Tuesday, March 3, 2015

My Travel Buddies


Clairsonic, Airbourne, Coco Butter Formula, Dolce and Gabana Light Blue, Cowshed Lip Balm, Rusk Texture Hair Spray, R+Co Dry Shampoo, Bumble & Bumble Surf Spray, Portable Sonic Toothbrush, Kaplan MD Lip Mask, Neutrogena Cleansing Wipes, Colgate Wisps, Ren Glycol Renewal Mask, Travel, Travel essentials, what to pack when traveling, cosmetics, toiletries

At the end of this week, Brian and I cruise the friendly skies over to Munich and Milan. We are extremely fortunate to have these opportunities to travel, and together for that matter! We are excited to explore these amazing cities and all the culture, and food, they have to offer. Im salivating thinks about all the schnitzel and pizza we will consume - who needs a diet when you can have schnitzel! 

Everytime we travel, I get super overwhelmed by the thought of packing clothes and products for 10 days. I mean every morning I sit and stare in my closet for at least 30 minutes for one outfit - imagine the time I take doing that for 20 outfits. I feel the hives breaking through my skin - ah! I have these hoarder tendencies when I pack and get really scared I'm going to leaving something behind. That all being said, I have to make compromises and find happy mediums on what to bring and what stays home. Today I'm focusing on some of my favorite products that I can't live without, or travel without. 

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Monday, March 2, 2015

Taking Winter Whites to Spring


Tom Ford Mirrored Sunglasses, ASOS Duster Textured Coat, ASOS leather look leggings, Kate Faux Suede Knee high Boots Missguided, Loft Blouse, Forever 21 Faux Leather Roll Top Bag

Happy Monday! Just like that, we are back to reality. I went to bed really late last night in hopes the weekend wouldn't end  - I mean you gotta try everything right? This weekend was no different than last week - a whole lot of nothing. Friday night we hosted a House of Cards viewing party - it took every fiber in our being to not binge and watch the entire season. We did that last year and ended up scratching away at the walls for 364 days - withdrawals. Ok so for my House of Cards people, did you watch it? Thoughts? OMG I love Kevin Spacey. We snuck another episode in last night too, just to keep the blood flowing (sorry Becca). 

Whether spring wants to show us it cares or not, I'm going to start preparing for it by styling my winter whites for spring. During this time of year, Chicago loves putting us in this weird transitional period where you don't really want to wear your winter clothes and you can't really wear your spring clothes - you are stuck in the middle with nothing to wear. Do you feel me? This look has temporarily solved that issue for me.


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Top: LOFT | Coat: ASOS | Leggings: ASOS | Boots: Missguided | Bag: Forever 21 | Sunnies: Tom Ford

Friday, February 27, 2015

Sporty Blues & Blooms


Today I'm partnering with one of my favorite Chicago bloggers to share how we styled - together and separately, springs hottest hue with a side of sporty chic! C.J. is the author and curator of "toe that line" a Chicago-based personal fashion, shopping and lifestyle blog. The blog features posts about style that toes the line between office-appropriate attire and chic weekend wear, a tough balance for any working girl. You’ll find a mix of proper (but fun) work apparel, relaxed casual garb and post-5pm-only outfits.  You'll also see C.J.'s latest style wish lists, of-the-moment trends, “look for less” pointers, sale-shopping victories and some travel tips from her latest trips! Head on over to toe that line to see how C.J. styled her look HERE

READ MORE here to see how I styled my go-to spring sporty look! Happy Friday!

Forever 21 Scuba Knit Floral Bomber, Forever 21 Peep-toe faux leather mules, Forever 21 wide legged trousers, Forever 21, Forever 21 Rolled sleeved collared shirt, spring, pale blue

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Bomber Jacket: Forever 21 | Collared Shirt: Forever 21 | Pants: Forever 21 | Shoes: Forever 21 | Bag: ASOS (similar) | Lip Color: Turkish Delight

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A Sportsanista's Guide to Paris

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Last year I traveled with my two best girl friends to the most beautiful, romantic city in Europe - Paris. Our goal? To see Paris in the springtime while eating copious amounts of cheese, and drinking the most delicious wines from Bordeaux - we sprinkled the trip with a little sightseeing here and there of course. Traveling to Paris can seem majorly intimidating - a macaroon from Laduree is nearly $5 after all. I say, "when in Paris, eat macaroons." I'm going to share some of the ways we figured out to save a buck here, to splurge there. And for you impatient people out there, like us, I have some tips for you too to avoid those pesky lines!


 

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