hey hey. it's monday.

i meant to get a post up but somehow only slept 4 hours last night, so coffee, an "urgent" design project, and phone call with one of my favorite photographers to discuss a shoot for the everygirl trumped writing a post this morning. definitely felt like a monday!

the past few days have been a mix of fun and packing. movers will be here early wednesday morning!

saw delta rae with my friend colleen on saturday night. amazing show!  

spent sunday morning moving a few things things over to the new apartment. i'm mostly packed, puppy proofer comes tomorrow to take care of this death trap) and we're painting tomorrow evening. my bathroom will be martha stewart chinchilla and bedroom will be the same color but 50% lighter.

we're working on a very exciting collab. can't wait to share more!  

almost sold out of this phone case. just a handful left until they're gone forever. 

sunshine, sandals, and margaritas at big star. not a bad end to my weekend.

i've been working with 2-3 clients instead of the usual 4-5 at a time, and it's been really nice feeling like there's some balance between graphic design work and the everygirl. i do enjoy getting to do both–obviously love TEG and have the best clients. there's been a really good balance lately.

less than two weeks until we host will's book signing at west elm. i love, love, love will and toby. alaina and i are going to spend an entire day with those two. cannot wait.

really want to see philomena. have you seen it?  

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Heyyyyy people. Happy Friday. I'm still here! Lots going on as usual, but that's the case for all of us, isn't it? So, how about an update? 

Things have been great lately. I thought dealing with taxes and a move at the same time would really stress me out, but that really hasn't been the case. Taxes are done and I'll miss my apartment, but this change will be good for me. I'm excited for a fresh start.

And speaking of the move, I haven't mentioned it yet, but Alaina and I actually got a place together. And yes, we have obviously given this a lot of thought. We sat down and put anything and everything we felt could be an issue for either of us no the table, and at the end of the day, we communicate very well and respect each other, so I believe it's a good move. It all came down to this–we work together everyday anyway, will spend less on rent each month while gaining a shared office space, and ultimately decided that this is what is best for The Everygirl right now.

CrossFit has been fantastic. I'm getting stronger without pushing myself like I used to, and I feel great! I'm also planning on incorporating some barre method and/or yoga into my weekly workout routine just to mix things up a little bit.

And in other news...

It was 70s and sunny last weekend. Lots of walks to the lake with the pup. I even wore sandals.
Then it snowed. In mid-April. Not. Ok.
My friend Katie and I are doing this. So excited about it! 
My boxes arrived Wednesday and I've already packed over half my apt. Moving on Wednesday morning! 
Sold my painting and dining table. Nightstands, juicer, coffee table, and shelves are still available. Any takers?
Installing an alarm system with glass shatter sensors motion detectors. Safety first, people.
I have a baby proofer coming in to plexiglass the top of the stairs so my dog doesn't fall to his death.
Still pretty sold on these since they're almost 10 inches smaller than my current ones.

photo via the everygirl


on sale at j. crew

a few of my favorites are on sale at j. crew. just enter BIGSALE at checkout!
the sweater has been my latest go-to piece and the tanks are really soft–can be dressed up or down.

what's your favorite item in this roundup?


best. sale. ever.

so, i was looking through shopbop on monday, wondering when the next sale would begin. i have some credit, but wanted to make the most of it. and you can guess what happened tuesday. this sale is one of my favorites–they only do it a few times a year, but everything is 25% off. it's when i stock up on hanky pankys.

also, my leopard espradilles sold out, but these are still in stock. get them before they vanish.

here are a few of my favorites. all 25% off. 

13. kate spade sandals 14. joie dress 15. gorjana necklace 16. gorjana ring 17. kate spade watch

if you could have any two items in this post, what would you choose?


Breakfast at Toast Moving Sale!

I have a few more items that need to go and thought I'd update what's still for sale. Moving in just under two weeks, so I'm hoping to sell everything this week. Email me with the item name and your offer. Cash and pickup in the Chicago area only. No shipping!

 I decided that I really love my nightstands, but they're too big for my new room and have to go
$350 for the set

West Elm coffee table

30x40 original painting by Cocoa and Hearts
$400 or best offer

Breville juicer
$100 or best offer


deal of the week: j. crew camille dress

one of my favorite dresses (I have it in neon rose) is on sale!
originally $149 and on sale for $83.99

and this one isn't a deal at all, but I really, really like it.