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The hubs has started a new project that I find really interesting and wanted to share. About a month ago he started picking up one piece of trash a day and throwing it away for whoever just dropped it and didn’t dispose of it properly. He’ll take a picture as he’s throwing it away and post to instagram with hashtags like #1pieceperday & #cleanup. He actually just started a new instagram account just for this today!

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See the pic in the middle of all the cigarette butts? He picked all these up the day after a conversation we had on the walk to work about how many cigarette butts there are all over the ground and how it’s disgusting. I don’t understand why it’s so hard to make sure they’re out and then throw them away. I also don’t understand why it’s totally ok to throw cigarette butts wherever you want. He picked all of these up in one block…and then bleached his hands, obviously.

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I asked him why he started doing this and he told me it’s because he doesn’t feel like his day to day job really contributes to bettering society in a tangible way, so this is his way to help and give back. At the end of his life he’ll be able to look back and know that he did something constructive and he won’t have to worry about whether it helped anyone or did any good. Also, it’s a free way for him to do something every day.

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By picking up trash, he’s helping clean up the city, he’s cutting down (even if it’s a very small portion) on the pollution in the world (and maybe more importantly in Lake Michigan), and he’s (hopefully!) inspiring others to do the same.

He and I both know that him picking up #1pieceperday is really small, but it’s tangible, it’s free, and it something that can be done without having to make any kind of change to your every day life or go out of your way to do. You may want to wash your hands more than you did before, though.

I think it would be really neat if the next time I looked at #1pieceperday on Instagram, his pictures weren’t the only ones that came up.

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This week was tough to dress for because we had a couple nice days and a couple days where the highs were in the high 50s/low 60s. You can see from my scarves, jeans and sweaters that it’s still not quite summer in Chicago.

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Monday
Dress – Old Navy
Belt – H&M
Wedges – Steve Madden

Tuesday – Looked and felt like a hot mess
Skirt – J Crew
Chambray Shirt – J Crew
Necklace – Anthropologie
Pumps – Valentino via Nordstrom
Shades – Marc by Marc Jacobs via Sunglass Hut

Wednesday
Dress – Anthropologie
Belt – Anthropologie
Jacket – Gap
Pumps – Steve Madden
Wrist – Michael Kors via Nordstrom, Banana Republic, J Crew
Earrings – Street Vendor in NYC
Necklace – Christmas gift from my mom

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Thursday
Striped Tee – H&M
Jackie Cardigan – J Crew
Jeans – J Crew
Necklace – J Crew via eBay
Sandals – Target
Sunglasses – Dior via Sunglass Hut

Friday
Dress – Coup de Coeur in NYC
Tank – Express
Cardigan – H&M
Scarf – Target
Sandals – Target
Shades – Juicy Couture via Sunglass Hut

Sunday
Dress – Coup de Coeur in NYC
Pumps – Nine West
Bracelets – Banana Repiblic & J Crew
Necklaces – Erin Gallagher and gift from my Mom

Still waiting for summer…and here’s what I’m wearing while I’m waiting.

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Monday
Blouse – J Crew
Cardigan – H&M
Jeans – AG via Anthropologie
Necklace – Erin Gallagher
Wedges – Aldo

Tuesday – The first pic is what I actually wore to work and the second pic is what I wore for the chilly commute
Blouse – J Crew (Look familiar? Like yesterday familiar?)
Skirt – Zara (I saw this on the street in yellow last year and spent a couple hours at work googling until I found it. Love, love, love this skirt!)
Necklace and Bracelets – J Crew
Pumps – Valentino via Nordstrom

For the commute
Jacket – Gap
Scarf – Somewhere in London – can’t remember the store!

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Wednesday
Chambray Shirt – J Crew
Jeans – J Crew Outlet
Moccasins – Steve Madden
Scarf – Old Navy
Earrings – Top Shop in London

Thursday – This is like Tuesday. The second pic is the outfit I wore to work and the first is what I wore for the non-summer-like commute.
Tshirt – Gap
Jeans – AG via Anthropologie
Moccasins – Steve Madden
Scarf – Gift from India from a friend
Jacket – Top Shop in London

Cardigan – J Crew
Necklace – J Crew via eBay
Pumps – Nine West

I feel like there’s so much here. I haven’t posted these pics in a couple weeks! The weather has been getting nicer and more summer like, but then this week it’s back down to about 60, so who knows. I’m really enjoying wearing bright colors and my white jeans again though!

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Monday – This is a pretty terrible pic that I took just to remember what I wore and then intended to retake in daylight. Well, I never retook it and it’s bad, but whatever. Also, the shoes I wore aren’t pictured – those are just what I walked to and from work in.
Dress – Anthropologie
Jackie Cardigan – J Crew
Belt – Anthropologie
Sandals – Gap
White Pumps – Nine West
Wrist – Michael Kors, Banana Republic & J Crew

Tuesday
Blouse – J Crew
Skirt – J Crew
Wedges – Target
Necklaces – Forever 21

Wednesday
Blouse – Theory hand me down (or loan?) from my SIL
Jeans – J Crew
Pumps – Aldo
Earrings – Gift from my mom; Probably TJ Maxx

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Thursday
Blouse – Gift from my MIL from the first trip the hubs and I took with his parents (to Vegas) via Nordstrom
Tank Top – BP via Nordstrom
Scarf – Knitted by me
Jeans – Express
Pumps – Aldo
Earrings – Hand me downs from my SIL

Friday
Blouse – Zara
Jeans – AG via Anthropologie
Flats – Vera Wang via Nordstrom Rack
Earrings – Target
Jackets – Gap

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Sunday – Worn to a family graduation party
Blouse – Club Monaco
Blazer – Ann Taylor
Jeans – AG via Anthropologie
Pumps – Valentino via Nordstrom
Wrists – Banana Republic, J Crew, J Crew via eBay, handmade by my mom

Monday – Memorial Day
Tshirt – Target
Jacket – Gap
Jeans – J Crew Outlet
Chucks – A Work event at the Converse store in Soho (You can customize Chucks pretty much any way you want. I kept mine pretty simple because I planned to wear them the day of my wedding while getting ready. All the writing on them is in light grey. On the outside of one foot they say “12-31-11.” On the outside of the other they say “C + M = <4" and the on the inside of one I have this cute mustache.)

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Tuesday
Tank Top – Old Navy
Skirt – J Crew
Jackie Cardigan – J Crew
Pumps – Aldo

Wednesday
Blouse – Express
Skirt – J Crew
Necklace – Anthropologie
Wrist – Michael Kors, Banana Republic, J Crew & Homemade by my Mom
Pumps – Steve Madden

Thursday
Dress – Target
Belt – H&M
Pumps – Aldo
Shades – Marc by Marc Jacobs via Sunglass Hut

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Close up here of some of the details from Wednesday’s outfit.

Friday
Blouse – Francesca’s
Jeans – AG via Anthropologie
Wedges – Target
Bracelet – J Crew via eBay