The weather is finally warming up in Chicago and it’s making me really happy. I love nothing more than being outside and exploring the city.

Today I’m sharing a new Life Lately post to catch you up on what I’ve been up to this past month. I went to a few fun events, did some al fresco dinning, celebrated my second Mother’s Day, and took a really fun trip to LA for my friend’s birthday! I pull a lot of my pictures from my Instagram and Instagram Stories so make sure to follow along.

Obviously starting with my sweet baby boo. I just love her.



Dining at Francesca’s on Chestnut in the Gold Coast. Have you been? They have an amazing happy hour menu and delicious pizzas!



Hanging at the park with my bestie. What do you think of her new kicks? Aren’t they just the cutest!?



My husband and I took a helicopter ride all over Chicago with Chicago Helicopter Experience as an early Mother’s Day present. Did you see the post? If not, you can check it out here.



I got some cute new sandals for summer. They come in a bunch of different colors you and you shop them here.



I’m all about rooftop season and had fun checking out Zed451‘s new menu with Peggy.



The tulips along the Mag Mile in Chicago are just so colorful and pretty.



Elle all dressed up for a rainy day.



If you haven’t had the crab cakes at Hugo’s Frog Bar then you haven’t lived. They’re the absolute best in Chicago. They also have a great outdoor area for that perfect summertime al fresco experience.



Elle and I getting our picture taken at Monica & Andy for Mother’s Day. I’m all about that floral crown.



Outfit details from this post. You guys…this bag is such a great Cult Gaia dupe and only $40. Shop it here.



Elle got some new pink wheels for summer. She is absolutely OBSESSED and you can shop it here.



You guys I made the most amazing flatbread pizzas that are super easy and very delicious. You can get the recipes here.



I’ve been living in this adorable striped tunic dress. It’s currently on major sale for under $30 and you can shop it here. You can also see the full post with more detailed photos here.



My husband and I checking out the new Flight Club Social Darts.



Some cute new styles for Elle’s summer wardrobe. You can shop them all here.




Elle and I having fun at the Lincoln Park Zoo.


Some cute summertime sunnies that look just like the YSL, but are only $8. Shop the black ones here and the white ones here. You;re welcome 😉 . 



Elle enjoying some snacks on the steps. This month she was on the blog sharing everything she eats for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks with Nurture Life. You can read the post here and get $30 OFF your first order with code SAMANTHA. Also just incase you were wondering we love using these snack cups



Details of my favorite new workout clothes by Peach. See the full post here.



The view from the Lincoln Park Zoo just really never gets old.


Elle hanging out with her new friend Zoey.



Dinning al fresco with my crew.



The BEST camo leggings ever. You can shop them here and will thank me later. 



I got to check out Anthony Michael Interiors amazing yacht that is rentable all summer long! Get more details here.



My fave new gingham dress. See the full post here.



I went to LA over Memorial Day weekend to celebrate my friend’s birthday! Here are some decorations from the house she rented.



The birthday girl!



Dinner at Il Fornaio in Bev Hills. So good! Have you guys read my Los Angeles Travel Guide yet? You can find it here.



Exploring Cali with these chicks!



Ending this post with Elle of course who loves living that park life 😉 .