Oh hey there March. How’s it going? Chicago was pretty cold this past month, but luckily we were able to spend a large chunk of it in California {more specifically Newport Beach, Palm Springs, and Los Angeles}.

I always find these monthly life lately posts to be extremely enjoyable to write. They are also a great way for me to show a more personal glimpse into my life. Today I’m sharing all about what I’ve been up to this past month including what I’ve bought, where I ate, and some fun things we did.

Even though February was short, we ended up doing a lot and I pulled pictures from my Instagram and Instagram Stories so make sure to follow along.

Here we go…

This month we celebrated Valentine’s Day and got a special treat sent to us from Fruit Bouquets. These chocolate strawberries were to die for and you see their whole menu here.



This month I shared Elle’s new play area with Room & Board. It was such a fun project to work on and we really love how it all turned out. You can see the full post here.



I finally got to check out Beatnik with some of my mom friends. The vibe and decor were amazing. I also heard that the have a great brunch so I’ll for sure be back.



Some new boots I got on sale! Shop them here.



What I wore on Valentine’s Day. Shop my faux leather jacket here, my top here, my handbag here, and see the full post with more details here.



This is what the majority of Chicago looked like during the beginning of the month. It was cold, snowy, and hard to leave the house.



Elle is obsessed with reading and this month we shared her top 10 favorite books. Read the full post here.



We  tried a fun new restaurant in the West Loop of Chicago called Square Roots Kitchen that had great salads, wraps, and bowls. Use code GOLDCOASTGIRL to get 15% OFF your first order.



I recently got these sneakers and am obsessed! They’re super comfortable, go with everything, and come in a bunch of different colors. You can shop them here.



I shared 5 types of jackets you need this spring. Shop my coat here, my faux fur shawl here, and see the full post here.



Elle livin’ it up in Newport Beach. You can shop her sneakers here, her leggings here, and her denim jacket here. I plan on doing a whole recap of our trip soon so stay tuned. Also this stroller is amazing and you can shop it here.


Laguna beach views. So pretty and peaceful.



Obviously while we were out in California we had to stop at In-N-Out Burger because that’s what you do there. Elle was really into their fries.



The view from my paren’t backyard in Palm Springs. Isn’t it pretty?!



Elle having fun in Palm Springs!


How pretty is this trench from Club Monico? You can shop it ON SALE here.



Pretty Palm Springs views.



Taking a morning walk with the fam.



Obsessed with my new rose gold sneakers! You can shop them here.



Walking around Beverly Hills with my crew.



A s’mores pizza that we had for dessert at Catch LA. Such a fun restaurant and an amazing outdoor deck.



We stayed at the Sofitel Los Angeles in Beverly Hills and this was the view from our room.



We took Elle to The Ivy in Beverly Hills and sat outside. She had a blast obviously.



Our family loves to snack and recently have become obsessed with Nature Box. Our current favorites include the white cheddar caramel popcorn and Elle loves their animal crackers.



How cute is this handbag!? I just got it in the mail this week and it’s only $40. It looks exactly like the Cult Gaia one, but waaay cheaper. Shop it here.



I finally had the chance to try Au Cheval. I know right?! Where have I been… Anyways the burger was great and well worth the calories. 


Last night I had the chance to participate in the Oak Street Fashion Show at the Thompson Hotel. It was a lot of fun and I wore St. John and Ted Baker.  You can actually see me walking the runway on  Insta Stories as we speak.



After the show! I’m wearing my second Ted Baker look and kind of obsessed with this jacket. Thanks to my friends Peggy and Monica for coming to support. Such a fun night!



Lastly, I’ll leave you with Elle and her new sun hat. Shop it here.

That’s it for today friends! For more life lately posts click here and you can follow me on Instagram here.