Category: travel

Half Moon Jamaica Review (and What I Wore)

Gosh, at this point our trip to Jamaica feels like it was a lifetime ago when it was really only about 5 weeks back!  We booked it on a bit of a whim because it was around our 11th wedding anniversary.  Years ago, Eric and I talked longingly about taking a huge 10 year anniversary […]

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Packing for Paris in the Fall

I received so many questions about my packing strategy for Paris.  Packing for a short trip abroad in the cooler months can be a challenge so I wanted to share what I did and learnings (aka what I didn’t wear at all).  I also will be sharing a more robust itinerary but if you want […]

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Shopbop Spring Sale (What I Bought & What I Already Own)

Shopbop Spring Sale It’s that time of year!  This sale is the time when you can save up to 25% at Shopbop with code SPRING.  Because Shopbop is one of my favorite retailers, I bought a bunch of stuff for our upcoming trip with month (if we even get to go due to all the […]

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Real Outfit Recap (Date Nights and Denver)

I used to share my real outfit recaps often; they were generally mirror selfies from work.  But with the increasing popularity of instagram stories, you pretty much see my looks a few times a week and I also have since added the popular #shopyourclosetseries.  But, lately I have had some looks that haven’t made it […]

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Mini Mallorca Travel Guide

Mallorca was magical and although the trip was brief (5 days), I’d take that journey over and over again.  So many of you recommended Mallorca when I was just exploring our trip to Spain and I can see why; it’s only a 35 minute flight from Barcelona yet seems worlds away.  The people of Mallorca […]

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What I’m Packing For Spain

Maybe you’ve forgotten, because I sort of have, but I’m going to Spain in less than two weeks.  Life sneaks up on you when curveballs are being thrown your way, eh?  We’ve had a ton of stuff happening with our house (leaky basement being resealed and it’s currently torn apart, a landscaping project that made […]

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non-tourist chicago summer guide

Your Non-Tourist Chicago Summer Guide

I write a Chicago guide every few years and thought it was high time I wrote another: here’s the Official Non-Tourist Chicago Summer Guide–lots of patios included because, well, we gotta be outside.  Yes, I moved to the suburbs (read why and also read more about how it’s going here), but I’m still in the […]

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My New Bag: The Goyard Anjou GM

A Goyard tote has been on my list for awhile.  I’m not carrying THAT much stuff around for my kids anymore and I wanted an unstructured carry-all that I could carry to meetings while not feeling like it’s too formal for preschool pickup.  I knew I wanted to buy it abroad–the exchange rate in London […]

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