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Saturday, October 5, 2019

AMAZON TRY ON - October

Hi Everyone!
I've linked all the things I've tried on and the captions have my sizes! Hope this helps.







Xo,
Danielle

Monday, September 30, 2019

Favorite Products Lately

Hi loves!

Back this week with my favorite products lately. I like to round up these posts every once and a while to show you guys what I'm loving and using constantly.


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1. Beauty Counter Tint Skin Hydrating Foundation - So I've been dabbling in clean beauty & I wanted a foundation that was good for my skin! I wear foundation anywhere from 10-12 hours a day and I wanted to choose an option that was better for me.  This is medium coverage, but build-able. I build it to full coverage daily. It feels light weight on the skin and lasts all day. It does not break down on your face or separate. It's definitely a win for me!  I wear the shade sand.

2. Otterbox Pop Socket Case - Ever since I got this case, it has been a game-changer for me! The pop socket is attached and it is sooo convenient.  It also is not as bulky if you were to add a pop socket to your phone. I also barely drop it now with this new case. It's worth the investment because this case has lifetime limited warranty as well!

3.  Amazon Wrap Sweater -  Ok this has to be my favorite amazon item to date?! So good! The quality is like my Nordstrom sweaters.  I love the wrap detail and I think it will look so good with dark denim or white jeans. Soo many ways to style it!

4. Ouai Leave-In Conditioner  - So I recently finished up my briogeo leave-in conditioner and I was debating what to try. I've always been curious about this brand and I decided to give it a try. I loveee how my hair feels when I use it and not to mention the amazing smell.

5.Bauble Bar Drusy Earrings - I don't like a huge statement earring but I do like something subtle. These are the perfect amount of glam and a great size. I always get so many compliments when I wear them and they look so expensive but they are such a good price! Love these! I might need the black too.



Thanks for reading!
Til next time,
Danielle

Thursday, September 19, 2019

My Holistic Consultation + Update


If you follow me on Instagram, you've heard me talk a little bit about my food intolerance. I recently went to Haven, A holistic health center, to seek some help. I've always thought I was intolerant to dairy, and that dairy was the cause of my acne. I also have had some problems losing weight and I constantly feel bloated. I went to Haven to get a food intolerance done and a holistic consultation.

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What is Holistic Health?

For those who don't know or are unfamiliar - a holistic approach to health is that the body can heal itself if you put the right things in your body. Everyone has different foods they are intolerant too, and it's best that we avoid our food intolerance completely.


What is Haven? 

Haven is a holistic health center located in Chicago's Streeterville neighborhood. It is owned and founded by two Naturopathic doctors: Dr.Alex Orton and Dr. Kobly Ourada. Their mission is to help people find the root of their health issues and what is preventing your body from healing. 

What am I intolerant to?

What we learned from my food intolerance test is that I'm intolerant to meat and mine salt. My food intolerance combination is potatoes and grains. What that means is, I can not have both within the same meal.

To be honest, I was kind of stunned at these results. Haven made it really easy for me to still eat good nutritional food. They gave me a grocery shopping list, supplements to order, and meal prep ideas. They also gave me ways to detoxify my body, naturally.

My Health Plan:

Dr.Alex made sure it was a smooth transition. I was given grocery shopping lists, meal prep ideas, restaurants that are friendly to my new lifestyle in Chicago, where to get the best bread, fish, etc. So many resources were available for all my new found needs.

Where I'm at now: 

I have to say, I  was a bit overwhelmed with the surge of new information. I wanted to start small. I recently cut meat out of my diet. It has been 3 weeks without meat. I definitely feel less bloated, which is interesting. I never realized how bloated I got after lunches or dinners. I've also avoided having potatoes & grains in the same meal. So If I'm going to have a veggie burger, I can not get potatoes or corn on the side.

As for groceries, I've picked up a plant based protein powder and snacks that are grain-free. I've also started introducing more fish into my diet.  I've also switched regular wheat bread for sourdough bread, which is a much better alternative for me. These changes have been a bit difficult, but nothing impossible. It's definitely worth it to give up the foods that are hindering me from being my healthiest.

My time at Haven was amazing. I feel super fortunate to have such a good and positive experience. Dr. Alex listened to all my needs/problems, and truly wanted to help me in all aspects.

I feel great so far! I'm exploring new foods and making sure to practice mindful eating habits.

If you are interested in scheduling a free consultation, click here.



Tuesday, August 27, 2019

What's on my fall wishlist?

I don't know about you guys, but I'm officially done shopping for summer. I even have some pieces in my closet that still have tags. Bring on fall. I'm so ready for a little cooler of weather so I can start to wear my blazers & chunky knits.


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I thought it'd be fun to share what's on my list! 


Black + White Sweater  - I just love the color block detail on this sweater! It also ties in the back which I think is super cute! It can be worn off the shoulder or on. I think it'll look so good with jeans. 

H&M matching set -  Matching sets have been a hit this year. I got a pink power suit for the spring and loved it. For the fall I definitely want a muted plaid set. This blazer & skirt from H&M are adorable! How cute with heels or booties? 

White block heels - No white after labor day is such a lame rule. These white heels will give all my outfits such a nice pop! I love that they have a block heel as well, so they will be comfortable! 

Gucci Reversible Tote - I've been wanting a tote for winter. My prada cuir tote is a beautiful nude color that I just don't want to risk ruining in the colder months. This gucci is reversible, you can wear it on the black leather side or the gucci canvas side. I love this idea! Two bags in one. 

Transitional Stripe Dress -  This dress will look so good with neutral booties! I also think it'll be so cute with a black motto jacket to bring it into fall.

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What are you shopping for this fall? Let me know down below! P.S. - Notice  the new email format? I'm obsessed with how it came out. I'd love to hear your thoughts.


Til next time,

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Favorite Coffee Spots in Chicago - City and Suburbs!




Hi all - I'm sure it's no secret that I'm a big coffee drinker! I love me an iced coffee about anytime of the year, even when it's cold. I'm one who loves to try new shops and find the cutest insta-worthy photo opportunity. Here is a compiled list of places I love to go!


Suburbs:


Pressed - This is in skokie! Cute little shop that also does latino sandwiches. Yum!



Cupitol - They are in Evanston. They have amazing breakfast and a super delicious Nutella latte.




Newport Coffee - Delicious lattes that I just looove. They also have a great coldbrew. This place is brand new and adorable on this inside. All white and such an airy space.




Other Brothers Coffee - Such a good local spot! I love their ice coffee. They also have no straws, sustainble :-)




Colectivo Coffee - The Dulce De Leche latte is soo good! Ugh cinnamon in a cup.

Ebar- Honestly, Nordstrom's Cold brew with caramel and almond milk is delicious. Anytime I'm at Nordstrom, I always grab one.

Papagalinos - They have great greek coffee & frappes. I love the freddo iced espresso. This spot is in Niles.

Glenview Grind - A local shop with a drive through! Love that. They have great seasonal lattes.

City:


Groundswell - This one is not far from Lincoln square. My go to order is a vanilla latte with almond milk.



Three Arts Cafe - The most delicious iced salted caramel latte. Ugh it is so cute and not to mention three arts cafe is just an adorable place to visit.



Heritage Bicycle Shop - A bike store and also a coffee and cafe spot with great bites and good coffee.



Limitless Coffee - If you want a pretty instagram-able latte, head to limitless! They make the prettiest glitter latte I've ever seen and it tastes amazing.



Do-Rite Donuts - Great ice coffee accompanied by amazing donuts! They also have a really good hazelnut/nutella latte.

La Colombe - Their coffee is just spectacular. The spot is also super minimalist and cute.

The Grind - One of my first shops I got into. On the smaller side but in one of my favorite little neighborhoods- Lincoln square. Their latte art always gets me every time.

The Coffee Studio - A delicious ice coffee in a cute space that I love to work from as well!


My followers recommend:

Fairgrounds
Dollop
Somerset
Goddess and The Baker
The Coffee & Tea exchange 
Maison Marcel Chicago
Maison Parisienne
Dark Matter Coffee


Thanks for reading! Whats your favorite spot? Leave a comment down below!


Xo,




Wednesday, August 7, 2019

How to find the right wide leg pants for your body type

Wide leg pants, yay or nay? 

I've always thought that wide leg pants would be something that would never work for me. For awhile, I did not even considering them an option when shopping for outfits. I dabbled in the trend this summer, and I now think anyone can absolutely rock them!


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My body type is pear shaped and my waist is bigger than my hips. 

To make these high waist pants work for me:

  • I chose a color that was neutral. Neutral is a safe choice when trying a new style!
  • I chose to wear nude shoes. Nude will lengthen your legs! I'm pretty tall already (5'6) but If I were to wear a black sandal or even white, it would cut off my leg. 
  • Choose a shoe without an ankle strap. An ankle strap will cut you off, and make you appear shorter than you already are.
  • I paired it with a neutral top as well for a monochromatic look, and felt so incredibly chic! 
  • Pair it with something tight on top. If you are going flowy on bottom, make sure to do the opposite on top so you do not loose your shape!
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For my petite girls - Make sure you get a high waist pair that hits above the ankle! And pair it with a nude shoe to lengthen your legs. 

For my tall girls - Show off them legs! Try a wide side slit trouser. 

If you are hourglass - define your waist with a tie waist wide leg trouser! 

If your shape is inverted triangle - Try a full length wide leg pant that grazes the ground. It will create balance between your top and bottom half. 

If you are apple shape - Wide leg pants that are full length! But make sure they are not high waisted. 

Rectangle shape - you can opt for just about any wide leg pant!

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I hope these tips are helpful! I've highlighted a couple body types that might need some guidance when trying the trend of wide leg pants. If you have a question about your body type or what style you should get, leave me a comment or DM me on Instagram.

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

JULY AMAZON HAUL - everything under $50





Hi everyone!
Thank you so much for the feedback on my monthly amazon hauls. This will probably be my last summer amazon hauls. This will probably be my last summer haul! Thank you all so much for your feedback! As promised, a highlight will be saved to my Instagram stories.

Red floral shirt - A little cropped but perfect with high waisted jeans. Size M! 15.99


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Ecowish Blue daisy dress - OMG my new favorite summer dress. It's so flattering I can't even believe it! I got a L.  Around $25!


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ASTR floral top - Great work top! Size M. Dark navy with beautiful floral design. Price fluctuates around $30!

Yellow Wrap Dress - Under 30! I got a size M. Only complaint is the clasp is plastic. Might be a problem but otherwise super cute!


Pack of Rattan Earrings -  I had originally purchased one pair for 13 and then found this pack for 14! I immediately exchanged them. So many cute options for summer! Here are two pictures of me wearing two of the pairs.




Beaded Earrings -  These are stunning in person! Someone asked me if they were from Nordstrom. They totally look like bauble bar and are a great price! Price point is $11!