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Vintage Stripes in Spring

Okay so calling this dress “vintage” might be a bit of a stretch. I don’t actually know how old it is. It’s from a friend’s closet. One of those “I think you’ll like this and I’m not wearing it anymore” kind of dresses. Which can sometimes make some of the best looks. Like this one right here! Another way to rock my favorite Sam Edelman flats in a whole different way. This look is much ...

Satin is the New Velvet | Spring Style

Velvet had its run this past fall and winter as the trending fabric. But now it’s spring and, once Chicago starts acting like it, I’m breaking out satin as my signature spring style fabric. These flats by Sam Edelman are easily the best shoe investment I’ve made in a while. They’re a great color [and come in tons more!], they lace up super comfortably, and they make such a statement with their cut. Basically, ...

Beautiful Jumpsuit

If you’re subscribed to my email list, you’ll know that I’ve been super struggling with my body image lately. I haven’t felt pretty or confident or any of those other words people so often use. I’ve always struggled with these things. Lately, though, the struggle has been more difficult than usual. Sometimes it takes as little as one bad photo to set the whole balance off. Being a blogger, I can’t even ...

Spring Dress

Happy Spring! Somehow we made it through winter. Through weird weather, sudden blizzards, rain on rain on rain on rain, and more. Winter was definitely weird this year but we made it to spring! And rumor has it the weekend is supposed to be beautiful. So I’m taking what I can get! Spring is such a hopeful time of year. Little flowers coming up despite the cold, buds on the trees, the sound of baby birds EVERYWHERE, and so much more. ...
Style, Travel

JBU by Jambu | Wanderlust with Vegan Shoes

Cali Wanderlust During my travels to California, I got to meet up with one of my favorites, Carra. She’s a bomb photographer and videographer and she just moved to LA. Which means OF COURSE we had to get together and shoot and catch up. The result? An amazing tour of Venice Beach, photos I can’t get anywhere in Chicago, and some quality time with an amazing human being. I love being able to travel and explore but my favorite ...

Designer on a Budget | Who What Wear + Generation Bliss

Happy Friday Eve, folks! I’m in LA right now and headed up to Paso Robles and Wine Country shortly to go #WishUponaVine with some fellow amazing blogger babes. But I’m still bringing you fresh content and looks! And keep an eye out for an awesome LA on a Budget guide coming to the blog soon. Because this city might have just nudged its way into my top 5 favorites of all time. Designer on a Budget Back with another awesome way to ...

Designer on a Budget | Who What Wear at Target

But look at her shoes! Talk to anyone who knows me well for any amount of time and inevitably my love of designer will come up. Designer everything but ESPECIALLY shoes. I spend NYFW literally swooning over the shoes on the runway. Sore, the garments are always awesome and I love scoping out next season’s trends and seeing how different designers develop, but I am constantly obsessed with the shoes. Dreams of a closet full of ...

Pop the Champagne

Pop the Champagne, Start the Party I’m sure by now you’ve noticed that I have a relatively casual style. I love playing with contrast and having one dressy and one hyper-casual piece. The levels created are something of a favorite of mine. And so finding an awesome graphic tee to dress up is exactly what I’m looking for! I’ve posted about t&j designs countless times so you already know how much I love them. This ...

Jackets with Military Inspiration

In case you missed the memo, military-inspired pieces are cropping up EVERYWHERE! Just look at Burberry’s latest runway to see what I mean. And that’s not the only place it’s rocking. I love the structure and lines these pieces create and I’m enamored with the style as a whole. Jackets are an accessory that I don’t quite… get. Like, they’re all so cute but I can never style them! It’s either ...

Heels and Layers

No matter what time of year, I’m obsessed with wearing heels. Yes, this means my feet are freezing cold a ton of the time but I’m okay with that. My philosophy on shoes is that they should always be fabulous, no matter what. And sometimes that means having chilly feet in the name of fabulous shoes. So what do you do to combat that? Add layers, of course! Jazz up a button down with a blazer then top it all off with a peacoat and ...