Long Meadow RanchEveryday Cuvée


Michael and I are spending Thanksgiving in Wine Country and couldn’t be happier to be back in one of our favorite spots for the holiday.

Long Meadow Ranch | Everyday Cuvée Travels

Napa Valley holds a special place in our hearts as we visited the area on our engagement trip and stayed at Hotel Yountville. Not only do we love the wine that is unique to the region, we love the food.

Farmstead at Long Meadow Ranch in St. Helena has been on our list of restaurants to dine at and it did not disappoint. We shared small plates as to try more dishes and loved the Cheddar Biscuits, Artichoke Heart, and Beet Salad.

After lunch we walked the surrounding grounds to restaurant which are beautiful and contain an outdoor café, farmer’s market, general store and even some lawn games. It’s worth sticking around for!

Patterned Cardigan Sweater (under $35), Suede Boots (on sale – additional color here), Prada Sunglasses, Distressed Jeans,Ivory Blouse, Crossbody Bag (on sale)

I’ll be sharing more of our travels soon and of course, all of the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales coming up! If you haven’t seen my Gift Guide, check it now!

Neutral Fall Outfit


My new gig requires me to look both professional and stylish at the same time because I am meeting with clients who look to our team as fashion experts.

Blending black, white and grey creates a neutral fall outfit that can be used as inspiration to create a new look for every day of the week. Keep reading for 5 days of neutral fall outfit blends!

Day 1 Blend: Black Bouclé Coat + White Skirt (similar) + Grey Sweater

Day 2 Blend: Black Ankle-Grazer Leggings + White Sweater + Grey Sweater Coat

Day 3 Blend: Black Sleeveless Jacket + White Sweater Tunic + Grey Leather Legging

Day 4 Blend: Black Wool Blend Wrap Coat + White Oxford + Long Grey Dress

Day 5 Blend: Black Sweater Dress + White Turtleneck + Grey Sweater Coat

Black Bouclé Coat, Gray Sweater, White Skirt (similar), Ray-Ban Aviators, Kendra Scott Ring, Splendid Booties

Before I sign off…have you seen the Shopbop suprise sale? There are so many amazing pieces 40% off for three days only including this stunning fringe skirt, leather bucket bag and Clare V. foldover clutch. Let me know if you find any other good buys!

Luxury Garage Sale


When I started Everyday Cuvée, part of my focus was showing how to mix the best everyday staples with those splurge-worthy items every one craves. That iconic CHANEL bag. Timeless Hermès scarf. Vintage Louis Vuitton luggage.

Finding a trusted source for those hard to find items can be daunting. Enter Chicago’s own Luxury Garage Sale (LGS). LGS specializes in high-end consignment of fashion’s iconic luxury brands, including CHANEL, Hermès, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Céline.

I am thrilled to announce that I have begun working with Luxury Garage Sale (LGS) as part of their Client Relations Team.

As part of my role, I am looking for both individuals and stylists who are looking to consign. Breathe new life into your closet (and your wallet) by parting with those items you no longer wear (see a list of our designers*).

We provide a complete white glove service-we will help you select which items will sell, authenticate and price them for optimal resale value, and handle all the logistics (from pickup to payment). Interested? Email me at courtney@luxurygaragesale.com to get started!

Looking for a special piece? If you’re in Chicago or Dallas, we welcome you to stop in to our retail locations to browse a curated selection, but our full inventory is also shoppable online here and here.

Leather Jacket (similar), Chanel Computer Bag (from Luxury Garage Sale), Pleated Skirt (blue version), Karen Walker Sunglasses, Pavé Ring, Red Nail Polish

Contact me to consign: courtney@luxurygaragesale.com

How to Wear Leather Leggings


In the past couple years, leather leggings have become a serious wardrobe staple for fashion girls and it is a trend I fully support.

My “dream-self” would like to purchase a pair by Vince, but my “real-self” informs that these are not in the budget. But since I’m not one to let a little price tag stand in the way of fashion, I was happy to see a friend sporting this stylish and budget-friendly, leather-legging that I have to purchase.

During the day, blend leather leggings with an oversized knit sweater, suede smoking loafers and a roomy black tote for a cute, casual look.

During the night, blend leather leggings with a fringe cardigan sweater, heeled boot and backpack for a trendy, out-on-the-town look.

The icing on the fabulous, leather cake? All of the items pictured here are under $100!

Faux Leather Leggings, Scarf, Sweater, Tote Bag, Suede Loafers, Hat, Fringe Sweater, Black Suede Boots, Backpack

Buffalo Plaid Jacket


This black and white Buffalo Plaid Jacket has been a staple in my wardrobe since last year so I was super excited to see it still available this season.

I’ve dressed it up with black pants and dressed it down with leggings, but my favorite way to wear it is with jeans and a floppy hat  for a cute, casual look for cruising around Chicago.

The heavyweight material, leather trim around the edges and black leather belt make this coat look way more expensive that its $30 price tag. Trust me, you won’t regret the investment!

Buffalo Plaid Jacket, Camel Floppy Hat, Boyfriend Jeans (similar), Black Booties, Black Cat Eye Sunglasses, Green Stone Necklace

Field Jacket


Since last year, I have been wanting a Field Jacket from J. Crew but I stalled way too long and missed the opportunity to buy one, nonetheless wear it before the cold temperatures set in for winter.

So, this year I was armed and ready to buy one and went back and forth between the one from J. Crew and the more-affordable option from J. Crew Factory.

The J. Crew field jacket had a slightly thicker material then the jacket from the Factory store, but other than that they look exactly the same. So, the cheaper version won out for me and I couldn’t be happier with it. For reference, I am wearing a Petite because the sleeves fit better.

I love to blend my Field Jacket with a gingham shirt, sweater for layering and quilted duck boots for a classic fall ensemble.

Army Green Field Jacket

Field Jacket (alternate version here), Gingham Shirt, Quilted Duck Boots (other colors), Distressed Jeans (similar), Ivory Sweater, Red Lipstick , Gold Bow Earrings

Kendra Scott St. Louis


Kendra Scott St. Louis is now open at Plaza Frontenac and I was lucky to have hosted the opening night party to celebrate the occasion!

Guests were invited to join me, Kendra Scott community manager Anna Keenan and the super-stylish Kendra Scott team for a night of shopping, sipping and selecting their very own piece from the Color Bar – all beautifully captured by Amy Rau Photography.

If you are not familiar with the Color Bar, it is pretty much THE most amazing thing to happen to jewelry since, well since Kendra Scott!

Using an in-store touch screen, you select a earring, bracelet, necklace or ring style; select the metal (gold, rose gold or silver for most pieces); and then choose your stone color(s) from a wide range of hues.

The jewelry piece is made right then and there by a member of the talented and Kendra Scott team for you to take home! It is the perfect way to showcase your personal style or even coordinate an entire bridal party look.

Not located near a KS store? You can also design your piece using the Color Bar online.

Since I was in the market for a timeless style, I chose the Connely necklace with gold metal and white pearl stones. I also picked up a killer Naomi ring in Iridescent Drusy which I had been eying since my visit to the Kendra Scott store in Chicago.

The St. Louis store is not only bright and beautiful, it is stocked full of colorful jewels and a super-knowledgeable staff. Plus, if you stop by this Saturday you can customize a gold Corla necklace FREE with a $50 purchase!

Thank you to Anna and the whole Kendra Scott team for making the night so fun for each and every guest and welcome to St. Louis!

Keep scrolling for more photos of the party by the talented Amy Rau Photography!

All photos: Amy Rau Photography

Long Plaid Cardigan


Michael and I are hitting the road and heading to Ohio to celebrate his grandmother’s 90th birthday over the weekend. We always have a jammed-packed schedule when visiting family and it usually starts the moment we get in town.

Therefore it’s important for me to travel in something that is comfortable but also looks polished enough to head out to dinner when we get there like this long plaid cardigan that I found for only $30 (the plaid obsession continues!)

This open-front green sweater will keep me warm and cozy in the car but looks polished when paired with black pants, a gingham shirt and a sparkly statement necklace for nighttime.

I’m planning on trading out my Frye boots for my booties which are tucked away in my weekender bag (which I may or may not have given as a gift to Michael at one point) and doing my hair in this “5-minute updo” with a reversible gold and black headband.

All in all, this is an easy day-to-night look!

Speaking of looks…make sure to come back next week to see what to wear to a black tie, black tie optional or cocktail wedding with Rent the Runway shot by Jennifer Kathryn Photography. It was so.much.fun and I can’t wait to share it with you!

Long Plaid Cardigan, Tan Weekender Bag, Frye Boots, Black Pants, Gingham Shirt, Statement Necklace, Reversible Headband, Gold Ray-Bans

How to Tie an Oversized Blanket Scarf


Blanket scarfs are super-hot for fall and if you saw my trip to the apple orchard then you know I’m totally obsessed with this trend, especially when it’s a plaid version.

In order to keep this oversized accessory looking polished, it is important to know how to tie a blanket scarf. It is super easy and once you see it, you will totally get it!

Make sure to keep reading after the demo to see the best blanket scarfs under $50!

How to Tie an Oversized Blanket Scarf

Cliff Notes version (and one to Pin!)

How to Tie an Oversized Blanket Scarf

Extended version

Step 1: Match up two opposite ends of the scarf to fold into a triangle.

Step 2: With the point of the triangle facing the ground, grab the two ends of the scarf.

Step 3: Bring the two ends of the scarf around your neck wrapping towards the opposite shoulder.

Step 4: Pull down on the ends to tighten the scarf and bring the middle portion toward your neck.

Step 5: Tuck the ends of the scarf underneath the middle portion and fluff to your desired look.

You’re almoooosssst there…the last step is to buy the perfect scarf to start wearing this super-cute and cozy trend. Start shopping my favorite blanket scarfs all under $50 below!

Want more “bang-for-your-buck”? You can also wrap the oversized scarf over your shoulders then cinch the waist with a belt for an additional look!

Outfit details: Oversized Blanket Plaid Scarf, Military Skirt, Cat Eye Sunglasses, White Long Sleeve Tee, Fringe Booties, Red Lipstick, Earrings c/o Stitch Fix, Gold Watch



To be honest, the last time I even thought about wearing overalls was in when I had to for Chi-O recruitment in college. We dressed up like railroad conductors and gave the ladies a “train” tour of the sorority house – ha!

But my tune has changed with these cross-back overalls – perfectly casual for the weekend and with just enough detail to elevate the style.

In order to keep denim overalls from looking childish, I recommended keeping your top fitted, rolling the cuffs (if they aren’t already) and adding a pair of booties or fringe heels for height (and edge).

I’m also loving this moto style spotted on Atlantic-Pacific and this skinny style from Madewell paired with a fitted chunky sweater which looks spot-on!

 Overalls, Booties, Tank Top, Ray-Ban Sunglasses