on repeat

on repeat top (on sale!) // sandals

I fell in love with this top and pair of sandals the minute I saw them, and they have been on serious repeat ever since. This top is not only extremely comfortable;it spans seasons and has multiple styling options. I’ve worn this top once a week (at least) since picking it up over 4th of July weekend. I’ve paired it with white shorts, jeans, black leggings, and even mint colored denim. I told you it’s been on serious repeat!

After wearing my Jack Rogers six months too long (ouch), I decided that I needed a new pair of every-day neutral sandals. While perusing the internet, I saw this pair from Madewell and instantly had to have them. Minimal, great reviews, and under $75? It doesn’t get any better than that.

It’s fair to say that these sandals haven’t left my feet since I pulled them out of the box. They also passed the comfort test as I walked 10k steps (according to my fitbit) around downtown Chicago on Saturday without crying.

Having you been wearing anything on repeat lately?

city living

moving to chicago

Things have been pretty quiet around here for the past two weeks because… we’re moving to Chicago! 

I can’t believe how much can change in just a few short weeks but it’s all for the best! Steve and I have enjoyed our time in Louisville, but it’s time to try something new.

I’m incredibly excited about living in a big city for the first time for a number of reasons, the main reason being opportunities that I will have career wise. That being said, my Chicago gals – if  you know of anyone who’s looking for a branding/account service professional please let me know :)

We have two weeks left in Louisville and we plan on enjoying as much bourbon, southern fare and warm weather as we can before heading to Chicago at the end of the month.

Thank you to my readers for being so great during this time of chaos. I promise to get back into my regular posting schedule as things start to calm down a bit.

xoxo, Jen

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birks are back

birkenstock trend

If you haven’t heard, Birkenstocks are back. This trend was left in the 90s until recently, when celebrities like Miranda Kerr and Ashley Olson were spotted trading in their platforms for padded sandals.

I didn’t name this blog comfortably chic because I love 4 inch platforms, so any trend promising this amount of comfort is something I can get behind.  You may ask, how on earth do you style these things? Lately, birkenstocks have been styled with everything from boyfriend jeans to silk dresses. My favorite, however, is anything denim. Whether that be destroyed boyfriend shorts or skinny jeans.

Now, the only question left is….which pair do I pick?

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 What are your thoughts on the return of Birkenstocks?

the one that got away

The one that got away

 

We’ve all experienced buyers remorse at one time or another. But what about feelings of deep regret about that one item that slipped through your fingers? That’s how I feel about this vest.

I first spotted this vest around the holidays two years ago at Jcrew. When I left my house for this particular trip, I swore that I was not going to buy anything for myself. This was a gift buying shopping trip and nothing else. When I saw this vest, it was love at first sight. But, sadly I walked away empty handed staying true to my rule for the day.

Two weeks later, when I came to my senses, it was sold out EVERYWHERE. Bloggers knew this vest was special and it started popping up all over the bloggerverse in outfit posts – just furthering my depression. I wanted this vest so much that I turned to Ebay. Ebay listers were smart – they knew this particular vest was in high demand and any vests that were listed were well over the initial selling price.

Fast forward to two years later… I’m still seeing this vest pop up on outfit posts. So, you can imagine my excitement when this vest popped up in my email box from Jcrew Factory.

My prayers have been answered and this vest will finally be mine.

 

 

month motivations – august

I am so sorry for the silence around here! I cannot believe how much can change in a week…life updates will be coming soon. All I can say is this past week has been a rollercoaster ride.

Can you believe that it’s already August?? Where did Summer go? I personally am not ready for fall, despite my love for fall fashion. I’m going to delay winter as much as possible. Now, onto this month’s goals!!

month motivations - august

Do: I said it once and I’ll say it again, I am not a runner. My goal back in April was to run more. While I probably ran twice during the month of April (fail) I’ve been slowly upping my cardio days. By some small mircale, last month I ran 12 miles – thanks to MapMyRun for that fun fact. So, this month my goal is to increase that number by 3 miles! I’m hoping my new Tory Burch FitBit will keep me on track ;).

Read: After a “chick lit” detour, I’m back into my mystery que. I’ve heard great things about “After I’m Gone” and I can’t wait to start it! It sounds like a perfect mix between “Scandal” and “The Killing”, two of my favorite TV shows.

Live: This is techincally a “do”, but it’s also a way to live. I love Caroline’s idea of a “capsule wardrobe” challenge. If you haven’t heard of it, the challenge dares you to only wear 37 items all season long. This is the perfect challenge for me as I’m trying to rid my life of clutter and impulse buys and to keep things classsic and minimal. If you’ve tried this challenge I’d love to hear how it went!

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