note to self

Thursday, August 28, 2014








I'm always searching for the perfect art or print to add to my gallery wall. Enter Note to Self! Not only is Note to Self a really adorable blog, the author, Sarah, has a fantastic print shop to go with it. Whether you're looking for some quirky words of inspiration, a favorite fashion, or hometown pride, Note to Self has it. Any of these would make a perfect addition to my gallery wall (and they start at just $16!!).

J.Crew New Arrivals: Navy + Burgundy

Thursday, August 21, 2014

new arrivals
shirt | sweater | cuff no.1 | cuff no.2 | ring
perfume | flats | purse | scarf

J. Crew new arrivals are here, and as usual, I'm loving them. I know I was raving about Navy + Camel last week, but Navy + Burgundy is just as great. I'm also itching to try out their new fragrances!

image via polyvore

rain booties

Friday, August 15, 2014

one | two | three | four

I've been a fan of Hunter Boots for a long time, I've had the same pair since 2009 and they're still going strong. But they can be really heavy and clunky, or they don't fit over pants properly, or they're a pain to change in and out of at work...you know the drill. I've tried the "rain flats" route (ouch...never again). After stumbling upon these at J.Crew the other day, I am definitely going to have to add some rain booties to my closet. Who knew there were so many great options? I have to say, the no. 4 pair above is my fave. They look like real boots, but are rubber, and I love that they have a little bit of a heel. And the tassel?? Yes.

image created via polyvore

navy + camel

Thursday, August 14, 2014






I know it's only August, but the weather hasn't been scorching in Chicago and it seems like everywhere I look, brands are rolling out their fall lines. Fall is on the brain and I can't wait for the return of sweater and boots weather! 

And how killer is this color combo? Obviously I'm an easy sell in terms of the navy...but add in another classic, camel, and it's pretty much perfection. I might have to bring this combo to my home decor as well, it's just too good.

The moral of the story? I think I'll be needing a camel coat this fall! 


images: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

the pillow dilemma

Thursday, August 7, 2014




I have two empty couches that are just begging for some throw pillows, but I can't seem to decide what I want. With so many options, it's almost impossible to narrow down the search!

Let's start with the obvious, here's what I know I want...navy and white (surprise!). My couches are very neutral and my rug has tones of blue, green, and red. Here are some color combinations im considering:

Navy + Green
one | two | three | four

Pink + Red


Navy or Nothing


Let's be honest, chances are slim that I'll be stepping out of my color comfort zone...but if I did, what's your favorite combo?



Tory Burch Tabletop

Friday, August 1, 2014





Tory Burch…you just get me.

Tory Burch does it again with this amazing tabletop collection. It’s blue and white, so obviously I’m in love. The sponge-painted ceramics are just so classic! Hurry, help me think of an excuse to justify buying these (and this and this)!


images via tory burch, polyvore


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