stripey stripes







top (old, similar and love this & this. Black bow you can add to any shirt here) | olive skinnies | studded flats | bag (sold out, love this & this is an awesome rebecca minkoff dupe) | sunnies which are dupes of these

I can’t believe it’s already Thursday! This week just got away from me! It seems as though we’re finally having some fall weather. I can’t complain, I love October! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and now that Isla can walk this year we will do some real trick or treating which will be fun!

Hope you have a great day!

recent phone snaps


blanket scarf  (reversible to B&W herringbone)| floppy hat | studded crossbody | flats ($25!)| other scarf options here & here


plaid top | jeans | flats | bag


blanket scarf ($11) | sweater (have worn this SO many times and only $20) | jeans | mules | sunnies | bag | necklace

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My favorite quick hairstyle for dirty hair! Let me know if you would be interested in a tutorial of this. It’s much easier than you would think!


I mean come on! Those pigtails!!


One of my favorite lipglosses


Remember my favorite burgundy coat from fall last year? Well it’s still available HERE and I found an awesome dupe for it HERE for only $55!!

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candle warmer | candle (last year bath & body works) | mini pumpkin candles | owls | hello fall sign (Target dollar spot find) | Lantern (homegoods)

I posted this pic on instagram but I know I have a few readers that don’t use IG so I’ll share again. 99% of the time when I burn a candle I don’t burn it at all. I use a candle warmer. It plugs into the wall, you place your candle on it and it warms the wax until it melts. It fills your home so much more with the scent than traditional burning! It also makes your candles last much much longer. Like almost indefinitely. I “warmed” this exact candle all last season and it is practically still brand new. It is also much safer than having an open flame around a crazy toddler! The candle warmer can also double as a coffee warmer to keep your coffee, hot chocolate, or tea nice and hot! Which is perfect for the colder temps that will soon be upon us! This is my exact warmer. Let me know if you get one and how you like it!




Obsessed with “reading” on her belly. She finds all sorts of little spots to lay down and read haha


Last weekend we went apple picking! Someone was much more interested in the tasting part…

Hope everyone is having a great week! Sorry about the lack of posts. It has been kind of slow getting into the groove this week! Working on a few little decor updates in our family room too.

Oh P.S. has anyone tried the new Toasted Graham Latte (TGL) from Starbucks? It’s soo good. I’ve never been super obsessed with the PSL like everyone else and this is right up my alley!

Thanks for stopping by!

Summer uniform














white tank (sold out, similar here & here) | boyfriend shorts (LOVE!) | sandals | bag | bandana | aviators | necklace | earrings | ring (on sale!) | bezels & bytes fitbit bracelet | druzy open bangle | renegade cluster bracelet

Some form of this outfit will be my summer uniform, mark my words! I finally, finally found a pair of boyfriend shorts I love that a) don’t break the bank (excuse me rag & bone $200+) b) are cute and c) aren’t huge! The tank I got from the half yearly sale but since it was only $16 it didn’t take long to sell out, but I linked a couple super similar options for you! Everyone needs a good white tank in their life for hot summer days! I wore my hair natural because the day we shot these pics it was INSANELY humid and I knew my hair didn’t stand a chance anyway. On the advice of my sister, who has VERY curly hair, I used Aveda Be Curly Curl Enchancer cream to tame my frizzy natural waves. I love that it helps define my waves/curls without leaving them crunchy.

Hope everyone has a lovely weekend! Make sure to check back Monday for another fun giveaway!! Thank you for reading! 🙂

My favorite little model…










My outfit: dress (old, love this) | kimono (sold out, similar here)| sandals | sunnies  Isla’s outfit: romper (sold out, love this one) | sandals

These are the last of my outfit photos from Florida. We took these before going to dinner one night. I am obsessed with kimonos over everything for summer. Shorts, tees, jeans, dresses, skirts. How cute is my little sidekick & how pretty is my mama? I get more questions and comments on Isla’s sandals than anything I have ever worn! LOL go figure. Everything is cuter in baby form. But seriously grown women want to know where they can buy them in their size, haha. She also has them in hot pink. I actually just had to order the same pair again in white because we lost of them in a furniture store 😦 I love little rompers on her too. Even though she’s growing so fast she still looks like a baby in them so that makes me happy! I just love my little pumpkin so much!

Hope everyone had a great weekend! Sorry for no post yesterday I had a Sunday/Monday funday girls weekend in the city!

I’m happy to announce the winner of the Bezels & Bytes giveaway is Ashley L.! Be on the lookout for some more giveaways coming soon! 🙂

cool + comfy









dress | jean jacket (old, similar) | bag | mules | aviators | aria pendant | renegade cluster | chevron pave cuff | peach amelie bracelet | peach nancy studs

This dress is oh so comfy! But looks put together, score! This is probably my favorite Stella & Dot necklace. It’s so dainty but pretty & goes with so so much. It dresses up a plain t shirt and jeans so well but also looks great with a dress like this. It can also be worn 3 ways which is awesome! I love the versatility. A jean jacket is a spring staple, I have this one which is a lighter wash and a darker wash as well. Both from Old Navy years and years ago but have lasted so long and never gone out of style. The one I linked is VERY similar.

Happy Friday! I hope everyone enjoys a blessed Easter with their family! 🙂

off the shoulder

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off the shoulder dress || wedges (old, similar here and here) || rebel pendent || renegade cluster bracelet || chevron pave cuff || reverie chandeliers

There is something about navy blue & pink together that I love. I think it’s a preppy but fun and girly look. I love this dress! I have nothing that is off the shoulder and think it’s a little different and fun for summer. It also comes in white and a blue pattern, which are both really cute as well. The dress didn’t photograph as navy as it was really bright out, it looks more purple here but it’s definitely navy blue.

I cannot stop wearing all my Stella & Dot samples! They are all so cute, and I’m finding it hard to pick just one necklace for my outfits! My collection isn’t even that big yet and there are at least 3 that could all go with a look I put together. I’m also obsessed with the bracelet stacks I can make with all their fantastic bracelets.

If you live in the Chicago area and are interested in having a trunk show PLEASE email me! You can earn FREE jewelry and accessories just for hosting. It’s super simple & I do all the work! Besides who doesn’t love a good GNO (girls night out), with gorgeous jewels & wine?!

You can also connect with me on my website here.

Posting will be light this week because Isla & I are headed to Florida tomorrow! Woohoo! Can’t wait to swim with my little fishy! Follow me on instagram here to see our Florida fun! Thanks for reading friends!

Minty fresh..












top (old, similar here & here) || destroyed denim (super comfy, my go to lately) || wedges || crossbody (old, similar here) || sunnies || earrings (old, similar) || watch || druzy bracelet

Rejoice! The snow has once again melted! Woohoo! Let’s hope that was the very last of it! It really killed my spring vibe.. LOL  anyway, I just adore this look!! It screams spring and is casual but still cute. You could swap out the wedges for some cute espadrilles and it would be even more casual. How adorbs is this bag? It was a gift from my sis in law (Hey Christina!) a few years ago and I love the mint color! Perfect for spring and summer. I scored a couple reallly cute things during Nordstrom’s triple points event that I can’t wait to reveal on the blog!

Oh I also got THIS bag for my birthday… it is SO beautiful in person! And will go with my entire spring/summer wardrobe. I LOVE it!

Henri Bendel is having a private sale that can start at any moment! If you want to get the heads up before it starts and get the chance to win a Henri Bendel gift card up to $500, click HERE. Their bags are absolutely amazing quality and come in gorgeous colors.

To browse the whole site click HERE. They currently have a free tote promo going on with any purchase of $150+.

Thanks for reading, Happy Hump Day!