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AUGUST 18, 2014

Back To School Organizing

by Gabi

OMG, only 3 more days left of summer… I don’t think I’m ready for this!! Last week when I got back from my summer in Chicago, I realized I didn’t have much time until I was going to be busy with school work so I got on top of making all my appointments and thank god I had a planner to write it all down and keep straight. 

Yes I did say a planner… I do understand iPhones have a calander and it’s super easy to add events, but I am someone who HAS to see things written down! But of course a boring planner is just not going to cut it for me, so here’s a couple things I like to do to make my planner different and make organizing in a planner a little more fun!

I found this basic (but super cute) planner at target and thought I could totally make this even cuter, with adding a touch of fringe! So keep reading to learn how to make back to school organizing a little more fun! Above are the things you’ll need, all from Target! 

I bought my tassel, but if you can’t find one or they don't come in the color you like, they are super easy to make and here’s a great tutorial for you all from Lula Louise!

Anyways to start, I got my tassels and tied it to the side of my planner! Doesn’t get any easier than that! 

I love washi tape and found these fun colors and patterns and thought they a perfect alternative for highlighters! I thought it would also be fun to cut little arrows to point to put next to a few of my appointments! There are so many fun printed washi tape and they just bring a little life to any planner! I also like using post it notes for when I need to add in some info, like for my doctors appointment I looked up the address and put it on a post it note and just placed it by the appointment time

The washi tape is also great for the monthly calendars for when you have to make note of a long period of time, for instance, fall break!! Can you tell I’m already counting down the days for a couple days off of school!? LOL. 

Comment and let me know if you have any other fun ideas to make back to school organizing a little more fun! Happy first week of school for all you that are starting school this week!! Xo


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AUGUST 15, 2014

K-Way Blogger Style

by Gabi

K-Way jacket K-way rain jacket

K-way jacket

K-way blogger contest

Wearing White Dress (seen here), K-Way Jacket, Coin Necklace, Tall Boots

Living in Chicago this summer I learned very quickly that even though it was summer time, an umbrella (or rain jacket!) needed to be with me at all times! So when K-Way, an awesome and chic rain jacket brand, reached out about a blogger style off I was all in! I am a sucker for brights, so this cool blue jacket paired with a white dress and high boots was the perfect outfit for a rainy day in the city! The jacket is absolutley adorable, and the built in storage bag is a bonus!

You can win your own K-Way rain jacket by heading over to the K-Way Facebook page and "like" one of the blogger style pictures! Here is my style pic, if you have a sec to like it here, I would be oh so grateful!! Happy Friday, hope you have a fabulous weekend Xo

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AUGUST 4, 2014

The Third Ward

by Gabi

Wearing: Dip Dyed Kimono Urban Outfitters, Low Back Tank Urban Outfitters, Strappy Back Bra Free People, Denim Pants Free People (seen here), Booties Dolce Vita (similar to this and this)

Probably my favorite part about being in Chicago this summer, is being only a hour and a half away from Milwaukee, WI where my parents moved almost exactly a year ago today! They live in this super hip historic part of the city called The Third Ward, where they can walk to just about everything! Every corner there is a cool new coffee shop and one street after another is full of lively resaurants nd bars! I remember the first time visiting and realized why they never wanted to leave! I love coming to visit them, mostly because of the company, but also love finding cool new spots in the area!

If you ever find yourself in the area, a few favorite spots: Colectivo for coffee, The Comet Cafe for breakfast,  The Public Market for fresh food, Antiques on Second for good antiquing, Cafe Centraal for a good patio dinner, & Wicked Hops for drinks 


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AUGUST 1, 2014

Casual Friday

by Gabi

Wearing: Tee Urban Outfitters, Lace Up Pants Urban Outfitters, Black Booties Topshop, Coin Necklace Urban Outfitters, Boho Ipad Case (similar)

Friday, oh how I love you! And best part about this Friday?  These super rad, brand spankin' new, booties from the Nordstrom Ani Sale! You might all remember my post from last Friday of my top picks (which BTW just got the Nars pallet that's on there, and LOVE IT! All you beauty junkies, it's a must!) Anyways back to the shoes, I seriously have no idea how these didn't make it on the list! OBSESSED. Love how they dress up this super comfy/cajj outfit and give it a little bit of sas!  Xo

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