Celebrating Early Spring

Celebrating Early Spring

Fashion lovers, rejoice! Pink is back! Over the weekend we almost had 70 degrees in Chicago which really is a rarity considering it’s only February! And what’s a better way than to celebrate it with your favorite checkered chic crop top and skirt set?!



I found this amazing red and pink wall by accident when I took my oldest dog, Cali for a walk. I honestly have no idea how I’ve never seen it before since it’s literally walking distance from my house. This past weekend my family and I spent a lot time outdoors, from the beach to the play ground with our son Kingston. If you follow me on Instagram you’ve probably seen my Insta stories. It really was a fantastic weekend except for the (minor) contractions I’ve had Friday night. However, I’m glad that they were only minor…Baby J is still happily kicking inside of me.

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So, here I am celebrating early Spring…I’m so excited for this weather! It’s such a great reminder that Baby J is only a few weeks away until we can finally hold him in our arms. What are you most excited about Spring?!


As always, thanks much for reading & have a wonderful Monday!






  1. Nancy
    February 20, 2017 / 1:29 AM

    Beautiful! Yeah, how could you have missed that wall!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

  2. February 20, 2017 / 5:12 AM

    What a darling, girlie and sweet dress!! The weekend weather was amazing, but you, my dear, are the most amazing!! Love the vintage feel of this….Beautiful as Ever!! xo

  3. February 20, 2017 / 6:25 AM

    Sooo beautiful and feminine, dear V.! I love pink and loooved your shows and skirt, and the wall, how sweet is that? So nice that you found it and it’s a walking distance from your home! I loved the name of your dog ๐Ÿ™‚ Cali is really cool ๐Ÿ™‚ You really look stunning and very happy and I am glad that the contractions were just minor – and in a few weeks you will have Baby J in your arms! Dad and Kingston will also be very glad, I cannot wait to read about it, no joke! Wishing you a great week, dear V., enjoy the last weeks of pregnancy! Hugs and kisses!

  4. February 20, 2017 / 6:56 AM

    Yes to all the pink! This dress, those shoes…both are just perfect for this beautiful weather! I hope you enjoyed the weekend and have a great start to the week, Vanessa!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde’s Moment

  5. Cora
    February 20, 2017 / 7:24 AM

    You look so fabulous on that dress…How can you say your pregnant, you cannot say on that dress..
    And the shoes, love it… Have a good start in a week..

  6. February 20, 2017 / 8:02 AM

    Love this dress on you and those heels are fabulous!!! Need them in my closet. I would be SO excited to find a pink wall right by my house, haha! Have a great week!

    xo, Steph

  7. February 20, 2017 / 8:15 AM

    I LOVE this outfit Vanessa! the pink is so pretty and your shoes are so cute ๐Ÿ™‚
    naghmeh lesani

  8. February 20, 2017 / 9:46 AM

    I am so excited for this whole look really-omg what a great find-you know I love especially in pink!

    Thinking Spring thoughts with you!

  9. February 20, 2017 / 10:31 AM

    That pink wall is too perfect! So are the shoes and the dress for that matter. The photo with your shoes is just too fun. I hope your week is off to a wonderful start babe!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  10. February 20, 2017 / 10:43 AM

    You are just the cutest! This colour is so great on you! I am so in love with your pom pom heels too!
    x Emily

  11. February 20, 2017 / 11:16 AM

    Well you’re lucky to be in Spring, I thought we were too in Berlin because last week we saw blue skies, I was warm in my winter coat aber then the weekend came and the weather returned to being grey and freakn’ cold. Anyhoo, back to you, I looove the fresh romantic vibe of this pastel pink look on you. And those pom pom shoes- lets get the Spring party started, haha! Xx

  12. February 20, 2017 / 11:34 AM

    When I saw these walls on your Insta-stories I was hoping you’d do a shoot there soon…they are everything!
    LOVE, those shoes, they are just too darn cute!
    You look fabulous, my friend!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily๏ปฟ

  13. February 20, 2017 / 12:28 PM

    This is such a girlie, feminine, fun look V! I loooove pink too!
    I still can’t believe this weather! I just want to be outside all the time!
    Glad to hear everything’s great with you and your fam!
    Have a great week ahead!

  14. February 20, 2017 / 1:47 PM

    This weekend the weather was amazing. I loved it! You look so pretty in this outfit. It’s always interesting when you find something new or something you just didn’t notice before in your area. That pink wall was a perfect backdrop.

  15. February 20, 2017 / 2:26 PM

    Pink is totally your color, Vanessa! The weather has been so nice lately. Both my dog and I have been wanting to go on so many walks =)

    Edye | http://gracefulcoffee.com

  16. February 20, 2017 / 3:51 PM

    Happy Monday beautiful! You always look so pretty in pink! And how cute is that wall. I’m glad you got to spend some quality time with your family this weekend and enjoyed the nice weather. Talk about spring temps ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you have a great week ahead!

    xo, jackie

  17. February 20, 2017 / 4:12 PM

    You look so gorgeous hun, you are glowing! Hope you have a lovely Monday too xx

  18. February 20, 2017 / 5:07 PM

    Oh my goodness those heels are so cute!! And the dress too. Love the look in front of that wall. Perfect colors! And you are one more week closer to your new addition…so exciting!:) Glad all is well.:)


  19. February 20, 2017 / 5:16 PM

    Vanessa, you look so darling! You know I love pink, and this pink spring dress is the perfect way to celebrate! You look so lovely and are absolutely glowing!


  20. February 20, 2017 / 5:20 PM

    Oh, Vanessa this is such an adorable outfit and pink looks very beautiful on you. I am ready for spring so this put me right in the mood, lucky for you to have great weather. Charming photography as well. x/Madison

  21. February 20, 2017 / 6:14 PM

    Loved the entire look! You are looking so beautiful and glowing! Happy Monday indeed…


  22. February 20, 2017 / 6:39 PM

    That wall is fabulous! I love this beautiful spring look on you!

  23. February 20, 2017 / 11:38 PM

    Gorgeous outfit choices for NYFW! I love the graphic tees, they are both stylish and empowering, and I love seeing this trend taking off! Also, the Oscar de la Renta look is absolutely stunning and so feminine http://www.bagshowtop.com/

  24. February 21, 2017 / 4:42 AM

    Pink and gingham and fluffy pom poms on shoes, you are so fun m’dear! I love the location of the shoot as well.
    Have a Stylin’ Day!
    Much Love, Karen
    [Style Smorgasbord] [bloglovin’]

  25. February 21, 2017 / 9:39 AM

    You look so beautiful in pink, my friend, I love this checkered set and those adorable pom pom pumps, they look so good paired with the set! I know! The weather was absolutely gorgeous and we spent most of it outdoors, too. It has since dipped a bit, but I’ve been eyeing the forecast and it’s supposed to creep back up again and I’m really excited about that! I’m most excited about our baby joining our family too this summer! So, when the warm weather comes around, it makes me that much more excited, too; I can very much relate! Thanks so much for sharing, beautiful, and I hope you’re having a wonderful start to your week so far!



  26. February 21, 2017 / 9:57 AM

    You look fabulous in pink dear Vanessa! Such a great shirt and top set!

    Ich wรผnsche dir alles Gute und hoffe Baby geduldet sich noch ein bisschen…

  27. February 21, 2017 / 11:06 AM

    I cannot wait for spring! It can’t get here soon enough. ๐Ÿ™‚ And how cute are you in white + pink?! Those heels are amazing!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  28. Tamara
    February 21, 2017 / 12:14 PM

    You’re looking more and more beautiful Vanessa! Pink really suits you and your hair color!


    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

  29. February 21, 2017 / 6:50 PM

    Such a fun outfit, V! And I just love the contrast against that bright wall. Where in Chicago was this shot?!

    xx, Amy

  30. February 21, 2017 / 9:38 PM

    Such a pretty outfit. I love the print of the dress.

  31. Monika
    February 22, 2017 / 11:26 AM

    The weather really has been lovely! It was supposed to be low sixties but ended up being higher than that and almost 70 too. Also – isn’t is greta when you find gems like that pink wall by your home? There are so many places in our own backyards that are perfect for a photo op we just might not realize it.


    Violet Roots || Instagram

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  33. Heidi
    February 26, 2017 / 5:59 PM

    Such stunning photos Vanessa! Its been quite a mild winter and last weekend was amazing. I can’t wait for spring!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

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