Everything I Wore in Australia

I’ll be sharing lots more about our Australia itinerary, what we did, where we stayed, our favorite places to shop and eat, but today — here’s pretty much every outfit I wore in Australia! (I went to Australia in February, when it was summer in the southern hemisphere!) I mixed and matched a lot of pieces and re-wore a lot of things, too. There are a few instances where I didn’t get a snap of my outfit, but everything revolved around the pieces you see here. Hope this helps if you’ve got some travel coming up or are wanting to get a headstart on your shopping for the season.

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Blush Crush

Spring officially starts today and I’ve got a major itch to completely start fresh with my wardrobe! Do you ever shop and shop and still feel like you have nothing to wear? That’s where I’m at right now, as much as that embarrasses me to admit. I really need to start taking my own personal styling advice! I’m going to set aside some time this week to pull some seasonal inspiration images, clean out the things in my closet I’m no longer getting use out of, and put together a plan to freshen up my wardrobe.

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Friday Finds || Vol. 2, Week 11

Happy Friday! Just me, or was this the longest week of all time? Blame it on Daylight Savings Time or the fact that I have not been sleeping that well lately, but I’ve just been exhausted this entire week. But I will say, the extra hour of daylight has been so nice. And even though it’s been freezing in Chicago, at least it’s been sunny blue skies! That always helps me out when I’m feeling tired.

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7 Tips for a Staycation

While I’m all for encouraging a warm-weather winter vacation if you live in a cold climate like Chicago, sometimes it’s just not in the cards. It’s that time of year where winter is dragging on and it’s so easy to feel kind of blah. Even though I was just on vacation, I’ll admit that I had a bit of a culture shock when I came back from Australia… After three weeks in the sun, it was such a contrast to be dropped right back into the rain, snow, and ice-cold temperatures. Talk about a buzz kill! But since I’ve been back, I’ve been making more of an effort to bring some of that vacay feeling into my regular routine at home.

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Friday Finds || Vol. 2, Week 10

Happy Friday, friends! The weather was a doozy this week, but it was one of those weeks where I just focused on creating my own sunshine. Yoga dates with girlfriends, working from coffee shops instead of my apartment, etc. I went to dinner at Barrio on Tuesday night, True Food Kitchen on Wednesday night, and 90 Miles on Thursday night, which definitely helped to break up the week, too. It’s always so hard to find a “good weekend” to leave the city, but I’m heading home today to spend some time with my family this weekend, which is long overdue! Hope you’ve got some fun things planned, too. xoxo JRS

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