In case you haven’t noticed, we have been having a MAJOR crush on dresses this summer. Both of our “9-5’s” have a very casual dress code, so our “play” clothes oftentimes double as our work-wear. Because of that, it sometimes is too easy to justify shopping..
Dresses and rompers are just so easy to throw on, while at the same time, make you look put together! All you need is a pair of sunnies and cute flats, or wedges. We love transitioning them from Summer into Fall by throwing on a suede or leather motorcycle jacket and booties.
Although we wish we had unlimited funds for shopping (a girl can dream, right??), we love finding great pieces at a great price. One of our favorite online shops, TOBI, offers cute, on-trend pieces for an affordable price. Their prices are very affordable as-is, but they also run great promos. (P.S. They’re running a 50% off promo now for dresses. Enter code: CH50).
Happy Labor Day Weekend! We are enjoying our LDW here in Chicago! This weekend is one of our favorite shopping weekends of the year. Most of the major retailers are having AMAZING sales.
Kurt and I are moving out of our apartment in a few weeks and are on the hunt for some new furniture. This is the perfect weekend for us to pull the trigger on a few pieces, since a lot of these retailers don’t run sales often. Here are a few of the ones I’m shopping this weekend:
Can you believe that it is the last day of August? It seems crazy to think that we are only a few weeks away from Fall. I’ve been thinking a lot about investing in a few staple pieces that can easily transition from season-to-season.
Here are a few pieces I am looking to buy, that can easily transition from summer to fall.
1) Jean skirt: It’s so easy to throw on a jean skirt in the summer and pair it with a simple t-shirt and sandals, but I plan on also wearing it this fall with a chunky sweater and booties. Here are two options I’m loving (#1, #2)
2)Lightweight sweaters or cardigan: A neutral cardigan is perfect for a cooler, fall day with booties and jeans, but it also can be worn now with a dress. I bought this one during the anniversary sale, and love this one.
3) Booties: Booties can easily transition from summer to fall. They look adorable paired with flouncy dresses and skirts in the summer, but are the perfect fall staple. You can’t go wrong with this black pair, or this camel pair.
4) Distressed jeans: A pair of distressed jeans are a must, and they are always cute! You can wear them rolled up with a tee, or paired with a chunky sweater and leather jacket in the fall. Loving this pair (on sale!!) and these.
5.) Jean jacket: A jean jacket is light enough for cool, summer nights, but also a great choice for fall; it looks so cute thrown over a flannel, or maxi dress. These two shades are perfect for transitioning from summer to fall: One, Two
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Today, I’m talking about one trend I can’t get enough of this summer: wrap dresses! This trend has been so popular, and there are so many fun, different prints. From polka dots, stars, and colorful florals, these dresses can easily transition from summer into fall.
Happy Wednesday, loves! This summer, gingham is EVERYWHERE. We love the print, as it just screams summer. We picked up a few pieces for our closets in black and white gingham. Now that summer is almost over, there are a TON of rompers, dresses, and tops on sale in the gingham print.
TGIF, guys!! I am really looking forward to the weekend. Em and I are going to a housewarming party Saturday night and a family BBQ on Sunday. The rest of the weekend, I am planning to totally relax and get some reading in.
As most of you know, I’m a huge reader and typically finish at least one book per week. This summer, I really wanted to start a list of all the books I’ve read, but it’s hard to remember writing down the title after I finish.. That may sound silly, but for some reason it’s something I can never remember to do. That being said, I figured I’d share my reading list with all of you. That way, I can always look back at what I read, which will help when trying to give friends book recommendations.
If you are looking for a good recommendation or are ever interested in borrowing a book, I’m the girl for you! (Note, I always read fiction andddd more often than not, they are mysteries!) Maybe some day I’ll expand my horizons, but it is a guilty pleasure.
Happy Wednesday, guys! In today’s post, I’m wearing a fun, red and white striped wrap top. I actually ended up finding this top on major sale at Zara! If you are a patient shopper, Zara really does have the best sales. I wore this top all weekend long (no joke) and received so many compliments on it.. I’ve linked a few similar tops here, here, here.Mules have been my go-to this summer! They are so easy to throw on with shorts, jeans or a sundress. These ones are some of my faves! During the summer, I absolutely LOVE wearing jean shorts but they are always so difficult to find. The ones I look for are typically “boyfriend” style. For someone my height, they are a perfect length. Here’s a pair I am currently eyeing.
Happy Monday! I bought this fun, embroidered mini dress for a bachelorette weekend in Colorado. The bachelorette party’s theme was a “weekend in the woods,” so I thought this dress would be perfect because it is casual, and can easily transition from day to night.
Typically, I opt for more muted colors, but felt that the pop of color in this dress was so fun and different for me. It has the cutest detailing, from the embroidered flowers to the billowy sleeves. I paired the dress with my favorite wedges (I wear them with everything!) and my Cult Gaia clutch. I feel like this is a perfect dress to transition into fall with suede mules or booties. The best part? It’s currently on sale and under $100!
The week leading up to a holiday always feels SO long.. doesn’t it?? It is hard to believe that the 4th of July is right around the corner, but we are very excited to both be staying in Chicago for the long weekend.
We had fun shooting a red, white and blue look together last weekend. I found this dress at Club Monaco, and I couldn’t love it more. It is so easy, breezy and will be perfect all summer. I’ll even probably wear into the fall with a leather jacket and clogs!
I paired the dress with white mules, and this bluish-grey bag from Nordstrom. Sometimes, wearing all three colors can be a little overkill, but I thought by keeping it simple and not mixing in patterns, all three of these pieces looked festive together for the 4th of July!
Is it just me, or do you find yourself ALWAYS justifying new white dresses for summer? I already have a couple in my closet, but I found this one last weekend and I couldn’t pass it up! It has the prettiest detailing – eyelet, ruffles, anddddd cutouts!
I will be wearing this little white dress all summer long. I found it at Madewell, but I also found it here and here. I paired it with this bucket bag and these wedges. I can’t wait to style it a few different ways this summer..