Sunshine + Eyelet

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I hope you a wonderful long holiday weekend! I was in Wisconsin visiting my family. It was so nice to unplug and recharge for¬†a couple of days. But of course, I did set aside just enough time to take some photos and pose in this eyelet top. ūüėČ I bought this top a couple of weeks ago, and I was so excited when the weather …

Friday Favorites: Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale

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Happy Friday! Let’s talk the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale … Unlike some retailers, Nordstrom isn’t overly promotional. They save their sales for a couple of times a year, which means these sales are¬†GOOD. I mean, really good. Like up to 40% off good. So when the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale comes around, I’m the first in (cyber) line. As you know by now, I’m allergic …

5 Summer Essentials (That Won’t Go Out Of Style)

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When it comes to style, sometimes things can get complicated. So many trends, so little time. That’s why when it really comes¬†down to it, I like¬†to start with the essentials. And since it was 87 degrees in Chicago yesterday, it’s time to¬†talk summer. When¬†it comes to summer essentials, some things are worth a splurge. I recently splurged on these sunnies, and I LOVE them. (And …

Spring Plaid

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Plaid?¬†In the spring? Yes. Don’t think you have to tuck your plaids away until fall. You’ll see mine all year long ūüôā¬† Our weekend was filled with fun¬†+ friends. We met some friends at a little fair on Saturday. Harper loved riding the¬†train and dancing to some good tunes. (She must take after her mama.) It was so much fun seeing her run and discover …

Friday Favorites: Spoil Yourself (Because You Deserve It)

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Happy Friday! Now let’s talk about how we can spoil ourselves… I know, Mother’s Day is over. And as moms, we look forward to that day because it’s all about us (I mean because we can ponder the wonder that is Motherhood). But, how about we do small things throughout the year to spoil ourselves, rather than waiting for holidays? And no, I don’t mean …

Why I Didn’t Want To Take My Husband’s Last Name

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My 3 year wedding anniversary is in a couple of weeks. I’ve been married to my husband for 3 years. And I’ve had his last name for less than 2. There were a lot of surprises about marriage. (And I’m not talking about “Oh, he doesn’t put the toilet seat down.” Ha. Child’s play.) Perhaps the biggest surprise about marriage, was how much I DID …

Rain, Rain Go Away

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So, I’ve decided to make friends with the rain. And the gloom. Granted yesterday it was sunny in Chicago, but I know the gloom isn’t gone. So I’m ready. An umbrella is such¬†an easy way to make a simple outfit fashionable. Annnnd, it’s functional. I found this umbrella¬†last week, and I haven’t been completely bummed that it’s been rainy. Hey, if you can’t beat ’em, …

Friday favorites: Coffee

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Is there a better word in the English language than coffee? (No). It’s¬†the reason I get out of bed in the morning. Ok, yes, my love for life gets me out of bed every morning. Blah Blah.¬†Truly,¬†I get out of bed for coffee. And specifically, I get out of bed obscenely early each morning so I can enjoy my coffee in peace and quiet before …

Bloopers No. 5

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If you’ve been following along for a while (thank you!), you know I love my bloopers. Life is just so much easier and more fun when I don’t take myself too seriously. If you’re a new follower (thank you!), you will learn that I love my bloopers ūüôā I try to post them every couple of months. You can check out my very first Bloopers …

Flowers + Fringe

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I hope you had a wonderful weekend! Mine was filled with a whole lot of love, flowers + fringe.¬†¬† We started a new Mother’s Day tradition this year. The Mister had the idea to plant flowers as a family. Normally, I wait until Memorial Day weekend to plant, but I just love the idea of starting on Mother’s Day with my little family. It was …