Blush Jacket

blush faux leather jacket

Blank NYC Faux Leather Jacket | Topshop Top | Frame Denim | Vince Camuto Shoes | Celine Bag, similar Here | Kendra Scott Earrings | Givenchy Sunglasses | NARS ‘Turkish Delight’ Lipgloss

A Chicago spring can be extremely moody; warm and sunny one day, cold and rainy the next.  It can be tricky to stay warm and still look springy.  A blush colored jacket & white denim is the perfect answer!  Yes, it’s another faux leather jacket from BlankNYC.  I’m telling you they make the best faux leather and I’m obsessed.  This is the same style as the black one I wore in this post with a pencil skirt.

I’m pretty much in love with this metallic top!  It makes this outfit pop and look so much more awesome than wearing just a basic tee.  Lace up sandals are everywhere, and I’m loving the color and comfort of these (and the price!).  Take off the jacket and it’s a perfect outfit for a warmer climate.

How gorgeous are these white flower trees!!!  The entire street in town is lined on both sides with white blooming flower trees!  It’s so beautiful!  We walked up and down the street just enjoy the beauty!
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The Best Product for Acne Scarring, Texture, Hyperpigmentation, Fine Lines & Wrinkles

cane & austin retexure pads

Whatever your skin history is, most of us have issues on our face that we aren’t happy with… acne scarring, sun spots, hyperpigmentation, texture, fine lines and wrinkles.  We all have something we want fixed.

Maybe you suffered with acne that has now cleared up but has left scarring.  Or you didn’t use sunscreen and now you have sun spots or hyperpigmentation.  Or that zit that has left a brown spot on your face for several weeks or months.  Or maybe you have texture that just won’t go away no matter how much you exfoliate.  And of course, we all want to get rid of fine lines and wrinkles!

I discovered Cane & Austin products about 2 years ago and never looked back.  I still think they have the best at home results from any product I have seen.

Why these work:  It’s all about the glycolic acid!!  Glycolic acid improves skin texture and appearance.  It stimulates collagen production and elastin fibers, reducing acne scarring, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation.
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Handkerchief Hem Dress

handkerchief hem dress

Devlin Dress | Denim Jacket (sold out), similar Here | Joie Shoes, also love these | Chloe Bag | Necklace | Earrings | Givenchy Sunglasses

I love dresses that are easy to throw on and are effortless to wear.  As soon as the warm weather hits I can’t stop buying dresses.  They are an entire outfit in 1 piece, how much easier does it get?!  Our summers are so relaxed and casual, I usually don’t want to put a ton of thought into my outfits.

When we were taking these pictures there was a rain storm coming.  It was very windy (you should see some of the out take pictures, lol!), which made the dress move around and look so pretty.

We gave my website a face lift yesterday!!  I’m so excited about the way it turned out!  We are still making a few tweaks here and there.  Take a look at it and let me know what you think :)

Have a great Sunday!!
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Florida Vacation Instagram Round Up

I haven’t done a round-up of my Instagram photos in a while.  When I started to put all the photos together for this post yesterday I had almost 20 pictures!  So I decided to break it up into 2 posts.  First, I’m sharing all my Instagram photos from our time in Florida.  Next week I will share everything since I have been home.

at the beach

swim suit top, beach

at the beach

I absolutely love going to the beach!!!  It is one of my favorite things to do!  My family lives in Tampa, which is a very short drive to St. Pete beach.  One day we went over to the Don CeSar, which is a beautiful hotel on a beautiful beach!  We laid on beds on the beach, sipped pina coladas while the kids ran and played.  It is one of my favorite days with my family ever!

Swimsuit Top | Cover Up | Beach Bag (keeps selling out), also love This, This & This | Hat | Sunglasses | Sofia & Caleb’s swim suits are from Target

friends

Mine and Jaclyn’s friend, Christian, is a personal stylist and fashion blogger.  We got to spend a day shooting outfits for our blogs.  We had such a blast!  It was so much fun to share ideas about blogging, photography and fashion.  Christian is an amazing stylist and I love her blog!  If I ever have a piece that I can’t figure out how to style I always ask her.  She is never stumped or out of ideas!

You can check out her blog here at christianblairstyle.com.  You will become addicted!

My outfit: Dress | Shoes | Bag | Hat | Full post Here

pool pizza floatie

swimsuit cover up

We spent most of our days at the pool.  We would sleep in late, have breakfast then slowly make our way to the pool (around 1:00).  It was a very relaxing vacation!  Which is my favorite kind of vacation!!

Pizza Pool Floatie | Swim Shirt Cover Up | Lace Shorts (similar) | Swimsuit Top, also available Here | Hat

easter morning

I was so excited we were in Tampa with my family for Easter.  Living across the country from my family there are very few holidays we have gotten to spend together over the years.  The Easter bunny knew we were in Florida and to hide candy at Grandma’s house for the kids ;)

The kids were so cute and sweet looking for candy.  If Caleb found 2 pieces of candy right next to each other he would give one to Sofia.  They are both so sweet and kind to each other, it was the calmest Easter egg hunt I have ever seen.  It was not that way when I was growing up!  It was a huge race and competition for my siblings and I.  We would run around like psycho’s getting as much candy as we would!

morning coffee by the water

There was this delicious coffee & cafe right across the street from where we were staying.  It was so nice getting coffee and walking along the water in the morning.  The views are beautiful and the sunshine is perfect!

Top (sold out), similar Here | Sunglasses | Hat | Earrings

kindness is cool

One of my favorite parts about blogging is getting to talk about something that I really believe in!

Bullying is a real issue!!  I actually didn’t have a full understanding of how big of an issue it is until I shared on snapchat that my daughter, Sofia, was having issues with some girls being mean to her at school.  The outpouring of stories was eye opening.  I literally sat one night for 2 hours reading so many stories and cried the whole time.  I hate it so much that people and kids are mean!!  I really don’t get it either.  It takes so much more effort to be mean and cruel.  It’s easier to just be nice! (kinda ironic the issue at Sofia’s school happened after I posted this picture to Instagram)

This company Fox & Trove has started a mission ‘to change the world by teaching kids to be kind and brave’.  I am so excited about their mission!  As a mother I have always taught my kids to be kind, respectful and to show love.   Rather than having a message of anti-bullying they have a message of pro-kindness.  Which is exactly what I believe in!  If every parent with young kids would focus on teaching their children to be kind and brave, then bullying will significantly decrease with this next generation.

Fox & Trove is a local company to me.  They are having summer camps and started to hold assemblies at the local schools this fall.  They are a great company to get behind and support and to adopt their mission.

My outfit: Jacket | Top | Jeans | Shoes | Full post Here

Bell Sleeve Chambray Top

bell sleeve chambray top

Blank NYC Top, also available Here | Frame Denim | Laurence Decade Shoes, also love these, similar for less | Chloe Bag | Hoop Earrings | Baublebar Bracelet Set | Givenchy Sunglasses | NARS ‘Turkish Delight’ Lipgloss

Happy Monday!

We had the best weekend!  We had warm weather and sunshine all weekend and spent the whole weekend outside.  Yesterday we cleaned out our garage and our back patio, setting it up for summer.  This is one of my favorite spring days!  I love spring cleaning!!  There is something about cleaning away all the dirt from winter that is so satisfying!

Have a great week!
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