summer 2019 trends

The Top 5 – Your Favorite Items From June

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starts later this week (early access) so I will be covering that in a pretty curated manner (see last year’s try-on session here and my roundups), BUT as it turns out, it’s still summer.  The height of summer, in fact, and I wanted to share the top items that you all […]

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A Simple Switch: Why I Choose Natural Cleaning Products

I don’t live in a totally “green” home; I’m trying, for sure, but there are plenty of home products I use that still have ‘unclean’ ingredients in them.  I think I started looking for and using natural cleaning products (that are plant-based) when I was pregnant. Like most people, I love a clean house but […]

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Shop Your Closet: Ankle Wrap Sandals

Last week on IG stories, you saw that I was styling wrap sandals several ways.  The gladiator style has been in for as long as I can remember; there’s something about the summer that brings out the Russell Crowe in us, am I right, ladies?  I’ve always erred on the sleeker side of the wrap […]

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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 […]