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

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

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!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

I'm Back!

Like the title states... I'm back to blogging. I didn't intend to take this much time off but some life events happened and this got pushed to the side. Since my last post - I got married, had an amazing honeymoon in Greece, had some job changes, travelled to Italy for the first time and a whole lot of other amazing things!

Let's pickup where we left off - thanks for reading and I hope you get back to enjoying what I have to share :)


Maxi Dress/Cover-up - ASOS, Sunglasses - Quay (Similar Here)

Friday, July 25, 2014


 1 shirt. 2 ways.
Shirt - ASOS, Necklace - Baublebar, Jeans - American Eagle, Shoes - Zara, Bag - Zara, Sunglasses - Lanvin x h&m

 Shirt - ASOS, Vest - Forever21 Necklace - BCBG, Jeans - American Eagle, Shoes - Zara, Bag - Zara, Sunglasses - Lanvin x h&m

Friday, June 27, 2014

Recent Pins

 Grilled Lobster Tails with Siracha Butter - I made these and they are DELISH! Recipe here.
 love a good quote
 Crushing on this end table - its from Target (I know!)
I just need to have this sweatshirt. Sweatshirt - Revolve

Such a fun idea for a future party.

Monday, June 9, 2014


 Summer so far in Chicago has been nothing short of fabulous. I've put in some beach time, boating, rooftop drinks, rooftop pools, lots of grilling and enjoying the great outdoors! I'm thrilled its only June 9th!
Top - bought at a Palm Springs boutique, Jeans - Express, Shoes - Zara, Earrings - Kate Spade, Sunglasses - Lanvin X H&M
 Bracelets - Urban Outfitters, Gift, Alex + Ani, Akira

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Recent Buys

I love my online shopping! Probably a little too much. I've been at it again, now these lovely items are sitting happily in my closet.
Black Lace Midi-Dress - Forever 21
Leopard Mules - Chinese Laundry via Lulu's

Monday, May 12, 2014

Saturday Shopping

I spent part of my Saturday out and about shopping with my sister. We hit up a brand new Nordstrom Rack and I went wild! I could hardly contain myself when I went through the front doors. So many goodies! I ended up with these gorgeous goods but also nabbed some other items as gifts. My sister left with two gorgeous pairs of sandals. If you're in Chicago, I'd run to the Nordstrom Rack in Lincoln Park :)
Hat - Vince Camuto ($20)
Sunglasses - Kate Spade (under $60)
Sandals - Zigi Soho (under $50)

Tuesday, May 6, 2014


I think spring may have finally arrived in Chicago! I've refused to wear socks since about mid April and I can say today when I watched the weather and it was going to be around 65 I might have jumped for joy. NO COAT NEEDED!
How amazing is this Shawlsmith London scarf?! It's super long and easy to wear multiple ways. I'm also obsessed with the fact that its covered in stamped seahorses. We all know I LOVE just about anything with a seahorse. I tied the ends together to make it a circle scarf, super quick and easy. It's lightweight and comfortable - these guys have tons of amazing designs in their spring collection. Check it out here.

Scarf - Shawlsmith London c/o, Sweater - Express, Jeans - American Eagle, Earrings - Kate Spade, Sunglasses - Lanvin X H&M

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Trip Report: California

In an attempt to escape this brutal Chicago winter. The fiancé and I headed to southern California to visit my cousin and her husband. It also happened to be the fiancé's birthday - all the more reason for a trip! We had a fabulous visit, ate delicious food and relaxed.
 cheers to California sunshine! (it rained the rest of the trip) this was the most delish watermelon margarita.
 dinner for the birthday boy. dress - akira chicago, Earrings - kate spade
 dress - ASOS, blazer - forever 21, purse - zara, sunglasses - lanvin x h&m

 obsessed with these hot pink flowers
blazer - piperlime, sunglasses - house of harlow, necklace - forever 21, jeans, american eagle