Layering a Jumpsuit

For a quick and easy outfit last week before I went out of town, I threw on this tassel jumpsuit with a tee underneath for a lunch meeting and some errand running. It was one of those 75 and sunny days that make you fall in love with Chicago all over again… But don’t be fooled, it started raining minutes after these photos were taken and ended up getting down to the 30’s that night while I was at the Cubs game! Chicago weather is such a tease. When I got back from Palm Springs on Tuesday, it was the most beautiful 70-something day! And yesterday? 40 and cold. I’m already missing that California sunshine!

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Wellness Wednesday: Smoothie Recipes

Smoothies have become my go-to afternoon snack for packing in a ton of added nutrients and supplements the last few months! Smoothies have always been one of those almost-daily splurges for me… NYC had so many great smoothie places and it was such a nice treat post-workout. Or if I needed a snack or a little afternoon pick-me-up, I’d always opt for a smoothie because well, they’re healthy! Joyful Almond, add spinach, no agave at Juice Generation is my JAM. But that $9.74 (how I still remember that is embarrassing… ) adds up when you’re going multiple times a week. Real Good Juice and Hi-Vibe are two of my favorites in Chicago, but when RGJ was becoming part of my daily routine, I realized that $11/day would be better put towards a good blender and making my smoothies at home. I invested in a Blendtec and can’t believe I waited so long.

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10 Ways to Wear White Jeans

It finally seems like spring might be here to stay! I’m a fan of wearing white denim pretty much year round, but I rounded up ten of my favorite spring outfits I’ve worn on the blog with white jeans. As we all know, I’m a big fan of denim… Chambray shirts, denim jackets, and denim jeans in all sorts of shades. White denim might just be my favorite though! I included lots of different occasions… A few for the office and a few for the weekend, too. Hope this helps to give you a little bit of style inspiration over the next few months!

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WW: Taking Time for Reflection

How often are you alone throughout the day? Depending on your current life circumstances, answers are probably all over the board. Maybe you have a one-hour driving commute, maybe you work from home, maybe you live alone, or maybe the answer is pretty much never. There’s no right or wrong answer! But I’m willing to bet that most/any of this alone time is spent with a whole lot of obligations and distractions. Running errands, making calls, watching TV, scrolling through Instagram, wasting time on Snapchat, etc.

When I got injured in January and had to take a lot of time off from working out and being active, I had way more a) free time and b) alone time and I wasn’t quite sure how to spend it at first. I’ve always been the time of person that has valued my alone time and have understood how important it was for me on a lot of different levels. But this was a whole lot more than I was ever used to! Spending time alone, without any distractions (#majorkey), with nothing but your thoughts, is truly one of the most beautiful and beneficial things you can do for yourself.

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