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January 20, 2018

Mermaid Eats: The Allis


The Allis is my go-to day-time destination.  Whether it’s breakfast, brunch, or lunch I know I can grab my favorite meal, like ever, and relax with a cup of tea.
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Mermaid Eats: Bad Hunter


I have been a vegetarian for five or six years now and the thought of eating an animal no longer has any appeal to me.  BUT, I always had serious envy when I saw someone eat a burger.  I love veggie burgers but never felt like I was eating an actual burger, it’s just not the same.
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January 11, 2018

See London like a Mermaid: Breakfast + Afternoon Tea at Sketch


Forget Disney World, Sketch is truly the happiest place on earth.  I'm a total sucker for an insta-famous destination and will do anything for the #content so Sketch was an absolute must on our London to-do Pinterest board.  On our first full day in London we were #blessed enough to have breakfast in the Parlor.
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January 9, 2018

Get the London Look: Everything I Wore in London + Edinburgh


Hey merbabes! I'm back + better than ever.  Ok actually, right now I am seriously sick, but I have a feeling the whole better than ever thing will kick in in a few days.  London + Edinburgh were a serious whirlwind, I don't think I've ever laughed as much as I did in the last ten days.  As much as I want to take you through every single moment that made me giggle, lets get to why you're really here.

The London Looks.  I truly was killing it in London, if I do say so myself.

I needed a kick of inspiration to get me out of my early onset winter wardrobe rut (I mean its barely January, we've got a long way to go), and what better than a trip across the pond to give me the inspiration I've been looking for? Nothing, duh. Below I've rounded up my top five looks from my trip + found you all the pieces you need to recreate them for yourself!
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December 31, 2017

New Years Eve Sparkles with Topshop


Hey sparkly merbabes! 2018 is right around the corner and that is a serious cause for celebration.  As you’re reading this I am somewhere running around London but let’s take it back to Chicago and give you a sneak peek at my New Year’s Eve look.
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November 17, 2017

Snapshots from Self-care Sunday with Beauty Now


Hey Merbabes! Last weekend, I treated myself to the ultimate self-care Sunday.  I started my morning at Dreamdry in Lincoln Park for a blowout.  I love rocking my waves on the daily but for me, sleek, fresh locks are the ultimate confidence boost.  I booked my appointment through the Groupon app, simply click on "salon and spa booking" at the top of the app, then I searched through tops spots in the city and decided on Dreamdry for it's ultra chic design.  This seemed like the perfect spot to start my self-care Sunday.
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September 1, 2017

Never Outfit Repeat Again, Like Ever: A Four Step Guide



Hey Merbabes! Today we are talking outfit repeating.  The first time I ever heard this term was graduation scene of The Lizzie McGuire movie when Kate unzips Lizzie's graduation robe and shames her "its-kind-of-a-peasant-dress-but-it-might-just-be-a-baggy-disaster-of-questionable-fiber-content", that she wore to the spring dance and wore again to graduation.   Ever since that moment, my life was changed, no longer could I wear my favorite outfit over and over again, that was totally uncool.  Now I don't really care about what is cool versus what is uncool, but I do care about my Instagram feed, wait for it, this will all tie together in a second.

I can't even count the amount of times my friends have complained about not being able to post an Instagram photo because they wore the same outfit, a post or two back.  Now, I have never been in this situation, but it seems pretty tragic.  The reason I have never been in this situation isn't because I have an endless supply of clothes, it's because I shop smart, and I strategize my looks.  I'm sharing my top tips to help you never repeat an outfit ever again.  Unless you want to, then you do you.
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August 18, 2017

Blue Jean Baby: Graphic Tees + Jeans Roundup


Hey Merbabes!  To quote one of my latest Instagram captions "I'm on a strict diet of white tees, cropped denim, and slides for the rest of the summer.", wasn't kidding either.  I seriously have been living off jeans + tees recently, and although it sounds boring these simple pieces are seriously iconic.  A solid set of basics can lead you to the outfit of your dreams, you can layer up any jeans + tee look with kimonos, sunnies, bags, you name it.  

I've searched the internet for my favorite basics, all under $100, for you to build the look of your dreams with.  Of course, no outfit is complete with a little sass so these "basics" aren't quite your momma's basics.  Sassy graphic tees and distressed boyfriend jeans will keep these "basics" right on brand.  Plus, I've included four totally different jeans + tee looks to give you a little outfit building inspiration.

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August 17, 2017

Summer Refresh with Spindrift


Hey Merbabes!  Although fall is quickly approaching I have been soaking up every last bit of summer.  To be honest I have probably been enjoying myself far too much, I have been seriously slacking on my usual work load, but I am trying to remind myself that a little fun never hurt anyone, right?  Anyways...I am here to chat with you about my latest bubbly obsession, Sprindrift Sparkling Water.

Sprindrift sparkling water has been my drink of choice lately for these late summer days.  I was lucky enough to get hooked up with this ultra refreshing package of goodies, sent over from the Spindrift team.  

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August 3, 2017

Ultimate Guide to Lollapalooza + Bed Head Hotel Invite


Hey Merbabes! Festival weekend in Chicago is here and I am ready to party.  Lucky for you, I have made all the biggest festival mistakes (like wearing sandals post rain storm), and I am ready to pass along my knowledge to you.

I've partnered with Bed Head by TIGI to help you have the best Lollapalooza ever and to invite you to the hottest party of the weekend.  Keep reading for all the details.
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