Sun Showers






Last weekend my husband, son and I went to Garfield Park’s Conservatory to see the 2015 Spring Show, called “Sun Showers”. It truly is beautiful. More than 200 yellow umbrellas hang from the glass ceiling, celebrating both the rain and sun that bring us hopeful spring flowers.

I was so inspired after our visit, and it reminded me how beautiful life is in general. I did take a few pictures, and I initially wanted to share some on my Instagram but my husband and I have the rule not to be on our cell phone’s during the weekend so, we can spend more quality time together. It is very important to us. It’s funny how much beauty we’re surrounded with, and yet people prefer looking down on their cell phones. Technology is evolving so quickly that many of us are barely aware of how our behavior is changing and how our most important relationships are threatened. My family is my life, and I never ever want technology replace what is “real” in my life.

For instance, the other day my family and I walked into a restaurant and we noticed a couple seated near us. And we noticed that this couple did not really enjoy this opportunity to be together, because one was patiently waiting for the other to stop texting. Once finished, the food came, they ate and left. No word has come out of their mouths. Sad and scary – and yet we see it so often. People replaced conversation with connectivity.

I recently read this amazing quote: “Anything that becomes a necessity has the ability to become an idol”. In other words, you can become so attached to your smartphone that it basically becomes the most important thing in your life: “If you can’t live without a gadget … throw it away. If a gadget is absorbing most of your leisure time … throw it away! Life is too short. Let’s not invest what little time we have in meaningless endeavors.” And yet – I heavily rely on social media especially as a blogger and entrepreneur – but I do remind myself that it’s not the most important thing in life. Our family, and our relationship to our heavenly father is the most important gift we have in life.

As always, thanks much for reading & have a wonderful, and hopefully a ‘cell phone less’ weekend!

Much love!


pink-lineDRESS: Chicnova c/o | SUNGLASSES: Illesteva via Neiman Marcus


Military Jacket






Call me winter sergeant! Today I’m wearing a military jacket from OBEY Clothing which I have paired with a fun, striped skirt, and a turtle neck sweater. The classic military jacket has always been my fashion item for the colder months, those green army jackets, either over-sized or fitted, are definitely my must-have clothing item for this season! They can be completely casual- worn over a tee, with leggings, jewelry and platforms, or glammed up with sequins, studs, chiffon, etc. There are so many flaps, zips, and buttons that make the jacket so fun, yet practical for winter.

As always, thanks so much for reading & have a fabulous day!

shopthepost12SWEATER: French Connection | JACKET: OBEY Clothing c/o | RING: OBEY Clothing c/o | BOOTIES: Sears | BEANIE: Forever21 (old, similar here) | SUNGLASSESIllesteva via Neiman Marcus


Floral Print Pants








Winter has officially started but it certainly doesn’t hinder me from embracing colors, and fun prints! Today I’m wearing a pair of pants that scream S P R I N G, from roses, peonies, lilies and daisies – but let’s face it: Flowers are the way to go to fool your mood with this unsettling weather!

As always, thanks so much for stopping by & have a great weekend! See you back here on Monday!

shopthepost12PANTS: OASAP c/o | TOP: OASAP c/o | SHOES: Nordstrom Rack (old, similar here) | SUNGLASSESIllesteva via Neiman Marcus | BRACLET: Tiffany & Co | WATCH: Daniel Wellington c/o | EARRINGS: OASAP c/o


BLS Styles x Black Friday Sale






I am so excited to share a look from BLS Styles today! BLS Styles is an online boutique for clothing and accessories which mission it is to provide stylish and affordable clothes.

 I am wearing their Baroque Patterned Sweater Dress with three quartered sleeves, and a beautiful ruffled bottom hem. This dress is so comfortable, and just perfect for colder days ahead! I’ve paired the dress with my favorite knee high boots (they keep my legs warm!), and tights.

 Are you looking for a comfy sweater dress?! If so, shop it HERE  – it’s currently on BLACK FRIDAY SALE for only $15 – included in the Black Friday Promotion is FREE SHIPPING and a FREE lip gloss! And it doesn’t stop here: Did you know that BLS Styles also provides styling services?! Hence if your wardrobe needs a few new pieces, or you want to re-work your current look, let them help you remix your wardrobe! Styling services are available for a onetime event, or on a more frequent basis. Feel free to email them at for more information.

 Happy Shopping!

 As always, thanks so much for reading & a BIG THANK YOU to BLS Styles for sponsoring this post!

shopthepost12DRESS: BLS Styles c/o | BOOTS: Steve Madden (last season, similar here) | TIGHTS: Banana Republic | HAT: Boohoo c/o | NECKLACE: T&J Designs c/o | BRACLET: Tiffany & Co | WATCH: Daniel Wellington c/o | | SUNGLASSESIllesteva via Neiman Marcus


Black & White






If there is one thing that makes a boring outfit more fabulous, well, that would be a dash of faux fur for me. I absolutely love adding a touch of faux fur into my wardrobe to add interest and texture without adding more pattern. My faux fur vest is by far my number one item during fall and winter because it’s the most perfect layering piece, and is easy to pop on over any sweater or even over a leather jacket for extra warmth and a touch of glamor!

As always, thanks so much for stopping by & have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved ones! See you back here on Friday!

shopthepost1VEST: NY (old, similar here for UNDER $30!) |  PANTS: Boohoo c/o | BOOTS: Steve Madden (last season, similar here) | HAT: Boohoo c/o | SUNGLASSES: Rayban | BLOUSE: Zac Posen via Target (sold out, similar here)