Feeling Grey

Monday, March 30, 2015








Sweater: J. Crew (on sale for less than $40)
Shirt: J. Crew
Jeans: Madewell (sale version here)
Shoes: Chinese Laundry
Rings: c/o Urban Peach (less than $5)

The title of the post expresses how I have been feeling lately. Chicago's weather went from extremely cold to miraculously in the 70s and then drops down to freezing again. I'm sure you can tell by the backdrop of the photos that there is no sign of Spring! It looks as if I took these photos in the late Fall haha. This lack of Spring makes me feel depressed or in a grey mood.  This park usually has a lot of life. A lot of greens and beautiful floral landscapes. The weather change also got me really sick. I lost my voice, coughing nonstop, and just not feeling myself. So I decided to dress according to my mood. I put together a monochromatic grey look. I've never tried grey on grey so I told myself heck why not. They do say you are what you dress ;)

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xo RD

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Bride to Be

Thursday, March 26, 2015










Tee: c/o Fancy It Pretty
Tulle Skirt: Mindy Mae's Market (sold out), similar here
Shoes: Joan & David (old), similar here (on sale too!)
Earrings: Kate Spade (on sale too!)
Ring: J. Crew (old), similar here
Bracelets: gifts from Tre
Necklace: Madewell (old), similar here
As of today, we are 3 months away from our wedding day! This whole wedding planning process went by so fast! I can't believe it has been a year since Tre proposed. As each day go by, it is starting to feel more real. I didn't expect this, but when we received our invitations in the mail, I got very emotional. Tears started streaming down my face. As each day goes by, I start to feel more like a bride. So this tee from Fancy It Pretty could not be more appropriate. I can see myself wearing this tee the week of my wedding or getting ready the morning of. I really love the gold lettering since I will have gold accents in my wedding. Totally fits my aesthetics! If gold & white is not your cup of tea, you can definitely have the tee in pink and change the lettering from gold to silver. 

Although we have the big things completed, there are tons of tid bits we still need to accomplish i.e. addressing invitations, getting gifts, wedding programs, etc. Anyone have some advice as we go through the last few months of wedding planning?

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xo RD

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Firmoo

Wednesday, March 25, 2015






Glasses: c/o Firmoo
Shirt: J. Crew
Jeans: c/o Silver Jeans Co
Scarf: Sheinside (sold out), similar here & here
Shoes: Chinese Laundry
I'm long overdue for a new pair of glasses. The last time I got a pair of glasses was almost 7 years ago haha. I also knew that if I were to get glasses, I wanted something fun but still classy (so that it is work appropriate).  That's when I came across Firmoo. They have a large selection of different styles & frames. Sometimes buying glasses online is tricky because you can't physically try it on. Luckily, Firmoo has a 'Virtual Look Viewer' feature. Basically, you select your face shape and an avatar of that face shape appears wearing all the different pairs of glasses. This was so helpful because I can visualize how the frame will look on my face. My other favorite feature is how affordable and easy it was to order. My frames are currently on sale for $19. Yes, $19! After selecting my frames, I just provided my prescription information. It even gives a description of what they're asking for in cause you're unsure.

Firmoo also offers first pair free for new customers only. Get all the details here. They strongly believe in giving everyone an opportunity to correct any of their visual problems. They want to make it affordable for all income ranges. If you're not 100% satisfied, they will provide a FULL refund.

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xo RD

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Birthday Girl

Monday, March 23, 2015









Coat: Sheinside (less than $40)
Tee: Ily Couture
Jeans: Velvet Heart (old), similar here for less than $70
Shoes: Converse

Saturday was my birthday, I turned the big 2-7! Overall it was a great birthday. I didn't make any big plans, I just wanted to relax. We started the weekend by heading to the Bulls game Friday night, which was a lot of fun. Bulls won and free Big Macs (whenever the Bulls get over 100 points and win the game, you get a free Big Mac! - I have yet to redeem mine lol). Saturday morning, Tre surprised me by getting me this Birthday Girl tee from Ily Couture. He figured it was something I could wear for the entire weekend. The only time I didn't wear it was when we went out to dinner at Balena. If you haven't been there, and you like good food, I suggest you check it out ;). My parents also came to visit and got me these pink balloons. Tre and I thought it would be fun to play with the balloons. For some reason I was giggly the whole time, if you can't tell by the photos haha. Then we ended the weekend by having dinner Sunday night at BellyQ. Another must if you haven't been there. Hope you guys had a great weekend!

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xo RD

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Monogram

Friday, March 20, 2015









Coat: Zara (old), similar here
Sweatshirt: c/o Marley Lilly
Jeans: Wit & Wisdom (old), similar here
Shoes: Steve Madden (on sale now!!)
Sunglasses: Peppers (they're Tre's)

Although I own several Monogram things, I actually don't own a monogram article of clothing. I have monogram notebooks, mugs (tons of coffee mugs haha), and random knick knacks. So I was surprised that I didn't have a monogrammed article of clothing yet. This sweatshirt is my first. I love Marley Lilly's wide selection of monogrammed clothing. In addition to selecting an item, each one is customizable. After finding the piece that suits your style, you can customize the color of your clothing and font. Then you have the option of which font style. I was on that site for a good few hours just customizing haha. For something that is customized, I was really impressed with the quick shipping. See below some of my favorite monogrammed sweatshirts.




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xo RD

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