top | tank | pantswedges | c/o necklace | cuff | sunglasses

It was a bit chilly in Chicago yesterday so I dug out my leather leggings and paired them with a tank and this over-sized button down from Milk & Honey. This button down is the perfect transitional piece to take you from summer to fall - it's really light and perfect for layering. It should be available on the M&H website tomorrow...once it is I will definitely post a link! I also just received this amazing shark tooth necklace from Margaret Elizabeth, who we will be hosting an giveaway with soon, so stay tuned! Although I'm not ready for summer to end just yet, the cool weather made me excited to get out my fall wardrobe! Has anyone started to fall shop yet?


Our Pre-Fall Favorites

Happy Monday, ladies! Hope your week is off to a great start - I decided to jet home (to Iowa) for a quick trip to celebrate my parents' birthdays. It's so nice to be home again, and can't wait for the celebrations this week! Today, we're sharing our favorite pre-fall finds with you - we know summer is still in full swing, but we have to admit, we're ready for fall! Sweaters, boots, and jackets - it's our favorite season. Are you ready for fall, or holding on to summer as long as possible? Xx

fringe jacket / booties /  plaid button down / striped sweater / backpack / oxfords / skirt

Color Crush: Nude

Happy Friday dolls! So glad the weekend is finally here - I have some exciting things planned! Tomorrow I'm going to the Simply Stylist fashion and beauty conference at the Dana Hotel on Saturday. It's going to be a fun day of brunching, networking, shopping and listening to speakers like Catt Sadler, Stephanie Mark, Wendy Nguyen and lots of other amazing ladies in the industry! Anyways onto the clothes above...lately I've really been into nude! I have two weddings coming up and I bought light pinkish/nude dresses for both of them. The color is so soft and feminine and looks great with a summer tan. I'm waiting for this crop top to get restocked in my size, I've been lusting over it for weeks! Xx

Date Night Dress

Hope you ladies are having a great week - it's almost the weekend, woohoo! We've had a super hectic week - we are redoing some things in our new home, so we've been back and forth between home and a hotel. Hotel living can be fun, but I'm ready to just be able to be at home and get settled! In the midst of it all, we still had time for a little mini date night - and I decided to wear this amazing dress from Nicole Miller's Artelier collection - it's sold out, but the skirt version is great as well - the beadwork and embroidery are so great! I paired it with my favorite Zara heels (similar here), old clutch from Gap (love this one), and some gold jewelry from Lana Jewelry, The Oxford Trunk, and Miansai. This is the perfect dress for so many occasions - date nights, weddings, bridal showers, bachelorette parties...the list goes on! I have a feeling I'll be wearing it non-stop this summer. Xx

dress: Nicole Miller Artelier c/o
clutch: Gap
sunnies + long necklace: The Oxford Trunk c/o
sandals: Zara
necklace: Lana Jewelry
bracelet: Miansai 
earrings: Far & Wide Collective c/o

Happy Birthday Somewhere, Lately!

Happy humpday ladies! It's hard to believe, but this little blog of ours turns ONE today! This year has flown by, and our blog has been such a source of happiness for us - thanks to YOU, our readers! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for reading our blog, sharing out photos, and commenting, it really means SO much to us! We want to know what you'd like to see more of in the next year? Please, please let us know! We can't wait to see what this year brings, kisses! Xx 


Hope you ladies are having an amazing week, we are finally getting back into the swing of things from the weekend. As bloggers, we tend to get caught up in the never-ending world of social media. We are constantly using technology...whether it's blogging, Instagramming, or checking in on our favorite blogs, it seems as if life revolves around a screen. Both of us have to agree, taking a break is essential to our sanity and creativity. smartwater has created an Instagram challenge (#lookupsweepstakes) to look up, and take quick tech breaks throughout the day. Be sure to follow smartwater on Instagram and enter the contest (you could win a free trip!).
As you know, I was recently on vacation, and all I could see was a blue sky over the lake, surrounded by blooming flowers. I'm not sure there's anything greater than being on vacation surrounded by beautiful views. I had to throw on my favorite floral bathing suit to enjoy time on the dock with friends. The flowers on my suit looked just like those surrounding the lake, it was the perfect outfit for a day under the sun. It was such a great change of pace from my everyday (hectic) life. 

Like Brooke, I was inspired to take a break from my busy city life and spend the day at one of my favorite parks just south of the city. The sky and water were so blue, I decided to mimic Mother Nature and threw on this maxi dress and purse. The day was spent with close friends, good food and amazing views of the city and lake. It's so easy to get caught up in life and forget to take a breather from "reality". Days like this are the ones I will never forget! 

This post was sponsored by smartwater through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While we were compensated to write a post about smartwater, all opinions are our own. 

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