Happy Monday, all! Today I’m sharing some of my favorite plaid blanket scarves and suede boots that will keep you warm and cozy during these cooler months. The majority of the scarves below are under $20 (mine is $25) and I’ve also linked a few styles around $40. My suede knee high boots are from last season, but I’ve found a few that are very similar ranging from $40-$200.
Hi guys! I’m so excited to share this post with all of you! Last week I had the chance to visit the new and independently owned optical and modern eyewear boutique, Moda EyeCare which is owned and operated by a childhood friend of mine, Dr. Mirjana McCarthy, OD, FAAO.
Dr. McCarthy and I have known each other since grade school. She, her sister and I, had spent our weekends together for over a decade through our Serbian church and folklore dance group which has led me to know and trust Dr. McCarthy on a personal and professional level (I had gone to Dr. McCarthy for my eye exams back when she was just starting out in her medical profession). After receiving her fellowship from the American Academy of Optometry, Dr. McCarthy’s dream was to open her own optical that would combine medicine with fashion (hence the name of her optical boutique). Moda is a European term that translates to fashion. After experiencing first hand how much Dr. McCarthy values her patients, along with her dream of opening her own optical one day, I was extremely thrilled to learn that she had recently opened her own practice. For as long as I’ve known Dr. McCarthy, she has always been on trend with her sense of style and impeccable taste in fashion as well as interior design; therefore, I knew Moda wasn’t going to be your average eye doctor’s office.
Moda’s modern space carries a curated collection of eyewear with pieces that are hand picked and handmade from designers around the globe such as Christian Roth, DITA, Thierry Lasry and Krewe Gravier, just to name a few (Meghan Markle was just seen in Krewe Gravier sunglasses and Camila Cabello is a huge fan of the DITA HeartBreaker frames). If you’re looking for a modern optical boutique that uses state of the art technology and carries a line of fashion forward sunglasses and optical frames, then make sure to stop by Moda which is located in the western suburbs of Chicago in Clarendon Hills. Moda EyeCare is currently offering a 20% off new patient discount (not to be combined with insurance) and they accept most major medical and vision plans. Patients can also use their HSA or FSA cards for glasses and/or sunglasses.
Aren’t my new Christian Roth sunglasses just oh-so chic?
Well, hello there! If you follow me on Instagram then you probably saw a sneak peek of our fall themed front door entry yesterday so today I’m sharing a full blog post on our outdoor decor!
There are several reasons why I love fall so much. One being seasonal fall decor. You can keep it simple or go all out and easily transform your home to make it look festive and inviting. I keep it pretty simple by only decorating the outside with orange and white pumpkins in a variety of sizes to create dimension that I keep out from end of September through November. We purchased our large orange pumpkins from Costco for only $5.99/piece and our white ones from Home Depot which range in price between $8.99-$12.99. So much cheaper than getting them at a pumpkin patch. The straw bale (which can get messy) gives you that extra harvest touch, but if you’d rather not deal with straw hay all over, then opt for some large mums to offset the pumpkins.
This is the second year I went with the layered look which makes a huge difference and really makes your doormat pop. My rug and doormat both came out to under $40! I purchased the same doormat from The Home Depot as last year and replaced our striped rug from Crate and Barrel with a black and white checkered rug from Amazon. You can see last year’s front entry here. Our wreathe is from HomeGoods and I think we spent about $250 for everything.
What are some ways that you decorate for the season? I’d love to hear your ideas and any suggestions you might have and if you have any photos to share, leave a link in the comments below!
Happy hump day, all! I know it’s been a hot minute since I’ve last written a fashion post, but here we are!
So one of my favorite fall trends right now is flared jeans! Honestly, I wish this trend was just here to stay. Flared jeans/pants look the most flattering on my body type so you’ll see me rocking them here and there anyway. I’m just under 5’7 and I feel like they tend to make my legs look longer and accentuate my derrière. I think having at least one pair of dark flared denim in your closet is a must especially for us tall(er) girls.
Flared jean can be paired with a loose fitting top or slouchy sweater for that relaxed and casual bohemian vibe or if you want a more polished and sophisticated look, throw on a tailored blazer with a fitted top, bodysuit or cami underneath. There’s just something so chic about that classic 70s look that will just never go out of style, in my opinion.
What are your thoughts? Are you a fan of flares or no?
Happy first week of October!! It’s finally starting to feel like fall and I love it! The cool crisp air, cozy sweaters, pumpkin spice everything, scary movies (Halloween month), and of course, all of your favorite fall activities! Who doesn’t love to visit a pumpkin patch or an apple orchard around this time of year?!
Last weekend we went up to Jonamac Orchard with our good friends as we’ve been doing the past couple of years for a fun-filled day of apple picking, food trucks, baby goats and apple donuts. If you’ve never tried a freshly baked warm apple donut sprinkled with sugar before, you don’t know what you’re missing! Seriously. I bought a dozen. 🙂 If you do enjoy apple picking and if the orchard grows them, I would suggest trying Pazazz apples; they’re so crisp and juicy and my all-time favorite. If you’re looking for an apple orchard to visit this season, you can read all about Jonamac Orchard from a previous post, here.