Friday Favorites

Hi Everyone!

I hope that you all had a good week. Today Chicago officially reopens and I am so happy. We all waited what felt like a lifetime for this day and it feels great. I am looking forward to enjoying all of the thing that my home city has to offer again.

OK, let’s get into my latest favorites! πŸ™‚

  1. Bag – I love the color combination and I think that it is just so chic.
  2. Necklace – This is so different than the usual Kendra Scott necklaces and I love it.
  3. Floral Print Shorts – I love the print and I am also in desperate need of summer clothes like shorts!
  4. Black Ruffle Linen Dress – This dress is the perfect summer LBD and the ruffle detailing is so cute.
  5. Sandals – I love the orange color and the gold detailing. So chic and these would look good with just about any outfit.

Beauty Review

Hi Everyone!

I hope that you are all having a good week so far. The summer weather has been wonderful here and I am enjoying everyone moment of it. Today I am sharing another beauty related post. Please let me know in the comments if you have ever tried any of these products.

  1. Makeup Revolution Primer & Lock Eye Primer – I actually bought this in Amsterdam at a drug store because I forgot my eyeshadow primer. The reviews on Ulta are very mixed, but I actually really like it. I have been using it on days where I don’t plan on wearing makeup all day. BUT, with that being said, it is not nearly as good as my NARS eyeshadow primer. I have used that one for years and I think that it is the best one.
  2. Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Setting Powder – I received a sample size of this and even though the sample size is tiny, I have gotten a decent amount of use of out it. I combined it with my setting spray that I love, and it worked really well. I am not a huge fan of pressed powder because I feel like you go through it faster but I did like this one. I may purchase it the future but we shall see.
  3. LANCΓ”ME Monsieur Big Mini Mascara – I received this mini size as a gift with purchase. I have been using this mascara almost every day and I LOVE it. I love the look that I achieve with just two coats and it stays perfect for hours. I also use it with this primer which I also love. I am definitely going to purchase the full-size when I am done with the mini.
  4. Kiehl’s Hydro-Plumping Serum Concentrate – I used this serum a few years ago and then I stopped using it for a little while. I honestly have no idea why. I have noticed a difference in my skin every single time I use it and it is just all around a great serum. I love it and I am going to continue to use it.
  5. Fresh Lotus Anti-Aging Nigh Moisturizer – I am on my second jar of this moisturizer. It is very hydrating, it smells really nice, and I am starting to see a difference. I love this night cream and I am definitely going to stick with it!

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a great day! XO

Friday Favorites

Hi Everyone!

I hope that you all enjoyed the shorter week. The weather here has finally gotten nice and I am so happy about it. I went out for some walks and I also sat outside and read my new book. This weekend we have dinner plans with friends but other than that we don’t have any plans.

OK, let’s get into my latest favorites! πŸ™‚

  1. Floral Print Shorts – I know that I have been all about neutrals lately, but these shorts are so cute for the summer. The price is great too.
  2. Blue Dress – I love the knot detail and the white floral print.
  3. Gold Sandals – This sandal would look good with just about anything and I love the gold color.
  4. Star Necklace – This necklace is so cute for summer to with a sundress or even a simple top and shorts.
  5. Yellow Straw Bag – LOVE this bag and I have added it to my wish list. It is available in a few other colors but I love the yellow. It is so cute for summer.

Summer Linen Pants

Hi Everyone!

I hope that you are all having a good week so far. I cannot believe that it was already June too. Summer has also finally made it here to Chicago and I am very happy. Also, just in case anyone can’t tell from my photos, I did get my hair done last week. Anyway! Today I am excited to share some new pants that I bought over the holiday weekend. My husband’s parents were visiting and we stopped by a local boutique and they had the cutest clothes. I tried these pants on because I just had to see if they would work. Luckily I loved them and ended up buying them. I really like they are a classic pant and I will be able to wear them for years.

My tank is from last summer and I bought it at work. You will also see my sandals a lot this summer. They are so comfortable and they look good with just about anything. My husband bought them for me after I had to throw out a pair that I loved. I also think that he was probably tired of hearing me talk about my sandal search haha. Anyway! If you are looking for a good sandal, check them out.

Everything else is linked below and also on my LiketoKnowit page.

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a great day! XO

Pants / Similar style here / Tank – old similar style here and here. / Sandals Sunglasses – old similar style here.

Easy Spring/Summer Outfit

Hi Everyone!

I hope that you are all having a good week so far. Today I am sharing a basic outfit for spring and summer.

Since I wanted to add some new basics to my spring and summer wardrobe, I found this tank and decided to get it. It is really soft and almost feels like linen. I went with a neutral color but it is available in other colors including a pretty blue. It does also have more of a relaxed fit which is nice. Anyway, when I snapped these photos it was in the mid-eighties and too hot for a jacket haha. I have also had these mule sandals for a few years and I still love them. They are comfortable and look good with just about anything. My spike-y fringe necklace (not sure how else to describe it haha) was a gift from my sister and I like to wear it during the summer and layer it with other necklaces.

Everything is linked below but make sure you follow me on the LiketoKnowit app too!

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a great day! XO

Tank / Jeans /Ivory Necklace / Similar fringe necklace here. / Mule Slides – similar here / Sunglasses – similar here

Friday Favorites

Hi Everyone!

I hope that you all had a good week. Mine was pretty good. I went through my clothes again, and added some more things to my donate pile. This weekend the weather is supposed to be really nice so we will be spending a lot of time outside.

OK, lets get into some favorites!

  1. Wrap Top – I love the pretty detailing on the sleeves.
  2. Lemon Print Shorts – Even though I have been loving neutrals lately, these shorts are SO cute and I love the print. The price is great too!
  3. Necklace – I have been thinking about adding some simple, yet bold necklaces to my jewelry collection. This necklace can easily be dressed up or down.
  4. Bucket Bag – This bag is so classic and pretty I love it.
  5. Black Slide Sandals – I haven’t worn black sandals in the summer for years, but I love this chic pair.

Spring Stripes

Hi Everyone!

I hope that you are all having a good week so far. Lately I have been loving a lot of neutral spring and summer looks. I just love how easy they are to put together especially on the days where I have no idea what to wear haha.

This striped sweater is new and I love it so far. It is lightweight and the colors go with just about anything. For this post I decided to wear it with my white jeans but I think that it would look cute with shorts or regular denim too. I am also wearing a tank underneath because it is a tiny bit sheer but honestly that is a personal preference.

Everything is linked below but feel free to reach out to me with any questions. πŸ™‚

Sweater / Jeans / Sandals / Necklace / Sunglasses

Friday Favorites

Hi Everyone!

I hope that you all had a good week. I went out for some walks this week, I also started a new book and got some things done. This weekend we might plant our garden if the weather is nice. So far it is looking good!

OK, lets get into my latest favorite finds!

  1. Blue Puff Sleeve Dress – The color is perfect for spring and summer. I also think that it can easily be dressed up or down.
  2. Heart Necklace – I love the little heart and this would look pretty layered with other necklaces or just worn alone.
  3. Pink Purse – Obviously I love that it’s pink, but I also really like the shape/style of it. Another winner for both spring and summer!
  4. Braided Sandals – These sandals are SO cute and I love this blush color. They are also available in a few other colors including a really pretty orange.
  5. Floral Print Bow Top – Ordering this top was definitely one of the highlights of my week haha. I was really excited about this Amazon the Drop Collection. Blake is one of my favorite Chicago bloggers because she has amazing style. I can’t wait to style my new top so stay tuned for an outfit post!

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend! XO

Beauty Review

Hi Everyone!

I hope that you are having a good week so far. It has been a while since I have done a beauty related post so I thought that I would do one today. These are all makeup and skincare products that I have recently tried. Let me know if you have tried any of these and what you thought about them.

  1. Lune and Aster Stratosphere Volumizing Mascara – My local Bluemercury store gave this to me as a birthday gift and when my other mascara ran out I decided to try this one. I use this primer with my mascara because I find that my mascara will last longer and I like the extra base that it creates. For the price point, this mascara is pretty good. It gives me lashes volume and it lengthens well. It also washes off easily with eye makeup remover. It is also a clean beauty product, so if you are looking for a clean mascara this could be a good option for you. With all of that being said, I am not in love with it. I feel like I have to use four coats of it to achieve results and I don’t want to pile on the mascara every time haha.
  2. NARS Summer Solstice Eyeshadow Palette – I bought this during the Sephora sale and I LOVE it! The colors are beautiful and even thought it is for the summer, I would use this palette year-round. I also use the NARS eyeshadow primer which helps it last longer.
  3. Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Gracefully Pink – During the Sephora sale I only ordered the NARS eyeshadow palette and I also chose a few samples. Well, when my package arrived there were two full-sized lipsticks in this color. I also received six Sephora brand rose scented lip balms which was also random. They were obviously not supposed to go in my order. I double checked my order and my credit card to see if I got charged for them and I did not so I decided to just keep them. The color is really pretty and it has pretty good staying power. It also smells like chocolate which is nice. πŸ™‚
  4. Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex– OK first off, that has to be the longest product name ever. Haha. Anyway, I chose this as a sample to try from Sephora. It has a fresh citrus scent which is nice, and I have been using it every night. I will say that my skin looks a lot smoother even after just a few weeks. The only thing that I don’t like about this product is the price. It is really expensive. The biggest size is 3.9 ounces and while that would probably last me a long time, it is $200 dollars. I am just not sure if I want spend that much on a serum. Unless it starts making me look 20 years-old again haha.
  5. Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Complex – Again, longest product name ever!! Who comes with these names?! Anyway!! My other eye cream ran out. Also, after turning forty in 2020 I am even more concerned about wrinkles around my eyes and I wanted to try an eye cream that was designed for my age. The formula is very nice and I have been using it every morning and every night. It is very hydrating and I have noticed a slight difference but nothing dramatic. I understand that eye creams take time, so I am going to give this one more time before I decide whether or not I am going to buy it again.

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a great day! XO

Friday Favorites

Hi Everyone!

I hope that you all have had a good week. The highlights of my week were a new recipe that I tried and that I started going back to the gym. It felt great and it was nice to get out of the house. This weekend we are having guests who are both fully vaccinated over for dinner but other than that we don’t have any plans.

OK, lets get into my latest favorites!!

  1. Coral Wrap Top – I love the color of this top and it would look SO cute with white jeans and fun gold jewelry.
  2. Orange Wrap Dress – While we are on the subject of coral/orange, I LOVE this dress!
  3. Pink Sandals – While I pretty much stick to neutral or black shoes, these pink sandals are so cute!
  4. Necklace – I love the little sun and this would look so pretty dressed up or down.
  5. Purse – I love the colors and the classic style.

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend! XO