Where I’ve Been

Last week was one of those it’s only Monday but already feels like Thursday and I think I might lose my mind kind of weeks. In fact – I’m pretty sure I had lost it by Friday. I knew that the only thing to snap me out of it was of course, CrossFit. It has been my saving grace the past (almost) 3 months. I did 45 pull ups with a red and blue band (this is a big deal for me!) and I was able to do one pull up with a blue band. I’m getting there! I felt a million times better by the time the WOD was done and finished my evening with a trip to Whole Foods. I made dinner, watched a movie, and relaxed all evening. It was lovely!

Meet my beautiful new fiddle leaf fig from Jayson Home and Garden. Thank you again, Neil!
We went to the Gilt City lollapalooza party at EnV on Saturday. Since I’m a genius I wore a silk maxi dress in 50,000 degree heat. Fortunately, they had Pinkberry. And I cheated on paleo. Totally worth it.
My dress is Gypsy 05 (old) and we’re both wearing Warby Parker sunnies. Also – I need Alaina’s  Blair Ritchey bag.
Forgot the best part. We were thisclose to Of Monsters and Men. And they were amazing.
Went to an event Sat night with the lovely Jenn Lake, my good friend Kat, and sweet Caitlin.
You can see Jenn’s feature here and Caitlin’s home tour here.
Cuddled with Mr. Handsome Sunday morning. Thanks for the headboard, mom! Best housewarming gift ever.
Did a little damage at Lulu with Kat on Sunday afternoon.
I know it looks like I robbed a Lululemon, but in my defense, I work out 4-5 days a week and had one pair of shorts and two tanktops (had four but two are now too large) up until yesterday. So I really needed all these things! I also wear lulu to “the office” almost every day and the quality just can’t be beat. 

I took my new lulu out for a 3.4 mile run! I didn’t know I could run more than a mile. Go me.

There is nothing like running through the city of Chicago. One of those I can’t believe I live here moments.

Finished the night with dinner at my dining table. I’m such a grown-up.

I also finally booked a trip to LA for great aunt Rose’s 94th! I used to go back every few months but just haven’t had the time since the launch of The Everygirl. I am also going to head to SB to visit my best friend and baby Harper (who is now SIX months old)! I can’t wait to squeeze those chubby little thighs!

And on The Everygirl – our first feature with Chef Katie Simmons of Whole Foods! Photography by yours truly.
Feeling refreshed and ready for another work week! Here we go…
  • diane @ a spot of whimsy

    your matching tennies and lulu shorts are PERFECT! i also adore the little king fox print behind your dining room table – have we seen that before?!

  • Jackie

    I'm glad you had an amazing weekend! And I have the same issue with (my lack of) workout apparel…why is it that when I go shopping something that I'll wear maybe once a month takes precedent over something that I'll wear 3 times a week?

  • Samantha Green

    love reading your updates! i would love to see that view on my run! Chicago remains one of my favourite cities. i'm headed over to the everygirl now for some inspiration 🙂 xx

  • Susan

    Ahh I love your new headboard! It's so classic and just perfect! And yay for you and the run (and of course all of that awesome cross fit too!)! What a gorgeous night to run in the most gorgeous city 🙂

  • rita mehta

    so envious of your closeness to of monsters and men. just seeing that picture made the song start running through my head and i can't wait to get home to listen to it! were they amazing live?!

  • Shari

    Glad to see your FINALLY going back to LA. Yay for getting to see baby Harper! 🙂

  • thehooteats

    Congrats on your pull ups and your run! Such awesome progress!! Loving the headboard and fern!

  • Abbie Saunders

    Such inspirational photos! The rooftop gig looks amazing and so does the photo of Chicago – I'm DESPERATE to go!

    Now following you on GFC!

    Abbie @

  • Clara Artschwager

    LOVE Lulu! I'm a firm believer that if you use it, good workout wear is worth the investment!

  • Holly Foxen Wells of Glamour Mash

    Sounds like such a nce weekend! And congrats on those pull-ups, girl! I can eek out about 6 at the moment! hah! Love the gorgeous flowers in your vase… I'm genna go het some after work today to brighten my week!~

    Holly Foxen Wells

  • kat levitt

    Such a fun weekend with you! Miss you!! xo Kat

  • Will @ Bright.Bazaar

    What a super fun weekend. I love taking a trip to Whole Foods and cooking up a nice weekend meal. Plus, that rooftop gig? Jealous!

  • Katie

    Love your fiddle leaf fig, love that city view from your run (I used to live in Chicago and miss it!!!), and love your fox portrait in the dining room. Thanks for sharing your positive energy.

  • Shannon

    So, so jealous of your proximity to Of Monsters and Men! If you have good success taking care of your Fiddle Leaf Fig, let me know! Mine seems to be a little finicky, and I haven't been able to figure it out.

  • Treasure Tromp

    great of monsters and men show! so jealous

  • Kate {Modette}

    I totally agree! Monday so felt like Thursday this week! I was super tired. xx

    Kate {Modette}

  • .life is reediculous.

    you are definitely making me want to take off my new pair of flats the ups man just brought me, and put on my tennis shoes. ugh. i will need to get the laundry off the treadmill…

  • Emily

    Where is that adorable dog pillow from??


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