Tiger Print Blouse (the cardigan is sold out)
Neptune faux fur clutch (Use code STYLEDJ25 to save $25 on your order)
I haven’t shared a subscription box review in a while, but this one from Fab Fit Fun was well worth the wait.
Shipped quarterly, each seasonal box costs $49.99 for more than $300 worth of swag, including everything from jewelry, clothing and accessories to beauty and makeup and lifestyle products. What I love about their seasonal shipments is that I receive an amazing box of goodies that set me up with a fresh does of accessories, makeup and decor to breath a little fresh life into my wardrobe, makeup routine or home.
I just read that this box is already selling out, so if you like what you see make sure to order yours soon. Plus, get yours for only $39.99 by ordering it here and entering code HARVEST.
Everything you need to feel renewed this fall!
One of my favorite items is this gorgeous scarf from Mer-Sea & Co. It’s very soft and the subtle ombré detailing is very pretty and unique. When you’re not wearing it, it doubles as the perfect throw for a bed or arm chair.
Let me know which products were your favorite!
Andrew and I celebrated our sixth wedding anniversary with a weekend stay downtown Chicago. What’s better than a staycation in your hometown?! While we had originally planned for a brief warm-weather Caribbean excursion, we opted to stay closer to home given the recent weather conditions.
Mother Nature surprised us with temps rivaling the Caribbean (with record-breaking temps in the 90s!) complete with a resort-quality stay at the Ritz Carlton Chicago. We didn’t know that it had just re-opened last month after a complete remodel, but our expectations were blown away with the quality of our accommodations that I had to share a little love about our stay here on the blog.
Happy hour, anyone?! How fun is this bar!
The service was impeccable, the food was impressive, the spa services were luxurious and the new lobby space, complete with an Italian restaurant, bar, coffee lounge and rooftop deck, were gorgeous spaces complete with lush velvet decor, modern lighting and Italian marble.
If you live and work downtown Chicago, add the Ritz to your list of spots for a meeting location or happy hour. For my fellow bloggers always on the look out for new photos locales or blogger meet-ups, the lobby on the 12th floor will not disappoint.
We celebrated another milestone year and will always remember our luxe staycation at the Ritz Carlton Chicago. For my Chicago readers, who else has some fabulous staycation recommendations?
Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall! As we head into Labor Day Weekend, I can’t help but think about changing over my closets to prepare for cooler weather here in Chicago.
Fuzzy sweaters. Puffy vests. Cozy scarves. Worn-in jeans. And a classic fall look isn’t complete without a pair of comfortable boots. Thanks to my friends at Jambu & Co. I was gifted these gorgeous tie-up leather and suede boots to take for a test drive. The Burch boot is such a versatile shoe which I’ll wear with anything from jeans and a sweater to a dress with leggings. As an added bonus, the outer sole is water resistant and the footbed is made of cushy, comfy Memory foam. These aren’t your typical fashion shoe, but a very high-quality shoe that’s also good to your feet. GIVEAWAY! Jambu & Co. will gift a free pair of shoes of choice to one lucky The Style Du Jour reader! All you have to do is follow me on Instagram (@thestyledujour) and make sure to follow the prompts in my post on September 7 (mark this date, don’t forget!) If you want to get to shopping before then, make sure to use code DUJOUR17 to save 10% on any full priced item through September 21. A comfortable boot is a must-have closet staple for fall and these Burch boots, with a stacked heel and lace-up ties, are the perfect combination of classic with a modern twist. And don’t forget – you could get your hands on my boots or any shoe of your choice for free by entering my Instagram giveaway on September 7. Until then…Happy Labor Day weekend! XO, Emily
When I add a new piece of clothing to my closet I consider the versatility of the apparel first. Can I wear it for more than one season? Is the color versatile to style with other prints already in my closet? Can I dress it up for evening events as well as throw it on for a day running around with the kids?
One type of dress that fits the above criteria is a maxi dress. Beyond versatility, it’s flattering and comfortable to wear. It’s also one of my favorite pieces to transition from hot summer to crisp fall days.
Here are two ways to extend the life of your summer maxi dress into fall:
Pair a wrap-style maxi dress, like this Emma White Multi Floral Maxi Dress from Tobi* (currently sold out, but here is a similar style from Tobi) with a pair of fringed denim and a block heel sandal or bootie. A flowy maxi dress adds a feminine touch to a casual jean. If you’re a mom of little ones like me, wearing pants under your dress is also out of necessity!
Pair a breezy slip-style maxi dress, like Imagine This Mauve Maxi Dress from Tobi* with casual fall layers like a thin turtleneck (like this one I’m wearing from Amazon Fashion) and a cozy bomber-style jacket. Add a pair of sneakers or dress up with a block heel or flat mule shoe and a fun handbag (like my favorite vintage Fendi handbag I purchased in Italy fourteen years ago – more about that another day!)
Also, don’t be too quick to pack away your shorter summer dresses. Pair jeans and a colorful boot with a shift dress (like this Plunging Shift Dress from Tobi*) to extend the life of your little summer frocks.
Which is your favorite dress from Tobi for transitioning into fall?
*I was gifted these dresses from Tobi in exchange for sharing them on The Style Du Jour. All styling opinions and thoughts are my own.*
The four sibs. My parents were crazy for having four kids in six years (!!) But I’m sure glad they did. <3
Missing two important people in this photo though, Maggie and Andrew!
Last weekend, my family traveled to Toronto for my dear cousin’s wedding. It was a gorgeous day filled with laughter, love, dancing and tons of food topped off with a Portuguese seafood feast at midnight.
This Few Moda dress from Neiman Marcus was the perfect summer party dress to take me from the ceremony to the seafood buffet (although I ended up wearing another outfit earlier in the day for the church ceremony, just for the fun of it). It’s wedding appropriate with delicate detailing and a midi length skirt, but it’s comfortable fit and cute side pockets make it playful and perfect for dancing the night away.
Playing up the on-trend pairing of girly pink and fiery red, I played up this pretty pink with a matte red lip. I especially love a matte color because it stays put after enjoying a five-course meal and some cocktails.
Anyone else enjoying the weddings of family and friends this summer? If so, remember to give Few Moda gowns a look for truly elegant and on-trend dresses.
P.S. Speaking of weddings, in need of some fresh shower and wedding gift ideas? My next post will share some creative and thoughtful artisan gifts from one of my favorite gifting sites. Stay tuned!