Thursday, March 22, 2018

Swim Season Is Coming

The first official day of spring has happened. There's snow on the east coast! Chicago has snow in the forecast - what is happening?! Let's think warm sunny thoughts and in a couple of months we will all be running around in swim suits enjoying summer (fingers crossed)! 

Target has come out with a ton of new swim suits and I had to share some of my favorites! Super affordable and fashionable - what's not to love?

Neon Pink Bikini Top - $27.99 Bottoms - $17.99

Bralette Top - $22.99 Bottoms

Scallop Key Hole Top (comes in 2 other colors) - $29.99 Bottoms - $22.99

Birds of Paradise Top - $28.99 Bottoms - $24.99 Also comes in a one-piece

Friday, March 2, 2018

Charleston: Trip Report

Hubby and I spent a long weekend in Charleston back in December to celebrate our wedding anniversary. I fell totally in love with this city that I was looking at real estate when I got home. It's has so much to offer and I can't wait to head back to explore more (especially when it's warmer)!

 We stayed at The Vendue Inn and it was one of the best experiences I've ever had. They greeted us with glasses of bubbles - LOVE! We had the most delightful doorman give us a tour of the hotel and showed us our suite. The hotel is an arts hotel, there are different art exhibits throughout and it was a cool experience to walk around and take it all in. They also have an on site artist who is working on various pieces of art and you can watch him work.

They then brought us a bottle of champs since we were celebrating - seriously already winning me over and we had been there all of 10 mins. The room was charming in every possible way with a bottle of sherry for a night cap and nightly chocolates and cookies. All the details had me gushing!

Charleston is a city you can just wander from meal to meal and we did indulge in some really amazing eats and drinks while we were there. 

Some of my recommendations of where we went to dine and drink!

Happy Hour & Oysters:
Pearlz Oyster Bar
Darling Oyster Bar
167 Raw

Brunch/Lunch & Dinner:
FIG (hand's down you must eat here)
Poogan's Porch (more traditional southern)
Obstinate Daughter (Sullivan's Island)

Callie's Hot Little Biscuit

Just Drinks:
Husk Bar
Rooftop at The Vendue Inn
Griffin's (dive bar)
The Gin Joint
Poe's Tavern (Sullivan's Island)

We did the tour of High Wire Distillery and it was a great place to check out if you want to learn a little and have some cocktails. Very small batch place with great knowledge. 

I did a little shopping at Candle Fish and it was a candle shopping experience like I've never experienced. Worth a visit just to take it all in. They have the scent 'bar' where you share what scents you like - dislike and they start pulling candles for you to smell - they don't have names just numbers. They also do candle making classes - we didn't do but thought it was unique!
I went home with a few and some other treasures. 

Sadly, it rained the majority of our trip but we still loved every moment exploring. We took a trip to Sullivan's Island for brunch and walking around the beach. We also strolled the battery and checked out a lot of the houses. The walking tours are great if that's your kinda thing. Shopping on King street has a lot to offer along with some great antique stores. 

I was sad to leave but I'll be back! 

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Travel In Style

I've had a number of travels this summer, everything from road trips, to long flights and I wanted to share my travel uniform for a stylish and comfortable trip. This is my go to no matter where I'm headed. 

Black Maxi Dress - Old Navy (currently $28.00)

Racer-back Black Maxi - Zappos

Tote Bag - ZARA
Crawler Earrings - Bauble bar

 Pashmina Scarf (in case it gets chilly) - Calvin Klein

Gold Gladiator Sandals - Lulu's

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Monday, July 10, 2017


Had to share this amazing maxi dress - I just wore it on vacation and it was perfect for a baby shower. So many ways to dress it up or down and just some simple accessories and you are good to go!
Maxi Dress - Lulus

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Pom Pom

Pom Pom details are all the rage right now! I've been loving them on anything from footwear to tops and jewels. I recently picked up this top and dress and also found a few other goodies you might like!

Off The Shoulder Romper - Nordstrom (on sale!)

Pom Pom Bikini - Boohoo

Pom Pom Lace Up Sandals - Chinese Laundry

Wednesday, June 14, 2017


Striped Dress under $30 - Target (Similar dress HERE), Also comes as a TopBelt - Forever 21, Sunglasses - Lanvin X H&M (Similar sunglasses HERE - Quay), Sandals - Zara (Tons of cute options HERE

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Make a Statement

Lately I have been all about statement earrings. I love a simple outfit and a fun set of jewels to make your whole look pop. I just got the gold earrings below and the other two have been in serious rotation lately - they are all from Baublebar and come in other colors. Do yourself a favor and snag a pair - you can thank me later.

 Pinata Tassel Earrings - $36.00
 Sandbar Drop Earrings - $38.00
Maya Drop Earrings - $38.00

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Silver Steps

I love me some Nordy Rack as I like to call it aka Nordstrom Rack. I popped in  a couple of weeks ago in search of some spring flats. I found these shiny lovely shoes and they have been adding a slight touch of fun to my outfits ever since. I promise outfit posts will be coming soon! These also come in a rose gold color as well as a blush and neutral tan.
Silver Kiley Flat - Nordstrom Rack - $39.97

Monday, May 1, 2017

Favorite LBD

Summer is coming! I randomly picked this black dress up last summer and found myself wearing it ALL THE TIME. From work meetings to brunch and nights out with friends this dress was seeing a lot of action. It's so easy to dress up or down. Throw on some heels and jewels and bam you're all set for a night out. It's also easy to throw on for a quick coffee run. I'm ordering another since it gets so much action - it also comes in other colors! Trust me just order it :)
Also Old Navy is having a whale of a sale right now!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017


Chicago has started to charge $0.07 for every bag from any store. That was a big NOT PAYING THAT! from me. I found this adorable tote at Old Navy. Sadly, they don't have it online but they do have this cute tote.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Positano: Travel Diary

This past October the hubby and I spent a week on the Amalfi Coast. It was such a fabulous trip and I can't wait to go back and explore more! We stayed in Positano and fell in love with the cliff side village. I always love reading bloggers travel guides before I set out on a trip so I decided I'd try and do the same.

We stayed at The Hotel Marincanto and loved it! It was on the one main road so we could walk via the street or take the stairs down to the beach. I counted one day and was well into the 200's - all those steps burned off all the pasta, cheese and vino.

We went in late October which was the end of the season but we did get one beach day and one day spent on the water boating to Capri. Next time I would go late spring or end of September. Sadly, we didn't get to do some of the things we wanted due to places being closed.

 Sipping Prosecco on the beach - we also ordered pizza to our chairs and I have to say it was one of the best pizzas I've had in my life.
Top - Forever 21, Skirt - Chicwish

Cold Shoulder Dress - ASOS (Similar Here  I also love this one for a beach cover-up )

In the Blue Grotto - this was a wild experience! The sun coming into the grotto creates this unreal blue color. All the men rowing the boats start singing, it was hilarious and romantic all at the same time.
 Views from the top of Capri

 Dress - Tularosa

Some of our favorites from our trip:
Le Sireneuse - this the fanciest hotel in Positano. We stayed 2 hotels away from it. They have a a fun outdoor bar and we popped in one night for a drink. They also have Franco's but it was already closed when we were there. Stop in for a drink and take in the beautiful hotel.

L'incanto - this is where we rented the beach chairs. Amazing pizza and prosecco of course.

Ristorante Max - hands down the best pesto of my life. Get the pasta sampler!

Brasserie Covo Saraceni - Pizza! SO GOOD! We also asked our driver his favorites in town and this was on the list for a local too.

Music on the rocks is the night club - we hit it up twice and had a great time

There are so many things on my lists to still do that we didn't get a chance to, so I guess you could say... I'll be back!