Crop Top

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I bought this pencil skirt and crop top combo at Nordstrom a few weeks ago and I couldn’t wait to wear it! This was my first attempt at the crop top/high waist look and I loved it! It felt really 90s yet modern at the same time. This is definitely a look I’m excited to try again! It’s perfect for a night out on the town! I’m also slightly obsessed with this new lip color! I walked into the Saks Fifth Ave on Michigan Ave on a whim while I was in Chicago and there was an amazing make up artist there who showed me this (and multiple variations of this) color. She was really patient with me while I made a decision and chose just one but she was also super helpful and knowledgeable! I owe my obsession totally to her!
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Thank you Lexie and Ty! We had such a great time!
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skirt- Nordstrom, top- Leith via Nordstrom, heels- Michael Kors (similar), blazer- Madewell, bag- Rebecca Minkoff, lips- Nars lip pencil in damned via Saks Fifth Avenue, nails- OPI you don’t know Jacques, rings- Nordstrom & Forever 21

Have a great day everyone! Thanks for reading!

❤Britt

Chicago

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The above two photos are of the gorgeous spa at the Dana Hotel. I had a manicure and a facial there (actually, scheduling a manicure was the first thing I did after breakfast on Friday to unwind a little before wandering around near our hotel for the afternoon) and both were amazing! The staff was very accommodating and knowledgeable and the atmosphere was so relaxing that I felt so much better as soon as I walked in the doors!
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I snapped a picture of the sign explaining this really cool house… I knew I’d forget what I’d read once I walked away!
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The church that we could see from our hotel room up a little closer.
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A museum on Erie.
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Michigan Ave… such a cool building!
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Chicago definitely has some pretty awesome architecture…these last two photos were taken from Michigan Ave.
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The Trump boasts some of the best views of the river from their rooftop bar (the staff was sweet and let us go outside to take in the view even though  they had to close because of the high winds). Unbelievable.
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How awesome is this?!
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Guiliana and Bill Rancic’s restaurant, RPM. We had the best food there! It was honestly better than anything I’ve had in a long, long time!

The second night for dinner we went to a Mexican restaurant called Mercadito, which also had really good food but it was really crowded so I didn’t want to whip out my camera and annoy the other people there. Then we went to a really awesome whiskey bar that was set up like a speak easy… I would have liked to spend some more time there, too, but I couldn’t keep my eyes open so poor Joe had to take me home 🙁

Chicago is a really cool city that I feel like I didn’t get to explore nearly enough! I definitely want to go back sometime soon!

❤Britt

Travel Uniform

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As much as I like to be comfortable when I travel, I also want to look somewhat put together. It usually happens that when I look a mess, I run into someone I know so I try to avoid being caught off guard (I do still love my sweatpants, I just have been making an effort not to wear them out as often). I also almost always wear this blazer or my J.Crew navy schoolboy blazer and a scarf over whatever top I decide to wear (usually according to the season) because they go with everything, add polish to any look (including what I’m wearing on the plane), and because a blazer takes up a lot of room in my bag so it’s easier to just wear it there. Do you have a travel uniform or what do you like to wear when you travel?
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jeans- Paige Denim, tee- J.Crew, blazer- Madewell, flats- Sam Edelman, belt- J.Crew, scarf- Anthropologie, sunglasses- Ray-Ban

Happy Tuesday everyone! I definitely did not get everything done that I needed to yesterday (as usual) so I’m exactly ready to start my week yet but so it goes… I’ll just keep adding to the to do list 🙂

❤Britt

Nautical

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Even though this top is red and blue striped, I feel like it is one of those wear with (almost) anything tops. It pairs really well with skinny jeans (remember way back when I wore it here?), you can dress it up (see here) or dress it down like I did here. I really like the nautical vibe that I got by pairing it with these navy polka dotted shorts with the buttons lining the pockets and my Sperrys. This was a perfect look for me to say goodbye to our last weekend of summer in Maryland (and perfect for the boating town where we stay!)!
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shorts- J.Crew (similar), top- Anthropologie (similar), shoes- Sperry Top-Sider, bag- South Moon Under (similar), sunglasses- Ray-Ban

I hope you all had a lovely weekend! Did you do anything exciting? We opted not to go to New York for the day yesterday mostly because we’ve just had way too much going on lately but I’ve been following along through Instagram of some of my favorite bloggers that are there, like Mara from M Loves M (so bummed I didn’t get to meet her yesterday at the RewardStyle party!) and Julia from Gal Meets Glam!

Happy Monday everyone… back to the grind 🙂

❤Britt

A Pirate Flag and an Island Girl

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These are the perfect summer shorts, especially when worn spending the weekend in a fishing/boating town. I love the bright violet hue of this sweater and the bright pink belt makes it pop even more. This is one of my favorite color combinations: pink, purple, and blue! They remind me of twilight, my favorite time of the day (next to the morning).
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Also, here are some of the pictures from Pirates and Wenches Weekend in Rock Hall, Maryland this past weekend!
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Three pretty convincing pirates, don’t you think? The theme of Joe’s parent’s house this year was “a pirate flag and an island girl.”
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All of the boats fly pirate flags!
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This is usually the extent of my dressing up… I’m not always big on costumes.
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Such a pretty view!

shorts- J. Crew (similar), sweater- Wet Seal, flats- Sam Edelman, belt- J. Crew, necklace- Premier (a gift from my Mom), bracelet- a gift from my sister from Croatia, sunglasses- Ray-Ban

Follow me on Instagram and Twitter for additional photos! Also make sure to follow along on Bloglovin’ to keep up to date with all things Lizzie and Jane! Thanks so much for reading!

❤Britt

Vieta Abroad


I seriously took this Vieta Fashion tote with me everywhere on our trip to Ireland. It was perfect because it was big enough to use as a carry on bag (it fit everything that I wanted to take on the plane with ease… which, truth be told, was a ridiculous amount of stuff) but it was also perfect to take for a night out or out for a day trip (once I took out everything I didn’t need)! I also love the fact that it is tan and white… perfect for summer and the perfect accessory to my somewhat nautical themed outfit here. Their bags are also super affordable, which is really nice 🙂




jeans- Paige Denim, sweatshirt- J. Crew, blazer- J. Crew, flats- Sam Edelman, watch- Fossil (similar), tote- c/o Vieta Fashion, sunglasses- Ray-Ban, necklace- C. Wonder

Have a great day everyone! It’s almost Friday 🙂 Do you have any plans for the weekend yet?

❤Britt

Ireland, Part 4: Dublin


This is Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel in Killiney, County Dublin. It was very cool (very castle-like) and also just a short walk from the town of Dalkey (which was very convenient for going out to dinner and catching the train into the city).

Dalkey Castle- we didn’t get to go in for the tour because it closed too early for us to be able to make it but it was a pretty sight to see!

We had one of the best meals of our entire trip here at The Queen’s Bar (we also had a lot of wine here because they had an awesome special all night: half off bottles of wine)!

Me and Tara at Trinity College in Dublin waiting in line to see the Book of Kells. Amazing. The history contained in this building was astounding. As an English major, I always love going into museums and libraries, especially old libraries, but to see this centuries old book still preserved was absolutely incredible. 

I asked Joe to take this picture while we were on the double-decker tour bus because of the gorgeous stained glass!

This is Christ’s Church… it’s huge… and really old and also pretty amazing! This picture was also taken from the top level of the bus on our way to St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

This is the front of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, founded in 1191 and restored by Benjamin Guinness from 1860-1865.


It was hard to get over the enormity of this Church! 


I forgot that, although I’m sure I learned this when I read Gulliver’s Travels in high school, Jonathan Swift was the Dean of St. Patrick’s Cathedral for some time so his final resting place was really cool to see (if somewhat unexpected)!




At the Guinness Storehouse learning how to pour the perfect pint of Guinness! I think that this was one of Joe’s favorite parts of the trip!




At the St. James’s Gate outside the brewery.

This last batch was harder to edit because there were so many really cool pictures we took of St. Patrick’s Cathedral… and it is so large that each picture was totally different and showed an entirely new aspect of the Church. However, as this is the last of my Ireland mini photo series (a bittersweet moment for me!), I hope you enjoyed the change of pace and scenery! I loved sharing it with you! Thanks for being patient with my posts and for following along!

❤Britt

Orange Pop

 
I wore this outfit for a night out on the town in Galway. I love pairing brights with brights so, since I had to pack neutral basics so that they would go with whatever I brought, I paired this orange ruffle top with some fuchsia lipstick (I love bright pinks and oranges together… especially with navy!)! I was also able to add my bright yellow Kate Spade bag because of the different colors in the floral pattern.





pants- J. Crew, top- BCBG (similar), blazer- J. Crew, belt- J. Crew, flats- Sam Edelman, bag- Kate Spade, bracelet- J. Crew, sunglasses- Ray-Ban, earrings- Tiffany & Co., lips- Bobbi Brown in Cosmic Raspberry

This picture of me with my mother-in-law and sister-in-law was taken at The King’s Head. We had so much fun there (they had some really cool live music… interestingly enough, I think we heard the song Wagon Wheel at least 3 times in Galway!)!

Have a lovely day and thanks for reading 🙂

❤Britt 

Ireland, Part 3: Galway


Here we are on day 4 on our way to Galway (almost a 3 hour drive from Donegal). The above photo and the 2 below are from Sligo, where we followed signs for a waterfall on a whim. Lucky we did because the views were nothing less than spectacular. Here we are at the bottom of the mountains (we were quite literally in a mountain valley) looking out onto a lake… and some more sheep… and from here we walked up to the waterfall. This was also the first time I’ve seen a waterfall (in person, at least)!  



This picture (above) was from our second stop on our drive to Galway in Crossmolina, where Joe’s mother’s family is from originally.

Finally in Galway! These next few photos are from what they call the Latin (or Spanish) quarter. It was really cool with bars, restaurants, and shops lining the streets. I think Joe and I could have spent a week here and have been perfectly content! We had a really good time just walking around and going from place to place checking out the local pubs. We ate dinner at The King’s Head on our first night there. 


This is the Spanish arch, built in 1584. It is all that remains of a 16th century bastion added to the town’s walls for extra protection. 


Yes, there is a pub called Monroe’s in Galway. Yes, we went in and had a drink and took multiple pictures here 🙂 We also met a really interesting man named Declan there… he told us some really neat stories that I won’t soon forget!

This picture (above) is from a little more than halfway up the mountain on our drive to see the Cliffs of Moher. It was really cool to look out from this point because from here, you were able to see and identify all of the major landmarks in the area (with the help of the sign/map that was staked into the ground for just this purpose). 

These pictures are from the Cliffs of Moher… one of the most amazing sights I’ve ever seen. 




This view is from the top of O’Brien’s tower and the photo below is a full view of the tower itself. 




This photo and the one below are from our third hotel, Glen Lo Abbey Hotel. 

Thank you guys for being so amazing and letting me share this with you. It means so much to me to have you following along! I hope you all had a great weekend! Joe and I spent the weekend catching up with friends and doing some much needed shopping!

I’m so not ready for it to be Monday but here it is anyway… so Happy Monday 🙂

❤Britt 

Black, White, and Blue


I wore this dress on our first night in Donegal when we went to a really nice dinner at our hotel. The long sleeves and heavier material of this dress made it perfect for a June night in Ireland (I didn’t even need tights!). I paired it with my gold glitter Sam Edelman flats (1. because I didn’t bring heels and 2. because Sam Edelman makes unbelievably comfortable flats and we did a ton of walking while we were there) and a long necklace with pops of color to brighten up the dress… after all, it was June, even if the weather didn’t feel like it for us.




These pictures are from our first night in Galway. It was a really nice day, but even so I still needed longer sleeves and my navy blazer (which, by the way, is the perfect travel companion). I love the combination of yellow and blue so this outfit felt very natural for me, though it was noticeably brighter than what everyone else was wearing walking around town… as usual 🙂 Again, I added some Sam Edelman flats for comfort and a statement necklace and my yellow Kate Spade bag to liven up the look.



outfit 1: dress- Anthropologie (similar), flats- Sam Edelman, necklace- Express (old but I also love this), bracelet- J. Crew
outfit 2: pants- J. Crew (on sale!), top- J. Crew (similar), blazer- J. Crew, belt- J. Crew, flats- Sam Edelman, bag- Kate Spade, watch- Fossil (similar), sunglasses- Ray-Ban

I know Friday is normally reserved for recipe posts but I just haven’t had any time to bake since we’ve been home… and I have so many pictures I want to share with you guys from our trip [that I’d like to have posted before July (said she in just a slightly sarcastic tone… in all seriousness though, I don’t want to be talking your ear off about Ireland for too long lest you get really bored of me!)]!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Any exciting plans?

❤Britt