Hey there, happy Wednesday! How are things? Last time I checked in we were packing up our life in Kansas City and now, we’re living in Chicago! The past five days have been a blur of boxes and beautiful views (which I’ve been documenting on Snapchat). I’m hoping to have more for you on the moving front next week, but until then, a few share-worthy bits and pieces below!
NEW RIDE: Shortly before Pete and I left KC we decided not to bring our car to Chicago. Not only was it going to be crazy-expensive to park it at our apartment building, but we’re in close proximity to nearly everything we need (still figuring out how to navigate the whole grocery situation) and everyone advised against it. Our good friend Keith gave Pete a bike he pieced together and I’m thinking I could benefit from one as well! I spotted this Schwinn cruiser at Target and have since been trying to figure out how feasible it would be to paint. I envision a light pink color with a cute little basket on the front for cruising around. And by cruising, I mean holding onto the handlebars for dear life – it’s been awhile.
ON MY FEET: Do any of you remember LOFT’s white strappy sandals from last season? I picked them up for less than $20 and literally wore them to the ground (If you know me, you know I’m all about cost per wear – these beat out my favorite shorts!). I wore them so much that the traction was non-existent and when we went to get our car detailed, I took one step onto the hot, slippery blacktop and completely ate it. It was a full on movie scene. The cup of water in my hand flew up and came right back down on my head (and down my back) and I was laying there, looking up at Pete in horror with a scraped up hand and bruised ego. It was at that moment I vowed to never wear them again. I quickly realized I needed something to replace my go-to slide ons and ended up finding the perfect pair! Insert the Joie slides. So insanely soft and comfortable. I went up a whole size (as the fit suggested) and I’m so glad I did! Something tells me these will last a lot longer than a year, too.
UP NEXT: I devoured Liane Moriarty’s books The Husband’s Secret and Big Little Lies (the second being my favorite of the two!) and as soon as I found out her newest book, Truly Madly Guilty, was available for pre-order I couldn’t hit purchase fast enough. My Grandma and I are constantly exchanging book titles and she’s planning to pick it up today so we can read it together! Has anyone read Liane’s other book, What Alice Forgot? I vaguely remember renting it from the library, trying to get into it (and failing) and then returning it to avoid a past due charge.
INSTA INSPO: Dare I say this photo from Blair Eadie has me longing to transition my wardrobe over to fall? There is something so unexpected about this look. The wide-brimmed hat mixed with the toggles on her coat and the deep, dark tones paired with bare legs – definitely something I hope to recreate for myself in the coming months.
BKR: I made a rookie mistake and accidentally left my glass bkr water bottle in the freezer overnight. As you can guess, it shattered…and I cringed. Considering I use it all day, every day, I decided it would not only be fiscally responsible to bite the bullet and replace it, but it would also spare the environment from unnecessary plastic water bottles. I went with a new color (Tutu) and a bigger size this time around!
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p/s It’s the last day for the Kate Spade Surprise Sale! If you’re looking to score a new tote or handbag on the cheap, now is your chance. Lastly, congrats to Beth for winning the 3rd anniversary giveaway and to Elizabeth for winning the Instagram giveaway!