Friday, January 23, 2015

Triple Embellished Casual Look

Cardigan: Loft | Shirt: J.Crew Factory | Jeans: Loft  | Coat: Express (old) | Shoes: Loft | Sunglasses: Charming Charlie | Earrings: Brooks Brothers (similar) |
Watch: Michael Kors (similar)

I've stepped up my embellishment, and I'm wearing it on three items! But it doesn't feel over done because the overall look is still very casual. It just adds a little oomph. I couldn't help but be matchy with this look. The flats are a green and navy plaid which is what inspired the outfit--from there it was on with the green cardigan and then the navy coat. This look is perfect for weekend activities when I want to be comfy and casual yet still put together.

This week has gone by so fast. I'm excited for the weekend. My family is celebrating my grandpa's 80th birthday! Can't wait to celebrate!

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

A site that will make your life easier//Gift for readers...

Happy Wednesday!! Today I'm so excited to talk about this awesome site called Whittl. It is seriously a great site that makes life so much easier and is sure to be the next big thing! It's like the love child of Uber and OpenTable, and we all know how much those sites are loved! I'm sure like everyone else my life is busy between work, family, friends and everything else that has to get accomplished. I know that this leaves me with little time to do things for myself let alone set up appointments. This is where Whittl comes in! It makes setting up appointments so simple. You can search from a variety of things, from blowouts to manicures to eye exams, and book your appointment from the convenience of wherever you want and at whatever time you want. Also, you don't have to worry about having money to pay at the appointment because you pay through Whittl--they only charge your card after the appointment. Talk about convenient! 

My experience with Whittl was amazing! I set up an appointment to get a manicure and pedicure at Jasmine's Nails and Spa after work a day. First off, the only time I'm able to think about setting up an appointment is late at night because I spend my days working, traveling home on the train, and finishing up with blogging and dinner. Places are not open to take appointments when I'm able to finally dedicate the time to it. But with Whittl, I can do this at any time--which was 10pm when I made my appointment. I received an email right away saying they got my appointment and would let me know when it was confirmed. The next morning, I received a text saying my appointment was confirmed. I also received texts 24 hours and 1 hour before my appointment to remind me. I appreciated this because I almost forgot about my appointment the day I was suppose to go because I was so busy at work. Reminders are a big help!

When I went for my manicure and pedicure, I was worried that it would be awkward saying that I paid using Whittl and that they wouldn't know what I was talking about. However, that was not the case at all! They knew exactly what I was talking about and it was no issue at all. I got in right away and didn't have to worry about paying because it was taken care of. It was so nice having it paid through the Whittl site so that I didn't have to worry about having cash or ruining my nails getting money out. An email was sent after the appointment confirming the payment. The next day, Whittl called to ask about my experience--talk about awesome customer service!

Overall, I had such a pleasant experience using Whittl that I can't wait to use it again! It made treating myself so simple that there is no excuse not to do it! And between the reminders and concern about my experience, it shows that this business truly cares which makes me appreciate it even more!

I hope all of you go and check out the site hereWhittl serves the Chicago area. If you live nearby, use this link to get $10 off your first appointment!

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Boots 'N Stripes

Dress: Loft | Leggings: J.Crew | Boots: Forever 21 (similar) | Hat: Aldo (similar) | Necklace: Charming Charlie (similar) | Sunglasses: Charming Charlie |
Bag: Michael Kors (similar)

I've got the Monday morning blues to go along with this blue, black and white dress. Love a good shift dress that is figure flattering and also helps that it has one of my favorite patterns. Work has been crazy dealing with year-end and month-end financial reporting and presentations. On top of that, I'm in the process of moving from the strategy team to the finance department. Luckily, this past weekend was full of sunshine and fun to hopefully get me through the busy work week. I'm also so excited because I've decided I need an office, so I'm going to turn one of my bedrooms into just the right space for me. I'm having so much fun looking at inspirational pictures. Can't wait to start setting it up!

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