Written By Kelly in the City

Business & Pleasure Beach Chair Sale

Kids Mini Sling Lauren’s Stripe Chairs / Adult 2-Piece Chairs / Umbrella / Tote Bag (Size Large, Long Handles — Fits under a plane seat!) / $15 Towels / Beach Toys / Swim Vest / Girls’ Hats (How cute is this Target version?!) / Girls’ Jack Rogers (Lucy loves these!) / Water Bottle / Micro SD Card Waterproof Speaker / Oversized Backpack

Quick post today, but I wanted to highlight the awesome Business & Pleasure beach gear sale going on right now. I took advantage as we didn’t have gear down in Rosemary, and I cried happy tears when the setup arrived. Poor Mitch, yes, but let’s be serious: He. Just. Doesn’t. Notice. He happily sits in his pink chair and probably thinks it’s tan or something. That, or he’s just the most phenomenal husband/girl dad ever. 😆

Anyway, WOW.

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Affordable “Unlocking” Favorites

Navy Sweater Jacket / Cable-Knit Tank / Jeans / Sneakers

Here’s the thing about spring in Chicago:

It doesn’t exist. 😂

Not in the sense that we normally think about spring, at least. Kurt Vonnegut once asserted that there are six seasons, not four—and he described March and April as not part of spring, but rather “Unlocking.” (Read the excerpt here for his full explanation! It’s great.) Since reading that, I no longer hate this time of year. And I no longer dress like it’s actual spring, which is May and June.

So how does one dress for Unlocking/Pre-Spring in Chicago? Not in sun dresses and open-toed sandals, that much I’ll tell ya! It’s all about warm cold-weather clothes in hues and patterns we see during actual spring.

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Year-Round Basics I Adore

Quince Patch-Pocket Pants / Camisole / Gucci Loafers / Cuyana Tote / Sweater Blazer

Hello, hello!

Listen, I’m all for finding silver linings during these gloomy months, and one is my January-March color palette: black, camel, olive and blush. (And a spot of hydrangea blue, IDK.) Getting dressed is easy because I’m only selecting from favorite staples. It’s just a matter of creating new combinations every day!

Here are a few looks I’ve worn recently. (All photographed at once because I don’t like wearing shoes in the house and want to disinfect every time I take photos. 😆)

Around Our Home, Vol. 1

NOA Flow Sectional c/o / Target x Studio McGee Coffee Table (SUCH A DEAL compared to the Pottery Barn coffee table, West Elm coffee table, and CB coffee table!) / Diamond Jute Rug (Also love this very similar one as well as this beauty.) / Pillows / (Nearly identical) Throw Blanket / Curtains / India Hicks: A Slice of England

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I don’t hate winter in Chicago anymore. And I think this is because I’ve shifted our busy home to a relaxing and cozy one. If you’ve been following for a while, you likely remember my maximalist (and pre-parenthood) days. I still really do like that style, but I adore the tranquility that simple and clutter-free design brings. I go to bed and wake up with a clearer mind.

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Lately in iPhone Photos, 1/31

Black Suede Dress I Wear Multiple Times Per Week

An impromptu “parents night out” because we recently discovered the magic of having a joint babysitter! The little girls all love it; the older girls do too.

I used to love putting these slices-of-life posts together, so I’m back at it today. :) Here are a few photos I found on my camera roll today:

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