Supportive Shoes & Sneakers

For whatever reason, wearing sneakers with jeans always makes me feeling like I’m wearing the stereotypical mom uniform. (And I don’t mean that in a derogatory way at all, obviously!) Mom or not, a version of this outfit is usually what you can find me in when I’m running errands! This whole ankle thing has been kind of weird… I’m finally out of the boot (HALLELUJAH!), but I have to be pretty careful with my shoe choices if I’m going to be walking around a lot. As I work to rebuild the muscle in my legs and work on my overall balance, it’s apparently important that I have supportive shoes when I’m going to be on my feet or doing some walking. Even in sneakers, my foot and ankle get sore after a while since they were immobile for nine weeks. Patience has never something I’ve been very good at… I always want to dive right in, but I’m doing my best to take it slow! I’ve so badly wanted to throw on my cute pairs of slides or a heeled bootie, but I’ve been sticking to flats and sneakers.

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Stores I Haven’t Shopped at in a While

Lately, I’ve been re-visiting a few of the stores I used to regularly shop at. And I have to say, I’ve been pretty impressed! My girlfriends and I got into a conversation at breakfast the other day about where to shop for things and it kind of got me thinking. Ever since online shopping has become the norm, and the world has become our oyster for being able to track down pretty much anything, the retailer options are almost endless! And that can be really, really overwhelming. When I’m shopping for something specific, I usually head to Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Revolve to look through their options. But when I feel like I can’t find what I’m looking for or don’t feeling like spending a million dollars, I get a little bit stuck. J.Crew is always a favorite. I usually have pretty good luck at Old Navy, Tuckernuck, and Express, too. But lately I’ve been re-discovering old favorites and switching it up a little bit! I pulled together a few of my favorite things from each store. Hope this helps as you’re shopping for spring and summer! xo

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April Showers Bring May Flowers

Can you believe April is here already?! I can’t get over how fast the last few months have flown by. While I’m happy winter seems to be behind us, I want to keep working on being present and making the most out of every day and week! Whether it be fun lunches or work dates during the week, it’s so important to slow down and savor the small things.

April is known for it’s showers and that couldn’t be any closer to the truth in Chicago right now… Rain is in the forecast for the foreseeable future! While it may wreck havoc on my hair and shoes, I’m all about those May flowers. I can’t wait to see everything in bloom again!

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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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