loving lately.

happy monday, my december is off to a great start! 
h and i had our staycation date this weekend at the Radisson Blu downtown, the room was gorgeous and i didn't want to leave! the location was super convenient too! we were able to walk to dinner and a movie. we saw catching fire, which i thought was better than the first movie (although the ending was really bizarre... SPOILER: it was really awkward to have a close-up of Jennifer Lawrence trying to look angry/confused). i kept comparing hunger games to divergent while i was watching  the movie (i just finished the divergent books and i was underwhelmed by the last book). i am back on team hunger games and thankful to h who sat through the 2.5 hr movie...he isn't really a YA fan.

i have also done a little shopping for myself (and others!) this month, here are some of my favorite purchases:
i bought some really cute shirts from jcrew factory online- including this polka dot top and the lace top i featured in last week's friday's fancies. i have my eye on this plaid shirt (but it's never in stock in my size!) i also scooped up the linen merci tee from jcrew since it went on sale. 

i found the perfect tory burch fall flats on sale at shopbop the other week. the flats are tan suede with pretty gold signature medallions.

i am tempted to buy a pair of d'orsay flats (piperlime is having a huge sale on shoes, 40% off flats, 40% off pumps, 25% off boots with the code SHOES).

and i am still loving my 'joan of arctic' sorel boots from last year. these things are weather-proof - i wore them all last winter and they can take on wet, snowy, cold chicago winters. i'm not looking forward to that kind of weather but at least my feet will be dry and warm! 

what are you loving lately? 


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  1. LOVE this little roundup Jillian. Off to a great start indeed! :) Love your new layout too!

  2. I really want a pair of TB flats–that tan leather is classic!

  3. Great round up - love those Tory Burch flats!

    I haven't seen Catching Fire yet - perhaps this week sometime. Have you seen the article on all the ways Peeta messes up on Huffington Post? It's hiiiilarious. http://www.vulture.com/2013/11/catching-fire-all-the-times-peeta-messes-up.html

    Isn’t That Charming.

    1. Oops - I meant that the article is on "Vulture", not Huffington Post. :)

  4. I loved Catching Fire too. Long, but good. And I have been eyeing that plaid top. Love it!

  5. I love everything you picked! Those boots look so nice and warm:) I loved Catching Fire, too. I wish there wasn't so long of a wait until the next movie. They sure keep us in anticipation:)

  6. That polka dot blouse is just divine–but with SF's cold snap and our insulation-free apartment, I've been really into flannels and silk pjs!

  7. I love those TB flats!

  8. Cute purchases. Loved the 2nd HG book so I'm sure the movie was really good too. WANT those Tory flats!

  9. I have those same Sorels and I love them! They're perfect for snowy winter weather! :)

  10. i think i need those Sorels- cute and do the job in the winter!

  11. Great picks! I love the merci tee. I'm thinking about diy-ing the ones that have ooh la la on the chest. Those are adorable.

  12. Your staycation sounds wonderful and I love your picks. The flats look totally perfect and I really want that tee now. Muah


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