Style

07.03.22

Weekend Reading: 7.3.22

I have a lot on my mind right now but don’t feel like …

I have a lot on my mind right now but don’t feel like going too deep, so how about some light weekend reading? I’ll touch on where I’m at but have too much going on to really sit down and dive in. It’s a weird 4th of July weekend – …

Style

06.28.22

What I Bought (and Loved) in June

I’ll be sharing house updates separately since it would be a little too …

I’ll be sharing house updates separately since it would be a little too much to blend with my monthly shopping. But we closed on our house a few weeks ago and have been ordering window treatments, furniture, lighting, rugs and fun things like AC units and a furnace. Work has …

Style

06.22.22

The Edit: Summer Style

I’m in home design mode. We’re at the house almost every day – …

I’m in home design mode. We’re at the house almost every day – choosing floor stains, paint colors, and fabrics. We’ve had fun (and have also been a little overwhelmed) with the design process. And as I mentioned, tomorrow marks one week until Margot’s surgery so I’m feeling it. It’s …

Beauty

06.21.22

Nécessaire Body Wash Review. Is it Worth It?

Chances are that you’ve seen Nécessaire products on social media. It has great …

Chances are that you’ve seen Nécessaire products on social media. It has great branding and everyone seems to love it, but is it worth the hype? And is it worth $25? I made the change to clean beauty a few years ago and decided to try this award-winning body wash.

Fashion

06.14.22

Summer Wedding Guest Dresses

After attending approximately zero events in over two years, we were inviting to …

After attending approximately zero events in over two years, we were inviting to a wedding this fall. Aside from the obvious anxiety that comes from reemerging to such a big and “normal” event, I found myself wondering if I even own any dresses to wear to a wedding. Sure, I …

Fashion

06.13.22

Hermès Oran Sandals: Are They Worth It? An Honest Review.

On my first Mother’s Day 3 years ago, my husband and daughter gave …

On my first Mother’s Day 3 years ago, my husband and daughter gave me a pair of Hermés Oran sandals. And I’ve worn them every summer since. Designer shoes can be tough – especially heels which I don’t even bother with – and these are a major splurge. I never …

Fashion

06.07.22

The Best Women’s Pajamas (and My Favorite Nightgown)

Last week, I shared my favorite PJs for kids. So that got me …

Last week, I shared my favorite PJs for kids. So that got me thinking about the best women’s pajamas. When Petite Plume and Minnow came out with a collaboration, I decided to finally give the Petite Plume nightgown a try. And after just one night in my new nightgown, I …

Style

06.06.22

10 Random Thoughts: What’s On My Mind This Week

I started this post at around 9AM but had Kate attached to me …

I started this post at around 9AM but had Kate attached to me and it wasn’t working. My friend Katie asked if I could meet her for lunch and I ran out the door. I’ve officially seen her more the last few days than I have the last year. Then …

Shopping

05.25.22

The Memorial Day Sales to Shop and What to Buy

Memorial Day is here, and that means a few things. This weekend kicks …

Memorial Day is here, and that means a few things. This weekend kicks off the unofficial start to summer, a long weekend, grilling, and of course, sales. If you’re looking for furniture, a new espresso machine, summer essentials, clothes, or tech, this is the time to buy it. Here are …

Style

05.22.22

The Best Interior Design Coffee Table Books

You know how much I love design, and a good coffee table book, …

You know how much I love design, and a good coffee table book, too. I’ve shared my favorite coffee able books but wanted to focus on the best interior design books. These always make wonderful gifts and beautiful decor, too. Here are the most beautiful and inspirational interior design coffee …

Style

05.19.22

Black Summer Dresses and Fashion Essentials

When most of us think of summer, wearing head-to-toe black isn’t usually what …

When most of us think of summer, wearing head-to-toe black isn’t usually what comes to mind. White, blues, and colorful dresses fill stores (and our closets). I love a white linen dress, but some of my favorites for summer happen to be black. It’s definitely not the obvious choice, but …

Style

05.17.22

My Arizona EVA Waterproof Birkenstock Review

Years and years ago, I bought a pair of Birkenstocks and returned them …

Years and years ago, I bought a pair of Birkenstocks and returned them immediately. They were leather and this was well before waterproof versions came out. But they just weren’t for me. Maybe it was the cork footbed? Then along came the Arizona waterproof Birkenstocks sandals. My friend had been …

Shopping

05.13.22

New Summer Dresses and Accessories

Have you ever looked in your closet at the start of a new …

Have you ever looked in your closet at the start of a new season (or just ever) and felt like you were sick of everything? Like you needed a refresh? After spending most of the last two years at home, I’m ready to live and wanted some new dresses and …

Style

05.07.22

Summer Capsule Wardrobe Under $200

I’ve been doing a lot of organizing and a little (read: very little) …

I’ve been doing a lot of organizing and a little (read: very little) shopping. And I’ve got summer on my mind. It’s always fun to pick up a few basics for the season, and I try to choose classic pieces that I won’t tire of. Trends are fun, but once …

Fashion

04.24.22

Spring Basics From Madewell

After a winter of sweatpants and hibernating, I’m feeling ready for some real …

After a winter of sweatpants and hibernating, I’m feeling ready for some real outfits. Nothing too crazy, but some spring basics that leave me feeling a bit more…together. My sweatsuit collection is something, but now that my jeans fit again, the idea of putting some real pants on sounds kind …

Fashion

04.11.22

Spring Essentials to Buy at the Shopbop Sale

April in Chicago is a little tricky. The flowers are slowly starting to …

April in Chicago is a little tricky. The flowers are slowly starting to bloom and temps are “warming up” a little bit. It’s either in the 60s or snowing and you never know what you’re going to get. Spring is sort of in the air, but it’s definitely on my …

Beauty

04.01.22

The Best Clean Beauty Products and Brands at Sephora

Investing in clean beauty brands with clean ingredients is so worth it. It’s …

Investing in clean beauty brands with clean ingredients is so worth it. It’s been about two-and-a-half years since I switched to clean beauty, and I’ve found that clean and natural products work better than “dirty” ones. My skin has never looked or felt better, so I want to share some …

Fashion

03.26.22

Classic Spring Fashion Trends

There are those classic spring trends I love, year after year. The words …

There are those classic spring trends I love, year after year. The words “classic” and “trend” might seem to contradict each other, but classic style is always on-trend. I’ve also found newer trends that feel timeless, like block print and eyelet.  Flowy dresses, light denim, and woven bags are “trendy” …

Beauty

03.16.22

My 5 Minute Clean Beauty Makeup Routine

I should probably start this post off by telling you that it’s rare …

I should probably start this post off by telling you that it’s rare I ever spend more than a few minutes on my makeup. I’ll spend time waving my hair, but stick to a 5 minute clean beauty makeup routine. I made the change to clean beauty over two years …

Style

03.14.22

20 Straw Bags For Spring

You know how much I love woven elements in my home, but I …

You know how much I love woven elements in my home, but I also love when raffia and rattan weave (sorry, had to) into my closet. From bags and sandals to jewelry and accessories, woven accessories are practical, stylish, and sustainable. So today, I’m sharing 20 straw bags for spring.

Style

02.23.22

The February Edit: Recent Finds

Confession. Sometimes, I set calendar reminders for new product launches. I know how …

Confession. Sometimes, I set calendar reminders for new product launches. I know how that sounds, but things sell out quickly and when I see the swimsuit or new dress that I want to add to my small closet, I want to snag it before it’s gone. Minnow’s spring ’22 collection …