It would appear that I’m ready for the weekend, huh? After an eye appointment (finally — I need new contacts and glasses like whoa), some time spent plugging away on the laptop in a coffee shop, and a meeting in Bucktown, I’ll be home free. :)
There might be a ton of snow on the ground right now, but Lilly Pulitzer’s new arrivals for spring are here. It makes me feel like there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, you know? And goodness. All the navy and pink? High five, Lilly.
On a somewhat related note, I’m going to South Beach next week! So many reasons to be excited:
My parents, brother and soon-to-be sister-in-law will be there, and I’m in need of some quality family time. (I wonder whether we’ll be able to convince the parents to go clubbing. Bets?)
My roundtrip airfare was $148. (Holler.)
It’s supposed to be in the high 70s while we’re there. (Maybe I’ll get some color?! #probablynot #vampireprobs)
So, yeah. While I won’t be wearing any of the above pieces, I will be wearing what I scored at the Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale! Blog posts to come, photos courtesy of my father. Thanks, Dad. ;)
Today, I’m teaming up with Cinco Powell, one of my favorite preppy brands, to give away the Kelly in the City Tag! The tortoise pendant, inspired by Noodle, benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and helps support my best friend, Erica. (Twenty percent of the tag’s proceeds are going to the NMSS!) It’s also my first-ever design collaboration (I drew the dachshund! Huzzah!), so I’m ridiculously excited that a reader will soon own one. :)
With spring just around the corner (Right? RIGHT?!), my mind is on dresses. My fingers are crossed for a warm Chicago spring and summer, with days spent at the lake and nights spent on rooftops overlooking the city. Sigh. Is there any better feeling?
In the meantime, I’m swooning over the above scalloped dresses. My mom surprised me with number six this past Christmas (Thank you, Mom!), and I can’t wait to wear it. (What do we think about pairing it with black tights for the winter? Would it work?) And number one?! Goodness. I was planning on wearing an older dress to my brother’s rehearsal dinner in June, but… ;)
CABIN FEVER IS REAL. Goodness, guys. I’ve never had it so badly. With Mitch being out of town, Noodle getting spayed (sorry–TMI), and the frigid temps, I’ve been spending a lot of time indoors, and it’s kind of taken a toll on me.
Yesterday was a great day, though. Nothing particularly spectacular happened… and if we’re being honest here, I didn’t get very much “real work” done. But it was just lovely to get out, see the city, and spend time with Mitch and some of my favorite ladies. (I also worked all Saturday… so… it’s fine, right?!)
Another day, another snowfall. That’s how we roll in Chicago. But New York City–yikes. Stay warm, safe and home (if at all possible). I’m thinking of you!
Anyway, how gorgeous is the necklace I’m wearing in today’s photos? (See below, haha. It’s freezing here, and I needed the warmth of the scarf!) It’s from Rocksbox, a service I recently signed up with and am obsessed with. I don’t know about you guys, but I feel like I wear the same statement jewelry over and over again. The stuff is weirdly expensive, and I get tired of pieces quickly… so investing in new ones just seems silly. Rocksbox is amazing, though. It’s just the jewelry box refresh I needed, and it’s a deal. ($19 per month!)