Vineyard Vines Fall Collection

A few weeks ago, I went down to the Vineyard Vines in the city for their event celebrating the release of their fall collection. With live music, tasty fall treats, and their new line on full display, it was hard not to have a great time! The new collection is full of warm sweaters, comfortable dresses, and fun Shep shirts that are perfect for fall days.

I absolutely loved all their new sweaters. Each was so cozy and I just didn't want to take them off! They were so warm and soft which make them a great go-to for autumn.

Dresses are so fun to wear in the fall and are super easy to throw on for a put together yet comfortable look. Many of the dresses are knit which are my favorites to pull on during fall. Several of them could even be dressed up for more formal occasions like Thanksgiving or Christmas which I loved too!

The entire collection is full of warm colors and the warmth is definitely transferred into the feel of the clothes, too! I'm not going to lie, many of the pieces went on m birthday and Christmas wish lists because of their comfort and ability to be worn casually, too. A perfect combination in my book!

What's your favorite piece from the Vineyard Vines fall collection?



Rompin' Around Disney

The humidity down at Disney was unlike any humidity we had experienced up in Chicago this summer. It was hot! Keeping this in mind when packing prior to the trip, I opted for comfortable outfits that I could easily run around in while at the parks.

This Lilly for Target romper is a piece I have been wearing all summer and knew it would be perfect for Disney. It's light and easy to throw on even on the hottest days. Oh, and did I mention the pockets? Total win.

I loved how my Preppy Park Ears looked with it, too. The pink and yellow are one of my favorite combinations, and the romper and ears were so fun to wear together!

What do you like to wear at Disney or a theme park?



Summer in the City

Chicago has a plethora of museums but one of my favorites has to be the Art Institute. I love all the different exhibits as well as how close it is to Millennium Park! The other week, I went down to visit the Degas exhibit with my grandmother. My grandma loves going to museums as well and the Degas exhibit was definitely one I wanted to see considering I have danced almost my entire life and have taken French the past four years! 

The exhibit was very well done and had many of the paintings Degas is most famous for. I especially loved the statue, Little Dancer Aged Fourteen. It is such a pretty piece and was very fun to see in person. 

Traveling to the Art Institute, I knew I would be walking a lot and wanted to keep my outfit simple and comfortable. This Lilly skort (yes, skort!!!) is a favorite of mine for its classic look and comfortable feel. I paired it with a white collared Vineyard Vines top and could easily throw on a hot pink cardigan for the chilly train ride downtown. It was the perfect for walking around in all day! 

What do you like to wear when going to a museum or adventuring around town?


Disney Park Necessities

Today, I am missing the most magical place on Earth.  In August, I visited Walt Disney World for the seventeenth time. It is my favorite vacation and I am already looking forward to next year’s trip!

Disney trips are the best, and planning ahead is a must. The past few years I narrowed down exactly what I need to carry for a fun day in the parks. Step one, you need your MagicBand. It’s your key to the world. All your trip information like park tickets, fast passes, are linked to the band. So, it’s a necessity for the park! Prior to your arrival, you can select your color.  For a Lilly girl like me, of course, I chose a pink band. In the parks, they sell different attachments and accessories to personalize your MagicBand. I chose to personalize mine before I arrived with this adorable Disney monogram.

Next, there are a few essentials to carry in your bag. For the past few years, I have used my small Vera Bradley backpack. (Don’t have one?  They sell fun Disney patterned Vera Bradley backpacks in one of the shops on Main Street in the Magic Kingdom). This small backpack has worked well because of its size and accessibility. What goes inside my park bag are all items I always find I need during the day. Keeping the bag light is necessary so extra weight is a no. Here are the contents of my park bag!
Rain Poncho Disney sells these at the park in just about every merchandise store. Because it's Florida, you never know when it's going to pour. It's always a good idea to throw one in, just in case!

Camera This goes without much explanation because it's Disney and everywhere you look there's a photo op!

Water & a Snack Sometimes wait times can be long.  Nothing helps pass the time like nibbling on a small snack. I always have a snack size bag of goldfish or another tasty treat in my bag.  Additionally, it's Florida, it’s hot. So, I am sure to keep a bottle of water handy. It’s important to stay hydrated. There’s lots to do and you want to keep your energy up.

Portable Phone Charger Between taking a million pictures and checking the Disney app for wait times, a phone is likely to die quickly. Having a charger on hand never hurts in case you run out of juice!
Preppy Park Ears I wore my ears every day while I was down at Disney! Definitely a necessity for any Lilly and Disney enthusiast.
What are your Disney Park necessities?


New School Year, New Agenda

The first item on my school supply list that I purchased this summer was my Lilly agenda. I am one of those people who rely on their agenda for just about everything so agendas are always a must for me when it comes to starting a new school year.

There are so many options when I comes to purchasing agendas and finding one you like can be difficult! However once I find one that works for me, I tend to be a creature of habit and never feel the need to venture out of what I like. This will be my third year using a Lilly Pulitzer agenda and I have already been busy adding my new assignments and upcoming dates.

If you haven't purchased an agenda yet, there is still time to get one! All of Lilly's prints this year are perfect and you really can't go wrong. This year, I got the All Nighter print in the large size and personalized it with a monogram sticker.


Do you have an agenda? Which one did you select?


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