whatever you do, dont stop.

when i told my boyfriend (H) i was going to start blogging he was unbelievably supportive- offering up suggestions and lots of encouragement. so thank you bebe- this ones for youz::

dont stop what you do. i wont stop loving you. because i like the things you do. whatever you do, dont stop....

love song + cheese = super cheesy, but that is our favorite commercial to sing along to.... and i DO have a special place in my heart (and fridge) for la vache qui rit (laughing cow cheese). 

much love- jcd


fall favorites.

the weather is changing in chicago and its getting chiller every day.. horray that means sweaters, cords, boots and fancy wool coats!

on my fall wishlist: 

calvin klein coat_macys
love love the color (oatmeal) and collar
on sale for $199.00 (originally $325.00!)

also considering... 
Mango Wool Mix Button Military Coat in Navy_Asos $219.00
Pleated Swing Coat_Asos $118.00 sold out in camel- 
but the navy or grey are worth checking out.
Double Cloth Colletta Coat in dark plum_Jcrew $298.00 the plum color is beautiful...
Pins & Needles Ruffle Front Lady Coat_Urban Outfitters $138.00 just enough ruffle



time to dress like an adult.

i have worked in downtown chicago for almost three years now and i have yet to feel like a real "grown-up". the last time i wore a blazer (along with the rest of the suit) was at an interview. while my office does have a casual dress-code i feel the need to step away from the cardigan and try something a little more corporate:: here's my favorite option that's far less stuffy than your typical structured jacket: 

wool jersey-dry clean only.
available in heather charcoal or urban grey

additional styles and budget friendly options: 
pique blazer with elbow patches_zara love love the color & buttons $129
sabrina herringbone shawl collar jacket_Banana Republic  great detail- on sale for $99.00


chilly city.

 what do chilly willy and mike ditka have in common? 
they live in chicago on milwaukee avenue circa summer 2010

i love this city and all of it's crazy random wall murals.


all you need is love.

this month i have been reminded true love really DOES exist and marriages DO have the capability to last for years:: i have had the pleasure of celebrating multiple milestones-- my gma&gpa d's 60th wedding anniversary, gma&gpa h's 50th anniversary (pictured above), and my parents 30th! these couples were lucky enough to find love and determined enough to make it work- i am blessed to have such inspiring role models in my life. 


hello world.

hello world.
after much thought i am officially entering the blog-world.
cornflake dreams will be a collection of all the pretty [interesting] things in life that have the ability to catch my attention :: design, art, architecture, fashion, green-living, life & love. 
enjoy & please do not hesitate to comment and share your thoughts/ideas.

ps i will do my very best to avoid too much of the pretty & keep it real
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