Summer Style: Maxi Dress + A Straw Hat

Hi, friends! I hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend. We made a quick trip to my hometown in Wisconsin. It was so nice to get away to the northwoods for a couple of days. (And even though I got hit with a double bout of mastitis (SO painful!) and felt like I had the flu, it was better than getting sick at home. Nothing like having my mom there to take care of me!)

I love the weather this

Under $50 Friday: Best Of The Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale

I know…it’s not Friday. I haven’t lost my mind, I just needed to get this to you ASAP because when it comes to Nordstrom sales, the good things go so quickly! And if you haven’t yet, you NEED to check out the sale shoes. So many cute pairs! 

This is a good one, you guys. Super cute things for summer at 40% off. And guess what? EVERYTHING below is under $50. I did it! I scoured the whole

A Closet Staple: The Trench Coat

Happy Monday, friends. It was summer-like for about 5.7 minutes in Chicago, and now we’re back to dreary and gloomy and windy and cold, so it seems spring is going to stick around for a couple more weeks. On the bright side, what better excuse to pull out my trench coat?

(While we’re on the topic: does the trench coat remind anyone else of the iconic Breakfast At Tiffany’s scene? The one in the pouring the rain, when Audrey

Under $50 Friday: Summer Dresses

It’s Friday! And as if you needed another reason to celebrate, today I’m bringing you the cutest summer dresses, all under $50. 

I’m all about investing in high quality items, like handbags, jewelry and shoes. But, for the most part, I don’t spend a whole lot on most of my wardrobe. I love finding great deals, and I truly believe that you don’t have to compromise quality for price. 

I’ve decided to dedicate Friday posts to my frugal finds under

5 Ways My Daughter Is Just As Badass As Your Son

I know. It’s like an unspoken mom rule that we’re not supposed to call our children names like badass. But, the facts are the facts, people, and I’m just here to report what I see…

Because we have 2 girls and are done with the whole child-bearing portion of life, my husband and I often get asked if we want a boy. Deep down, I think I’ve always assumed my husband felt he was missing out, not having a son.