First of all, what do you think of my new blog design?? I hope you love it as much as I do? The lovely Lindsey at Sweet Simplicty blinged it out for me, and was so easy and lovely to work with. 

I'm on the events committee at work, (I plan all of our corporate happy hours, obviously) and tonight the team is going out for dinner and drinks at The Signature Room

Hopefully the rain and clouds will part for a few minutes so we can take in the lovely skyline and sunset.

Also on the agenda for this week is planning my 23rd birthday party. 

I'm really excited for what I have up my sleeve. 

10 of nearest and dearest will be joining me to The Kentucky Derby in Chicago.

More details to come but the website says... "Derby Day is all about world famous Mint Juleps, signature drinks, an exclusive red carpet, live music, and a chance to watch and bet on the Kentucky Derby—the most exciting two minutes in sports!"- Can't get better than that....

Which leads me to the LARGE task of finding a great (hopefully Lilly) dress and LARGE hat. 

Any tips on where to find a good, Derby hat? 

This, my friends, is my first rodeo.


  1. I am LOVING your new layout! I need to do mine so badly.

    That dinner for work looks like it's at an awesome place - I hope you have fun!

    Good luck on the birthday dress/hat search. When is your birthday?

  2. Hey Girl,
    Love your new design, it is adorable!
    So sad that i can't celebrate your 23rd in Chicago, but I'll be back in about 1.5 months! Start chilling the wine....
    love ya

  3. Love the new look! Also, how cool that you're on the events committee, I bet that's a lot of fun! Happy Early Birthday!

  4. LOVE the new layout!! It's so perf! Have you looked at MarleyLilly.com for your hat yet? I got one from there and had it monogrammed! I love it and the compliments keep coming on it! XX

  5. Love, Love, Love the new blog design!!!

  6. Love, Love, Love the new blog design!!!

  7. The new design looks great! Nice and fresh. Have a fantastic derby party - and make sure to indulge in a mint julep. I had one at the Clock Bar on a visit to san fran and fell in love. :)