July 31, 2015

Shop The Mint: Love Like You Mean It Romper




Happy Friday!! I'm heading to Lollapalooza today and I can't wait! It should be a fun day full of good music, good vibes and good times! Today's post is another look from the Mint Julep Boutique! Katie and I are really loving their clothes right now and the price point doesn't break the bank (total plus!). I'm kind of obsessed with this romper for multiple reasons. First, the color is to die for, its pretty much one of my favorite colors! Second, did you see the scalloped detailing on the neckline? Swoon. And the the criss cross tie straps and open-ish back, lets just say I'm in LOVE! Our babes over at Shop The Mint want us to be able to share our love for their boutique with you so make sure you are following us on instagram @pleasantlypetite because we will be giving away a $50 gift card to Shop the Mint this weekend! Have a great weekend all!

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*this post is sponsored by the Mint Julep Boutique, all thoughts and opinions are my own* 

July 30, 2015

Shop the Mint: Always a Favorite Dress









Happy little Friday! 

Today's all about the Mint Julep Boutique, and this little dress that has been the perfect attire for the balmy hot summer days. A dress titled, always a favorite (find it here!), lives up to it's name by becoming a staple in my wardrobe. I wore it to my friends birthday this week on one of the hottest days of the year so far (thanks Chicago for catching up with the seasons!). I was cool, comfortable and loving my look in this dress. Brittani and I are big fans of this website and all of the affordable clothing they have to offer! Stay tuned tomorrow and you might be able to score something from Shopthemint.com yourself!


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*This dress was gifted through shopthemint.com and all opinions are of my own

July 24, 2015

NSale Dresses, Rompers, & Jumpsuits

Another day, another Nordstrom Anniversary Sale post! Today's all about the dresses, rompers, and jumpsuits! Believe it or not you can wear them all year round! And there are so many fabulous ones I pretty much want them all. Shop my faves:




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July 23, 2015

Currently Craving: TOPSHOP

Currently Craving: Topshop

While rummaging through the Nordstrom Sale, I came across a brand I knew I already loved, but gained a whole new craving for with their retro and chic styles. TOPSHOP has been a staple for me when needing something sophisticated but age appropriate, but I love their most recent fashion options that come with a 'Boho' flare without being too over the top. BONUS: they're apart of the Nordstrom Anniversary sale so you can find great deals on some of their already reasonable priced pieces. Above are my favorite picks of their styles - loving off the shoulder look and chunky sandals- all links are below!

Layered Maxi Dress //  Cutout Crop Top // Bardot Crinkle Playsuit // Floral Print Shorts // Roscha High Heel Sandals // Hilt Flat Tie Sandals //  Springs Slip ons // Casual Sporty Backpack // Tassel Drop Earrings  
 
 
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July 22, 2015

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Accessories

Its Hump Day!!! And I have another post dedicated to the amazing Nordstrom Anniversary sale! Can you tell I'm a little bit obsessed with it?! But what's not to love? Brand new fall arrivals that are on sale, its like I'm practically making money on my fall wardrobe when I buy it right? Well, thats how I'm rationalizing all of my purchases! You don't want to miss out on this gorgeous stuff and risk having to pay full price again starting August 3rd! What are you waiting for?! It's time to SHOP!




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July 21, 2015

Afternoon Tea Attire :: Soho House Chicago




 

 
This past weekend I celebrated my friends birthday in the most unique way possible. We had afternoon tea at Soho House and it was like brunch with a classier twist. I have to say I LOVED Soho House in Chicago. It was urban charm with a laid back atmosphere and the food and tea was to die for. I loved the way they organized the space of the restaurant which was named Allis - these bookshelves were impeccable. I felt I needed to dress a little bit for the occasion so I wore this LOFT knitgo shirred dress I scored during their big sale a few weeks back (still going on!) and paired it with one of my other favorite finds from there, a matte white statement necklace. The material of the dress also looks like a worn in denim, however it is cotton dyed to look this way - so comfortable!
 
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July 20, 2015

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Shoes

On this fabulous Monday I'm dedicating it to my addiction: SHOES! If you haven't done any shopping at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale it's not too late to start! Below are my favorites from the NSale that are must haves! Get these brand new fall arrivals before they go back up to regular pricing after August 2! Now's the time to stock up on booties, riding boots, rain boots and heels!


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*photo credit Nordstrom instagram* 


July 17, 2015

Lips We Love

 
Every one has their go-to lip color, however I like to switch it up every once in a while for special events or for an outfit that may need a little pop of color. Below are some different types and colors I use on different occasions.
 



 
 
 
 
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July 16, 2015

Romper on a boat








I'm really over wearing rompers this summer, but with the wishy water weather Chicago's been experience its the best kind of outfit I own. I've worn this romper before here, but I decided to add different accessories for summer and for spending the day on a boat. I love this bright yellow wristlet by Michael Kors. It's pop of color really stood out against my black outfit and my hat was the perfect touch of flare for the occasion. 

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July 15, 2015

Currently Craving: Luggage

 
 
Happy Hump Day! Since Brittani and I both travel frequently, we thought it fitting to showcase our favorite luggage picks for international vacations, business trips or even a stay-cation. Below you'll find what works best for us for all of our travel needs.
 
The Stay-cation
 
Even though we both live in Chicago, the hustle and bustle of everyday life takes away from really enjoying our city. Both Brittani and I have stayed in hotels around Chicago for weekend getaways that allowed us to see our city in a new light and gain some RnR in the process.
 
Because you don't need much on a stay-cation,The Longchamp 'Le Pliage' tote is perfect for carrying the essential toiletries, hair supplies and basic garments. Also, the fact that it can expand is a lifesaver for those en promptiu shopping moments down Michigan Ave. With two basic color choices (blue and black) you can't go wrong.
 
 
 
 
The Business Trip
 
Although traveling for business can seem like a pain (hello layovers and scarce outlet plugs) the right tech accessories will get you through it in a breeze. I prefer a bag that can hangle all of my needs, with numerous pockets and inserts. I also like to switch out my phone case for a more sophisticate and simple look for when I'm in meetings. All of the below are great for staying organized and plugged in.
 

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Laptop bag // Laptop hard-shell case // Portable charger // Frends headphones //iPhone case // Ear Buds // Gigi New York Pouch


International Travel

For those who have been out of the country, you know packing is no easy feat. However with the right luggage and organizers, your trip is much more enjoyable. Our key three items would be a cosmetic bag for organization, a cross body bag that you can keep close to your body with zippers and a luggage hard-shell case (you never know where your bag may end up nor in what conditions)



 

international travel
 
 

Luggage // Pouch // Cosmetic Organizer // Toilette organizer // Passport Case // Wallet // Cross body bag



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