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...


Big weekend coming up here in Chicago...the Air & Water show!  If you're making your way down to the beach, you can check out all the official details here. Or post up on a lakefront rooftop for the most spectacular sights (and sounds) of the summer.

Be sure to wear plenty of sunscreen (check out my newest SPF fave here), and re-apply frequently. You'll also want to pack for the day because you never know when the morning's festivities will carry-on well past sunset. And remember to hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!