Best plaid top ever











plaid top (on sale!)| denim | booties | hat | bag

This is my favorite plaid top ever! It is so soft and has the cutest ruffle on the back. I loved these fall colors (plus Bears colors!). It also comes in a red plaid and an ivory. Size down it runs really big.

We had a fun Halloween weekend although it was cold and rainy! Isla was a Flamingo and we went to a Halloween breakfast at the Morton Arboretum. She hated the men dressed up as characters (the Ninja Turtle was especially traumatizing). We got to head downtown that evening for a friend’s party which was fun too!

Hope everyone had an enjoyable weekend!


She went from loving/hugging Ana and Elsa one second to wanting me the next. Typical, haha

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!

casual comfy









 distressed denim (similar here & here) | top | studded espadrilles ($30!) | studded tote | necklace | aviators

I wore this running around town on Saturday with my little fam. On the weekends when we’re just hanging out I like to keep things easy and casual. It ended up being pretty warm in the sun too so I was glad I just threw my hair up in a messy bun with a quick braid. This top is a basic that’s comfy and easy to just throw on with jeans or a skirt. I love the brand too and have many tops by them.

It’s almost Friday! This week has flown by. Thanks for reading!

Fall kicks

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Here is a little fall shoe guide to kick off your Tuesday! I have numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, and 8 and love them all. They’re all super budget friendly with the most expensive at $55 and the cheapest at $25. I love a good mix of heels and flats for everyday and special occasions. All of them except number 4 come in one or more other colors as well! If you have questions about fit or comfort just ask in the comments and I would be happy to help!

Have a great day!

Olive + leopard









similar skinnies | olive green tee (so comfy and on sale!) | leopard scarf options here & here | crossbody bag (currently out of stock, very similar options here & here) | studded espadrille flats (comfy & on sale!)

Please ignore my horribly light roots. Two important things to note in this post. This bag and these shoes. Ok first the bag. It’s a pretty decent dupe for this bag. Although it is currently out of stock I will keep my eye out and let you know if it gets restocked. I linked above a couple really similar options at great price points. These shoes are so comfy and on sale for 50% off right now. They also come in black but I thought this light cognac color would be perfect for transitioning into fall. The leather is great quality and they go with so much!

Hope everyone’s week is off to a great start!

wrap dress








wrap dress | tank | wedges | clutch (not available online, similar here)| necklace | watch | renegade cluster | chevron bangle | ring

This is a look I wore to The Morton Arboretum annual dinner on Saturday night. I LOVE this dress. The top is too revealing for me so I layered a tank underneath. The colors and flow of the dress are so fun though! And for less than $28, it was a steal!

On Saturday afternoon I threw a little surprise sprinkle for my sister in law, Megan. She is due with her second baby at the end of June. We don’t know if we will be getting a niece or nephew so we are very excited for the newest addition’s arrival!! Isla hopes for a girl and I’m sure the new baby’s brother, Teddy, is hoping for a boy. It was a fun afternoon of girl talk, mimosas, and brunch!




Megan and her sweet friends


Alissa & Megan, sister in laws!


The Burke girls, Susan (MIL), Grandma Rosie (Isla’s great grandma), Mama to be, and Christina (SIL)

What a fun weekend! Why do they always have to go by so fast?! Hope yours was great!

Chambray shift








chambray shift dress | wedges | bag (old, love this!) | necklace | sunnies | watch | bracelet | ring

I normally wouldn’t go for a shift dress because usually they make me look bigger than I am thanks to being bigger on top. Anyway for whatever reason I find this one flattering! I think it’s a little cinched in the waist so it doesn’t feel like a total tent on me. I can’t seem to stop wearing chambray! It is so easy to pair with everything.

We’re getting ready for our trip to Florida! I will be flying with Isla alone for the first time. My sister in law Megan & Teddy are on our flight so between the 2 of us hopefully we can manage the 2 kiddos! Any tips flying alone with a baby or babies would be appreciated! I think I’m just going to try and consolidate everything into like one bag! We will see how that goes!

Can’t wait to get some color & soak up the sun! It’s starting to feel like winter again here & I’m not feelin it!

Have a great day!