I've mentioned before that I don't blog full time but do have a regular 9to5 corporate job, however this job let's me work from home. While there are aspects of working from home that I love, the truth of the matter is - it's lonely. This past year, I've been slowly filling my work space with items that put a smile on my face, and a bouquet of fresh flowers on my desk has been one of those "money well spent" items. Since I live so close to a Trader Joe's, I'm able to pop in once or twice a week and pick up a small bouquet of flowers. It may not seem much but just looking at them and remembering that spring is coming is a welcome reminder. This week I've been pinning all different ways to arrange flowers outside of the traditional glass vase. Below are a few of my favorite pins.
Since I'm already sick and tired of my wardrobe in it's current state, I have found it necessary to start online shopping for some new fun spring pieces, just to keep me sanity in check. It's apparent to me that fringe will be big this year, yet I've always felt it was one of those trends that was tricky to pull off without looking like you belong at Woodstock. I've been pleasantly surprised at some of the small fringe details that are popping up in various places, especially in these Shutz heels. You'll definitely see me rocking this trend this year.
When I first made the decision to move to Chicago, I don’t
think I really realized just what a scary adventure it would be. It’s been an
amazing experience and I’m glad I went for it but I must say that my blog has
been the number one gateway to making new friends and establishing a life here
in the city. I’ve treated my blog as a forum to collaborate with others and
truly get know others, and as a result I’m hanging out with some pretty awesome
ladies these days!
In a new collaboration starting today, I’ll be working with
fellow bloggers to show off how each of us has a unique style, and show off the
different ways each of us styles a classic clothing item. This month I paired
up with Lindsay & Katharine to style this Calvin Klein red button down
My take on the red blouse – let’s do something different and
unexpected. Early last week we had a small glimpse into spring with warmer
temperatures that allowed me to ditch my winter coat and pull on my long
trench. I loved the idea of pairing two equally similar shades together for a
more striking visual. The result – a casual spring brunch outfit that I’ll most
definitely be wearing again!
Please make sure to check out Lindsay’s & Katharine’s
blogs today to see how they styled this piece! These ladies are totally rocking
Growing up I spent a lot of my free time at my grandma's house cooking & watching old musicals - my favorite being The Sound of Music. I always loved the 50's vibe of her household and grew up appreciating the style and sounds of the era. I'm a huge fan of midi skirts, coiffed hair, and that rock meets blues style of songs that made everyone want to dance. While I could never commit to that "rockabilly" lifestyle - I appreciate the musical stylings of Imelda May on those days I put on my swing skirt and heels, and pretend I'm Joan from Mad Men.
Imelda May has this amazingly sultry voice that lends well to her rockabilly songs. With a new album coming out this June 2014, I can't wait to see what this lovely Irish lady has store for us next!
* I'm switching things up this week due to a special post going up tomorrow. I'll be back to my regularly scheduled program next week!
One of my favorite parts about hosting a party or even attending parties is the appetizers. I'm bananas about small bites of delicious treats, especially if they include bacon. Since the Oscars will be taking place this weekend, I've rounded up a few of my favorite small bites from Pinterest to make your party planning easy!