January 3, 2019


[ Coat: SheIn c/o | Turtleneck: J.Crew Factory | Jeans: Madewell | Boots: Stuart Weitzman | Bag: DeMellier | Beanie: Halogen | Sunglasses: Forever 21 ]

Photos taken outside Frank Lloyd Wright's William Fricke House in Oak Park


Happy 2019!  Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and fun NYE!  We spent most of the holiday break relaxing with family, and it was just what we needed!  

I got out of pajamas and into regular clothes one of those days and visited my friend and her adorable baby in the suburbs.  I received this fun coat from SheIn right before the holidays and have been wearing it non-stop.  It's made of super soft, great-quality material, and the pattern is a really unique addition to my closet full of solid coats (it also comes in black and check plaid).  It's not lined so it's best suited for fall and early winter, but I plan to layer it over heavy sweaters and vests to keep it useful in the dead of winter.

Also, it wouldn't be my first post of the new year if I didn't share my resolutions! 
(see past resolutions here, here and here)

MORE COOKING // I'm setting a goal of trying 2 new recipes a month in an effort to expand my horizons and better my cooking skills.

SOCIAL MEDIA CLENSE // I check instagram WAY too much, and I have a bad habit of doing it a lot at my desk during the workday.  My goal this year is 'no instagram'at my desk', and I'm hoping that lessens my addiction a bit.

READ MORE // I really love reading, so I'm going to try and finish one book a month this year.  Would love any book recommendations!

LIMIT SPENDING // Last year I did a no spending cleanse in February, meaning I didn't buy any material items for myself and also limited luxury spending like coffees, manicures, taxis, etc, and it felt REALLY GOOD!  This year I want to ramp up my saving, so I'm going to try and follow those guidelines every other month.

What are your new years resolutions?

xo, Annelise

December 28, 2018

out - in

[ click on any of the photos above to be directed to the original post! ]

2018 was a trying year for Fairly Yours.  I shared some high highs - our travels to France and Mexico, excelling at some wardrobe challenges - as well as some low lows like my break from blogging and a major slow down in my posting schedule.  While this year's recap is quite literally every post I made in 2018, I'm proud of these posts and that I put my heart into them rather than just posting to be consistent.  

2019 has a lot in store already (travels to Seattle, China, Japan, Toronto, Colorado and Mexico...just to name a few, family weddings and potentially buying a home) and I will continue to share on Fairly Yours as the inspiration strikes me!

Click below to see past round ups:

xo, Annelise

November 26, 2018

ruffle redeux

[ Sweater: Willow and Paige (similar here, here and here) | Jeans: J.Crew (also love this similar pair) | Bag: DeMellier | Oxfords: Louise et Cie (love this pair too) | Lips: Kat von D 'Lolita II' ]

Photos taken in the Loop

I'm beginning to think I should change the name of this blog to 'what I did over the weekend' because it feels like that's all I'm ever talking about!  With the weekend comes adventure and inspiration.  It's when we get out-and-about and explore the city, and that's what gets me excited to dress up.  On Saturday, we commuted down to the South Loop to try out a long-standing bucket list item - Manny's Deli.  The food is served cafeteria-style with Jewish classics like their famous Reuben sandwich and Matzo ball soup.  The food and the ambiance made for a fun and unique experience.  We then made our way to the Loop for some holiday shopping.

I purchased this purple ruffle sweater last winter, and while it's certainly not one I've worn hundreds of times like some of my more neutral sweaters, the times I do wear it are special and fun.  You can see the last time I wore it here.

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

xo, Annelise

November 20, 2018

princess peach

[ Sweater: LOFT | Jeans: Levi's | Bag: Mango (similar) | Booties: Marc Fisher | Lips: Revlon 'Ravish Me Red' ]

Photos taken in Fulton Market by Annie Hall of 'Living Laboratory'

This past weekend my co-worker and friend, Annie and I attended an ethical eating event put on by Allie Kushnir featuring food made by Betty Alper of Bot Bakery.  We sat down as a group and dined on a meal that was gluten-free, vegan and almost completely waste free.  Ethical eating, particularly waste free cooking, is a new-to-me concept with which I am totally on board.  The idea of using commonly discarded food scraps (carrot and citrus peels, seeds, etc) in your recipes so that nothing is going in the trash is just another way to be kind to this planet of ours.

Afterwards, Annie and I walked around Fulton Market and the West Loop and worked on our photography skills by taking pictures for each other's blogs!  I paired my new cozy peach sweater with some bright coral lipstick and my favorite red purse for one of my favorite color combos.  Also, I can't stop wearing these boots!  The chic pointed toe dresses up every outfit, and they're quite comfortable for the heel height.  I cannot recommend them enough!

Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

xo, Annelise