Monday, February 27, 2017

Spring Favorites...


ONE // TWO // THREE // FOUR // FIVE // SIX // SEVEN // EIGHT

Happy Monday (and almost last day of February!) With Spring less than a month away, I've rounded up some of my absolute favorite pieces to get your Spring wardrobe set for those warm temps.  I am absolutely loving #1, the lace detailing is to die for and it's the perfect top to through on with a pair of jeans or a skirt.  I also just ordered #8, because who doesn't love an adorable iPhone case by Kate Spade?!  I have more iPhone cases than I need, but it's always so much fun to switch them up.  #2 is perfect for a spring/summer day, but I am especially loving it for a wedding I am going to this summer... it will be perfect because it's very light weight!

Which piece for Spring are you craving most?! xoxo

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Leopard & Hunter Green...








SWEATER: Nordstrom (similiar) // JEANS: Levi's // BAG: Trendlee // SCARF: Nordstrom (similar) // HEELS: Sam Edelman // EARRINGS: Baublebar

First of all, how amazing is this bag?! I still can't get over the way a classic Chanel bag makes any outfit look 10x better.  I really love this bag because it goes with pretty much everything and is the perfect neutral.  The weather here in Chicago has been crazy weird these past couple of days, getting into the 70's and now dropping back into the 30's this weekend.  My wardrobe is confused, as I have to keep putting away/ taking out coats from my storage unit.  This little preview of 60 degrees has made me that much more antsy for Spring to finally get here.. and its just under a month away!  This outfit is perfect for the transition as my sweater and scarf are so comfy but not too warm.  I also love adding a black suede pump to dress it up a bit.  If you are in the market for a new pair of black heels, I promise you will love these.  They are actually comfortable (they have a bit of padding in the inside) and aren't too high.  They come in a bunch of other colors as well, so if black's not your thing, there will be another color for you!

In other news, tonight I am heading to a fun event for the Anti-Cruelty Society in Chicago which is benefitting 50,000 homeless animals.  If you are interested in attending last minute, tickets are still available by emailing: events@anticruelty.org  It's for a good cause and there will be lots of drinks, apps and raffle prizes throughout the night, plus it's being held at the exclusive Union League Club of Chicago.

Hope to see you there!! xoxo

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Spring Favorites!




ONE // TWO // THREE // FOUR // FIVE // SIX // SEVEN // EIGHT

With Spring only a month away, it's time to start shopping for the perfect spring time shoe.  There is an overwhelming amount of cute pairs out there right now, so I thought I would narrow it down to 8 of my absolute favorites to make it a little easier on you!

I have these wedges in an older style (I almost like the new style better!) that I literally wear with everything from dresses to jeans to shorts all spring and summer long.  They are one of the most comfortable wedges I own and every time I wear them, I get SO many compliments.  They sold out super quick last year, so I highly recommend purchasing them ASAP if they are on your wish list.  I also just recently purchased these wedges and I have to say, they are really comfortable as well.  They come in 5 different colors (I want them all) and fit true to size.  I was a little hesitant of the platform size, but got over that as soon as I tried them on.  They make you taller and your legs look longer (what more could you ask for!?)

Both these and these are on my wish list and next on my list to purchase.  I always love adding a fun pattern on pop of color to a neutral outfit, so these will be the perfect option for that.  Floral print is super in this spring and I'm not surprised- everything is just so stinkin cute!!

What pair is your favorite?! xoxo

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

Wine Lover Vibes...









TANK TOP: NM Last Call (on sale!) // JEANS: Nordstrom // CARDIGAN: Rue21 c/o // BAG: Gucci // BOOTIES: Rag and Bone (same booties, different color) // EARRINGS: Trending Above c/o

Today's look is all about the wine lover vibe! I am a huge rose lover, so when I saw this tank I new I had to have it.  I found it on sale for under $25 and comes in another color as well.  It went perfect with this adorable cardigan by Wild Blue denim and a pair of white skinny jeans, however it would also look adorable with shorts in the summer. I am also really into the white on white trend, especially in winter but I am getting super antsy and ready for spring to be here!

I am also a huge fan of the Rag and Bone Newbury booties.  I own two pairs, and I swear they are the most comfortable booties I own-- they feel like butter! Mine are any older style, but they do still sell them in many different colors.  They are a on the pricer side, but I've had these for 3 years now and they are still in such good shape... so I really believe they are great investment shoe.

Did anyone do anything fun for Valentines day?! My boyfriend and I went to Ditka's restaurant in Chicago... they have the BEST prime rib (and banana creme pie!). xoxo

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Monday, February 13, 2017

The Perfect SUNDRESS...






DRESSSUNDRESS // WEDGESJeffrey Campbell // BRACELETSJ. Crew Factory and David Yurman // RINGMichael Kors // SUNGLASSESILY Couture

Happy Monday! I just got back from an exciting weekend in New York for Fashion Week.  It was a short weekend, but jam packed with meetings, shows and events, plus I got to hang out with some of my favorite blogger besties from Chicago.  I was a little hesitant to go in February because of the cold and because I was told it was "smaller" than the week in September, but I am so glad I went.  More on that soon!

This dress is one of my favorites and perfect for summer.  I recently wore it on my trip to Florida and got so many compliments on it, I can't wait to wear it again.  Sundress is one of my favorite brands for cute swimsuit coverups for the beach, but this specific dress could be worn either as a beach coverup or a fun daytime dress.  I am obsessed with the tassels and of course, the off the shoulder.  Another thing I am especially loving right now, is this David Yurman cable bracelet my boyfriend got for me for Christmas.  The pearl caps are perfect for incorporating it into an everyday outfit, and I know this is a bracelet that will be in style for a very, very long time!

I hope everyone had a great weekend!! xoxo

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Monday, February 6, 2017

My Designer Dream Bag w/ Trendlee







TOPWild Blue Denim // JEANSNordstrom // BAGTrendlee (use code MIDWEST for 5% off!) // BOOTIESRag and Bone (same style, different color) // EARRINGSTrending Above (currently 15% off!)

For as long as I can remember, I have wanted a Chanel bag.  I literally used to (and still do!) dream about the day when I can own a classic Chanel quilted bag, but let's be real- the cost of one is like a mortgage payment on my condo!  I truly consider myself a budget shopper, so to justify spending thousands and thousands on a handbag, just doesn't seem right to me... until now.

I recently found this amazing site- Trendlee, who carries all sorts of gently used designer handbags for half (if not more) the price of the originals.  Since all of the bags give you a description of exactly what your getting (condition- great, excellent, good) you know you're getting a great bag at an even greater price. Yes, the bag was still expensive (some Chanel bags retails 6k+!) but it's truly a classic that I believe will be a staple in your closet forever.  It's funny because I literally feel SO much classier even carrying this bag... I never even knew that was possible!

Lucky for you, Trendlee is giving all of my followers 5% off their already amazing prices on any bag you wish! Use code "MIDWEST" at checkout, and voila! a gently-used gorgeous bag will be to you in just a couple days.  I have already been eyeing up a new YSL bag, maybe I will save that for an early summer present to myself :)

Which bag is your dream bag?! xoxo

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Friday, February 3, 2017

Spring Floral Maxi








DRESS: Billabong // EARRINGS: Baublebar // SANDALS: Tory Burch // BRACELETS: David Yurman and J. Crew Factory // BAG: Kate Spade (similar) // RING: Kendra Scott

Happy Friday, babes! The weekend is finally here and the sun is shining... such a perfect combo! Even though it's not quite warm enough to wear this maxi dress (let's be honest- it's about 20 degrees here currently) I just couldn't wait to show you all.  Whether you're going on Spring Break (that's still a thing right?!) or getting ready for the warm weather to come, this dress is perfect for that!  When I think of Billabong, I think back to my middle school days... funny how things come back around full circle... but I had to have this dress (plus it's under $100!)  I, of course, am I huge sucker for anything off the shoulder, so this dress fit the bill perfectly.  I also couldn't get over the gorgeous floral print and how comfy and lightweight this dress is on.  I paired it with my favorite Tory Burch sandals, these amazing Baublebar earrings, and a pretty little Kate Spade cross body.  My bag is older, but I found a super similar one here.


I hope everyone has a great weekend! Does anyone have any fun plans?! xoxo


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