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Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Winter has finally arrived in Chicago! I’m still not sure if I’m happy about it but the snow is certainly pretty. With a fresh dusting of powder everywhere, I felt inspired to go out and finally shoot this sweater! It’s a lovely little gem from J.Crew Factory that I found on super sale on Black Friday. And it’s amazing! Super soft and warm with a little bit of sparkle to brighten even the greyest of Mondays. Easily my ...
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NYE New Year’s Eve Glam | Outfit 2

More New Year’s Eve Outfit Inspiration! The second New Year’s Eve post! Did you see the first one? Going even more glam than the last outfit for this one. All rose gold sequins all the time. This is absolutely one of my favorite dresses. The color is just perfect! Accessorized this outfit with my amazing AIBI watch because someone has to keep an eye on the countdown to midnight, right? And the rose gold detail on the watch ...
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NYE New Year’s Eve Glam | Outfit 1

New Year’s Eve Outfit Inspiration New Year’s Eve is my absolute favorite time to get glammed up for a night out. Even if it’s just going to a party at a friend’s place, I love an excuse to wear sequins and bright red lipstick. This dress was actually a hand-me-down from a friend but I’m linking some of my favorite sequin stripes down below. Looking for more inspiration for your New Year’s Eve Outfit? ...
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Chichen Itza & Cenote Ik Kil, Yucatan, Mexico

To Chichen Itza! Our second morning in Mexico dawned similarly to the first one, woke up early (this time on purpose), drank some coffee, and grabbed breakfast. We were heading on an adventure today! An extra pastry in hand for good measure, we waited at the front of our resort for a bus to come pick us up for a day trip to Chichen Itza, one of the seven wonders of the world and a site that has been on my travel bucket list for a very long ...
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Riviera Maya Day Two: The Ocean

We woke up the next morning surprisingly early. My usual idea of vacation is sleep until I can’t sleep anymore, drink some coffee, and then set about doing things. And yet when 7:30 rolled around, I was awake and ready to go. So, of course, I rolled over and whispered “Are you awake?” She was then. Oops. We made coffee and went to sip on the balcony, and watched the rest of the resort wake up around us. People sleepily ...
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Riviera Maya, Mexico

Last month, my lady and I ventured to Riviera Maya, Mexico to celebrate the marriage of my cousin to her awesome husband. To the airport, onto a plane, into another airport, and finally to a bus, we made it to our new home and promptly took some time to explore our little slice of paradise, the Iberostar Paraiso Lindo. This resort is absolutely gorgeous. The beach is down this gorgeous path through jungle which opens up into a stunning Vista ...
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Fall Back with AIBI Watch

Ask any stage manager what their most useful tool is and they will all tell you something different. For me, I can’t do anything without a watch. So much of what I do relies on time from keeping time in rehearsals to timing a performance to making sure actors show up on time. So having a good watch is vital to being able to perform my job adequately. But watches need to be more than functional for a fashionista like me. I need ...
Lifestyle

Anniversary To Be

I’m definitely calling this a perk to a long engagement. With our venue and date solidified a while ago, we already know what our anniversary is going to be. And a few weeks ago, we got to celebrate it a year early! We packed up a breakfast picnic while it was still very dark outside, gathered blankets, hoodies, and the dog, and made our way out to the beach where we settled in to watch the sun rise. Partway into the morning, Zoe ...
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Nights Out with a Trench Dress

I love getting all dolled up for a night out. It hasn’t been able to happen in a while what with work and everything but once in a while, the stars align perfectly and date night can happen. This trench vest has become my absolute favorite fall staple. It’s an older piece from Ann Taylor, purchases through Depop, an awesome app where you can buy and sell clothing and more right from your phone!  I featured this bag in my last ...
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Transitioning

Fall is such an awesome transitional period. Beyond having literally the best fashion of the entire year AND the best fashion month, the weather is turning, we get this gorgeous show of colors, and we start getting cozy for the winter ahead. While I despise winter with a firey passion, I love fall (like every other Basic out there. Whoops). I love scarves and hot apple cider, crunchy leaves, chunky sweaters, and so much more. Heck, last ...