Hi, friends! It’s been a while since I’ve done an Instagram roundup for you all, so I wanted to pop on to chat about what I’ve been up to! Between work, travel, holidays, and time with friends and family, the past few months have been CRAZY! But of course, the crazy never stops. And truthfully, that’s just the way I like it.
During the day, I work in PR and we have had an exciting past few months, full of long to-do lists and lots of events, but it has been a wonderful, very rewarding past few months.
I’ve gotten to see my family quite a bit between Mother’s and Father’s Days and a few trips into the city from my parents. I am so lucky to have my family live just outside the city, and while the commute isn’t entirely easy, it is quite doable, and I love taking advantage of that.
For someone who lives across the country, I’ve also gotten to see my Ilir quite a bit – lucky me! As a college football coach, he certainly doesn’t have a normal 9-5 job, and definitely doesn’t have a normal vacation policy – ha! In between spring ball and camps during the spring and summer are his slower times, which lets him travel to visit me a bit more. We are taking advantage of this time now because fall hits and its 24/7 for about five months.
Things are even more busy around here because in just a week, I am heading to go visit Ilir this time in South Carolina for a week long vacation and I could NOT be more excited. You already know I have every outfit picked out, an itinerary made, and plans in the works.
I am extra excited about this trip because not only do I get to spend a week with my sweet guy, but I also get to work with some incredible brands during my trip! And thankfully, Ilir is a huge support and a tremendous help, so we will be creating some pretty fun content while we are traveling around. Stay tuned for more on where we are headed!
Okay, let’s jump into the ‘grams!
I’ve never met an off the shoulder top that doesn’t slinky up to your neck when you just slightly move your arm until this one… I know you know exactly what I’m talking about. One move the wrong way and your off the shoulder top is a turtleneck. But let me tell ya, this top’s ruching truly saves the day. Sold. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Shop the top here.
Can’t get enough of this sweet little ruffled plaid top that is the perfect piece for spring, summer, and fall! Plus, it is on CRAZY sale right now.
Read all about it and shop it here. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
‘Tis the season for sunscreen! This under $15 purchase is my absolute favorite facial sunscreen that works so well on my sensitive, acne-prone skin.
Shop it here.
Read about my current skincare lineup here and current makeup lineup here.
Read all about the best and worst types of light for your skin here.
Are you over the Royal Wedding yet? Because I promise you I’m not… Had a little viewing party with these tasty bites to the left to celebrate that sweet day. Can’t get enough of royal Netflix shows that are on serious repeat STILL for me.
Lucky to have had such a fun Windy City weekend with this guy over Memorial Day weekend!
If you haven’t read our love story, head on over here to read all about how we met.
Living for (and in) little wrap dresses this summer. Loving the ease and comfort of my favorite dress trend of the season. I rounded up my favorites under $50 and $100.
Check out the post here.
I feel so lucky every single day to live in this beautiful city! Stay tuned (and sign up for emails to the right so you don’t miss out) because I have an exciting Chicago post coming to the blog in not too long.
This month, I worked with Neutrogena to share the best and worst types of light for your skin.
Check it out and learn how you can protect your beautiful skin here.
Love exploring cute little places around my neighborhood! Stopped into Glaze Teriyaki and got these delicious bowls.
Chicago ladies – where are your favorite spots to eat in Lakeview?
The tan faux suede moto jacket you have seen on SERIOUS repeat this season… Chatting more about it over in one of my recent style posts.
Read all about it here.
Had so much fun with my blogging gal pal, Rachel of The Sass Room, at the Refinery29 + Rimmel Beauty Bash.
Check out event snaps in my Instagram Story Highlights.
By popular request, I just hit publish on my first meal-prepping post! I was so surprised by how many of you had said you wanted more recipes and food-related content, but I’m not complaining!! Your girl LOVES this stuff and I’m so happy to know you love it too!
Check out my favorite meal prepping tip along with two of my best recipes here.
Give a girl ruffles, blush tones, neutrals and light wash denim and she can conquer the world. I think that’s how it goes?
Shop similar moto jackets here.
So much new and exciting content coming to the blog over the coming weeks and months! From exciting partnerships to guides on my favorite topics, I have so much in the works for you all! Don’t miss a thing and sign up for emails on the side bar. Plus you’ll get some happy mail in your inbox everyone other week that you can’t find anywhere else on the blog.