For the Love of Stripes #1

If you follow me on Pinterest, you know how much I love stripes. It was one of the first boards I created.  I frequently incorporate stripes in my styling projects. At times, playing them up for a bolder statement, as a table cover in the setting below.


And a more subtle touch like the napkin rings in this table setting.


The thing that I love about stripes is that they can easily elevate the look of a space or an outfit without overdoing it because the stripes is so classic. While black and white combo, my personal fav, is timeless adding sophistication to the everyday, I love this pattern in almost every color combination.

I have been meaning to start a weekly column featuring round up of stripes but just never got around to it until now.

So, without further delay, here is the first installment of the weekly “For the Love of Stripes”. Enjoy!


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Jacket | Wall | Bar Chairs | Shoes | Purse | Hat




Based out of the historic Brooklyn Army Terminal, UncommonGoods offers designer home and garden décor, tabletop items, and fashion accessories that are created without harming the environment, animals, and people. Half of their products are handmade, and a third are made with recycled and/or upcycled materials. And they have a great selection of home and garden accessories as well as furniture.

Here is a clever infographic they created that illustrates their commitment to using recycled, upcycled, and reclaimed materials.


I came across so many new ideas and products while browsing their website. Like, their fire escape and suspension bridge wall shelves. Ideal for an entryway, along with the kinetic key holder which you can find here.  Take a look at this helpful blog post about 5 simple steps to design your entryway.


Vintage camera lovers, you need to take a look at these camera bookends.

And don’t miss their art section where there is something for every taste, style and medium.

See their full home decor and organizing products here and furniture offerings here.

Or, hop over to Uncommon Goods to see their full catalog.

The prefect sale to ring in Spring

Spring is coming and for most of us that means warmer weather is in the air. Every spring feels like a new beginning, which is why I love to give my wardrobe a fresh update with light and colorful pieces. So, to start your spring off on the right note check out Shopbop’s sale happening NOW!

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Not sure where to start? Here are a few looks that will be sure to help you spring into spring!


Transitional Jackets

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Jack by BB Dakota

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Blank Demin Vegan Leather & Ponte Jacket

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Basic Terrain Wrap

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Cupcakes and Cashmere

Playful Flats

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MICHAEL Michael Kors Espadrilles

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Madewell Lydia Flats

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Sperry Slip On

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Tory Burch Slip On

Lace Up Looks

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WAYF Faux Suede Lace Up Dress

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Equipment Knox Blouse

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Faithfull the Brand Maxi Dress

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Clover Canyon Dress

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Young Fabulous and Broke Romper

Lace Love

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For Love and Lemons Skirt

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Rachel Zoe Dress

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BB Dakota Lace Top

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15% off $250

20% off $500

25% off 1000

Use code BIGEVENT16 at checkout.

Sale ends 3/5.



Earbud Loop Review

I find it funny that the groundhog told us spring would come early yet central Illinois has just been hit with a couple inches of snow these past few days. Normally, I don’t mind the snow as it can be very calming and beautiful, but in seeing that I am currently training for my very first marathon I couldn’t be more upset.

You see the snow forces me to do my training inside and I don’t like that. But, what I do like is I now have one less thing to worry about when it comes to my training thanks to The Loop.


























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The Loop makes preparing for my runs hassle free. I no longer have to waste time and energy trying to get my earbuds untangled, because The Loop keeps them ready to go and knot free. For something as small as earbuds you’d would be surprised as how easily you get frustrated having to untangle them every time you want to use them.
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The thing that I like most about the The Loop compared to other earbud holders is that you don’t have to worry about rolling the earbuds up in exactly the same way every time. For example the standard Apple headphones come in this nice looking case, but when it comes time to put the earbuds back into the case after using them you are SOL. And, I would know because I have been trying to figure out how for a while. With the loop you just have to stick the plug in the hole and roll em’ up. It’s simple and you can’t really go wrong. And, if you’re like me then the simpler something is the better.
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Thanks to The Loop I can get out there and do my runs without having to worry about my earbuds being a tangled mess. Now if only the snow would clear and I could starting running outside again…