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National Coming Out Day, My Story

It’s National Coming Out Day! A day where the community is united in support of those who have not been able to come out. I’m obviously out and proud – very much so – but I’ve never shared my story. So, for National Coming Out Day, read on. This is my story: I didn’t come out until I was 23 years old. Yes, you read that right. I did not come out to anyone until I was 23. Sure, I’d dated before then, but I had always dated dudes ...
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Impostor Syndrome | Being proud of being femme

In conjunction with the release of my episode of the Becoming Fearless Style Collective Podcast, I’m talking about Impostor Syndrome and how it applies to being femme. Impostor Syndrome is the inability to acknowledge one’s accomplishments without a fear of being exposed as a “fraud” of sorts. So often within our lives, we get conflicting messages from different communities and, as a femme, this can be incredibly damaging. For me, this came ...
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The Dressing Room of My Dreams

If you follow along on my Instagram, you know that I recently moved. Yes, again. But with that comes the chance to create some amazing new spaces. So when I stumbled across Arhaus, you know I needed to come up with a way to craft my own. After all, while I don’t have a room to dedicate to a dressing room/closet space, a girl can dream, right? Thus, I took to Pinterest! Even just searching “closets” I got an overwhelming number of options to ...
Lifestyle, Style

Summer Playlist, Last Dance | Musical Mondays

Last Dance, tonight Did you all know that I used to be a dancer? Like, age 8 through 23. Studied it in college, in London, and here in Chicago. Ballet is in my veins. So when I went to shoot this look, and I started goofing off in the grass, Sarah told me to just play around while she snapped photos. I was going to talk about the end of summer, enjoying the last of the warmth before we get to break out sweaters and scarves, but then I ...
Lifestyle, Style

Summer Wrap Dress from SheIn

This post is a collaboration with SheIn. I received the dress complimentary for review purposes. All opinions are my own!  Easy summer style, easy summer wrap dress Looking for a great way to spend your Sunday afternoon in Chicago while enjoying some sweet sweet air conditioning and sipping on a glass of wine? I recently had the best time doing just that with my wife and mother-in-law, Laura, at City Winery Chicago. First up, coffee ...
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A Taste of Fame

Recently, I had the opportunity to go on the Midnight Fireworks Yacht Party, A Taste of Fame, with A Fame Event to celebrate their Rising Influencers in Media for 2017. And let me tell you, the style on show was amazing. Add in magnificent art, incredible talent, and an unrivaled level of enthusiasm and support for the honored guests and you’re set for one truly epic night. A Taste of Fame We started the night with a drink on the top ...
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Wine + Friends | The Best Ways to Enjoy Wine in Chicago

Since the two pups featured in these photos have already been adopted, I’d been waiting for some sort of opportunity to present itself to share these shots. So before we get into the meat of this post, let’s give Stanley [the brindle pup pictured above] and Amit [the big tan dog] a little cheer for finding their forever homes! And now… onto the wine You’re probably wondering what puppies and wine have in common. But ...
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Chicago’s Best Kept Shopping Secret, Shopbuzzed

What does this group of amazing blogger babes all have in common [besides their killer taste in fashion]? They all know how to rock a good shopping party because they shop with ShopBuzzed, Chicago’s best shopping secret. What is ShopBuzzed?  The brainchild of Chloe and Kristi will take you to a local watering hole where you can get your drink on in style. From Lokal to Lush Wine and Spirits and, on June 16th, Rokit Bar and Grill, these ...
Lifestyle, Style

See Sparks Fly with Entertainment Cruises Chicago

Memorial Day weekend has come and gone and oh boy was mine extra special. Thanks to my fellow blogger babe Allie of Allie’s Fashion Alley, I was lucky enough to be on the first Odyssey Fireworks Dinner Cruise of the summer season! We’re talking three course meal, strawberry champagne, dessert buffet, dance floor, and Navy Pier fireworks. All on a boat! Odyssey is one of the cruise lines from Entertainment Cruises Chicago. While ...
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Musical Mondays

Back from Seattle and ready to rock!  No really, my Seattle trip was ah-mazing and I can’t wait to share all the amazing content with you guys. But for right now, we’re gonna take it a little easier. This is my first look from our Seattle trip but I’m pairing it with a playlist so you can take a sec, chill and give your ears some amazing tunes to keep you rocking on this Monday morning. The rest of my Seattle content is ...