All Black in Retiro Park

Hi everyone and happy Tuesday! I hope your Monday was a good one, and you started this week off on a happy note. It’s a really busy work week for me. Because I have my first work trip, and I’m pretty excited about it.

If you watch my Instagram stories, you know that I had my monthly book club last night. It’s basically an excuse for some of my favorite ladies to gather around, eat, drink, gossip, and sprinkle in a bit of book discussion. Last month we read I Let You Go. Are any of you in a book club? If not, I would highly recommend starting one.

Okay, back to this outfit that I wore in Retiro Park when we were in Madrid a few weeks back. Retiro is legit one of my all-time favorite places in Madrid. You all should know a little bit about Madrid climate. It is hot. As in, always sunny, dry, and no breeze. I should also note, their summer basically starts midway through march and goes until October. At least that’s how it feels for this Chicagoan.

But I forgot about this. I really did. Hence the all black outfit. Guys, I was so freaking uncomfortable while we were walking around! But at least we got these really cute photos, and I must say I would for sure wear this look while walking around in Chicago on a Spring day. But not Madrid. Nope, that was a mistake.

Outfit details: shirt (similar)/ distressed jeans/ neck scarf (similar)/ bralette

I’ve had this black, swing top from Nasty Girl for about 3 years, and I cannot stop wearing it. I actually scored it from Crossroads in Lincoln Park, and it was before I even knew the Nasty Girl brand.  This shirt seriously pairs perfectly with any bottom. I’ve worn it with denim cut-offs, a suede skirt, and over a dress. And it always looks so freaking cute! Do you have shirts that you keep going back to time and again? Well, that’s this guy for me. I don’t think we’ll ever break up.

Tell me some of your all time favorite pieces in the comments. BONUS if you send me a link so I can grab the item for myself muwahahaha

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Coffee Talk

Hi everyone, last blog post I mentioned that I wanted to add more depth and personality to this blog. I want you to know me, and see how my personality and interests are expressed through style. But I also want you to have a peak at what I’m like outside of clothing options. So that’s where this series comes in. Starting today I’m going to start posting more about what I’m currently doing, watching, and feeling. It might take a few tries to figure out the best layout for these types of posts, but let’s give it a go.

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Doing

  • I started a low carb diet this week. After a week in Europe gorging myself on every loaf of bread, and very tall glasses of beer I came back feeling very “meh.” I know dieting has become kind of a sore topic lately as a result of the body positive movement (which I’m totally on board with). But I think part of body positivity is being in touch with your body, and knowing what to do when you feel uncomfortable in it. I’ve been treating mine pretty badly on the weekends (junk food, alcohol, etc.), and going on a strict diet is the best way for me to get back on track. I’ll keep you guys updated with progress.
  • Reading I Let You Go for book club. It’s a dual perspective mystery that had a really slow start. I didn’t have the choice to give up on it, and I just got to the main twist! Please please please leave me some book recommendations below. 

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Watching

  • I am a HUGE TV fan. Like I probably watch way too much of it, but I’m too much of a homebody to go out during the week. #sorrynotsorry.
  • Shameless. Hubby and I have been powering through season after season of Shameless. It’s a heavy show, but it also has a lot of comic relief strewn throughout. Would definitely recommend. Bonus! It’s filmed in Chicago.
  • We finished 13 Reasons Why a few weeks ago. Even though the writing was hit and miss, it was still an interesting binge-worthy series.
  • I’m also re-watching How I Met Your Mother, and it’s just as good as I remember. Which series do you watch over and over?

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Feeling

  • Relaxed. Last week on vacation was so relaxing. I’ve always loved traveling, and heading back to Europe with my hubby, sister, and her boyfriend was such a great experience for me. Now that we’re back to our daily routines of work, exercise, and errands I’m trying to hang on to the relaxed feeling I had on vacation.
  • Inadequate. I work in social media, so I’m on social platforms all day long. When I see the successes of other bloggers and people in general, I can’t help but feel a little inadequate. I know Instagram feeds and blogs are curated, and often times not representative of the actual life of the person behind it. But I still can’t help but compare myself and see how short I come up next to other people. Comparison is most definitely the thief of joy.

What do you guys think of this series? Do you like hearing more personal thoughts from me, or should I stick to outfit posts?

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A Weekend with Jord – GIVEAWAY!

Hi, everyone! I’ve missed talking with you all over the past week, but if you were following along on Instagram stories, you know that I was gallivanting across Europe #humblebrag. My hubby really lived up to his Instagram husband potential and shot some AMAZING content for this blog.

I’ve been thinking a lot about this little corner of the internet, and how I want to share more of my day to day life with you all. Open up more about my thoughts, feelings, and reactions to the world around us. All while maintaining this as a fashion-first blog. So get ready!

Pssst. If you don’t want to read the whole post😭, you can enter to win here. 

Call freaking CNN because the weather has finally changed from winter to spring. PRAISE BE! I don’t think I could have made it through another week of 30-degree temps. We came back from Europe to an absolutely perfect Chicago. The trees are budding, the flowers are blooming, and I don’t have to wear my parka anymore.

The return of spring means it’s time to do some spring shopping. And let me tell you, this Jord watch is a great addition to any Spring wardrobe. I know you all have probably seen a lot about these watches, but let me tell you, they live up to the hype. I was a little hesitant about my ability to love a wood watch, but Jord definitely proved me wrong. One might think this women’s watch would be scratchy or uncomfortable, but it’s seriously the exact opposite. They treat the wood like it’s a little baby butt, I know because the watch is soft as hell. It’s also SUPER light weight. I mean it’s a massive watch face, but it’s like wearing nothing all day. I’m definitely obsessed.

I’m a big fan of being “unique,” but I usually fall into the “basic” category (honestly nothing wrong with that). But damn, these Jord watches are unique AF. I picked the Navy Blue face because my wardrobe is mostly black, white, gray, and whatdya know, blue. So it pairs perfectly with a bunch of my clothes. If you’re not really into watches, then you can still win the best wifey, girlfriend, boyfriend, hubby, sister, etc. award and grab one for the man in your life.

Lucky for you, you can win one of these cuties by entering my giveaway. SAY WHAT?! That’s right, you can enter to win $100 towards your very own Jord watch. But, wait there’s more. I’m really playing into the millennial mentality and letting all of you be winners. Anyone and everyone who enters the Jord watch giveaway will automatically receive $25 towards your watch. SCORE. So get to it, and enter here.

 

 

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