May 10, 2018

I HEART FLOWY FLORALS


The transition from Winter to Spring and Summer can sometimes be awkward in the midwest as the weather can never make up its mind. This is why I gravitate often towards maxi dresses & jean jackets. Maxis are easy to transition from day to night. And they offer the airiness for warmer days and the coverage needed in case the weather turns cooler in the evenings.

I love wearing maxis in bright colors and fun prints in the Spring and Summer months. They bring extra joy and are the focal point to your outfit, so you really only need to add simpler accessories. But if you want to be extra, you can always add fun heels, bags and statement jewelry.

Lately, I've been obsessed with this easy breezy floral maxi dress. It fits looser, so it's great for casual days but can be dressed up with heels and statement earrings. Can you believe it's only $25? It's such a steal for the quality and style! How would you style this dress?






SHOP MY LOOK:
Dress: c/o SheIn
Jacket: Old Navy
Heels: Ann Taylor 
Earrings: BaubleBar (sold out) {Similar}
Sunnies: Old Navy

April 26, 2018

SPRING SPARKLE


Chicago, Spring looks crazy beautiful on you! There's something about this weather that puts an extra spring and sparkle in my step. I can't explain it. The city hasn't bloomed quite yet, but I've broken out my open-toed shoes and have been wearing dresses and skirts without tights or leggings.

My friends and I were shopping together and it was so fun to add some color to their wardrobe. That is always my goal when styling my friends who wear neutrals all day, every day. Adding color and sparkle and prints to their repertoire makes me so happy!

When my sister got this multicolored, striped and sequined skirt for me, I was obsessed and itching to wear it. So please don't judge me if it's worn often. It deserves to be seen.

I was lucky to get a chance to wear the skirt during my Miami girls weekend getaway earlier this year already. And these photos capture the true joy I feel when I wear it. Is there a piece in your Spring wardrobe that makes you do a happy dance?









PHOTOGRAPHY: Kaleena Thompson

SHOP MY LOOK:
Skirt: Anthropologie (Sold Out) {Similar | Similar}
Top: Kate Spade (Old) {Similar | Similar}
Heels: DSW (Sold Out) {Similar | Similar}
Bag: 31Bits
Earrings: Loft (Sold Out) {Similar | Similar}
Rings: 31Bits

April 17, 2018

LOFT FRIENDS & FAMILY SALE


If you haven't been on my Instagram page lately (or if you aren't following me on Instagram), you may have missed out on the fun Loft pre-sale party we had over the weekend. But have no fear! The Loft Friends and Family sale is now happening online and in all Loft stores!

So what does this sale entail?

Tons of cute clothes for 40% OFF! Plus, some new arrivals are 50% OFF! Plus, card members get double points which is a definite win!

Their newest collection is amazing! It is filled with fun prints, colors and patterns! I am obsessed with all of it, so I had to share it with you here with my favorite finds that are must-haves for the upcoming seasons. You can shop for each item by clicking on the images! These are going to sell like hotcakes so be sure to shop ASAP! What are your favorite pieces?

April 7, 2018

AFFORDABLE SPRING DRESS


Out with the old, in with the new.

That's what Spring cleaning feels like to me and to many others. I know that Spring cleaning is supposed to make you feel good. The "out with the old" part definitely helps reduce some stress since I can be a neat freak when it comes to organization. But sometimes the "in with the new" part can be anxiety-inducing. Especially if you feel like you have to break the bank to find new Spring pieces.

But that's not the case for your new Spring dresses. Well, it's not if you peruse through my list of adorable and affordable Spring dresses. They are all under $31! And many are incredibly versatile and unique! 

Click through and let me know which is your favorite! And definitely let me know if you ended up getting one from my list! We could be twinsies since many of these are in my shopping cart already!

  
  
  
  
  

April 2, 2018

FLORAL RUFFLES


Springtime has me dreaming of florals and I'm always for ruffle details. Chicago got a quick glimpse of Spring this weekend with Spring showers and 50 degree weather. When the sun peeked out, I grabbed my new favorite Spring frock to wear for a walk around the neighborhood! I've been waiting so long for Spring/Summer dress weather!

The dress is from Shein and it is the perfect transition piece from winter to Spring with its darker hues and longer sleeves. I'll be wearing this dress for weekend brunch, nights out, and vacation to warmer destinations. The best part is the price tag at $21!

What are you looking forward to this Spring? 








SHOP MY LOOK:
Dress: c/o Shein
Bag: 31Bits {Similar | Similar}
Necklace: 31Bits
Earrings: Ann Taylor (old) {Similar}
Heels: DSW (sold out) {Similar | Similar}


March 17, 2018

OOH LA LA


Life is like a bag full of surprises that have me exclaiming "Ooh la la!" Ok, maybe I don't say those exact words, but there are many events of life that surprise me.

If you were to ask me 10 years ago what I'd be doing in 10 years, there is no way I would have been able to guess most of what my current life looks like. 

For example, I thought I'd pursue music. Not the music that fills my current life, but strictly classical music. 

I saw myself living in the suburbs and never considered myself a city girl. But I love the city now and can't imagine settling in the suburbs. Mostly, I saw myself living in the predominantly white suburbs I grew up in and in a bubble. But that idea has no appeal to me now. I love the diversity of my neighborhood and the challenges and joys it brings.

This doesn't mean that I've stopped dreaming and pursuing those dreams. I've just been more willing to allow God to surprise me over the years as I have learned that His plans are better. When God shuts one door and leads me through a door I hadn't seen before, it may be daunting and/or exciting. But I know that this is His loving way to guide me toward His greater purpose for my life.

So let those "ooh la la" moments happen & embrace them!






Photography: Kaleena Thompson

SHOP MY LOOK:
Top: Loft {Similar | Similar}
Skirt: Loft {Similar | Similar}
Earrings: Loft

March 4, 2018

STATEMENT JACKET


Winter may still be here for a little while, and I'm tired of hiding cute outfits under boring winter jackets. It's had me feeling like I'm hiding my light under a basket. It sounds cheesy, but when you put together an outfit that makes you feel like you're expressing who you are and your style, it's unfortunate to hide it most of the day. So that's where cute statement jackets come into the picture! 

Shein has the best collection of jackets to keep you warm. They are really cute, but they also won't break the bank! 

I'm obsessed with this cute peplum jacket. It gets multiple compliments with every wear! It comes in pink too and it's currently on sale for $28!






SHOP MY LOOK:
Jacket: c/o Shein
Top: Loft {Similar}
Jeans: Loft {Similar}
Shoes: Vans {Similar}
Purse: Kate Spade {Similar}
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