back! (in black and white)

Readers! I’ve been taking a slightly slower pace with blogging this month, as work has been busy (and it’s still so hot outside, I’m feeling less inspired). But, either way, I managed to sneak a few photos into my day and voila! I’m back! I hope everyone has a lovely Friday and weekend! Top: BananaContinue reading “back! (in black and white)”

everything embroidered

It’s hard to nail down my favorite fashion trends lately because there’s so many fun and creative options! In this look, I’m embracing the embroidery trend. I love the texture and custom feel embroidery adds to items like shoes, coats, and dresses. As a side note, I’ve gotten a lot of questions about how IContinue reading “everything embroidered”

stop and smell the roses

Sometimes I forget the wonderful splendors around me because I’m busy rushing from one place to another, taking care of errands, going to work, going to the grocery store, blah blah blah. But, I’ve been working on being more mindful of taking a breath. This week, my husband and I took another trip to theContinue reading “stop and smell the roses”

nifty thrifty

Y’all, this Plenty by Tracy Reese dress was a dollar. $1.The blazer? $2. They retail $250 together, but cost me $3. Yep. Thrifting is one of my most favorite hobbies, and while I do also shop at big box retailers, I find thrifting to be the most rewarding. Never tried? Want to do more ofContinue reading “nifty thrifty”

charming chambray

This gorgeous backdrop is from our last trip to New Orleans a couple of months ago; New Orleans is full of wonderfully kind people, fabulous food, a vivid culture, and so much more. I feel grateful that my travels have led me there twice, and I can’t wait to go back. Also, shout-out to theContinue reading “charming chambray”

fun fact! (leave yours too!)

Every once in a while it occurs to me that many people know me via my blog, but not much more! I would love love love it if you left a random fact about you in the comments below; there are so many of you that I know via your blogs as well, and IContinue reading “fun fact! (leave yours too!)”

zaful review

Alrighty, this week was my first foray into online abroad shopping and I’m here to tell you about it! I’ve read a lot of reviews regarding “fast fashion” and abroad markets; frankly, the reviews were completely mixed. Some reviews were great, others were terrible. So, I’m going to speak from my perspective knowing that it’sContinue reading “zaful review”

NOLA hurrah – part 1

Y’all (southern style), I am overdue for a post! I apologize for the delay; I was on vacation with my hubs and am now back to work and life! Thanks to lots of sunshine and warmth, I managed to snag some great photos and will post them over the course of the next few posts.Continue reading “NOLA hurrah – part 1”

hide and seek pink

Maybe it’s the tree, or the general backdrop, but this set of photos definitely made me think of a game of hide and seek…that I’m apparently playing with myself and my tripod. Ha! Either way, With autumn slowly showing its lovely face in Chicago, I’m sneaking in the last of my bold summer colors andContinue reading “hide and seek pink”

spots and stripes (and splashes)

Hum dum, another Monday, readers, right? As far as I’m concerned, the only guaranteed way to jazz up a Monday is with a good outfit and/or good pair of shoes. I may have the Monday blues, but I think sporting a spots and stripes jumper dress look in all blues is the best way toContinue reading “spots and stripes (and splashes)”