Friday, October 21, 2016

Friday FInds

What are you up to this weekend? For the first time in weeks we don't actually have anything planned, and I'm so excited! We're hopefully going to finally finish putting together the new storage unit for my closet and I'm hoping to make it out to the outlet mall (danger! danger!), but besides that I'm looking forward to a whole lot of lazying around.

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Stripes & Plaid

Dress (similar) - Gap / Scarf (similar) - Target / Boots - Hunter / Bag - Sole Society / Bracelet - Michael Kors / Socks - Lemon (similar and adorable pointelle version)

Jeff and I finally managed to do some fall-tivities last weekend! Every other year we've attempted to go to a pumpkin patch, it's basically been the coldest and windiest day ever, so we've really wanted to get in and out. This year, while still super windy, it was actually really beautiful out! While that meant our outdoor time was a much more enjoyable experience, it also meant that the crowds came out with us. We managed to snap these pics in some quiet corners, but the place we went was packed!

We went to Goebbert's in South Barrington with my sister's family for our little fall adventure, and immediately realized that last time we went to Goebbert's we actually went to the other location! If you have little kids who just want to run through a million playgrounds while you sit on a bench and relax, then South Barrington is the location for you, but we really preferred the location in Hampshire. Hampshire is a bit further from Chicago and more rural, which means it's quieter, more spread-out, and less crowded. Although both have a giraffe so I guess you really can't go wrong ;)

I was excited to get to wear this sweatshirt dress, which requires a very specific temperature point to work ;) I added in the boots because I knew it would be dusty and dirty (p.s. check out how to clean your Hunter boots!), which confused my sister to no end since it wasn't anywhere close to raining. I pointed out that lots of other people were wearing rain boots too, they just, you know, weren't bright red. Great minds think alike, and then some of those minds think they could somehow be greater and choose red.

Have you done any fun fall activities this season?

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Casual Fall Style

Three cheers for sweater season! I'm having a hard time not adding every sweater I see to my closet. I took a little shopping break with my coworkers yesterday and had to literally hold myself back from five or six super soft and cozy ones. This striped turtleneck is super adorable, and I can see it being perfect for a lot of fall activities, from picking out a pumpkin, doing a little fall wine tasting (like I'll be doing in a few weeks, eep!!), a road trip to see the fall foliage, or even next month for a casual-but-still-put-together Thanksgiving. In the fall I like to mix rich accessory colors, like these pretty burgundies and tans and olive - they add so much dimension to your outfit. Oh and I'm dying over these little monogrammed stud earrings - I'm not even a monogram kind of girl but I may need these!!

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Perfect Fall Tunic

Sweater - LOFT / Jeans - Old Navy / Boots and Bag - Sole Society / Necklace (similar) - Madewell

I don't know about you, but one of my goals when shopping for fall and winter clothes is always to find more sweaters that work with leggings. You know, because leggings are basically the best ever, but I'm not wearing a shirt that doesn't cover my behind when I wear them! A lot of tunics don't really work on my body type, but this oversized beauty definitely does! I might have to buy it in every color. It doesn't hurt that the sleeves are extra long too. Growing up as a taller person, my sleeves were basically always too short, so I always get excited when sleeves are actually long (or pants!). So, you know, if you're a shorty this top may not quite be for you, but if you had some painful middle school years where your pants were always embarrassingly too short, then go for it!

What have you been up to this week? Jeff felt like he hadn't been around much lately, what with it being his busy season at work and all of the football and baseball he's been watching, so he took me out for a little weeknight date night yesterday night. We went to a little BYOB neighborhood Italian place, and it was so nice to have a little time with the boo and a lot of pasta in my belly. And now I'm happy to be a sports widow for the rest of the week ;)

I also had some good news at work this week - really, the trifecta of good news. First, my office is finally moving downtown! I've been working up in the northern suburbs for two years now, and they've been teasing us for months about how we were moving downtown "soon." Well, now it's finally official, and we'll be downtown in two weeks! I'm a city girl through and through, so it's definitely good news for me. I also found out that I got a new job in the company! I also start that in two weeks.  The third piece of good news is that my first day is at an offsite in Napa!! This girl likes a glass of vino, so I'm so excited to finally check out wine country. I even convinced Jeff to come out and extend the trip with me - more wine, more wine! To say I'm looking forward to the next couple of weeks would be a bit of an understatement.

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Monday, October 17, 2016

This Weekend...

This weekend I...

...Went out to the burbs to do a bit of pumpkin patching with my niece (oh you know, and her mom and dad)! We didn't grow up doing a ton of fall activities, but I still always like a chance to wander through a corn maze. But you know, like a really short corn maze so I don't get super lost ;)
...Drove up to my parents' house for a little bit of dinner and a lotta bit of watching the Cubs win! Okay, so we actually listened to the part of the game where they won in the car on the way home, so now Jeff says we have to listen to every playoff game in our car. In other Cubs related news, we actually went to the game last night!
...Bought everything from Sephora (including this Living Proof volume spray I'm super excited to try) because I wanted free samples. What's wrong with me?!
...Tried making these pumpkin muffins, because fall, but epic failed and had to throw them all away! And here I am all the time talking about how anyone can be a good baker if they can follow directions. Super sad face.
...Headed down to our old stomping grounds in the South Loop to check out Jeff's brother's new apartment and have a little family brunch. Jeff's brother and sister both moved back to Chicago last month, so now it feels like every weekend is family weekend!

I hope you had a good one!

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Friday, October 14, 2016

Friday Finds

Happy Friday! We made it! This week I've been doing quite a bit of "ooo that's pretty... but it's not in the budget." Sad face. Like this green vest. So cute, but even at the sale price I can't quite justify it. So then, I guess I'll just have to drool...

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Thursday, October 13, 2016

More Oatmeal, More Stripes

Shirt (similar) - J. Crew Factory / Sweater and Denim (similar) - Gap / Booties (similar) and Bag - Sole Society 

Until a month ago I owned zero sweaters in this color, and now I somehow own two oatmeal cardigans. I don't know how I managed to stumble through the world without one for so long, because I've been reaching for one or the other just about every day. For some reason my basic black cardigans can feel boring, but toss me a little oatmeal, and I get excited. Pair it with some stripes, and apparently I get even more excited. I may have to cool it on the stripes though, because my guy co-workers have taken to calling me Stripes around the office. Oh boys. 

This week has been pretty chill so far, which is lucky because I'm somehow still trying to catch up on work and sleep (and most importantly, reading blogs) from last week. I usually sleep a lot (like, you know, 8-9 hours a night) but I've been dying every night and pushing the snooze button every morning. On Tuesday my sister and I were texting back and forth about how we wanted to go to bed at 8:30 pm. You know, like all normal twenty-somethings. I can't figure out if I'm really still confused from throwing off my sleep schedule for our friend's wedding and then the conference, or if I'm maybe getting sick again. I just had a cold three weeks ago so I'm really hoping that isn't the case! 

So anyway, I hope you have a happy Thursday! Three cheers to being so close to the weekend!!

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