Wednesday, April 30, 2014


Join Vineyard Vines at Del Frisco's this Saturday, May 3rd, from 3 to 6 PM for drinks, light bites, and of course, the Kentucky Derby! Ladies, get those fascinators ready, and gents, get out those wallets and place your bets on a winning horse for some fun prizes. Best part? Fellow bloggers Heidy of BECLOTHESMINDED and Amelia of The CHICago Life Blog will be hosting!  

Don't forget to RSVP!

Jess & Jill

Tuesday, April 29, 2014


We love Etsy for its originality, finding accessories and home goods we never knew we needed, and it's a one stop shop! We're always finding our newest favorite must-have items on Etsy (who doesn't love online shopping?) and we of course had to share out latest finds!

We know about 3D printing, but who would have thought about printing cookie cutters?! Well, we guess Printmeneer did! Check out these adorable glasses and cloud cookie cutters that we need, now.

Who wants boring wedding invitations nowadays? LetterBoxInk has everything you need for a unique wedding experience that just screams and you and your fiancé. And she's from Chicago!

Rich Neeley Designs offers designs for your home using elements that are already there. How genius! These planters would be a perfect accent to Jill's recent condo update and make that iPhone charger inconspicuous amidst all your other books.

We love prints and mugs, which makes Charm & Gumption is so obviously perfect for us! 

The name of this says it all! Classic Designs is the best place to get adorably chic silver and 14K gold jewelry pieces (at what we think is a great price). Jess owns those tiny bar earrings and never takes them off. These are great layering items since you'll won't want to take them off either!

Whether it's for your home, wedding, or party, The Preppy Owl Boutique offers a variety of charming additions to your dinner event or even every day!

What are some of your favorite Etsy shops?

Jess & Jill

Monday, April 28, 2014


When people confide in me that they've never been in love, I can somehow sympathize in my own twisted way - I've never found a wedding gown that I've really, really loved. Of course I've found gowns that have made my heart flutter, I've thought about when daydreaming, and drooled over, but I'm talking real, hardcore love that I could see myself walking down the aisle in (because that's what weddings are about, right?) That was until I came across designer Inbal Dror.

HELLO, lovely wedding gowns. I've stalked Pinterest for gown inspiration for quite some time now and nothing has stopped me in my tracks like these beauties. And I've spent the better part of my weekend kinda obsessing over them. 

Photos via Inbal Dror.

And how dreamy is their campaign for the 2014 Los Angeles Collection?

Who are your favorite bridal designers?

x Jill

Friday, April 25, 2014


Spring showers are here and it's important to be prepared for the weather up ahead, but there's no need to sacrifice style with some random poncho from the back of your closet. Dark colors are our go-to style, but rainy accessories are just the perfect excuse to bust out the bright colors. While Jess loves rocking her almost neon coral (affordable) raincoat, we can daydream about owning the classic of the classics - a Burberry London trench coat.

We're dying over this bright yellow, single breasted, SS14 edition of Burberry's staple trench. And it's only $1,895. ;D Girls can dream, right?

 Burberry London Single-Breasted-Trench Coat ($1,895.00) - Net-A-Porter

We're ready for the weather with all this rain gear talk, but let's be real - it's a tad bit (okay, a lot bit) out of our price range. Thankfully, you can find our guest post all about affordable and adorable accessories for gloomy skies at Stilettos and Diaper Bags. Go on, check out below and head on over to see where you can get the perfect additions to your outfit for spring!

Go to Stilettos and Diaper Bags for details!

Stay dry out there!

Jess & Jill

Thursday, April 24, 2014


Jess has mentioned her love for Moorea Seal time and time again, and that love just doesn't stop growing! Moorea Seal holds "Name It to Win It" Instagram contests for their newest products, and we just knew what our entry would be for naming their latest sunnies.

What did we choose? Lola. (And so did @oakandoats!) We thought it was perfect for these cat eye frames and fortunately, so did Moorea Seal.

You can buy the 'Lola' sunnies in amber and black.

Since we won a pair for naming the sunnies - it's time to figure out visitation rights for this adorable summer must-have.

Jess & Jill

Wednesday, April 23, 2014


We've always lived by the rule that no matter your position in the work field, you should dress and carry yourself like you're the CEO. Well, author Lauren Berger is taking that to a whole other level.

Welcome to the Real World, written by intern turned founder/CEO of Intern Queen Lauren Berger, is the bible for every millennial trying to navigate their way in the professional world. Covering everything from emails, office attire, finances, time management, and more - it serves as your new best friend in the work place (just in book form). Some of our favorite content includes the importance of Twitter chats, networking in your every day life, and how to connect your passion and skills with your job. As a woman in your twenties, life is hard enough, so we love that Lauren is serving up a ton of beneficial advice to help young adults achieve their career goals. Can we get an "amen" for some girl power?

You can purchase Welcome to the Real World here, but today just might be your lucky day, because we're giving away one book! Enter below and make sure you follow us on Instagram for your chance to win. Increase your odds by following us on TwitterFacebook, and Pinterest, and like Lauren Berger on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Jess & Jill

Monday, April 21, 2014


A really long time ago I bought this striped dress, waiting for the appropriate time to wear it. Due to my issues with hoarding, it found a place in the back of my closet, easily forgotten about through these Chicago winters. That was until it came time to pack for my Costa Rica trip.

We spent the last part of our trip in San Jose (more on that later) and my brother's girlfriend's family (who we stayed with) has the cutest houses with the most beautiful gardens. I could spend forever sitting outside with a cup of tea, in my floppy hat, which I feel should be the official attire for Costa Rica. And the extra added bonus was the trampoline they had in their backyard. 

Moral of the story? Despite what A&E says, hoarding can be helpful. Don't listen to everything you hear on television.

I'm wearing a Liquid dress, hat from Loehmann's, Kate Spade Saturday sunglasses, and Nine West sandals. Photos are by Adam Badlotto.

And for the most fun part of the whole day...

With yesterday's beautiful weather, let's hope I'll be able to pull this dress out again soon!

x Jill

Sunday, April 20, 2014


Happy Easter, everyone!

We hope you enjoy this beautiful Sunday with your friends and family!

Photo via shopLAYOUTLINES.

Jess & Jill

Friday, April 18, 2014


If I told you my biggest beauty secret was a blue, plastic pot filled with water that I stuck up my nose, you'd probably think I was crazy.

Well, I am. But it works.

Genetics has so lovingly gifted me dark circles, and while coverup works wonders for what I can't change, I've learned that some of it is due to my allergies. You can always tell when I'm suffering from the weather or when my dog's shedding has gotten the best of me, by heavy darkness surrounding my eyes. My mom, who suffers from sinus issues, had introduced me to a Neti Pot to help. My first reaction... You want me to put that up my nose?!?!

If you're unfamiliar, you fill a Neti Pot with a packet of saline solution, add water (distilled is the best), and then shake it up. The spout goes to one nostril and you tilt your head, letting the water go from one nostril through the other, switching sides halfway through. After the first time I reluctantly tried it, I was instantly hooked. It's changed my life for the better and besides the fact that I can actually breathe (yay!) and don't deal with allergy headaches anymore (double yay!) it's significantly helped with my dark circles.

Sticking something up my nose that works on my health and beauty? I can get down with that.

via Health Unlimited.

Have you ever tried a Neti Pot?

x Jill

Thursday, April 17, 2014


We're not ashamed one bit to admit that when it comes to our favorite denim shirts, we're repeat outfit offenders. Unfortunately, with all that use, sometimes you have to retire your favorite pieces. Jess's shirt is looking a little rough, and Jill is mourning the loss of her favorite after it bit the dust. (R.I.P.) 

We're both on the hunt for new ones, and luckily, we found some good-looking contenders!

Do you have a favorite denim shirt?

Jess & Jill

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Yesterday, we shared the first part of our love affair with Bridal Spring 2015, and today we're closing things out with Part II. Check out more of our favorites (because what girl doesn't like to wedding dress shop?) below!

All photos via BRIDES.

Which dresses are you in love with?

Jess & Jill
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