Back In Action.

boots | I.N.C.
purse | Forever21
earrings | Kate Spade

 Whoops, hello there and happy 2015. I haven't made my way to this blog for quite a few months, but that doesn't mean I haven't been stalking everyone else's blogs! So I'm still around, just being a creeper instead. Shout-out to the Mint Girls for pulling me out of my blogging sleep and motivating me to get back out there! I spent entirely too much time looking at what seems like a gazillion options in their boutique, so if you need to add a few items to your closet and still have a million options to chose from without leaving your house, check them out!
Also, they are giving away a $25 gift card - enter to win once a day and a random winner will be chosen next week - good luck! 

In true form, I have no plan of attack for a post today. Rambling is what I seem to do best, so I'll try to update you on what's been going on without being entirely all over the place. Merp, maybe not though, 

I always find a way to complain about Chicago's bitter cold weather every year, but I'll break that tradition! I'm surprisingly surviving here and not complaining TOO much to the people around me. It was mid 30's yesterday and I was fine walking around wearing the outfit above without a coat for a while. I think it's actually because I spent 9 days in Florida recently so I feel rejuvenated. The first 5 days, including NYE, was spent with a group of friends in Tampa while the remainder I spent with my boyfriend in Miami on South Beach. I saw approximately 1,000,000 bare butts thanks to every woman of every size wearing floss for their bikini bottom.

We rented an Airbnb a few short blocks from the beach and I was pretty much the happiest person on the planet. Waking up to the sun, strolling Ocean Drive in the morning and then heading to the beach with margaritas in tow is all I need in life.

If you're feeling jealous then I'll share a story from the worst moment of my life that occurred shortly before leaving. Okay, not the worst but whatever, my hair is obvvvviously important (isn't everyone's?) and it got royally screwed up in a hair color horror story. Horror story in my humble opinion. I went to a new girl (same salon) and decided I wanted a little more blonde added to my hair. I proooobably showed her a picture that was a little TOO blonde, and 4 hours later I left the salon looking like a beached out barbie hooker. No joke. It was damp when I left (10:30pm and I just wanted to get home) but when it fully dried that night, I acted like some cry baby child who thought the world was going to end right there. 

This doesn't even do it justice since my hair is up. Wearing it down and having a sheet of
blonde/orange made for a hideous sight. The real nasty color was shown when my hair was down.
My hair is super dark to begin with and instead of having highlights, I looked like some nasty orange/blonde dye mess with an inch of my dark roots showing. No one close to me could even comfort me by saying it looked good. They all were horrified too..lucky me :) After balling my eyes out all night and day (I didn't say I was rational) I went back to the salon and she added more low lights and put a toner on. It  turned out darker than I had wanted, but I wasn't complaining at that point. It's lightened up already and UGH I'm now terrified to ever get highlights again, But I don't want my dark hair. So help. SOS. I need a hair God to help me next time. Or maybe I should be monitored and not bring in such drastic pictures. Oops. 

Holy snazzle frazz, that is way too long of a post for anyone to sit through. I promise to not wait this long again to post and I'll be back hopefully once a week to update you on the random stories in my life! Hopefully no more hair horror stories though, I've shed enough tears for a lifetime over that. Peace out girl scouts. 

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Shopbop Sale (Item's under $100) + Holiday Sales

Hiiii everyone! Tis the season for kick butt sales at all of our favorite stores AND just in time to make your Christmas wishlist for yourself and others. (one for them, one for me is my motto) 

Shopbop is kicking this week off with their biggest sale and it lasts for the entire week through Monday December 2nd at 1:59 CST. Lucky for us, the sale has zero brand exclusions and a free 3-day shipping and returns. For more info on the biggest sale of the year and coupon codes click here. I have had nothing but the BEST experience with my purchases from Shopbop and their quick delivery and had my account credited within 6 days of using their free return policy as well last month. Here are a few of my favorites below, I own the necklace, phone case and mini key chain pouch and love them all. 

ps all are under $100 so holla holla get dollas.

1. Jeffrey Campbell chunky heel booties 2. Shashi Kiley necklace 3. Kate Spade bow gloves 4. Jules Smith ear crawler 5. BB Dakota portola dress  6. Tory Burch phone case 7. Honeydew sleep shirt  8. Rebecca Minkoff little Louie pouch  9. Free People vegan cargo jacket

A few other sales from around the web going on..
Nordstrom - save up to 40%Kate Spade Saturday - 30% off, Code: DEALME
J.Crew - 30% off select full price styles, extra 40% off sale! Code: HOLIDAY
Madewell - 25% off your entire purchase, Code: GIFTON

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Happy Halloween!

Happy October 31st, friends! I don't technically have a picture of my costume since I'm not dressing up until tonight, but I thought I'd share with you the inspiration behind my costume. (the same inspiration that I got yesterday and whipped up last night..) I am all about DIY costumes that are on the cheap since chances are I probably won't be wearing it anytime soon. 
^Not me if you are a new reader haha
Hiiii Minnie Mouse. Easy peasy to make and looks cute. Also maybe not something that every female on the planet will be wearing? I made the skirt and also homemade ears that look like the picture for just under $20 total. In an effort to not look fully like a 12 year old, I am going to throw on black heels with my leggings and wear some sort of tank top or t-shirt with it. 

I am noooo pro at DIY shizzle, I have zero patience and 9 out of 10 times that leads me to doing the project wrong in some form. With that saiad, I surprisingly managed to find an easy Minnie Mouse ear tutorial online (what up Pinterest) and slapped those on a $1 black headband. I got about 10 yards of tulle and made the skirt in about 25 minutes thanks to another online tutorial and followed it up by gluing felt white circles on top of it. (note: don't do this on your couch..the glue goes through the tulle and leave marks on your couch. oops) All in all, not too shabby of a last minute costume if any of you need any more ideas, which hiii it is Halloween day..I should have posted this earlier. Sorrrrry. 

Happy and safe trick or treating!

an idea of what I'm wearing with the skirt + ears:
Splendid   |   Matiko   |    David Lerner

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I Missed the Seasons.

dress: Target   purse: Michael Kors   shoes: JCPennys   watch: Michael Kors

Well in true fashion, I found these pictures a tad late for the weather and am still posting them! This dress from Target was a favorite in my closet this past summer and I figured I might as well still show y'all. I imagine it's still acceptable to wear in some parts of the country with the right weather?? (S.O.S leaves are going missing on the trees in Illinois). The usual disclaimer - I fixed those roots right after this picture so please don't judge. But I completely understand if you do.

Quick life update - I've been to Texas my fair share of times, but now I am venturing to two new towns there next week, Galveston and Austin. I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT AUSTIN. YAAAS. If any of you live there or have visited where are the places that I need to go for fun? Good food, drinks, dancing, etc. I keep being told 6th Street, but any specifiiiiic places? 

While on the topic, I also booked a trip to Miami for the beginning of January to escape the blizzard I am predicting here. So same shout out for help goes for there as well, I've never been! I'm staying on South Beach so just feed me with suggestions please and thanks :) 

I'm using airbnb, both places seem like reputable and great places, but if I go missing..you know whats up.

Love Sadie   |  Schutz    |     Reverse

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Shopbop Sale!

top: BB Dakota   |   Steven
middle: Gorjana   |   Gorjana   |   Michael Kors
bottom: Jeffrey Cambell   |  Marc by Marc Jacobs  | Michael Kors

You guuuuuys, ShopBop is having their Friends & Family 25% sale (use code FAMILY25) and I highly recommend having your browser head over there and take a look at all of the good deals that you could score. This is the perfect time to pick up a few of the more pricey items that you might have had your mind on lately since these kinds of sales don't come around too often. 

I have snatched all three jewelry pieces in the middle row, please do not judge me. To be honest, my 'thing" (we all know I get hooked/obsessed/fixated on "things" too often) is to splurge on accessories these days and spend less on the actual clothes. These pieces of jewelry are something that I can wear every.single.day. and can make a subtle statement with. Same goes for shoes and purses latley. I used to think the more the merrier, but these days I would rather splurge on one nice pair of brown booties that is good quality and not found in every store as opposed to having 5 different styles of Target brown booties. And I would rather invest in one good purse that can be worn for a long time rather than one that will fall apart after a season. Ya feel? 

Happy shopping!

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