May 3, 2013

Silver Lining

As I hinted at earlier this week, spring has really taken its sweet time arriving in Chicagoland. At this time last year, my flip flop-clad feet had already taken many leisurely strolls along the Lake. Even though it’s May, my winter coats, sweaters, and rain boots continue to be in regular rotation.

On the bright side, the regular downpours have resulted in some unusually pretty water colors which were magnified by one of the only clear days that we’ve had in a while—the silver lining around an otherwise bleak (and, at times, snow-filled) set of clouds.
Here’s to sunny skies and a windows-down kind of road trip to Columbus this weekend! 

May 2, 2013

Looking Glasses


Even though I no longer live on the west coast, I remain enamored of the easy style, relaxed fashions and laid back attitudes. The recent neon mirrored aviator trend encapsulates all of the above, and my boyfriend and I used our first road trip of the year as an excuse to run out and buy them—pinkish orange for me and bluish green for him.  Even though I won’t be wearing mine along the shores of the Pacific Ocean anytime soon, I can promise that I’ll be looking out through them at the fresh water waves on Lake Michigan this summer.


May 1, 2013

May Day

Simply put, this month could not come soon enough. I have some very exciting things coming up in the next few weeks, and I’m really looking forward to the following in May:

  • Getting a chance to eat here on my upcoming visit to Columbus
  • Watching my sister receive her well-earned veterinary medicine degree and moving her into her new, and much closer, home
  • Putting my “out of office” alert on and spending a few weeks abroad soaking up the culture in England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland and Paris
  • Sharing a few new workout mixes with you, courtesy of my best friends and new blog contributors, Kelly and Jess
  • Putting on a sequined headpiece and watching the Great Gatsby
  • Planting my garden plot 
  • Breaking out my extensive jersey dress collection and playing outside
  • Scoring tickets to this year’s Summerfest 
  • Continuing to feed my Game of Thrones addiction on Sunday nights
  • Going for long walks to the beach at dusk, and striving to meet 10,000 steps every day along the way (while occasionally indulging in Andy's Frozen Custard!)