Major Life Updates and Spring Shopbop Sale

Shopbop Spring Sale

1. Moore Layered Dress (Perfect for bridal showers/casual weddings!) 2. Genie Billie Hat 3. The Racer Top (Great date night top) 4. Dezzi Floral Dress 5. Cross Body Bag 6. Flatform Statement Earrings (I have these and love wearing them in summer with a black silk top or dress!) 7. Pax Top 8. Combo Shirtdress 9. Stunner Jeans with Zip Ankle & Fray (white jeans are a must for spring!) 10. Platform Espadrilles (I have lace up ones and wear mine all spring/summer!) 11. Cynder Top 12. Marley Shorts 13. Dogs Are People Too Sweatshirt (bonus points if you know the movie!!) 14. Suede Sandals 

Spring Shopbop Sale Details: April 10-14 | 20% Off Orders Under $500 | 25% Off Orders of $500 or More | Use code “EVENT18” at checkout

Happy Friday, friends! How was your week? I have to say, mine was pretty great considering I was off work and spent each day with my sister and her family! You probably have seen in some of my posts and Instagram stories that last week was my last job at my PR agency, but I haven’t shared publicly why and what’s next for us. So, I figured, it was time for a life update! Also, Spring Shopbop Sale started on Tuesday and goes through Saturday — scroll to the bottom to see a few more spring staples I found.

The Big News

Just like I did with everyone else at my job, close friends and my tight blogger fam, I’ll rip off the Band-aid: Dave and I are leaving Chicago. I’ll let that one sink in. After almost 7 years for me, I’m leaving the city I have called home. This has sort of been a long time coming, but to many, it seemed quick, and that’s likely due to the fact that once we put things in motion, they happened rather quickly.

It all started back in August when we were on a road trip for our good friends’ wedding in Charleston. On the way back (it was like 10+ hours), we started talking about what life would bring us post-wedding and if Chicago was a place we could see ourselves setting roots and raising a family (pup included). When it came down to it, we weren’t sure that it was do-able for us, at least not the life we wanted. We then decided if we do leave, we should go somewhere we have family – a built in support network. For us, that meant either going back to Florida where I’m from, or heading to Toledo where D is from and happens to have a family business that’s been around for almost 100 years!

After talking it through for a few months, we decided it was kind of a no-brainer. Moving to T-town will allow Dave to do what he loves while working with his dad and give him the flexibility to spend more time with our future family. It will also give me the flexibility to stay home with our future children and spend my days doing what I love – such as working at a yoga studio (more to come), growing my blog and getting a puppy!

Even better, we also are able to buy a HOME. That’s right, a whole house! Probably wouldn’t have been as easy for us in Chicago, but in Toledo, we’ve already been able to find a home we love – more updates on that soon!

Whew, so there you have it. It’s a huge change, but one that I’m incredibly excited for! I’m definitely nervous, but I think that makes me a normal human. I’ve already started getting acquainted with the yoga community, meeting friends of friends, all of whom are incredible people, and look forward to what the next chapter brings us!

In the meantime, I’ve been soaking in my remaining days as a Chicago resident, enjoying sleeping in a twin bunked bed with my niece on the bottom (no joke!), helping her get ready for school in the morning, spending early mornings/afternoons with my nephew and then evenings all over again. It’s given me a chance to go to super hard workout classes with my sister and then go visit all of our favorite cafes in the city. I also get to hang with my sister and bro in law (and their pup) and really come full circle with this whole Chicago living. Fun fact: when I moved here in 2011, I had basically a car full of clothes and lived on their couch while my sister was pregnant with my niece until I found my own place in Lakeview!

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It’s also given me a chance to make some headway with wedding planning with my sister’s help (updates on that next week!) and really just spend some quality time with my niece and nephew that I would never have had I not taken some time off work. I mean, just the other day I got to be here for my niece’s first visit from the tooth fairy!

As I said, I’ll be sharing more updates soon, but in the meantime, here’s some more of my picks from the Spring Shopbop Sale! The great part about this sale is that you can get some quality spring/summer staples for a fraction of the price. Every order under $500 gets  you 20% off and orders over $500 get 25% off.

Shopbop Spring Sale

1. Moore Layered Dress (Perfect for bridal showers/casual weddings!) 2. Genie Billie Hat 3. The Racer Top (Great date night top) 4. Dezzi Floral Dress 5. Cross Body Bag 6. Flatform Statement Earrings (I have these and love wearing them in summer with a black silk top or dress!) 7. Pax Top 8. Combo Shirtdress 9. Stunner Jeans with Zip Ankle & Fray (white jeans are a must for spring!) 10. Platform Espadrilles (I have lace up ones and wear mine all spring/summer!) 11. Cynder Top 12. Marley Shorts 13. Dogs Are People Too Sweatshirt (bonus points if you know the movie!!) 14. Suede Sandals 

More favorites from the Spring Shopbop Sale:

Dresses & Skirts

Jeans/Jumpsuits/Bottoms

Tops

Shoes

Accessories

Bags

Swim 

PJs

What are your favorites from the Spring Shopbop Sale??

PS – you might also like the cutest panama hat and our tinder love story.

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  1. Proud of you! Love all these ShopBop picks too! 🙂