An Easy Summer Drink: Spiked Radlers

It’s Thursday afternoon, which means it’s officially time for happy hour! By the time you’re reading this, I’ll already be at Lollapalooza here in Chicago. (Be sure to follow along on Instagram stories for real-time snaps from the festival… I’ll be posting my outfits on Instagram, too!) When I hosted a little pregame before the Mamby on the Beach music festival a few weeks ago, I whipped up one of my favorite easy cocktails in the summer time… Spiked Stiegl Radlers!

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Print Mixing with Florals & Stripes

It’s one of those weeks where I don’t even know what day it is… And I have a feeling the whole month of August is going to feel this way! (Can you believe it’s August?!) On Sunday morning, Hallie and I headed up to Lake Geneva in Wisconsin for a little escape from the city for a night and came back on Monday evening. I’ve been playing catch up today, but it’s going to be an extra short work week because Lollapalooza starts on Thursday! To say I’m excited would definitely be an understatement, it’s always one of  my favorite weekends of the summer. I missed the festival last year because I was in Italy, so I’m looking forward to it even more. So I’ll…

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Black & White + Pearl Slides

There was a day that felt like fall earlier this week and it made me realize just now not ready I am to wind down this summer. Thankfully, the sun is back out and the temperatures are back in the 80’s, but it was a reminder to cherish these summer days over the next month or so! For me, summer is more than just a season of sunshine or a few months of warm days, it’s all about the mindset. Unlike New York, Chicago kind of goes into hibernation in the winter months, which is why the electric summer energy feels so special. Everyone is out and about, making plans after work, squeezing the most out of the weekends, etc. It’s so nice to feel like the city is alive, as compared to the other eight months out of the year.

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Friday Finds || Week 30

Another Friday where I’m like, “Whoa, what a friggen week.” It flew by on one hand (how is it already Friday?!), but being in California last weekend seems like a lifetime ago. I don’t have much on the agenda this weekend, just going to see where the wind blows! (My favorite kind of weekends, really!) On Sunday I’m heading up to Lake Geneva for a one-night trip, which should be a blast. I’ve only been to Lake Geneva once (over NYE this past year and loved it!) so I can’t wait to experience it in the summertime!

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Snazzy Statement Shoes: Pearls, Patterns, & more

It’s all about those snazzy shoes this season, my friends! The more embroidered, embellished, beaded, and bedazzled, the better. I’ve already picked up quite a few pairs of slides, heels, and booties for the fall, and while I was preemptively styling some outfits the other day, I was like, “What the hell am I going to wear these with?” But then I quickly realized that it’s going to be the season of the statement shoe. I always gravitate towards jeans and simple tops or sweaters during the fall and winter, and what better way to spice up a basic outfit than a pair of fabulous shoes? I already know it will be my uniform of sorts!

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