Spring Fling

posted on: Thursday, March 15, 2018


Lots of new spring arrivals have hit the Shop... click over to browse more! I handpicked a collection of favorites here — from which you can click each item on the image above, or see details below.

Spring Step

posted on: Tuesday, March 13, 2018

j crew open front sweater blazer
j crew open front sweater blazer
madewell 9 inch skinny jeans
stuart weitzman nudist heels platinum
I'm excited to step into the spring / summer season and share with you lots of new content! I've been working on a large project behind-the-scenes, plus a Chicago city guide and more outfit posts. I admit: Shooting outfits around the city can feel totally awkward, but I've heard from you they're some of your favorite type of posts to see around here. So, ask and you shall receive! Here's a new open front sweater blazer I found recently at my local J.Crew on Southport and instantly loved. The blazer is perfect to wear to work (and beyond). It's currently on sale and comes in multiple colors, like grey, black, camel and soft blue.


Sweater Blazer (J.Crew) | Jeans (Madewell) | Nudist Heels (Stuart Weitzman)| Leopard Clutch (Clare Vivier) | Tank (Topshop, similar) | Bracelet (Gas Bijoux)

Wedding Registry with Wayfair

posted on: Friday, March 9, 2018

wayfair wedding registry

If you've been a longtime reader, perhaps you've noticed my love for Wayfair. The site offers a full range of items for the home — like furniture, lighting, décor and more. (Personally speaking: I've ordered everything from a chandelier to hardware to this clock on Wayfair.) Now as a bride-to-be, I recently learned Wayfair offers an online registry service. The site asked if I would curate a collection of wedding registry favorites and I happily said "Yes!" A few things to highlight: Wayfair offers free shipping on all items shipped to the couple, plus white glove delivery for large items. I also love the variety of brands featured on the site — offering plenty of options for both a bride and groom to agree on! Now here's a little something for you: Wayfair is offering you $25 off a registry purchase of $50 or more with the code B&B25. Enjoy!

Browse below for my Wayfair registry favorites...

Thank you to Wayfair for partnering this post!


posted on: Tuesday, March 6, 2018

This time of year: Who else craves a little warm weather escape? (I certainly do!) Even if travel plans are just a daydream, you can browse these resort-ready favorites below — or simply click each item in the graphic above.


Links I Love

posted on: Monday, February 19, 2018

• 10 ways to boost creativity.
• 5 foods to eat for improved health.
• The most iconic Oscars dresses of all time.
• A pretty long-sleeve floral dress (now on sale).
• 28 things to do in winter, no matter your mood.
• Motivation to up the fitness game in 2018.
• This drape coat is perfect for spring.

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Be My Valentine

posted on: Monday, February 12, 2018

Roses are red, violets are blue... here's a little love from ME to YOU! In honor of Valentine's Day on Wednesday, I hope you're feeling the love this week. I know some of us like the holiday more than others, but I couldn't resist pulling together a collection of cute gift ideas (details below) as well as sharing two of my favorite posts from the past: 20 Simple and Sweet Ideas to Celebrate Valentine's Day — and if you're local, or are visiting the Windy City: 13 Winter Date Spots in Chicago. Happy Valentine's everyone! xx



Sometimes, the simplest formula to getting dressed is going monochromatic. I wore this (nearly) head-to-toe black look on a recent trip to New Orleans, featuring this drape trench coat (now $21),  a lace tank, and faux leather leggings, accessorized with satin mules and a black quilted bag. Truth be told: I found this bag on a whim at Forever21...! Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be a link to the bag online, but you might just have luck finding it in store, if interested.

Trench Coat (Romwe c/o) | Lace Tank (H&M) | Leather Leggings (Nordstrom) | Satin Mules (Dolce Vita) | Bag (Forever21) | Cuff (Gas Bijoux) | Bracelet (similar) | Sunglasses (Céline)

Spring Fever

posted on: Saturday, February 10, 2018

Spring is on the mind! Here's a collection of new favorites to style this upcoming season. Also, be sure to check out The Shop — which I just recently updated with lots of spring arrivals. Enjoy! xx


Style Me Pretty: Our Save-the-Dates

posted on: Tuesday, February 6, 2018

I'm excited to share a sneak peek of our wedding save-the-dates, today on Style Me Pretty! To create our paper suite, I've had the pleasure of working directly with Scriptura, a letterpress design studio based in New Orleans. (If you follow me on Instagram, you may recall a behind the scenes look at their letterpress in action!) The focal point of our save-the-date is a crest incorporating our initials and a fleur de lis, flanked by branches — which I think is a nice nod to our wedding venue in the Garden District. Click over to Style Me Pretty for the full feature, along with a Q&A session addressing common questions about wedding paper etiquette and timeline.

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I should also mention these photos were taken at Cafe Spiaggia, which would be the perfect setting for a Chicago bridal shower, bachelorette brunch or engagement party! xx

PAPER: Scriptura | PHOTOGRAPHY: Aimee Mazzenga (top photos by me) | VENUE: Cafe Spiaggia | FLORALS: Alicia Kiewett | WAX SEALS: WaxSeals.com by Maurelle Calligraphy | SILK RIBBON: Illume | TOP: ASTR | PANTS: Ming Wang | SHOES: Christian Louboutin | JEWELRY: Lester Lampert | AGENDA, PEN HOLDER: White Elephant Designs


posted on: Friday, February 2, 2018

{morning coffee date at Maison Marcel}

{gorgeous palm leaves in NOLA}

{admiring all the architectural detail in New Orleans}

{a pretty-in-pink wrap dress}

{birthday bubbly at my NOLA fave Brennan's}

{Blue Door Farm Stand has the prettiest serveware around}

{our living room was featured by LikeToKnow.it this week! See decor details here}

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