Laid Back with Old Navy


These last few weeks have gone by in a flash! I’ve been doing a lot of travel, which I love but can be exhausing. Last weekend I was speaking at the Create & Cultivate conference in Atlanta and now I’m here in Chicago for less than 24h before heading to Washington DC for a girls weekend with my mom. When I’m traveling I like to be comfy! I partnered with Old Navy to share my favorite ‘athleisure’ look for fall. Be it exploring a new city, running errands after barre class or grabbing brunch on a laid back Sunday morning, a great pair of leggings and a cute lightweight jacket is the perfect combination. For my look chose these berry high-waisted leggings for a jolt of autumn color! I paired the pants with a grey strappy sports bra that I love for workout but is also adds great support for any day of the week! I added a black tee with sporty stripes and a dark green field jacket. I had a lot of fun shooting these photos in beautiful Lincoln Park! It was windy – but what can you expect?! What are you favorite laid back looks for fall?

Photos: Iron & Honey Photography. Location: Lincoln Park, Chicago. Special thanks to Old Navy for sponsoring this post!

Grown Up Back to School Shopping


Outfit details: Top, Sweater, Skirt & Shoes: c/o ModCloth
The one thing I miss about being a student is back to school shopping. That exciting time when you buy new binders, #2 pencils and cute new outfits to catch the eye of your crush. There was such an excitement in the air! I’ve decided that just because I’m a “grown up” doesn’t mean I’m going to give up this special time of year! I’ve been doing a ton of fall shopping and this new outfit from ModCloth might be one of my new favorites. It’s collegiate but more a quirky professor than college kid. I fell in love with this “M” varsity sweater first. My mom always had “M” decorative letters around the house and I always thought it was a cute nod to our family. This “M” I’m sure refers to ModCloth, but hey, we’re on each other’s team! I paired the cardigan with a cayenne-colored circle skirt and a white textured tie blouse, both from ModCloth. The shoes are super comfortable thanks to their block heel and hidden platform and they add that ‘cool teacher’ charm to any look. I had a great time shooting these photos at Brooklyn Bridge Park overlooking lower Manhattan’s incredible skyline. It was a perfect fall day! I’m hoping for more warm yet crisp fall days ahead.

Special thanks to ModCloth for sponsoring this post and being a long-time supporter of

Easy Halloween Hairstyles with Goody


I am so excited to team up with Goody this fall to share some fun and easy hair styles! What better way to kick off our #GoodyHairDay series, than with some awesome Halloween looks?! I’m going to share two simple hairstyles, a Witchy Spider Braid and Adorable Doe Buns. You only need a few essentials from Goody, which you probably already have in your bathroom.  Here’s what you’ll need: 
Goody® Colour Collection™ Bobby Pins

Goody® Clean Radiance™ Paddle Brush
Goody® Ouchless® Mini Elastics
And some faux spiderweb with plastic spider rings. I picked mine up at my local pharmacy where I found all the Goody supplies I needed.

I like to start this style with textured hair – so I used a curling iron to create waves. Next I brushed through the length of the hair with the Goody® Clean Radiance™ Paddle Brush. This is my new go-to brush not only because it’s pretty enough to keep on the vanity but also features copper bristles which help reduce buildup and restore hair’s natural balance.
 Next, I pull all the hair to one side and secure with a clear Goody® Ouchless® Mini elastic.
 After creating the side ponytail I cut a strand of the faux spider web and tie it around the base of the ponytail.
 Once the ‘web’ is tied around the ponytail, split the hair into three sections including the white web in one section.
 Then, simply create a simple three-piece braid keeping the web material in the same strand throughout. This way, the white will show through in the braid. When finished braiding, tie the web around the end of the ponytail which will create the effect of an even longer braid. Cut the excess carefully with scissors.
 To create a bulkier braid, gently pull the braid apart to add texture and volume.
 Next, using another piece of the spider web material pull the web apart create a more sheer effect. Then begin to drape it over the braid and pin to secure in the back using the Goody® Colour Collection™ Bobby Pins. Then, you can add the plastic ring spiders to the braid by tucking either side of the ring into the braid and securing with bobby pins.
 You can also use some of the leftover spider web to tie around a witch hat to complete the look!
Et voila! Witchy woman!

For the next look I was actually inspired by the Deer Snapchat filter that seems to have become the new puppy dog filter. To create this look I used the following products:
Goody® Colour Collection™ Bobby Pins
Goody® Clean Radiance™ Paddle Brush
Goody® Ouchless® Mini Elastics
Halloween candy optional, but recommended ;)

This look looks great with straight or curly hair, so I decided to wear mine in soft waves. I start by detangling the hair using the Goody® Clean Radiance™ Paddle Brush. I then create an (almost) middle part in the hair.
 Next I take two 1” to 1.5” sections in the front of the crown that I will be using for the buns (or deer ears). Using the Goody® Clean Radiance™ Paddle Brush I gently backcomb the section to add more volume to the hair.
 Next, I twist the hair counter clockwise to begin the bun.
Then I roll the hair into a bun and secure with a Goody® Ouchless® Mini Elastic. Then I gently pull at the bun to create a slightly larger ‘ear.’ If any hair starts to fall out I use the bobby pins to secure the hair in place.
Repeat the process on the other side to create the second ‘ear.’
Once both buns are finished, you’ve completed the look – no filter needed!

Thank you Goody for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.

Brooklyn Baby


Jacket: Madewell, Bodysuit: Brandy Melville (similar), Skirt: Alice + Olivia, Boots: Sol Sana
I've said it once and I'll say it again - walking across the Brooklyn Bridge towards Manhattan is one of my favorite New York City activities! It's the one thing I always recommend to anyone visiting the City. It's especially beautiful on a crisp fall day watching the sun set over the skyline. I'm a summer girl myself but I love the first few weeks of fall when it's still warm but the air has a slight chill. I love wearing a dress or skirt with ankle boots and a light jacket. This is one of my favorite looks for the season. I splurged on this Alice + Olivia skirt I scored on sale during the Bloomingdale's Friends & Family sale. I paired the skirt with my favorite new boots I bought at DNA Footwear in Brooklyn and a black bodysuit from Brandy Melville. I also love this new jacket from Madewell. I've been looking for a Military Surpluss style jacket for a while but I've never found one that's super flattering. I found this 'Fleet Jacket' at Madewell and I'm in love! It gives a very clean & sliming silhouette. What's your go-to fall outfit? 

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