Friday’s Faves


Happy Friday Loves!

Let’s get this weekend started with my Friday’s Faves!

I am in love with a white ruffled sleeve crossover blouse that just elevates anything you pair with it.  This blouse has a dramatic flare which will add that wow factor to anything you pair it with.  Classic black and white is always a favorite that never goes out of style.

Can I just tell you how much I love love love Julie Vos Jewelry!  The beauty and quality of this jewelry is unbelievable.  Seriously ladies, get these on your wish list now, you will not be sorry.  These pieces will be heirlooms and my girl’s are starting their own collections.  I get stopped everywhere I go.  I was sitting having lunch at Nordstrom, three people stopped to ask about my jewelry and who doesn’t love a compliment? The new pieces for fall have me drooling, so Game of Thrones and rich, rich, rich! Talk about living the gold life!

I have just received the most wonderful booties from Rockport.  The style and unbelievable comfort of these booties has me over the moon to think I can wear them all day and not have to worry about my feet killing me at the end of the day.  The color and drape of the leather along with the most cushy lining will make you smile from the moment you slip them on.  Rockport has the brain of comfort technology that meets with classic style.  These booties are made for those on the move.

These will be on repeat all season.  I have linked some others that I have my eye on.  A girl can never have too many options, don’t you agree?

And finally, as Texas has been my home for the past 21 years, and my daughter, That Blonde Rebel, is a new resident of Houston, I want to express all my love and prayers for everyone who is hurting so badly from Hurricane Harvey.  We know how lucky we are. No damage here.  My heart hurts and yet my faith in people has been restored by the many many people who came together to save lives. I have never been so proud of the Texas people and I am very proud to be a Texan.  I wish to thank everyone who has helped, prayed, donated, texted, offered to help my daughter, called to see how I was doing and just sent so much love to my family and our state.  It won’t be fast, it won’t be easy but we will come back.

Thank you all for stopping by.  Have a lovely weekend.








My Kind of Town Chicago Is!

Every single time I fly into Chicago I feel so much excitement.  It’s like there is electricity in the air.  This town, my hometown, has so much to offer.  It is definitely “My kind of town!”  From the people, food, shopping, sports and beachfront it is a place like no other.  My friends from Texas just went for the first time in their lives and sent me a text that said “We just got to Chicago! OMG! I just have 2 questions for myself, why didn’t we get here sooner and why did I think I had to go to NY!!!  Chicago has everything!”  Well that text made my heart so happy! It’s exactly how I feel. Is it a perfect city, nope, are there problems, sure, lot’s of them but all in all it is just spectacular.

I mean, if you haven’t been to Wrigley and sat in the bleachers are you really a baseball fan?

The lakefront is what makes this city special!  I especially love Oak Street Beach!

And then there’s the shopping! From Southport to Michigan Avenue to Oak Street and everything in between there is something for everyone!  Whether window shopping or in the mood to have some real fun, Chicago has it all!


The people of Chicago love love love their summers (because winter can be pretty brutal!). So summer is my favorite time to visit. (The Thanksgiving through New Years time is pretty fabulous too! Chicago puts it on y’all!)  I hope you visit and have the best time.  There is soooooo much to do, see, eat and shop.  You can paddle board, kayak, take a boat cruise on the river or along Lake Michigan. You can dine high or low and both are the best.  Feel free to take in sports, ride a bike along the lake, visit museums, visit the botanical gardens, go to Lincoln Park Zoo and lots more.

Here are a few of my Chicago favorites:

Wrigley Field

Millennium Park

Portillos (Best Italian Beef and Hot Dogs! Live it up and get cheese and both peppers!)

D’Agostino’s Pizza and Pub Wrigleyville

The Art Institute of Chicago This museum is as wonderful as any I have seen in Europe  (check online for exhibits and free admission days) And its right next to The Bean at Millennium Park. Make a day of it.

Contact me if you want more fun ideas.  I have used Lyft and Uber while in the city as well at the L Train.  No need to rent a car. Happy Summer everyone!

Thanks for stopping by!








Why Trunk Club is Awesome!


Last week I had so much fun visiting Elena Cohn at Trunk Club Chicago. To experience this amazing service at Trunk Club Headquarters in Chicago was a dream come true! I wasn’t sure what to expect but Elena made it so easy to find the exact pieces I was looking for at my price point. Done and done. So you don’t live in the Chicago area, no problem she can help you look your best over the phone with an interview discussing what you are missing in your wardrobe or what you are really looking for and then, GET THIS,  packs up a trunk and sends it to you.  You have 5 days to try everything on. Keep what you want, return what you don’t or in my case, keep it all (insert happy face here)! There is a $25 styling fee that is applied toward anything you end up keeping.  AND did I mention that Trunk Club is a Nordstrom company so not only will you receive personalized expert service and convenience to look your best, you will even earn those awesome Nordstrom Rewards! I mean it doesn’t get better than that.

Elena choose these shoes for me and I love how they elongate my leg and make me feel so comfortable in white jeans.  Now that is magic!

It’s all in the details from lace sleeves, earrings and accessories to all those cult favorites!  And the best part is I am not running around searching for my must have items, Elena did it ALL for me!

I want to thank Trunk Club of Chicago for greeting me so warmly, for your hospitality (free drinks and excellent service)!  Elena! You are such a gem.  I love everything you choose for me from earrings, shoes, jeans (good grief who knew that could be so easy!) pants and tops. I cannot recommend Elena or this wonderful shopping service more.  So next time you are looking at your closet and thinking I have nothing to wear give this service a try.  I think you will love it as much as I did.

As always, thank you so much for stopping by.





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