• dog-rescue

    Rescuing My Dog Really Rescued Me

    After our move from the city the first thing the girls asked was – Can we get a dog now? It’s been 7 years since the sweet dog I adopted from the SPCA while living in Dallas passed away. Jasmin came into my life just before I turned 30 and became my first child. That […] Read more…

  • Fall Trends with CBS Chicago

    Fall Trends with CBS Chicago

    Hey friends incase you missed my segment on CBS Chicago for Fall Trends for Beauty, Fashion & Home Decor with Marissa Bailey, here’s a recap and list of all the items featured. Thanks to Kie & Kate Boutique, Vera Bradley and Carousel Florist for participating. Beauty: Transitioning from a summer glow, we’re focusing on clean & […] Read more…


  • Fall Shoe Trends DSW

    Fall Shoe Trend Try On Party with DSW

    What is it about the change in season that makes me crave new shoes? When fall rolls in I can’t get enough of over the knee boots, every style of bootie in leather and suede. This year I’m crushing on chic sneakers and peep toe booties. DSW is one of my all time favorite destinations for keeping up […] Read more…

  • 5 Tips for Hiring a Stylist

    As much as I love fashion – shoes, handbags, dresses – you name it I want it, the process of shopping is not my jam. I loathe going to department stores and digging through racks upon racks that take so much time. I tend to wait until there’s an event or special occasion to shop […] Read more…


  • DIY Coconut Rose Oil Conditioner Tutorial

    Coconut Rose Oil Conditioner Tutorial

    You guys know how much I love essential oils and let’s not forget April’s popular 9 beauty uses for coconut oil. This got pinned 95 times! So when I found a recipe that combines both to create a Coconut Rose Oil Conditioner, I just had to share. I am truly obsessed with coconut oil. In addition […] Read more…

  • Chemical Free Hair Products for Kids SoCozy Hair Care

    Chemical-Free Hair Products for Kids: SoCozy now in CVS

    Thank you SoCozy for sponsoring this post. I love that my oldest daughter is finally at the age where she’s interested in caring for her own hair. After a recent trip to the salon where she begged for a cute bob, it became obvious it was time she learned how to style her hair at home and […] Read more…


  • glutenfree-snacks

    Why I Went Gluten-Free

    If you’ve been reading So Chic Life for awhile you may already know I went gluten-free by following the Paleo diet but here’s a quick refresher. In grad school I lost 25 pounds after cutting out processed food and having so many issues with with hormone imbalance and adrenal fatigue, I’ve realized along the way that my […] Read more…

  • Making breakfast a little more exciting with oatmeal banana smoothie bowls paired with goodnessknows snack squares!

    Oatmeal Banana Smoothie Bowl

    Have you seen the back to school posts on Facebook this week? Where the heck did summer go?? Not that I’m complaining but we’ve been having ourselves a good ole time hanging at the pool, staying up late, eating more than our fair share of ice cream and just having fun. Now it’s time to start […] Read more…