Tag: tips + tricks

How I Asked My Bridesmaids

Pop the rosé … I’m excited to share how I asked my bridal party to join my side next October! Now that each of the six girls have been asked in person, I can spill details. Since becoming engaged, I…

13 Winter Date Spots in Chicago

In the middle of winter, it’s easy to get stuck in a rut. When it’s near zero degrees and ultra snowy, I personally don’t have much desire to leave home and explore the city, or venture beyond my nearby 3…

How I Edit Photos for Instagram

Every so often, I’m asked how I edit photos for Instagram. Most everything I post on the app is shot with my iPhone and edited with just a few simple steps, so I thought I’d reveal my process — plus some…

Fresh New Year

2017 is here, and like many of you, I’m sure: The new year gives a feeling of a fresh start. As I mentioned earlier this week, I’m not big on resolutions… but I do think it’s a good time to…

7 Ways to Start the New Year Right

Hello 2017! Are you ready for the new year? As much as I love Christmas and the holiday season in all its excitement, there’s something magical about this first week of January. A fresh start, perhaps? And a chance to reflect,…

My Christmas Playlist

How do you get in the holiday spirit? For me, it’s all about the music. I admit: I’m one of those people who could listen to Christmas music (almost) year-round. When it comes to favorites, I’m partial to the classics…

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  • All checked in and ready for our wedding weekend!
  • Feeling like fall 🍂

There’s a new post up on the site sharing why I personally love this season 🖤
  • It’s been a whirlwind month! We say ‘I do’ in 2 weeks, sold our Lakeview home and just BOUGHT A NEW HOUSE 🖤 The McParlans are moving to Bucktown
  • #ad My signature fall piece? An oversized scarf, preferably in leopard print 🖤 I found this one in store @woodfieldmall by @zara #love #fallfashion #leopard #foundatsimon #touchtrybuy #fallstyleatsimon
  • It’s October — which means it’s our wedding month! Life has been a complete WHIRLWIND lately (more on that later) ... Kevin & I can’t wait ‘til our big day arrives! I have a feeling our friends and family will be hanging riiight here 🍸🎺
  • Beautiful day in the neighborhood! 🍃

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