giveaway // $300 visa giftcard.

This little cold snap we've been having in Chicago very quickly reminded us that summer has come to an end. Fall is here, my friends and while it's time for things like pumpkin spice lattes and apple picking, it's also time to stock up on sweaters, boots and denim that you're likely to live in until at least April (oof). But no need to stress fall shopping's impact on your bank account, I've teamed up with a bunch of fab Chicago bloggers to give away a $300 VISA giftcard to one lucky winner to help you enjoy all things fall.

A winner will be chosen on September 24 - good luck!


from desk to date.

We've all been there before... there's a date on the calendar and yet you know it's going to be impossible to run home and change beforehand. Maybe it's a first date or maybe it's just date night with your boyfriend, but you still wanted to put a little effort in and not be stuck looking like you walked right out of a meeting. An outfit idea to take you from desk to date:


Sticking to basics for your key pieces makes things a lot easier to transition the outfit with layers for day and accessories for night. To keep things office appropriate (and warm enough for freezing office temperatures!), layer a blazer over the outfit and pair with a tote that's roomy enough for your laptop + a pair of comfortable flats that add a little color into the look. When it's time for date night, ditch the blazer, swap the tote for a clutch and throw on some heels and red lipstick and you're good to go!

What is your favorite way to go from the office to a date? Do you have a go-to outfit that easily makes the transition? Anyone have a hot date tonight?!


currently // sam of clark and schiller.

"Currently" is a monthly series featuring what's on the mind of some of my very favorite ladies of the blog world. This is a very exciting one for me - we're featuring one of my best friends, Sam Ogborn, the blogger behind one of Chicago's newest food-focused lifestyle blogs, Clark and Schiller. A peek into what's on Sam's mind at the moment:


Thank you to Sam for giving us a glimpse into her world & be sure to stop by Clark and Schiller for lots of drool-inducing recipes, restaurant reviews and #foodporn, and follow along on Twitter & Instagram as well.

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