October 29, 2012

Chicago- Sprinkles edition

My goal in Chicago was to take so many photos that I would begin to even annoy myself. To say that I failed to do so would be the understatement of the year. So,  here are three photos I captured during our Sprinkles adventure...I mean, if to photograph anything it's a cupcake trip, right?

I'm a sucker for branding

I can't even remember the last time I had a red velvet cupcake that didn't immediately crumble after the first bite so, thank you, Sprinkles. This cupcake well deserves its "G".


...and then I dropped the last bit of my cupcake on the sidewalk. 

October 24, 2012

Travel Essentials

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I'm off to Chicago tomorrow morning! This will be my fourth trip to the windy city this year and I simply cannot wait. Last night, as is every night before a trip, was spent doing laundry, cleaning up and planning/writing out my packing list in my planner. Packing light is something I perfected while studying abroad-- never again will I check a bag. Above are some of the essential items I bring on each and every trip. 

October 23, 2012

Hello & Happy Tuesday!

Last week was a little chaotic, so I have to apologize for my lack of posting. I'm still learning how to manage my time between my internship, blog, friends and "me time"; it's not always so easy! I promise that I'm going to hop back on the blogging train-- with outfit posts and everything.

On another note: HOW DO YOU LIKE THE RE-DESIGN? I might be biased, but I love it-- remember Molly? She was unlucky enough to have to deal with all my indecisive e-mails, but luckily for me, she's a genius when it comes to this design stuff.

October 10, 2012

What's in your bag?

Does anyone else have a secret obsession with knowing what other girls are carrying in their bags? We spend so much time finding the most fabulous wallet, make up bag, notebook, travel toiletries, etc. just to hide it all behind our handbag's exterior. So, I'll be honest...I love knowing what you've got going on in there and where you find your necessities. Blogger of This Chick's Got Style frequently lays it all out for her readers to see; one of the many reason I follow along. 

photo credit: 1, 2, 3

October 8, 2012

Weekend Recap

Organizing soothes me. It's the only thing that keeps me sane during a hectic week. I updated my planner with a new band to keep her looking pretty. I swear I could spend a disgusting amount of time playing in Russell & Hazel.
My guy and I were finally able to take a trip to the apple orchard and pumpkin patch! Unfortunately, the pumpkin portion was closed...this little guy is my sister's. It adds a touch of warmth to our entry.
Some of my fall favorites. No matter the trendiest color, I always come back to these.

October 4, 2012

Notes from the Mall

 Working for the mall allows me to see different people, from different parts of the globe at all times of the day. One thing you start to notice is the trends that everyday consumers are taking part in. One such trend is the mini crossbody clutch; specifically the Rebecca Minkoff MAC Mini Clutch. I've seen it EVERYWHERE. I shouldn't be too surprised, I mean it is beautiful. However, who would've thought that women would toss aside their shopper totes for a bag the size of their cosmetic pouch? 

As all things go, first you notice the item, then you can't get it out of your head & then you want one. Don't want to spend the money for the Minkoff? You don't have to. I personally love this studded version from Topshop that's less than half the price. 

RM Mini Mac Clutch

October 1, 2012

Pumpkins + Apples

 I had originally planned to take a trip to a pumpkin patch and apple orchard yesterday with my boyfriend, but decided to postpone our day date to the following weekend. I want it to feel like fall when we're there and a 76 degree temperature didn't exactly fit with my idyllic vision. I've been looking at photo after photo of other bloggers and friends taking similar trips and their outfits got me thinking about what I would wear. It goes a little something like this...

Pumpking picking

Now, if only all of these items would magically appear in my closet.