Category: chicago

My Favorite Chicago Coffee Spots

I woke up this morning to strong storms outside and realized there’s something about a rainy day that makes me want to cozy up at my favorite coffee spot. (Anyone else?). A few of you have asked for more Chicago-focused…

How Chicago Influences My Style

Recently, I was asked: “How has living in Chicago influenced your style?” I’d say, being a Midwest girl in a big city, I like to invest in pieces that are both classic and practical, then have a little fun with…

Romp in Wicker Park

One of the best and most exciting aspects of living in any big city is the diversity of neighborhoods. Chicago boasts more than 200 (!) neighborhoods, each with its own flair and vibe. I visited Wicker Park the other week,…

Lately

{taking advantage of a short, but sweet, peony season!} {sharing memories of my favorite place in Chicago} {a beautiful night to kick-off the beginning of beach volleyball season} {summer weekend wardrobe = tunic and sandals} {preparing to shoot and share…

Ladylike at Art Institute

As long as I can remember, my first memories of visiting Chicago as a young girl revolve around the Art Institute. Growing up, I was always fairly artistic and loved doing anything creative. (Apparently, I was known to take crayons…

Lately

{enjoying a springlike day along the lake} {a pretty line-up of stripes and florals at Kate Spade} {remixing classic pieces in River North} {sharing a New Orleans travel guide} {a night out for Kevin’s annual holiday party, in this gown} …

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  • Patiently (or, not-so-patiently) awaiting spring... 🌺 Who else?
There are lots of fresh, warm-weather new arrivals for spring in the ‘Shop’ section on my blog 💻 brightandbeautifulblog.com
  • Happy Valentine’s 💗
  • Dressed for winter with spring on the mind 💭
  • Playtime with William is so fun - and it's only just begun! Here's our newborn playtime set-up: We love this plush velvet quilt by @crateandkids that gives a soft and comfy foundation for our little guy, paired with this personalized blue blanket (also @crateandkids) that gets a ton of use at home and on-the-go. Then just add books, a few toys, tummy time, and my lullaby voice 🎶👶🏼 #CrateKidsStyle #ad
  • A clean kitchen (and blow-dried hair) feels like a major accomplishment these days 💁🏼‍♀️ #newbornmom @liketoknow.it #LTKhome http://liketk.it/2JLae
  • #tbt Our happily ever after 🕊

New Orleans, 10/20/2018

Photography: @clarypfeiffer 
Florals: @givernydesign 
Candles: @luminousevents 
Venue: @ilmercatonola
Event Day Management: @sapphireevents 
Stationery: @scriptura_nola

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