FASHION

Summer Dress Edit

July 26, 2017
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Summer may be well underway, but there are still 57 days remaining in this grand season and I plan to enjoy every last bit until the very end. Chicago winters are long and cold and if you can call it a silver lining, the harsh chill at least provides an extra appreciation for the days when the whole city seems to be outside, enjoying the parks, lakefront, and the hundreds of outdoor patios sprinkled around the city. Below are a few of my favorite easy dresses perfect for enjoying those sun rays while they last.

GINGHAM

The print of the season, gingham always has a way of looking sharp and fresh.

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INSPIRATION

Summer Inspirations

July 11, 2017
HANNAH SHELBY: Summer Inspirations

Ah, summer. The season we all unanimously look forward to. Sunshine, ice cream, less clothing, more time outside. What’s not to love? Summer for me always holds excitement for adventure and new experiences. The world is alive and buzzing and one can’t help but want to be a part of everything at once. Maybe it goes back to the freedom of childhood, with no cares in the world—running about outside picking flowers, playing games with friends until the sun goes down. But whatever it is, there is nothing quite like it.
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TRAVEL

Hotel Lust: F E L L A Villas

June 28, 2017
HANNAH SHELBY: Hotel Lust Fella Villas

It’s not hard to find reasons to visit Bali. And villas like this certainly make that decision a no-brainer. The open-style layout has everything you need to come home to after a day exploring the surrounding village of Canggu. With 3 bedrooms and a beautiful outdoor pool, F E L L A is perfect for a romantic retreat, entire families, or even a solo adventure.

“Inspired by travel, architecture and art, F E L L A. V I L L A S was created by the founders of the iconic Australian swimwear brand F E L L A. It is a thoughtfully designed modern villa with influences from South America and the exotic Asian East. Collaborating with the designers favorite artists, photographers and homewares, the villa is situated in the popular area of Canggu, Bali.

Light and airy, the villa resides down a quiet gang (street) only a few minutes bike ride from Tugu and Echo Beaches as well as popular bars and restaurants in Canggu. Equipped with full kitchen facilities, three queen sized bedrooms with ensuites, and indoor lounge room with tv, fibre optic internet and Bose speakers. Garden waterholes include a large swimming pool and fish pond to relax by as our maid cooks a delicious breakfast in-house each morning.”

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FASHION

Wedding Guest Style Guide

June 5, 2017
HANNAH SHELBY: Wedding Guest Style Guide

Wedding season is here, the exciting time of year when your calendar is dotted with rehearsals and ceremonies, reconnecting you with old friends and family you haven’t seen in years, and introducing you to the friends of friends you’ve heard so much about. And while the open bar and wedding cake aren’t to be dismissed, there’s nothing quite as special as witnessing two people promise forever to one another and being a part of celebrating that love. This also means it’s time to either dust off the old frocks, or invest in some new stunners. If you’re more inclined for the latter, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite dresses this season perfect for twirling the night away in stilettos or dancing barefoot on the beach.

Vineyard Wedding

The great outdoors and an abundance of wine, everyone loves a good celebration amongst the vines. A floral number is just the right amount of romantic and elegant while still feeling organic and not overdone.

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TRAVEL, FASHION

Spring in Charleston

April 24, 2017
HANNAH SHELBY: Charleston Travel Guide

A spring-time getaway to the south has been on my bucket list ever since my romantic side fell in love with The Notebook (albeit mostly Ryan Gosling IN The Notebook, but wasn’t that all of us?) Between the beautiful old buildings, delicious food, and warm weather, it felt like the perfect location to celebrate our 1 year anniversary—a long weekend filled with all that Charleston and its famous southern hospitality has to offer.

While we weren’t able to stay at Zero George Street since our dog Louis joined us on the trip, we did have a chance to explore the hotel and spend some time there. Nicely situated off the more touristy Meeting and King Streets, but still close enough to walk to all the main sites of downtown, Zero George is a group of perfectly appointed buildings dating back to 1804 restored in the most charming manner. Immaculately landscaped courtyards, sprawling porches, award-winning cuisine, and even a cooking school, Zero George really has it all. And not to mention complimentary bikes available for use, which are the perfect way to explore the city.

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