Gift Guide: The Elegant Hostess and Instagram Lately

||details|| dessert plates || serving utensils || cake platter || appetizer plates || book || serving tray || teapot || glasses || shaker || cheese knives || faux fur throw As promised, I couldn’t stick to just one gift guide per week:) On many of my favorite websites for the home (C. Wonder, Williams Sonoma and Pottery Barn), I’ve been spotting the coolest pieces that would make the perfect gift for the hostess or someone…
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Lovely Links

image It’s the downhill slide to Turkey Day, a holiday I love, because its about coming together with people you care about and being thankful. The are no gifts to buy or receive and that is a good thing. I’ll be spending this weekend finding new recipes to try and dusting off old favorites. Here are a few links I discovered this week that I wanted to share. Hope you all have a lovely weekend!…
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Edgy Meets Distressed

||Details|| Jacket: c/o MadStyle, also love this, this and this || jeans: Old Navy, old, similar || turtleneck: H&M, old, super similar || heels: Audrey Brooke via DSW, also love these || bag: Rebecca Minkoff via Piperlime || sunglasses: Windsor, sold out, super similar || necklace: Groopdealz, identical  || rings: H&M Just a quick outfit post today. Day to day my style tends to lean toward feminine-edgy and I love how this jacket adds the perfect amount of edge to this layered fall look. The faux leather sleeves and zipper detail make this…
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Wednesday Wrap Up: What to Get Her

||Details|| notebook || ring box || candle || gloss set || earring set || gift card || sweatshirt || clutch || pajama pants || necklace || heels || infinity scarf Lately, I have been stumbling across so many fabulous gift ideas that I’ve decided to replace my weekly wishlists with Gift Guides for the holidays. In fact, I love sharing these “Wrap-Ups” (get it, wrap-up?), so much, I’m not sure that I’ll be able to…
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Drop Waist Sweater Dress

||Details|| dress: Target || jacket: Michael Kors via Nordstrom Rack, similar and on sale!!! || scarf: Target || boots: Charles by Charles David via DSW || bracelets: Forever 21 and Target || sunglasses: Windsor, sold out, super similar One of my favorite pieces to pull out this time of year is a sweater dress. They are endlessly versatile and look just as cute with leggings and a pair of Sorels, as they do with a great pair of OTK boots or booties. They also layer beautifully…
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Gift Guide: The Office Fashionista

||Details|| Kate Spade New York Tumbler || Anna Griffin Sticky Notes || Kate Spade New York Acrylic Desk Set || Kate Spade New York Desktop Eraser ||  Spade New York Pink Journal || Kate Spade New York Eraser Set || MikeyLin’s Magenetic Board || Kate Spade New York Hello Notebook Set || Jonathan Adler Block Calendar || Anna Griffin Note Pad || Kate Spade New York Glitter Coasters || Kate Spade New York Polka Dot Pen || Kate Spade New York Gold Stripe File Folders  For the fashionable friend…
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Lovely Links and a Birthday

image Since today is my birthday I am taking the day to relax and tonight celebrate with a few of my favorite people! I’ll leave you with a little weekend reading and I hope you all stay warm and cozy ~ its starting to get cold here in Chicago! ~These crispy squash rings are just the thing to cure my french fry craving! ~I’m obsessed with this spike cuff ring! Such a cool holiday accessory. ~Loving this fluffy…
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BB Dakota Shearling Vest

||Details|| vest: BB Dakota (on sale!!) || sweater: H&M, old, super similar || jeans: Blank Denim || boots: Target || bracelet: Target I picked up this BB Dakota shearling vest during the Shopbop F&F sale a few weeks ago and it has been the best addition to my closet! So perfect for layering this time of year. These boots have also been an unexpected hit. Bought on a whim because they reminded me of these and haven’t looked back. Can you believe they are from…
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