Black and Gold 30th Birthday

Hi, friends! It's already turning out to be a busy summer, but I'm happy to finally share photos from my birthday with you. I had so much fun planning, but really, it was a group effort - my husband and friends helped put all the details together ....more

Sneak peek and a an anniversary wish

Hi, friends - I've been away for a while, busy with work and life, but I will be back! In the meantime, here is a sneak peek of my black and gold-themed 30th birthday, but more importantly... Happy 2 years, Mr ....more

I'll be back

via Hi, friends. I know I've been absent the past couple of weeks, but truth be told, I just haven't had the time to blog or be a good blogger friend. I'm going to give myself some time to get my schedule a bit more balanced, and when that happens, I'll be back! ...more

Life lately

Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Lately, I have been laying low as I get over a nasty cold, enjoying fresh flowers from James, and watching House of Cards and the Olympics pretty much every night ....more

London calling

via I referenced a while back that I had something exciting in the works and I'm excited to finally share it with you... I will be starting an Executive Master's in Management program at the London School of Economics (LSE) in August! It's a part-time module-based program with 1-2 weeks of all-day classes at a time (vs ....more

Beating the winter blues with colorful workout gear

This Chicago winter has been so cold and so long that I pretty much want to hibernate until summer. Sticking to a workout regimen can be incredibly difficult in freezing temps and sloppy weather, but as cheesy as it sounds, having bright, colorful gear and workouts you can get excited about just might help you beat the winter blues and stick to your exercise goals. Personal Training with Jackie | Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30 | Nike shoes | Yoga mat | Dumbbells | Water bottle | Hair ties | Headband | Yoga towel ...more


via Hi, friends! Sorry for my absence, but between work and a few days off, I haven't had a chance to write....more

Ski weekend gear

We're headed to Mammoth this week for a ski weekend with friends and I can't wait. I'm looking forward to hitting the the slopes during the day and cozy nights with good friends. My packing list looks something like this ....more

A cause to care about

I'm just under the wire, but I didn't want the month to end without touching on a subject I'm passionate about. January is Human Trafficking Prevention month and I hope to help spread awareness about this very real problem. While it is a global issue, you might be surprised to learn that human trafficking and modern-day slavery exists in our home states, in our cities, and sometimes, in our own neighborhoods - human trafficking was reported in all 50 states last year ....more

Stylish sneakers

Did you see the pretty sneakers featured at the Chanel Spring 2014 Couture show? As a tall girl who also has little stamina when it comes to painful heels, I love the idea of pairing stylish sneakers with an outfit. Below are some of my favorites, but first, don't forget to enter the Henry and Belle skinny jeans giveaway (here)! ...more