Thursday, May 29, 2014

Feels Like Home

Mirror: Target | Cute Print: Design Darling | His and Hers Mugs: Jonathan Adler | Pillow: Furbish Studio (absolutely in love with this one) | Candle: Diptyque | Furry Throw: Z Gallerie | Bench: West Elm (wallet friendly version here)

When thinking about how I decorate, it is very similar to how I style outfits. Even the smallest details can make an outfit or home feel like it is your own. Above are some of the home additions I am currently coveting. Not all are in my budget at the moment, but it never hurts to have a little wish list. Is your interior design taste similar to your personal style? xx

P.S. Follow along on my Pinterest board for other home decor inspirations. 

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

All The Difference

Nail Polish: Essie (Fiji) | Candle: Diptyque (Roses) | The Complete Magnolia Bakery Cookbook

Over the holiday weekend, I spent some time doing a few of the little things I do not always make time to. It really is the smallest luxuries that can make a day or moment special. We all lead busy lives, but taking time to do a few things for yourself and others can really make all the difference. Hoping you had a safe weekend and wonderful Memorial Day! xx

Thursday, May 22, 2014

A Few Things

Sunhat: Sole Society | Tunic and Swimmy Suit: J.Crew | Wedges: C.Wonder | Skirt: Madewell | Earrings: Shopbop | Bracelet: C. Wonder | Sandals: Rebecca Minkoff via Shopbop (on sale!) | Denim: Paige
Here are a few of the things that I have had my eye on lately. With Memorial Day this weekend, hues of blue, seersucker, white and gold are shining through this inspiration board. I just purchased these Rebecca Minkoff sandals and I think they will be perfect for my trip to visit my brother in Washington D.C. in two weeks! In addition, I am loving the idea of mixing the pink and blue, top and bottom of the J.Crew swimsuit. A large sunhat will always be on my wish list, no matter how many I may have, and these bee earrings? Too cute. Wishing you a wonderful holiday weekend with family, friends and loved ones! xx

Tuesday, May 20, 2014


Denim: Mother Jeans via Anthropologie | Top: Juicy Couture via Shopbop | Heels: BCBG | Bangles: J.Crew

This past Saturday I headed out with my girlfriends for an early patio dinner and then drinks downtown. I wore this peplum top from Juicy Couture - the added details, such as the slit in the back and gold zipper, made it perfect for an evening out. In addition, while at Anthropologie a few weeks ago, I picked up these jeans by Mother. They are amazingly comfortable and I love the slight flare at the bottom. Even better, they skim just above the ground when I wear them with heels so I didn't need to get them altered! On my way out the door I grabbed this little black jacket, shown in a previous post, as an extra layer for later in the evening. Have a wonderful Tuesday! xx

Friday, May 16, 2014

Happy Weekend

Happy Friday! I can't believe we are already half way through the month of May! This weekend, I am looking forward to spending time with friends, trying out a new dinner spot and a Divvy ride around lake Michigan. Fingers crossed the weather holds up as it has been on my boyfriend and I's bucket list for quite some time! Cheers to Friday - have a wonderful and safe weekend! xx

P.S. If you have the shopping bug this weekend, J.Crew Factory is having a 40% off sale on new arrivals and Tory Burch just listed some new items in their sale section! xx

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Favorite's Under Fifty

Espadrille's: Soludos via Shopbop | Chambray: Gap | Bangles: J.Crew | Maxi Dress: Forever 21 | Tee: Madewell | Sunnies: Nordstrom | Belt and Straw Bag: J.Crew (25% off with code: SOGOOD)

Here are a few of the items I am currently adoring - all under fifty dollars. The heart sunnies are a fun accessory for the Summer months. As mentioned in last week's post, I like to add gold accessories and these bangles are my absolute favorite. In addition, I am loving these comfortable tee's from Madewell and this simple maxi dress is easy to throw on whenever in need of a quick weekend outfit. Lastly, a straw bag will always leave me weak in the knees and this one from J.Crew is a classic find! xx

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

May Flowers

Sandals and Blouse: Zara | Camisole: Forever 21 | Earrings: Sole Society | Denim: AG Jeans | Wallet: Tory Burch

When popping into Zara this past weekend, I instantly fell in love with this blouse and the cute little ties on the sleeves. In addition, I spotted these baby blue sandals - the color is different from the regular brown or gold I tend to be drawn towards and for under $40, I am not sure much more convincing was needed. A simple pair of white denim and a few gold accessories helped to pull the rest of my look together. Quite perfect for a Chicago evening in May! xx

Thursday, May 8, 2014

A Few Things

Tote Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Espadrille's: Tory Burch | Hoop Earrings: Gorjana | Sunhat: J.Crew | White Denim: AG Jeans | Sunnies: Wildfox | White Sundress: Dolce Vita | Heels: Steven by Steve Madden

With the warmer weather starting to make an appearance I have had my eye on everything and anything relating to Summer. As you probably know, I love neutrals. More than ever, I love neutrals in the warmer months! There is something so crisp about an all white outfit with an added brown belt or bag. Accessorizing with a bit of gold, like the hoop earrings shown above, is the perfect ending touch! xx

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Saint James

Denim: J Brand | Striped Top: Saint James | Wedges: DSW (similar here) | Watch: Michele | Monogram Bracelet: Waiting on Martha | Sunnies: Tory Burch

While on a trip to Paris with my mother last Spring, a Saint James shirt was the number one item on my wish list. Since purchasing it, I think it has been one of the most worn items in my closet. I know that it will remain a staple in my closet for years to come - my mother purchased hers when she was around my age and still wears hers. It is an easy piece to dress up with wedges, or dress down with a pair of white shorts and sandals. All in all I think it is safe to say a timeless piece will always win me over - better yet, one that reminds me of a perfect trip with my best friend. xx

P.S. Don't forget to check out Sweet Domino Design's Etsy shop for Mother's Day cards, originally mentioned in last week's post. If you order by today, they should be at your door just in time! Enter BRIGHTCITYBRUNETTE at check out to receive 20% off your order.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Current Favorite's

Happy May Day! Lately, I have purchased mostly basics with the purpose of mixing them with what I already own. I wanted a new bag for the Summer months, but also needed a clutch for upcoming weddings, so purchased one that could be used for both. In addition, I am looking forward to some sunny days with my panama hat. I have mixed and matched my white J.Crew tee and Goodnight Macaroon striped top on numerous occasions already (seen here and here) and simply adore my new booties. They will surely take me through the rest of the Spring and be put back to use in the Fall. Last but not least, a little distressed denim is hard for me to resist - boyfriend jeans have certainly been my go-to on the weekends. What are the current favorite's from your closet? xx
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