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TRENDING // PRETTY PLAID

Plaid is always a fall favorite. It is a timeless print that works well for cooler months. There are so many fun silhouettes currently popping up including crop tops, moto jackets, ponchos, and chunkier patterns. I like mixing my tartan with neutral tones in order to make my patchwork pop. Recently I bought this amazing coat from Nordstrom (similar style) and this fun sweater from Nasty Gal. What is your take on this colorful quilted print?

PS: Piperlime is having a sale! 25% off with code: ACTFAST. How amazing are these shoes, this jacket, and this bucket bag.
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1. Plaid Pumps // 2. Scarf // 3. JOA Coat // 4. Madewell Vest
5. Sweatshirt // 6. Brush Set // 7. ASOS Poncho // 8. Free People Coat
9. PRESS Skirt // 10. Crossbody Bag // 11. Matt Bernson Booties

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ROSS GIVEAWAY // FALL STYLE

Happy Monday everyone! Today I am starting off the week with a $25 gift card giveaway from ROSS. They recently opened up a new store in the loop at 26 East Randolph Street and I was lucky enough to have a chance to attend their opening party. I had never had much experience shopping at ROSS before, and was super impressed with their cute styles, trendy pieces, and wide variety. They had everything at this store and my friend even walked away with an adorable pink suitcase. This top (only $20!) was one of the many items I was able to pick up. I love the leather detailing and the contrasting colors. I paired it with some Gap legging jeans, my Marc By Marc Jacobs hobo, my new Hermes leather bracelet (thanks mom!), and some Frye boots (similar ones for only $59!). This is a great fall look that is classic and super comfortable.

Make sure to enter the $25 gift card raffle below and check out the new ROSS. I promise you will be able to find something fabulous! More amazing deals revealed later on in the week ;-)

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ROSS Top c/o // Gap Jeans // Frye Boots (similar, cheaper)
Marc Jacobs Hobo (also in black) // Hermes Bracelet (similar, similar)
PHOTOS + MAKEUP BY LAURIE LEOPOLD

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FASHION FRIDAY // DARK FLORALS

Dark floral is a fall trend that I have fallen in love with. I recently picked up this scuba dress from ASOS and think it’s kind of fab. The whimsical pattern, vibrant colors, and great price point ($85) will for sure make it a fall favorite. I paired mine with leopard pumps because mixing leopard + floral has always been a favorite of mine. Remember this look from last winter? Lastly, I borrowed this fun BaubleBar statement necklace from my gal pal Laurie to add a little sparkle. Happy weekend everyone! xo

PS: If you are free tonight, I am co-hosting a partay with Peggy. Be sure to swing by GAP on Southport to help celebrate their one year anniversary!
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ASOS Dress (similar, similar) // BaubleBar necklace (similar)
Ivanka Trump Pumps (similar, similar, similar, similar)
PHOTOS + MAKEUP BY LAURIE LEOPOLD

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SAVE THE DATE // MY MAD STYLE PARTY

Hey guys! I am super excited to announce that I will be co-hosting a party with Rach of RD’s Obsessions + Peggy of Hallways Are My Runways on Thursday, October 30th at Mad Style Boutique {1754 West Division Street}. There will be drinks, food, store discounts, giveaways, and  gift bags. Hope you all can make it and make sure to RSVP to: bree.mccarthy@mad-style.com. Check out more details below:
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RESTAURANT // ADAMUS

Last week I had the chance to check out the restaurant Adamus, located in the Silversmith Hotel. My blogger friends and I sampled some delicious dishes from their new fall menu. Check out what we ate below:

// MINI BEEF EMPANADAS //
Roasted Piquillo Pepper Remoulade, Horseradish Creme
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// ARTICHOKE HEARTS + GOAT CHEESE FLATBREAD //
Confit Artichoke, Sweet Peppadews, Soft Goat Cheese Crumble, Garlic Cream
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// FORAGED MUSHROOM FLATBREAD //
Crisp Pancetta, Wilted Baby Spinach, Shaved Parmesan, Truffle Cream
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// BARTLETT PEAR + SOFT CHEVRE SALAD //
Mulled Bartlett Pear, Baby Arugula, Goat Cheese Mousse, Sherry Vinaigrette
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// WHITE ASPARAGUS BISQUE //
Jumbo Lump Crab, Morel Mushrooms, Fresh Chervil
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// BRONZED WALLEYE PIKE //
Fingerling Potato Hash, Wilted Spinach, Tiny Heirlooms, Saffron Citrus Emulsion
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// JUNIPER PORK TENDERLOIN //
Herb Roasted Yam, Mulled Apple Flan, Ginger Cream
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// CHOCOLATE S’MORES CREME BRULEE //
Torched Marshmallow, Toasted Graham Cracker Crust
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// PUMPKIN CHEESE CAKE //
Caramel Sauce, Candied Pecans
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// THE DINING ROOM //
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All the dishes were amazing and filled with lots of flavor. Both the dining room and bar were chic + modern, will beautiful glistening chandeliers. I would have to say that my favorite had to be the mushroom flatbread and the chocolate s’mores creme brulee. You can check out the full fall menu here and if you are ever hanging out in the loop, make sure to swing by The Silversmith Hotel (10 South Wabash Avenue, Chicago IL 60603). They have a super swanky bar area too with lots of fun cocktails. A special thanks to Adamus and WCBC for hosting a perfect evening!