Tory Burch “Perry” Leather Tote in Light Oak
I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect tote bag for months, and finally found “the one” in this beauty. The petal pink is the ideal neutral and the interior cell phone pocket means far fewer panicked “I lost my phone” moments (you all know exactly what I’m talking about).
Splendid Mediterranean Maxi Dress
I live in dresses in the summer and this one is comfortable (how does Splendid get their cotton to be so soft?!) and stylish with the bold eye-catching print. Plus, it’s easily dressed up with wedges (for a backyard wedding) or down with flats (for weekend margs at Big Star).
Society Social Beverly Palm Print Pillow
Like the rest of the world, I’m really digging the whole palm and banana leaf thing right now. These pillows would look amazing on the pair of vintage French armchairs in my dining room!
Giambattista Valli for MAC Lipstick in “Tats”
I rarely leave the house in the summer without applying a bright lip and am obsessed with this juicy hot pink (and the chic packaging).
I’ve made a huge effort to cook at home more this year and discovered that for me, the biggest barrier to doing so is the meal planning and grocery shopping. Enter Blue Apron. I get all of the ingredients and recipes for three meals a week, delivered right to my door. Not only does this save me time, it forces me to try awesome new recipes.
Alexis Russell Organic Hoop Earrings in Rose Gold
I typically wear a pair of my standard studs but after seeing my aunt in these lightweight hoops, I may be changing my ways!
Sonix Phone Cases
I’m not one to change my iPhone case often, but as soon as I stumbled upon these cute cases I had Siri take me to the website. I guess it’s a good day when the hardest decision you have to make is “Rosè or Bahama?”
Tory Burch Beacher Gingham Espadrilles
After a long search for casual summer kicks, I found these at the mecca of footwear: Nordstrom Rack (North Ave. location, holla!). Aside from the classic gingham print, the best part about these espadrilles is that they’re super lightweight. Ideal for days bopping from brunch to the beach.
Tiffany ‘Blair’ Shoulder Bag
Is turning 25 in June enough justification to drop stacks on this timeless bag?
BCBG Jeanna Crewneck Long-Sleeve Dress
I love a swing-y summer tunic but struggle to find one that steers clear of mumu territory. The perfect balance of fitted and flowy, this BCBG dress was my first purchase on a recent spontaneous trip to Westfield Old Orchard.
“Sunglasses & Mimosas” Tee
I’m all about a graphic tee, especially one that advertises two of my summer essentials.
Now that it’s officially spring, I am currently lusting over any bright printed clutch, like the safari-patterned Lizzie Fortunato bag. Bags like this add perfect pop of color to any outfit!
“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”
There is nothing quite like a Netflix binge after a long day at work, and I cannot get enough of Tina Fey’s new show Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. I find myself laughing at every line, each character is weirder than the next, and it’s perfect.
Warby Parker “Reilly” Sunnies
I have always been a huge Warby Parker fan, but recently discovered their newest sunglass options and am in love. Not only are they chic and well-made but they don’t break the bank, so there’s no buyer’s remorse.
Acme for J.Crew Home Accessories
I love a good brand collaboration, and this Acme for J.Crew partnership provides chic home goods for both hosting and gifting. The “Acme Party Box” containing Bubble Cocktail glasses is on the top of my list!
Bobbi Brown Limited-Edition Mini Eye Palette
I have to admit, I am quite brand loyalist when it comes to cosmetics. I love everything about Bobbi Brown’s brand and products. Aside from the everyday essentials, I am currently all about the limited-edition Mini Eye Palette. It has a mix of sparkly hues and neutrals, making it perfect for day to night!
I recently signed up for Thrive Market and excited to make my first purchase! It is the perfect place to buy my healthy foods and products so I can save money for other necessary items!
Ilia Beauty Multi-Stick in Tenderly
I love a pink color to brighten up my face during the doldrums of winter in Chicago. Ilia has become one of my new favorite brands that I picked up at Arch Apothecary in Old Town.
This spring is filled with bridal showers, weddings, and parties. A fun cocktail dress is the perfect statement for any of these occasions. I love the embroidered details on this number!
Tieks in Mint
I know I am a little behind on the craze for these but they are definitely going on my spring wish list. There are so many colors to choose from; I want them all!
I am in the process of making my wedding registry and have found that I’m drawn to monogrammed EVERYTHING. A monogrammed bed just takes the room to a whole new level.
This isn’t necessarily a new obsession but I feel like my addiction to the whimsical jewelry company and DIY website has only increased in 2015. I recently treated myself to my very first knuckle ring, a simple yet extremely necessary purchase.
Henry’s Swing Club
Girls’ night out? First date? Late-night hangout? With its great food and cocktails, fun rock-tinged atmosphere, and pool tables, it’s perfect for just about any occasion!
Vasanti Kajal Rose Gold Eye Pencil
I got a sample of this in my Birchbox last month and I’ve worn it almost every day since! It is a great addition to my simple cat eyeliner and red lip combo, and a subtle sparkle for a new year.
“Hindsight” on VH1
Anyone who knows me knows that I am a veritable TV ADDICT. Yes, the caps are necessary because I may have a problem. My new favorite soapy hit? “Hindsight” on VH1, where Olivia from “She’s The Man” turns back time and travels to the ‘90s. Yeah, this has me written all over it.
Chiberia temps (and my altogether laziness) have made me a food delivery junkie. I recently discovered this app that delivers from some of my favorite restaurants in the city (Mana Food Bar, looking at you), and it has pretty pictures, to boot. SOLD!