For me, the past two months have looked like MDW > SEA > MDW > EWR > MDW > ORD > LAX > ORD > MDW > CVG > MDW > ORD > BUF > ORD... phew! All this travel has me eyeing a few accessories that make packing and flying so much easier.

QuietComfort® 35 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® Bluetooth® Headphones II - Ok, so this one is a bit of a splurge and a total wish list item, but once you try these headphones you won't be able to travel the same way again. My husband has these, and I'm always super jealous of him when we fly. You don't realize how loud airplane sounds really are until you have these babies to tune them out.

Vera Bradley Blush & Brush Makeup Case - I'm a bit of a germaphobe when it comes to travel (and life), so keeping my makeup brushes clean is key. This bag has an exterior compartment for brushes to keep them separate from your makeup kit. It's also lined with laminated cotton, so you can quickly wipe it down between uses.


If you follow along on my Insta Story (@chicago_latte), you know that I'm writing this while watching the Emmys and shamelessly indulging in Halo Top (a mix of oatmeal cookie and birthday cake, and it is fantastic). But this post is not about delicious, low calorie, low sugar, high protein ice cream. It's about another new obsession of mine...
Ole Henriksen 3 Little Wonders

I've collected drawers full of beauty samples over the years, and it really takes a lot for me to try a sample and like it so much that I go out the very next day to buy the full-size product. But that's exactly what I did with this kit. 


It may feel like summer is nearly over, but that doesn't mean wedding season is past us! Anyone else need two hands to count the number of wedding invites on their fridge? All this celebrating is a ton of fun, but it can really start to add up. Let's just say, I've "earned" myself an embarrassing amount of Nordstrom Notes this summer. Whoops!

That's why I was super excited to find a few "steals" that fit the bill for any wedding backdrop. You can never go wrong with classic black lace and delicate details. And these sandals with the little bows! Try and snag them while they're still on sale...