glam holiday style

holiday style

sweater // midi skirt // heels
tank // gold heels // sequin top
eyeshadow // lip stain

I can't believe that Christmas is just a short 10 days away! This is my favorite time of year for a number of reasons, my love for Christmas music, the endless supply of sweets, and getting dressed up for Christmas parties. This year, I'm dawn to a more glamorous holiday style. I attribute this style inspiration to both my new city and this amazing photo of Lauren Conrad.The best part about this set, everything is under $150! Time to break out the red lips and sequins!


Posted on December 15, 2014 .

Gift Guide: For Him


Buying gifts for the men in your life is somewhat of an art. After surviving countless holidays with two brothers, and the past four years with Steve I finally feel like I have it down. Here's my them something that you know they like/need but they'll never buy themselves. For example, if your boyfriend loves watching football on the couch and is always stealing your blanket, it's time to buy him a nice throw that he can display at his apartment. 

If you're new to shopping for can never go wrong with sunglasses, a sturdy dopp kit, or classic boots. 

What are your go-to gifts for the men in your life? 



Posted on December 11, 2014 and filed under Fashion, Lifestyle.

DreamDry Chicago


Last week I was lucky enough to experience DreamDry before their Chicago grand opening. Style icon Rachel Zoe is one of the two faces behind the salon so you can imagine my excitement when I heard that they were opening a Chicago location. 

The salon is everything that I imagined it to be. Minimal, chic, and stacked with the best hair products in the business. While I loved the decor and friendly staff, my favorite part of the salon was their style menu. The menu is displayed on mini ipads that you can swipe through to pick out your desired look for the day. Although my hair is fairly long now, I love how DreamDry recognizes that more women are opting for shorter lengths and they have options for every hair length. 

So, how did my blowout turn out? The before and after pictures are listed below. I opted for the "Stevie Undone" style which lasted a good three days. It's safe to say that I will definitely be back! 


All my Chicago gals, you must try out this new salon! You can book your appointment online here.

Although I was provided with a complimentary blowout, DreamDry did not ask me to write this post and all options are my own.

Posted on December 8, 2014 and filed under Beauty, Lifestyle.

Under $40 Gift Guide

Christmas is only a short three weeks away! Gifts under $40 are perfect for your coworkers or large group of friends. These gifts are honestly my favorite to give. They are lower on the cost side, but there are so many fun ways to make them personal. Add your best friends favorite bottle of wine to the wine tote, or include a set of gossip and fashion magazines with the shower gel. Or, as always... feel free to treat your self :)

wine bottle tote // earrings // candle 
hand cream set // lipstick set // shower gel // coffee mug // bottle opener 

Stay tuned for next week's gift guides! 

Posted on December 5, 2014 .