I Love You for Sentimental Reasons

This afternoon, my darling and I got coffee and drove down to the park where we got married.
We said our "I Do's" right in front of that little white gazebo.
This beautiful brick path surrounded by trees was the aisle I walked down to marry the best man I know!
This park is only about 5 minutes from our apartment, but somehow we don't go there that often.
So every visit is special and sentimental.

Shirt: c/o Glamorous UK, Slip dress: Free People, Boots: ALDO, Headband: Handmade

THIS GUY! I love him dearly.
For Sentimental Reason by Nat King Col on Grooveshark
Happy Thursday!
Do something sweet & sentimental tonight, k?



Here are a few photos from last week.
There's been lots of sewing and hanging out and coffee drinking.
The best kind of life ;)

1. My favorite burger place in Chicago, Kuma's Corner.
2. Iced coffee & a new NYLON magazine.
3. Making pretty blue clothing tags.
4. My sewing station in our living room (and Casey peeking into the shot!)
5. Trying to go on morning/afternoon runs more often.
6. My sweet kiwi friend Rachel and my sister Kylie.
7. Sending out pretty packages.
8. Pink nails & a baby blue dress.

I hope you're all having a wonderful week!


ModCloth Blogger of the Moment!

Big news, big news!!
ModCloth has chosen me to be their Blogger of the Moment!!
I've been a fan of ModCloth for a couple years now, so it's such an honor to be chosen!
Here is the beautiful namesake dress they named after me. Isn't it just darling?! I adore it.

Dress: c/o ModCloth, Shoes: ALDO, Scarf & Belt: Thrifted

I couldn't be more excited!
And to my readers: thank you so much for supporting this blog of mine.
It means the world to me!

Oh, and here's a link to my 50 favorite items!


A Bright Summer!

I don't think there's such a thing as too much color in my life.
After recently dyeing my hair red, I find myself wanting to wear color even more!
You'd think it would have the opposite effect. Like my hair brings enough vibrancy to my clothes.
But no. I've been drawn to bright colors this summer, regardless of my bright new hair.

Dress & bunny ring: c/o ModCloth, Shoes: Kohls, Jacket: Cotton On, Hair bow: Hunter Gatherer

The next two days are unfortunately the last two I'll get to spend with my sister before she and her family leave for New Zealand.
Tim and I will be joining them mid-October. But it's gonna be a long 2 months.
Kylie and I have never been this far apart!

Anyway....awkward/funny story from last night:
I went out with some friends for a little farewell dinner for Ky.
I got to the restaurant first (alone...Tim was working)
and as I'm standing there a guy walks by and goes, "If I was him, I wouldn't stand you up."
To which I replied with an awkward giggle and "Thaaaanks..." Awkward, right?!
He just assumed that my date stood me up because I was standing there alone!
I quickly fumbled for my phone and pretended to get a text before he started talking to me.
People are so silly sometimes.
But it made for a good laugh/story once my friends got there.

Happy weekend!
Hopefully nothing awkward happens to you ;)


Sweet Home Chicago

Taking photos in a busy downtown location is pretty darn fun.
I'm so used to taking photos in a secluded area near my apartment,
so it was quite exciting snapping photos while families bustled by on a busy summer day.

This is what I wore on a lunch date with friends, followed by some shopping with my sister.
We hit up H&M, ZARA, Forever 21, and a few other favorites on Michigan Ave.
I truly love this city.

Shirt, skirt, shoes: Thrifted, Hat: Charlotte Russe, Purse: Aldo

Have any of you ever visited Chicago?
How do you think it compares to other big cities?

I hope you all have a perfect weekend!
A few of my friends are driving down from Wisconsin for a visit,
so it's gonna be loads of fun!


Shades of Summer

This week has been pretty darn wonderful!
The weather has been treating us kindly,
and I've been working on some new little projects that I'll be sharing soon
(those of you who follow me on Instagram have seen a sneak peek!).

I was lucky enough to receive a few lovely goodies in the mail from Sway Chic this week!
These floral high-waisted shorts are the cuuuutest little things, if I do say so myself.
And this leather necklace is pretty darn perfect.

Floral High Waisted Shorts: c/o Sway Chic, Leather & Chain Necklace: c/o Sway Chic,
Blouse: Thrifted, Wedges: Aldo

I honestly think I could wear floral every single day of my life.
It never gets old, in my opinion ;)

Well I hope you're all having a beautiful week.
The weekend is in sight, my friends!