Sightseeing & Shopping in London

It’s been a whirlwind since I got back from London last week! I got back to Chicago late on Friday night and flew to Austin on Saturday for Austin City Limits with a few of my girlfriends. It was SUCH a fun weekend, which was much, much-needed. Long story short, I came down with food poisoning last Wednesday night and had to stay in London an extra day before I was able to hop on a plane to come home. I had a pretty crazy travel day trying to get back with a missed connection and crazy flight delays. Originally, I was supposed to head to Austin on Friday morning and once I finally got back to Chicago on Friday night, I was going to scrap the Austin trip all together. But I’m so, so glad I ended up going!

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My Fall Bucket List

Oh, the elusive season of fall. It’s never as long as we hope it will be, at least in Chicago and New York. The weather always seems to go from summer in September to quite chilly in October and full-blown snowy winter in November, and we’re lucky if we get a week or two of beautiful, crisp autumn days in between. This year seems to be different, though… I was joking about an endless summer a few months ago, but it really seemed like that was the route we were on for a while. I’m all for warm weather, but a humid 80 degrees in October (in Chicago!) was kind of pushing it. There seems to be a more permanent chill in the air these last few days (especially when the sun goes down!) so we’ll see what happens…

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Friday Finds || Week 40

I’m sorry for the radio silence on the blog this week, but I just couldn’t bring myself to post. I think we can all agree it’s been a pretty heavy week, yeah? Last few weeks, really! Todays FF starts with a rather long rant-meets-diary-vent-sesh, so feel free to breeze on past. This week’s links are at the bottom of the post!

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Friday Finds || Week 39

Happy Friday! This week flew by, but it was a b-u-s-y one. A quick trip to LA, Ashley in town visiting this week, a few work events, and a whole lot of work in between… I’m ready for ya, Friday. I’m actually kicking off the weekend a little bit early this week… Hallie and I are playing hooky this afternoon and heading up to the Cubs game! I haven’t been to Wrigley Field since the home opener earlier this year and Hallie hasn’t been to a game yet this season, so we figured the last Friday afternoon game of the regular season was as good of an excuse as any. Plus, it’s absolutely gorgeous in Chicago today! (Much unlike the three hour freezing cold rain delay on opening day… Oy vey.)

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10 Favorite Fall Outfits

Well, you guys, I’ve had this post scheduled for the past few weeks and I keep pushing the date back, thinking that it will start feeling like fall one of these days. But looking at the forecast and only seeing one or two days in the 60’s, I’m starting to wonder if fall will ever come. (Side note: If Mother Nature even THINKS about taking us straight from summer to winter, I will honestly cry.)

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The Top Trends for Fall & Winter

It may be 90 degrees outside, but chances are fall will finally be on it’s way in a few weeks. Shopbop kicked off their big fall sale this morning, and it’s the perfect time to grab a new coat or pair of booties to complete your closet! So let’s chat about some of my favorite fall trends, shall we?

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