Karen Walker


Spring floral jacket from Banana Republic and tan Steve Madden lace up flats on calicrest.comSpring Style on calicrest.com with this Banana Republic floral jacket and pretty flowers.Yellow and white spring look on calicrest.comSteve Madden lace up flats on calicrest.com

My jacket is older but here are some I’m loving… Banana RepublicNordstromMacy’s  —  Jeans: Gap  —  Shirt: Similar  —  Shoes: Steve Madden  —  BraceletNecklaceEarrings  —  Sunglasses: Karen Walker

I’ve had a major think for anything floral lately.  This jacket is older but I linked some really cute blazers above that I’m loving.  The blazer from Banana Republic is seriously the perfect for spring and is currently in my online shopping cart.

Hope you’re having a great week, thanks for stopping by!


Going Green

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We had a fun weekend celebrating Billy’s 9th birthday mixed in with a little St. Patricks Day celebration.  We tried to convince Billy that they dyed the river green for him since it’s his favorite color but I don’t think he cared what the reason was, he thought it was pretty great.  Downtown Chicago is one of my favorite places, I don’t think you can run out of new places to explore, there’s so much to do!  I love that the weather is warming up and we can get outside and explore this new place we call home.

While we were downtown we went to The Doughnut Vault.  Billy’s obsessed with donuts and is determined to try all the donut shops in Chicago, it’s going to take a while!  We’ve heard that The Doughnut Vault has the best donuts in Chicago so we thought we’d give it a go.  The line was long, super long, like wrapped around the block long but we were determined to try it and see if it lives up to the hype.  They didn’t disappoint, they were delish!  So if you’re in Chicago and craving donuts look them up and try them out.  We also love Stan’s Donuts and I think Firecakes Donuts is my favorite but they have an ice cream donut so that’s almost cheating!  Do-Rite Donuts will be our next donut stop.

I’ve linked what we’re all wearing here…

My Outfit– Sweatshirt is older from J.Crew but I love this one —  Gap Jeans (they’re the same jeans I posted on Instagram, I’m obsessed with them!)  —  New Balance Kicks  —  Karen Walker Sunglasses  —  Kate Spade Earrings  —  Bracelets  —  Fur Pom Poms on my bag

On Elle–  Similar Sweater  —  Gap Jeans  —  Converse  —  Vera Bradley Crossbody Bag

On Billy–  Sweatshirt  —  Jeans (he loves these because of the stretch, he says he can still run and jump in them which is top priority!)  —  Nike Shoes

On Tommy–  North Face Jacket  —  Nike T-Shirt  —  Gap Jeans (the same pair he’s trying on that I posted on Instagram)  —  Vans

On Joel–  Sweatshirt  —  Banana Republic Traveler Jeans (he’s like Billy and loves the stretch, he can run and jump in these too)   —  New Balance 574  —  Dolce & Gabbana Sunglasses 



Pops of Pink

Spring Style on CaliCrest.comStriped Tee with Denim Jacket on CaliCrest.com Gigi New York Clutch on CaliCrest.com Charles David from Nordstrom Rack on CaliCrest.com

Denim Jacket: J.Crew  —  Tee: Target  —  Jeans: Gap  —  Heels: Charles David from Nordstrom Rack (similar here and loving these)  —  Clutch: Gigi New York  —  Necklace: Here  —  Sunglasses: Karen Walker  —  Lips: MAC Pink Plaid with NARS Schiap  —  Nails: Essie Ballet Slippers (it’s the prettiest pale pink!)

I haven’t blogged in forever and I’ve missed it so much!  Since moving to Chicago we’ve been busy settling into our house, new schools, and community.  I’ve pretty much hibernated through the winter but the sun is out, the temps are rising, and I’m more than ready to get back to blogging.  Hopefully I’ll be a bit more consistent this time around!  Hope y’all are doing well, I’ve missed you tons!





Blush Pink on CaliCrest

Blush Pink on CaliCrest.com

Pink Moto Jacket on CaliCrest

Pale Pink on CaliCrest

Karen Walker Super Duper Sunnies on CaliCrest

Shop My Look…  Pink Jacket  |  Similar Sweater  |  Gap Jeans  |  Louis Vuitton Bag  |  Steve Madden Heels  |  Similar Necklace  |  Karen Walker Super Duper Sunglasses  |  NARS lipgloss in Orgasm

I recently found this jacket for such a good price (it’s now marked down under $35!), I had to have it!!  I’m loving soft, neutral shades and can’t get enough of them!

Hope you’re all having a great week, thanks for stopping by!


Black + White

Black and White Outfit on CaliCrest.com

Karen Walker Sunglasses

Black and White Winter Style on CaliCrest.com

Winter Style on CaliCrest.com

Black and White Plaid Coat on CaliCrest.com

It’s freezing today and all I want is to bundle up in warm coats so that’s exactly what I’m doing!  Today I opted for an all black and white look, I wasn’t in the mood for anything else, it’s too cold.  Since I’m not wearing any color today I went with a bright red lip.  Shocker, right!  I’ve kind of been obsessed with red lipstick lately and am thinking about doing a post of my favorite reds, maybe in time for Valentines Day!

Thanks so much for stopping by, hope you’re staying warm!


Shop My Look…  Similar Coat  |  GAP Sweater  |  J.Crew Pixie Pants  |  Similar Wedges  |  Kate Spade Earrings  |  Karen Walker Sunglasses  |  MAC Lipstick in MAC Red

Christmas Casual

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I’m sharing a casual outfit today that’ll keep you in the Christmas spirit.  I’m loving buffalo plaid and this red beanie tops it off perfectly.

Hope you’re all having a great week!


Shop My Look —  Plaid Shirt  |  Black Shirt  |  Gap Jeans  |  Beanie  |  Hunter Boots  |  Karen Walker Sunglasses  |  MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick  |  Starbucks Mug

Sweater + Leather

Gap Boys Christmas Outfit on CaliCrest.comJ.Crew Turtleneck Sweater on CaliCrest.comGap Boys Plaid Shirt on CaliCrest.com Turtleneck and Leather Leggings on CaliCrest.comSchutz Heels on CaliCrest.com

This outfit is perfect for a fun, casual holiday party.  The pants and heels dress it up a bit while the turtlenecks keep it toned down.  This is what I’ll be wearing tonight when I get together for dinner and a little gift exchange with my girlfriends.

Hope you’re having a good week, thanks for stopping by!


Shop My Look —  Leather Leggings from Nordstrom (older but similar here)  |  J.Crew Turtleneck  |  Black Turtleneck  |  Schutz heels (on sale)  |   Kate Spade Earrings  |  Karen Walker Sunglasses  |  Kate Spade Beau Bag (older but similar here and loving this Beau Wristlet)  |  Lipstick is Giorgi Armani Gio (#301)

Shop Tommy’s Look —  Gap Plaid Shirt  |  Gap Jeans  |  J.Crew Shoes (30% off with code GIVETHIS)

Holiday Party

Holiday Look on CaliCrest.comKaren Walker Super Duper Sunglasses and MACs Ruby Woo Lipstick on CaliCrest.com Dressed up on CaliCrest.com H&M Midi Skirt and Red Schutz Heels on CaliCrest.com Holiday Party Outfit on CaliCrest.com This week I’m sharing a few of my favorite holiday party looks.  I love the holidays and love having an excuse to get dressed up.  Be sure to check back for more Christmas looks.


Shop This Look — H&M Skirt  |  Similar Blouse  |  Schutz Heels  |  Similar Bag  |  Similar Necklace and Bracelet  |  Kate Spade Earrings  |  Karen Walker Super Duper Sunglasses  |  MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick

Thanksgiving Outfit

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I know all families are different but I’m curious, did your family dress up for Thanksgiving dinner or was it okay to go to the table casually dressed?  Growing up we weren’t expected to be in our Sunday best but we’d never dream of showing up to the dinner table in sweats.  My mom worked all day in the kitchen cooking and felt it was a sign of respect to dress nicely before sitting down together.  That being said, this is my Thanksgiving look.  It’s comfortable without being sloppy, hopefully my mom would approve!

I love Thanksgiving and have so much I’m grateful for.  Thank you so much for reading, I hope you have a great Thanksgiving week!


Shop My Look….  Shirt: J Crew (on sale + 30% off with code GETFESTIVE)  |  Jeans:  GAP  |  Scarf:  Brina Box  |  Sunglasses:  Karen Walker  |  Heels:  Jessica Simpson  |  Lipstick:  MAC Viva Glam VI  |  Nail Polish:  Essie Velvet Voyage

Photos by Lauren Beesley

Dressed Up

Sunday best in a pencil shirt, sweater and leopard on CaliCrest.comLeopard Heels on CaliCrest.comleopard bag and pencil skirt on calicrest.com

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is this week?!?  Today I’m sharing a dressed up look that goes perfectly with this season.  I love pencil skirts and J Crew is definitely my favorite place to buy them, I had one in every color!

I’ll be sharing some Thanksgiving outfit ideas this week on the blog, be sure to check back.  Hope you all have a great week!


Shop This Look…  Sweater:  GAP  |  Skirt:  J Crew (on sale plus 30% off with code GETFESTIVE)  |  Bag:  Kate Spade (older, similar style here)  |  Similar Pearls Here  |  Heels:  Nine West (loving these too)  |  Sunglasses:  Karen Walker  |  Lipstick:  MAC Viva Glam VI  |  Nail Polish:  Essie Velvet Voyage

All photos taken by Lauren Beesley, thank you!