Monday, February 24, 2020

Spring Style Guide

Spring is in the air! Well... not really seeing how it is snowing as I write this post. You win some you loose some right? But we can pretend it is almost spring by shopping for cute dresses and tops right? Florals for spring, I know, ground breaking. These florals are giving me life though. I'm feeling major Loveshackfancy vibes from brands this season. All things floral, cutesy, and breezy. These dresses make me want to frolic through a field. 

This season I am all about ruffles, pleats, and ditsy prints. These dresses range from all sorts of price points! So there is really something for everyone. Shop Red Dress has some amazing dresses this season. I am eyeing about 5 from there alone! For sure on my list of places to shop for new spring pieces. 

Loveshackfancy dresses are for splurge, but I love the classic dress I have from them. But, they are well known for their gorgeous prints and cute silhouettes. I love this long sleeve dress from them. It has so many cute details and I think would be a great spring summer dress. 

What spring trends are you looking forward to this season? Let me know in the comments! 

Friday, February 21, 2020

Sew Cute Travels: Hello Kitty Cafe Vegas

Welcome to the fabulous Hello Kitty cafe! Viva Las Vegas brings us this adorable gem that is the Hello Kitty cafe. When I first saw that they opened up a Hello Kitty cafe in Vegas I about died. I go to Vegas a lot for work so I knew I had to go on my next trip. 

It is located between the New York hotel and the Park MGM hotel. Park MGM is one of my favorite hotels on the Strip (I am heading there in April!) so it makes it even better. There is a super cute seating area outside the truck cafe. Adorable tables covered in Hello Kitty make for the perfect photo spot. 

I ordered a Hello Kitty bow cookie, My Melody macaron, a peach iced tea, and a cafe latte. The peach iced tea was seriously AMAZING. It had little bits of real peach in it and it was so so yummy. Cannot recommend it enough! If I'm being honest the latte was just okay. But, look at that cute coffee cup. I know I'm a sucker but I am here for it. 

The cafe also has cute merchandise options for purchase. I bought a cute little keychain that looks like a coffee cup. They also had mugs, a water bottle, tee, and squishy key chains. This would be a great place to pick up a souvenir if you know a big Hello Kitty fan. 

This part of Vegas is super calm and relaxing. I sat here for about an hour or so sipping my coffee and just hanging out. Naturally took a ton of photos, as you can see. It's a great spot to just chill out and get a sweet treat. It opens at 11am so it isn't ideal for breakfast, but I would totally recommend it for an after lunch treat! 

Are you a Hello Kitty fan? Let me know in the comments! 

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Pink Shopping Guide

Pretty in pink! Pink may be my favorite color to wear. I'm not sure what it is but I just love all things pink. With Valentine's Day this month I had to create a fun pink shopping guide. I shopped around and found some super cute pink pieces. Like this Dior lip balm that is one of my favorite lip products of the moment. Some gorgeous pink blouses that could be dressed up or down. Plus some fun pink accessories to spice up any outfit.

What is your favorite color to wear? Let me know in the comments! 

Monday, February 17, 2020

Spring Accessories Guide

Spring is in the air! Well.... not really in Chicago but maybe in other places. But I am already getting excited about spring fashion. So far I am loving what I am seeing for spring trends. In today's post I wanted to highlight some fun spring ready accessories that I'm planning on rocking this season. 

Currently I am all about stacking bracelets. Back in high school I was all about the "arm party" and now I feel like it's kind of coming back. These gold filled beaded bracelets, customizable name bracelets, and gold links are giving me life. All of these bracelets are at a great price point! For something trendy it's okay to go for a cheaper option. 

This spring I am planning on wearing my Gucci Marmont bag on repeat. But this Tory Burch bag is a great dupe option but still high quality. The white color would also be perfect for spring and summer outfits. If you want to splurge on a Gucci piece you could opt for a fun card case like this one. I use card cases all the time in my smaller bags vs. using my normal wallet. 

Another huge trend I anticipate continuing into spring are Golden Goose sneakers. But, let's be real I cannot justify spending $500+ on sneakers. As much as I'd love to, nah fam that is not happening. This pair of dupes is a great alternative, and they are under $40! I have two pairs of these a gold pair then a cheetah pair. They are seriously great quality for the price. I got them on sale for $25 during Black Friday so keep an eye on them in case they go on sale! 

Headbands better be a trend this spring, or else I'm making it a trend honestly. This new denim jeweled headband from Lele Sadoughi is to die for. I love all of the pastel colors. I feel like it would match so many pretty spring dresses. Then of course I'll still be rocking my classic white and pearl headband all spring. 

What spring accessory trends are you anticipating? Let me know in the comments! 

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Sale of the Week: Sephora

Sephora is having a sale! I remember the days when Sephora legit never had sales. Now they are more common, which I am all about because this girl does not like full price. There are a ton of markdowns on makeup, skincare, and hair products! Including one of my go-to eyeshadow palettes from Two Faced. I've highlighted a few of my other favorites below... 

Do you spy something on sale you have to have? Let me know in the comments! 

Friday, February 14, 2020

Sale of the Week: Red Dress

There are so many sales going on this weekend thanks to President's Day! Shop Red Dress is having a sale for 15% off site wide with the code LOVE15 that ends TONIGHT! So be sure to shop while you can. I've highlighted a few of my sale picks below and on the LIKEtoKNOWit app. These Golden Goose dupe sneakers are included in the sale and are $35 without a discount! So, they are an awesome deal. I wore them my entire trip to Vegas and they are actually very comfortable for a pair of $35 sneakers. 

Happy shopping and happy Valentine's Day!

Instagram Round-Up

heart balloon | heart sunnies | jeans | sequin top (sold out) 

Happy Valentine's Day!
I hope you all have an amazing day with whoever you love. Whether it be a significant other, family, girlfriends, pets, whoever! Valentine's Day doesn't have to be about boyfriends and girlfriends. It can be about whoever you love. So celebrate love today and buy yourself some chocolates. I know I did this week... oops. I can't help myself when I'm at Target guys it's a problem! 

Today I wanted to round-up all of the details of my latest Instagram posts! You can find all of these details on the LIKEtoKNOWit app. But I know not everyone has it. So, I wanted to share it here as well! I have been loving my Valentine's Day theme recently. I just love pink, red, purple, and all things hearts. So Valentine's Day is kind of my thing. I've loved creating holiday themed content so far this year. Holidays are my jam you guys, what can I say. 

What is your favorite part about Valentine's Day? I love all of the colors. Let me know your favorite part in the comments. 

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Weekly Picks vol. 5

Last week was insane with work! Lots of traveling and appointments all day long. Plus the Vegas time difference did not help my case. But, I am back this week with my weekly picks! Since I was traveling last week a lot of these pieces were things I used on my trip. I tested out my Stoney Clover Lane tote bag this trip as my carry on item and I loved it. It's an easy size to carry through the airport but still holds a ton. I have it in this gorgeous grape color. Honestly the color is even prettier in person. If you are a purple person you need this bag in your life ASAP. 

A few accessories I took on my trip included these adorable heart sunnies. I think they are darling for Valentine's Day. Plus with Prime shipping there is still time to order them! Then I love this little initial necklace. It would be super cute to gift to your girlfriends for a little Galentine's Day gift. Then I constantly reached for this Dior lip glow color. It is a nice mix between a lip balm and lip stick. 

Most of my trip I was wearing these sneakers from Shop Red Dress. They are a great affordable alternative to Golden Goose sneakers, which are a whopping $500. While these are $35... I know an amazing deal! Surprisingly they are pretty comfortable for an affordable sneaker. I wore them all day multiple days in a row and had no issues. Another piece I wore multiple times on my trip was my Dudley Stephens fleece. This is my new go-to travel outfit. Pair it with leggings or jeans and it is the perfect cute but comfy travel outfit. 

My favorite sweater from this winter is on sale at J. Crew! Plus they are doing an extra 30% off sale items which makes it $41.99, which is a great price. I love the rhinestone button detail on the shoulders. Aerie is also having a sale this week! I'm eyeing this cheetah sweatshirt. It looks so cozy and perfect for lounging around the house. 

Those are my weekly picks for the week! What items are you loving this week? 

Monday, February 10, 2020

Sew Organized: Headband Storage

Headbands are literally my calling. Since this headband trend has resurfaced I have been obsessed. But, I was wearing headbands before it was cool, trust me on this one. My inner Blair Waldorf has been wearing them for years. I am happy that everyone else is hopping on the bandwagon though. For once this is a trend I can really get behind. 

Once you stock pile a bunch of headbands, like me, you need a good storage solution to keep them all organized. I found these headband holders on Amazon and they are game changers. I have this clear acrylic one then also a long black velvet holder. Then I keep my Lele Sadoughi headbands in the dust bags they come in and in my Stoney Clover Lane x Lele case. The case is a fun way to display them in a cute way. While the dust bags protect them. 

The best part about this clear holder is that it holds other accessories on the inside! I keep other scrunchies, bows, and fabric headbands in there. It really utilizes all of the space available vs. having dead space in the middle of the organizer. I think this is a great starting point to start organizing your headbands if your collection is small and under control. Mine however is not, so I need both this and a long black velvet organizer. But, that is okay because I love them all! 


Are you into the headband trend? Let me know in the comments! I want to keep doing Sew Organized themed posts in the future. I love all things organization and planning so I think it could be a fun new series. 

Friday, February 7, 2020

Dose of Disney: Shop Disney New Arrivals

Shop Disney has honestly stepped up their game recently. Now I don't have to have park FOMO because I can't get certain merchandise. They've been posting a ton of park merchandise to their website and I am here for it. It helps us who can't go to the parks every week to keep up with all of the adorable things they are doing! 

Today I wanted to show off some of the cute new merchandise I am eyeing. Mainly Baby Yoda of course. I mean I desperately need this Baby Yoda spirit jersey. It is so dang cute I could cry. They also have a ton of other Baby Yoda merchandise hitting the website. Honestly it is about time! 

There are a ton of other cute new pieces that you have to check out. So without further ado happy shopping! 

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for Him

Valentine's Day is another holiday we all struggle to come up with gifts for our guy. Fear not! I've rounded up a few gift ideas for your guy for Valentine's Day. V-Day is a great time to treat your guy to something nice! I suggest a Barbour wax jacket or quilted vest for a great investment piece. They will wear either of these pieces on repeat throughout the year. Or you can opt for a nice leather accessory like a washbag for travel, leather gloves, or a new wallet.

If tech items are more there thing I suggest a new pair of AirPods. My boyfriend is obsessed with his and wears them all the time for work. Or you could try something new and get him these cool Bose audio sunglasses. I am not tech savvy so I'm not sure the details, but they seem super cool and unique! He for sure wouldn't be expecting them.

To pamper your guy you can put together a self care kit with cologne and other skincare products like this Jack Black set. Or you can buy a box pre-curated from BoxFox on Nordstrom. I think these are super cool and would make great last minute gifts! For the entertainer at heart I love this whiskey stone set. You could pair it with a bottle of their favorite whiskey and your gift is complete.

I also always love the idea of gifting an experience. Whether it be a whiskey tasting, brewery tour, concert, or a different activity they enjoy you can make their gift something you both can enjoy together.

What are you planning on gifting your guy this Valentine's Day? Let me know in the comments! 

Monday, February 3, 2020

Magical Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Fantasyland charm necklace | Minnie Mouse necklace | Mickey bracelet

Once upon a dream..... Disney Valentine's Day gifts are honestly the move for any Disney fan. Between Shop Disney and Boxlunch there are so many cute romantic gift options for the Disney lover in your life. Whether it be a couples gift, Galentine's Day, or for your significant other these fun magical gift picks are sure to please.

Personally I am eyeing these dreamy sequin red ears. They are perfect for Valentine's Day but also for any Mickey or Minnie look! You can complete the look with the matching backpack and Alex and Ani bangle.

There are also lots of options for fun Disney inspired jewelry. Whether it be a dainty necklace, bangle, or Pandora charm the possibilities are endless. For someone who isn't a jewelry fan I love a fun Disney mug or a phone case! I ordered this baby Yoda case for myself and I cannot wait for it to come in.

Who is your favorite Disney couple? Let me know in the comments! 

Friday, January 31, 2020

Weekly Picks vol. 4

heart sunglasses | AirPods | Loveshackfancy flat pouch | Invisibobble scrunchie 

My 4th installment of my weekly picks is here! This week I have Valentine's Day on my mind. Like these adorable Amazon Prime finds that are perfect for V-Day. I love this pink sweatshirt with white hearts or a cozy sweater for an easy Valentine's Day look. I'm also dying over this Yoda tee, also available on Prime! Then of course you can finish the look with fun heart sunglasses for a great price.

Some other highlights from this week are tech themed! I am not a tech savvy person but I feel nice and updated currently. This past weekend I upgraded my phone to an iPhone 11 pro. It's very similar to the X but the camera I think is going to be a game changer. Then I've also been loving my new AirPod pros. I never thought I would need or use them but they are super nice for traveling and work.

More random picks of the week include a fun Stoney Clover Lane flat pouch that launched this week. It is their latest collab with Loveshackfancy and they are selling quick! So be sure to check them out while they are in stock. My last pick of the week is this Invisibobble scrunchie. These are my go-to to just pull my hair back quick. They don't crease your hair and come in a few fun velvet colors.

What is something you are excited about this week? Let me know in the comments! 

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Sew Cute Travels: Stoney Clover Lane Duffle Bag Review

The newest addition to my Stoney Clover Lane collection is this gorgeous duffle bag. I've never had one of their duffle bags before. But, when I saw this one from the Loveshackfancy collection I knew I had to pick it up. Purple is my favorite color, if you didn't already know, so it was a no brainer. Plus the floral print is oh sew gorgeous. I customized the bag with the Loveshackfancy glitter letters which really complete the entire bag. 

This bag is a great size for a weekend trip or if your me an overnight trip. I used it to pack for a night downtown Chicago. I fit multiple outfits, my Stoney Clover Large pouch for cosmetics, a curling iron, a chunky sweater, and my boyfriends wash bag *because I had to carry it*. It really did fit a ton! I could have easily packed for a weekend in it. It's a great size! Or it would be a great carry on bag on a plane as well. I took it to my recent trip to New York as my carry on bag. It fit in the overhead bin but it hung out a bit. But I think it was because I was in one of the smaller bins at the front of the plane (if you know what I mean). Otherwise I think it would fit fine in the overhead bin! I have yet to put it under the seat but SCL says it will fit under the seat on most airlines. I'd just recommend not stuffing it to capacity to ensure it slides under okay. 

The bag did get a little heavy, but I am also not used to carrying duffles without it being on top of my rolling suitcase. I'm also weak AF so I am not the best person to ask about that! Overall, I love this bag. It's a great size for travel whether it be a weekend trip or if you use it for a carry on item. As always I love the customizable aspect of Stoney Clover bags. Plus, this print is seriously to die for. I've linked this exact bag below for you to shop. 

What is your go-to travel bag? Let me know in the comments! 

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Valentine's Day Gift Guide for Her

Real talk: Valentine's Day is actually an adorable holiday. All of the pink, red, and pastels has me feeling some type of way. I loved Valentine's Day as a kid. Getting to pass out Valentine's to everyone and getting candy. Then in high school and early college it was a time to remember how single you were #yikes. But, now it's just kind of any other day and an excuse to wear pink and hearts. Which I am not mad about honestly. 

When it comes to Valentine's Day you can gift fun things to any of your loved ones! Whether it be your mom, best friend, girlfriend, sister, whoever you want. Valentine's Day doesn't always have to be about significant others. I mean have you heard of treat yo self? 

For this Valentine's Day gift guide I rounded up a ton of fun and flirty gifts for anyone you are shopping for. Some of these pieces would also make adorable things to gift yourself. Personally I am eyeing a fun pair of heart sunnies or that adorable YSL lipstick. 

Guys, if you are reading this hopefully this helps you pick out a fun gift for your girlfriend! You can honestly never go wrong with jewelry. Find something from her favorite brand or splurge on an investment piece like an Hermes bangle in a classic color. Personalized gifts are also always a good idea! Whether it be a monogram necklace, a bracelets with coordinates that mean something special, or something with your anniversary date. Accessories are also great gift ideas. Splurge on a Lele Sadoughi headband for your girl or a fun handbag. 

Girls shopping for their BFF or mom I love the idea of sticking with a cozy theme. Barefoot Dreams blankets are honestly the epitome of comfort. Pair it with a fun candle and comfy pajamas and you have yourself the best Galentine's gift ever. Or you could opt for either of these adorable sunnies. Both of them are under $20 so they make great gift for your girlfriends! 

You could honestly not go wrong with any of these pieces though! Which is your favorite? Let me know in the comments! You can shop all of these Valentine's Day gift ideas below... 

Monday, January 27, 2020

Sew Cute Travels: Stoney Clover Lane NY Pop-Up

It is no secret I am obsessed with Stoney Clover Lane. It is honestly an addiction that I don't plan on treating anytime soon. Sorry about it! But, honestly their products keep me so organized when traveling. I travel at least once a month, most of the time 2+ times a month, so it is imperative I keep organized. Stoney Clover Lane pouches do just that!

SCL launched their New York City pop up for the holidays. Luckily it was still open when I was in New York last week for work #blessed. I ran down to Soho to check it out with my friend and it was honestly heaven. Rainbow pastel gorgeousness from top to bottom. Whoever does their merchandising honestly deserves an award because everything was so visually pleasing. 

At the pop-up you can customize all of their products! Pouches, bags, duffles, backpacks, you name it they got it. You can view all of their patches easily and test out different combinations. You can do the same thing online but there is something about seeing it in person that is amazing. 

If you are in New York the pop-up is running until mid-February I believe! It is for sure worth the trip down to Soho to check it out. They also have exclusive products in the New York pop-up you can't get online. 

Do you own any Stoney Clover Lane yet? Let me know your favorite SCL piece in the comments! You can shop some of my favorite SCL products below.... 

Friday, January 24, 2020

Weekly Picks vol. 3

pretty candle | my favorite leggings | rose gold Minnie ears

This past week has honestly been insane! If you don't follow me on Instagram, I was in New York for a ton of work meetings and an apparel market. Essentially I didn't have much time to anything else but work. But, that's okay! I am back now before I go to Vegas in about 2 weeks.

My weekly picks this week are all about being cozy! It is currently snowing in Chicago so I am bundling up and trying to stay warm. Plus a new collection launched from one of my favorite brands and it is all about being cozy.

First things first is Stoney Clover Lane's newest Cozy Collection. I am obsessed with this teddy sherpa tote bag. Honestly it is freaking adorable. I picked it up just as you see here! If you aren't familiar with SCL (which you should be tbh) you can customize their products with patches, letters, and icons. I opted for my tote to be rather plain with just a sparkly varsity letter heart in the center. I cannot wait for this to come in! Sherpa is all the rage right now and I am loving it. Which, brings me to my next pick which is this sherpa jacket from Amazon. This baby is available on Prime and is such an easy price. I've been eyeing these fuzzy jackets but I just couldn't justify a $100+ fuzzy jacket. So, I am thinking about picking this one up.

Next up are some cute cozy Disney pieces. I am going to Disney on Ice this weekend so I am busting out my fuzzy spirit jersey pictured above. It is white and sparkly and all things cozy. Seriously it's to die for! Then I had to include these gorgeous rose gold ears. Shop Disney has really stepped up their game with posting park merchandise on their website. Makes it so easy to buy pieces for your trip or just for fun because you miss Disney like me #noshame.

Then my all time favorite pair of leggings are on sale guys! Hurry though because the sizes are limited. They are the Zella brand from Nordstrom and they are super great quality for the price. Then these adorable fuzzy slippers are also on sale. These Madwell slippers are 60% off and I love how cozy they look. To complete your cozy vibes you need this new gorgeous limited edition candle. The jar is so pretty you could honestly just use it for decor.

Lastly on my weekly picks list are these gold filled beaded bracelets. Gold filled bracelets are my latest obsession. I love Shop From A to Z on Instagram. You can order directly through DMs or by email and theirs are so dainty and cute. But, you can also pick up this set of two from Nordstrom Rack for under $40. A steal!

Those are my picks of the week! Check back next week to see what I'm loving and eyeing. You can shop all of these picks below... 

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Dose of Disney: Sleeping Beauty Picks

I know you I've walked with you once upon a dream.... 

I'm missing the parks today so I thought I'd share some fun Sleeping Beauty inspired pieces! This blouse is old from Boxlunch but, I've found a new Maleficent version that is equally as cute. I won't be back in the parks until October most likely. Unless I plan an impromptu trip to Disneyland. Which I am seriously considering because I need some Disney in my life. 

Which is your favorite castle? I love Disneyland's castle but I think I am still a bigger fan of Disney World's castle! Let me know your favorite in the comments. 

Friday, January 17, 2020

Weekly Picks vol. 2

Happy Friday! Today is another installment in my weekly picks series. This week has honestly been crazy. I flew home from a weekend trip to PA on Sunday night. Got home at 10pm to re-pack to head to Atlanta the next morning. Woke up at around 5:30am to get to the airport and fly to Atlanta for work. Then I flew back home on Tuesday night and didn't get home until midnight. Finally Thursday I flew to New York for my big work trade show. So, to say it's been a crazy travel week would be an understatement. 

Naturally, I have to include one travel item in this post! I've been using this Stoney Clover Lane x Loveshackfancy pouch a ton recently. I'm obsessed with the bow print and this is my go-to size Stoney Clover pouch. The past few trips I've been using it to hold random essentials like my phone charger, lip balm, tissues, camera battery charger, and other items. 

Another item I've been using this week is my go-to moisturizer from Peter Thomas Roth. I'm telling you this is the only moisturizer you need this winter. Flying so much dries out my skin. This cream does the trick to get my skin back on track. After a long day of traveling I always refresh my skin with this. 

This week I wanted to highlight a few random finds like these Amazon pearl headbands. I know Lele Sadoughi headbands are a splurge, so I wanted to share a more affordable option. There are a ton of different colors available on Amazon. So, the possibilities are endless. Then I wanted to highlight that J. Crew is having up to 50% off cashmere right now! They have so many pretty color options for under $100. Another cozy find this week is this Barefoot Dreams blanket. I'm currently wrapped up in mine as I write this post! One of the softest blankets I won, and perfect for the cold weather ahead. 

With a busy work week ahead I have to share my go-to planner. Emily Ley released her new planners that go from January-December. This is my all time favorite functional planner. For sure keeps me organized during my busy season at work! 

Lately, no outfit of mine is complete without a Little Words Project bracelet. They are so fun to stack and layer with my other favorites. I posted my travel jewelry box on Instagram this week which was filled with them! 

And of course I HAVE to share that the Jonas Brothers have a new song out! So be sure to listen to it because that is all I'll be listening to today. Not even mad about it. 

That's a wrap on my weekly picks of the week! Be sure to shop my picks on the bottom of this post. 

Thursday, January 16, 2020

OOTD: Lavender Love

I have lots of love for lavender. Purple is actually my favorite color! But, I rarely find great purple clothing pieces to add to my wardrobe. I've had this blazer for a while but it's one of my favorite purple pieces. It's from the original Halogen x Atlantic Pacific collection at Nordstrom. I've found super similar options for a wide range of price ranges. They are all linked at the bottom of this post! 

The length is kind of in between a blazer and a coat. Which makes it a great indoor outdoor piece! Randomly in the middle of winter it was in the 60s so I layered this blazer with a sweater for a "warm weather" look. Using blazers as both a layering piece and outerwear piece doubles the use of them in your closet. 

Naturally I had to pair this look with a headband! I opted for my first ever Lele Sadoughi headband. This classic pearl style is a go-to of mine. It's white, classic, and pearls are a staple for me. 

I paired this blazer with my go-to sweater of the season. The best part is it is currently on sale! It has really pretty crystal button details on the shoulders too. It's a great basic sweater that will go with everything in your wardrobe. I've been wearing it on repeat this season!

Where it's from: 
Blazer: Nordstrom (old) (similar) (similar budget option
Jeans: Paige
Boots: Cole Haan 
Sweater: J. Crew
Headband: Lele Sadoughi (similar)
Location: York, PA 

What is your favorite color? Let me know in the comments!