Summer Style (under $100)

posted on: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

jcrew neutrals
Once fall collections start to hit the stores, do you get excited to transition from summer to the new season? While I'm not quiiite there yet (hoping summer lasts as long as possible!),  I am thinking of ways to incorporate new fall favorites with easy summer neutrals, like skirts, sandals and lightweight sweaters. J.Crew is currently offering an extra 40% off their sale section (and at times extra 50%) with the code: TREAT from now until August 3rd. It's a great time to stock up on denim, sweaters, dresses, skirts, shoes and more. All styles shown above and below are $100 or less. Enjoy!

Baby Girl

posted on: Monday, July 28, 2014

This past weekend will be remembered as a special one: I met my newborn niece, Emma! She was born July 22 and is the sweetest. As an aunt, I'm looking forward to many more times with Emma ahead :) I hope you had a great weekend, too!

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Hot Pink Dress

posted on: Thursday, July 24, 2014

Pink has always been a fun, go-to color for me to wear, so when I first saw this dress I knew it'd become one of my favorites. Beyond its color, I love its form-fitting style, quality, and meaning behind the brand. The dress is by Buckley K, a collection inspired by travel. Plus, the brand has roots here in Chicago — so cool! I paired the dress with a colorful Pucci scarf, this rattan clutch, and my favorite gold bracelet.

Coastal Decor

posted on: Wednesday, July 23, 2014

coastal living decor
What influences your personal decorating style? I'd say my own taste is influenced by elements of the beach, as my eye gravitates toward crisp whites, traditional lines, and chic coastal colors. While I live in Chicago, I like to add influences of East-Coast style here and there. I love stores like Serena & Lily, Williams-Sonoma, Pottery Barn and Pier One, as well as local boutiques for one-of-a-kind pieces. If you love this look as much as I do, here are a few pieces to get the coastal feel at home:

Summer Snapshots

posted on: Tuesday, July 22, 2014

{fresh berries at Chicago's Green City Market — yum!}

{... and perhaps my favorite section of the market}

{enjoying a sunny day on the lake} >> Shop: dress (in 14 colors!)

{keeping cool with a dip in the pool}

{making my way through my summer bucket list... sunset sail: check!}

{staying active thanks to the nearby lakeshore path} >> Shop: shoes || leggings || top

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

posted on: Friday, July 18, 2014

Happy Friday, everyone! Today marks the beginning of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. It's the absolute best time to find new fall items on sale before they go back to their regular price on August 4th. There are plenty of amazing styles to browse from beauty and accessories, to shoes, coats and menswear, so I've rounded up a few of my favorites here. Some specifics to highlight — I've been wanting to try the Clarisonic system... this might be the time to begin! Save on birthday or holiday gifts, like this monogrammed necklace or these beauty sets. A pair of suede booties and a great jacket are must-haves for cooler months. Lastly, two chic accessories — this crossbody bag and pair of glam sunnies — would remain classics for years to come. Enjoy!

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