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20 Spring Shoe Picks!

By far the biggest space where my closet and wardrobe is lacking is shoes. I blame this mainly on my (slightly irrational) fear of heels until my senior year of college, but I've been slowly adding more and more to my collection since graduating. That being said, I'm still constantly finding gaps in my closet of a certain shoe type that I find myself needing for an event. 

This spring & summer, I'm planning on focusing most of my shopping efforts on gathering some cute and comfortable sandals and wedges to get around that I'll be able to dress up or dress down. For now, I'm mostly still just browsing...but I've definitely got a pretty solid wish list of my top picks!


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You can also shop all of these styles below! I just recently purchased these and I am so in love...but I think the next on my list will be either this pair or this pair because they're so unique and adorable (and affordable!)


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Instagram Roundup!

In case you haven't been following along, I've been really trying to increase the blog's social media presence on Instagram (follow me, I'd love to follow back!) and I've been loving the way that the style photos have been turning out. 

I wanted to increase the outfit posts and style photos that were included on this blog, but struggled for a pretty long time because I couldn't afford or justify paying for a photographer, and didn't have a friend I could ask to dedicate that amount of time and effort. 

Thankfully, I connected with my now-friend Caitlin from Sophisticaition (her blog is so adorable!) and we've been exploring Chicago and navigating taking photos for each other. There has definitely been a learning curve, but we've had a blast and have definitely both come a long way from our first (slightly awkward) attempt at a shoot together. 

It's been a blast getting to know her, trying out new poses and outfits, and making my first real blogging friend! For those that haven't seen the posts, you can explore my feed using this link, or the widget to the right side and bottom of this page! 

I've rounded up some of my favorite and most popular posts lately, too. If there are types of looks you'd love to see more of, comment below or directly on Instagram and I'll do my best! You can shop all of the looks you see below using the shop tab at the top of this page, or by clicking on the link below each image!
























That's it for now, but there will be many more amazing shots to come after I return from my travels to Puerto Rico this week, so I definitely recommend following along!

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The Perfect Leather Jacket for Spring!

Does anyone else feel like it takes years at a time to find a leather jacket that they love (that also doesn't have a $400+ price tag??) I'm constantly seeing them on friends and bloggers and marveling at how they all say they found it at Forever 21, H&M or Express. I have been truly envious of some friends' shopping abilities - and finally, after years of hunting, I found the elusive brown (faux) leather jacket I had been searching for!

A friend posted it on Instagram, and I searched through every Express within walking distance until I tracked one down, and it was on major sale! (Now if only I could find a great style black leather jacket instead of always having to ask my roommate for hers!


jacket (brown color currently sold out, but other colors are here, here, here, and here!) | booties | jeans | white linen top | sunglasses | necklace | watch

As if I needed a better reason to love it, the jacket also matches my adorable new Sam Edelman booties perfectly! I've been pairing both of these with all of my favorite neutrals and my tortoise sunglasses to tie together the whole look.


Can you tell I'm loving the caramel brown color lately?! I've even got my new balayage to match it! (For those asking - I get my hair done at Salon V in Lincoln Park, and I absolutely love it!) 


I've definitely been trying to simplify my wardrobe lately, and have been sticking to a few key statement pieces that tie my looks together like my new Coordinates necklace (with the coordinates to my college house & the first place Dalton and I met - the cutest anniversary gift from him!)


Simple gold details, light layers, and a great jacket are all I need to get me through Spring in Chicago!


You can shop this entire look (along with some other faux leather jackets I've been loving) below! Where have you found your best leather jacket finds?! I'm still looking for a great black one, and would LOVE a recommendation!

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My Packing List for Puerto Rico!

I can't believe I am leaving this week for my birthday trip to Puerto Rico...this trip totally snuck up on me! I booked it somewhat on a whim in early January when I realized that I wanted to do something fun and special for my birthday. 

My cousin Julia lives in Puerto Rico with her boyfriend (how can I sign up for that lifestyle??) and they just closed on a house, so it was perfect timing! My other cousin Hilary will also be visiting at the same time, and it is so rare for me to have quality time with them, so this trip will definitely be one for the books. 

The last time I visited her in Puerto Rico, the whole week was pretty much one nonstop adventure. Cliff diving, learning to surf, snorkeling and hiking - with a few margaritas and beach naps in between, of course! In all of my excitement, I picked up a few early birthday gifts for myself to bring with me. 



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I'm leaving on Sunday, but I'm planning (hoping) to be able to schedule all of my posts ahead of time so you won't be missing any content while I'm gone! You can also follow along while I'm there on Instagram and Twitter!

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