Top, Skirt, Shoes, Tote–all c/o Everlane, Similar earrings here Fridayyyyy! It’s here! We got home from Cincinnati last night and had such a fun trip! It’s such a charming city with so many cute restaurants–we always have so much fun when we visit. We’ve got a fun agenda this weekend–my best friend Michal from San…
Happy Monday, everybody!
I hope you’re excited for today’s post, because we’re going to Tuscany 😉
Happy Wednesday guys! Have you had a good week so far? Mine has been very uneventful but kind of stressful. You know those weeks where you seem to work a lot but feel like you’ve accomplished nothing? 😂 Yeah, it’s one of those! Luckily, I had an excuse to get out of the house last night…
It’s Christmas in July!! My favorite sale of the year (it’s honestly better than Black Friday!) starts bright and early tomorrow morning–the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Which I’m sure, if you follow any other blogs, you have already figured out 😂 Here’s the thing–the anniversary sale has kind of become like the post Thanksgiving sale madness–it can…
Jean shorts are one of my favorite wardrobe staples, but I think sometimes they can feel a little too young, too casual, or too edgy to make them work for certain occasions. The good news is that you can class up jean shorts pretty easily, and today’s post has some tips on how to do just that!
Happy Tuesday guys! I’m SO excited for this post. If you’ve been following my blog for any amount of time, you probably know that Everlane is one of my favorite brands of all time, and that they were at the top of my list of brands to collaborate with. Well–BIG career win, because today, I’m…
Today, I am sharing some cute little dresses that I got recently with Italy in mind. They’re all great for travel in their own different ways–who isn’t in the market for a great versatile dress that works well on lot’s of different trips?!
I have a feeling you guys are going to reaaaaaalllyyy like this post I haven’t done a capsule post in quite some time and we are VERY overdue! So if you’ve got a long weekend (or you know, a regular length weekend) coming up and you have absolutely no idea what to pack, that’s where I come in
I’m so excited for today’s post because it’s a little bit different than my usual outfit posts–today we have a VERY special guest –one of my best friends, Shaheen, from Lows to Luxe!
Today we’re talking about the most wonderful wrap dress that I think EVERY woman should have in her closet!
Style Guides & Collages
Happy Tuesday guys! So, I’m heading to Nantucket today! I think I forgot to tell you because it kind of snuck up on me. 😂 You can probably safely say I will be in a permanent state of hot mess from now until we leave for Italy due to trying to plan out my blog posts…
Pssst my insanely comfy and chic woven slides are 50% off right now! Come in multiple colors, too! Hiiiii! Happy Friday! What do you have planned for the long weekend? I officially know I’m really old because Neal is gone on a bachelor party and I’m planning to do things like ORGANIZE MY BATHROOM and…
How has your week been?
Can you believe it’s Mothers Day already!? I’m always surprised when it rolls around because it means Spring is FINALLY here (after sooo much waiting!) I’m really excited this year because I will actually be with my own mother for Mothers Day for the first time in…TWELVE years!? OMG. I can’t believe it’s been that long–but yes, since I went to college! She’s flying in and she’ll be here to celebrate both Mothers Day and her birthday. Neal’s dad and brother will be out of town, so it will just be the girls all celebrating together (with Neal 😂). We’re planning to meet up with Neal’s mom in the city for either brunch or dinner.
Happy Monday guys! I’m working from bed this morning because it’s snowing and the only upside I can think of to a mid-April blizzard is embracing staying under the covers and drinking coffee while typing on my laptop. I’ve got a super busy week ahead–I’m heading to Cabo on Thursday afternoon for a girls weekend…
Shop the collage (from top left): Levi’s Wedgie Jeans (shop all Levi’s Jeans here), Madewell Transport Tote (shop all Madewell bags here–they are SO well made and one of my favorite brands to buy bags from!), BB Dakota Floral one-shoulder top (shop all BB Dakota here), Madewell Earrings (shop all Madewell jewelry here, so much…
Hi guys! Happy Friday! How was your week? I hope it was a good one 🙂 The highlight of my week: Neal and I went to try out the Aire Ancient Baths, have you heard of them? It’s essentially this gorgeous exposed brick cavern/Roman-style bath house–there are a bunch of different pools and sauna rooms,…
Happy Tuesday, guys!
Are you having a good week so far? So excited that it’s in the 50’s this week! Hooray! Spring!
Speaking of “spring” (or whatever this weird in-between season is )–over the weekend, I found myself, you know, just reaaaallyyy willing it to be spring outside, which is how I spend most winter weekends–so I was doing a little online perusing. One of the trends I love the most that I’m seeing everywhere again (maybe arguable THE #1 trend I love the most) is STRAW BAGS!
I’m back in Chicago after my whirlwind trip–I’ve bounced between three different states over the last three days, haha, but it’s been worth it! I slept in late and took a slow day yesterday to catch up on sleep and run a bunch of errands to get organized post-travel craziness–it was much needed!
Okay, we’re publishing Thursday’s post a littttleee early today because there is a big sale on one of my favorite clean beauty brands–Beautycounter! It unofficially begins today and I’m letting you in on the secret before all the best products get snapped up (it’s not marked on the website yet, but if you enter code LOVE at checkout, you’ll get the discount!)
This past Saturday, while we were cooking breakfast, we thought it would be fun to make use of Instagram stories’ new “Ask me a question” feature and do a little impromptu “Ask Jess and Neal” segment. It was so much fun, but we didn’t get a chance to get to all your questions–so we decided…
Here’s what’s been goin’ on behind the scenes lately!
Here’s a little sneak peak of what’s been goin’ on over here for the past several weeks–according to my iPhone camera 😉 Neal and I did a little mini getaway to Galena IL a couple weekends back and it was seriously the CUTEST place. We can’t wait to go back! I’ll be doing a blog…
We all know the feeling, right? It’s Sunday evening, you’re tired, winding down from the weekend, all you want to do is get into a REALLY good Netflix series… BUT…you’ve literally seen all of them. You can’t agree on anything to watch–one of you wants a suspenseful thriller, you want something funny and lighthearted. What…
This is the shot I took to send to all my friends when I woke up the next morning after we got engaged! I remember being SO EXCITED looking at my hand drinking coffee 😂 Also, the ONE TIME I do not choose a classic red manicure and instead choose BARBIE PINK, I get engaged. I…
Are you ever bored of the same old questions that come up in small-talk conversations over and over again? I am! I ran across this article of 55 great ice-breakers recently, and it was perfect timing. I’ve been planning to do a “get to know Jess” post because you guys are always asking for more…
It’s here it’s here! My most awaited and requested guide of my whole Italy trip! Yes, it’s true, this is my first guide of all the cities we visited, but I chose to start with this one because it’s far and away the portion of our trip I’ve received the most questions about. To sum…
A couple weeks back, I was invited into Sarah Seven’s Chicago Flagship Boutique to check out their latest offerings in bridal gowns! I know so many of you are getting engaged and wedding planning right now, so I thought it would be: A. Super helpful for you to get an inside look at what Sarah…
Can you believe it’s almost MID AUGUST?! WHAT?!
Luckily Chicago summers last pretty much into October so this at least makes me feel a little bit better
Do you have any fun getaways planned coming up? Are you itching to get out of the city and go on a road trip?
Happy Monday, everybody!
I hope you’re excited for today’s post, because we’re going to Tuscany 😉
HOORAY! It’s the first of MANY Italy posts!
A few weeks back, I got invited to visit Nantucket for the very first time
Food & Drink
Writing this amidst a flurry of packing for Cabo, cleaning (naturally, I have destroyed the house the past few days while Neal is on a business trip, so…obviously that needs to be fixed ) and trying to cram 5 days of work into 3–so, I will be brief with this post, haha!
As you know, I try to eat mostly plant-based during the week (at least whenever I’m cooking for myself at home) and therefore my breakfast of choice is typically a smoothie. I absolutely LOVE smoothies–and it turns out, so do you guys, haha! (By the way, you can check out my first smoothie recipe I shared right over here!)
Chambray shirt: J.Crew (available at Nordstrom)–one of my favorite shirts. I love that it’s chambray but it isn’t faded or distressed. It’s very classic! I would size up if you’d like it a little slouchier, I’m wearing a small. I also love this short sleeve Madewell version (also at Nordstrom!) Jeans: Abercrombie “Simone” High Rise Skinny Jeans….
IT’S HERE, IT’S HERE!
The post you guys have been asking for! My massive updated list of healthy TJ’s buys! YASSSS!
I love a lot of things about you guys and the community that this blog has created over the years–you are all truly amazing and I get so much inspiration from you–you are the reason that I do what I do!
One of my favorite parts about us? You and me?
We share the same borderline illogical obsession with Trader Joe’s. It’s our happy place, and there is no other joy QUITE like the joy that comes with discovering a new Trader Joe’s find!
Happy almost Friday!!
How’s your week going so far?
Mine is going great! We’re loving spending the week in Dallas–we celebrated Valentine’s Day last night at Sprezza–it was so much fun and the CUTEST restaurant! I’m so glad I could travel with Neal this week so we could be together on Valentine’s Day. It sounds so cheesy, but I can’t imagine ever spending the day apart!
YOU GUYS. I am so excited about this “reader favorites” roundup. I think this is quickly becoming one of my favorite types of posts. On Instagram stories (if you’re not following along on Instagram, make sure to join the party over here!) every so often, I pop on and ask you guys to submit your…
How has your week been going so far?
With this amazing summer heat I’m still wishing we were in Wisconsin! We went up to Lake Delevan (not the same as Lake Geneva, which I was calling it before, haha, but very close by!) for our friends wedding. It was absolutely beautiful–the weather couldn’t have been better and every detail was stunning!
If you guys follow along on Instagram, you’ll know that we recently just got a new sofa…
I will be the first to admit, our master bedroom has probably been the biggest afterthought of them all when it comes to decorating our space (well, just behind the guest room, which is currently covered in boxes of leftover Christmas decorations and piles of clothing returns I need to make, so I’m not sure if that even counts ).
Organization is not typically my kind of word.
(Much like loading the dishwasher in an efficient manner, it’s just “not a Jessica thing”–as my mom might say.)
Up until this stage of my life, I would usually associate this word with others like, “boring,” “time-consuming,” and “waisted effort.” Truthfully, I hate the physical act of organizing.
Know what else I hate, even more? The state of being disorganized.
Much to my own astonishment, at the age of 29, I am craving more organization in my life than ever before. When everything has a place, it’s like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I feel more relaxed, and even more creative. (This is something I can only assume comes along with old age.)
The one place in my house that carries the biggest burden of my disorganized antics? The kitchen.
The poor, sad kitchen.
Let me show you some photos of what it looked like just a few short weeks ago..
Rug: Atlas Weavers (they don’t have this specific one listed on their site, but if you reach out to them, they will make it for you!) Coffee Table: MegMade, Gold Mirror: Wayfair, Trunk, end tables, bookshelf, all vintage. Chandelier: Bellacor Hi guys! Happy Wednesday (that feels like Tuesday 🤔 I’m so going to be thrown off all week.)…
So, I’m not going to lie–I never intended to post these photos! I’m working on a project that required me to send a few photos of my living room to get a feel of the space–I replied with “now, keep in mind, these photos aren’t styled! Apologies for that!” The shelves are crammed with too…
You guys, omg.
If you’ve ever killed a house plant, listen up. Your world is about to be rocked.
I am otherwise known as “plant assassin” in my house. I love plants so much–give me all the palms, the ferns, the succulents. I think they can make a difference between your house looking messily thrown together and “lived-in chic.” (Really!)