National Stripes Day

J.Crew started a holiday and today’s the day… National Stripes Day! We all know I love a good stripe any day of the year, but it’s fun to celebrate a reason to wear my favorite print. As I was getting dressed for breakfast this morning, I pulled on one of my new bell-sleeved striped tops (can’t find it online, but still searching!) to dress for the occasion. I pulled together five of my favorite striped outfits from over the years, as well as a few faves at J.Crew right now! It’s their day, after all. And man oh man, their new arrivals are GOOD!

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Friday Finds || Week 13

Happy Friday! It’s been a rainy past few days here in Chicago, but another fun week on the books. I started the week on a bit of a cooking kick… I used to subscribe to Plated when I lived in NYC, but I finally started it back up again here. Looking forward to branching out a little bit when it comes to my weeknight recipes! Tuesday was jam-packed… I kicked off the day at the new Fairgrounds coffee shop in Bucktown with Jena & Eva and we sampled their coffee, matcha, and five of their breakfast entrees… It was all SO good! Afterwards, I shot some new outfits for the blog before taking the second half of the afternoon off for a little spa day with one of my besties.

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Spring & Summer Must: The Striped Dress

I’ve been on the hunt for spring and summer dresses over the last few weeks and I’ve been buying them left and right, hoping the forecast follows suit. I seem to live in jeans all winter long so when warmer weather rolls around, I’m all about the dresses! Skirts, too, but nothing beats a feminine or flirty dress. I really didn’t wear that many dresses with tights this winter and I truly think it comes down to me being the BIGGEST baby when it comes to being cold. Honestly, if I could change one thing about my body, I really think it would be my tolerance for cold temps. LOL On second thought, that’s actually a complete lie, but wouldn’t that be such a game changer?!

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Leather Loafers from Mexico

I put on this casual combo for an alfresco work date last Friday. The weather was unbelievably nice for a few hours… In the 70’s! It felt like a such a treat to put on a breezy topripped jeans, and a pair of colorful loafers. I posted a photo on Snapchat and go so many questions about these leather loafers, so I figured I should try to find something similar. I picked these up in downtown San Jose del Cabo at a random shop on the main street in town, so sadly I wasn’t able to track down this exact pair. Next time you’re in Mexico, definitely try to find a pair for yourself… I bought two pairs and was able to negotiate both of them for $70! I did find a few similar options, though! Here are some of my favorite finds…

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Friday Finds || Week 12

Just me, or was this a crazy week?! Crazy in a really fun way, though! Even though it’s freezing, it seems like everyone has a little bit of spring fever… I was out and about pretty much the entire week. On Wednesday night, my friends at The Everygirl had their five-year anniversary party and I got to catch up with so many of my favorite ladies in the city. I grabbed drinks with my friend Ali on Thursday night and also got to sample Olive Garden’s new lower calorie menu at a fun space in the West Loop. I’ve got a work date today at Soho House, drinks tonight for a friend’s going away party, and celebrating another friend’s birthday tomorrow. Sunday will be a day of rest, let me tell ya!

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