Sailing into Summer

When I spotted these gingham sneakers in Paris, I couldn’t pass them up! They’re technically black and white, but they almost look navy… Blavy, maybe? I’ve been wearing them on repeat and get SO many compliments on them… an older man at the grocery store, a woman waiting for a walk signal on the sidewalk, shop employees… I kid you not. Apparently we all love gingham sneakers! I’ve worn them a bunch with boyfriend jeans and these eyelet shorts, but they work with regular blue or white denim, too.

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Lighten Your Load

I don’t know what’s in the water, but the last several weeks have been CRAZY. I try not to overuse the word, but busy is really the only way to describe it. I feel so fortunate to be able to travel as much as I do, but it can be really challenging to stay on top of work and get everything done at home before, after, and in between trips. Never enough hours in the day!

With seemingly endless to-do lists for my business and trying to manage to keep up with my friends, family, and personal life, I’m all about out-sourcing where I can. And that’s a lesson I learned the hard way!

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Summer Must Have: Cowl-Neck Top

This cowl-neck tank is easily one of my favorite tops in my closet! I originally got this one a few years ago and finally had to retire it at the end of last summer… I’d worn it countless times and it was starting to show. So when I saw it available in a new striped version? Had to have it!

It’s such a flattering cut that looks good on everyone… My mom has it, too! It’s easy to wear over jeans or skinny pants, but looks just as cute tucked into a skirt. I love how the cowl neck peeks out if you throw a crew neck sweater over the top (mine is in my bag, forgot to snap a pick with it on!) and the gold buttons down the back add such a fun little touch.

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Lace Up Skirt + Striped Shirt

Lace-up details are all the rage right now! You can find them on just about anything… Swimsuits, shoes, tops, dresses, and skirts, too. I fell in love with the nautical vibe of this lace-up skirt! (And FYI: I just found it on sale for $26!) The exaggerated tie and brushed gold hardware are the perfect match for a classic striped tee. You could always dress it up with a crisp white shirt for the office or pair it with a little top for a night out, too! I wore it with my striped shirt, a chic pair of leather slides, and my trusty wear-with-everything bamboo bag for a Sunday stroll along the lake before heading to dinner!

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Friday Finds || Week 22

TGIF! Why is it that short weeks somehow feel the longest? With that being said, I had a really great! I’ve been in New York for the week for both work and play and it’s been amazing. I know I was just here a few weeks ago, but the weather is absolutely *perfect* and I keep finding myself smiling ear-to-ear as I’m wandering around my old stomping grounds. I’m sadly not staying in town for the week for the annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Match… Heading back to Chicago tonight just in time for my bestie’s bridal shower in the AM! Other than that, I’m hoping it will be a restful and rejuvenating weekend. Hope it’s a good one for you, too! xo

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