Sunday, August 30, 2015

Instagram Roundup (and more)...

Happy Sunday!  Back to work tomorrow, but thank God for the upcoming long Labor Day weekend! This past weekend I went to the Packers game in Green Bay, WI but they miserably lost :(  Hoping they turn it around for the upcoming season or I am going to have some very crabby friends for the next 5 months!! 

Anyways, I decided to do some outfit posts (some from Instagram, some not) as I had some that hadn't been shared yet.  There's been a few days where I'd had to wear a coat (ew!) but this week is looking hopeful in the high 80's to bring back out the shorts and dresses!

Enjoy! xoxo

neon dress (sold out) similar here /// baublebar tassel earrings

 yumi kim tank top (sold out) similar here /// topshop scallop skirt /// dolce vita gem sandals /// tassel necklace /// marc jacobs gold watch /// sonix iphone case /// lilly pulitzer tank (sold out) similar here /// blank denim distressed /// tory burch miller thong sandals 

topshop distressed skinny jeans /// layered tassel necklace (sold out) similar here /// marc jacobs gold watch /// sam edelman sandals (sold out) similar here /// sonix iphone case /// boohoo pom-pom kaftan top (sold out) similar here and here /// rag and bone booties /// paige skinny jeans /// kendra scott "danielle" earrings

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Fall Bootie Picks!

Today I woke up and it was 55 degrees in Chicago! Brrrrr... That is a huge difference from the 80's we've been having lately, so it got me into a fall (fashion, of course) state of mind!  I decided to share some of my favorite fall boots- some that I own, and some that I am dying to have! (Can you tell that I love shades of tan?!)  Boots and booties are probably my one favorite thing about fall besides the go-to plaid shirts and chunky sweaters. :-) What are some of your favorite picks this season??

If only I could have them all... :sigh: 

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Lilly Pulitzer Sale...

The Lilly Pulitzer "After Party" Sale is finally here!! There are so many great pieces for more than half the retail price.  I had to hold myself back from ordering practically everything, but I was able to scoop up some awesome pieces before all sizes sold out!  Everything is going quickly, with mostly size 00 or 0 left, and Lilly runs small so head over to quick!!  Sharing some of my top picks...

Monday, August 17, 2015

Create & Cultivate

This past Saturday I had the honor of attending my first Create & Cultivate conference in my hometown of Chicago!  It was an action packed day, full of amazing speakers including Rach Parcell (Pink Peonies), Emily Jackson (Ivory Lane), Whitney Port (Whitney Port) and Jessica Sturdy (Bows and Sequins.  I was able to meet some amazing ladies from all over the world (literally!) who all share the same kind of passion as I do!  I also was able to learn so much more about the blogging world through helpful seminars and mentor sessions with super inspiring entrepreneurs.  I can't wait for the next conference, wherever that may be! xoxo

Cactus wall :)

Fueling up for the day!

First Panel:
Christina Mercando (Ringly)
Rachel Tipograph (
Jodie Patterson (DooBop)
Suzanne El Moursi (Mira Fitness)
Emily Motayed (Havenly)
Sonali Lamba (BrideSide)

Delicious macaroons courtesy of ShopStyle


2nd Panel:
Whitney Port
Rachel Parcell (Pink Peonies)
Jenny Bernheim (Margo and Me)
Cara Santana & Joey Maalouf (Glam App)

Blogger Bar, the cutest!!

Outside terrace

Breakfast is served

What could possibly be better than a wall of donuts?! (courtesy of Do-Rite)

Maven wine cocktails

McConnell's ice cream (Santa Barbara).  I got salted caramel chip, so good!

3rd Panel:
Erica Domesek (PS I Made This)
Nadia Aboulhosn
Whitney Leigh Morris
Hillary Sawchuck (A Drink With)
Katie Sturino (Toast Meets World)- the sweetest rescue dog!
Soren Buchanan (Sprite Soren)

Backstage with Whitney Port!

Lulu & Georgia was a sponsor... If you've never heard of them, you have to check out their website... I want everything!  (Lulu & Georgia)

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Instagram Round-Up

Since I haven't made a blog post for the outfits on my instagram, I decided to do a Thursday night instagram round-up! These are some of my favorite pieces and all super affordable!  I'm not gonna lie, I am getting pretty excited for fall fashion as there are so many awesome trends to try this year, but still lovin' on the bright-colored summer styles! :)

TGIF (tomorrow)!!!!! <3 <3

Left:  Aldo Tassel Necklace (not yet available online) Similar style here

Right: Black and White Chevron Skirt (old) Similar style here
Turquoise Statement Necklace (old) Similar style here

Left: Zara Striped Dress (old) Similar style here- love this!

Right: ASTR Cold Shoulder Dress (sold out) Similar style here

Vava by Joy Han Dress (sold out) Similar style here

What are some of your favorite trends??

Monday, August 3, 2015

'DIY" Marble and Gold Laptop

I came across a marble and gold MacBook case a couple weeks ago and fell in love... so I decided to give myself a little laptop makeover!  The ones I kept finding online were upwards of $100, so I figured out a way to DIY without breaking the bank.  A lot of the cheaper styles I was finding were "skins" and not an actual hard protector, but I ended up scoring this marble print rubber cover ($20) and shiny gold apple logo sticker from Amazon ($4) and made my own!  Less than 1/3 the cost and still looks AMAZING!!!

Also, I recently picked up this adorable Lilly Pulitzer initial mousepad from Ebay for only $7!

Finished Product :)