There's nothing more Christmas-y than a tree lot. With just the right lighting, they can be downright magical...especially when you have them all to yourself. I told you I've been stealing little holiday moments all to myself! You'd be amazed what 15 minutes of sniffing Fraser Firs does for your stress levels.
I've been straying from the typical weather conversation but holy crap it's been unseasonably warm. Let these pictures be a testament to that!
This meeting look is my latest obsession. No thought required. I'm loving this Ellie Kai Herringbone blouse for it's versatility. On Sunday I wore it to brunch with a pair of bell bottom denim. A little tuck at the waist for definition and you've got instant chic!
The Ellie Kay Classic skirt is a must, too. It sits perfectly on the hips and is customizable! I chose it in grey with a bright, coral zipper for added pop. I love that unexpected detail bringing winter drab to fab!
I grabbed my softest pink, boucle topcoat and a pair of metallic heels - and it's out the door!
Be sure to check out Ellie Kai - you're the designer. Choose your style, next your fabric of choice and order your design. Your order will arrive at your door in three weeks designed and made for you. How cool is that? (I always wanted to be a fashion designer!)
I cannot even begin to describe the last eight days to you. It was equal parts heartbreaking as it was exhausting. Our family got hit bad. As in...got hit by the flu bug and it took every single one of us down. My kids JUST returned to school today. Yep, they missed an entire week of school.
Another day of smiling through the cold. That's how it works in February, right? Whelp, if you're gonna do it, might as well stay stylish.
Consider this week an official week at home. We now have three out of four of us down for the count. My living room looks like an infirmary. I have calls and one meeting scheduled but beyond that you will find me in sweatpants this week. I think my body is still trying to decide if it's gonna give in to this nasty flu virus that has taken residence in our house.
And a Happy Tuesday to you! I feel like I am still recovering from the Super Bowl despite remaining completely sober. Is that possible? Maybe sleep is the answer. I have so much on my mind and some pretty tight deadline. Am I already dreaming about next weekend? You betcha!
Oh my gosh - I am so late with this post. I've been meaning to post it all day. Perhaps it's the frigid temps that are leaving me brain dead. You can't imagine how cold we were shooting this. Chicago is just a mess of seasons right now!
Popping in to say hello after an extremely busy weekend! And...Olivia scouted another great wall after coding class yesterday ONLY this time we had a cameo appearance by none other than the fabulous Miss Lola. Blogger pose ad all!
Another Monday. Another chance to create something good, right?!
Well, Olivia and I certainly kicked it off on the right foot considering we found this Cheshire Cat wall in the city. My pictures are not traditionally technicolor but when you see a good wall...you just gotta.
I am so excited about some of the changes that we have in the works for this little blog. My web designer and I were conferencing about it on Friday. Let's just say it's going to be more minimalist, more content driven and hopefully, a lot more sophisticated to lead me through this next chapter in life. Ideally, with age comes wisdom, hence I am driven to round out some of the content buckets...even the taboo ones.
Good morning! I am back! Happy New Year!
We had a wonderful trip to Captiva, Florida where we literally unplugged and relaxed. It was vacationing done right and in part, due to the fact that I literally walked away from electronics and I was present with my family. What a difference and lesson learned! I am feeling totally recharged, inspired and ready to tackle some new and exciting changes around these parts.
There's nothing like a good bodycon dress that hugs you in all the right places. I had my eye on this one for what felt like an eternity. You can always count on a sale at ASOS so I waited. I finally pulled the trigger right before Thanksgiving...the price tag? A whopping $62. Now? $25! How could you possible resist?!
It's safe to say that I have gotten my ROI out of this dress. At a whopping $26, I've worn it for countless meetings, Thanksgiving and now this shoot. Sure, I should be wearing tights given that it's December in Chicago but we were indoors. Shooting outside, as I've gotten older, has become less and less attractive to me. Bah!