Color Crush Lookbook

J. Crew Blythe Blouse  |  Pleasure Doing Business Skirt  |  Zara Clutch  |

An easy way to wear color and/or neon is with neutrals; and a way to mix it up is to pair it with neutral stripes.  This skirt has been in my wardrobe for a few years and is a great staple.  It must do well as they still sell this skirt online :).  Easily worn day to night, I can pair it with a tank and some sandals to a sequin top and some pumps.  

Afraid of too much color?  Accessories are the easiest way to add color; check out my jewelry line for some great color options, and the Teardrop Necklace I am wearing comes in purple and green also.

Newly added to my blog, "Shop My Closet" I've done some spring/summer cleaning.  If your a size 4 or small and a size 6 shoe - take a look at what's for sale!  Email me at if your interested.  


Chevron Lookbook

June Leather Jacket (old)  |  Topshop Silk Vest (old)  |  Forever 21 Chevron Dress  |
Jeffrey Campbell Wedges  |  Celine Tote  |  Chanel Watch  |  
t+j Designs jewelry:  Luxe Link Necklace (less than $13 after promo! On sale; get an additional 30% off sale ends today code MDAY30)  |  Braided Stainless Steel Bangle Set  |  

Happy Memorial Day.  Taking the long weekend to relax and enjoy the gorgeous weather we are having in Chicago.  I wore this dress on Saturday when it was in the mid 70's; then on Sunday it hit the high 90's.  Summer weather is definitely here.  

To add to the enjoyable weekend, I headed out to do some quick shopping; just can't resist all the great sales going on.  Nordstrom has their half-yearly sale going on as well as pre-sale on designer goods.  We all know how much I love shoes and when I saw these I had to have them (and they are 40% off)

If I had the budget these Yves Saint Laurent Pump would be on my pre-sale to buy now:

Yves Saint Laurent Tribtoo - will be 40% off

If your shopping sales - don't forget to check out our sale section at t+j Designs; we are clearing out our sale with an additional 30% off.  Use code MDAY30



The love I feel for my little Grant is more than I could ever imagine.  He celebrated his one month yesterday and already I feel like time is flying and he is getting big too soon.  It took me a while to feel ready to have a child and now that I have him I can't image life without him.  

Sharing some of his two week photography session photos, which I think are just too adorable.  
If your in the Chicago area, Carrianne is wonderful (but also hard too book!)  Check out her website here.

My parents were in town and were so happy to be part of the shoot.

He is changing so much everyday and look forward to capturing it all the best I can.  


Pink Lace Lookbook

H&M Blazer (similar)  |  Backstage Lace Dress (similar)  |  Valentino Bow Pump  |

My obsession with pink continues, every time I see something neon pink or bright pink I gravitate towards it.  This blazer is one of my favorite recent purchases and you will for sure see it in other looks.  

This summer we have weddings and events that we are attending and I've been on a search for a bright pink dress.  I've narrowed it down to these three:

Which is your favorite?

Big Memorial Day Weekend Sale at t+j Designs!  Take an additional 30% off our sale items, things are over 80% off after promotion!!  Use code MDAY30.  SHOP SALE HERE (promotion ends Monday night 5/28)

Mint Details Lookbook

Zara Blazer  |  J. Crew Tank  |  Stitch Skinny Denim  | 
American Apparel Clutch  |  Zara Flower Pink  |  Zara Sandal 

Layering some mint and blue colored items to my summer basics (white denim and tank).  I'm an avid Zara shopper and love their merchandising, pricing and quality.  They are always on target with current trends and the price for their items are more affordable than contemporary designers.  I love this minty blazer and shoes (which I want in black and the pink color way).  I can't seem to go into the store without purchasing something

With the trend of colors for the season, I love layering jewelry my sister and I designed with my outfits.  These bamboo bangles in blue tones and neon tones are my favorites and I wear them almost everyday.  If you wear mostly neutrals, accessories are the best way to add color without feeling like your trendy head to toe.  Are you wearing a lot of colors these days?  

Today is my husband's birthday, he has been a wonderful support and it is amazing to see him as a dad. He also takes time out of his day to take my blog photos and I truly appreciate it.   Wishing my husband a very happy birthday and love you.  

Neon Dots Lookbook

Zara Top  |  AG Polka Dot Ankle Stevie Denim (comes in coral and navy)  |
Christian Louboutin Glitter Pumps  |  t+j Designs jewelry:
Bamboo Bangles  |  Braided Stainless Steel Bangle Set  |
Key Pendant Necklace (new arrivals!)  |  Jewel Tone Ring (on sale)

I've been eyeing these AG Stevie bottoms since this post and now after having the baby three weeks ago, I'm able to wear them out!  Wearing two of my favorite trends, neon and polka dots.  Polka dots are one of the prints that I consistently love and with the trend of printed denim I fell in love with these AG's the minute I saw them.  Since I'm still feeling a little bit bigger on top, this flowy top is perfect for me right now (and I'm a bit obsessed with neon apparel/accessories).

Regarding the jewelry I am wearing, have you checked my new arrivals?  The key pendant I'm wearing just launched and if you sign up for the t+j Designs email list you'll get $10 off, making this pendant only $18!  My sister and I are launching a new weekend special alert too, starting today through Sunday select bracelets are 50% off, shop here!  Prices change back on Monday.


Blogiversary and my favorite looks

This week is my blogiversary!  I can't believe it has been a year and a wonderful one.  Blogging has increased my creativity, given me a chance to step out of my comfort zone and meet a ton of people in Chicago and many other cities, supported my jewelry business, and allowed me to share the best thing to ever happen to me, the birth of my son.  I look forward to continuing this journey of blogging and where it will take me.  

These are some of my favorite looks this year:

This last picture was of me at the beginning of my second trimester!  I'll share a collage of my pregnancy looks too, hopefully next week.

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