Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Bell Sleeves and Leopard...

 








SWEATER: Sold out (Similar HERE and HERE) // JEANS: Topshop // CLUTCH: Etsy // BOOTIES: Sole Society (similar HERE) // NECKLACE & BRACELET: Ocean Bella Hawaii and BRACELET (use code MARVELOUS15 for 15% off!) // RING: Kendra Scott  // WATCH: TIMEX

I don't usually gravitate towards orange when picking clothes, but when I saw this sweater (and felt how soft it was) I knew I needed to branch out a little... and I am so glad I did!  Sadly, this sweater was so popular it sold out, then came back, then sold out again so you can't find it online (you may be able to find it in a Nordstrom store though!)  I did find two sweaters that are super similar, so if you like bell sleeves, this one or this one would be perfect.  Another thing I can't stop wearing are these booties (similar ones here).  They are seriously the most comfortable booties I own, even with the wedge.  For as much walking as I do, I was scared of these at first, but I swear- I could walk a mile in them and not feel a thing!

I recently got introduced to this adorable jewelry company- Ocean Bella Hawaii.  The store has the cutest necklaces and bracelets... especially this necklace and this bracelet (how pretty is that stone?!) As a plus, she is giving my readers and followers 15% off with code "MARVELOUS15"!!  Head on over there for a trendy jewelry fix! xoxo

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Date Night with NEWCITY Lincoln Park...







Happy Monday! I wanted to introduce you all to one of my favorite places to have a date night (or girls night, or family night out!) in Chicago.  Now that it's freezing outside (and snowing!!) it can be super tempting to stay inside and not want to leave your house... but NEWCITY in Lincoln Park is the perfect escape for those days when you don't want to cook and you want to have some fun!  

NEWCITY is Chicago's newest lifestyle and entertainment district consisting of amazing restaurants, shops, and nightlife.  I've come here for dinner, movies, shopping (think Off 5th, Z Gallerie and Evereve), and bowling all on separate occasions- and all have been just as amazing.  NEWCITY offers a hip and relaxed atmosphere with a fast-paced environment.  For those that are lucky enough to live in the almost 200 unit apartment building, all of the luxury lives just below! A couple weeks ago my boyfriend and I did a date night at NEWCITY that consisted of Dinner at Yard House (if you go, order the egg-rolls!) and a movie at the Arclight Cinema. Yard House is an upscale bar setting with a never-ending tap beer list.  I've dined here a couple times now and always had a wonderful experience.  Arclight Cinema is also an upscale movie theater offering a full bar and a decent sized food menu.  I especially love the fact that you can buy your tickets ahead of time and choose your seats, so you're not left worrying if you show up last minute.

Another thing I really love about NEWCITY is the bowling alley- Kings Bowl.  I came here for a work event once and was super impressed with how nice it was!  It's a 16 lane, 24,000 square feet bowling alley that boasts an 80-foot bar serving everything from the best micro brews to premium spirits and a delicious food menu.  You can order the food and eat right at the tables at your lane.  If you love to bowl, I highly recommend coming here!

 When we went for our date night, NEWCITY already had their Christmas decorations up and had the prettiest tree in the middle of it all.  They also offer a variety of events- such as concerts in the summer and bowling with Santa, just in time for Christmas.  Check out the list of events here.  If you're in the Christmas spirit and want to celebrate with your significant other or just a group of girlfriends, head to NEWCITY and you'll have a whole night of fun ahead of you! xoxo


Thank you Skirt PR and NEWCITY for hosting a complimentary date night.  As always, all opinions are my own.

Friday, December 2, 2016

The Best Blanket Scarf...









TOPTarget // VESTNordstrom // JEANSNordstrom // SCARFModcloth // BOOTIESSole Society // CLUTCHClare V. // WATCHMarc by Marc Jacobs (on sale!) // RINGSKendra Scott and Forever 21

I don't usually wear a lot of scarves or blanket scarves that is- mainly because they give me bad headaches (anyone else?!) but when I found this one, I had to have it.  It's SO soft and the color is perfect for pretty much any outfit.  I also loved pairing it with this super comfy long sleeve top from Target... it comes in other colors and I think I will be going back soon for them all.  You can't really see from the pictures, but the hem is uneven, so it drapes on the sides making it super flattering on.  This clutch from Clare V is also one of my favorites. I got this clutch at a RewardStyle event a couple months ago, but it's easily turned into one of my favorites.

What is everyone up to this weekend?! Can you believe we made it to Friday? I had a short week but it still felt like forever.  I really want to do something festive to get into the holiday spirit, like getting my Christmas tree up!!

Hope everyone has a great weekend! xoxo



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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Lilly Pulitzer x Southwest Airlines Party Plane!









A couple weeks ago I received an amazing opportunity to take part in a Lilly Pulitzer Party Plane traveling from Baltimore to Palm Beach Florida, in honor of what would have been Lilly Pulitzer's 81st birthday.  The day started off with a big party at Gate A3, celebrating with the most amazing coconut macaroon cookies (seriously though, these things were like crack!) and a DJ spinning the latest tunes.  There were giveaways and even an onsite live Lilly painter who painted the most beautiful portrait of the airplane with a Palm Beach background.  

As the plane was boarding, the amazing Lilly staff handed out swag bags filled with a Lilly Pulitzer towel, playing cards and a $50 gift card!  On board, there were cocktails, giveaways (including a $500 Southwest gift card) and so much more fun.  This was only my second time traveling to Palm Beach, so I was super excited to be back again.

Once we landed down in Palm Beach, there was even more excitement at the arrival gate, including more swag bags (this time filled with Lilly Pulitzer chapsticks) and another Lilly painter.  We then got into our car waiting for us at the airport, which took us to the most adorable hotel- the Brazilian Court Hotel.  The Brazilian Court hotel has total Palm Beach charm and the most amazing pool.  They even have Lilly Pulitzer bikes, which we used to ride from there to The Breakers Resort (the most amazing resort in Palm Beach).  This hotel makes you feel like you are in a different country, it is SO unbelievably gorgeous.  If you ever visit the resort, I highly recommend you order the "Chanel" drink at the bar-- it's delicious!  After the bike ride, we came back to the Brazilian Court Hotel to freshen up for dinner, which we had at the famous Renato's Restaurant.  This restaurant is right off of Worth Avenue (the shopping district).  We dined on delicious Italian fare and amazing red wine.  It was the perfect ending to what was an amazing day.

Big thanks to the whole Lilly Pulitzer and Southwest Airlines team for inviting me to come along on such an amazing adventure.  This day is one I will definitely never forget! xoxo

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Perfect Swing Dress and Faux Fur Jacket...







DRESSNordstrom // JACKETForever 21 // BOOTIESSole Society // BAGGiGi New York // EARRINGSBaublebar // SUNGLASSESILY Couture

Happy Wednesday everyone! I just got back from paradise (aka Riviera Maya) last night and to say I am exhausted would be an understatement!  My boyfriend and I went for a wedding but decided to extend it to make a vacation out of it, because it's cold in Chicago now!!  I had so much fun, but it was so hard to come back and get back to work. ha ha.  We also missed out on Thanksgiving dinner this year, but being in Mexico definitely made up for that.  I did miss my turkey and sweet potatoes though!

This outfit is way over-due.  I wore this in Asheville and instantly became obsessed with this jacket (not to mention it's under $50!!)  It's super warm and can easily be dressed up or down.  I also love this dress (which comes in 5 other colors) as it's the perfect swing dress to throw on for an easy to go look.  I am usually not one to gravitate towards blue, but I loved how vibrant this dress was and it's SO comfortable... I could live in it!

On another note, can you believe that tomorrow is December?! This year is seriously flying by... Christmas is just around the corner!  Is anyone doing anything fun to celebrate Christmas this year?  I am heading to Florida after Christmas to ring in the New Year there! xoxo

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Friday, November 25, 2016

2016 BLACK FRIDAY & CYBER MONDAY SALES!

3.1 Phillip Lim // 60% off handbags
And Other Stories // 50% off select items
DATE: 11/25 -11/27
Abercrombie & Fitch // Entire Store 50% Off – Online Only!
DATE: 11/25
// Entire Store 50% Off 
DATE: 11/24-11/25
// All Clearance 50-70% Off
DATE: 11/24-11/28
*Free Shipping on all orders 
AG Jeans // 30% Off Sitewide and In Store 
DATE: 11/22-11/28
CODE: BF16
American Eagle // 40% off
DATE: 11/21-11/29
Ann Taylor  // 50% off Sitewide and In Store 
DATE:11/23-11/25
CODE: celebrate
ASOS // 20% off Sitewide and In Store 
CODE: GOGOGO
// 30% off Sitewide and In Store 
CODE: THANKFUL30
DATE: 11/24-11/29
Bailey44 // 40% off Sitewide 
DATE: 11/21-11/28
CODE: BLACKFRIYAY
Banana Republic // 50% off 5 regular-priced items Sitewide
DATE: 11/24-11/26 (online) 11/24-11/28 (in store) 
Barneys New York // 40% off Sitewide
BaubleBar // 30% off purchases 
DATE: 11/25 – 11/27 
Bergdorf Goodman // 40% off Sitewide
BirchBox // Sales starting at 10% off
Take 15% off $100-$199.99 or 20% off $200+ on a great selection of items online  + save up to 50% on select items 
DATE: 11/24-11/26
Bonobos // 30% off Sitewide
DATE: 11/28
CODE: CYBER2016
Burberry // Complimentary monograming & next day delivery
Calvin Klein // Extra 40% off Sitewide
DATE: 11/23-11/27
Century 21 // $30 off $150 or $40 off $200
DATE: 11/23-11/26
Chicwish // 25% off Sitewide 
DATE: 11/25 – 11/28 
Coach // 30% Off select styles
DATE: 11/18 Early Access; 11/19-11/27 
CODE: THANKS2016
// 50% off the Edie handbag
DATE: 11/24
Express // 50% off everything In Store and Sitewide + Free Shipping 
DATE: 11/22-11/25 
// 50% off everything ONLINE ONLY + Free Shipping 
DATE: 11/28
Francesca’s // 30% off Sitewide
French Connection // 40% Off Everything In Store and Sitewide + Free Shipping
DATE: 11/21-11/29
CODE: F40BLF
GiGi New York // Receive a gift card up to 35% of your purchase PLUS a personalized leather case
DATE: 11/25
Gorjana // 30% off curated category
DATE: 11/21-11/27 
CODE: STUFFED 
HappySocks // 40% off  + Free Shipping
DATE: 11/24-11/29
INTERMIX  // Flash Sale: 40% Off Select Full Priced Items In Stores & Online
DATE: 11/21-11/22
// Extra 40% Off Sale
DATE: 11/23-12/7
// $150 off every $750 spent with code. 
DATE: 11/24-11/28
CODE: THANKS
Joe’s Jeans // 25% off
CODE: THANKS25
Minted // 15% off no minimum, 20% off $150+ on holiday
DATE: 11/23-11/27
CODE: BF2016
// 20% off $150+ on holiday, wedding, and all gifts 
DATE: 11/23-11/28 
CODE: BF2017
ModCloth // 20% off no thresh,  30% off $100+,  40% off $200+
DATE: 11/23-11/27 
CODE: FRIDAY20, FRIDAY30, FRIDAY40
Neiman Marcus // Up to 40% off + free shipping
Nordstrom // Take an extra 20% off selected sale items
DATE: 11/24- 11/28
// Designer sale – 40% off
Parker NY // 30% Off Sitewide
DATE: 11/23 – 11/28
CODE: CHIC30
Revolve // 65% off – early access
Saks 5th Avenue // Up to 40% off
Shopbop // Spend $200+, get 15% off; Spend $500+, get 20% off; Spend $800+, get 25% off
DATE: 11/22-11/28
CODE: GOBIG16
// Save up to 25%
CODE: GOBIG16
Show Me Your Mumu // 40% off dresses and rompers
DATE: 11/21-11/25
Sole Society // 30% off all footwear, select bags, and accessories
DATE: 11/25-11/27
TOPSHOP // Up to 50% off select items
DATE: 11/23-11/28
Trina Turk // 30% Off Sitewide
DATE: 11/23-11/28
Ulta // New and Only at Ulta Beauty! BareMinerals Kits Make Them Stare Smoky Eye Trio OR Make It Glow $10 each ,$37-39 Value
DATE: 11/24 @6pm- 11/26
//  NYX 40% Off Eye Makeup
DATE: 11/28
Urban Outfitters // Buy one get one 50% Off ALL apparel
DATE: 11/23-11/25
Wanderlust + Co // 40% off Sitewide
DATE: 11/24-11/29
CODE: RSCYBER40
Zimmermann // All Summer Swim 2016 will be marked 30-50% off all styles
DATE: 11/25 – 12/11