Sunday, March 18, 2018


Sunny days are finally here! I feel like Daylight Savings makes everything pop to life — I'm so happy to have a few more hours of light to go exploring. The city was quiet (I'm guessing because St. Patrick's Day celebrators were nursing hangovers), so my friends and I went thrifting. Lately, I've been getting back to my thrifting roots a bit and altering pieces — like these camo pants I'm wearing today.  (Photos by Sarah Azzouzi)

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

March Shop My Closet Sale

Spring cleaning starts now! I listed a bunch of new items in the Shop My Closet store for you choose. Sweaters, coats, skirts, and lots of jewelry. As always, there's free shipping on everything. I've even marked down items from the last Shop My Closet listings! Don't miss 'em (and you can click through to see more of whats available).

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Universal Stripes

Most everyone knows my obsession with Madewell, so when Target introduced their (obviously Madewell-inspired) line called Universal Thread, I have to get my hands on some of it. I was really impressed with most pieces in the line, even the denim, but ended up lusting over this striped jumpsuit.

Monday, March 12, 2018

You've Got Nail 82 // January Scratch Box

I ended up getting four sets out of these Scratch Fresh wraps (obviously just three are photo'ed here, but I have all four after the jump!). These white florals felt pretty good to break out for spring and I absolutely loved them! Click through to see them all.

Friday, March 9, 2018

The Pink Puffer Coat

It seems like a good day for some casual sneakers and a big pink puffer coat. I've pretty much been living in this Starter hoodie for the past month or so – there are few things that beat a perfect, soft sweatshirt. (Photos by Sarah Azzouzi)

Monday, March 5, 2018

Mondays are for Mermaids

Back in January I had the unique experience visiting AquaMermaid Chicago! It was fun to get out of the cold with a small group of my girlfriends and try something new. If you've ever had the desire to test your mermaid swimming skills, I definitely recommend checking them out! How are you spending your Monday afternoon? (Photo by Perry Fish)

Sunday, March 4, 2018

The Most Amazing Hoodie in the World

No matter the season, one of my most favorite staples is a black hoodie. When you find the perfect one, it can be hard to beat. I've been wearing this Ginsburg Hoodie by Wulfka and it is hands down my favorite that I've owned! (Photos by Matt Hunter)

Monday, February 26, 2018

You've Got Nail 81 // Agate

I wanted to make some fun, colorful nails and remembered that I had these Scratch agate wraps in my collection! I decided to split them up and make two sets — one purple and one pink. Click through to see them both! I absolutely love the geode-like manis.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

You've Got Nail 80 // Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day! I had a lot of fun creating some themed nails to go with my cute date dress. Click through to see what I used to make these. I hope you all have a lovely day!

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Be Mine

I've said it before and I'll say it again — I love Valentine's Day! (Photos by Perry Fish)

Thursday, February 8, 2018

All Work and (Some) Play

Making the most of a snow day with cozy clothes and working on Valentine's Day commissions! Opal is wearing her new heart bandana (my mom made it!) and we keep taking little breaks to cuddle and play tug with her favorite toys.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Valentine's Day with Sephora inside JCPenney + Win a $100 Gift Card

I'm such a sucker for Valentine's Day! I love all things pink and hearts and floral (and chocolate!), so it's a holiday that just seems to fit. This year I'm so excited to share some of my favorite fragrances from Sephora inside JCPenney and to also give you a chance to win a $100 gift card so that you can pick out a new favorite fragrance of your own!

Monday, February 5, 2018

You've Got Nail 79 // December Scratch Box

It's time for the first nail post of 2018! I made these sets back in December (and probably should have posted them then since snowflakes are definitely more of a holiday vibe) but just got around to getting the photos together. Truthfully, it'll probably be snowing here until well into "spring," so I guess they're still applicable! Click through to see them all.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Valentine's Day Commissions by Mini Penny

If you follow me on Instagram, I'm sure you're already aware that last year I started offering digital commissions services! I've had so much fun making these and have had excellent feedback from people giving these as gifts to loved ones. Since Valentine's Day is coming up, I want to share with you some of my work and let you know that I currently have availability to take new commissions so that you can give a personalized and thoughtful gift to someone you love! Click through for more of my work and for pricing information, and how to get your own!

Saturday, February 3, 2018

One Month with Opal

I've been having so much fun getting to know Opal over the past month! I can't believe how sweet and cuddly she is – I really hit the doggie jackpot.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Thank Coffee It's Friday

Raise your hand if your productivity increases at the coffee shop! There's something about removing myself from all of my home distractions that really get me movin'. This week I was able to clear out my entire email inbox and get myself re-engergized about blogging in 2018! (Photos by Sarah Azzouzi)

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Three Valentine Looks with Makeup Revolution

Happy February! I get so excited about this time of year because Valentine's Day! Pink! Hearts! Hooray! For years and years, I've restricted myself to brown and neutral eye colors only, but recently I've been getting into pinks and reds. I was really excited to try out some of the Makeup Revolution Candy palettes and ended up creating three looks with them and a few other products. Click through to see them all!

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Moonage Daydream

It feels like spring (temporarily) and I guess that means it's time to break out the light layers. These two star-print separates are giving me head-to-toe space vibes. (Photos by Sarah Azzouzi)

Friday, January 19, 2018

It Came From Outer Space

Last night I attended a super fun event at the Adler Planetarium and fully took the opportunity to pull out some Bowie-esque outer space vibes. This was so fun to put together!

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Introducing Opal the Muppet

Many of you have been hearing the stories of my three-month long saga with attempting to adopt a dog through various Chicago rescues. It's cut throat for small dogs — they get adopted so quickly. My negative experiences with ~ten rescues had me discouraged. The rescues I went through were so unfairly picky, non-responsive, and non-disclosing of health concerns that I felt like it was never going to happen. One week ago, I found this 3-year-old girl at the Chicago Anti-Cruelty Society and fell in love. They made it incredibly easily and stress-free to bring her home and I can't give them enough praise. Say hello to Opal!

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Plaid to the Bone

Chicago winter is back. We've been spoiled the past few years — and yeah, the snow it beautiful, but I heckin' hate being cold. Hah!

Monday, January 1, 2018

Party Like it's 2018

It's officially 2018! I am so obsessed with this sparkly dress that I wore for New Year's Eve. How did you end (and begin!) the year?

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