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Summer in Linen

May 27, 2016

Office Style, J.Jill White linen button down top, Sole Society Clutch, Chicago Fashion Blogger, linen outfit, linen skirt

Office Style, J.Jill White linen button down top, Sole Society Clutch, Chicago Fashion Blogger, linen outfit, linen skirt

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Linen Skirt || Linen Shirt c/o || Clutch (similar style)  || Aviator Sunglasses || Sandals (similar here and here) || Monogram Ring c/0

Let’s raise a glass together, y’all, cause Friday is finally here! Who else has been waiting since Sunday night for it to be here already? (Raising both hands here!) We made it so onto the weekend!

Today, we’re celebrating all things linen! With the warmer weather officially upon us, it’s time to pack away those pesky wools and replace them with lighter, more breathable materials. Does anyone else love linen as much as me?

At this point, y’all probably know I am a longtime fan of J.Jill (it’s not just your moms clothing line, ladies!).  I fell in love with their minimalistic, soft, wear-with-everything collection last Spring and been a fan every since!  Your closest absolutely needs this striped linen maxi dress (I also bought it last year in black).  Last Summer this chambray shirt dress was a huge hit as well – all of which I’ll be pulling out again this Summer.

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Midi Skirt + Crop Top Combo

May 24, 2016

Chicwish midi skirt + crop top combo, Summer Style, Chicago Fashion Blogger, yellow floral midi skirt

Chicwish midi skirt + crop top combo, Summer Style, Chicago Fashion Blogger, yellow floral midi skirt

When I laid eyes on this midi skirt crop top combo, it was an immediate love connection. You know, one of those outfits you throw on and instantaneously feel like yourself? It that odd to say about a simple skirt and top?

I was hesitant at first to move the crop top into the shopping cart ’cause this girl is quickly moving out of that comfort zone in terms of age, but the higher waist and slightly longer length closet the ‘midriff’gap just enough to make me feel good. You all know I cannot resist a good midi skirt either. My closet has just one too many, but I cannot say no when I come across a good one. And, for the price point, it was a no-brainer.

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Midi Skirt || Crop Top || White Ankle Strap Heels || Clutch || Sunglasses || Bangle c/o

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Fun, Flirty, Fit & Flare

May 18, 2016

Banana Republic Tile print ruffle dress, Steve Madden nude heels, coach satchel, womens ray ban aviator sunglasses, chicago fashion blogger, fit and flare dress

Banana Republic Tile print ruffle dress, Steve Madden nude heels, coach satchel, womens ray ban aviator sunglasses, chicago fashion blogger, fit and flare dress

It’s hump day and who can resist a little fun, flirty, fit & flare to usher us through the rest of the week.

It’s been chilly this week in Chicago, but the forecast is calling for full sun and 70’s this weekend which makes my little heart sing. I’m so over these frigid temps already. Besides the weather, what’s better news than that of a great sale? You can now snag this little tile print ruffle dress for less than $100!

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Tile Print Ruffle Dress (now on SALE!) || Satchel (similar style) || Nude Heels || Aviator Sunglasses

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Pinstripe Flutter Sleeve Dress

May 16, 2016

Pinstripe Flutter Sleeve Dress, Banana Republic linen dress, Ray Ban Womens Aviator Sunglasses, Coach Tan Satchel, Chicago Fashion Blogger, Corporate Style

Pinstripe Flutter Sleeve Dress, Banana Republic linen dress, Ray Ban Womens Aviator Sunglasses, Coach Tan Satchel, Chicago Fashion Blogger, Corporate Style, Metallic Heeled Sandals

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Pinstripe Flutter Sleeve Dress || Metallic Heeled Sandal || Coach Satchel (similar here and here) || Aviator Sunglasses || Bangles

The happiest of Monday’s to you, everyone! Hope you all had a great weekend.  Was it freezing cold for anyone else?  I’m over it.

It’s Monday, y’all, and lets be honest, I think better in pretty shoes.  Ya with me?  I recently snagged this pinstripe flutter sleeve dress and killer metallic heeled sandals during a recent trip to Banana.  As many other things here on the blog, this dress comes in misses and petites and is fitting for both the office and an afternoon with the girls.  The ruffle sleeves and hem take the dress to the next level – a total conversation started.

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His & Her Gift Guide | Mom’s, Grads & Dads

May 12, 2016

Mother's Day Gift guide, Vera Bradley, Woodfield Mall, His & Her gift guide

If you follow along on Instagram, you know I spent the later part of the work week and early weekend like many of you doing some last minute Mother’s Day shopping for all of the fabulous mama’s in my life.  Johanna and I had an opportunity to partner up with one of our favorite, local indoor malls and had a great time curating a list of wonderful gifts.  And I mean it, anyone who knows me well knows Woodfield Mall is like a second home.  It’s literally across the street from my office – yikes! 

I wanted to recap our shopping experience for you as I think a number of the gifts I ended up purchasing for Mother’s Day will also make amazing gifts this season for graduation and Father’s Day (mark your calendars, ladies!).

Let’s first start with what we purchased for the fine ladies in our lives last week/weekend:

  • I snagged these a set of these fabulous Arhaus moscow mule mugs for my close girlfriend (perfect for any  Summer celebration).  Side note, Woodfield Mall has one of the largest selections of stores which sell home good compared to any other indoor mall I frequent. Between Nordstrom, Lord & Taylor, Z.Gallerie, Macy’s and Arhaus, you are sure to find a gift they’ll love for the home.
  • I went just a little crazy at Vera Bradley buying my mom this four piece perfume spray set (and they smell amazing!) and this necklace (pictured below).  I also snagged her a slightly more pricey gift at Coach during their 25% off sale.
  • Johanna grabbed her mom the cutest workout set from Six:02 (a newer althetic shop powered by Foot Locker).

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Jolly Chic Red Lace Maxi Dress

May 10, 2016

Jolly Chic Red Lace Maxi Dress, Nordstrom Straw hat, Chicago Fashion Blogger, Coach Leather Clutch

Jolly Chic Red Lace Maxi Dress, Nordstrom Straw hat, Chicago Fashion Blogger, Coach Leather Clutch

Jolly Chic Red Lace Maxi Dress c/o || Banana Republic Black Ankle Strap Heels || Nordstrom Hat (only $24!)|| Coach Clutch

This lace maxi though. I’m in love. I love the tick lace detail, the longer length, the nude underlay – all of it, y’all.

This red lace maxi dress is my first purchase from Jolly Chic and I have to say I am honestly really pleased.  The dress itself is very well made and the material is thicker with absolutely no flaws.  The nude underlay is also made of a soft, well constructed material making the dress perfect for all of your Spring and Summer occasions.  Did I mention the incredible friendly price tag?

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Kentucky Derby Soiree with Stella Artois

May 8, 2016

Kentucky Derby Soiree, Stella Artois Cidre, Kentucky Derby Style, THe Hat Shop New York, Gingham midi dress, Eliza J Gingham dress, Chicago Fashion Blogger

Kentucky Derby Soiree, Stella Artois Cidre, Kentucky Derby Style, THe Hat Shop New York, Gingham midi dress, Eliza J Gingham dress, Chicago Fashion Blogger

Kentucky Derby Soiree with Stella Artois || Gingham Dress || Nude Heels || Kentucky Derby Hat c/o The Hat Shop NY || Bangles c/o

Along with Christmas and St. Patrick’s Day, the Kentucky Derby is one of my all-time favorite annual celebrations. The style, the hats, the refreshing cocktails, the weather, good friends and endless laughter. For me, a good Kentucky Derby soiree is the kick-off to all things Summer. Anyone else agree? Continue Reading