fall favorite


there are so many reasons that fall is my favorite season to dress for. this year flannel is on the top of my shopping list.

flannel and short



master of the messy together

leather skirt

leather skirt


one thing about flannel is that it is everywhere, and there is no need to splurge on it. first check out second hand stores, but forever 21 always has something in stock –

forever flan


forev flann 1


weekend lust

take me back. after an awesome weekend visiting home – milwaukee – I am less then thrilled to be back at work.

I had not been home for a while and there were somethings that I was desperately craving. one – cooking diner with dad (theo). two kopps custard. it is amazing. some people think culvers is an alright comparison. but there really is nothing like kopps.

Kopps custard

my other main task while home was thrift shopping for the upcoming studio move. some important things in the three-bedroom place are not mine Рso I was out to fill some apartment holes. theo is awesome at finding things second-hand and there are some great and cheap places in milwaukee (purple heart on north ave + the goodwill).

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we had awesome success. plates!! not only basic whites that I won’t have to worry about breaking but I am obsessed with these pretty cross ones!

other highlights – brand new le creuset kettle for just 20$ pyrex baking dishes. pint glasses (I love collecting pint glasses). bunt pan, hello pound cakes!

want – long hair

I have had short-ish hair since I started college. sometimes shorter and more styled – other times more casual. but I have now been trying to grow my hair out for forever (post college). and it is the least rewarding idea ever. it never seems to get longer and I am constantly tempted by cute short looks.

blond salad

blond salad

long haircharmingly styled

blake 2

I will probably want to learn how to curl hair. it just seems like there are so many more options with long hair.


is it possible that my hair will ever make it to this length? at least there is also a lot of long hair inspiration, to keep me motivated!


love – tiny little things

last night I submitted an application for a very cute little place in lincoln park and I am so excited. no more stress and worry and now I can fantasize about making it my very own little space.

sorry chicago, I still think new york is my favorite city in the states. that is a terrible thing to think after living here for 2 years. though new york apartments are even more expensive and they can be beyond TINY!

here are some awesome examples of how people capitalize on the space that they do have.

tiny ny apartment

this kitchen is awesome – check out all the storage.

one thing I will miss from my current apartment is in-unit laundry, it is so nice.

the dishwasher on the other hand I will not miss.

bloombers is creating these micro apartments and they look awesome. being just under 5 ft, I am partial to small things.

jam of the day

the hunt

come July I am moving in to my own studio apartment. I have always had roommates and there are awesome benefits to having roommates. but I cannot wait to get my own place.

mural headboard

I know my place will be tiny – but it will be my space, to keep clean, to relax and to have people over. I can’t wait to find the right place and to start decorating it!

(mural headboard – might be a good way to make a studio not look so much like a living room with a bed.)

book ends


while I can’t wait to start decorating, it is a struggle to find an affordable place in a desired area in chicago. so far apartment people have proven useless, and I’ve been relying on craigslist and padmapper, any other suggestions?

4 viewings tonight, wish me luck!