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Cold Shoulder Ruffles

Hey lovelies, happy Monday!

As I said, today it’s a Monday… and this means different things to different people. This specific Monday is especially precious for me because it’s the first day of my very last week of classes… ever.  Finals come along next week and then graduation will be happening shortly after. (The countdown is at 16 days now if anyone is following along from my recent blog posts.)

 

What I Wore

Silence + Noise Top (Similar.)  –  J.Crew Jeans (30% off right now!)  –  Kendra Scott Necklace, Cuff, Earrings, Ring  –  JORD Watch ℅  –  BP. Booties (My favorite/most worn shoes, and they’re 25% off!)  –  Madewell Crossbody Tote

 

I still can’t quite wrap my brain around it… College is coming to a close and a huge chapter of my life is ending to allow for another one to begin.  (more…)

Oversized Springtime Sweaters

Happy Friday, lovelies! What a week! I’m almost done with classes, next week is our last week, then finals, and I graduate in 20 days! It’s crazy how fast time is flying and just how much there is to be done in so little time.

 

What I Wore

Lilly Pulitzer Tank (Similar)  –  Express Cardigan  –  J.Crew Factory Jeans (They’re under $40!)  –  Kendra Scott Necklace & Bracelet (Similar)  –  Pearl Studs  –  B.P. Booties (25% off right now!)

 

I’m finishing up a lot of final projects and papers, getting ready for the few tests I have left, and trying to enjoy as much of this beautiful weather as possible.   (more…)

Turquoise & Lace

I hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend and a hoppy Easter (if you celebrate the holiday)! I was able to go back to the ‘burbs to hang out with my family for a bit, which is always a treat.

 

What I Wore

Lilly Pulitzer Lace Dress (Similar style.)  –  Kendra Scott Statement Necklace, Dainty Necklace, Earrings, Ring, Bracelet  –  Timex Watch ℅  –  Jack Rogers Sandals

 

My mom made an incredible dinner and we had some great sweets for dessert!  (more…)

Trench Time

Happy Fri-yay! I don’t know about all of you, but this week felt sooooo long. This time of year is always crazy packed. Just the other day, my mom pointed out that I graduate in less than a month! (Talk about a reality check.) I’m incredibly excited, even with all the changes that are ahead, but I’m still doing my best to live in the moment and enjoy all the time I do have left in school (26 days!!!).

 

What I Wore

London Fog Trench Coat  –  J.Crew Chambray Shirt (30% off right now!)  –  Banana Republic Skirt (Similar style here.)  –  Kendra Scott Earrings, Tassel Necklace, Lisa Necklace, Cuff  –  Louis Vuitton Wristlet  –  Monogram Bracelet  –  Steve Madden Sandals (Similar.)  –  Kendra Scott Nail Polish in “Rose Gold Metallic”  –  Heirloom Signet Ring (This style is on sale right now!) –  Heirloom Watch (Similar style.)

 

Speaking of changes, on a seasonal level, I think it’s safe to say that spring has sprung in Chicago! It’s really starting to feel like the warm weather is actually going start sticking around! It’s been pretty rainy around here, but my trusty trench coat has been perfect for the weather.  (more…)

Feeling 22 – Bowtiful Bday Brunch

Yesterday I turned 22! (And yes, I blasted Taylor Swift.)

So, this past weekend was filled with plenty of celebrating!

 

 

Sunday was an especially special day because I was able to go on a champagne brunch cruise at Navy Pier with Odyssey Cruises Chicago on the Odyssey II with some of my nearest and dearest friends.

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Carnation Ball 2017

This past Friday, I attended my final Chi Omega formal of my college career… That’s just as weird to type as it is to comprehend! As hard as it is to believe, senior year is really starting to come to a close.

Carnation Ball was absolutely incredible and I can honestly say that it was one of the very best formal experiences I’ve had during my time at Loyola. Being surrounded by some of my very best friends, all dressed up and dancing the night away to our favorite songs, made Friday truly the perfect evening.

 

What I Wore

Solace London Dress (Rented from Rent The Runway Chicago)  –  Hair & Makeup ℅ Gold Plaited  –  Topshop Heels ℅ (similar style here)  –  Kendra Scott Earrings & Ring  –  Monica Vinader Bracelet ℅  –  Bite Beauty Lip Crayon in “Glacé”

 

For old time’s sake (and because he’s a super fun dance partner) I brought one of my best buds, Connor, as my date! We’ve gone to quite a few formals and semi formals together over the years, but this was by far one of my favorite events and outfits.
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Periwinkle on the Pier

Remember how just a few days ago it felt like Spring in Chicago? Well… It started snowing late last night and there are still flurries falling outside of my window right now. Gotta love Chicago weather, right?

 

What I Wore

Land’ End Parka  –  Circle Scarf (similar)  –  Periwinkle Sweater (No longer available, but here’s a similar knit style and similar color.) –  Kendra Scott Earrings  –  Kendra Scott Necklace (Similar style.)  –  Gold Signet Ring  –  J.Crew Jeans  –  Frye Boots (On sale right now!)

 

On a different chilly day, I was at Navy Pier shooting these photos. It was SO cold, but the light reflecting off of the water was absolutely gorgeous. There’s something so deceiving about Chicago’s winter sunlight.  (more…)

Turtleneck & Tiles

Happy Tuesday! On a recent, rainy day one of my blogger buds and I ventured out for a shoot/work date. We headed to the Chicago Cultural Center to take advantage of the gorgeous interior architecture before making our way over to Soho House for drinks and some blogging time.

 

What I Wore

Banana Republic Turtleneck  –  Banana Republic Skirt  –  ITEM m6 Tights ℅  –  B.P. Booties (On Sale!)  –  Kendra Scott Necklace & Drusy Studs  –  Signet Ring  –  Timex Watch ℅

 

I absolutely love the Chicago Cultural Center! This was Ashlee‘s first visit, but my friend/roomie/photographer, Ola, and I also shot a style post here a few years ago. This place is incredible!  (more…)

Navy Pier Crystal Gardens

Anyone who has visited Chicago has heard of Navy Pier, but not many people are familiar with their “Crystal Gardens.” This stunning greenhouse style garden features a fifty foot arched glass ceiling & numerous palm trees. It’s like a tropical escape in the middle of the city!

 

What I Wore

Lands’ End Sweater (similar)  –  L.L. Bean Vest (No longer available, similar option here.)  –  J.Crew Jeans  –  Kendra Scott Earrings  –  Dainty Necklace  –  Monogram Necklace (similar)  –  Heirloom Signet Ring  –  Frye Boots (On sale!)

 

I’ve always loved the Crystal Gardens and I consider them one of many hidden gems in Chicago. People hold weddings and proms there, but on a regular day you can just walk in to stroll around or sit down to appreciate the natural light and beautiful greenery.

I’ll always associate the Crystal Gardens with one Navy Pier visit in particular, back when I was little.  (more…)

Houndstooth Cardigan

TGIF! Who else is pumped that it’s finally Friday? I’m ready for a chill weekend filled with time spent with friends, working on homework and doing some shooting for the blog.

On weekends that I’m not working, I love throwing on big cardigans like this one (unfortunately it’s no longer available, but here’s another cozy one) and sitting down with a cup of coffee or tea to enjoy the morning light in my apartment. There’s something incredibly centering about being able to just sit and relax rather than rushing out the door like I do most mornings. It gives me a chance to center myself.

 

What I Wore

Houndstooth Cardigan (No longer available, similar style here.)  –  Kendra Scott Rayne Necklace, Earrings, Lisa Necklace, Ring, Bracelet  –  Timex Watch ℅  –  Long Sleeved Top  –  Hudson Jeans  –  Mulberry Bag  –  Nail Polish

 

Another thing that I love about big cardigans like this one, beyond the fact that they’re super cozy, is that they can easily be dressed up or down! (more…)