Fewer things say Summer to me than a casual afternoon on the lake. This past Sunday marked the last day of racing for the Chicago Helly Hansen National Offshore One Design (NOOD) Regatta, the largest national sailboat racing circuit in the United States. More than 150 sailboats and hundreds of local and national sailors came … Continue Reading

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Summer is officially here, y’all! Nothing screams Summer to me more than a special cocktail perfect for every occasion. One of my all-time favorite cocktails is the Ultimate Bloody Mary! It’s a drink that’s perfect for backyard BBQ’s, brunch fiestas with close friends & family, co-ed bridal and wedding showers … and the list goes … Continue Reading

This post is sponsored by JTV.com. I was paid for this post and received a JTV jewelry piece for me one to giveaway to one lucky reader. Happy Friday, everyone! I hope you’re all having a great start to the week! Wedding season is officially here and today we wanted to switch gears a bit … Continue Reading

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Remember when you first got your hands on the iPhone? Were you like me and downloaded every possible app you could? One for breaking new, one for celebrity gossip (or four in my case), all your social media channels, apps strictly for shopping and fashion inspiration … and the list goes on and on. I … Continue Reading

Father’s Day is less than a week out, y’all, so we’re here today to help you get your shopping on if you have been procrastinating at all me with the Ultimate Father’s Day Gift Guide. As we mentioned in our Mother Day’s gift guide post, we are frequent shoppers of one of our local malls … Continue Reading

Two of my favorite things collide in today’s post – my love for the power ‘shorts’ suit this season and all things Timbuk2. This past winter I had the opportunity to partner with one of my favorite brands, Timbuk2, to host a local event for friends and fans. If you’re not familiar, Timbuk2 is San … Continue Reading

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Where has the time gone, y’all. Who else cannot believe we’re halfway through the year as we inch our way into June? I’m shocked. With the year almost half over, I usually like to take a few moments to re-review my list of goals I set prior to the New Year as a little checks … Continue Reading

You all know by now I love me some bright colors – the brighter the better in my book. So you can imagine my heart shaped eyes when I came across this morning floral a-line dress when the most recent Summer catalog arrived. The fit and flare shape, the vibrant color scheme, the petite fit … Continue Reading

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Hi Sunday, y’all! The weather’s gorgeous and Summer is within arms reach. You all know what that means, it’s time to dial up the volume on our outdoor entertaining! Today we are teaming up with Fab.com to give our typical outdoor entertaining essentials a FABulous upgrade. When the warmer weather rolls in, Shawn and I … Continue Reading

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I imagine this comes as absolutely no surprise to any of you, but the off the shoulder romper is one of my favorite Summer trends this season. I can’t seem to get enough. Who’s with me? I styled this tassel romper above last Summer in a post this time last year and it has been … Continue Reading

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