Monday, February 8, 2021

Fashion Hearts for Valentine's Day

It's hard to believe that Valentine's Day is just around the corner! Typically this is the time of year when I host my annual Galentine's Day party. Over the past three years I've hosted a sleepover, a favorite things party, and a Galentine's brunch. It's one of my favorite things to do with my girlfriends, so I'm super bummed I can't have it this year. Fingers crossed we can do a make-up event in the coming months when everything is safer. Since I won't be spending the day with my girls, I decided I would celebrate in another festive way - with fashion! The inspiration behind today's post: the subtle heart-patterned sweater and earrings I found at Loft over the weekend. Below, you'll find the most adorable heart sweaters, earrings, and necklaces to celebrate this Valentine's season. Enjoy!
 

 
SHOP MY FAVORITES BELOW
 
PINK/RED SWEATERS
 
BLUE/GREY SWEATERS
 
EARRINGS
 
NECKLACES
one / two / three / four / five / six / seven / eight / nine

PIN FOR LATER

Happy Valentine's Day!

Monday, February 1, 2021

My January Recap

Overall, January was a relatively boring month. It started with me traveling to Charleston to see my sister and then Nashville to see my best friend, which were both so fun. Once I returned, my days pretty much consisted of working and sitting on my couch. I did, however, watch some great shows! I finished season one of Bridgerton and started watching Peaky Blinders. (Highly recommend both!) I'm hopeful that this next month will be a little more exciting. My extroverted heart is struggling!
 
As always, my monthly recap is below, this time filled with some beautiful winter views and adorable pups.
 
Catching up on Lavender Elizabeth's January
 
My Favorite January Moments
 
My Week in South Carolina / Tennessee
I spent the first week of January with my sister and brother-in-law in Charleston. My sister was having surgery, so I went to lend an extra hand. We watched The Bachelor, drank lots of tea, did some puzzles, watched TikTok videos, and spent simple quality time together. At the end of the week, I flew to Nashville for the weekend to spend time with Betty and Sam. It was such a cold day, but we had a blast. I also spent time with a childhood friend, catching up and spending time with his new pup, Ember.
 
Enjoyed all the Snow
We finally had snow in Chicago and I was in heaven. I love the winter season and the beauty of snow. This was my first January spent in my new apartment and the view was magical (see below!). Here's to hoping for even more snow this month, because I really want to go sledding.
 
January in Photos
 
JANUARY 1: FRESH SNOW FOR A NEW YEAR

JANUARY 2: CAUGHT UP ON CHICAGO FIRE

JANUARY 3: WENT ON A PLANE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 7 MONTHS

JANUARY 4: WORKED FROM MY SISTER'S SUNROOM WITH LAMBEAU

JANUARY 5: WATCHED THE BACHELOR PREMIERE

JANUARY 6: MY COMFY WORK-FROM-HOME LOOK

JANUARY 7: ENJOYED LAMBEAU CUDDLES

JANUARY 8: POST-SURGERY NAPS

JANUARY 9: TRIED HOT COCKTAILS AT PINEWOOD SOCIAL IN NASHVILLE

JANUARY 10: EMBER LOVED TO HOWL AT HER FAVORITE PIGGY TOY

JANUARY 11: BACK WITH KINCHIE (AND WHINNIE)

JANUARY 12: COOKED MY FIRST HELLO FRESH MEAL

JANUARY 13: ENJOYED A BEAUTIFUL SUNSET AT MY PARENTS' HOUSE

JANUARY 14: HEADED BACK TO CHICAGO

JANUARY 15: JANUARY SNOW

JANUARY 16: THE MOST BEAUTIFUL WINTER DAY

JANUARY 17: HAD DINNER AND PLAYED CARDS WITH ANIL AND LISA

JANUARY 18: CELEBRATED MY DAD'S BIRTHDAY (WITH THE PUPS)

JANUARY 19: ENJOYED MY MORNING COFFEE

JANUARY 20: HAD MY MONTHLY ZOOM CALL WITH MY COLLEGE BESTIES

JANUARY 21: WATCHED FOUR SEASONS OF PEAKY BLINDERS (IN 6 DAYS)

JANUARY 22: FRIDAY CALLED FOR STARBUCKS

JANUARY 23: FINALLY REPLENISHED MY COFFEE SUPPLY

JANUARY 24: HAD THE OPPOSITE OF A LAZY SUNDAY - I CLEANED, DID LAUNDRY, BUILT A DESK, AND RAN ERRANDS

JANUARY 25: WORKED FROM MY BRAND NEW DESK FOR THE FIRST TIME

JANUARY 26: RAN TO TRADER JOE'S DURING A FIFTEEN MINUTE BREAK BETWEEN MEETINGS

JANUARY 27: THE GORGEOUS VIEW FROM MY DESK

JANUARY 28: SUNSET OVER THE LAKE

JANUARY 29: TOOK A QUICK WALK TO STARBUCKS

JANUARY 30: CELEBRATED NATIONAL CROISSANT DAY

JANUARY 31: PLAYED IN THE FOOT OF SNOW WE GOT OVER THE WEEKEND
 
Happy February everyone!