No Sick Days

Ain’t nobody got time for sick days. Especially when you’re self-employed and don’t have any other employees (…yet), there’s no one to take that call for you, go to that meeting on your behalf, or to help you out with any of the one-million things on your plate at work. On top of that, it’s usually too much extra work to change contracts and project deadlines if I’m sick. The hustle must go on! I can’t check out at the first sign of a cough or sneeze (and I’m sure you’re in the same boat!), so NyQuil Severe and DayQuil Severe help me survive my constantly-on-the-go lifestyle. On my “sick day,” I’m still running to a meeting, taking calls for future projects, shooting lifestyle content in my apartment, and coming up with creative concepts for future posts. I can’t spend the day in bed, so I turn to NyQuil Severe in the evening and DayQuil Severe in the morning.

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Dark Denim

Is it just me or did this weekend fly by exceptionally faster than usual? I’m basically mainlining coffee this morning… So, so sleepy. This weekend was a fun one… On Friday night, Hallie and I met up with Ashley & Natalie at Cindy’s, one of my favorite spots for drinks. From there we went to Bottled Blonde for dinner, a new sports bar that just opened up in River North in Chicago. On Saturday, I went to a friend’s huge (like 50 people huge) Friendsgiving that turned into a rowdy night out. A bit too much fun!

But it’s back to work this morning! With the holidays and the end of the year approaching, it seems as if everyone is starting to feel the squeeze of the clock ticking down. So much to do, so little time. So let’s take a deep breath, make a giant to-do list, and have an extra cup of coffee… It’s all going to get done!

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Sweater Weather

I’m not sure what the heck is going on with the weather, but I will absolutely never complain about 70 degree temperatures in November! I was able to grab a drink with a friend outside on a rooftop last night… In November… In Chicago… And in a single sweater. Can’t beat it!

I picked up this cardigan a while ago and finally got around to wearing it when I was in New York a few weekends ago. Naturally, it’s on sale now (almost 50% off!) so get it while you can! I love how it has the textured look of a tweed jacket, but the softness of a sweater. And the fringe trim is such a fun added touch!

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Experience A Cup Above

I’ve tried almost all of the at-home single-serve coffee machines on the market, but none of them had ever impressed me until I tried Nespresso. Admittedly, I’m a bit of a coffee snob and I think that most at-home coffee just isn’t very good. But two years ago, I was back in Chicago visiting one of my best friends for her birthday and her parents had gotten her an espresso machine. I was hooked! As soon as I got back to New York after my trip, I ordered my own Nespresso machine and I’ve been a loyal customer ever since. It’s truly the best of the best! I’ve even gotten Hallie hooked on my Iced Almond Milk Lattes! Sometimes I swear she just stops by my apartment for me to make her coffee. Love ya, Hal!

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Short-Sleeved Sweater

Short-sleeved sweaters are must-haves in my fall (and spring!) wardrobe, but they’re kind of hard to come by. I’ve seen quite a few sleeveless sweaters this season (which are also great for layering!), but I love a good short-sleeved style. Mix a short-sleeved sweater with a cowl neck and the coziest material and I’m sold! I’ve worn this sweater with a button-front shirt underneath for a more dressed-up look (blog post coming soon!), but I absolutely love it with paired with a trusty turtleneck. Let’s be honest, when am I ever not wearing a turtleneck in the colder months?

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