Life Lately: Christmas Edition

Merry Christmas Eve! Hoping for snow today and planning spaghetti and meatballs for dinner:) Hope you all have a very happy holiday, as I’ll be taking the next couple of days off to be with this little family of mine. In the meantime, here are a few snaps from recently. *Above: getting glammed up for a holiday soiree. Target bracelet || J. Crew Factory necklace, sold out, love this || Old Navy bow ring, similar || Revlon lipstick Decorating for the…
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5050 Over the Knee Boots

||details|| shirt: H&M (mens) || jeans: H&M, old, similar || tee: Leith sheer tunic || boots: Chinese Laundry Riley OTK boots (obsessed!) || hat: Nordstrom Wool Felt Trilby hat || sunglasses: Windsor, old, similar ASOS oversized round sunglasses || bag: Kate Spade Cedar Street Maise Denim + plaid + a fedora is pretty much my uniform lately. And it’s still bearable to be out for short periods without a parka and full winter gear. Now if we could just get a little sunshine! For as long as I can…
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Party Skirt + Sweater

                ||details|| sweater: H&M, old similar, similar, similar || skirt: Forever 21, old, similar, love this || tights: Target || heels: Audrey Burke via DSW || purse: Rebecca Minkoff || necklace: J. Crew Factory, similar || bow ring: Old Navy, love this   Just a few days before Christmas, can you believe it?! This year has flown by altogether too fast. I still have so many things I need to get done, it’s terrifying. (Grocery shopping and wrapping paper, you terrify me.) Holiday…
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Lovely Links

image via Pinterest As much as I would love to live each day dressed to the nines, the reality is that lately I have been looking a lot like the girl in this picture. In comfy clothes, in my bed or on the couch, working on the laptop. I don’t know if it’s the gloomy start to the winter that we’re having in Chicago, or the holiday blues, or the cold that just won’t quit,…
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Layers For Days

||details|| vest: Gap, also love this || sweater: H&M, similar || denim shirt: Gap, identical, love this || jeans: American Eagle, also love these || flats: Forever 21, love these || clutch: Clare V. || watch: Target The temps around Chicago lately have been amazing! Chilly, but no need to break out the “sleeping bag” coat yet. If you’re from around here, you know what I’m talking about:) It’s the perfect weather for layering which is the best part of fall. Yes I know there are only 3…
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Wednesday Wrap Up: How to Shine on NYE

||details|| shift dress || bib necklace || earrings || gold top || sequined skirt || nail polish || graphic tee || sequined joggers || bow heels (under $28!!!) || gold skirt (obsessed!) || double ring || glitter heels (under $100!!!) || feather dress (on sale!!!) New Year’s Eve is all about bringing out the sparkle. It’s the night where even the most conservative want to add a little bit of oomph to their look. With that in mind I’ve rounded up my favorite pieces to add a little glam to whatever your plans may be. I love the idea of…
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Forever 21 Plaid Poncho

||details|| Plaid Poncho: Forever 21 || similar, similar, similar pants: Madewell sweater: H&M (obsessed – website says navy & white, but it’s definitely black & white), also love this boots: Frye || also love these bow ring: Old Navy || similar We spent the weekend party hopping and putting up the tree, which is normally one of my favorite holiday traditions. This year it was more frustration than anything because after I put the lights up (and I tested every strand) only half of them lit up! Grrrrr.…
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Dressing Up Old Navy Buffalo Plaid

||details|| shirt: Old Navy, also love this || skirt: Old Navy || tights: Target || booties: Forever 21, also love these || clutch: Clare V. || beanie: Target || bracelet: Target || Bracelet: Forever 21, similar (obsessed) I think this buffalo plaid shirt has been shown on about every blogger’s site over the past few weeks, so I hope you’re not too sick of seeing it! I really wanted to show how I dressed mine up to create a fun…
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