Valentine’s Day Outfit Ideas

Are you ready for V Day?? No matter if you’re going out for date night or staying in, I have allll the Valentine’s Day outfit ideas for you! This post contains affiliate links. Be sure to check out my V Day Gift Guide as well! Dresses The classic Valentine’s Day…

2019 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

V Day will be here sooner than you know it. Luckily, I’ve put together a Valentine’s Day gift guide to help you buy for your love bug! This post contains affiliate links. To shop each photo, simply click on the item you’re interested in. Then, you will be redirected to…

Things to Do When You’re Stuck Inside

With temperatures in Chicago falling well below zero (the high on Wednesday is -15) I will be staying indoors and working from home this week – but it can make you stir crazy! Here are some ideas of things to do when you’re stuck inside because of ice, snow, or…

5 Apps You Need for Instagram

I get asked what I use to edit my photos all the time – and the truth is, there isn’t just ONE app! Today I’m sharing my 5 favorite editing apps for Instagram. Lightoom Mobile This is how I edit 90% of my photos for Instagram. I use it to…

Don’t Blame the Algorithm – Look Elsewhere

It’s been posted in blogger Facebook groups, it’s been texted furiously to our friends, and it’s been talked about on IG stories – THE ALGORITHM! How DARE Instagram change the algorithm from chronological! (agree) How annoying is it to now have our posts shown to people who chose to follow…

All About the Enneagram

I recently have seen SO many things about the Enneagram on Instagram. Whether it’s posting memes to stories or sharing their type, the people I follow have been having a hay day! What is this Enneagram anyway? The Enneagram is a tool to better understand who you are at your…

2019 Opalhouse Favorites

This post contains affiliate links. My favorite line from Target is back!! The Opalhouse line at Target has been restocked, with some items from last year added back into the inventory as well as some great new additions. Opalhouse was one of the first affordable lines to offer boho-inspired furniture…

How I’m Creating a Healthy Home

I know, I know… today’s post was supposed to be about styling leopard print. However, I’ve been having important conversations with a few of you about making health a priority in more aspects of our life, and I feel that this is something I should share about on the blog!…

Instagram is a Game

Over the holidays, I downloaded the Game of Thrones Conquest app. I was bored, had watched everything on Netflix (no lie), and needed something else to do with my down time. I had a friend recommend the game, promising it to be “well-made” and “addictive.” Spoiler alert: It was. You…

Staying Organized in 2019

This post is sponsored by Erin Condren. As always, all opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting brands that make Sophisticaition possible! How are your New Years resolutions going? I hope they’re going well! We are only 9 days into the new year 😉 Every year, I have…

My 2019 Resolutions

New year, new me. JK. I used that as an Instagram caption in college, and guess what changed that year? Not much. This year, my resolutions are more about elevating work I have done in 2018 and building toward long-term success. Hope you enjoy reading about my 2019 resolutions! Be…

Bachelor Bracket: Colton’s Season

It’s almost that time, Bachelor Nation! Colton’s season of The Bachelor kicks off on Monday, and love him or hate him, you’ll be glued to the screen. I’m a part of the latter group, and I have plans to have a wine night during the premiere 😉 I’ve always done…

2018 in Review

This post has taken a long time to publish, because I keep adding more personal tidbits and explaining more than I initially thought I would. I hope you enjoy this deeper dive into the past year, my favorite collaborations, my ups and my downs. January The year kicked off in…

After Christmas Sales 2018

For those of you who are choosing to stay home (or are just back to work) here are all the online sales to shop today! This post contains affiliate links. Retailers A-Z Ann Taylor: 40% off with code REFRESH Erin Condren: Get 20% off LifePlanners Forever21: 50% off outerwear J.Crew:…