It’s Home Tour Time!!

The Everygirl Home Tour

The Everygirl Home Tour

The Everygirl Home Tour

The Everygirl Home Tour

Last week, I had the incredible honor of having my home photographed for a “Home Tour” feature for The Everygirl. The Tour just went live yesterday, and it’s so fun & exciting to see all of the beautiful photos that Coach House Pictures took!!! You can see the whole range of pics & my thoughts on decorating, DIY, style, and everything in between here. I’d love your feedback & thoughts on decor!

Have a fabulous weekend, Lovelies!


Weekly Color Inspiration {Shades of Coral}

Ombre Corals Manicure by Miss Renaissance

{Lightest Color – Essie Haute as Hello.  Medium Color – Essie Capri.  Darkest Color – Essie Forever Yummy.}

What’s better than one post in a day??! TWO! Yay!

I thought I’d go with a range of Coral shades this week – it’s such a Spring thing. Essie’s “Haute as Hello” has been one of my favorite shades for a long time now (so versatile), and paired with deeper corals/reds it keeps it playful and light. Happy Spring, everybody!


The Weekend Rewind

BDay Fun

BDay Fun

{A fun Birthday dinner at Nellcote with some of my best Ladies!}

Desk Details

{A few favorite details on my desk…styled for a home tour photo shoot with The Everygirl (coming soon!)}

Disco Kicks

{Disco-glitter oxfords by Anniel for Sunday’s Birthday Brunch!}

Tres Awesome

{Thank you to Tres Awesome for featuring me on her fab Street Style Blog this weekend!}

BDay Flowers

{I love flowers – especially when they are a beautiful Birthday surprise!}

Make a Wish

{Making a wish at the end of the night…here’s to another awesome year ahead!!}

Hello, hello Lovelies! I hope you had a wonderful long weekend! I apologize for my absence the last few days. Let’s just blame my Birthday, combined with the long Holiday Weekend, shall we?!

I had a great time the past few days. Spring is in full swing, and fun events are happening all over town. Summer’s really just around the corner now! What are your plans for the next few weeks & months?? I’m looking forward to balmy days spent eating al fresco, relaxing in Chicago’s parks (with a picnic!), outdoor concerts, and a few little trips here and there. Chicago Summers are the BEST, it’s why we suffer through our crazy Winters year after year.


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Weekly Color Inspiration {Masculine Touch}

Masculine Blues Manicure by Miss Renaissance

{On all fingers, except index fingers – OPI I saw…You saw..We saw…Warsaw.  On index fingers – RGB Steel.}

Though I definitely consider myself to be a Girly-Girl, from time to time I feel like injecting a bit of a masculine touch into my style. Case-in-point is this manicure….it’s a bit more toned-down than my usual Spring glitz & glitter.

This OPI color is the absolute perfect tone of navy! It’s deep and saturated, but not too dark where it could be mistaken for black. I’m envisioning a tailored, all-white outfit with this mani…maybe that’s what I’ll throw on over the weekend!?


Local Talent {Laura Lombardi}

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Laura Lombardi Jewelry

Chicago is a city with an amazing array of talented artists, many of which are absolute masters of their craft. Local jewelry genius Laura Lombardi is one of them. Her current Spring 2013 creations & look book blow me away!! The ethnically-inspired pieces are made from vintage brass and copper…and they have a depth and mystery to them that I don’t see very often. Every piece is handmade right here in Chicago, which makes wearing these jewels all the more special.

I recently had the pleasure to (finally!) meet Laura in person, and not only is she mega talented, she’s also an absolute sweetheart. Perfect combo for one of Chicago’s most talented jewelry ladies, right?! If you want to know more, or to find her full line, click here.


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Summer Style {Oh, Stop It!}

Kate Spade for Summer

{1.Floral Romper.  2.Travel Journal. 3.Earrings.  4.Flats.  5.Bottle Carrier.}

Over the weekend, I took a little online browse (while enjoying the beautiful sunny weather on the porch) through my favorite sites & found myself stuck and amazed at Kate Spade’s current goodies -sometimes she just REALLY gets it! Thought I’d share my faves with you.

How fun & easy is that short floral romper?! Paired with the purple-metallic flats, it’s a perfect outfit for a Summer picnic or an evening stroll while on vacation. Fancy it up with colorful statement earrings, and while we’re on the topic of vacations….Kate’s pink travel journal has officially gone on my wish list…along with this super cool wicker champagne carrier (this could also be a fantastic hostess gift!!)

What are your Summer faves right now?


Etsy Love {Miniature Rhino}

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Happy Friday, Lovelies! I hope you’re ready for a fun Spring weekend ahead!

How adorable are these Custom Embroidery Kits by Miniature Rhino?! I can see a million ways to gift/display/use these. For the crafty ones among us, you can choose from a ton of different colors and directions on how to create your perfect little piece of art. If you’re more into leaving the crafting up to the experts, you can combine any letters/names/colors and your embroidery will arrive at your doorstep in about 2 weeks.

How awesome would these be as a personalized wedding gift or just to say “I Love You”? I also think displaying all of your family initials with several pieces would be a cool way to build a family tree…


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