Friday Five: 5 Steps to Make the Perfect Flower Arrangement

the perfect floral bouquet

Friday Five is back! After a 2 week hiatus thanks to the biggest shopping event of the year – the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale – we are back on track with this fun little Friday series! Today’s topic is something I feel like every girl wishes she was better at: arranging flowers. So I asked Miss Daisy to share 5 easy tips for creating the perfect floral bouquet.Read More

Red Suede Flats and a Pink Crossbody

*This post was sponsored by ECCO x Zappos but all thoughts and opinions are my own!

Ecco Pointy Ballerina red suede flats with a Rebecca Minkoff Angeles dress.

Pointed Red Ballerina Flats | Blush Pink Leather Bag

After wearing boots for the last 5 months, last week was the first week I wore these red flats to work! It’s finally getting warmer in Chicago. Although I’ve given up hope on this city ever being LA warm, at least I’m not covered in layers! It’s amazing how different it is. You don’t realize it until you’re in a different climate (for an extended period of time)!

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A Blue Shirtdress and Spring Accessories

a blue shirtdress and GiGi New York's new Hannah carry all bag.

Blue Striped Shirtdress | Jayla Tan Heels (on sale!) | The Hannah Almond Carry All | White Sunglasses | Gold Cuff | Lipstick in ‘Raspberry’ 

Can you tell how freezing I am in these photos? Matt (AKA my Instagram Husband) always has some pretty interesting commentary during our shoots. Sometimes it makes me laugh and other times I am just taken aback. Sometimes he delivers some insightful feedback and other times he comments on something that is painstakingly obvious. Let me set the stage for this shoot…

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March Instagram Round Up (14 Outfits)

With one day left in the month, it’s time for another Instagram round up! I’m moving it up a day because I’m starting to love the Friday Five series that I’ve been doing at the end of every week. They are quick, easy to read posts which I think everyone can agree suits the Friday mood. It lets me share products and trends that I love in a more casual way. It’s just really fun. If you have any requests, I’m all ears!

If February’s round up indicated it was the month of blush, this month was all about flowers and the beach. Everyone’s mind is clearly on spring (and spring break)! Looks like last week’s post on the cutest sunglasses could not have been timed better! Sunshine is ahead! No matter how difficult that is to believe for us east coast and midwest girls…

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Who doesn’t love a flower field? Apparently, people in Chicago don’t know what they even are. My coworkers told me that there were no flower fields here, only corn fields… figures. This little white dress definitely flatters and would be a great piece to wear if you’re a bride to be! Either that or you just have a really amazing tan. And no one needs to know it came from a bottle. I linked to a few of other favorite LWDs too!

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White Leather and Fresh Flowers

Jenna Colgrove wearing a white leather jacket with a blush leather tote bag.

White Moto Jacket | Grey Henley (sooo obsessed!) | Skinny Jeans (under $60) | Indigo Peep Toe Booties ($53) | Live Fashionable Tote (coming in this color soon!) | Pink Sunglasses 

If I keep buying flowers, spring will come faster, right? As much as Matt rolls his eyes when I get lost in Trader Joe’s flowers, I can’t help it. After arranging flowers for my sister’s bridal shower, I completely understand why people become florists. It’s incredibly therapeutic and the results are gorgeous! I mean, show me an ugly bouquet. You can’t.

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