Thursday, November 27, 2014

I'm Thankful For...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! I wanted to stop in and share a few of the little (and big) things I am thankful for. Have a wonderful day with your loved ones! xx

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Packing For The Holidays

Duffle Bag: Sole Society | Hat: Eugenia Kim | Poncho Sweater: Massimo Dutti (similar here) | Heels: J.Crew | Wallet: Tory Burch | Card Case: Kate Spade | Cosmetic Bag: Tory Burch (similar here)

As mentioned in past travel posts, I try my very best to pack lightly. This year, I have an obsession with poncho's and sweater coats. I can easily pair a different blouse or one of my favorite turtleneck tee's underdeath in order to make the look feel a bit refreshed, which will be perfect for a long weekend trip. I always make sure to throw in a dress and heels, but know that my family will be spending most of our evenings casually by the fire. An abundance of leggings and cozy socks will be sneaking their way into my bag - I can't wait! What are some of the things you are planning to pack for the upcoming holidays? Wishing you safe travels in the coming days! xx

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Gift Guide: For the Hostess

With holiday party's, Thanksgiving dinners and other festivities in full swing this month, I thought it would be the perfect time to share a gift guide for the hostess. I love making my gifts as personal as possible. One of my absolute favorite things to do, is tie an ornament to a bottle of wine or baked good. Another idea that I love is giving my host a scented candle. I especially like this one from Nest - my mom has it burning at our home over the holidays and it simply smells amazing! Personally, a gift is just as much fun to wrap, so I know I will be picking up cute gift tags like these. Stay tuned for more gift guides in the coming weeks! xx

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Weekend Sales!

J.Crew Factory: 40-60% off with no code

Happy Friday! I wanted to quickly stop in and share some of my favorite sales going on this weekend. Now, is the perfect time to start holiday shopping with all of the great retailers marking down so many goodies - have a wonderful weekend! xx

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Plaid Skirt

Skirt: Free People (similar here and here) | Faux Fur Vest: Goodnight Macaroon (similar here) |
 Turtleneck: J.Crew | Stockings: J.Crew | Necklace: Kenneth Jay Lane (similar here) | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Heels: Aldo

I am always looking for ways to remix items in my closet and loved the idea of dressing up a faux fur vest. After pairing it with a few different things I owned, my favorite ended up being this skirt. Plaid can be found everywhere this season - I especially love this scarf and jacket! I finished it off with my go-to black heels, gold necklace and bag. A cozy, festive and dressy look that will be perfect for the upcoming holidays! xx

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014


I am always looking for bright inspiration. Pinterest is one of my favorite ways to explore ideas whether it be for home decor, new hairstyles, recipes or sharing my own. I recently created a holiday board filled with decorating ideas, as well as, a wish list board which features the things I am currently loving (hint: great gift ideas!) I hope you will follow along and find just as much inspiration as I do, whether it be big or small! xx


Thursday, November 6, 2014

Knit Poncho



Sweater: Massimo Dutti (similar here) | Black Tee: Revolve Clothing | Denim: Zara (similar here) | Flats: Tory Burch | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff

A few weeks ago, while in Washington D.C. my mother and I did what we do best: shop in Georgetown. We simply can't visit my brother in D.C. without making a trip there. This time, there was one store in particular that I wanted to stop in; Massimo Dutti. We don't have one in Chicago, so I was extra excited to go. I picked up this poncho sweater and it is exactly what I had in mind for the Fall - isn't it the best when that happens? I wanted to make sure I got some wear out of it before piling on the heavier coats and thankfully Sunday ended up being a beautiful day. Hope you all have a wonderful Thursday! xx

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Current Makeup Essentials

I always love trying new products, but for the most part stick to a pretty simple makeup routine - especially during the day. Above are the current products that I use on a daily basis. Since first using Bare Minerals, I have not been able to stop. I absolutely love the coverage and it's natural look. I have used this NARS concealer for years and picked up this lipstick in "Scarlet" for Fall. Speaking of shades, my absolute favorite nail color is "Lollipop," by Essie. You probably see it on my nails in blog posts, nine times out of ten. In general, I tend to paint my own nails and leave the salons for special occasions. To keep them lasting longer, I swear by the Seche Vite top coat. It is seriously, the best!! What are some of your go-to makeup essentials? xx

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