Summer Trend: Loungewear

in , by Lavender Elizabeth, July 20, 2020
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 Apartment

in , by Lavender Elizabeth, July 16, 2020
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.

My Apartment Tour

in , by Lavender Elizabeth, July 13, 2020
I have officially lived in my apartment for a full year, and in six days, I'll be leaving it. This was my first solo apartment in Chicago after living with friends in Bucktown, so it was a big deal. Not only was I going to live alone for the first time, but I was moving to South Loop to be closer to downtown. I brought a few items from my old apartment, but more or less started from scratch when I moved. I've always been drawn to blues, so decided that it would be the cornerstone of my decor, flowing throughout the apartment.

Today, before I leave what has been an incredible apartment, I'm giving you a tour.

June in South Carolina

in , by Lavender Elizabeth, July 09, 2020
Last month, I was lucky enough to travel to South Carolina to visit my sister and brother-in-law. I hadn't seen them since their wedding in February, so was definitely due for a visit. On past trips, we've been able to explore Charleston, going shopping and eating out. This trip was a little different due to the pandemic - there was a lot more time spent at home, rather than exploring. Flying there, my mom and I wore our masks from the minute we stepped into the airport to the minute we stepped out in Charleston. It was a very strange travel day, but so thankful safety measures were put in place to allow us to visit. The best part about our trip, though, was that my entire family got to be together for three days. We were there over Fathers Day, so my dad flew in for the weekend. It was so nice to have all of us together!

Month in Photos - June

in , by Lavender Elizabeth, July 02, 2020
Well, guys, we made it another month. It feels like we should have a mini celebration every time we make it through another month of 2020. Thankfully, June was a much busier month for me than others. Chicago started opening outdoor patios, I was able to visit my sister and brother-in-law in Charleston, and of course, I spent extra time with my pups at my parents' house. Catch up on this months' blog posts and how I spent my month below.