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My Prime Day Picks

Amazon Prime Day runs from July 16 – 17 and features deals on everything from electronics to home goods to fashion exclusively for Amazon Prime members. If you are not a Prime member, there is still time to sign up! There are some products launching on Amazon during this period,…

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 Early Access Picks

The day has come, Early Access for the 2019 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! If you are an Icon, Influencer, Ambassador or Insider level, you can shop today, and all cardholders will get access at 12:30 PM ET on July 12. This N Sale is so unique because brand-spanking-new fall and winter…

My 2019 Nordstrom Sale Wishlist

I had the pleasure of shopping the Nordstrom Sale last night and WOW it was fun! I wanted to share my wishlist with you so you can see what I personally think are my favorite items from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale this year before I do a complete round up…

Vintage Shops in Wicker Park

This post is in collaboration with Chase Freedom Unlimited. As always, all opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting brands that make Sophisticaition possible! Hope you are having a great week! I am one month into my goal to explore more of Chicago. Since I have lived in…

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Styling a Chambray Shirt + Summer Dress

One of my favorite pieces to layer in summer is a chambray shirt. Summertime, especially in Chicago along Lake Michigan, is a rollercoaster of temperatures and weather patterns. One second it’s sunny and hot, the next it’s windy and a bit chilly. The beauty of the chambray shirt is that…

Patriotic Swimsuit Roundup

With the Fourth of July drawing near, I wanted to start giving you some outfit inspo in the way I like to dress for the holiday… swimsuits!! I love being by a pool or a lake around the Fourth. These fun and colorful swimmies are a perfect way to celebrate!…

A Realistic Post-Grad Budget

When I first graduated college, I had ZERO idea of how to budget. I knew what I would be making each year in total, but didn’t realize A: that taxes are withheld from paychecks, so I’d be taking home a lot less and B: that I needed to plan a…

What I’d Be Doing if I Wasn’t Blogging

There were a lot of blogging events this week where I got the chance to meet up with girls for the first time. More often than not, we get on the topic of who still has a 9 to 5 and who took the blog full time. When asked, I…

If I Had $1,000 to Blow · June 2019

The second edition of IIH$1K is hereeee! It is so fun virtually spending $1,000 on things that spark joy, as Marie Kondo would say. Some of these things may very well find their way into my closet (it IS my birthday month, after all) while some are just things I’ll…

May Favorites

June has arrived!! It’s my birthday month and marks the beginning of the best half of the year, in my humble opinion. Before we move ahead, let’s look back at the month just passed, MAY. Favorite Posts 1: Summer White Pieces With summer unofficially arriving with MDW, it’s time to…

Exploring Chicago with Chase Freedom Unlimited

This post is sponsored by Chase Freedom Unlimited. As always, all opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting brands that make Sophisticaition possible! This summer marks my third year of living in Chicago. In college, everyone’s dream was to head up I-65 and call this city home. I’m…

Summer White Pieces

Now that Memorial Day has passed, I officially consider it summer. If you listen to the old saying, you can ONLY wear white between Memorial Day and Labor Day… I like wearing white year-round, but I especially love white in summer. There’s something about a great white dress against an…

Father’s Day 2019 Gift Guide

Father’s Day is just a few weeks away!! The summer always starts to slip by so quickly after Memorial Day, so take some time this weekend to look at some gift ideas for dad in my Father’s Day 2019 Gift Guide. Whether he likes outdoorsy things or prefers sitting on…

Faster Way to Fat Loss Review & Results

I just wrapped up my Faster Way to Fat Loss program and have been getting a number of questions about it. Does it work? Should I do it? What are your results? I decided to answer them all in one big Faster Way to Fat Loss Review post so I…

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