If you follow a handful bloggers on Instagram, then you’ve likely seen more than a few of the classic, casual mural shots with a girl (or guy) posed in front of a colorful or intricate wall in a fun outfit. LA bloggers love the pink wall from the Paul Smith store in West Hollywood and Chicago has ton of fun murals throughout the city, like this one!
Happy National Wear Your Lilly Day and Summer Solstice! For today’s post I went to Burnham Harbor in Chicago and we got there right before sunset to take photos. The pictures weren’t able to capture the true ambiance and colors, but it was absolutely gorgeous out! The multitude of harbors is another one of my favorite things about Chicago. I think it’s so cool that you can be in a big city, but still have access to the gorgeous Lake and opportunities to go sailing and boating!
I threw on my new Elsa top that I got while I was in New York and paired it with Jacks and white jeans for a fun and colorful summery look! I like bright colors and whites all year round, so I’m especially happy when summer rolls around and makes them even easier to wear on a regular basis.
Happy Thursday, lovelies! (Yay it’s almost Friday!!!) Today, I’m sharing my final look from my recent trip to NYC! If you’re interested in looking at more photos or getting more details from my trip, feel free to check out my New York post category or scroll through my past few posts.
I’m a sucker for a fun lip product, so while I was in NYC I stopped by the BITE Lip Lab on Prince Street in SoHo to design my very own BITE lipstick. This location is the only BITE Lip Lab in the world and when designing your lipstick you get to pick four aspects: 1. The color (of course) 2. The texture/finish. 3. The scent 4. The style of lid.
It’s been a bit chilly this week for summer in Chicago. Temperatures in the 60s have made it feel much more like spring! Similarly, we had a chillier and somewhat rainy day when I was in NYC and I put together one of my favorite chilly summer outfit combos that day, a comfy dress paired with a long cardigan.
I’m especially fond of long cardigans because they’re warmer in general, but also because they’re much more likely to have pockets! This look worked out perfectly for an afternoon walking around Central Park and would also work out wonderfully for any chillier spring or summer day.
It’s no secret that I’m into organization and making to-do lists. You can ask any of my friends or family members and you’ll quickly learn that my response to, “Can you hang out on ____?” or “When are you free to do _____?” is almost always, “Let me check my planner!”
My planner is my lifeline, so when Blue Sky reached out and asked me to check out their 2016 Day Designer for Target line I couldn’t say no! I used one of these planners last year and I can honestly say that it was one of the best planners that I’ve ever had. I liked that one so much that I ended up purchasing one of the flagship Day Designer planners this year as my primary planner. Blue Sky was incredibly generous and sent me a bunch of the products from this year to review and I must say that I was impressed once again!
One of my favorite spots within the Waldorf in New York is a long mirrored hallway scattered with chandeliers, featuring a black and white tiled checkerboard floor. The Silver Corridor is located on the third floor of the hotel, connected to the ballroom via a plush green carpeted staircase or through the set of elevators with nickel doors and it’s something out of a dream.
Ever since I first laid eyes on this spot I knew that I wanted to shoot an outfit of the day post there! I thought that the Silver Corridor was the perfect choice for sharing what I wore for our night at the ballet.
If you’ve been reading Bowtiful Life for a while now, then you know what the beginning of a new month means here in my corner of the blogosphere. Another month, another playlist!
This month’s playlist is kinda all over the place. We start off with an “oldie” that I recently discovered while rewatching Gossip Girl and we end with Kanye West. So, there’s a little bit of something for everyone this time around. I hope that you all enjoy these songs as much as I do and maybe even discover a brand new song that you end up loving. Happy listening!
When I travel, I’m typically a bit of an over-packer and I’ve always struggled with only bringing as much as necessary with me. In the past few years I’ve gotten SO much better at lightening my load when I pack, but I usually still end up with a few random things that I realize I didn’t really need to bring with me.
Especially when it comes to important trips, I have a tendency go overboard specifically on the amount of clothing that I bring with me. However, for my recent trip to New York City I planned out all of my outfits in advance so that I wouldn’t bring anything that I didn’t actually need. This look was I wore on my first full day in NYC!
We packed quite a lot into day two of our trip, so it was important that I had a versatile outfit for the day. This tank with some basic jeans and booties as well as a few fun accessories, ended up being perfect for the fun morning and afternoon of rushing around that we had.