Let’s start with the winner. Natasha of Schue Love won my pre-made giveaway! If you entered & did not win, I will take $15 off the Buddy template through Monday evening. Email me for details! Congrats Natasha!!

I would love to invite you to link up with your favorite Halloween decor + treats — in hopes of inspiring some Halloween parties this weekend! I will keep Friday free for Fridays Fancies with AV + weekly wrap up posts. The link up will take place on Thursday the 27th or Monday the 31st? Do you have a preference? I’ll announce this Monday.

My best friend booked her second trip to Chicago & arrives in 4 days! So excited!

Yesterday’s FB status update: This wind is insane. If I lived in the country I would expect to see a cow fly by. Expecting 60 MPH winds. Oh, Chicago. You love to test me…

 Not ready for winter. But — we are prepared. The pup in his new coat. A pre-Christmas gift from the boyfriend.

I photographed Alex’s beautiful home a few weeks ago. My girl Alaina [ who was also featured on Refinery29 yesterday] styled the shoot and as always, I loved working with her. Here is a little peek. Obsessed.

I took a much needed day off on Wednesday. Went shopping with Liz [my friend/stylist] & Lesley [my friend/neighbor]. I never want to shop without Liz again and plan on scheduling an extensive closet consult when she returns from Europe. If you need help with personal styling, do not hesitate to contact her! I’ll share the pieces we picked up soon.

Two consults for upcoming photo shoots yesterday. Work has been crazy busy. So thankful + so exhausted.

Sephora by OPI keep me on my mistletoes. So cheery. I love Christmas. Can you believe it’s 2 months away?

Girls night with Anne tonight! Blogging, girl talk + all that good stuff.

New mouse pad from rouge & co. Isn’t she lovely?

Hoping I’ll make it to a pumpkin patch this weekend. Midwest pumpkin patches are the best. No celebs & paparazzi! 


What’s going on in your world this week?
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
  • RosaLovesDC

    Oh the pup looks so cute in that coat! My Lola started wearing her sweaters this week, it's getting chilly…

  • MG

    Oh I wish I was back in the Midwest for the pumpkin patches and epic corn mazes! They are the best.

  • marissa at the boot

    a friend stylist is the best! and just that peek of alex's house is amazing!

  • Liz {Sequins And Stripes}

    Keep Me On My Mistletoes looks sooo good! I think I need to make a purchase, I also just realized I still have that on my fingers – yikes. Thanks for the mention, you're the bestest!!

  • Tina

    ah i LOVE the mousepad you settled on! [i was the one that asked you to let me know what you find on twitter lol now its settled, im buying this one too. and totally without initials]

    i LOVE that nail polish! the perfect one for the holiday season. and your pup is too cute all the time, with that cute even cuter!!

  • Alex {Things That Sparkle}

    Love the little peak! And LOVE your new mousepad!


    LOVE the mousepad!! Totally the right pick- and it got here so fast!

  • Sara

    I love that OPI polish!

  • shoppingtosaving

    OMG I LOVE that mousepad. I am on her site right now and I am so ordering tons of stuff!!

  • Lara {simply irresistible}

    Love the mouse pad. Great pick! Have a good weekend ! xo

  • natasha {schue love}

    OH yayyy! So excited to win!! I'll definitely email you soon! 🙂 And I love the sneak peak photos…that antler is pretty amazing! 🙂

  • Alaina @ Live Creating Yourself

    I had so much fun working with the both of you, as well!

    Love that nail polish and mouse pad AND Buddy!

    Can't wait for our next videochat to keep one another company during work. Hah

  • katie carlin

    love the picture of the table and mirror! beautiful! have a wonderful weekend in chicago! stay warm!!

    xx Katie


  • audrey marie

    i love that nail color! and the shots of alex's apartment. WOW! cannot wait to see more

  • christine {bijouandboheme}

    I can not wait to see more of Alex's apartment!!! Have a great weekend sweetie!

  • Mo Pie, Please

    I love that nail polish/name 🙂 I have glitzerland which is a similar shade of gold with a little bit of dazzle. The pup looks super cute! And I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

  • LMF

    Where is his adorable jacket from?

  • Julip Made

    I'll definitely be taking part in the Halloween link up. Between costume making, pumpkin carving, and pumpkin pancakes this weekend, I have a week of posts lined up.
    PS. Can't wait to see the rest of the shots for Alex!

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