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take a break this weekend.

22 Oct

it’s been an intense work week for girl, so much so that i wasn’t even expecting to take a break from work. but lo and behold, i’ll be carving out a few hours for some time t0 myself to decompress, destress, de-everything.

i will take this advice!

what are you lovelies up to this weekend?

saturday i’m going to evanston with the boy to meet up with friends at his college reunion! [ah! we are getting old!] and sunday i’m going hunting for my halloween costume. i can’t wait to share!

here’s some fun finds floating around my mind, and the web:

i HATE soggy cereal. looks like i need some obol bowls!

a custom soundtrack to accompany your favorite book? WHAT?

dying to pull the trigger on this kate spade sweater. on sale! LUSTING

a rocking chair for two? don’t mind if i do. i can see many a conversation to be had in this.

the united states of scary things. tis the season.

it’s wellington time!

happy feet.

20 Oct

i’m working from home for a majority of october (more on that craziness later), which means that i get to wear my awesome CHIMP SLIPPERS around during the work day. basically it’s the most awesome perk, along with the 5-minute-break dance parties, turkey bacon accompanied breakfasts, and italo disco playing out loud in the home office. i’m even getting used to (and actually liking) the 18-hour work days i’m putting in. you read right. 18 hours. all in the name of obsessive perfectionism.

here’s to working hard & adorable slippers!

have a wonderful evening!

and yes, this post is absolutely going in the blog’s ‘style’ section. thank you, target dollar isle.

fall is for brooches and blazers.

18 Oct

you don’t need to know me well to know that i love accessories. this goes decades back to when i was 5 years old playing dress up with the neighbors. even then i knew it all started with the basics.

{wool tailored blazer, uniqlo}

a fitted black blazer which highlights the curves and waistline is the backbone of my fall wardrobe. i have the most difficult time finding jackets (petite with curves), so when i find one that fits, it is a hallelujah moment. this blazer was purchased as part of my uniqlo binge (i’ve a soft spot for japanese basics) while in london this summer. i couldn’t have gotten to the cash wrap sooner.

i love blazers because they are tailored and can dress up any outfit immediately. it’s so simple to go from day-to-night or from office-to-bar, as i so often would like. sleek, sexy, & sophisticated–that’s how i feel when i’m wearing one. they are the high heels of the upper body.

and like any fabulous basic, there are endless ways to personalize. with that, we come to another one of my favorites for fall–brooches.

i’m not sure when this fascination started (perhaps in high-school?), but over the years i’ve slowly been collecting brooches both old and new. in high school i was gifted my first vintage brooch which i still adore. these days my collection has more vintage pieces but i still keep an eye out contemporaries.

for example, this guy purchased via etsy from depapea’s shop. it came to me all the way from spain last week.

put a bird on it!!!

…or these guys, from my vintage brooch collection. i cannot stop wearing the red & orange starbusrt. pairing it with dark green has become an obsession.

currently lusting after this sophisticated gent brooch from depapea’s shop.

anyone else out there as emotionally invested in this style combo as i am?

chicago kids, any great vintage spots you recommend for treasure hunting?

enjoy a cozy weekend.

15 Oct

after what feels like, and very well may be, months of events and travel and rush here-rush there, we are finally planning a weekend IN.

i’m indulging in an unsest alarm clock, healthy home-cooked dinners, movie night, and my fuzzy brown blanket. much as i love them, a weekend free from the curling iron and lipstick is oh so needed. i’m trading in my blazer and glitter flats for leggings and my vintage bears hoodie.

can you tell i’m excited to do nothing? because i am.

here’s some favorite cozy & relaxing finds to peruse, especially while kicking it on your couch (like me!)…

ready to get your fall apron on? soups for the season.

the perfect bed to fall into.

live in chicago? i recommend county line orchard for some apple picking.

i’m dying to try this pumpkin bread pudding.

adorable halloween party invites on etsy.

holy dairy bliss. fancy grilled cheese recipes! do i hear dinner party?

the always stylish beauty department tutorial for CANDY CORN NAILS!

have a cheer-y weekend!

8 Oct

i’m cheering my hardest this weekend, and with good reason.

on saturday my hometown Detroit Tigers take on the Texas Rangers in the opening game of the american league championship series. the Tigers are coming off an emotional week after defeating the New York Yankees in an all out 5-game battle to claim the american league division series.

next stop world series? this girl has a star to wish upon this october.

on top of that, the boy and my alma mater’s are matching up tomorrow afternoon and we’re going to the game! fall football and a northwestern university campus visit.

i’m so excited to cheer on my undefeated wolverines. the whole crew is making a day of the game, brunch in evanston, a tour of campus from our wildcat graduates, an alma mater tailgate, and my very first NIGHT GAME!!

GO BLUE!

here’s some of my favorite fun & cheerful finds:

chicago’s best bloody marys. brunch FTW. the best kickoff i can think of .

i’m coveting this infinity scarf! perfect for cozying up & outdoor activities.

spiced apple cider (with a little rum topper) would be a tailgating TREAT.

not only my game-day uniform, i tend to live in my cozy collegiate tees.

these players & coaching legends made the game we celebrate today.

i am needing THIS DRESS to celebrate a home team win!

handpainted studs.

3 Oct

brightly colored stud earrings are my achilles heel.

well that, headbands, scarves, perfume, and fancy bobby pins. so you get it, i love accessories. especially ones you can pick up (mostly) guilt free while sipping on a second glass of chardonnay.

i came across the eleanorjoseph etsy shop and had a classic spaz attack over her brightly colored earrings. every color in the rainbow and in simple geometric prints. well done!

 {i grabbed these for myself.}

{and these for my little sister, who just started her very first big girl job}

but LOOK at all the others.

{these guys scream HALLOWEEN. FALL. PUMPKIN!}

tempting? absolutely.

 i’ve been donning my pair since i got them and can attest to the quality and pop of fun they bring to my outfits. and at eight bucks a pop, they’re certainly more affordable that most indulgences. thanks, eleanorjoseph for making my day with these!

a cape, for me?!

26 Sep

fall trends are popping up every which way.

strolling down michigan avenue i’ve been seeing LOTS of reoccurring themes, capes and plaid being key contributors. i’m bewitched with the idea of a fall cape, whether it be in plaid or a solid autumnal color. it’s such a stylish and elegant outerwear choice, not to mention straight out of the 60s.

i recently took the plunge with the ann taylor loft cape!

{leather trimmed double breasted cape, ann taylor loft}

**penny saver**

kate spade’s fall line is to blame for the beginning of my cape frenzy. i want ALL of this girl’s look, but seriously the cape is just to die for. please deliver this to me, as soon as possible. please & thank you.

{plaid sophie cape, kate spade}

{plaid duffle cape, steven alan}

{fatigue finery cape, anthropologie}

obsessed with this color green for fall, especially pairing it with a vibrant orange. i can see a bright orange brooch looking insanely beautiful with this.

{tahari belle caplet, nordstrom}

{h&m}

so my dears, what’s the verdict? to cape or not to cape?

while the kate spade is a serious lust item, the loft version is hugely affordable and the leather detailing has my heart. i’m looking forward to pairing with an old fashioned handbag and strolling down michigan avenue on a crisp fall day. fall win.