Friday, June 24, 2016

Friday Favorites... Vacation Style

Happy Fri-YAY! The weekend is finally here and the sun is shining!! Since it's Friday, and it's my favorite day of the week... I decided to post some of my favorite things right now, and everything is perfect for a vacation (or not)!  

I absolutely adore this lace up romper from Topshop... it definitely could be dressed up or down and would look amazing with a nice tan!  I am a huge fan of Baublebar (I mean, who isn't?!) and I've been crushing on this bracelet stack, ring and earrings! I also found these uber popular espadrilles on sale for under $100... half the price of what they currently are at Nordstrom.

I hope everyone has a great weekend! xoxo

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Romper Love with Shop the Mint...

ROMPERShop the Mint Boutique (c/o) // SANDALSTarget, the PERFECT dupe to the Valentino's // EARRINGS: Sold out, similar here // BRACELETLoren Hope // RINGSForever 21Michael KorsEtsy // WATCHMarc by Marc Jacobs // SUNGLASSESDITTO (use code MITMIDWEST for a free month of unlimited designer sunnies!)

I don't think I've ever come across a romper I didn't like, but when I received this one from the Mint Julep Boutique, I was immediately in love.  First of all, it is SO comfortable.  It's really stretchy and loose-fitting, so it's not riding up you know where.. ha ha!  I love the denim-y floral print and the tie front and let's be real, it fits like a glove!  I ordered a size medium because I typically get nervous about rompers fitting too tight, but I easily could have fit in a small as well.  I would say this one definitely runs true to size.  In the widget below, I linked a bunch of other super cute front-tie rompers... I promise they are SO flattering!

These sandals, once again making an appearance... I can't believe how much they look like the Valentino's but are from Target and under $30!!  They go with pretty much every outfit and look way more expensive than they really are.  I just brought myself to purchasing them in black as well. :)

I am so happy that the weekend is almost here... this week has been crazy busy!  Does anyone have anything fun planned for the weekend?!  I hope I get a chance to relax!


Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Off The Shoulder Love...

DRESSForever 21 // SHOESJeffrey Campbell- super affordable version here // BAGForever 21 // SUNGLASSESDitto // RINGSEtsyForever 21Michael Kors // NECKLACEKendra Scott // EARRINGSChanel // WATCHMarc by Marc Jacobs

It's no secret at all... I love the off the shoulder trend.  Anytime I am shopping, I always gravitate towards off the shoulder tops and dresses and luckily this season there are tons of them!  This off the shoulder dress from Forever 21 is one of my favorites because I love the bell sleeves and the floral print.  I was afraid when I first got this dress that it would be too short, but it ended up being perfect and it's also extremely comfortable.  I paired it with my go-to wedges by Jeffrey Campbell, however, I found an exact dupe for so much cheaper here.  Honestly, besides a slight color difference, you could never tell that these were 1/3 the price.

In other news, it has been SO hot in Chicago.  I'm talking the last week or so in the high 80's and 90's... crazy to think just recently it was only in the 60's (and I was complaining about it being too cold)!! I absolutely love the warm weather, but I need to be at a pool full time to make it through!! ha ha. (not really, but that's what summer is for, right?)

What trend/trends are your current favs?! xoxo

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Disney inspired in all pink!

TOP: LC by Lauren Conrad // SHORTS: LC by Lauren Conrad // SANDALS: Target // BAG: Forever21 // EARRINGS: Kendra Scott // SUNGLASSES: BP. // RINGS: Michael Kors and Forever 21 // WATCH: Marc by Marc Jacobs // BRACELET: Loren Hope

Ok guys... could this wall be any cuter?! When I came across it, I knew I immediately had to use it as one of my backdrops and secretly wish I could paint a wall in my condo just like this.  Chicago has SO many amazing murals and painted walls, which I am also hoping to do a post on soon!

If you know me, you know I am a big fan of Lauren Conrad... remember this post she did?! :)  I was recently at Kohl's and found this adorable two-piece outfit that she did, inspired by Disney's Alice and Wonderland. If you guys haven't seen her collection, I recommend you do... everything is really chic and affordable and is pretty spot on with the latest trends. Both pieces are so comfortable, it basically feels like your wearing pajamas which makes it great for a casual outfit or even dressed up with some wedges or heels.  I went with my favorite sandals from Target, which look almost identical to the $800 Valentino's!  These are definitely the best dupes I've found so far, and come in brown and black- which are under $35!

Oh... and the random puppy in the picture is my dog Chloe! She's a malti-poo and just about the greatest dog ever... :)  Hope you all have a good Friday-eve! xoxo

Photos by Julie Kennedy

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Father's Day Gift Ideas...

Today's post is all about the dad's in our lives!  Since Father's day is just around the corner, I wanted to give you some last minute gift ideas to surprise your dad with something he will really love!  I recently came across the site Bourbon & Boots, which carries an array of products all which would be perfect for that man in your life.  They have everything from eclectic wine decanters to bourbon barrel pens to engraved wine glasses.  My dad is a huge wine drinker, so this decanter would be perfect for him!  I really like this because it's definitely a piece to talk about over dinner, but still get the job done!  If he wears a lot of suits, the cuff links are awesome and super different than your typical ones... if he's into poker, these are a must have!  I'd never heard of Mixing Water before, but if he's really into Bourbon, this water is a perfect combo to your traditional water, that will bring out more of the flavor nuances in the drink.

As always, if your stuck on what to get him or don't know exactly what he'd like, a gift card is always the way to go... especially because it will be delivered to your inbox right away!  Currently Bourbon & Boots is offering my readers $10 off a $100 gift card purchase by using code "GET10FORDAD"!  This offer expires on 6/19, and is only valid for Father's Day.

Since Father's Day is this Sunday, you still have some time to grab him something he will love, but I wouldn't wait too long or it may not get here in time for the weekend!  Is there anything else I am missing that you're getting for your dad?! I'd love to hear them! xoxo

Monday, June 13, 2016

Perfect Blush Dress...

DRESSThe Mint Julep c/o // SHOESJeffery Campbell // CLUTCHMilan Blocks c/o // RINGMichael Kors // EARRINGSMicha (only $11!) c/o

Happy Monday loves!  Another amazing weekend has come and gone, but I am so excited to show you all this dress that is the perfect blush summertime staple!  I was recently introduced to The Mint Julep Boutique, an online boutique selling tons and tons of dress, rompers, tanks, shorts, shoes... and SO much more.  What I love about this online store, is everything is so reasonably priced and the quality is very good!  This dress is absolutely gorgeous and looks even better in person.  I love the lace up detailing on the front and then uneven hem at the bottom.  It's super light weight and could be dressed up (for a wedding or event) or down with a cute denim jacket.  Currently all sizes are in stock, so hurry up and grab yours before it sells out! 

In addition to this dress, how cute is this toucan clutch from Milan Blocks?  If you've never heard of them before, you need to check them out!  They create gorgeous acrylic clutches (plus many other things) like this one and this one.  I need to have that pineapple one!!  Also, if you sign up for their email list, you'll receive a coupon code for 10% off.

Hope everyone has a great day! xoxo