Friday Top Five

Happy First Day of Fall from toasty 90 degree Chicago- woof!  I know i’ll be kicking myself in about 3 months for complaining about the heat, but bring back the crisp air!!!

Clearly the heat wave has not affected my obsession with all-things related Fall fashion.  Hope you have a fab weekend and enjoy this week’s top 5!

step hem jeans//ankle strap sandal//bell-sleeve coat//blow dry lotion//midi skirt




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Happy Friday!  I’m happy to report that I survived the move and am loving my new digs.  And also loving the cooler weather; which makes for a very comfortable walk home from work.

Speaking of cooler temps, Fall fashion is in full swing and I’m loving every min.  So many cute mules this year I can’t help but snag ones like the black knotted flats featured this week.  The picture doesn’t do it justice, but they are definitely a staple.  Also, you can’t go wrong with a bold floral jacket to spice up your transition wardrobe.  What are some of your favorite Fall staples??

Hope you enjoy this week’s picks and have a fab weekend ahead- Cheers!

pintuck dress//lace blouse//studded tote//knotted mule//floral jacket








Happy #nationaltequiladay!!  I don’t think it’s a coincidence that it fell on a Monday.  I’ve never met a margarita I didn’t like, but one of my favorite tequila cocktails is the paloma.

Photography: Elizabeth Ballard

It’s easy to make and so refreshing- the perfect summer cocktail IMO.  There are several variations, but this is is one is my go-to.  I like to add a spicy/salty rim to give it a little kick.  I had a blast shooting (and tasting) this little pink beauty.  Cheers and hope you give it try!

Photography: Elizabeth Ballard


  • Coarse sea salt mixed with chili lime rub for the glass
  • 1 lime wedge
  • 1 1/2 oz. (45 ml) white tequila (I used Camarena)
  • 3 oz. (90 ml) fresh grapefruit juice
  • 2 oz. (60 ml) sparkling water (I used lime LaCroix)
  • 1 thin slice grapefruit


Spread the salt and chili lime rub on a small plate. Moisten the rim of a glass with the lime wedge, invert the glass onto the plate, then shake off any excess salt mixture. Fill the glass with ice.

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the tequila and grapefruit juice. Shake vigorously for 15 seconds, then strain into the prepared glass. Top with the sparkling water and stir gently to combine. Garnish with the grapefruit slice and enjoy immediately.

Photography: Elizabeth Ballard

Friday Top Five

Happy Friday!  I can’t believe 4th of July is just around the corner.  I hope you’re getting a head start on the long weekend festivities.  I’m ready for sunshine and pool time.  Speaking of…I’m a huge fan of one-piece swimsuits and designers have really up’d their game over the past year.  There are so many great options and i’ve had my eye on this sexy little crochet number.  I’m sure there will be some interesting tan lines, but well worth it:)

Also, we’re getting into the thick of the sticky summer heat and there’s nothing worse than thigh chafing; especially if you’re like most women who aren’t blessed with a thigh gap.  Blogger Katie Sturino of @the12ishstyle, is the brains behind the Megababe product line and it’s awesome!  Due to overwhelming demand, it’s backordered until July 28th so get on it ladies!

floral dress//round sunnies//thigh rescue//fringe sandal//swimsuit



Friday Top Five

Happy Friday!  This week has been quite interesting and full of exciting changes.  More details to come soon!

It’s officially summer and can’t stop shoe shopping!  I’m a sucker for leopard print and these adorable sandals are only $45!  Also, I’ve been on the lookout for a camera bag and really love ONA Bags.  They’re made well and look great.  Also, they contribute $10 from every bag sold directly into their Storytelling Fund, which supports the work and development of emerging photographers and creatives.

Cheers to a great weekend ahead!

billowy top//tassel earrings//camera bag//sandal//eyelet dress




Friday Top Five

Happy Friday!  I am long overdue for a Friday Top Five men’s edition.  And, Father’s Day is just around the corner – June 18th to be exact, so I put together some of my fave men’s finds.

I LOVE men’s fashion and shopping for men is such a treat.  I’m a huge fan of Ted Baker and these sneakers are awesome.  They have great reviews and they’re currently on sale- bonus!  Also, the Barfly cologne from Scotch and Soda smells heavenly.  If you’ve ever been into a store then you know what I’m talkin about- swoon!  Do yourself a favor ladies, get it for your man because it’s really a gift for you 🙂

Have a great weekend and happy shopping!

denim//chambray shirt//cologne//sneakers//jet set kit