Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Rent the Runway CLEARANCE SALE!



DRESSES (L to R)Kate Spade // Halston Heritage // Nicole Miller // Nha Khanh // BCBG
SUNGLASSESElizabeth and James
BAGS (L to R)Kate Spade // Zac Posen // Rebecca Minkoff
ACCESSORIES (L to R)Dannijo // Lulu Frost // Sandy Hyun // Sarah Magid

You guys... I am so excited because one of my favorite places to get designer pieces is currently having a sale of up to 75% off!  If you've been following along with me, you probably know that I have an obsession with Rent the Runway when it comes to needing the perfect outfit for a wedding or an event.  I have rented so many amazing dresses and accessories, and now is your chance to OWN a designer dress, necklace or handbag for a discounted price. 

One of my favorite dresses by BCBG is currently included in the sale and is only $118 (retails for $338)- say whatttt? If you have a destination wedding, or a wedding somewhere warm this year, this dress is absolutely perfect!  It would also look amazing with this adorable clutch by Kate Spade... which I am currently thinking about swooping up for Valentine's day.  I definitely plan on purchasing these gorgeous drop earrings by Sarah Magid... the colors in these are gorgeous (and again, would go perfectly with that BCBG dress or any of these dresses!)

Sizes are and styles are limited, so head over there soon before your favorite sells out! xoxo

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The Best Ruffle Sweater








SWEATEREndless Rose (Similar HERE) // JEANSDL1961 // HEELS: Sold out (similar HERE) // BAGTory Burch // EARRINGSBaublebar


Happy Wednesday everyone! This is my first week back to work and back to reality, and it's definitely been difficult.  The weather is so dreary here, I am already planning out my next vacation!


Because it's been so cold in Chicago, I recently invested in this black ruffle sleeve sweater.  I am a sucker for fun details on any piece of clothing, but especially love the big bell sleeves.  This sweater runs on the smaller side, so I would highly recommend sizing up to get the perfect looser fit.  I've also been really into the flare-leg jeans.  It's funny to think they are coming back after being super trendy back in middle school.  I still think some styles can be a little too much (and widen the leg) but investing in a nice dark pair is key.  I had to get mine altered a bit because the came super long, but with heels I can still wear them and not have them drag on the ground.  If you are looking for a pair, I suggest going with these as they are super comfortable and classic.

Hope everyone has a great day, thanks for stopping by! xoxo


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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Snow Day...






SWEATERBBDakota // JEANSNordstrom // BAGCloset Access (under $100!) // SCARFSole Society // BOOTSCatherine Malandrino // BRACELETJ. Crew Factory // RINGMichael Kors


Happy 2017 everyone! I hope everyone had a great night ringing in the New Year.   I was happy to be in warm weather and celebrate in Florida this year with my boyfriend and family.

I wore this outfit recently after we had a semi-snow storm in Chicago.  I love wearing white pants in the Winter (contrary to the no white after labor day rule) because I think winter white is SO pretty.  I paired it with this super soft BBDakota sweater (that's under $100!) because it was absolutely freezing outside.  I also love the contrast between gray and white, so I decided to go with my Catherine Malandrino over the knee boots.  If you have a hard time finding boots that don't stay up over the knee or are uncomfortable, these are perfect.  I was drawn to these because of how similar they look to the Stuart Weitzman ones, but for 1/4 of the price.  Even though these are under $100, they look and feel expensive!

Anyways, I hope everyone has a great day! Thanks for stopping by. xoxo

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Friday, December 30, 2016

Stripes & Ruffles...










TOPJ.Crew (40% off sale!) // JEANSLevi's (under $50 and SO comfortable!) // WEDGESSole Society // BAG: Sold out, Similar HERE // NECKLACELove Always by Syd (currently 30% off with code "SPARKLE" // WATCHTimex // BRACELETJ.Crew Factory // EARRINGSBaublebar

Happy Friday!! It's finally New Years eve weekend and I am off to Florida.  This look is one of my favorites from Christmas weekend.  This top was sold out, but recently came back in stock- and I suggest you grab it fast... especially because it's currently on sale!  The ruffle detailing and the stripes are what really caught my eye.  I actually saw it in the window and immediately went in to purchase it... I didn't even try it on, so I am glad it fit! 

On another note, I got to shoot at the Langham hotel in Chicago which is absolutely stunning.  If you ever visit Chicago, make sure to check it out.  They have the most beautiful lobby and also do a high-tea which I am definitely going to go back for.  All of the decorations for Christmas were so chic and right in line with how I envision my future home looking like. Ha ha!

Take off time! Hope everyone has a wonderful New Years!! xoxo



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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Bell Sleeves and Over the Knee Boots (On SALE!)








JEANSNordstrom // TOP: Sold out (Similar/ Same Brand HERE) c/o // BOOTSTarget (under $20!) // BAGGiGi New York c/o // EARRINGSKendra Scott // WATCHTimex c/o

Happy week after Christmas!! Does anyone else think Christmas flew by?  Only a couple of days until it's time to ring in the New Year... yikes!

I wanted to share one of my favorite tops from Waverly Grey, which sadly sold out, however, I linked a similar one (different print).  Waverly Grey always makes the cutest clothes but I especially fell in love with this top, mainly because of the bell sleeves. :)  Another thing I've been living in lately, are these boots from Target.  Target is a go-to for trendy pieces and these boots are almost identical to the Dolce Vita ones that retail for over $200.  The good news?! These boots are now on sale for under $20 AND free shipping!! If you need a good over-the-knee boot, I would highly recommend snagging some before they're gone.

Does anyone have any fun plans for New Years? I am heading down to Florida on Friday for 8 days, so I am super excited to get away into the warmth for some relaxation and to ring in 2017. xoxo

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Holiday Bar Cart w/ LaCroix






LaCroix Holiday Variety Pack (sold at Mariano's or Costco Stores in the Chicagoland area)
Streamers

Christmas is only 4 days away and I finally got around to getting my bar cart all ready! While it may not 'scream' holiday- I've got all the essentials to make it a perfect Christmas... just with a more feminine flair!  I, of course, had to add LaCroix to my cart, because it's my boyfriend and I's drink of choice.  This LaCroix Holiday Variety Pack is the perfect gift for anyone on your list as you can get it at any Mariano's location and it's only $7.50!!  The pack comes with my personal favorites- Cran-Raspberry, Berry and Tangerine.  We love to add a splash of it to our vodka with a squeeze of lemon or lime, for the perfect cocktail.  I went a little crazy and bought two packs for my boyfriend for Christmas, and I know this will be his favorite gift!

I am getting so excited for Christmas and can't wait to have my girls over for a pre-Christmas celebration and exchange gifts.  Christmas truly is the most wonderful time of the year... let's just hope it snows this year!!

Enjoy some of my favorite LaCroix Cocktail Recipes!

Tequila + Tangerine

.75 ounce grapefruit juice
.75 ounce sweet Italian vermouth (like Cocchi di Torino)
1 ounce tequila blanco
Tangerine LaCroix

Combine grapefruit juice, vermouth, and tequila in a tall glass over ice. Add Tangerine LaCroix to fill. Pop in a straw and enjoy.

Berry Cobbler

1 handful fresh mixed berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, etc.)
½ ripe mango, peeled, pitted, and chopped into 1-inch cubes
3.5 ounces fortified wine or 2 ounces gin/spirit of your choice
Berry LaCroix
Mint sprig for garnish (optional)

Muddle the fruit delicately in a heavy-bottomed pint glass, just enough to release their own juices. Add liquor to the glass and stir to combine. Fill pint glass with the ice, top with Berry LaCroix, and garnish with a sprig of mint, if using.

Simple red wine spritzer

1.5 ounces light- or medium-bodied red table wine
4.5 ounces Berry LaCroix  
3-4 berries (blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, or a mix) to garnish

Fill a standard white wine glass with ice. Add red wine and top with LaCroix. Stir gently and garnish with berries.

xoxo


Thank you LaCroix for sponsoring this post... as always, all opinions are my own.


Monday, December 19, 2016

Dresses To Ring In 2017

SEQUINS (Left to Right): onetwothreefourfivesixseven
VELVET (Left to Right): eightnineteneleventwelvethirteenfourteen

With Christmas coming up this weekend and New Year's Eve right around the corner, it's time to start thinking about what perfect party dress you'll be rocking this year!  The sequin trend has been around forever- and is truly classic... so you can never go wrong with one of the sequin options above.  However, if you want to stand out this year, I highly recommend choosing a little velvet number.  Velvet is back in full swing and there are so many adorable dresses that would be perfect for that NYE or Holiday party this year.  I especially love this one and this one- how gorgeous are these colors?!

I will be in Florida for New Years, so I am definitely opting for a sleeveless dress- as both styles of these dresses can get very warm.  What is everyone else going to do to ring in the New Years?! xoxo



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