One Year Blog Anniversary







A year ago, I decided to embark on this entrepreneurial blogging journey. It’s been an amazing ride filled with many life lessons I never realized I’d learn. I am truly grateful for all of the opportunities I’ve been presented with, as well as building all these amazing friendships. I honestly, never imagined that I could inspire so many people by putting a few smiles on their faces. I’m all about encouraging one another, and this being said: I truly hope that my little space of mine – aka my blog – is a place of encouragement and happiness for you all. Where you are not only inspired by my outfit posts but you find a reason to smile and be happy.

I’m beyond grateful for all of YOU because you have not only encouraged me to strive for more, but you have encouraged me to start my own business as well. My jewelry designs have been so successful because of YOU, and I simply cannot THANK YOU all enough!

I also need to give a shout-out to my amazing husband and son. All of my pictures are taken by my husband, and my son is the reason why you see me smiling on my photographs. Yes, my blog is a family affair, and I would not want it any other way. They are my biggest fans and best friends (my boys just know how to make me feel special and beautiful every day).

Below are a few lessons I have learned being a blogger and entrepreneur. I hope you will find them helpful, as well as encouraging!

1. Don’t compare yourself to other bloggers, seriously. Find your own voice and style, and go for it! Comparing yourself to others will only discourage you and bring you down.

2. Don’t take rude comments to heart, and I must admit I had my struggles with this too. I participated in a contest once and faced some rude and hurtful comments from people who were cheering for “their” contestant instead. It was very silly and oh-so high school, but it did hurt. I had to learn to ignore it, and simply move on. And now the whole thing is long forgotten. All this negative energy was for nothing, and I’ve learned to never let this get to me again. Ever.

  1. Always be professional, and be nice to everyone. You really never know who you are going to run in hence a bad “rep” about you and your brand is a big “No, no”.
  1. Engage your followers and stay connected. This is the fun part, in my opinion. I LOVE getting to know you all! In fact, I found some of my best friends on social media.
  1. Last but not least…HAVE FUN!

As always, thank you for reading & for your continued support! It truly means the world to me!

PS: Graphic Image and I have an exciting coupon for YOU! Use springcontest at checkout and get 15% OFF your purchase (valid until 4/12!) + in YOUR honor I’m giving you FREE SHIPPING on my entire jewelry collection as well (valid until 4/12).

Much love!



DRESS: OASAP c/o | SUNGLASSES: Illesteva via Neiman Marcus | BRACELETS: What Would V Wear “Handmade With Love” Collection


Lace Peplum






After two seasons of dominating the runway and fast-fashion shops alike, there’s really no way to ignore the peplum this spring. They are ridiculously flattering (seriously, they make you look like Jessica Rabbit—va va voom!), so why not wear one?! I decided to wear my fitted OASAP peplum top over distressed denim for a fresh take on the ubiquitous tank/jeans/heels combo every other girl will be sporting on a night out. This outfit is just so effortless and oh-so-chic!

As always, thanks much for stopping by & have a fabulous weekend!

Much love!



JEANS: Choies c/o (ON SALE for $19.90!) | PEPLUM TOP: OASAP c/o | SUNGLASSES: Illesteva via Neiman Marcus | BRACELETS: What Would V Wear “Handmade With Love” Collection | SHOES: Target | HANDBAG: GiGi New York c/o


Plaid Shirt







Happy Friday, lovelies! So happy you stopped by! Today is all about plaids! I’ve been wanting a plaid shirt for the longest time because when you find a good one, it can stay in your wardrobe for years. But the comfy cozy must-have, doesn’t have to be causal.  Paired with faux leather pants, a blanket scarf (told you I was obsessed!) and some sassy heels – a plaid shirt creates a great look for a fun night out. What do you think of my look? Tell me in the comments.

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

shopthepost12SHIRT: OASAP c/o | PANTS: Bohme c/o (sold out, similar here) | SHOES: BCBG Heels via Marshalls (similar here) | SUNGLASSES: Illesteva via Neiman Marcus | EARRINGSKate Spade c/o | SCARF: Choies c/o


Tassel Scarf







Happy Wednesday, darlings! Glad you stopped by! Today I’m layering it up with my new tassel scarf from OASAP. Chicago has been somewhat mild this winter which allowed me play a bit more with fashion. Like today. I loved walking around in my tassel scarf (which is reversible & has pockets!!), and by the way, it’s funny, the older I become the more I love scarfs. A few years ago I was certainly not a scarf-addict but now it seems that I have a bit of problem because I already own six! It’s crazy – I just love, love, LOVE them! But who cares?! Even if they will become “old fashioned” later on – we do know that “What’s old fashioned will become really cool one day again right?”

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

Much love!

shopthepost12PANTS: Boohoo c/o (sold out, similar here) | SWEATER: French Connection | TASSEL SCARF: OASAP c/o (On SALE for $15.96!!) | SHOES: Forever21 (old, similar here & UNDER $100) | SUNGLASSES: Illesteva via Neiman Marcus | EARRINGSKate Spade c/o | HANDBAG: GIGI New York c/o | BRACELET: Lauren Hope c/o via Rocksbox | RING: OASAP c/o | HAT: Boohoo c/o (sold out, similar here)


NYE Lace Dress + GIVEAWAY!






Happy New Year’s Eve! With the beautiful weather we’ve had over the last couple of days I decided to dig out my summer dresses ONE more time before the brutal cold hits Chicago.

Fashion is a lot of fun when you have the freedom to be multifaceted, don’t you agree? I love getting up in the mornings because every day is different and gives you yet another opportunity to try something new…in this case pairing my blush lace dress with burgundy colored tights. Mixing these colors are so fun, and I truly never realized how amazing they actually look together (in my opinion, of course!).

What are your thoughts on this look?! I would love to hear from you!

PS: The lace dress is currently ON SALE for only $18.13 & be sure to enter my New Years Eve Giveaway below!


  Oasap and I have teamed up to give a chance to win a SCARF OF YOUR CHOICE! It’s super easy to enter:

1. Click on the picture and pick your favorite scarf!

2. Create an account at HERE.

3. Share your favorite scarf with the Team at Oasap by leaving your email address + the link to the scarf & you’re done! You’ve officially entered the Giveaway!

Good luck!

Happy New Years Eve!

shopthepost12DRESS: OASAP c/o (ON SALE FOR $18.13!) | COAT: OASAP c/o ($56.00) | SUNGLASSES: Ilesteva | TIGHTS: OASAP c/o ($12.00) | EARRINGS: Lauren Hope via Rocksbox c/o | BRACELET: House of Harlow 1960 via Rocksbox c/o