Friday, June 22, 2018

Friday Finds

Happy Friday!! I'm just finishing up the last bit of my travel month this weekend with a little trip to Napa with Jeff to celebrate our third wedding anniversary!! I can't believe it's been so long since our wedding already, it still feels like just yesterday. Or maybe last week ;)

We've been to Napa twice before (check out my travel guide here) so we're excited to head back and visit some of our favorite places again, plus sneak in a little pool time. Oh, and the wine. I'd be remiss not to mention the wine.

If you want to see what we're up to in real life today, be sure to follow me on Instagram. Otherwise, on to this week's finds!

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Scallops and Embroidery

Tank - J.Crew Factory / Skirt - Loft / Bag - c/o Wikibuy / Sandals - Treasure & Bond / Earrings (super similar here) - J.Crew

Are you looking for a cute work to drinks outfit for warmer weather? Well then this is it! Just add a denim jacket and you're set for the office. And, you know, take the jacket off when it's time for the fun to start ;)

I haven't been into the office much so far this summer between vacations and traveling for work (I'm in San Francisco right now!) so I keep repeating this outfit when I do have to get dressed for work. I got this skirt in a tall and the length is perfect for the office. I also love this tank - the straps are adjustable so you can put away your cleavage in the office. Oh and whenever I show a tank or an off the shoulder outfit someone always asks - this strapless bra is my favorite!

I love wearing a good dress in the summer, but it's so nice to have separates you can mix and match as well. With a tank this skirt is dressy enough for work, drinks, a dinner date, or even a baby/bridal shower. But paired with a white tee and a light jacket, it can be really casual instead. Well, casual according to me at least - my sister would probably still complain that I was too dressed up!

Tank - J.Crew Factory / Skirt - Loft / Bag - c/o Wikibuy / Sandals - Treasure & Bond / Earrings (super similar here) - J.Crew

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

LOFT Summer Wishlist

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Blue & White on the Beach

Top (exact sold out, similar here and here) - LOFT / Shorts - J.Crew Factory / Bag - Clare V / Scarf (similar here) - Vera Bradley / Earrings (also available here) - BaubleBar / Sandals (similar here and here) - Old Navy

These pictures are really making me want to take another trip to the beach - anyone else? 

I love going to the beach in Chicago, but it's so nice to go and stay right on the beach sometimes - it means you can visit all throughout the day. My favorite part of our trip to Florida was the morning Jeff and I got up early (okay, 7am ;) and headed out to take a walk down by the water. We basically had the whole beach to ourselves! 

Whenever I take a beach trip, I basically pack all blue and white clothing. It's partially because all of my favorite clothes for summer are blue and white, and partially because it just makes packing that much easier - you just know that everything can mix and match! 

I'm loving this top but this exact one is sold out. Here are a few similar blue and white options in case you have any beach trips coming up - or are just as in love with blue and white in the summer as me ;) 

Top (exact sold out, similar here and here) - LOFT / Shorts - J.Crew Factory / Bag - Clare V / Scarf (similar here) - Vera Bradley / Earrings (also available here) - BaubleBar / Sandals (similar here and here) - Old Navy

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Monday, June 18, 2018

This Weekend...

This weekend I...

...took the train up to the suburbs with my dad after work on Friday (with train beers, of course ;) for a family dinner because my brother and his wife are in town! Something you might not know if you're newer over here is that my brother and his wife live in South Korea - he's a history teacher over there. They usually come back for a few weeks every summer. This one is a shorter visit than usual because my sister-in-law is actually expecting a baby this fall! Can't wait to meet my little niece or nephew!!
...went on a bridal shower and then part of the bachelorette party for my friend Marina from high school! Yep, all in one day ;) We started with mimosas and presents at 404 Wine Bar, and then moved downtown to Rock Bottom for drinks on the rooftop. I've been to Rock Bottom a ton of times with my family (we go every year on Black Friday, we've been going since I was in middle school!), but somehow have never made it up to the rooftop before - such a fun spot downtown!
...met up with Jeff for drinks and snacks (and all of the oysters) at Oyster Bah. This is the second time I've been and it somehow was even better this time than the first. I actually don't usually even like hush puppies and theirs are incredible. Plus it turns out they have an awesome happy hour, even on the weekend.
...went with a bunch of friends to Brews at the Zoo at the Lincoln Park Zoo for a bunch of craft beer and, of course, checking out all of the animals. I've been to the zoo's winter beer events and was kind of down on them, but this one was so much better! It probably helped that it wasn't below zero, but it also felt a lot more relaxed and less crowded since people could hang outside. Definitely check out some of their other events if you're looking for something fun to do this summer!
...packed it on up again for another trip - I'm leaving for San Francisco tomorrow. We have a big offsite for most of the week, and then I'm taking off early for a three day weekend with Jeff out in Napa to celebrate our wedding anniversary - bring on the wine!
...baked up a batch of my grandma's sugar cookies, which are basically my favorite cookie ever! Some of them are going in the freezer for the baby shower I'm throwing in two weeks, and the rest are in my suitcase to San Francisco today for a little baking competition with my coworkers out there - wish me luck!

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Friday Finds

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Another Little White Dress

Dress (similar here and here) - Lilly Pulitzer / Bag - Clare V / Scarf (similar here and here) - Vera Bradley / Earrings (similar here too) - BaubleBar / Sandals (similar here, here, and here) - Sole Society / Bracelet - Michael Kors

My favorite little white dress made another appearance during our trip to the beach last week (previously seen here and here). I mean, is it even a beach trip if you don't wear a white dress?

Okay, yes, probably.

This white dress was actually one of many white pieces I brought to the beach because, well, it's the beach, but the only one of those white items that escaped the trip unscathed. My white shorts? Covered in dirt. My white tank? Attacked by my blush, and later by my rum drink. My white tee? Succumbed to some very melty mint chocolate chip. But the little white dress? Safe.

I feel like I just jinxed it.

Dress (similar here and here) - Lilly Pulitzer / Bag - Clare V / Scarf (similar here and here) - Vera Bradley / Earrings (similar here too) - BaubleBar / Sandals (similar herehere, and here) - Sole Society / Bracelet - Michael Kors

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