Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Caribbean Cruise

I'm back from my fabulous vacation! It was an amazing time with family and friends cruising the western Caribbean. The trip was filled with laughs, adventure, lots of sun and memories that will last a life time! If I could be on vacation all the time I would. I had to share some of my pics from the trip.
 view from the top of the zipline

just zipping over the ocean (yes it was raining) 

 wood carvings in Jamaica (yup thats santa)
a day of walking around and shopping in my new romper 

 fresh coconut water - its amazing
 boyfriend and I both rocking express bottoms (me- sequin skirt & boyfriend - orange pants)

 a day at sea
 love a good sunset with some vino
 took a spin on the carousel
 its still the year of the martini

 amazing beach bar in Coxumel, Mexico - they had the best guacomole

 loving life
lobster anyone?

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

What I'm Lovin Lately

Pinterest Find - DIY silver shells. Im planning to collect on vacation and do this! Follow me here!

 Brilliant Idea via The-Budgetista. Using Curtain rods at shoe racks!

Oh yes, so soon for me! 

 Fabulous wine + cheese party I hosted.
Adore this reindeer sweater. Its perfect for winter! ($46)

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Leopard Love

The weather in Chicago has been a perfect chilly temp. Not too cold and not too warm, its the ultimate weather for rocking my faux leopard jacket. It's the ultimate statement piece for my usual all black look.I also recently purchased these burgundy booties - a fab. forever find. They are super comfortable for all my city running around. Happy Fall!
Leopard Jacket - French Connection (similar here and here), Tank - H&M, Necklace - Topshop, Jeans - BDG, Wedge Booties - Forever 21 (only $19.50), Sunglasses - Lanvin x H&M


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Vacation Brain

I have a serious case of vacation brain. I'm heading to Miami for a couple of days to visit a fab. friend and then spending a glorious week cruising the Caribbean with family and friends (yes I will be doing the zip-line pictured above). I've been counting down the days until this trips for a long time. It's right around the corner and I couldn't be more excited! I've already begun planning outfits, buying sunblock and getting organized. A few of my new vacation purchases...
River Island Playsuit via ASOS - $21.99 (on sale)
Express Sequin Mini Skirt - $59.90 (other color here)
River Island 3D Bikini via ASOS - $17.99 (on sale)
Blue Life Tunic Dress via Shopbop - $34.50 (its 70% off)