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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Eve Cork Collaboration










Happy Easter loves!  I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! I feel like I needed this weekend to organize my life and get things back on track.  I guess that's just how it goes sometimes!

So while getting organized, I started thinking about these awesome bags that I received from Eve Cork.  Everything they make is sustainable and vegan.  Their bags are super unique and not like anything I've ever seen before.  I decided on the Eiffel Messenger Bag in black and a makeup bag.

The messenger bag is a perfect size and can easily fit everything you need to go out with - wallet, cell phone, sunglasses, lip gloss and keys.  I also love that the cross body strap is removable.  The cross body is perfect for a day time look and running errands.  But you can totally dress it up by removing the strap and just wearing it as a clutch. I use it both ways all of the time!

And let me tell you - the makeup bag is awesome!  It fits everything. I somehow always accumulate more and more things in my makeup bag...and this thing just doesn't get full. 

Check out these bags here and grab one for yourself!  AND if you use my code "somethingwhitty," you'll get 15% off your purchase!! I've got my eye on one of the duffels next!

❤️ Whit


Sunday, April 9, 2017

Shop Pink Blush Collaboration









Hey guys! I'm finally back...sometimes life happens and you just need a little hiatus. 
Between starting a new job and figuring out how to deal with some family things going on, I just haven't had the energy to dedicate much time to my blog.  That being said, I'm working on finding a balance and seeing what makes me happy.  My goal is to still post on here a few times per month.

So let's kick off the month of April with a collaboration I worked on with PinkBlush. 
This is an online boutique with both maternity and non-maternity clothing.  Now not to confusion anyone here - I went for the non-maternity pieces!

I decided on this adorable striped top with lace trim.  The material is nice and light, and a little bit see through - which doesn't bother me.  I've already worn it so many times!  it is so comfortable and pairs perfectly with leggings for a casual, day time look - or for a wine night in with friends on the couch 🍷😀

Although you may only think of this top as casual, I definitely think you can dress it up!
I wore it with some joggers and added a strappy heel.  Now you can see how this can go straight from day to night.  You might already know this, but I love joggers.  It feels like you are wearing pajamas, but you are looking real chic while doing it. 

This trendy online boutique has so many adorable choices, and not to mention, everything is super affordable! Check them out!!

❤️Whit

Shop my looks here:


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Feeling European










Does anyone else feel a little French or Italian when they put on a striped long sleeve top?  Just me??

Well even if you don't feel the European vibes, you can't deny that a thin striped top never goes out of style.  It's kind of funny - I actually bought this crop top from H&M like 2 years ago and never wore it.  And granted, I only paid $10 for it, I couldn't get rid of it after never wearing it. 

So I recently found the perfect pair of high waisted wide leg pants - which by the way, every woman needs a pair of these!  They are seriously the most comfortable pants.  It feels like you're wearing pajamas, but you still look so incredibly chic.  And you can totally dress these up or down.

Any way - back to the striped top. I bought these pants and immediately remembered that $10 top. It goes perfectly with these pants, and now that I've finally worn it, I want to buy 5 more similar tops.  J. Crew had some super cute ones this past winter - and a turtleneck version that I'm slapping myself for not buying!  

Shop my look here:

Monday, February 20, 2017

Why We All Need Some Fur in Our Lives










What's that you say?  Oh that you want to buy a fur vest or fur jacket this year? DO IT!  Seriously it is worth the investment.  And what's even better - faux fur has gotten so good that you can barely even tell it's faux!  AND the price is a fraction of what the real stuff costs.

Now don't get me wrong, real fur is kind of amazing (I know I shouldn't admit that). And it literally lasts a lifetime.  The other weekend, I borrowed my mom's fur stole for an event. Before it was hers, it was her mom's.  So this thing has been around for over 50 years and it is still looking oh so fabulous.

Now, I totally get it if you don't want to spend a pretty penny on real fur - or if you're against it. That's where faux fur comes in. I swear every brand now offers some type of faux fur.  The prices range from the 30's all the way up into the hundreds.  Personally, if I'm getting faux fur, I don't want to spend more than $100 on it.  The good thing is - you can definitely find that!  

I've gathered some super cute pieces for you all.  You can shop them below!




Friday, February 3, 2017

11th Annual Evening of Bridal Luxury



We all know that the holidays and New Year's are a very popular time to get engaged, right?   Yes! And what better way to celebrate a recent engagement (whether it's yours or your friend's!) than attending the bridal event of the year?!?

Let's see...there might be a few, but going to an amazing bridal event is def at the top of that list.  

So I've got the scoop for you.  Modern Luxury Weddings Chicago is hosting their 11th Annual Evening of Bridal Luxury.  

Bridal luxury, you say? Why yes!  

Well what does that entail? Let me tell you!

💍 The unveiling of the Vera Wang Bride Fall 2017 Bridal Collection

💍 An exclusive viewing of Harry Winston's latest collection (I mean...that right there is enough for me to go!!!)

💍 Culinary creations by the chefs at Trump International Hotel & Tower® Chicago

💍 Event decor inspirations by HMR Design

💍 Music, photography and video styling by Fig Weddings

💍 Luxury gift bags featuring the best of the Chicago wedding industry—exclusively for brides/grooms-to-be

AND 

💍 A portion of the proceeds will benefit Bright Pink

What more can you ask for??  Oh and I almost forgot to mention - in addition to the yummy food, there will be champagne 🥂 🍾 Well, I'm sold. 

So I will be there as the guest of honor all evening, instagramming my experience and hopefully meeting so many beautiful brides (and grooms)-to-be!!

I hope you will join me and help support this amazing event.  You can purchase tickets here!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

New Year, New Watch!






I kind of wish every new year would come with a new watch! I mean, who doesn’t want a new watch to add to their arm party?  That’s right, nobody!

So I discovered JORD watches through Instagram and seeing people post about how great they are.  And those people aren’t lying!  JORD offers super unique (and might I add – affordable) watches for both men and women.  I opted for the larger face because I prefer my watches to look a little oversized, but they have so many great options!  Check out the men's watches here and the women's watches here.

These timepieces can go with just about anything.  I love to pair mine with a comfy knit or a cute, casual going out top.  I definitely consider this an every day watch, which is always a great thing to have!

One thing that really sticks out to me about these watches is that they are made in St. Louis.  It just so happens that my husband is also from St. Louis and knew about JORD before even I did!  I always love to support local or small businesses and I feel like I’m doing my part in that by working with JORD. 

Want to know what’s even better? Sure you do!  JORD and I are running a contest through February 7th in which all entrants will receive an e-gift code for $25 off a watch of their choice when the contest concludes AND one lucky winner will receive a code for $100 off a watch of their choice.  It’s as simple as that!  All you have to do is click this link and fill out the form and VOILA you get an e-gift code for $25 off and the possibility of winning $100 off a watch.

So I would definitely check out these super cool wood watches.  And don’t forget…Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and these would make a perfect gift for the man or woman in your life!

❤️Whit

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Favorite Trends












There are so many cute trends out there right now, but two of my favorites are the cold shoulder and choker trend.  

Like I've said before, I don't love to spend a ton of money on super trendy items.  I would rather invest in a classic piece that won't go out of style.  So I look to the "fast fashion" websites for these types of trendy items. 

Zaful is one of those sites and they have a TON of cute things right now.  And I seriously mean a ton.  It's one of those websites where you add like 20 things to your shopping cart and then convince yourself to take it down a notch and remove half of those items. 

I literally did just that.  And the best part, you ask?  Everything is super duper affordable. To give you some perspective, I ordered four items and only spent $50. 
Can I get a hell yes?? 🙌🏼

The above looks are both from Zaful and this top is such a staple item.  I can wear this to work or for a night out.  Here I paired it with some skinny jeans and black booties.  But I also wore it to dinner the other night with jeans and over the knee boots.  Oh and to wear it to work, I'll add a pencil skirt or black slim cut pants.  And there we go, I have multiple options!  Love that!

This dress is probably my favorite piece.  Although I do have one complaint - it runs a little small. I'm typically a size small or extra small (depending on the brand). I ordered a small and it it super tight in the arms/shoulders, which is a little weird.  So I would suggest going up a size in this one.  Besides that, I love it!  The cold shoulder is so cute and then there is the ruffle detail added in, which completes it.  I paired it with camel color over the knee boots, but it would also look great with some sneakers or booties and a vest or duster over it!

So many good options, make sure to check out Zaful!!

❤️Whit