The Velvet Tee and Incorporating Velvet into Your Wardrobe

velvet tee, only $14!! || sherpa bomber,  under $20!! || jeans, obsessed! || booties, also love these || bag || aviators photos by the lovely Anna of A Lily Love Affair Shop My Outfit Incorporating Velvet Into Your Wardrobe If you’re looking for a casual holiday outfit, we’ve got you covered! The velvet trend is one of my favorites this holiday season (and last season, too!). I really can’t get enough. From dresses, to bags, to this perfectly draped velvet tee. It really is the most effortless way…
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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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What To Do in Chicago in December

striped cashmere sweater on sale!, also in 13 solid solid colors also on sale! || similar jeans (1/2/3) || similar coat || booties, also love these || purse || similar beanie || sunglasses photo by Anna of A Lily Love Affair Shop My Outfit Prepping for the Holiday’s Happy Wednesday friends! Have you put up your holiday decorations yet, and/or your tree? We are supremely ahead of the game this year! Since the weather has been so mild, we put up all of our lights, our tree and our…
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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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Join Me and Macy’s Culinary Council for a Live Cooking Demo …

This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of Macy’s; however all thoughts and opinions are my own.   Macy’s Culinary Council Presents a Live Cooking Demo with Chef Bill Kim One of our favorite things to do during the holidays is to visit Macy’s on State Street to see the holiday windows and eat in the Walnut Room under the giant Christmas tree. This year, I’m also excited to visit Macy’s to attend…
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What to Wear to a Casual Holiday Party

gold ruffle top || similar leather jackets (1/2) || jeans || grey scarf, love this one || boots c/o, also here, under $40 dupe here || H&M bag, similar here || pink scarf ||sunglasses Shop My Outfit What to Wear to a Casual Holiday Party A good casual holiday party is totally my jam. I love to get dressed up as much as the next girl, but in real life I’m much more likely to wear something like this outfit: a dressy top + skinny jeans + great boots. This outfit combination has…
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A Festive Striped Sweater Dress + A Target Gift Guide

striped sweater dress  || similar bag (1/2) || boots c/o on sale, also here, under $40 dupe here || fur pom pom || sunglasses, under $15! photos by the lovely Anna of A Lily Love Affair   Shop My Outfit Sweater Dress Season I shot these photos a couple of weeks ago with my partner in crime during the first snow of the season! It was a bit of a catastrophe. Each year in Chicago, everyone seems to forget what snow is and so…
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Shop Your Closet: Easy Thanksgiving Outfit Ideas

My Turkey Day Style   original post Happy Turkey Day eve! I pulled together a last minute post in case you need some Thanksgiving Day outfit inspiration! I’m recreating some of my most popular outfits, each of which would be perfect attire for the holiday depending on your plans. Since Thanksgiving is usually a more casual holiday, these looks are meant to be a notch above everyday casual, but still really wearable and comfortable. My…
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