Sunday, March 31, 2019

My Month in Photos // March

Last month, I started a new series on Lavender Elizabeth: My Month in Photos. I love taking pictures of my day-to-day life, which is why I decided to start this series. Blog posts often have curated photos and don't show true daily life. This series gives you glimpse into my everyday. Below is how I spent my March!

MARCH 1: BRAND NEW NAIL COLOR

MARCH 2: CUDDLES WITH WHINNIE

MARCH 3: PLAYING MEXICAN TRAIN WITH MY PARENTS

MARCH 4: JAMBA JUICE BEFORE PURE BARRE

MARCH 5: LUNCH WITH ONE OF MY COLLEGE BEST FRIENDS (LOVE WHEN FRIENDS COME TO CHICAGO FOR WORK!)

MARCH 6: STARTING MARCH'S BOOK CLUB READ EDUCATED

MARCH 7: SPIRITED WOMEN'S NETWORK COOKIES IN HONOR OF INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY

MARCH 8: ENJOYING MY WALK TO THE CHICAGO OFFICE

MARCH 10: WAFFLES DURING OUR GIRLS' WEEKEND IN MILWAUKEE

MARCH 11: LATE NIGHT AT THE OFFICE

MARCH 12: PROOF OF WHINNIE'S LOVE FOR KINCHIE

MARCH 13: MILLENNIALS MAKING MOVES: GOAL DIGGERS MEETING

MARCH 14: MOLLY ENJOYING THE SUNSHINE

MARCH 15: DINNER + DESSERT WITH BETTY AT HOT CHOCOLATE


MARCH 17: MORNING COFFEE

MARCH 19: BRIGHT PINK NAILS

MARCH 21: BETTY'S BOYFRIEND SURPRISING HER FROM AUSTIN

MARCH 22: LUNCH BREAK IN THE CITY WITH MY DAD

MARCH 23: BRUNCH AT BEATNIK

MARCH 23: SELFIE AT OUR 1920'S MURDER MYSTERY PARTY

MARCH 25: KISSES FOR KINCHIE

MARCH 27: WINE + PIZZA IN BED AFTER A LONG DAY

MARCH 30: BREAKFAST IN CHARLESTON

MARCH 31: CHARLESTON PALM TREES AFTER CHURCH

Looking forward to April's photos!

Friday, March 29, 2019

What I'm Loving // March

Guys, I think spring is officially on its way! We've been having warmer days and my allergies have started to kick in (ha!). I'm so ready to leave the house without a coat, sit outside at restaurants, and explore Chicago in the warmth. For now, I'm loving this sunshine! See what else I've been loving this month below.


SUNSHINE
It's still on the chillier side, but what a difference it makes to have the sun shining! I love walking outside and enjoying the warmth. We had quite the winter, so having this little change in weather is making me so happy.

JELLY BEANS
I left the Jelly Belly Factory with 1.5 pounds of jelly beans. Every time I walk by our jelly bean dish, I grab a couple more.

BEATNIKS
What a cool place! The atmosphere was incredible and the food delicious! We went for brunch at their West Town location and are already talking about drinks at Beatnik On The River.

BETTY DATES
My roommate, Betty, and I have been having nice one-on-one time this month. From dinners to working out, we've been spending some quality time together. She's moving to Austin in August, so I'm soaking up my time with her.

OUR ST. PATRICK'S DAY PHOTOS
Betty, Dana, and I went on a booze cruise on the green river to celebrate the holiday. While on the top of the boat, we had a mini photoshoot and the photos turned out so cute. I've had to restrain myself from posting them all on Instagram.


What have you been loving this month?

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

A 1920's Murder Mystery Party

This past weekend, my roommates and I hosted a 1920's Murder Mystery Party to celebrate Betty's birthday. She worked with The Murder Mystery Co., a company that specializes in Murder Mystery dinner parties. The premise was a Mobster Speakeasy gone wrong. We had rival mob bosses, a singing superstar, and an undercover Bureau of Prohibition agent. We transformed our apartment into our very own speakeasy as the backdrop to the party. It was seriously an amazing night!

THE DECORATIONS

For decor, we put up a gold photo backdrop, added streamers and pom-poms, and set up a dessert and drinks table.


THE DESSERTS

Betty tasked me with making the desserts and drinks for the evening - two things I love making. For dessert, I made champagne cake pops and a chocolate espresso cake. It was my first time decorating a cake, and I have to say, I'm so proud of the way it turned out!


THE DRINKS

For drinks, I wanted to keep them on theme. I created two classic Gatsby-era drinks: the Bee's Knees and the Mary Pickford. We also did a champagne toast, complete with blackberry garnishes.


THE FASHION

Everyone came to the party in the perfect 1920's attire! From flapper dresses to sequins, our friends were dressed to the nines. My character was the "brainiac" so I had special glasses to wear throughout the night. Betty also bought dresses for the two pups to help them be party-ready.

My Fashion: The Dress & The Accessories 


THE ARREST

The final moment of the game was when I, the undercover Prohibition agent, arrested the murderer. As you can see, it was very serious business.


Here's to Prohibition and many more themed parties!