May 31, 2013

Simple Delights

{Stop and smell the lilacs}

Every year when the lilacs fill up the air with their irresistible scent, I feel nostalgia take over me. It reminds me of spring in Lithuania, where lilac bushes line almost every road. It also reminds me of a silly trick we did as kids. You'd have to look for a lilac flower with only three petals instead of the usual four. If you were lucky enough to find it, you'd make a wish, eat  the little flower and wait for your wish to come true. I'm not sure who started this rather strange game, but  I might just be up for a challenge to find that lucky three-petaled flower again.

{A beautiful gift from Les Arts Plastiques}

This gorgeous piece will be a perfect addition to all the purples and lilacs in my closet. Thank you Alicia!

{Dreaming about Paris, in color.}

{While eating French macaroons, of course. }

{Admiring this gorgeous red maple tree illuminated by the setting sun.}

{Golden hour at the square}

Such a great way to unwind at the end of the day, soaking in the sounds and the scents of spring.

May 29, 2013

Flowers To Go

{Zara blazer, Anthropologie top, JCrew jeans and handbag, Gap outlet flats}

And they smell like honey! 

May 27, 2013


{JCrew shirt, Anthropologie jeans, Banana Republic coat, Franco Sarto sandals,  Margot handbag, Fossil belt}

Happy Monday! I hope you're all enjoying a long Memorial Day weekend. 

For today's look I'm wearing my trusty high-waisted jeans, a comfy gingham shirt and my oldie but goodie trench. Business on the outside, country on the inside, or as Mr. C called it "country business". He said I look like I'm ready to go line dancing after a meeting. Oh, that man! Cracks me up all the time.

May 22, 2013

Great Lengths

{Madewell top, Classiques Entier skirt (via Nordstrom Rack), Michael Kors sandals (via TJ Maxx), Express handbag, Fossil belt, Kenneth Cole necklace, Limited bracelet}

May 20, 2013

Comme une Parisienne

{Vince shirt, Kate Spade trousers (both via Nordstrom Rack), Franco Sarto sandals, Anthropologie clutch, Fossil belt, Limited bracelet, Banana Republic necklace}

Inspired by yet another book about French women and their effortlessly chic style, I put together this simple outfit - something navy, something perfectly worn in, one major accessory and just a hint of skin. I feel a bit Parisian today.

May 17, 2013

May Wishlist

1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6

May 15, 2013

Blue Velvet

{J.Crew blazer, jeans, blouse, necklace, and pumps, Charles David clutch (via TJ Maxx)}

May 13, 2013

New Do

{Helene Berman jacket, JCrew jeans and sweater, Vince Camuto boots, Zara clutch, Cynthia Rowley scarf, Madewell necklace}

After many years of consideration, I finally chopped off my hair over the weekend. It was surprisingly easy and quite liberating to let it all go. I've had the same haircut since high school and was way overdue for a change. I almost backed out at the last minute, as I was concerned about the extensive styling it may require. I'm glad I stuck with my decision in the end. I absolutely love it! (Thanks to Coco from Art + Science salon in Wicker Park.) My head feels at least a pound lighter and my hair looks a lot less damaged. Although this is probably the best that my new do will ever look, since there's no way I would ever be able to replicate what the stylist did, I'm quite excited about other styling possibilities. 

May 10, 2013

Simple Delights: May Flowers

{Our neighborhood in bloom. Can it stay like this forever?}