Friday Blues with a Hint of Pink

We made it to Friday! I am so excited for a few adventures coming up in the next few weeks, so thanks for following along :). I will give you a hint of what my upcoming adventures include: an ocean, flowers, and more flowers. Oh yes. As you can tell I have been on the floral fashion train because I cannot stop talking about them. I found my top on sale from Anthropologie and I thought it was perfect to wear in the city because it is long sleeved but still bright and cheery (writing this as I wore all black today…). I paired it with my jeans from Zara that are so comfy (and they are high rise!) and my bright pink M. Gemi flats. Anthro usually has a few great pieces on sale when I check out their site or in store (and make sure to grab some Voluspa candles while you’re at it) so make sure to take a peek.

I hope you enjoy your time with family and friends this weekend for Easter! And don’t stay at work too late today.. Happy Friday!

XO.

Lex

Top: Anthropologie // Jeans: Zara // Shoes: M. Gemi // Purse: Kate Spade // Shades: Wavvse

Photography by Brittany Benson

Pretty in Pink: Wedding Season Fashion

Dress: Topshop *On sale!* // Shoes: Charles Jourdan // Earrings in PINK: Bauble Bar // Clutch in BLACK: Nordstrom (not pictured but cute to go with!)

‘Tis the season for weddings and there isn’t anything better than celebrating a forever love over a glass of bubbly. I had the most wonderful time celebrating a friend’s marriage in sunny Orange County, California. My dear friend has nothing short of great taste, so I knew it would be stunning. The venue was at the Monarch Beach Resort and if you ever have a chance to stay there, I would highly recommend. Ocean views and amazing hotel amenities? For those who are stuck in this chilly Spring gloom, I will leave it at that.

My favorite color has always been pink and I love that it is a popular color. I hopped around Nordstrom and luckily found most of my outfit in one place except my shoes from Nordstrom Rack (Nordies clearly has my heart…). I kept it simple finding a pair of tassel earrings I could wear with a messy up-do, and black heels to compliment the black bow in the back of my dress. The up-do was in part that I didn’t want to overheat in the sunshine and I wanted to show off the cute little bow. To top it all off, I was feeling fabulous with my lashes done by Amazing Lash Studio Chicago in Streeterville. I love this dress so much I might sport it for the Kentucky Derby with a black hat and black gloves… thoughts on it being cute or more so aspiring to be Audrey Hepburn? 😉

I hope you get to go to a wedding and celebrate love soon, too! ❤

XO.

Lex

Chicago Events: Tickled Pink

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This past Friday evening, hundreds of Chicagoans came together to generate awareness about breast cancer and celebrate with the brave survivors through Chicago based charity Tickled Pink. For those of you who don’t know, Tickled Pink is an annual fundraising event that has partnered with Bright Pink since 2013 Bright Pink is the only national non-profit organization focusing on prevention and early detection for breast cancer in women.

One of the many issues with detecting breast cancer at an early enough to stage to be able to aggressively treat it is that women are not often educated on how to self-check and what signs to look for in their body. Tickled Pink helps to educate women on what to look for and supports survivors. If you want to check out an easy to digest symptom and sign article, check this out.

From dancing to the live band (who rocked!) the event was nothing short of dazzling. Tables were lined with amazing little bites from Chicago’s hottest restaurants- not to mention the donuts from Stan’s. The event location, Morgan Manufacturing, is such a beautiful space in Chicago, and the best part was it never felt too crowded or spacious – it was just right.

We really enjoyed being able to attend such a beautiful event and support a great cause. See below for more fun photos from the event and the looks we went with!

XO.

Al + Lex

Al

Dress: Missoni (Similar: here)

Lex

 Dress: Bloomingdales // Shoes: Target

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Valentine’s Day: Crushing On

While I have never been a huge Valentine’s Day girl, I do think it is a fun day to spend with your significant other, best friend, and ones that you love. Here are my picks for you (who says you can’t spoil yourself?), your bestie, and the guy in your life.

FINAL VDAY POST

1. Kissing Necklace, Jennifer Zeuner.  2. X<3 Bracelet, Shop Ryan Porter. 3. Heart Ring, Aurelie Bidermann. 4. Peonies, Whole Foods. 5. Heart Coin Purse, Kate Spade. 6. Crushing Bracelet, Venessa Arizaga. 7. Band-Aid Ring, Jennifer Fisher. 8. Red Lace Bralette, Hanky Panky. 9. Hot Pink Nail Polish, Deborah Lippman. 10. Christian Louboutin Coffee Table Book, Christian Louboutin.

FINAL VDAY FOR THE BFF

1. Red Lip Pencil, Nars. 2. Friendship Necklace, Dogeared. 3. Heart Phone Case, DVF. 4. Limited Edition Candle, diptyque. 5. Macaroon Dish Towels, Paper Source.

FINAL VDAY FOR THE BOY1. Travel Bag, Coach. 2. Sweater, Comme Des Garcons. 3. Bow Tie, Brooks Brothers. 4. Bacon Sign, Paper Source. 5. Card Holder, Jack Spade.