Thursday, September 30, 2010

Barry Barry

i'm so proud of my little drew!
i just love her. & i love that her fashion sense has been so on lately.
did she get a stylist?? zoe?

p.s. guess where i'll be today.
hint: not at work.
answer: serving on jury duty.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Summer in the City

i'm just going to go ahead and say it.
a chicago summer is superior to any other summer.

ugh. must it be so long before we meet again?
damn you, 8 months of winter weather!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Have A Little Faith


Silly Vicky

i love this sweater dress.
in fact, i love a few of the dresses on victoria secret's website.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Sunday Night Confessional

this weekend was wild. suburbs style!
i was puppysitting for my cousin this weekend while he and his fam were in st. louis for a wedding. so i dragged taryn and ej out to lisle with me to enjoy a night of raging in naperville. steve met up with us - which ended up being quite the lifesaver. all in all, it was sloppy... i mean... amazing.
i went to chicago harvest tonight with my mom.
after a night of partying, i really didn't want to go. but i didn't want for my mom to go by herself either so i agreed to take the trip and hear this "amazing message" speaker greg laurie had in store for us. it was actually really inspiring and i'm so glad i went! it's important to remind yourself of what's important every once in a while. with the ridiculousness that is my life, i couldn't pass up the opportunity to remind god that i'm still around. and still in serious need of his help. it was good stuff. oh, ps - it was PACKED! this is literally a pic taken from the rosemont theatre.
i'm poor again.
i seriously broke the bank on saturday.
too. many. purchases.
i'll be bringing my lunch to work for the next month.

Saturday, September 25, 2010


i fell into the gap....
and nordstrom.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Flashback Friday

the rat tail
a tail for every age.

this is hilarious.

Thursday, September 23, 2010


i'm going to see papa roach in concert tonight.
ha! taryn won tickets on q101. yess.
i have to admit that i don't know that many papa roach songs, but i'm still psyched.
besides, i'll take any chance to hang with liz and taryn.


i love. i want. i need that dress.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Those geniuses at Glamour

i've found my new favorite friday night makeup ideas.

but i'd do the full line of glitter instead of an awkward little blob.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Monday, September 20, 2010

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sunday Night Confessional

i'm a free woman!!!
yesterday was my last day working at volare. i couldn't be happier. i can finally go back to enjoying my saturdays! woop!
okay, i know i just posted about baby row, but i can't get over how beautiful she is!!
literally the most adorable thing i've ever seen. in. my. life.
i desperately need to find a good hair colorist in the city of chicago.
via yelp reviews, i've narrowed it down to salon envy, connection salon, tsubo, and sine qua non salon. if you have any feedback and/or suggestions, please advise.
homemade buttermilk pancakes, bears vs. cowboys, gym, pizza.
what a perfectly perfect day. pretty much my heaven.
da bearsssss.

have you heard?

Friday, September 17, 2010

Hello, Gorgeous!

i got this email from my grandma today. had to share.

Flashback Friday

it's a classic.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Fall Boots

i might be purchasing these cute (& affordable!) fall boots to wear with dresses or with skinny jeans tucked in.
cute cute cuteness.

& in case you were curious, the sandal hunt is finally over.
i got these little pups.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Baby Row

i have the cutest baby cousin in the world.
so obsessed with her!!!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Fall Fashion

i adore this outfit.
that glittery skirt with the heaviness of the grey on top and the boots is just perfection. i could wear this every day.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Sunday (Monday) Night Confessional

i'm back from watercolor and i miss my friends already!!
it got weird.
sadly, i forgot my camera so i have very little to show for it.
it may or may not have something to do with the fact that i missed my flight thinking it was 2+ hours later than it actually was. when i got a call from casey at 11:05 am asking if i had boarded my 11:25 flight, i was still in my towel, makeup-less with wet hair.
apparently i don't know how to put on spray sunscreen.
i was referred to as "sunburns" or "cat in the hat" all weekend.
this beast was in the middle seat next to me on the plane ride home from dallas to chicago.
after traveling all day, it was pretty awesome to see that the row in front of us comprised of two skinny girls with no one seated between them. of course.
then i was presented with this visual snack while waiting for my bag in the airport.
gorge!! and to continue the theme of the weekend, my bag was lost in dallas. so after waiting for everyone to clear out i headed over by the baggage peeps and arranged for them to deliver it this morning.
but despite all the bad luck (read: i'm retarded), i had the best time!
i'll upload some pics stolen from katie or whitney to prove it soon. :)
and my sunburn is now more of a glowing tan.
sweet kitty. my wittle baby thinks she's human.
sorry i forgot to post music monday today.
so exhaust. i need another vacation.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Jet Setter

aaaaand i'm off!
spending the weekend in the sunshine with 5 of my favorite people.
college reunion, betches!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


{bluepoolroadblog . la dolce vita}

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Before. After.





i'm thrilled to have a phone again.


to tell you the truth, i don't really like jessica alba. i don't know what it is. she annoys me.
i do love balmain though. and selly albs looks great in this dress.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Music Monday

something bigger, something better
another amanda blank song. her music is so fun!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Sunday Night Confessional

i. still. don't. have. a. phone.
which is why i have had .2 hours worth of a social life in the past 2 weeks.
but! good news: a friend of the family is upgrading to the iphone 4 and offered to give me her old iphone free of charge. i should have it up and running tomorrow. thank you, jesus.
i'm going to a cubs game with my cousin nicky, his wife karen, and baby rowan tomorrow.
can't wait to see this little munchkin!!
i found this on one of the many blogs taking up (well deserved) space on my google reader.
so sweet! it made me cry.


free people: one of my favorite brands

Friday, September 3, 2010

Flashback Friday

the discman

in case you want to purchase that little beaut.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


"what you do speaks so loudly that i cannot hear what you say."
-ralph waldo emerson