lately.

Happy Wednesday! I've got a mix of photos from life lately today :) When my mom was in town a few weeks ago we went to a couple "new to me" restaurants -- favorites include lunch at Le Coucou -- the bar is stunning and Vin et Fleurs -- we were in love with this place and felt like we were in … [Read more...]

weekend recap.

I was in Chicago for work for a few days last week & made my way to Cincy. So much excitement as one of my best family friends {aka basically family} got engaged to her girlfriend of 5 years {#lovewins} & we celebrated my cousin/BFF's engagement. Soooo excited for this year. Weddings galore :) I … [Read more...]

& we’re off!

Off & running into the weekend! So thrilled to be heading to Chicago for the wedding of one of my dear friends from college. It will be such a wonderful reunion in one of our favorite cities. One thing is for sure -- we will be eating Pequod's on Sunday :) I'm really excited about … [Read more...]

peppermint hot chocolate.

I came across this recipe for Peppermint Hot Chocolate on the blog, Marshalls Abroad. The recipe & all photos are via this post. It's very simple & I would really love to try it sometime. Peppermint bark is one of my {many} weaknesses of the holiday season! Simple Peppermint … [Read more...]

weekend recap and WINNER!

The winner of the Thankful for Handbags giveaway chosen via Rafflecopter is Dorian!! I will be emailing you for your mailing address. CONGRATS & enjoy :) This weekend recap is from Thanksgiving on! Below is the Thanksgiving attire worn by my sister & I -- we joked that we pretty much … [Read more...]

oscar spring 2013.

When we were in Chicago last week we stopped in Saks while they were having a Spring 2013 Oscar de la Renta trunk show. I was only able to snap one photo but LOVE the pink & teal lace gown. Here it is on the runway. Gorgeous! Xx, Ashley … [Read more...]

Fall Fashion

Loving my dose of Fall Fashion in Chicago! Such a fun illustration by Sandy M. Check out her blog Ooh La Frou Frou. Click here for a custom illustration. Xx, Ashley … [Read more...]