigan.
• Dining al fresco, as much as possible.
• Catching live music in the park.
• Making fresh sangria at home.


Now your turn! Anything on your personal summer bucket list?

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Floral Maxi Dress

posted on: Thursday, July 28, 2016


Keeping things short and sweet today, in a breezy floral print maxi dress. The best part? It's under $50 and comes in a variety of colors and patterns. That, and, it beats the summer heat! I like wearing the dress with a scarf or lightweight jacket, transitioning easily from day to night.




Anniversary Sale (Part 2)

posted on: Wednesday, July 27, 2016


Have y'all taken advantage of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale yet? As I shared here, now's the perfect time to save on new arrivals for fall — like outerwear, boots, sweaters and more. I stocked up on a few of these ultra-versatile lightweight blouses, a stylish wool hat, this pair of winter boots, and a cozy cashmere sweater. (You can expect to see a few of these pieces on the blog soon!). The sale also includes beauty, home, men's and littles. As always, enjoy free shipping and returns at Nordstrom. Any items on your personal wishlist?

P.S. I'm headed to a special event tonight with Veuve Clicquot! Follow along on Snapchat (laura-platt) for a stream of fun snaps and sips of champagne ;) #yeswayrosé

SHOP THE POST: Black Dress || Drawstring Bag (only $35) || Blush Palette || Lip Gloss || Throw Pillow || Fragrance Diffuser (smells heavenly) || Bralette || Panties || Booties || Hat || Lipstick (the best!) || Clarisonic Brush || Bubble Bath || Nail Color || Candle Set (great gift idea)





White Eyelet

posted on: Monday, July 25, 2016


I hope you had a great weekend! I'm getting back in the swing of things today, following a few days up north with my boyfriend's family at their cabin in Eagle River, Wisconsin. It was a perfect summer weekend: swimming, boating, playing bocce ball and catching the most beautiful sunsets over the lake. Here's to making the most of the summer, while it's here!



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