On my wishlist

I have a handful of things I’ve had my eye on to boost my wardrobe for the upcoming season. I like to pick key pieces that will be wearable over and over again, rather than getting statement finds that I’ll only be able to wear every once in a while.

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What I would’ve bought

Happy September! With the start of a new month marks the end of August, and my no-shopping month. I do think that I learned a lot in taking an entire month to take shopping off of the table. Not only did I save money, but I wore some pieces that I haven’t in a long time – or finally cut the cord and donated them.

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The look for less

I’m a huge fan of Karen Walker sunglasses. They tend to boast classic oversized shapes that stand out from the crowd of Clubmasters and Aviators, and I love the use of simple tortoise and metallic detailing. However it’s no secret that they’re a bit of a splurge, and as much as I love them, I’m not ready to drop $250 for a pair! That’s why when I found the Madewell Indio Sunglasses, I knew I had stumbled upon a steal.

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Athleisure at its best

While I’m still doing my no-shop month, I’m starting to think that my first purchase after it’s over will be a new pair of sneakers. I’ve been eyeing a lot of gorgeous ones for a long time, and haven’t invested in a new pair for a couple of years. I tend to be pretty hard on my main pair I wear to work out in, and I’d love to have a new pair that will look as cute with athleisure wear as they will with a pair of skinny jeans.

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Chicago, I love you

I spent this weekend admiring Chicago with three girlfriends, and I honestly can’t remember the last time I had so much fun! We jam-packed every activity and restaurant we wanted to see into three short days, but it was worth every second.

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Fall finds under fifty

Shops everywhere are tempting us with fall fashion that are gorgeous and swoon-worthy. While I know we’re a ways off weather wise, I am more than ready to start shopping pieces that will come very in handy in the months to come.

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Chicago, here I come

On Friday, I’m headed to the Windy City with a few girlfriends for the weekend, and I couldn’t be more excited! Naturally I’m most worried about what to pack for the long weekend, as I’m trying to keep it as light as possible… trying to pack everything into my Herschel Strand Duffel was my dream, but a hilarious, too-aggressive feat. I settled for my Everlane The Twill Weekender, which is the perfect size to carry on.

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Loves as of late

Hump Day always gets me feeling antsy. This week and last in particular, as it feels like everyone but me is on some incredible vacation instead of trudging through the office day after day. It’s absolutely vacation season, but I guess I can’t be too grouchy because I have a trip coming up next weekend! See some of my favorite things keeping me inspired lately.

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