Thursday, August 6, 2020

Month in Photos - July

Can anyone believe that it's already August!? I honestly can't. This year has been both the fastest and slowest year of my life. Thankfully, Chicago has opened up a bit, so I've been lucky to see my friends more often. The most exciting thing that happened this month, however, was moving into my new place. I only moved a couple blocks away, but love my new apartment SO MUCH. It has an incredible view, the perfect layout, and great amenities. I'm slowly unpacking and making the place my own, which is so fun. You can catch a sneak peek of my place below!

Catching up on Lavender Elizabeth's July

My Month in Photos

JULY 1: COLLEGE FRIENDS MAKING FUN OF ME ON ZOOM
 
JULY 2: BLOGGING AND BLUE BLOODS

JULY 3: PICNIC ON THE LAKE WITH FRIENDS

JULY 4: FIREWORKS ON THE FOURTH OF JULY

JULY 5: MY FESTIVE PUPS

JULY 6: RUNNING ERRANDS DOWNTOWN

JULY 7: DRINKS AT UTOPIAN TAILGATE

JULY 8: DINNER AT THE FIFTY/50

JULY 9: TOWN HALL WITH OUR NEW CEO

JULY 10: WHEN CRAVING MCDONALDS FRIES, YOU INDULGE

JULY 11: FRESH FLOWERS TO BRIGHTEN UP MY HOME

JULY 12: CHECKING OUT THE NEW APARTMENT'S POOL

JULY 13: TOURING MY NEW UNIT

JULY 14: LET THE PACKING BEGIN!

JULY 15: STARBUCKS PIT-STOP AFTER PICKING UP BOXES

JULY 16: PACKING REWARD = HAAGEN DAZS BAR

JULY 17: POLICE RESPONSE TO A COLUMBUS STATUE PROTEST

JULY 18: MY LAST DAY IN THE APARTMENT

JULY 19: WELCOME TO MY NEW HOME!

JULY 20: A MUCH BETTER WORK-FROM-HOME VIEW

JULY 21: VERY EXCITED TO START UNPACKING

JULY 22: HEADING TO GRANT PARK TO PLAY VOLLEYBALL

JULY 23: STILL CAN'T GET OVER MY NEW VIEW

JULY 24: PLAYING KICKBALL TO CELEBRATE AMY'S 30TH

JULY 25: SUNSET OVER THE CITY

JULY 26: VISITING MY PUPS

JULY 27: HOUSEWARMING GIFT FROM MY SISTER

JULY 28: PUTTING TOGETHER THIS BEAUTY

JULY 29: BACK WITH MY PUPS, STARBUCKS IN HAND

JULY 30: FINALLY CONVINCED THEM TO POSE FOR ME

JULY 30: A HAPPY HOUSEWARMING CARD FROM ONE OF MY BEST FRIENDS

JULY 31: DINNER AT VICTORY TAP WITH SARAH
 
Cheers to another month in the books!

Monday, July 20, 2020

Summer Trend: Loungewear

One of the best things to come out of quarantine is the loungewear trend. Gone are the days of dressing up for work; instead, we're rocking comfort. I've started purchasing more fashionable loungewear so that I feel somewhat put together for both work and running errands. Most of my finds have come from Target and Loft, but I've also had luck at Costco and Gap. Below, I've rounded up some of my favorites, including those I've already purchased and ones that are sitting in my shopping cart.

Shop my favorite summer trend below!

Matching Sets

Shorts

Pants

Tanks

Tees

Sweaters

Now I just have to try and control myself - I want them all.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Shop My Apartment

On Monday, I gave you a tour of my apartment, and today, I'm helping you shop it! I spent a lot of time figuring out just how I wanted my apartment to feel. I've always been drawn to crisp homes, so knew I wanted to create that atmosphere, but in a home-y way. I chose to carry different shades of blue (navy, light, turquoise), pops of white, and hints of gold and pink throughout the different rooms. The blues and white offered the cool crisp feel I loved, while the pink helped infuse some warmth. About half of my decor came from scouring different HomeGoods, while the rest was found online. I wanted some pieces that were functional, and others that were visually appealing. It took a while to find all the items to finish off my home, but I'm so glad I took my time because I absolutely love how it turned out.

Enjoy shopping my apartment below!

THE ENTRYWAY AND KITCHEN

My Furniture: Table | Chairs | Pantry

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THE FAMILY ROOM

My Furniture: Couch | Coffee Table

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THE GALLERY WALL

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THE BOOKCASES


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THE BATHROOM

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Decorating has been something I've loved for years, so I was so glad when I had the opportunity to decorate a place all my own. On Sunday, I'll be moving to my new apartment and can't wait to start the process again.