From Day to Drinks (+ a major giveaway!)

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So back when I was about to start my very first internship in advertising/marketing, I was talking to my Dad about the commute. I was home in Chicago for the summer (I went to school out in California) and had secured an unpaid internship down in the city. The commute involved a drive to my town’s train station, a 30 minute train ride and then walking 15 some odd blocks from Chicago’s Union Station to my internship’s offices. My dad immediately commented “well you’ll need a new pair of sneakers to do that walk in every day.” I remember my over-dramatic reaction with my mouth dropping and my declaring “I will never be one of those women who commutes in sneakers with their dress clothes on.” Oh what little I knew…

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As a proof point I did walk in J.Crew flip flops every day to my gig but now I laugh at the story. 19 year old bodies are so much more nimble than nearly-30 year old bodies and comfort quickly reigns supreme the older we get, right? Anyhow, this outfit brings such a smile to my face because I was that girl…commuting in a dress and a pair of sneakers.

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Thankfully sneakers have gotten a much needed makeover by most brands these days and I picked up these colorful kicks at a recent DSW stopover with my roommate Alyson. Their colors make them perfect for pairing with Spring dresses and skirts and when it comes to get drinks later in the day, I slip on a pair of heels. I also have to make a more concerted effort to stop relying on athletic wear while running errands on the weekends. Pairing sneakers with your outfit and then stashing a pair of heels in your bag makes it easy to transition from running around the city to heading straight to happy hour with friends.

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These Alice + Olivia pumps are the perfect neutral shoe. They’ll go with anything and since I already owned a pair in another pattern, I knew they’d be a great buy.

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Onto more of what you’ll be excited about in today’s post :)

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Always wanted a pair of the perfect studs? Now is your chance. I’ve teamed up with Charles & Colvard to giveaway a pair of their Forever Brilliant Moissanite Bravo Earrings – retail value $299! Seen styled in this post, Moissanite is the strongest alternative to buying a diamond has more brilliance + luster than a diamond and is ethically sourced and conflict free. Better yet? Only Charles & Colvard Moissanite is made in the USA and comes with a limited lifetime guarantee. You can find out more about moissanite and its benefits at Moissy.com. I’ve been wearing mine practically non-stop. They are the perfect size!

Please note in order to be eligible to win you must like Moissy’s Facebook Page, wit & whimsy’s Facebook page and leave a comment on this blog post! Details below to enter via Rafflecopter.

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Banana Republic Dress

Suede Pumps (also have them in snake print -so comfortable!)

Nike Sneakers

Denim Jacket (more denim jacket picks)

Kendra Scott Two-Finger Ring (c/o – I get so many compliments on this!)

Gorjana Wrap Bracelet

La Mer Collections Watch

Leopard Clutch

Charles & Colvard Earrings (c/o)

BaubleBar Heart Pendant (c/o)

Monogrammed Necklace

Celine Sunglasses

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And more colorful kicks:



[Bekka Palmer Photography]

one piece wonder

Artizia Romper + Anyi Lu Heels I wit & whimsyShould an almost 30 year old be mildly obsessed with rompers? (Don’t answer that!) Because, I really am this season. They make getting dressed so easy. Before I went to Grand Cayman (see here, here) I went to Aritzia and bought this jumpsuit and also this romper worn here. It’s perfectly draped in the right spots (read: love handles / un-toned tummy) and the silk crepe material is extra forgiving (you can wear it on the hottest of days and not have to worry about sweat marks #realtalk.)

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And a quick word about these Anyi Lu shoes, given I spent nearly one third of my life in California, I am always eager to support and rep Cali-based brand. When Anyi Lu reached out to share more about their story, I was instantly drawn in to learn more. Her shoes are all crafted at factories in Italy that have been owned by the same families for over 50 years with much of the hand sewing happening in the homes of those who have been making shoes for generations. I’m wearing the Alexa shoe and the craftsmanship is beautiful on these shoes. I also love the gold heel and the fact that they are a fun take on wearing a modest heel height.

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I hope you’re having a good week. Stay tuned for an extra outfit post tomorrow and a fun post on summer entertaining and later this month I have 2 (amazing) giveaways coming to continue the celebration of this month’s re-launch!

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Aritzia Romper

Anyi Lu Shoes (c/o)

Sophie Hulme Envelope Bag

Studded Wrap Watch

BaubleBar Necklace

Lock Wrap Bracelet (on sale)

And more rompers for your summer season…



[Bekka Palmer Photography]

a blue midi skirt moment

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Until last year I didn’t own any midi skirts. This one was my first foray into this silhouette and I love how ladylike this shape feels. My sister always tells me to keep wearing this style so I listened to her and borrowed this Cynthia Rowley bright blue number from my roommate (roommates are the best for this reason I tell you.) Skirts like this were made for prancing along the streets don’t you think? (Another recent midi moment right this way…)

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I’ve long loved Cynthia Rowley for her edgy, city looks that have the perfect dosage of femininity. Her current collection is nothing short of awesome and I as i was putting together this post, I kept finding myself  adding things to my wish list (This look? Perfection.) My roommate wore the skirt with the matching crop top however to make this look appropriate for the office, I went to my trusty Banana Republic lace top that falls on the shorter side but doesn’t show skin. (Read my thoughts on dressing for your body type here.)

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And speaking of midi moments…THIS SKIRT. I think my jaw dropped open when I saw it. Show-stopper.

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Banana Republic Lace Top (last styled here; similar here)

Cynthia Rowley Midi Skirt (love the white and it is on sale)

Heels

Sophie Hulme Envelope Bag

Wrap Watch

Celine Sunglasses

Hook Bracelet

Kendra Scott Ring (c/o)

[Bekka Palmer Photography]