\\\ Friday, April 18, 2014

Pinspiration: Pop the Bubbly!

These past few weeks I've been has been all about the parties and get togethers, which has resulted in many a champagne cocktails. I would say I'm the queen of the morning mimosa, a speciality that was showcased at the very first blogging and brunching event. It's been all about the champagne cocktails this week on pinterest and if your in need of something festive for this weekends brunch, one of these cocktails will be a winner.

|| Cranberry-Orange Sparkler - Martha Stewart ||
Cranberry Orange Sparkler

|| Watermelon Agua Fresca Mimosas - Diane, A Broad ||
Watermelon Aqua Fresca Mimosa

|| Elderflower Champagne Cocktail - Zested ||

|| Champagne Mojitos - Style Me Pretty ||

|| Bleeding Mimosa - Domestic Fits ||

\\\ Thursday, April 17, 2014

On Trend: I'm Blue

Is it just me or are soothing blue tones all over the place this spring season! One of the hottest trends from the runway shows we're vibrant blues in expected places. I'm dying over those L.A.M.B. cut out sandals; if you haven't already noticed I'm a huge L.A.M.B. fan.  Radiant Orchid needs to move over because Pool Blue is taking over.

:: River Island Jersey Peplum | Matthew Williamson Mirrored Sunglasses | Heather Hawkins Double Layer Marquis Chain | Tory Burch Miller Tejus Print Sandals | Diane Von Furstenberg "Zarita" Lac Dress | Chinti & Parker Bow Pring Mid Skirt | Liebeskind "Esther" Satchel | L.A.M.B. Flower Cutout Sandals ::

\\\ Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Reading List

Well my original plan of putting out a monthly reading list failed. Mostly because this scatterbrain forgot about putting one together for the month of March! As a result I decided to just put together a reading list of the last few books I've read since my February reading list. For my monthly book club we read "Where'd You Go, Bernadette?" and "The Night Circus" - both books were a solid favorite. If you are looking for a good quick beach read this summer then "Eightysixed" by fellow blogger Emily Belden is one to buy.

Since I'm in the process of looking for a new book to read, anyone have any favorites?
where'd you go, bernadette, the night circus, eightysixed

\\\ Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tune Tuesday: Betty Who

I think by now all of you have noticed that I love catchy pop music, especially by artists from across the pond. This week I added Betty Who to my current playlist and her new single "Somebody Loves You". I've recently been adding more and more up beat songs to my daily playlist, to keep me going through all those mundane workday tasks. With the weather warming up and beach season on it's way, Betty Who will be on repeat. I love this tune and I'm here to say this song is a huge contender for "song of the summer" this year.

\\\ Monday, April 14, 2014

Sunny Joy!

madewell tee, floral midi skirt, asos, rebecca minkoff, mini mac handbag, m2 boutique

:: Express jacket | Madewell tee | ASOS skirt | Sole Society wedges | Rebecca Minkoff bag | M2 Boutique necklace & ring :: 

What a day of warm temperatures and sunshine does for my mood is amazing! This past Saturday I was able to ditch the jacket and take advantage of lattes on the patio, a long walk to visit Laurie in the Ukrainian Village, and some window shopping in Lincoln Park. To top off an already awesome day, I had just received this floral midi skirt in the mail and put it on immediately. I've been on the hunt of one that was right for my proportions, as the midi skirt can be tricky to pull off for someone that is pear shaped and short. I'm loving the pattern on this skirt and decided to dress it down for the day with a soft grey tee.

You may notice something different in today's photos, straight hair. Laurie did my makeup this Saturday and then convinced me to let her straighten my hair. My hair has always been somewhat of my security blanket; I always felt weird with straight hair but given that I got a ton of compliments on it later that day, I may just start trying out it more often.

Oh and my Sole Society wedges - I'm never taking them off! They have truly aced the test as I wore them out Friday night while celebrating Sam's birthday and then almost all day Saturday. These babies will be my go to this summer.
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|| Photography, Hair & Makeup by Laurie Leopold ||