Happy Monday, y’all! I hope everyone had a great weekend! For the first weekend in a long time, Shawn and I spent the time just relaxing and getting caught up on life stuff. Friday, I said goodbye to the career and the people I have grown with for the last five years to start a … Continue Reading

Guys, first and foremost, I apologize for the brief absence on the blog last week. If you’ve been following along on Instagram, you know last week I made the very difficult decision to leave my current employer of 5 years for another opportunity. My co-workers are like family so the decision was not one that … Continue Reading

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THE happiest of Friday’s, y’all! Phew, we successfully made it through the week. This one in particular has been extra tough with long office hours and blog obligations. If you know me personally, or have the pleasure of working with me at the office, you know the running joke is I’m starving by 11:00 (I’m … Continue Reading

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One of the things I love most about living in Chicago is the vast array of options available for a weekend getaway. Whether you’re in the mood for a weekend in the city, a relaxing weekend on the lake or a peaceful getaway to the countryside, all are within an hour+ distance of one another. … Continue Reading

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Happy Monday, everyone! Did you all have a good weekend? If you follow along on Snapchat you witnessed the hell of a time we had this weekend at Lolla here in Chicago. Despite the rain on Friday, it was just the afternoon I needed with my girls after the last few crazy weeks I’ve had. … Continue Reading

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Guys, seriously, can we talk really quickly about the Beyond Yoga X Kate Spade collaboration? Amazing. All of it. If we’ve said it one, we’ve said it 100 times – we are motivated by cute workout gear, y’all. We’re not sorry about it either. Anyone else with us? It’s ok to admit. This is a … Continue Reading

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This shop has been compensated by Collectively Bias, Inc. and its advertisers. All opinions are mine alone. The following content is intended for readers who are 21 or older. #PassionDefinedRemyRefined #CollectiveBias Ever since I was a little girl, I have always had a passion for working with people. I have always been known as someone … Continue Reading

Today, I am excited to be partnering today with Wente Wines to share our journey of how the blog came to fruition. It’s a story I’ve kept pretty close to my chest until this time. In very late 2011, if you would’ve asked me what a blog was, I may have looked at you with … Continue Reading

Guys, before we get in to today’s post, can I just get one quick thing off my chest? If you follow along on Sanpchat (@alilyloveaffair), then you saw Shawn and I came across not one, but two Halloween City shops while out running errands this weekend. Guys, really? I just can’t. I know, I realize … Continue Reading

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Who else is in complete shock August is just one short week away? Us here, too! With Summer coming to a close soon, and Fall just around the corner, we have been working to bring you looks that are chic, comfortable and affordable enough for what remains of Summer, but that will also transition nicely … Continue Reading