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March 15, 2018

Studio Hopping: Best Boutique Fitness in Chicago

Hey Merbabes!  My (almost) daily workouts are one of the best parts of my day.  It's 45-60 minutes away from a screen, where I don't have to speak to people, and I can focus on one single thing, AKA heaven.  I love using Class Pass because I don't have to commit to one location + one workout, I have a solid rotation of places I hit up to get all my favorite workouts in!  I thought I would share those locations with you!

Disclaimer: there are definitely more places I work out but these are the ones I love the most! If you follow along @mermaidwaves you can check where I'm working out day by day on my story!


March 11, 2018

Not Your Dad's Shoes: Sneaker Round-up

Hey Merbabes! I love the dad shoe moment, love it, here for it, rock it, support it, but like sometimes you want to wear your own shoes, not just your dad's.  Merm to the rescue because I've rounded up 15 pairs of coolest shoes for you to start rocking right now.

Recently I have been pairing a gym shoe with every outfit, from jeans + a turtleneck to a dress + a denim jacket.  I'm so here for the relaxed vibe gyms shoes add to any look. I'm having a major nike moment rn which is super unlike me so soak up all the nike love while you can.  I also threw in a few splurges like the Miu Miu's (to die for) and some under $100 finds, looking at you rainbow Steve Maddens. 


March 8, 2018

Palm Springs Hit List: 48 Hours in Palm Springs

Hey Merbabes!  Not only am I about to give you the run-down of the not to miss places in Palm Springs + Palm Desert but I'm going to show you how to do it in 48 hours.  Whether you're taking a long weekend away or are heading to the desert for Coachella (hello queen bey) these are the stops you need to make along the way.

March 4, 2018

Salvation Mountain: Desert Chic Jumpsuit

Hey Merbabes!  This week I did something v v v special, the fam + I spent some time chilling in Palm Springs and we took a journey to a place I've been dying to visit for years.  Salvation Mountain.  I'm sure you've seen it on the gram but nothing will prepare you for the beauty + love that radiates from this spot IRL.

I'm sharing some of my favorite pictures along with my desert chic look with you today!  Be sure to head to @mermaidwaves on the gram to see more snaps from Palm Springs + Salvation Mountain.

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March 1, 2018

The Best Brunch in Chicago: 10 Spots You Need to Hit

Hey Merbabes! Today, I am getting serious.  We are talking about my favorite thing on this planet.  Brunch.  The most popular question I get in my DMs is where should I brunch in Chicago.  I figured it was time to put together a master list of my all-time favorite destinations.

Below are 10 places I absolutely love + you can catch me at every weekend.


February 22, 2018

Spring Break Forever: Vacation Pieces You Need

The first (+ only) R-rated movie I snuck into was Spring Breakers, it was awful but the sound of James Franco saying 'Spring Breakkkkkk' will forever live on inside my head.  All that to say, I hope you read the title of this post in his voice.  I'm heading west for a little sunshine next week (blessed!) and naturally I waited until the last minute to put my vacation outfits together.  My lack of planning inspired me to put together a vacation shop, so you can prepare for Spring Break stress-free, otherwise what's the point of leaving?

From swimwear to standout accessories I've got your beach needs covered, oh and cover-ups I've got those too!

February 17, 2018

LDN Hit List: Eat, Snack, + Sip

Tonight Josephine

Hey Merbabes!  It's been a month since #WorldTour + I figured it was time to give you a scoop on the  hottest spots I hit in London.  Out of all the places we visited I chose my top seven to share with you!  All of these spots are vegetarian, vegan, + gluten free friendly, Aubrey + I basically cover all the dietary restrictions you can dream of so you know we do our research.

February 9, 2018

Red Hot: Valentine's Day Look

 Hey Merbabes!  Valentine's Day is just around the corner, I'm sharing a red hot look + some red hot pieces to snag for yourself, to upgrade your Valentine's Day.  I basically wore this same outfit in London, I admit, I outfit repeated, but this red + black look is the perfect alternative to your average Valentine's Day look.  No shade thrown to pink ruffles, I have worn my fair share of those, but it doesn't hurt to mix it up.

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February 8, 2018

Subtle Sparkle: Sequins For Daytime

Hey Merbabes! I'm here with a new look + a new way to style that little number you wore over the holiday season.  Yes, I'm talking about that sequined one-piece.  Dust her off because she's going to see the sunlight this week, alright maybe not sunlight but at least daylight.

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January 30, 2018

Pink Ladies: Valentines Day Gift Guide

Hey Merbabes! You know I'm a sucker for a little (or a lot of) pink, so I put together this babely, little Valentine's Day gift guide.  The items I've curated cover everyone from the wellness guru to the chic sista in your life, plus there is a gift for every price range!

Use this guide as inspiration to find the perfect treat for yourself, your bff or to send it to your boo!  Read more to see the lineup.
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