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CornerStone Cafe

This is a pre-scheduled post. I’m on vacation!

Hunter Boots (Also available here, and in the gloss version here) and Socks (Has anyone tried these or these yet? If so, please share whether they’re as magical as I assume they are!) / Ralph Lauren Sweater c/o — Found at Marshalls! $145 marked down to $22. True story. / Barbour Rain Coat c/o (Similar here, here and here) / Hudson Jeans (Also love this pair and this pair. <– dream jeans!) / Newer Version of Emma’s Rain Coat (Also love this one and this one!) / UppaBaby Stroller and Car Seat c/o

Mitch and I recently took Emma to CornerStone Cafe’s new location on Clybourn and Webster in Lincoln Park for brunch. The weather was CRAZY: warm enough to only wear our rain coats, yet super windy. So windy that at one point, Emma’s bottle flew out of her mouth and rolled into the street. And then a car ran it over.

Bridge House Tavern

This is a pre-scheduled post. I’m on vacation!

Dolce Vita Boots c/o (LOVE them. And they’re on sale! Such a great alternative to the Stuart Weitzmans, which also come in navy, as I’m not nervous to wear them. They also come in a heeled version.) / Rag & Bone Jeans (They’re the best–super stretchy yet don’t bag or stretch out–but I had to have them hemmed. Also love these.) / Bobeau Cable-Knit Sweater (Also love this one and this one, which I wore here.) / UppaBaby Stroller and Car Seat c/o

These photos were taken at (and across from) Bridge House Tavern in downtown Chicago this past fall. It was another favorite day, and I can’t believe I’m just getting around to sharing the photos now. Mitch and I stumbled upon the restaurant while walking around with Emma one night, and the food, service and atmosphere were absolutely amazing. Go when it’s warm; it’s one of the first things we’re doing once spring arrives!

Birthday Weekend Revisited

This is a pre-scheduled post. I’m on vacation!

Barbour Beadnell c/o (This one’s on sale! My favorite quilted version here. Barbour also available at Tuckernuck.) / Hudson Jeans (Clearly before I had them hemmed. #Shorty — Also love these.) / BB Dakota Sweater (Love this newer one and this one, too!) / Joie Booties c/o (And these are the ones I wear on the reg. Shearling-lined here. Select “Black Slick.”) / Kendra Scott Necklace c/o

I’ve been meaning to post photos from our birthday weekend in October for the longest time, so here they finally are. :) It was the perfect little celebration: we took Emma to the Lincoln Park Zoo, had wine atop the J.Parker (couldn’t recommend it more during the warmer seasons), and dinner at Summer House (favorite restaurant in Lincoln Park).

Year in Review

This was when I was so nervous about Baby Larkin that I wouldn’t highlight my hair. Yikes. ;) (Read my Guide to Buying Hunter Boots!)

Oy. Another late post. 2017 is off to a rocky start, haha.

Anyway:

One of the reasons I love blogging so much is that it almost serves as a little diary. When looking back on 2016, it’s easy for me to sum up my year in a sentence or two: “2016 was great! Emma was born!”

But when I scrolled through my posts (which, yes, took a while), I was amazed by just how much occurred. So I thought I’d take myself on a trip down Memory Lane today. WARNING: This post is crazy long, and if you somehow make it to the bottom, you deserve a gold star. ;)

But here’s my year in review!

How I Brought My Hair Back to Life

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Sail to Sable Dress c/o (STS also available at Tuckernuck) / Similar Wrap Coat (Also similar here, and I love this red one.) / Burberry Scarf (And LOVE this snood, which is actually marketed for girls but totally works for women and it’s a fraction of the cost of the women’s scarf!) / Sole Society Pumps (And love these Sam Edelmans–in other colors here and here–and these Ferragamos!)

If you’ve been reading here for a while, you probably know that I’m pretty self-conscious about my hair. It’s baby fine, over processed, and dry, and it lacks body. I also have somewhat curly hair in real life. (SHOCKING, right?) Clearly, I blow-dry and/or straighten the heck out of it, damaging it even further.

Time Hop

J.Crew Pumps (Check back often. They restock! Also, some amazing plaid holiday shoe options: one / two / three / four / five — And more below! #OMG) / Sail to Sable Fringe Top and Coat (Sold out in red but black, white and blue) / Burberry Scarf (Also love the more affordable snood! If it’s sold out, you can find it at ZapposBloomingdales, Saks, Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman.) / Rag & Bone Jeans (Regular wash here.) / Kate Spade Pearl Bracelet / Similar Initial Necklace / Similar Quilted Bags here, herehere, here

Shop plaid pumps:

WOO! Just getting this post up now on account of our crazy-long drive out here as well as the two huge family parties we had this past weekend: one on Saturday night with the Gallagher side at my parents’ place and one on Sunday night with the Sheehan side on Long Island. (You can see some silly videos on Instagram Stories.) Both events were SO much fun, and things were extra special since Emma was there. It’s too funny: just as the last of the cousins are going off to college, the next generation arrives, and all of a sudden the whole gang is singing and dancing to “My Mommy Comes Back” by Hap Palmer to get a reaction out of the baby. It’s adorable and hilarious and pretty much the sweetest thing ever.

Also, a little spoiler alert: this post has nothing to do with the photos I’ve included, except for the fact that I wore this outfit to Gallagher party on Saturday night. Until Emma puked on me and I had to change my sweater. ;)

Chicago Eats: White Oak Tavern

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Sole Society Boots c/o (Also available here. These are my go-to OTK boots–also available here, and I have these in black!) / Rag & Bone Jeans (On sale! Here in black.) / Similar Tartan Scarf (Also here for a fraction of the price!) / BP. Sweater (It’s only $38! Also love this one, this one, this one, and this one.) / Similar Initial Necklace / Louis Vuitton Tote
Emma’s Wearing: Christmas dress (Oops! Forgot her bloomers. Please excuse us as we flash the blogging world.)
Mitch is wearing: Ralph Lauren Button-Down

When Mitch and I found out we were moving to Chicago, we immediately knew what neighborhood we wanted to live in: Lincoln Park. Ending up in LP had always been Mitch’s dream, as he spent the first half of his childhood there. And now, we’re only a few blocks away from the house that he grew up in. It’s so special, and I’m really happy that Emma is going to spend her childhood in a place that has so much history for the Larkins!