there’s power in layers

there’s power in layers

just before ringing in 2018, i spent the weekend at a cozy cabin in upstate, new york. i attempted skiing… (more on that at a later date), made s’mores, and messed around in the snow. it was the coldest weekend of the year – topping off at a whopping 10 degrees on the warmest day of our three-day excursion… and i made sure i packed the wardrobe to battle the freeze. Continue reading “there’s power in layers”

singing the blues in who what wear

singing the blues in who what wear

it’s no secret that i have a slight obsession with target’s who what wear collection — and when it came to finding unique pieces for fall ’17, this was just the line i needed to shop in order to stand out and feel amazing (without breaking the bank). Continue reading “singing the blues in who what wear”

the brunch files: the hampton social, chicago

the brunch files: the hampton social, chicago

on the last day of our weekend getaway to chicago, the hubby and i scheduled a sit down brunch. the hampton social came highly recommended, and the menu looked delicious, so i made a reservation and casually strolled over the day-of. i had no idea i was entering girl heaven. Continue reading “the brunch files: the hampton social, chicago”

let’s flamingle!

let’s flamingle!

everyone’s excited for fall – autumn hues, jackets, booties and hats – but just because the weather is chilly, doesn’t mean your wardrobe has to get dreary! on my first day in chicago, i wore a bright and bold outfit that was weather-appropriate for the windy city’s fall chill, proving you can extend bright and tropical vibes well beyond august. Continue reading “let’s flamingle!”

going green at the bean

going green at the bean

i just returned from a whirlwind weekend in chicago. i had only been once before (pre-blog), so when my husband was called on a friday business meeting at the last minute, i jumped on the opportunity to accompany him on his trip and make a weekend getaway out of it. naturally, i brought some of my fall favorites in my suitcase, and this outfit is one of them! Continue reading “going green at the bean”

pleats, please!

pleats, please!

the last outfit i wore on my trip to italy (yes, literally the last outfit before i flew home) was fun and casual. denim skirts have been all the rage for spring/summer 17, and by august, i was needing to put a twist on it so i went full schoolgirl style in a forever21 pleated number for a dinner in the boardwalk town of soverato. Continue reading “pleats, please!”

styling solid swimwear

styling solid swimwear

onepieces were in full swing this summer, and while fall is slowly creeping up on us, it won’t be long before we all (at least the east coast crew) will be looking to jet off to somewhere warm for a long weekend — so put down the pumpkin spice and take notes, because today i’m showing off one simple, solid swimsuit worn in two very different looks/styles!  Continue reading “styling solid swimwear”