10/29/14

playing with plaid

playing with plaid

So, let's be real when talking about plaid. As much as it kills me to say this (because I went plaid crazy and it even has its very own section in my closet)... It's very 2013.  However, there are still creative and stylish ways to integrate it into your 2014 wardrobe. One way to wear plaid is underneath a sweater, and more specifically- a cropped sweater. We are also still seeing plaid tied around your waist to add a hint of fall to a basic outfit. And last,  we are seeing plaid under vests. Now if only I could find a way to revive the Bears and Homeland in 2014. 

playing with plaid

playing with plaid

playing with plaid

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10/28/14

baby fashion 101

baby shoes

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neiman marcus baby

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splendid baby
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baby leggings

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10/27/14

Wedding Planning // Will you be my bridesmaid?

Wedding Planning // Will you be my bridesmaid?


Wedding Planning // Will you be my bridesmaid?
As part of my wedding planning I asked my Bridesmaids this weekend. I invited them to high tea at the Peninsula, and gave them little gift bags. Each bag included a poster collage of pictures of me and each girl, a monogramed makeup bag, {these} popular cozy winter socks, my favorite lotion, a really cute bridesmaid card I fond off etsy (which I personalized to each girl) and a few other little things. My mom helped with a lot of the details and decorations. She is all about the "little things" and although I constantly make fun of her for it, at the end of the day I really do appreciate her doing it all! After all, it's the little things that make big events so special! Anyone have any ideas where I should start looking for bridesmaids dresses? Attach links to ones you like in the comments section PLEASE! XOXO

Wedding Planning // Will you be my bridesmaid?

Wedding Planning // Will you be my bridesmaid?

Wedding Planning // Will you be my bridesmaid?

Wedding Planning // Will you be my bridesmaid?

Wedding Planning // Will you be my bridesmaid?

Wedding Planning // Will you be my bridesmaid?

Wedding Planning // Will you be my bridesmaid?



10/24/14

Friday Feature: Public Lives, Secret Recipes


I was featured on the blog Public Lives, Secret Recipes. Here was my snack/recipe! See the original {here












Ingredients:
 Supplies:
Prep Time: 15 minutes

Step 1:
combine one packet of Crystal Light with 8 cups of water in a pitcher

Step 2:
stir until completely mixed together

Step 3:
pour lemonade in the popsicle tray until full (for more variety add in gummy bears or another small, sweet treat!) 

Step 4:
cover popsicle tray & add in popsicle sticks

Step 5:
freeze for 6-8 hours or until completely frozen

Step 6:
enjoy!

Caitlin's Feature on me:

Get To Know Shanna:
As a recent college graduate, I am confident to say most people are lucky if they manage to graduate with a job secured. Shanna Lakin of Celebritized in Chicago however was fortunate enough to create her current job during her senior year of college. Four years later, Shanna is now moving to full-time with her blog that she started as an assignment for a communications class senior year at Indiana University. From fashion to food to relationship advice and a whole lot of Kristin Cavallari mixed into all those categories, Celebritized in Chicago is your one stop shop ultimate blog.

Where: Deerfield, IL --> Chicago, IL
Indiana University

Favorite Food: Hibachi, definitely.

Favorite Restaurant: AthenianRoom in Chicago.

Chef or Takeout: Well, I like baking a lot but I LOVE going to tons of new restaurants so I typically end up only cooking about once a week.

If you could have dinner with one person who would it be and where would you go: People are going to laugh but everyone who reads my blog knows I’m obsessed with Kristin Cavallari. It’s hard to choose where I would go…I don’t know, maybe Sunda?

Personal style icon: Kristin Cavallari or Rachel Zoe. Kristin dresses so simple and basic and is so naturally pretty so I’ve always sort of been obsessed with her. I guess both of them are designers now and they both know how to dress basic but still make a stylish statement with their outfits.

Favorite Store: Shopbop…that’s definitely where I get all my clothes. 


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