A Fall Refresh with Sears

I harp on it all the time, but fall truly is my favorite time of year. Just one reason why? The fashion! I so prefer ankle booties, jeans and chunky sweaters over sandals, shorts and tank tops (although I do love a really good dress). Regardless, now that fall is here, I’m refreshing my wardrobe with some brand-new pieces!

And what better way to find them than by stopping by the newly renovated Sears located at Oakbrook Center? As you probably saw, I went to Oakbrook for the first time earlier this year with Toyota and was so excited to see the new store was coming! Keep reading below to hear about the grand re-opening, see what pieces I got and how I styled them post-event.

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The Real Deal About Chemical Peels with Glytone

You guys know I love trying new things, especially when it comes to beauty. That’s why I was SO excited when my friends at Glytone reached out and asked me to try one of their chemical peels at Lapiel Laster Center here in Chicago! I had never gotten one before, so I was a complete newbie to the whole process, but that didn’t stop me from enjoying it! 

Typically, when one thinks chemical peel, they likely think of Samantha in Sex & the City with a red, peeling face. Don’t worry, today’s post will entirely change that viewpoint! I’m breaking down my own chemical peel experience with Glytone and Lapiel, my before and after pictures, benefits of getting one and more. Keep reading below to take a look!

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A Guide to the World’s Cherry Capital: Traverse City, Michigan

As Austin and I wrap up our quick weekend trip to Traverse City, Michigan, also known as the “Cherry Capital of the World,” I can’t help but reflect on the great memories we made in such a short period of time! It was so nice to escape the big city and enjoy some quiet downtime together. While there, I definitely learned that doing nothing is most certainly doing something, just for yourself. In Northern Michigan, relaxing and slowing down with a good book or among friends is a way of life, not just a self-care trend.

Something else to know about Traverse City, it’s increasingly proud of itself and the fact that it’s a part of Pure Michigan. Everyone walks around with Michigan shirts, hats, you name it. And I LOVE that about the city! As someone who moved around all over most of my life, I admire people that call one state their true home and love it with their whole heart. I’m getting that way with Illinois, but you know what I mean 🙂 Keep reading below for my thoughts on where to eat, what to do and where to shop should you ever venture to Traverse City, Michigan! And believe me, I do recommend going.

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