Spring has Sprung

May 4, 2015

Top:  Mara Hoffman | Sunglasses: c/o Warby Parker | Skirt: Zara (similar) | 
Clutch: c/o Vera Bradley | Shoes: Italian Shoemakers |

Didn't this weekend feel like spring is officially here?! I know it's supposed to rain this week, and we'll go back to some weird in-between temps (I've got some outfit inspiration coming to help you dress for that), but for now let's focus on SPRING!

I've been a fan of Mara Hoffman for a while, so I was drawn to this crop top as soon as I saw it. I love the simple silhouette that's perfectly complimented by the pastel stripes. It speaks for itself, so I paired it with a simple neutral maxi skirt for an easy breezy look.

I'm also completely in love with this leather clutch by Vera Bradley. There have been a bunch of events around the city recently (follow along on Instagram!) and I've been reaching for it almost every time I head out the door. The crisp white compliments any spring outfit and the leather is so soft and buttery. It's a MUST HAVE in my book.

A big thanks to Ali B Photography for these photos!

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Mother's Day Gift Guide

May 1, 2015

It's MAY! My favorite month of the year!! The weather gets warmer (hopefully), plus my birthday is an excellent excuse to indulge in a few treat yo self moments and a lot of margaritas on patios :)
May also means that Mother's Day is quickly approaching! If you haven't gotten your Mama anything yet, don't worry, I've got your back! I love little gifts like this candle (that smells like heaven), but I also love chipping in with all of my siblings for a big gift that she wouldn't expect - like this Tory Burch tote that is perrrrfect for summer. I also have my eye on a spiralizer, which would be a great gift for a Mom who loves to experiment in the kitchen! (Pssst I'm going to start posting recipes with it, so she would be able to follow along with me! Bonus!)

On another note, I'm getting so excited for the Rioja Wine and Tapas Festival tomorrow! In anticipation for the event, Windy City Bloggers @thekittchen, @chritiques and I are co-hosting the #RiojaBuzz Twitter Party from 8-9pm tonight. Follow #RiojaBuzz and chat along as we discuss Rioja wine and tapas. There will be a chance to win fun prizes during the chat, and if you post a photo of your favorite wine + tapas with #ShareYourPair, you could win a wine dinner for two!

Have a great weekend!

Lake Shore Lady on The Everygirl!

April 30, 2015

Yesterday was a big day, because it marked my first appearance on one of my favorite websites, The Everygirl! When they approached me to ask if I wanted to participate in a shoot about squeezing workouts into a busy schedule (I know about that...), complete with cute Lucy workout gear (a large part of my closet) and one of my favorite photographers (swoon!), I literally couldn't say yes fast enough! I absolutely love the way it turned out, so I hope you'll hop over and check out my tips for how to get ready and out of the gym in 15 minutes or less!

PS. If you've never heard of The Everygirl, go check it out NOW! It's filled with fashion, beauty, travel, wellness and so much more. As they say, it is an online resource helping to shape the creative, career-driven woman to experience her life better lived. It was also named one of Forbes Top 10 Websites for Millennial Women in 2012! I've been reading along since they began, and they really do have something for every girl :)

And before I let you go - today is the LAST DAY to enter my CorePower Yoga Giveaway! Don't miss out!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie [Video]

April 28, 2015
I know my videos recently have been more indulgent than healthy, but who doesn't like a treat every once in a while?? Especially when it involves chocolate and peanut butter...

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