Kelly in the City

Written By Kelly Larkin

How To Be Productive On A Rainy Day

how to be productive on a rainy day

Rainy days can feel dark and gloomy. With very little sunshine and a lack of motivation to leave the house, it can be tempting to stay in bed and scroll through social media all day. Fortunately, a rainy day is the perfect time to check in with yourself and your to-do list. Let’s get into it!

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White Pants Outfit Ideas

white pants outfit ideas

As the spring season is rapidly approaching, it’s time to put away those dark winter clothes and embrace the light and airy vibe of the season. And what better way to do that than by donning a pair of crisp and clean white pants? 

White pants are not only trendy but are also a fashion-forward alternative to a basic pair of black pants or blue jeans. With their versatility, you can pair them with anything and wear them to various occasions – casual to formal and everything in-between. 

So, with that said, I am super excited to share with you a roundup of white pants outfit ideas for women. Let’s dive right in, shall we?

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Spring Capsule Wardrobe

Spring Capsule Wardrobe 2023

Hi friends! Today, I’m back with another capsule wardrobe just in time for spring!!!

For those that are new to the whole idea of a capsule wardrobe, let me tell you why they’re so popular. 

A capsule wardrobe is a collection of versatile clothing that can be mixed and matched to create many different outfits. 

Capsule wardrobes are popular among minimalists because they use less trendy, statement pieces and more classic, high-quality items. They can also help you save time, money, and effort. Plus, they’re better for the environment! So many benefits!!

While working on my own capsule collection, I’ve discovered the added benefits of a seasonal capsule wardrobe. For one, they let you focus on the seasonal items you have, while also ensuring that you’ll be appropriately dressed for the weather. 

Because it’s made such a big difference for me, I want to dedicate this post to helping (and hopefully inspiring!) you to build your own capsule wardrobe for spring! Let’s get into it!

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Importance Of Getting Dressed In The Morning

Importance of getting dressed in the morning

Hi everyone, welcome back! I have a super interesting topic for you guys today!

Did you know that getting dressed in the morning has a surprisingly significant effect on various aspects of your day? It’s true!

And by getting dressed, I don’t mean simply throwing on whatever clothes are within reach. We can do better than that! I mean putting on real clothes, even if you’re working from home all day. It means getting ready for the day, even if you have no plans to leave the house. 

Sure, it’s easy to stay in your pajamas all day, but spending the day in your pajamas, or similar clothing, can affect both your mood and your productivity. I know, it’s hard to believe. But this is proven fact. 

There are several reasons for getting dressed every morning, whether you’re leaving the house or staying home all day. Read on for a round-up of all the reasons you should get dressed every day, as part of your overall self-care routine. 

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10 Neutral Color Cardigan Outfit Ideas

Neutral Cardigan Outfit Ideas

Hey! Hi! Hello friends – what’s up? I’m just poppin’ in to share my thoughts about one of my favorite style trends. 

Neutral colors have always been a staple in my closet, and a cardigan is no exception. Neutral, earth-tone pieces are the easiest to mix and match with those more bold colors, without causing your outfit to clash. Some of the most popular neutral colors include beige, cream, gray, white, and black. Although I also consider soft pinks, blues, and greens to be neutrals as well. 

Neutral colors look good at any time and place, whether you’re going somewhere casual or to a formal event. This is why I firmly believe that neutral-colored cardigans are THE MOST versatile pieces of clothing to have in your closet. 

A cardigan can be layered, dressed up or down, and added to any stylish outfit without compromising any precious comfort or style. I have put together some cute and preppy neutral color cardigan outfit ideas for you, so you can rock this trend with confidence!

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The 11 Best Books About Chicago

best books about chicago

Chicago is an incredible, world-famous city that my family is lucky enough to call home.

We’ve lived in Chicago since 2015, when we moved to our forever home in Lincoln Park. Mitch actually spent half of his childhood in Chicago. So, when faced with the opportunity to move from New York to the Windy City, we decided to go for it! 

Admittedly, despite my familiarity with big cities, Chicago surprised me. There really is so much more to love than I ever could have imagined. Given its history, culture, and diverse community, it’s no wonder that so many authors choose Chicago as the setting of their books. 

While some authors were equipped with plenty of autobiographical material, others were simply inspired by the well-known city and its stored past. Regardless of the reason, Chicago has found itself at the center of some pretty incredible books. 

These are 11 of the best books about Chicago. Each one guaranteed to teach you a thing or two about this place I call home.

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How To Organize A Spice Drawer

How to organize a spice drawer

Spices are simply a must-have in the kitchen! With their unique blend of aromas and flavor profiles, they can truly elevate your dishes and bring them to new heights. Storing and organizing these little gems can be quite the challenge, particularly if you have a vast collection of spices. 

But fear not, friends! By keeping them tidy and organized you’ll not only free up precious counter space, but you’ll also protect them from pesky heat and light, ensuring their flavors and freshness for longer periods of time. ( Because after all, spices can get expensive!!! ) And finally, let’s not forget, a beautifully organized spice drawer display is visually stunning and oh-so-inspiring, making you want to cook up a feast in your kitchen any chance you get. 

Join me as I share my top tips and tricks for perfectly organizing your spices, so you can keep them at your fingertips and your kitchen in tip-top shape! ( Oh! And if you haven’t, I highly recommend checking out my affordable pantry organization, you can get some great organizing inspiration there! )

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