Happy Friday and Happy 2019! Whoa! Where has the time gone? So much happened in the month of December including my sweet little Elle turning TWO! We also did a few other fun + festive things around Chicago.

Hopefully you follow me on Instagram Stories, but if not, take a peak at what we’ve been up to below:

This little chick turned TWO and we celebrated with a unicorn themed birthday party. You can get all the details and see lots of photos from it in this post.



I hosted a little Chanukah party for my family and served the BEST potato pancakes from Trader Joe’s. So easy and delicious. 



I’ve got a serious obsession when it comes to plaid {especially around the holidays}. See details from this post here.



Elle got some new sunnies from Babiators. Aren’t they cute?!



My friends and I attended The Nutcracker at The Joffrey Ballet and it was AMAZING! The set design and dancing was honestly out of this world. Once Elle is a bit older, I would love to take her. You can read about more fun + festive Chicago winter activities in this post.



Pictures of baby Elle {right when she was born!}. She was so tiny…



Attended my first Sofar Sounds which was so much fun! Read more about what it is here.



Peggy and I at Sofar. 



I hosted a little gift exchange holiday party for all my friends at my house. My high school friends and I have been doing it for years. So fun! Honestly this spread took about 20 mins to put together. So easy and lots of snacks from Trader Joe’s. 



New cozy boots on MAJOR sale. Shop them here and see how I style them in this post.



Lunch at one of my favorites: Doc B’s. They have the best salads!



I taught Elle an important lesson this year about how giving back during the holiday season is extremely important . Read all about in this post.



OBSESSED with this cozy coat. Get all the details in this post



We had a double date night at Katana and it was delish! Such a fun atmosphere and amazing food! 




Family fun!



Very into all things Ann Taylor these days and they’ve always got the best sales! See some of my favorites in this post and this post.


Elle at a Hanukkah Party insisting on no pictures hahah!



Love how festive everything is around the holidays!



Some Friday vibes from Elle’s music class.



Dinner at LuxBar. They have the BEST happy hour menu!



The outfit I wore to a bunch of holiday parties. See more details in this post.




We celebrated Christmas Eve at Truluck’s this year! They had live music and Elle had so much fun. Also the food is delish!



Cinnamon rolls from Trader Joe’s for Christmas morning. I think it needs to be a new family tradition! 




Twinning with my bestie in plaid thanks to Old Navy.




Just a few more…because I just love her.