One of my favorite things about Chicago is that there’s always something new to see! Sometimes it’s a new restaurant or coffee shop that pops up on a corner, other times it’s a cute little local boutique that you discover on a side street you’ve never walked down. Occasionally, if you’re lucky, you can come across cool new (or new to you) art painted on various walls and buildings throughout the city. I love stumbling across and scouting out murals in unsuspecting places throughout Chicago and this flamingo one might be one of my new favorites!
Happy Friday, loves! I’m so excited for the weekend because I actually have both days off from my full time job! Granted, my “off” days end up turning into blogging days, so it’s been a bit since I’ve really had a day that’s free from work, but I love what I do, so I can’t complain! Regardless, I’m ready to enjoy some time outdoors before Chicago decides to get super chilly.
The weather we’ve had in the past week or so has been reminding me quite a bit of the weather we experienced during the time we were in Cape Cod earlier this summer: windy, cool, but not chilly, and not terribly humid. Denim shorts are one of my summer and transitional must-haves because they go so incredibly well with both t shirts and big chunky sweaters. Continue reading →
Happy Fri-yay, lovelies! I hope that you’ve all had a great week and that those of you in Chicago are enjoying these fall temps as much as I am! I love it when autumn comes around and I finally get to pull out my cozy sweaters and leather riding boots. (Plus, who doesn’t love PSLs?)
You might already be well aware of this fact about me, but I love white! It’s so clean looking and half of my fall/winter sweater collection is in various tones of white, cream, etc. and that’s where I got some of my inspo for this month’s Bowtiful Wallpaper! It’s fresh, bright, and the perfect transitional wallpaper for while fall is setting in, but before you’re ready to go into full plaid and pumpkin mode.
Follow the directions below to set up your brand new wallpaper in five easy steps!
Happy September! I’ll always associate September with back-to-school, even though I’m done with school now. My friends still in college all just went back and my younger sister just started school again too. Another thing I’ll always associate with September is cooler weather. I LOVE fall weather and fall wardrobes, so this chiller Chicago weather we’ve had in the last week has been very okay with me. 😉 For this month’s playlist we’ve got a bit more country, but the song “Meant to Be” is a nice mix between both pop and country. I’d never think that Bebe Rexha and FGL would have a song together, but this one is solid. I’m also really loving “Olivia Mae” (It almost made me cry the first time I listened to it. It’s so sweet!) and also have been listening to “Cross My Mind Pt. 2” and “Walk On Water” a lot recently. I hope you all enjoy this month’s bowtiful playlist!
Summer is coming to a close and once again it’s time for Lilly Pulitzer’s After Party Sale! I got up early this morning to get a look at the sale and I’ve picked out some of the best deals and cutest pieces so that you can get a sneak peek if you’re still waiting in line or don’t have much time to shop the sale yourself!
It’s almost back-to-school time! I was walking near my former college campus earlier this week and I was amazed by how odd it felt… I only graduated in May, but seeing so many freshman around campus really brings it home that I won’t be going back to school tomorrow! I used to love buying back-to-school supplies and prepping for the new year. I got to do a bit of back-to-campus prep with Babbleboxx and in today’s post I’ll be sharing and reviewing all the fun goodies they sent over which are perfect for any collegiate getting ready to return to campus!
My first post-grad summer hasn’t felt too different from past summers, but with the end of summer approaching at an alarming rate I know that fall will feel significantly different. My friends who are still in school will be going back soon and I’ll continue learning to “adult” in my new post-grad lifestyle.
I’ll be honest, I’m not all that nervous about it! However, that doesn’t mean I’m trying to rush through the summertime that still remains. It feels like June was just a few days ago, but August is coming to a close sooner rather than later and I’m trying to get as much wear out of my summer wardrobe as possible in the meantime. Continue reading →
As summer starts to turn into fall, I love to pair shorts with sweaters for chillier evenings. Lilly Pulitzer makes some of my favorite shorts because they fit so incredibly well and are also well made! While I was in Cape Cod earlier this summer Lilly shorts were a key part of my wardrobe due to their comfort and versatility. I paired one of my staple, navy J. Crew sweaters with these bright shorts to complete the look and I was all set to head to the beach!
I know you’ve all seen countless blog posts and Instagrams about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale at this point, but it’s almost over! The sale ends on the 6th and prices on all sale items will all go up on the 7th to their normal retail value. I definitely took advantage of the sale this year and picked up a few pieces, all of which I’ve done mini reviews of below! In case you still haven’t shopped the sale yourself, I’ve also listed some of my faves that are still in stock at the bottom of this post.