Lilac Sweater

Lilac Sweater

I have been wearing this Loft sweater on repeat since I got it last month! I love the color, I adore the puff sleeves, and the buttons elevate this sweater a couple notches. I have worn this sweater to work, to church, and out to dinner. You can see here I paired it with flared jeans but it would also look adorable with skinny jeans or the spanx leather skinny pants. I also love that this sweater could easily be dressed up by pairing it with a skirt (this faux leather one would be adorable) and heels.

The best part is… this sweater is on sale right now! The lavender color I have (and the heather grey color) are both are $54.99 BUT if you us the code JOY at checkout you will get 50% off and free shipping. And they also have it in a beautiful bright blue ($60.00 and 50% off & free shipping with the code JOY) color too.

Leopard Cardigan

Leopard Cardigan

I love a good cardigan and this one is my favorite one at the moment, between the leopard print and how soft it is – this is a dream! Unfortunately this exact one (from the Caitlin Covington x Pink Lily line) is all sold out, but they have a number of similar cardigans though. This one is the most similar to the one I am wearing in the post, I love the colors. Other similar ones are linked here, here, and here.

I love how cardigans are so easy to dress up for dinner out or to throw on over sweats to stay warm at home! What’s your favorite way to wear a cardigan?

Thanksgiving Outfits

Thanksgiving Outfits

It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving is next week! We have our table ready, the menu done, and now we are working on outfits! This outfit that I am wearing here is all old and from my closet, but it totally gives me Thanksgiving vibes. If you still need something to wear for the holiday – no need to worry… Amazon to the rescue! You are guaranteed to get these pieces with plenty of time between now and then, and they are extra cute!

leopard mini * green tie waist * ruffle sleeve * tiered tunic * long apricot * sweater dress * burnt orange * jumpsuit

What are you planning on wearing for the upcoming holiday?!

(Faux) Leather Season

(Faux) Leather Season

Fall is the start of (faux) leather season, and I always love adding a piece or two to my wardrobe each year. This year I bought this faux leather skirt from Loft and I love it. I would recommend sizing down if you are between sizes and want it a bit more fitted. I am usually a solid size small and could have easily gotten the x-small in this skirt. Right now this skirt is 30% off with the code FESTIVE which bring is from almost $70 to under $50!

Aside from being adorable, I love that I could wear it with sneakers to run around town, dress it up with boots or booties (like I did here) for a holiday party, or even wear it with a pair of mules to work. Is the paperbag waist not your thing? Not to worry, Loft has another faux leather skirt that will be available soon!

Want more faux leather? See some other options I’ve found below!

headband * belted top * jacket * gloves * joggers * dress

Kelly’s Family Photos: Fall 2021

Kelly’s Family Photos: Fall 2021

I’ve said it before, I love getting family photos taken. We love our photographer, Shelly, and have been using her for years – if you are local to Chicago and are in need of a photographer, I highly recommend her!

Outfit Details:
Me: romper (sold out but here is a similar), booties (almost sold out so here is a similar pair), earrings
Rob: button down, jeans, belt, shoes
Hunter, Grayson, & Preston: button down, slacks, belt, shoes

Here are some of my favorites from our session together.

Fall Essentials: This or That Part 5

Fall Essentials: This or That Part 5

This is our final week of this or that for fall essentials! We had fun doing with with you and seeing what you like most. So this weeks this or that… do you prefer OTK boots or knee high boots? This one is hard for me because I wear both all the time, just depending on my mood for that day.

I love how slipping on a pair of boots elevates even the simplest outfit. For this outfit I am wearing a simple grey cropped sweater, mine is old, linking similar here without the v-neck, here in a light blue one with buttons, here in a pretty cream color, and here in a basic black sweater. I paired my sweater with a pair of white skinny jeans (that are on sale right now for close to $50 from their original price of $90) and my YSL bag.

2021 version of these boot here * similar here
similar here and here

Which type of boots do you gravitate towards?

Fall Essentials: This or That Part 4

Fall Essentials: This or That Part 4

Are you a cardigan girl or a sweater lover? Michelle is a sweater girl 100% of the time, where as I go back and forth.

similar cardigan (here too) * tank * jeans * similar espadrilles * bag
sweater * jeans * similar espadrilles * bag

Both of these outfits would work for the same type of day, you could easily wear them both running errands, to a child’s game on the weekend, to the park, etc. The joy of a cardigan is that if you get warm throughout the day you can always take it off and still be comfortable. But the sweater gives a more polished vibe.

Which do you tend to wear?

Fall Essentials: This or That Part 3

Fall Essentials: This or That Part 3

This week’s fall essentials this or that – we are comparing jackets! Are you a jean jacket lover or a blazer girl? I definitely go back and forth between the two depending on my mood and the occasion. That being said, if I had to decide, I would go with a denim jacket!

blazer is old LC by Lauren Conrad but here is the most recent version * similar
denim jacket * pink tank is old similar here & here * similar white skinnies * ysl bag

What is your go-to light weight jacket? Denim? Blazer? Something different? Let us know!

Lulu’s Wedding Guest Dresses

Lulu’s Wedding Guest Dresses

I am heading out of town this weekend for a wedding in North Carolina. It will be so nice to spend the weekend at the beach, celebrating with family and friends! As I was looking for dresses, I kept coming back to the Lulu’s website – they have such great choices and at such great prices! I figured I would show you all a little Lulu’s wedding guest dress try on haul to give you some inspiration for upcoming weddings you might have.

This first dress is adorable and not a style I typically gravitate towards, but I love it! There is currently a waitlist for this dress but I found a similar one here. I love how the forest green color is appropriate to wear year round. The cut out in the front adds an elegant flare to the dress and the larger keyhole cut out in the back is a stunner.

The second dress I got, I have already worn to a wedding we had a couple weeks ago. This one might be my favorite! This vibrant red orange color is perfect for the autumn season. It is comfortable, flattering, and easy to dance in! The only thing that is hard about this dress … tying the gorgeous bow in the back. I have to say, it is possible to do it on your own but I would highly recommend having someone there (who is good at tying pretty bows) to do it for you. When I wore this dress, I received so many compliments – it is a beauty – and at under $60, it’s a no brainer!

This final dress is the one that I am wearing this weekend. Although this light blue color that I purchased is sold out, there are many other colors available. I love the navy blue option, the forest green color is also pretty, and you can never go wrong with a little black dress! Once again, the back of this dress is beautiful and the lace detail throughout is amazing!

There were SO many options at Lulu’s, these were just three favorites of mine. If you are in need of great quality, adorable dresses that won’t break the bank – head to Lulu’s! You won’t regret it! Which look is your favorite?!

Fall Essentials: This or That Part 2

Fall Essentials: This or That Part 2

We’re here with Part 2 this week. This next trend is a bit more debatable than last week’s skinny vs flared jeans and I think I know where most people will stand on this – but that doesn’t make me any less excited about this new fall trend! This week, we have the same outfit but one with booties and the other with clogs!

In today’s post I’ve paired both pairs of shoes with a sundress but both could easily be worn with any type of denim (skinny, flared, cropped, etc), nicer slacks, or even leggings. Both shoes are equally as comfortable and I have spent an entire day teaching and running around in both pairs.

Will you be giving this shoe trend a try this fall?!