Friday, May 6

Have a refreshing weekend! {plus, what I'm loving now}


Happy Friday sweet readers! Can you believe it's finally here? This week seemed particularly long for some reason and I am so looking forward to an eventful weekend with friends + family! I have a birthday trolley on Saturday night, "biker" theme, which will be hysterical. We are hitting up all of the authentic biker bars around Chicago, so report back on Monday for what I'm sure will be ridiculous photos. Aside from that, I am scheduled to attend the Cubs game on both Saturday and Sunday, but the forecast for Chicago isn't looking so hot. Sunday's game is on a rooftop with my parents, my brother and Dave, to celebrate my wonderful mother, so I don't think the weather will stop us from enjoying the game. 

This past week has been somewhat Spring-ish for Chicago. I have been sleeping with my window cracked and the crisp morning air has been waking me up early! These bright mornings, the green grass, fresh flowers, and breezy evenings always make me want to freshen up my house - especially my bedroom. I changed out my grey Serena + Lily duvet for a white quilt I bought from TJ Maxx years ago. It helps to brighten up my shoebox of a room and makes my room feel fresh and clean.
{Plus, Alaina introduced me to these pillows here and I had to make a purchase}


This photo is dark, but you get the picture. Here are some more photos currently making me feel refreshed...








Lovely.

Now, to continue with my "fresh and clean" feeling towards the world today, I am going to contribute to Long Distance Loving's Friday Fancies. I am currently obsessed with wearing white. I love white. It's so pretty, and you can add so much to it or let it stand alone. Either way, it is classic, and feminine, and chic, and sophisticated. Here is some of my favorite "whites" paired with some pops of color:


1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   12

What are you up to this weekend? Whatever it is, I hope it's something you've been looking forward to all week! See you on Monday! xoxo

12 comments:

elledee said...

lovely dreamy pictures!

Mo Pie, Please said...

So many lovely things in this post! I love look #10 so much. I'm not too big on white seeing as though my skin is pretty much the palest. But I do have a white beachy dress from ASOS that I wore to my wedding rehearsal dinner that I can't wait to wear throughout the summer.

Have fun this weekend - the Cubs games sound like fun (I've got to go to one before we move!) and hopefully the weather treats you well. Be careful at the biker bars, hahahaha, you never know what you'll get into!

Jenn said...

Wow, you have a lot of great outfit choices on here, I don't even know where to start to comment!
All of the pics you posted were really nice! You should come link up on my blog--I'm starting a new link up called Photo Inspiration Friday! The pics on here would be perfect! :)
Have a great weekend!
Jenn @ Going the Distance

Jenn said...

PS, I'm your newest follower :)

Oh to Be a Muse said...

oh i love items #1, #5 and #9 so much. i can imagine chicago is a bit chilly now, but it's nice that it's starting to feel a bit like spring!

Thought you'd be interested in entering my Jennifer Elizabeth fringe shimmy necklace giveaway! It is open to everyone.

http://www.ohtobeamuse.com/2011/04/sadee-says-jennifer-elizabeth-giveaway.html

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

SO happy its getting warmer in chicago :) have a fun time on your trolly tour (are you going to the twisted spoke in wicker park?!? thats one of my fave rooftop spots, they have a super tasty cherry beer!) also have fun at the cubbies games! rootop games are so fun! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

Sandy a la Mode said...

the weather is getting warm where i live too! i am soo excited to crack the windows open this weekend, have a great weekend!!

Stephanie said...

I love #11! Enjoy the Cubs!! We live in Chicago and love going to games...such a great atmosphere!

ashley nicole catherine said...

lovelove that wreath and all these spring pics! and your fridays fancies is gorgeous - i die for that chloe bag.

thanks so much for stopping by my blog! so good to see another chicago blogger. now following :)

xo.ashley

Callie said...

Have fun on the Rooftops! I am a middle school teacher but that's where I work in the summers and weekends! Even if it's crummy Chicago weather, you'll have fun inside on the Rooftops. Enjoy :)

Angel @ | 77inspire | said...

The wreath... perfection. love it. thanks for sharing!!!! I'd have it up all year.

{av} | {long distance loving} said...

Seriously. I'm SO grateful to have you as a Friday’s Fancies Faithful when you create such beautiful outfits...I love the little pops of color along with the other beautiful images you chose! Can't wait to see what you create for this week! xoxo {av}