Healthy Hair Tips

It’s not every day I find a drugstore beauty product I love, so I’m extra excited to share this new line of Herbal Essences shampoos and conditioners with you! I’ve been using the new bio:renew collections exclusively for the last month or so and I can truly say that my hair feels totally different. I’ve always been one that plays with my hair — bad habit, I know — but I’ve caught myself doing it even more than usual because it’s so. dang. soft! I’ve always struggled with super dry hair (thanks to coloring and heat styling) and I swear I’ve tried every hydrating mask on the market. But before I get into that, let’s back up… What is bio:renew? Herbal Essences just launched a brand new line consisting of nine different bio:renew collections, each targeting a different hair type and need to leave you with healthy and gorgeous hair.

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Friday Finds || Week 8

Just me, or did this week FLY by?? I’m seriously in shock it’s already Friday! I’m celebrating a friend’s birthday tonight (so fun!) and then have a not-so-hot date with my taxes the rest of the weekend. Ugh, dreading it. But I’m anxious to get them done before I get this damn boot off! I’m heading to LA for a few days this coming week and my brother is getting married next weekend… It’s going to be a whirlwind of a week, to say the least. My appointment with my accountant is that following Monday so I pretty much have no choice but to finish everything tax-related this weekend. Wish me luck! On to this week’s finds…

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The Parisian Pull + Little Pieces of Paris

Man oh man… The Parisian Pull, as I like to call it, has been strong AF lately. I have this deep longing to be there, even more so than I typically do. Ever since I first visited Paris in October of 2014, I’ve felt a gravitational pull towards the city. Sometimes it’s stronger than others, but it’s always there. (It’s very similar to the first time I visited New York… I knew instantly that the city would be a part of my story one day.) I’ve considered moving to Paris for the last few years, and it’s definitely not off the table yet. Not permanently, but for an extended period of time. I would move in a heartbeat if one of my friends would go with me… Any takers?! I spent a few weeks there by myself this past fall, thinking that maybe it would scratch the itch, if you will. It only made it stronger, though…

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Winter Layers: Velvet Blazer + Faux Fur Vest

File this outfit under “Pin now, wear later!” While a velvet blazer layered with a faux fur vest normally wouldn’t seem out of place in February, we’ve been having quite the warm front in Chicago for the past few days! (It’s literally supposed to be 70 degrees tomorrow… No complaints here, but what is happening?!) Knowing the crazy weather patterns in Chicago (and the East Coast, too!), I’m sure we’ll be back to chilly layers sometime in the next few weeks. Or maybe not, who the heck knows!

I wore this outfit a few weeks ago for an afternoon meeting at Soho House! While the foundation of this outfit is super casual (jeans and a tee), it felt appropriately dressed up with a long velvet blazer (last worn here!), a faux fur vest, and a pair of pumps. I re-wore the outfit a few days later for a Friday night dinner with a girlfriend, but swapped the heels for a pair of flat, black over-the-knee boots instead.

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