Monday, November 25, 2019

White Lace Tops Perfect for Winter

The colder months are just around the corner, which means winter fashion is on the horizon. One of my favorite choices this year is white lace. It's so feminine and can easily be dressed up for the holidays. My mom recently gave me one of her lace shirts and I've fallen in love with it. I've worn it to work with black slacks, as well as with jeans and booties for dinner with the girls. It's inspired me to add more lace to my wardrobe (que the Cyber Monday sales now). I've rounded up some of the cutest white lace tops from each of my go-to stores (all for under $100!), plus my favorite way to style my top below!

My Everyday Lace Look
Shirt: Similar below; Jeans: Express; Shoes: Fergalicious

The Best White Lace from my Favorite Shops (all under $100!)


Anthropologie: Carson Lace Top ($88)

Express: Pleated Lace Shoulder Top ($60)

Francesca's: Sabera Lace Sleeve Blouse ($38)

H&M: Lace Wedding Top ($70)

Lulus: Lace of Spades ($32)

ModCloth: Through the Bluebells ($49)

Nordstrom: Ruffle Neck Lace Top ($89)

Revolve: Olivia Lace Tee ($98)

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How will you style your winter lace?

Thursday, November 14, 2019

My Favorite Fall Items

Even though it snowed in Chicago this week, I still consider everything prior to Thanksgiving fall. It's my favorite season, so I refuse to let it be cut short by snow. Once Thanksgiving is over, then I'll concede and accept that winter has arrived. ;)

Throughout the season, there are always a handful of items that I consistently use. Today, I'm sharing the top 13 that have become favorites this fall. From comfy pants to festive candles, my essentials are below.


DECORATIVE PUPMKINS
I've loved adding fashionable pumpkins to my home this year. It automatically puts me in the autumn spirit. Most of mine have come from either HomeGoods or Hobby Lobby. You can shop the above three here: cream, gold, blue.

THROW BLANKET
When it gets cold at night, there's nothing better than wrapping yourself up in a cozy blanket

RE-RUNS
This year, I've been re-watching Friends. You can't go wrong with fall favorites like "The One with the Football" and "The One with the Rumor". (See Bustle's top 12 fall episodes here.)

LEOPARD FLATS
Leopard print has been popping up everywhere this season! For me, it's a little bold, so I chose to incorporate it into my look via shoes. These flats from Lucky Brand are so comfortable.

FLANNEL SHIRT
A fall staple: flannel. This shirt has the classic pattern I love, but with a twist. Little details that make a plain flannel a little more fun are the best.

DARK NAILS
I'm currently rocking "CIA: Color is Awesome" and I love it! I've received so many compliments. Next up: "We the Female" - the perfect fall burgundy.

COMFY PANTS
I recently bought this pair on a whim at Target and I've been wearing them non-stop. Their front pockets are great for holding my phone. My other fave? Joggers!

TASSEL EARRINGS
I've bought more tassel earrings this year than I ever thought I would. They dress up any look, making them the perfect accessory.

SEASONAL HAND SOAP
My bathroom is accented with turquoise, so this White Barn "Flannel" soap was perfect.

SOFT BOOT SOCKS
Fall is the perfect time to break out your boots, so long socks are a necessity. Pro trip: wear super soft ones to help keep your feet warm.

CUTE MUGS
I bought this one from Target - so cute! Nothing better than drinking tea at night in a fall-themed mug. Target has a whole line of them; it's been hard not to buy them all.

PLAID SCARF
Wearing leggings and a sweater? Throw on a plaid scarf and you instantly look more put-together. My color preference - soft pinks with a hint of burgundy.

CANDLES
If you've been reading the blog for a while, you know that I've been trying to get into candles. When I found this one, I no longer had to try. Apple Pumpkin Cider is officially my favorite fall scent.

Tell me: what are your fall favorites this season?

Saturday, November 2, 2019

My Month in Photos - October

October was a crazy month at work. I attended the last of our four career fairs, interviewed over 40 candidates for our leadership program, and went to Connecticut to run an assessment center. (I work more in October than any other month during the year.) Thankfully, I also spent time with friends attending concerts, Halloween brunches, and haunted houses. The best part though? My sister visited for the first time since January. Having her here was amazing! We spent time wedding planning, shopping for dresses, and spending quality time together.

Catching Up on Lavender Elizabeth's October

My Month in Photos

OCTOBER 1: CAREER FAIR IN MICHIGAN

OCTOBER 3: AFTERMATH OF THE CAREER FAIR - SO MANY RESUMES

OCTOBER 4: 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER & CHAINSMOKERS CONCERT

OCTOBER 5: MY NEW MAP CAME IN THE MAIL (FROM HAPPY PLACE ART)

OCTOBER 6: PHOTOSHOOT DAY IN BUCKTOWN (LOOK CLOSELY TO SPOT KAYLA & PAIGE)

OCTOBER 7: WHINNIE PATIENTLY WAITING FOR HER TREAT (AND KINCHIE ON THE PROWL)

OCTOBER 8: COFFEE BREAK AT THE DOWNTOWN OFFICE

OCTOBER 9: MY FAVORITE COOKIE FROM PANERA BREAD

OCTOBER 10: SUNSET OVER SOUTH LOOP

OCTOBER 11: FAMILY DINNER (WITH  BETHANY!)

OCTOBER 12: MAID-OF-HONOR AND MOTHER-OF-THE-BRIDE SHOPPING DAY

OCTOBER 13: MY MOM'S BEAUTIFUL FALL FRONT PORCH

OCTOBER 14: AIRPORT "OFFICE" WAITING FOR MY FLIGHT

OCTOBER 15: CHEERSING GOODBYE TO A TEAM MEMBER AT HEADQUARTERS

OCTOBER 16: BEAUTIFUL FALL COLORS IN CONNECTICUT

OCTOBER 17: RELAXING AFTER A LONG DAY OF INTERVIEWS

OCTOBER 18: MY FIRST HAUNTED HOUSE EXPERIENCE

OCTOBER 19: CUDDLES WITH WHINNIE

OCTOBER 20: RELAXING WITH KINCHIE

OCTOBER 21: MORE WHINNIE CUDDLES

OCTOBER 22: MORNINGS WITH KINCHIE

OCTOBER 23: MORNINGS IN SOUTH LOOP

OCTOBER 24: GORGEOUS FALL VIEW FROM MY BALCONY

OCTOBER 25: A BRIGHT SUNSET SKY

OCTOBER 26: A ROYAL FLUSH HALLOWEEN BRUNCH

OCTOBER 27: SUNDAY MORNING AT CHURCH

OCTOBER 27: INSPIRED BY OUR CHURCH WORSHIP SONGS

OCTOBER 28: FALL COLORS (AND CUTE LEOPARD FLATS)

OCTOBER 29: MY FAVORITE HALLOWEEN CANDY

OCTOBER 30: WOKE UP TO OUR FIRST SNOW OF THE SEASON

OCTOBER 30: IKEA TRIP FOR A PANTRY DOOR

OCTOBER 31: A FULL DAY OF SNOW

OCTOBER 31: CELEBRATING HALLOWEEN WITH FRIENDS

What I'm looking forward to this month:
Attending the Bloom Workshop in Dallas
A weekend with friends in Austin
Spending time with my family over Thanksgiving

What are you excited for in November?