Sassy Moms Back to School Event

10 Sep 2014 Permalink

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One of the great things about being in the blogging community is that there are always events to go to.  And while I can’t go to everything, I’m always down for the events that Alison puts together.

Last Wednesday  I went to the Back to School Media Soiree at The Chopping Block.  It was great to be introduced to new brands and to have the chance to connect with bloggers in person.  (Being behind the computer is only so much fun, you know.)

Everything there was school-related.  Cooking demos, great products and giveaways…I even won two allergy-free pillows from Dacron!  And everyone got to bring home two fabulous bags of goodies!  Thanks to these lovely sponsors for supporting Chicago bloggers:

The Chopping Block

KH Photography

Dacron // Iristocracy // Fresh Wave // Refresh2Go // pediped

Jelt Belt // Knot Genie // Thrive Probiotic // Crispy Green // Logic Product Group // Office 365 // Go Picnic // Mam // Rootstix // Pacapod // SiliKids

Images provided by KH Photography.  Click here to see more photos from the event or stop by Sassy Moms to read more recaps from the other bloggers who were in attendance!

Saying Good-Bye to Summer

08 Sep 2014 Permalink

silk tank and striped shorts

silk tank and striped shorts

silk tank and striped shorts

I can’t believe we’re starting the second week of September!  The weather, for the most part, has been really nice.  Some crazy rain, but definitely still weather for showing skin.

Our weekends have been filled with parties.  When these pictures were taken last week, we were at a family reunion and the temps were in the mid 80’s.  I’ve since packed away these wedges and striped shorts.  But this silk tank stays out all year.  It’s perfect by itself on warm days and equally great under a blazer once things cool down.

Have you started to transition your clothes yet?  After August is over, I usually start packing away my sandals and digging out my cardigan sweaters.

tank, short – thrifted // wedges – Audrey Brooke

Linked with Monday Mingle and WIWW.

Casual Outfit | Boyfriend Jeans and a Printed Top

03 Sep 2014 Permalink

Casual Outfit | Boyfriend Jeans and a Printed Top

Casual Outfit | Boyfriend Jeans and a Printed Top

Casual Outfit | Boyfriend Jeans and a Printed Top

Casual Outfit | Boyfriend Jeans and a Printed Top

I’ve been on a little bit on a shopping freeze recently.  What I really need to do before I buy anything else is clean out my closest and drawers, evaluate what I need, then go shopping.  And that’s just too much work right now!  So I’ve been relaying on my accessories to switch things up a bit.

I definitely need to clean out the kids’ clothes though!  I’ll be co-hosting a children’s clothing swap later in the month with Jessica and Leyla and I’m totally going to take advantage to snatching some new-to-us stuff for Ivan.  Are you local?  I’d love to see you join in on the fun!

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Interested?  Click here to get your early bird tickets!!

top – thrifted // jeans – H&M (men’s) // necklace – c/o Sudarium

Linked with WIWW.