Four Favorite Spring and Summer Trends

If you haven’t already, please check out my video in collaboration with Jorelle Gates Photography ! Here are some pictures of the looks, and all of the details in the links below.

I had my first full day away from Sophia this past weekend, to attend a couple of events (that I will be writing about here soon). Because I’ve been nursing around the clock she’s pretty much attached at the hip. It was hard to leave her but it was also fun for me to get back into doing other things I enjoy in life. One event was right in my old Chicago neighborhood – Bucktown- and it was such a beautiful day I made sure to arrive early and take a stroll past all of the shops and bars we used to frequent. It was where Tom and I really ‘courted’ so it holds a special place in my heart. My old place looked the same except it was painted bright purple- ha! I remembered just how much of a city girl I am at heart <3 But for now I will just have to make sure to visit a lot more – there is really nothing like Summer time Chi ~

Hope you are having a great week xx

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  1. Gingham   Dress: (sold out) Similar Style | Jacket | Shoes | Sunglasses | Scarf (similar)who-what-wear-target-levis-wedgiewho-what-wear-target

2.  Stand Out Blouse

Blouse (also in black)| Jeans | Shoes | Necklace

maxi-dress-rufflesrobert-rodriguez-maxi-dress3.  Maxi Dress

Dress –Similar Style (under $105) | Shoes: (sold out) Similar Style  | Jacket:  (Sold Out) Similar Style kimono-jacket-espadrilles-spring-2017-stylekimono-style-nordstrom-velvet-burnout

4.  Kimono

Kimono | Jeans: (Sold Out) – Similar Style and Similar Style (under $50) | Shoes – Similar Style (under $70)

Spring & Summer Lookbook Video

I had a lot of fun creating this video sharing my favorite Spring and Summer trends. Links to what I’m wearing are below. Don’t forget to subscribe! xx

Video & Photo Credit: Jorelle Gates Photography

  1.  Gingham Dress

Dress: (sold out) Similar Style | Jacket | Shoes | Sunglasses | Scarf (similar)

2.  Stand Out Blouse

Blouse (also in black)| Jeans | Shoes | Necklace

3.  Maxi Dress

Dress –Similar Style (under $105) | Shoes: (sold out) Similar Style  | Jacket:  (Sold Out) Similar Style 

4.  Kimono

Kimono | Jeans: (Sold Out) – Similar Style and Similar Style (under $50) | Shoes – Similar Style (under $70)

Gingham

Settling in to the week after a holiday weekend is always a little rough, and today was no exception. We spent Easter Sunday with the Sandberg’s and had a lot of fun and ate way too much food as per usual. Now its back to clean eating and yoga…after the leftovers are gone, that is 😉

 Adam and his cousins played games, hunted for Easter eggs, and also ate way too many chocolate eggs and jelly beans. How we managed to get through the day without any sugar induced tantrums is beyond me ~ but I’m not complaining!

On to the look – I’m constantly adjusting my wardrobe to suit my lifestyle, which has changed for many reasons over the years – work changes, motherhood (twice), and just growing up in general. For day to day I like to keep it simple and casual – a t-shirt and jeans is  what I wear most (as you may have noticed lately) and I love how this tee is made a little more interesting with a built-in gingham wrap over it.

Also, I tell everyone I know to get themselves some high-rise denim because they are so flattering and comfortable and they are basically like wearing built-in Spanx. Also don’t worry if your top is long, just go 90’s style and give it a front tuck. I remember standing in front of the mirror as a kid perfecting my front tuck for hours- but what I’ve learned is the best tucks are the ones done without too much thought, just tuck and go. It’s similar to how the best top knots are always created on those random nights when you just throw it up and have absolutely nowhere to go – but I guess that is why selfies were invented, right?

Thanks for stopping by as always xx

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