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Snow Day with Boo

Timex Watch c/o (Smaller version here) / Patagonia Better Sweater Quarter-Zip c/o (Full-zip and vest versions.) / Canada Goose Puffer (Also available via Tuckernuck. Love this one, too.) / 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!) / Hudson Jeans (Also love this pair and this pair. <– dream jeans!) / L.L.Bean Plaid Shirt (Relaxed version here. Mine’s actually an old one from J.Crew, but the L.L.Bean one is a near-perfect match!) / Emma’s Bear Hat / Similar Bear Suit (Are we sensing an obsession?)

Okay, I totally planned on setting aside a half hour to write a good post for today, but truth: Mitch and I stayed up really late watching This is Us. Have you seen it? We. Are. Obsessed. With the exception of Gilmore Girls, I’ve never been too into television. Mitch always had his shows, and I’d sometimes sit and watch them with him. Now, though, we have a show that we both love, and it’s really fun!

Two things I can’t get past, though:

Mitch & Family Visit Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium

Mitch here!

If you read this post, you know that I’m trying my hand at blogging to help out. This is both fun and hilarious for me, as A) I’ve always enjoyed writing, and B) I really never thought I’d be writing for a site that focuses on women’s fashion. But, you know. You take what life throws you!

(Anyone interested in hearing me explain the difference between a dress and a skirt?)

But let’s get back to it before I lose my job.

I have a few confessions to make:

Why I Took a Break (and What I’m Doing to Fix Things)

I’m sitting at a nearby coffee shop, simply staring at my laptop screen. (Have you ever done that before? Tried to sit down to work, but just ended up staring at your computer like it’s a Magic Eye puzzle? *Pats self on the back for the stellar 90s reference.*) And then, suddenly, the tears start. Nothing too crazy; just a couple of ’em. But they’re there, and I realize that I’ve been doing things… all wrong.

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).