Savoring suede.

I just want to thank you all for being so patient with my blogging hiatus. I really needed a break. I know life went on for all of you but I am super hard on myself so bear with me. I needed a moment to get inspired and just breathe. 

The real reason I was absent was because I went to NYC with four girlfriends to celebrate a big birthday. I don't go on many girls' trips but it was fantastic. I've been such a stress basket case lately and they reminded me (continuously) that I need to stop and just enjoy life. Amazing food, lotsa belly laughs and genuine, authentic girl talk. My cup runneth over. I've waited for girlfriends like this my whole life.

You can follow my trip on Instagram! In other news, I really need to detox and get healthy this week. I lost my voice and drank gallons of wine. But, that's what girls' trips are all about, right? 

On the sartorial front, this is my favorite Fall look. Not too cold for bare legs but cold enough for long sleeves. I can't describe it but I will tell you that Chicago is on a warm front with the world's best weather and I am soaking it up in every way I can.

My hat was a recent scoop from Target...a great solution to bed head days and the rest I've had in my closet for quite some time. Just reinvented! Get ready, too because I'm about to do another closet purge and it's going to be quite good.

So hello...I'm back and I can't wait to reconnect with all of you! Shop my outfit below: