Elevated Everyday Basics

As more and more time goes on, the more I just gravitate towards basics. Remember back in the day how we would try to do the GD most with our outfits? Extra layers, 100 pieces of jewelry, and all of the prints and details at the same damn time. Ruffles, bold prints, print mixing, sequins, embellishments, statement necklaces, bracelets stacked up to your elbow… The more the merrier. I shit you not, there is one post way back in the archives where I actually wore two watches at once because I saw it on some “trend” list and gave it a shot. I think about that time, and see outfits from that era, and just laugh!

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Winter Weekend Vibes

I’m never not drinking iced coffee… Even as I type this, I’m looking at snow through the Starbucks window, it’s below freezing outside, and I’ve got an iced almond milk latte sitting next to my laptop. For a split second, I almost ordered their new Cinnamon Shortbread latte, but I just couldn’t fathom drinking a hot coffee, even as my fingers felt like they were going to freeze off. One of my guy friends always gives me so much shit… I constantly verbalize the fact that I’m cold AF, yet I forget my gloves, order iced coffee, and generally just act like a bit of a masochist.

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Shop, Shop, Shop

I’ve been doing lots of online perusing this weekend and didn’t want to wait until next Friday to share these shopping finds with you! So here’s a little bonus post of lots of items I’m really loving right now… And all but like two of them are super affordable! Seriously, almost everything is under $150. Happy shopping, friends. xoxo

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Friday Finds || Vol. 3, Week 2

Happy, happy Friday! I don’t know about you, but I’ve been l-o-v-i-n-g being back into the swing of things after the start of the year. I’ve loved being back to regularly scheduled programming on the blog, I’ve loved getting back into my workout routine, and I’ve just loved being back in Chicago this week, even if it’s freezing cold. I was staying with one of my girlfriends this past week and we had such a great few days doing all of my favorite things — working from the lobby of the Chicago Athletic Association, getting lunch at Sweetgreen, going to SoulCycle, sweating it out at Sculpt at CorePower Yoga, grabbing oat milk lattes at Pilates + Coffee, etc.

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Why I Love Class Pass (+ Free Trial!)

I don’t know what it is, but it seems like “resolutions” has gotten such a negative connotation in the past few years. Sure, I understand how it can be disheartening to set some lofty goals, only to feel disappointed when life gets in the way and you end up falling short. However, I’m always in the camp of bettering yourself and personal growth. While I don’t necessarily think you should wait for the start of a new year to do so, if it’s a fresh calendar year (or month or week) that gives you a healthy dose of motivation, I’m all for it! Go get ’em, gf.

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