posted on: Monday, May 22, 2017

Happy Monday! I hope your week is off to a great start. Can you believe Memorial Day weekend is less than 5 days away? I'll be sharing a dedicated 'red, white and blue' style post later this week — but until then, this classic white eyelet dress. I've linked similar styles below to browse...


You're Invited!

posted on: Wednesday, May 17, 2017

You're invited! I'm excited to be hosting a spring style event with Madewell next Thursday, May 25. Stop by the Gold Coast store near Rush and Oak anytime 5:00 - 7:00pm for sips, sweets and shopping (with a discount!). Enjoy 25% off any purchase of $125+. And let me say, I stopped by Madewell yesterday and the new arrivals are so good! I picked up this bell sleeve topskinny jeans, and bandana to tie around a tote. If you're local to Chicago, I'd LOVE to meet you and see you there! Please RSVP to me or to RsvpRushSt@madewell.com. Or swing by and say hi!


Loving Lately

posted on: Monday, May 15, 2017


The Things That Matter

posted on: Friday, May 12, 2017

My week is ending on a bittersweet note, as I'm headed to my parents' hometown to celebrate the life of my Grandpa Bill. He passed away at the age of 90 and led a wonderful life — he had a big heart, dedication to family and his community, served our country in the Navy, had a strong passion for lifelong learning, and was known for his love of good jazz. I have him to thank for introducing me to Billie Holiday when I was a young girl and for exemplifying so many important qualities. I normally keep things lighthearted around here, but I also feel the need to give credence to the "real" me and share some things you might not gather from behind a computer screen. This week has been a good reminder to be forever grateful for the things that matter most. Those of you spending the weekend with family and your moms, enjoy your time together! Thank you for reading, and see you next week :)

Weekend Style

posted on: Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Here's to a fresh new week! I wore this striped tee and trench Sunday for a walk around Southport Corridor with my fiancĂ©. If you're visiting (or are new) to Chicago, the Southport area is vibrant with shops and restaurants, but also has a local, laid-back neighborhood feel. (The best of both worlds, really!) Some of my favorite spots along Southport are Cafe TolaSouthport GroceryCorridor BreweryJeni's, and shops like J.Crew, lululemonU.S. Apothecary and Anthropologie. And lastly: you've seen this blush pink drape coat before... you can find similar style coats here (on sale!), here or here (under $30).

Cinco de Mayo

posted on: Friday, May 5, 2017

cinco de mayo style
Happy Cinco de Mayo, friends! Here's to hoping your day includes tacos, queso, and a margarita (or two). I had the best time putting together a collection of bold and bright Cinco de Mayo-inspired pieces... more details below. Cheers!


20+ Spring Dresses Under $100

posted on: Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Spring is officially here, and has me excited for the return of sandals and sundresses! I rounded up a collection of spring dresses under $100 catching my eye, like this white lace dress for $66, an on-trend off the shoulder dress in multiple colors, this breezy and comfortable maxi dress, and a classic blue-and-white striped dress under $20 in time for Memorial Day.


Image via Gal Meets Glam


posted on: Tuesday, May 2, 2017

{tulips are the unofficial flower of Easter, right?}

{loving this blue and white collection for summer}

{chatting our wedding registry with Pottery Barn}

{welcoming weekend guests with ranunculus and rosé!}

{beginning to see glimpses of spring in bloom in Chicago}

{bringing this pretty heels back in rotation...}

{happy to see one of my favorite artists live in concert last weekend}

{I shared our engagement and love story, in case you missed it!}

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