We leave for Cabo in a couple weeks and I’m already planning my outfits, at least in my head and the rest below! I’m loving a simple black maxi to show off awesome accessories like this bag and orange sandals. I like to wear flats on vacation, who else? And as a smart packer, I never forget an oversize white shirt that doubles as a swim cover and cute blouse. I cannot wait to dig into all the fresh guacamole and chips, until then, what are some of your favorites?


skirt // cardigan

brass stool table // sandals // similar denim jeans // black jeans // buffalo check top // faux fur 


4 Takeaway Tips

Check @airbnb for cool rentals. Our place was 3 bed 3 bath and a pullout couch condo almost 40 floors up. It was the same price as a high end hotel, but had a nice kitchen and plenty of room to spread out. Plus the views were VERY instagram worthy. And that’s reason enough. We’ve become home bodies more and more, so staying in a great place is huge. We didn’t always feel like going out, especially when you love where you’re at. I got SO man questions asking where we stayed in Chicago. Here’s a link to our Airbnb.

Download Park Whiz app. We found parking for 3 nights for $60, a short walk away. I ended up finding a coupon code on Retail me Not (Not sponsored) for an extra $5 off. Hey, score!

Take the kids to the LEGO store. We scored big taking them to the Lego store in Watertower. I  ALMOST made up for the time I tried on 5 faux fur coats at Nordstrom with a couple Ninjago sets. Plus the cashier asked if this was a gift, and threw in 2 gift sets. Merry Christmas!

It Lived up to the Hype: Dinner/Lunch/Breakfast at 3 Arts Cafe in Restoration Hardware

We ordered an Uber and headed to the Gold Coast for some fresh interior inspo and yummy bites at the 3 Arts Cafe. No reservations needed, we walked in , sat down, enjoyed veggies and dips as an appetizer and a turkey club. Yummy! And listening to the fountain was so relaxing, even Levi enjoyed it.

While in Omaha, we visited the Omaha Zoo and Lauritzen Gardens. Two of our favorites!

We look forward to winding down this weekend at home. What are your plans?

Just as an FYI, I’m hosting a giveaway on Instagram today. Stay Tuned!

MatchesFashion is having an extra 10% off sale today – see my picks below:

Also, Nordstrom still has some great finds on sale now up to 40% off. See my picks below:

1. Flattering stripe swim suit
2. Chloe’s new take on the aviators are too cool for school
3. Stripe espadrilles are so versatile for dresses and jeans
4. Love this red stripe top styled with white pants, cutoffs or over your swimsuit
5. Denim cutoffs make every top cuter, and these $55 version
6. Beat the rays with the cutest beach fedora

7. Lace-up sandals under $70 for the beach and acting like tourists

8. Dry shampoo (without the residue) will stretch out that blowout.
9. Warning, this straw bag may steal the show.

Lately, I’m loving a white tank, stripe tunic and favorite jeans for a weekday outfit. Reid and I are headed to Mexico in the next couple weeks to celebrate our Anniversary though late. I will definitely be bringing this pom pom hat, dress, and stripes south of the border.

hat COTTON ON ::  jeans LEVIS (fit tts) :: stripe top :: heels (on sale!) NINE WEST :: white tank SAYLOR similar  :: Photo’s by Tasha ::

Here are more pom pom favorites:



  1. jeans RAG & BONE
  2. one piece suit (with a bow) LOLLI
  3. “packable” straw hat MADEWELL
  4. because when I never expect rain, it comes MICHAEL KORS
  5. platform lace up REBECCA MINKOFF
  6. nothing says resort like a stripe crewneck TOPSHOP
  7. oversize unconventional white shirt VINCE and THIS
  8. straw beach carryall  STRAW STUDIOS
  9. white ruffle dress CHLOE or this $65 version  also LOVE this one by JOIE and DVF
  10. vacation frames WILDFOX

Since moving to Southern California in January, I haven’t wanted to leave. I mean, we moved to a vacation destination, right? However, I do plan on a short Palm Springs getaway with Reid, hopefully when my parents come visit. Fingers crossed! Here are some fun vacation essentials – a trench if it rains (in the desert of course, ha!), a crisp white shirt, stripes, and a dreamy ruffle dress.  All of which transitions nicely when you return home back to reality: school pick up and drop off, meetings, and sandy weekends at the beach.

What’s missing? What are your vacation essentials?