The 5 beauty products you NEED this summer

The 5 beauty products you NEED this summer

It’s finally warm, which means it’s time to lather on the sunscreen and chap-stick and head for the sun. I rounded up a few of my choices for maintaining that summer glow, not summer sweat! BeeSpa, hand and foot cream. $29.99 Whether you’re an active gardener, hiker, yogi or professional beach lounger, your hands and … Continue reading

May Wish List

May Wish List

Here’s a preview of the products I’m hoping to score this spring: 1. Theodora and Callum Scarf, $175. The print and color is so versatile, and I’m a sucker for any light blue and orange combo. 2. Timex ‘Originals’ mesh watch, $80. I’ve been after a new watch with a metal band for some time now, … Continue reading

Mother’s Day Gifts

Mother’s Day Gifts

You’ve got two weeks, no time, and no gift. Oh no. Fear not friends, I’ve done the shopping for you and compiled my finds into this handy Mother’s Day gift-guide. Green Goddess For your green-thumbed ma who’s never caught without her gardening gloves.   Print: Minted // Plant mister: Jayson Home // Gardening tools: Amara // … Continue reading

Spring trend: Baseball hat + giveaway!

Spring trend: Baseball hat + giveaway!

I was thrilled to receive the opportunity to customize my own baseball hat from 9th & Elm, who specialize in custom and monogrammed goods, jewelry and clothing. It’s perfect for spring and summer and the classic navy blue with white lettering will go with almost anything. I paired my cap with a spring midi-lenght skirt, … Continue reading

Spring outfit: Pastel pink

Spring outfit: Pastel pink

The drab winter days called for bright whites and pastel pinks. I paired a rosy cocoon sweater with a white peplum top, white jeans and a cool necklace to dress up my casual look. Buttery leather shoes tied my entire look together, but white sneakers could work, too. And then I took my look to DreamDry, where … Continue reading

Buy this or ELSE + giveaway!

Buy this or ELSE + giveaway!

 One of my favorite things is when a store ties a social mission into their business. UncommonGoods is a Brooklyn based online boutique that carries a healthy stock of unique, often handmade gifts, useful gadgets and quirky barware. The retailer’s objective is an eclectic mix, it’s main focus is to support local artists, but also carry environmentally conscious products. From working with charities to … Continue reading

Spring trend: White lace dress

Spring trend: White lace dress

My spring dress is a dainty white lace number, which is inspired by the collections from Erdem, Marchesa and Chloe. I love the bohemian, cool-girl vibe of the lace and when paired with the right accessories, lace can go from proper to tough. I searched high and low for a ready-to-wear dress that was stylish, … Continue reading

Four trends to try this season

Four trends to try this season

Shirking fashion isn’t what I’m about this season, despite the cold and blustery weather. Instead, I vowed to purchase more fleece-lined tights (seriously, they’re SO warm), cute winter boots and trendy items like the ones below. I can’t get enough of the graphic sweaters and flannel plaid shirts, plus a boyfriend cardigan is an excellent … Continue reading

Local Look: Greenheart Shop

Local Look: Greenheart Shop

See my latest fashion column in Chicago newspaper, RedEye, about eco-friendly boutique Greenheart Shop, located in Old Town. I chose a cozy, over-sized knit sweater and sturdy leggings to keep me warm all season. Local Look: Greenheart Shop