Tuesday, April 30, 2019

My Month in Photos // April

This series is quickly becoming one of my favorites on the blog. I love sharing my month with you through photos. This month started in South Carolina and California and ended with the second snow of April. There was plenty of coffee, beautiful flowers, and dog snuggles throughout the month. 

APRIL 1: VISITING MIDDLETON PLACE IN CHARLESTON, SC

APRIL 2: FLIGHT FROM CHARLESTON TO SAN FRANCISCO

APRIL 3: COMMUTE OVER THE BAY BRIDGE

APRIL 4: BEAUTIFUL SUCCULENTS OUTSIDE THE SF OFFICE

APRIL 4: COMMUTE OVER THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE

 APRIL 5: DINNER AT MOD PIZZA WITH THE GIRLS


APRIL7: ENJOYING THE BEACH IN CARMEL

APRIL 8: VIEWS IN SAN FRANCISCO

APRIL 9: MORNINGS WITH WHINNIE

APRIL 9: AND MORNINGS WITH KINCHIE

APRIL 10: SPRING BLUE NAILS

APRIL 10: DINNER AT 3 ARTS CAFE

APRIL 11: COMFY MOLLY

APRIL 12: SPRING BLOOMS IN CHICAGO

APRIL 13: BRUNCH WITH BETTY

APRIL 14: SNOW IN APRIL

APRIL 18: COOKING CLASS AT SUR LA TABLE

APRIL 20: EASTER BRUNCH

APRIL 20: PATIO SEASON IN NAPERVILLE

 APRIL 21: EASTER WITH WHINNIE

APRIL 22: AFTER WORK SNUGGLES

APRIL 25: BLOGGING WITH MOLLY

APRIL 27: DRINKING MARGARITAS WHILE IT SNOWED OUTSIDE

APRIL 28: AFTERNOON WALKS IN CHICAGO

Looking forward to more photos in May!

Sunday, April 28, 2019

What I'm Loving this Month + April Favorites

This month, I discovered a blog that I've fallen in love with. The Sister Studio has the cutest style and some great advice on all things fashion. While reading her blog, I came across her February Faves post and loved the idea. With her inspiration, I'm adding my favorites to each monthly Loving post.


WHAT I'M LOVING

APARTMENT HUNTING
Big news: I've decided to return to the suburbs of Chicago. I'm commuting like a crazy person, so it's time. This means I've been hunting for my new home - so fun! I found the perfect place and can't wait to move there in July.

MY NAIL COLOR
I've been rocking a baby blue for the past two weeks and it's so cute (see below). It was a last minute decision and I'm so glad I went with it. Plus - the compliments have been nice. ;)

THE SWEAT APP
My roommate and I joined Kayla Itsines' BBG workout program and it's been great. I made a goal to start working out consistently and so far, this app has really helped. I love that it gives you a schedule and slowly increases the difficulty. I can already feel myself getting stronger.


APRIL FAVES

Favorite Songs: Dark Horse by Devin Dawson and Cool by the Jonas Brothers (so catchy!)

Favorite TV Show: Game of Thrones is back and as amazing as ever

Favorite Movie: My roommate and I watched The Perfect Date on Netflix and it was so cute (typical teenage rom-com that's perfect for a relaxing Sunday afternoon)

Favorite Vacation: I started my month in Charleston with my sister and then headed to California. Both were a blast!

Favorite Instagram Post: This post about our April snowfall

My Followers' Favorite Instagram Post: This post about my surgery's 10th anniversary

Favorite Blog Post: My Tips for Planning a Girls Trip (and a recap of our trip to Carmel)

My Readers' Favorite Blog Post: Thyroid Surgery: Tens Years Later - My post reflecting on my surgery and where I'm at now.

Favorite Wardrobe Purchase: This orange top from Francesca's. It's so feminine and perfect for spring.

Favorite Jewelry Purchase: These tassel earrings from Francesca's. I'm having a moment with tassels and these were the perfect color addition to my collection.

Favorite Nail Color: Apple Gel Polish's Venus Sky


Have a happy week!

Friday, April 19, 2019

Your Easter Dress Inspiration

Happy Good Friday everyone!

Today, we begin the celebration of Easter. For "'He himself bore our sins' in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; 'by his wounds you have been healed.' (1 Peter 2:24). Good Friday commemorates Jesus' death on the cross - the ultimate sacrifice that saved us. 

One of the ways that my family celebrates Easter is by hosting a brunch for our friends. For me, this is the perfect excuse to wear a cute spring dress. Below are some of my favorite Easter dresses to inspire your Sunday best.

YELLOW DRESSES

GREEN DRESSES

LAVENDER DRESSES

BLUE DRESSES

CORAL DRESSES

WHITE DRESSES

PINK DRESSES

TURQUOISE DRESSES

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What will you be wearing this Easter?

Monday, April 15, 2019

My Favorite Jean Jackets for Spring

After buying a jean jacket for St. Patrick's Day, I've fallen in love with them. Not only are they lightweight, but they go with everything. Lately, I've been styling mine with colored jeans, to offset the blue denim, and bold earrings. Now that we're officially into spring, I'm looking to purchase one more jean jacket to add to my wardrobe. While searching, I discovered different washes and details that I love. Below are nine of my favorites, as well as some styling inspiration from my fellow bloggers. 

MY JACKET
I found my jean jacket at TJ Maxx for $40 (regularly $190)! It's Lucky brand, medium wash, and nice and stretchy. You can find a similar one here.


MY FAVORITE JEAN JACKETS

STYLE #1: LIGHT WASH
A / B / C

STYLE #2: MEDIUM WASH
A / B / C

STYLE #3: DARK WASH
A / B / C

STYLE #4: SPRING COLORS
A / B / C

STYLE #5: BLACK DENIM
A / B / C

STYLE #6: WHITE DENIM
A / B / C

STYLE #7: SLIGHTLY DISTRESSED
A / B / C

STYLE #8: PINSTRIPES
A / B / C

STYLE #9: FLORAL EMBROIDERY
A / B / C

STYLING A JEAN JACKET: INSPIRATION

Green Pants + Striped Shirt + Leopard Flats

Spring Outfit + Brimmed Hat

Relaxed Pants + T-shirt

Ripped Jeans + Statement Necklace

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What style is your favorite?