September 30, 2013


{Theory top and BCBG skirt (both via Loehmann's), Zara heels, Michael Kors clutch, self-made necklace}

It may be officially fall but the temps in Chicago have been surprisingly warm. To take advantage of these last sunny days, I've been wearing lot's of delicate fabrics in bright happy colors, before they all will be stashed away until spring time. I always  have a difficult time saying good bye to summer and try to stretch warm weather wardrobe as far into fall as possible. It's my way of holding on to a season I love the most, before we're buried in snow for at least three long months.

September 27, 2013

Daydream Worthy: Fall Handbags

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This fall, more than ever, I'm craving rich, deep colors and interesting textures. And what better way to add them to your wardrobe than with accessories. These are some of the handbags I'm currently lusting over. How do you plan to add fall colors to your outfits?

September 25, 2013

Snake Print Jacket

{Mossimo jacket, Helmut Lang tee, Vince jeans, Pour La Victoire flats, Abro handbag, hedgehog necklace bought in Lithuania }

September 23, 2013

White Button Up

{Madewell shirt, Classiques Entier skirt, Carole Little wedges, Francesco Biasia handbag, self-made necklace, J.Crew bracelet}

September 18, 2013

Whitefish Lake

Every year at the very end of summer my in-laws rent a little cabin on Whitefish Lake near Pierson, MI. Though we usually can't stay with them for the whole week, we like to join them at least for a couple of days. This year the weather was a real treat - perfect for swimming (or floating around with a kickboard if you can't swim like me), barbecues, long walks, and a spontaneous trip to a local farm. It's become our escape from the city - a place to unwind and recharge.

Living in a big city I get so nature deprived that even weeds lining the road possess an enormous amount of beauty in my eyes.

Anything that blooms always captures my attention. I must smell it, touch it, and photograph it.

{Looks like a woodpecker was busy here.}

{Gorgeous poisonous berries!}

{Anyone home?}

{Corn picking at the farm.}

{Two weeks later we still have plenty left.}

The sad realization after this trip is how old the produce usually is at most grocers. In my experience store bought corn usually starts going bad within days. Fresh farm picked corn has been in our fridge for several weeks and is still in perfect condition.

September 16, 2013

Mixed Patterns

{H & M top, Anthropologie skirt and sunglasses, Madewell pumps, Zenith handbag, J.Crew jewelry}

September 12, 2013

Simple Delights

{The last blooms of the season. So long, summer!}

{Cheesecake sampler to celebrate three belated birthdays.}

{Adorable little necklace I got at Paperdoll boutique in Rockford, MI.}

{Oh, the satisfaction of finishing a puzzle...}

{Enjoying ice cream sandwiches by the lake - the best way to say good bye to summer.}

September 10, 2013

September Wishlist


September 5, 2013


{Trina Turk dress (via Nordstrom Rack), Franco Sarto heels, J.Crew necklace, Margot handbag}

September 3, 2013


{Zara skirt, J.Crew shirt, clutch and bracelet, Coach wedges, Madewell ring.}