The Perfect Spring Day-to-Night (and Date Night!) Outfit

spring date night outfit scarf


Major Life Updates and Spring Shopbop Sale

Spring Shopbop Sale


The Cutest Panama Hat & $400 Nordstrom Giveaway

panama hat

Happy Friday eve, friends! It’s been such a crazy couple of weeks and promise to share an update soon. In the meantime, I wanted to share one of the latest additions to my wardrobe that has recently become a staple and adds the finishing touch to so many outfits! I found this super cute Panama…

Our Love is Serendipitous: A Tinder Love Story

Taj Mahal, tinder love story

If four and a half years ago someone told me I’d be spending the first few weeks of 2018 in India with my fiance I met on Tinder (a dating app with a slightly seedy reputation) and his best friends from college, I probably would’ve laughed in their face. I mean, me? A Tinder love…

The Engagement Story & Why I Love Our At-Home Surprise Proposal

proposal chicago lakeshore lincoln park zoo

We’ve been engaged for quite a few months, planning is underway, and I realized, I’ve never actually shared our #justsaidyes moment AKA the engagement story! So, settle in, pop the popcorn, because here we go. If you know Dave, then you would find him proposing on Cinco de Mayo as funny as I do. But…

Last Minute Holiday Outfits & Staples on Sale for the Holidays

colorful poncho

Happy Thanksgiving Eve, friends! I cannot believe the holiday is actually tomorrow. I was fortunate enough to be able to work our part day from home today, so am just doing some last minute cleaning/packing before we head home to Florida tomorrow. Not only is it Thanksgiving, which is a HUGE holiday in my family (it’s…

How to Wear White Jeans in Winter

white jeans in winter


The Staple Piece You Need for Transitioning from Summer to Fall

leopard and leather

Leopard Maxi: Similar here and here // Sandals: Everlane  // Leather Jacket: Topshop via Nordstrom // Backpack: Madewell // Sunglasses: Similar here // Watch: Cluse For those of you in Chicago, you know the weather has been a bit indecisive lately. We had a couple weeks of “transitioning to fall” weather, and then shot back up to 80-90 degree weather for summer round two. I’m not complaining, a…

Custom clothing on a budget

custom navy dress

Sandals: Steve Madden // Necklaces: Kate Spade //Gold Bangle: Kate Spade // Chain Bracelet: David Yurman // Sunglasses: Le Specs // Watch: Cluse I’ve never really been into custom clothing – but not for the reason you might think. While many associate custom with expensive (me being one of them), that wasn’t my reasoning for not getting behind it. Actually, I was fortunate enough to…

The dress (or 2) that will get you through all seasons

Striped dress with denim jacket

Apologies in advance, stripe lovers, because I’m about to feed your additction with another striped dress. I know I’m typically a big proponent of clearing out the closet – “less is more,” “quality over quantity,” etc. and so forth, but I’m also a big believer in breaking rules, when necessary. As a fan of stripes,…