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Forgive my tardiness this week – I was traveling!

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Monday
Blouse – J Crew
Cardigan – H&M
Jeans – Express
Necklace – J Crew Outlet
Pumps – Steve Madden

Tuesday
Sweater – J Crew Outlet
Trousers – Gap (bought in a fit of panic at 9am in Times Square one day when I didn’t realize we had a day full of client meetings and wore jeans to work)
Pumps – Steve Madden
Scarves – Both from Target

Wednesday
Sweater – American Eagle in 2001
Striped Button Up – Polo Outlet
Skirt – Loft
Pumps – Steve Madden

I had no idea I wore these shoes every day the first half of last week. I had my first seasonal head cold, so I blame that. You can also tell when I don’t feel well because I wear my glasses. Every day last week.

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Thursday
Polka Dot Blouse – H&M
Jackie Cardigan – J Crew
Trouser Jeans – Loft
Leopard Belt – J Crew
Platform Wedges – Steve Madden

Saturday
Tee – Gap
Shorts – Old Navy
Sandals – Target

Dress – Tahiri via TJ Maxx (borrowed from my mom to wear to a wedding)
Platform Wedges – Steve Madden
Matching Bracelet and Earrings – Loft
Belt – Came with another dress

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Monday
Shirt – Express
Sweater – H&M
Pencil Skirt – Express
Pumps – Aldo

Tuesday
Dress – Ella Moss via Bloomingdale’s
Jean Jacket – Abercrombie & Fitch (won on a bet from my mom in college)
Necklace – J Crew via eBay
Wedges – Aldo (not visible)

Wednesday
Tank top – Target
Cardigan – Banana Republic (on sale after I lost a similar one from Target for $14, just had to remove some weird trim that was loosely sewn on around the seems)
Necklace – J Crew outlet
Jeans – Loft
Wedges – Aldo (same as Tuesday)

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Thursday
Blouse – Banana Republic Outlet
Jeans – AG via Anthropologie
Scarf – Target
Flats – Steve Madden

Friday
Tank top – Club Monaco
Sweater – Banana Republic Outlet (bought during the same trip as the Thursday shirt)
Jeans – Express
Boots – Steve Madden (looking a little worse for the wear)
Nacklace – J Crew

Sunday
Dress – Old Navy
Tank top – BP via Nordstrom
Jackie Cardi – J Crew
Scarf – Target
Sandals – Target (not visible)

A friend of mine is about to embark on a road trip around much of the western half of the United States.  She emailed me asking me to put together a playlist/cd for her road trip, which I was happy to do.  This is the list I’ve put together.  I know I’m partial, but I think this is the best road trip playlist ever! I kind of want to take my own road trip just to listen to this!

Start Me Up – Rolling Stones

Slow Ride – Foghat

Rambling Man – Allman Brothers Band

Rock N’ Me – Steve Miller Band

Life is a Highway – Tom Cochrane

Runnin’ Down a Dream – Tom Petty

La Grance – ZZ Top

Princes – Spin Doctors

The Distance – Cake

Fat Bottomed Girls – Queen

Here I Go Again – Whitesnake

Wanted Dead or Alive – Bon Jovi

Who Say You Can’t Go Home – Bon Jovi/Jennifer Nettles

Baba O’Reilly – The Who

Freefallin’ – Top Petty

Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car – Billy Ocean

Freedom – George Michael

Paradise City – Guns N Roses

Electric Feel – MGMT

Party in the USA – Miley Cyrus

Beautiful Day – U2

Pretty Young Thing – Michael Jackson

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Cyndi Lauper

Aw Naw – POD/Nappy Roots

Barbara Streisand – Duck Sauce

Sexy and I Know It – LMFAO

Anything you think is missing? What’s your favorite road trip song?

It seems like Chicago is starting to think about wanting it to be fall. The mornings and evenings are getting slightly cooler, it has been more breezy, and you can feel that fall crispness in the air. As such, you’ll see some of my scarves have started to make their way out of hiding!

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Monday
Tank – BP via Nordstrom
Dress – Coup de Coeur
Necklace – Anthropologie
Sandals – Aldo

Tuesday
Top – Loft
Blazer – Ann Taylor
Trousers – Loft
Necklace – J Crew Outlet
Pumps – Aldo
Watch – Michael Kors

Wednesday
Dress – Coup de Coeur
Earrings – Hand me downs from my sister in law
Pumps – Nine West

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Oops! I flop flopped my days here!

Friday
Tee – Target
Jeans – AG via Anthropologie
Scarf – Target
Sandals – Aldo

Thursday
Blouse – J Crew
No. 2 Pencil Skirt – J Crew
Necklace – Femmegems NYC
Pumps – BCBGirls via Nordstrom

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Saturday
Tank Top – Old Navy
Jackie Cardigan – J Crew
Jeans – Loft
Scarf – Target
Sandals – Aldo

Sunday
Dress (came with the belt) – Anthropologie
Cardigan – Express
Pumps – BCBGirls via Nordstrom
Necklace – Not sure; a cheap jewelry store in NYC
Arm Stack: Watch – Michael Kors; Banana Republic, Aldo, Union Square Christmas Market in NYC, Handmade by my mom

A quick update on our apartment!  A housewarming party has been scheduled and it is starting to feel like home.  By the time I get home today our entire apartment will have a coat of fresh white paint on it.   Our chairs (pictured here) are finally being delivered on Tuesday.  I have ordered all the pillows I have on the couch here from Etsy.  The pillows in the chairs have been purchased from West Elm.  The rest of this room is all in place.


Next weekend I will be painting one of our walls to look like this and hanging art on our walls.

Photo Source: The Inspired Room

We’ve also gotten all of our new bedding.  I cannot wait to get everything into place.  It’s starting to come together.  Once I feel like everything is all put together, I’ll post some pictures.  Maybe I should have taken before shots.  Too late now!

So, what do you think of the pillows?  I feel like they’re really going to help add some color that was much needed in the room.

Again, while catching up on my Google Reader over the course of the weekend, I came across this tutorial for these adorable polka dot bottles/vases.  Would it look silly if I piled these all over my house??

Definitely check out the tutorial on Ruffled.

The colors pictured would be so pretty for New Years Eve.  I am imagining multi-colored polka dots for a children’s birthday or a summer bbq.  These are so simple and look like they’re so quick to do.  Maybe these will be my new housewarming gift for everyone I know.

This weekend I spent much of my four day (yes, you read that right) weekend just trying to get caught up with my life.  One of the things I did was spend much of the day Friday trying to catch up on my Blog reader…so, soooo behind.  Like over 1000 posts behind.  I got it down to about 425 and then accidentally hit “Mark All As Read” on my iPad.  So upsetting…and there’s no way (that I know of) to un-do it.

Anyway, while I was trying to get caught up, I came across these gorgeous necklaces that Lindsay of Pen & Paint collaborated with Amy Cornwell to create.  I want all of them.  They’re all so pretty!  I think my favorites are:

The Peacock Necklace (probably in Yellow)

The Abstract Necklace

The Mosaic Necklace

Aren’t they pretty!  Like I said, I want them all!!  Which one is your favorite??