Adventures With Trollbeads Fall 2018 Collection

This post has been sponsored by Trollbeads. As always, all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help us bring you great content! bracelets c/o Trollbeads || fleece sweater (40% off!) || faux leather leggings, also seen here and here || sneakers || leather backpacks || sunglasses c/o, dupe for under $10!!! Shop My Outfit: My Favorite Time of Year Fall is, hands-down, my favorite time of year. I love the warm afternoons and crisp evenings, the changing leaves, making a pot of steaming hot soup…
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Ruffled Gingham and My End of Summer Bucket List

photos by Katie Niemiec jean jacket, also love this one || tee, love this one || asymmetrical ruffled gingham midi skirts here, here here, also love this one || wedges, obsessed with these! || bag, similar love this one and this one || earrings || sunglasses Shop My Outfit And just like that, it’s over… Ok, asking for a friend here…where the heck did summer go? Dang guys, this has to be the fastest summer on record over here and something tells me I’m not the only one feeling this way. The school supplies have been…
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My Top 5 Chicago Summer Activities

This post has been sponsored by Newell Brands. As always all thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help us bring you great content! dress, similar here, here, here and here || tote || sneakers || sunglasses Shop My Outfit Summer, Summer, Summer! Here in Chicagoland, we live for summer. It truly is an almost magical time of year that makes the other 9 months worth it. And particularly this winter, which has been interminable, you can almost feel the buzz…
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When to Buy into a Trend

dress || similar jacket here and here || bag, love this and this || wedges || sunglasses photos by Anna of A Lily Love Affair Shop My Outfit The Instafamous Ruched Dress I’m pretty much 100% sure that you gals have seen this ruched dress time and again on blogs and the interwebs in general. I’ve posted versions of it here and here. Bloggers high and low have been raving about this little number and it’s with good reason. It really is that incredible. Who would think that…
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How to Dress Up A Sweatshirt

sweatshirt || similar jeans here and here || layering tank || bag dupe for this one, more great dupes linked below! || similar sunglasses here and here || similar pumps here and here photos by the lovely Anna of A Lily Love Affair Shop My Outfit Tips to Dress Up A Sweatshirt Happy Tuesday ladies! Has spring sprung in your neck of the woods yet? Here in Chicago, spring is moving in at a glacial pace. I’ve all but stopped checking the weather because I’m sick of seeing that stupid snowflake on my…
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An Age-Appropriate Way to Wear Leather Leggings

striped sweater, on sale || faux leather leggings, only $15!  || button-down || booties, also love these, on sale || similar scarf here and here || exact bag, look for less || earrings || earmuffs || sunglasses photos by the lovely Anna of A Lily Love Affair Shop My Outfit An Age-Appropriate Leather Leggings Outfit The words “age-appropriate” really rub me the wrong way. I mean who decides these things?! I say wear what makes you feel great and ignore the rules. But with that said, sometimes a little inspiration can be helpful and I…
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A Cozy Neutral Holiday Outfit and Ruffled Knits

ruffled tunic (fits me as a mini dress and I’m 5’7″ – wearing a medium) || ruffled ruana, also in black || boots, also in black, and in a lower-heeled version – on super sale! || bag || sunglasses  Shop My Outfit A Neutral Holiday Outfit I love dressing up for the holidays but for me, comfort is king. And I definitely don’t want to be cold, or feel like I’m pulling on a too-tight dress. Cozy knit dresses, wraps and sweaters are my go-to this time of…
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Dressy Holiday Outfit: Lace, Velvet and Faux Fur

lace dress, 30% off!! comes in 3 colors || faux fur wrap, comes in 5 colors! || sock boots, also love these || velvet crossbody, also love this style, and this color || sunglasses Shop My Holiday Look A Dressy Holiday Outfit with Mixed Textures Last week we shared a more casual holiday look and this week we’re taking it up a notch with lace, velvet and faux fur. And while most of the occasions that I attend are on the casual side, there is nothing…
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