It’s officially wedding season, friends, and I’ve been invited to quite a few this year. I’m at that age where 4-5 weddings per year is normal – and stressful! What will I give them? How do I behave? What if I need to leave early???? I turned to my resident expert on all things etiquette and organization – Claire Kurtz of The Well-Organized Woman (@CKWOW) – to make sure I’m planning ahead correctly and – *most importantly* – acting as a gracious wedding guest for all of my dearest friends on their special days. Read on for wedding guest etiquette!
My boyfriend and I recently re-committed to going out on dates – to taking time away from normal life, to getting dressed up and to exploring new dinner spots we’ve never tried around town. Our lives had been really hectic lately and we needed a chance to reconnect and pay attention to each other – with a sense of fun and adventure. Read on for ideas!
Saturday, April 4th was such a special day. Alexis Bittar graced Chicago’s Nordstrom shoppers with his presence and, of course, his amazing jewelry. And I, little ole’ me, got the opportunity to spend 10 sacred minutes with Alexis, interviewing him and asking him everything I’ve ever wanted to know from one of my role models. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! #pinchme.
Two days ago we discussed a multitude of ways to save money while looking stylish and beautiful. Today, let’s discuss when to splurge. There are very few things I will spend full price on but they do exist; and I will spend the money for the right thing. For me right now, the ‘right thing’ is my skincare, and my hair style. Leading up to 2015, I realized that I wasn’t getting any younger. In fact, I was rocket-launching, full-speed-ahead into my 30s with aging skin and dry hair that looked bad all the time. HELL. NO.
Lately I’ve given thought to where and what my money is going towards – this business of constant beauty maintenance and dressing well can really start to cost a fortune. And while I do believe there are things to splurge on, I’ve also found a number of ways to save money and spend wisely on nice clothing and good beauty services. I’d like to share those with you today!
Dear readers, did you know I write for other blogs? I do! I am the Beauty Contributor for one of the top Chicago blogs, ChiTown Fashionista!