Zara Wrap Top

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Happy Friday! I don't know about y'all but I am so ready for this Friday. I am actually going to a concert tonight but then headed out of town tomorrow for a week for the Fourth of July. Our family in Chicagoland area always have a big party complete with too much food and fireworks. Normally I only go for a couple of days but with my job, it makes the most sense to just take the whole week. I am really excited to get out of town and do some fun things. Especially after a busy week.


Lela + Pinkblush

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Going out to find new restaurants in the city can be challenging. I try to read reviews and see what the new 'hot spots' are but I find it to be hit or miss. Lately, I have been relying more on recommendations from trusted friends to find the best places. So when I got the opportunity to check out Lela's new menu I was really excited!


Monday Round Up: Stars + Stripes

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Happy Monday everyone! Hope you all had a beautiful and funfilled weekend! It was a pretty warm weekend around here and definitely a good one to get out on the water, although I did not. Did y'all have a good weekend? Mine was definitely eventful in more ways than one.

Summer 2018 Box of Style




Happy Friday! Closing out the week with the second official day of summer! I am so ready for this weekend. I have a bunch of fun plans that I cannot wait for. Are you following me on Instagram (@mymonochromaticlife) yet? It's gonna be fun, you are gonna want to follow along! 

In celebration of Summer, I thought I would share my Rachel Zoe Box of Style: Summer Edition. I seriously love this box and I think they keep getting better every time. Haven't gotten yours yet? Click here!

What I Am Loving: Beauty Summer 2018

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I figure it has been a while since I have shared a round up of beauty items. It's full-on summer around here, with humidity to boot. I definitely change my beauty routine in the summer. I ere more on the side of lighter colors, more neutral and natural. Something about summer just makes you want to feel sunkissed with effortless "I just got off the beach" beauty. I pick brighter colors and makeup pieces that do not feel too heavy on my skin to give a more natural appeal. 

I thought I would share with you some of the items I am reaching for on the daily today! Ready?

Stitch Fix May 2018 + #H54F

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Annnnd it's Friday! I could not be more excited for this weekend. It has been a busy week and I am ready for a break this weekend. I was hoping the weather would be nice but it appears that it might rain and be really hot this weekend. As always, the gorgeous days are during the week when we cannot do anything about it. Le sigh. Since the week was relatively boring on my end and this weekend is shaping up to be quiet, it is the perfect time to share  my most recent Stitch Fix!

Romwe Review

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I am always looking for new fun places to expand my wardrobe. As much fun as it is to shop at convenient local retailers, being able to have a unique piece and introduce others to new places is my favorite. Online boutiques seem to be the rage right now so if I can experiment and find a new one I am excited!

Monday Round Up: The Miss and Me

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Happy Monday! It's kind of my first official week of summer as school let out last week. I work all summer but my schedule tends to look different when school is not in session. Good in some ways, bad in others. It's a bit of a trade-off. For my first official summer weekend, the intent was to try and relax and get outside. My husband was out of town starting Wednesday on his annual fishing trip and was gone until Sunday leaving me alone with the little miss to entertain. Not my first time alone with her for a few days, but she is busier these days so that brought some new challenges.

Monday Round Up: Rainy Weekends

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Who is ready for Monday?...anybody? If anyone feels ready for Monday I want to meet this person. I am never ready for Mondays, but I am going to try this week. I have a busy week ahead of me and lots to do so I got to hit the ground running! Thankfully I had a pretty low key weekend and was restful. I was pretty casual most of the weekend so I have an easy weekend staple look for you too!


Milwaukee Exploring

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Happy Friday! Hope you all made it through this short week. It's always harder when the week is short I think. It feels like it should fly by but never does. What is that? Anyway, we made it! It's the weekend again, hooray! I hope you all have a fun weekend plan. We are hoping to get our boat out on the water finally. I am looking forward to a little sunshine and lake life. What are you up to?