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Call me girlie, but I heart Kate Spade. I wish she was my sister…or a friend…or even a 5th cousin twice removed. I just want to be…I mean know her. 🙂 I love her style aesthetic because it’s always classic, it’s always girlie and it’s always charming. The bows, the glitter, the pops of color…if you’ve been in a Kate Spade store, you know what I am talking about.
Now, add to all this girlie goodness, the surprise of waking up to an email from Ms. Spade herself (okay the email probably came from a marketing team….okay, probably an automated email – quit crushing my dreams!), with an invitation for the SURPRISE SALE!!!!! Up to 75% off bags, clothes, and accessories! Cue the little angel babies (I think they’re actually called cherubs) with their harps because this folks is what is known as girlie heaven!
So maybe you didn’t get the email, or maybe you need a second opinion, but either way I’ve listed all my favorites below. And as if you needed more incentive to start shopping, you better hurry because the sale ends tomorrow!

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Chilly Weather = Sweatpants!

 Just when I thought Chicago was rid of cold weather, Mother Nature shows her split personality and whips us back to reality with a day in the 40s. I am so envious of fashion bloggers who reside in warm weather, because frankly – taking pictures when it’s cold outside just stinks. Let’s face it, there are only so many coats in my closet (all of which have made previous appearances – some of my favs here and here). As much as I wish I had a new coat for every outfit, Chicago apartments do not allow for that kind of closet space, nor would my wallet support such an extravagant habit.
So for those of you who are anti-cold weather, for those of you who know how insane Chicago weather can be, and for those of you who ponder what bloggers look like when they aren’t all dressed up, this post is for you. A look at one of my favorite (and WARM) lounge outfits AND a little peek around our new home 🙂
Oh and wouldn’t you have it – we finally have air conditioner. Just in time to cool our apartment down for this hot…oh wait – it’s 40 degrees outside.
Dang it.
Are you lounging in your Pjs reading this blog?…that’s what I thought! What’s your go-to lounge look?
Outfit Details
T-Shirt; Express (old) – Similar here and here
Sweatpants; NY&C – Similar here and here
Cardigan; Isaac Mizrahi
Socks; Kate Spade (Surprise Sale going on now!! Shop all my favs on the blog tomorrow)

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Summer Bum

I don’t remember the last time I had absolutely nothing to do! Nowhere to go, nowhere to be and all day to just relax and enjoy…until today! I picked up my amazon package, caught up on laundry, put some finishing touches on the apartment (yea – we moved in a month and a half ago and we are still hanging things around the house lol) and caught up on some of my favorite TV shows. Oh the joy of being relaxed!!! The only thing I haven’t done is take a nap, but no worries, I penciled some time in my day to make sure I do that too 🙂 For good reason, these days are some of my favorites, but also some of the days when my attire really struggles. 
Once I have nothing to do, I usually end up not wanting to put any effort into my appearance either, which inevitably ends with no makeup, a hat, or a simple outfit. And I’ll be honest, sometimes it ends with all three 🙂 That’s where this outfit comes in! I am a firm believer that a blazer and a bright lip makes every outfit look chic and put together, regardless of what you are actually wearing. So I threw on an oversized t-shirt, some fun denim shorts and my little leopard tennies and Joe and I went for a walk through the park, followed up with a trip to Ulta because..well is an explanation really needed on why I went to Ulta?! It’s Ulta – and they have beauty products….and no girl can have enough right?!
Now off to that nap, and maybe a mani/pedi. This day is pure bliss 🙂 
What have you done to relax today?!
Outfit Details
T-Shirt; One Clothing – Similar here
Shorts; Blank NYC (On sale for only $32!)
Blazer; Michael Kors (Major Nordstrom Rack find!)
Shoes; Target – Similar here and here
Bag; Tory Burch – Similar here
Watch; Michele
Necklace; Sophia & Kate (old) – Really fab Baublebar version here
Sunglasses; Burberry – Similar here
Lipstick; Kat Von D (Outlaw)
Nails; Essie (Stones N Roses)

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Animal House

Who doesn’t love a cute romper? It makes getting dressed super simple because it takes all the guesswork out of picking out an outfit. And let’s face it…there are just some days when stressing about dressing just isn’t worth it. Thus the invention of the romper solves all! No more struggling over what top to pair with which bottom, and then figuring out the shoes, the bag and the jewels that will complete the whole ensemble. That’s where this look comes in!
This romper is my favorite piece to look at in my closet right now. Maybe it’s the playful animal print or maybe it’s the reminder of warm weather, but either way, this piece is so perfect it can stand entirely on its own, with little legwork needed from me. I am not too fond of wearing spaghetti straps on their own (not sure why – just makes me uncomfortable) and since this little romper has adjustable spaghetti straps, I figured it was a prime opportunity to throw a classic blazer overtop and really dress it up. Oh and the shoes…don’t even get me started on the shoes!I purchased these during the winter for $9.99, Yep, that’s not a typo.  
I guess my only complaint with this outfit and rompers in general is needing to use the ladies room. That may be TMI, but rompers make for some pretty awkward – and lonngg trips to the wash room, that can end with a handful of disastrous outcomes.
So though it may look cute, wear with caution. And not out for a night of drinking. You can thank me later 🙂
Any tips for wearing a romper? Share them below!
Outfit Details
Romper; Corey Lynn Calter – Similar here and here
Blazer; Michael Kors
Shoes; City Snappers – Similar here and here
Bangle; c/o Rocksbox (get one free month using code Jessicalynnaxoxo)!
Watch; Michele (Sold out) – Blue version here/White version here
Bracelets; Alex and Ani (Paw Print here & Initial here)
Ring; Sophia & Kate – Similar here
Sunglasses;  Burberry

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Window Shopper

 With summer approaching, there are so many new looks in stores that I can hardly contain myself. I find myself window shopping ALL. THE. TIME. Seriously, I have taken window shopping to a whole new level! 
I am looking forward to getting some new key pieces to incorporate into the wardrobe/blog, but I am just entirely too indecisive. Not only an I all googly eyes over two piece suits right now (which are simple, chic and a total statement), but I am obsessing over flats – which if you know me, then you know I am vertically challenged and almost always prefer heels. Oh and don’t even get me started on Pineapples. If it has a pineapple on it, I want it. Nevertheless, I been browsing online at sheinside.com (which if you haven’t checked it out, you must do so RIGHT NOW!), so I’m including a list of my favorite Spring/Summer pieces below.
Y’all need to help me figure out which ones to order! AGHHHHHH!

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