• GiGi New York Friends and Family Sale

    Hi everyone! GiGi New York is having their once a year Friends and Family sale. You can save 25-30% off your entire purchase and and get free personalization when you use code WEAREFAMILY (um yes please!). These bags NEVER go on sale so take advantage of this while you can! I’ve linked some of my favorite items from the sale below including the Madison Crossbody and personalized bag tag that I couldn’t resist! Check out one of my favorite bloggers Hauteofftherack.com for some ideas on how to style the bags! She…

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    Buffalo Check and Booties

    Hey everyone! It’s finally vest weather and what a better way to start off the season than with a buffalo check vest and suede booties. I love how vests give off a casual cool vibe… not too dressy but not too casual. Pair a vest with jeans and you are ready for brunch or pair it with leggings for a cute look to run errands. I also love that I found this Buffalo check vest at T.J.Maxx for less than half the price of the J.Crew one I had been eyeing. Score!!    …

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    Visiting Istanbul with A Local Guide

    In 2012 I got an amazing opportunity to go to Istanbul, Turkey with a friend of mine from college. Istanbul is a beautiful city split between Europe and Asia.  Most of the tourist attractions are on the European side but most residents live on the Asian side (which is where I stayed with my friends grandparents). Istanbul is located on the Bosphorus River and has plenty to see and do. Unfortunately Turkey is not the safest place to travel right now but hopefully someday it will be so everyone can see how beautiful…

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    Summer 2016 Recap

    Now that summer is officially over, I wanted to recap all of my favorite moments of the past few months. Summers in Chicago are short so you have to take advantage of the nice weather while you can. Looking back, I don’t think I did too bad of a job this year. Did you get a chance to do everything you wanted to this summer? 1.Attended a rooftop pool party at my apartment 2.Went to Windy City Smoke-Out Country Festival (might be my favorite event in the summer) 3.Celebrated my 25th Birthday…

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    Luxembourg

    Happy hump day everyone! Have you ever had the chance to live abroad? My first semester junior year of college I lived in Luxembourg (very small country in Europe) and it was six of the most amazing months of my life. During my time in Luxembourg I lived with a host family in a town called Bettembourg. Everyday I would take about a 40 minute train ride to my school (that was in a Chateau..no big deal…) in Differdange. I must say, sitting on the trains in Europe is a little more enjoyable than sitting…

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