monogrammed case

I thought we had turned a corner with the weather in Chicago, but the past weekend proved me wrong with all the rain and wind!

As we navigate the back and forth transition I’ve had a few staple pieces with me, the first being my favorite JCrew coat that’s perfect for those cooler days. It’s unfortunately out of stock now since the height of the winter season is over, but it comes back each year – so keep your eye out this fall!

monogrammed case

Two more recent items I’ve picked up are not only stylish, but so functional – my new Nike Roshe kicks and a gorgeous phone case from SOFRANCISCO.

I’m always a fan of white, especially when it comes to casual shoes. I swear by my white converse, but was wanting for another relaxed look I could wear all spring and summer. Not only is the Roshe line so comfortable, it honestly just makes me feel instantly 10 times cooler than I am.

monogrammed case

Now about this new phone case. I feel like a fresh case almost makes you feel like you got a new phone, right? Well, my scratched plastic one was on quite the downhill trajectory, so this classic looking beauty has me very happy.

You guys know I’m all about unique finds, so when SOFRANCISCO reached out to me about their pieces crafted from soft, hand-picked Italian leather I was definitely excited. Each case offers a different color block combination – isn’t the blue and cream combo cool?

monogrammed case

monogrammed case

I think the major reason this accessory is so special to me is because it’s the first item I have with my new monogram since marrying E last fall! I’ve already talked about how changing my last name on social was a surreal experience. It was kind of another crazy first seeing these three letters printed in person.

I love it.

monogrammed case

SOF offers complimentary monogramming on any piece, which I really think makes the case a mark of pride or a meaningful gift.

Now I know we’re all like wow, super cute but like does it protect the goods?? The case is very lightweight, but feels very durable. My phone snaps in securely so I know I can look good, but feel good too – because let’s be real, phones aren’t cheap!

Now seems about a good time as any to share when the cool factor of my Nike kicks started getting to my head…

monogrammed case

CoatSimilar| Sweater (similar) | Leggings | Shoes | Purse | Case

Interested in snagging a case for yourself or a loved one?? SOFRANCISCO has been so kind and wants to offer my amazing readers 30% off with the discount code DAYSBYDAY.

Happy Wednesday, friends! We’ve made it halfway through the week – now who else is counting down to tacos and margs for Cinco de Mayo??

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Thanks to SOFRANCISCO for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own. 

All photos taken + owned by Benavides Photography (Thanks, E!). In Chi and need a photographer? Send a note his way!

camel colored beauty

I remember being told having just a couple jackets in Chicago wouldn’t be enough, and I definitely believe that now. You actually need a palette of options for all the different weather combos.

Indecisive weather? Sounds a little like Texas.

Anyway, I have been set with my big puffer jacket this winter. Thankfully, it’s not that puffy, but I wanted a classy looking counterpart for trips or events. Not looking to sacrifice warmth, but still wanting to look good, ya know?

Cue this camel colored beauty from JCrew. The coat meets all the requirements! Like I said, being warm was my main concern, but this jacket is actually 80% wool blend – aka it will do the job.

camel colored beauty

It’s called the Stadium Wool Coat. The coat comes in a variety of colors, but i chose to get it in sandstone. Camel just sounds like a cuter color to me though, so I’m going with that.

The texture is so soft, and still feels reliable. I love the gorgeous stitching and the gold zipper adds pretty detail. It’s actually a double zipper. I recently was taught that it’s so you can pull the bottom one up when sitting to bring your coat around, so you don’t have to get it dirty. Amazing!

Still new to this whole winter thing, what can I say?

camel colored beauty

camel colored beauty

camel colored beauty

This reversible Nordstrom tote is the perfect work bag and transfers seamlessly into weekend errands. I can’t find the cranberry/cognac mix I have anymore, but two more beautiful options with this pretty brown found here.

Forever 21 booties were such a steal last fall. Similar here and here. Give me alll the boots.

camel colored beauty

Hope you’re staying cozy out there wherever you are, friends! What are some favorite fashion finds keeping you warm this season??

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