Polka Dotted

For special occasions, there's nothing more classic than a great dress and simple accessories. Such was the case for Dave & Liz's wedding a few weeks ago, when I wore this polka-dot and floral dress and navy drop earrings from Anthropologie. As soon as I saw the dress, I knew it was a must have. It's unique, chic and fun all while maintaining the feminine vibe that I so adore. Paired with heels and a black purse from T.J Maxx, I was set to celebrate in style.

Speaking of style, I am so announce that I will be modeling in the Anthropologie fashion show tomorrow night at their Southport location! Or, in other words, I'll be there attempting not to fall in heels, which we all know is a lost cause. If you're in Chicago, be sure to swing by and join the fun, the show starts at 7 pm. If you can't make it, no worries, I'll be documenting the entire show from behind the scenes, so be sure to swing by next week for the scoop!

:: Shop The Post :: Dress | Earrings | Similar Heels


10 Stylish Coats for $150 or Less

Let me preface this post by saying holy *$&%. I can't believe tomorrow is October. October, you guys! I very vividly remember sitting at my desk in January with my planner in front of me, penning in travel dates, weddings, bachelorette parties, dinners and family trips that we had on the horizon. Now, most of those events are in the past as Q4 begins. {Yup, I definitely just dropped an annoying business term in there. I'm entering into robot mode after the past few weeks. Must. Stop. Working.}

One of my favorite parts about the last quarter of the year are the holidays and get togethers brought with it. Another favorite? Curling up on my couch with a glass of wine and a great book, while watching the leaves or snow fall outside. It's coming, friends, and in the inevitable instance that I need to leave said warm haven, bundling up will be a must. Here are a few stylish coats that I've got on my mind in preparation!

1. Houndstooth Front Zip Coat | 2. BB Dakota Liezel Coat | 3. BB Dakota Finleigh Coat | 4.  Piperlime Collection Leopard Coat | 5. Asos Faux Fur Hooded Parka | 6. Pim + Larkin Plaid Coat | 7.  Old Navy Canvas Utility Jacket | 8. Military Moto Jacket | 9. BB Dakota Danton Wool Coat | 10. Line & Dot Contract Moto Jacket


4 {Easy} Style Tricks for Fall

When it comes to style, I always aim for comfort and ease. Less is more, but let's be honest, less can sometimes mean ho-hum unless you put things together in the right way. I'm often standing in front of my closet while metaphorically scratching my head thinking, "How do I put these pieces together in an interesting way?" Insert look book inspiration here. Whenever I'm in a creative drought, I peruse my favorite online shopping sites for ideas, and I usually leave with some great inspiration.

Below are looks I'm loving from a few shopping destinations on the web. I love these because they perfectly use transition pieces like fall staples paired with summer leftovers that you just can't bring yourself to tuck away.
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Which simple style trick for fall is your favorite? Any other tricks you've been rocking lately or are inspired by?


Last Rooftop Sunset

One of the hardest things to say goodbye to when the weather starts to cool is rooftop sunsets. Not that you can't have them when temperatures dip {a sunset it nondiscriminatory, after all} but it's just not the same unless you can park on a chair with a glass of wine in hand, overlooking the city from a birds-eye view.

With fall officially beginning this week, I swung by my bestie Jess's after work {wearing this black turtleneck dress from ShopBop} for some rooftop gazing. Will it be the last one of the year? I hope not. Last year I remember a day in mid-October when it was 80 degrees, so maybe we'll get lucky and have a repeat this year and have a few extra rooftop rendezvous. But, as you never know what may come, I soaked up every moment of that gorgeous view. And you know what realization I left with? It's going to be a fabulous fall.


Lemon Drops.

Hi, my name is Emily and I have a caffeine addiction. 
First step is admitting it, guys, and so here we are. 


Fall VISA Giveaway

All in favor of getting free money, raise your hand.

Yup, just as I expected, looks like the vote is unanimous. We're all on the same page of loving the endless possibilities that cash in your pocket provides. Which is why some Chicago bloggers and I have joined forces to provide our readers with a $300 VISA giveaway. Why? Simply because we love you. Consider this a warm welcome to fall wardrobe shopping.

To enter, follow the prompts in the Rafflecopter widget at the end of this post. The winner will be announced on September 24, so watch out for a direct email to see if you're $300 richer. Good luck!

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