Summer wedding season is upon us and today I am sharing some wedding attire tips and 45 (!) of my favorite wedding guest looks ALL under $100.

  • Dress for the venue.  A beach wedding and a wedding set in a ballroom most likely call for drastically different attire. Take note of what the invitation states about the dress code and follow it.
  • Do not wear white. Do not be that girl. That color is saved for the bride, let her stand out.
  • Wear stylish but also comfortable shoes, so you can dance the night away.
  • Dress stylishly but also err on the side of conservative. You are a guest; do not wear anything too tight, too sexy, or too revealing.

Happy wedding season!

Summer in Chicago is right around the corner and I couldn’t be more ready for it! Today I am sharing a go-to recipe that incorporates light summer flavors and is a great starter to nibble on while meats are sizzling on the grill. Serving this appetizer is the perfect choice for a warm night out on your patio. I like to pair it with a chilled glass of Sauvignon blanc.


Vine Roasted Burrata Bruschetta

adapted from Ina Garten’s Roasted Vine Tomatoes


  • 3 teaspoons of minced garlic
  • Burrata cheese
  • Baguette of choice


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Place the tomatoes still on the vines (plus any that fall off the vines) on a sheet pan. Rub or brush gently with olive oil and sprinkle generously with kosher salt, pepper, and garlic.

Roast for 15 to 20 minutes, until the tomatoes are tender and a few start to split. Place burrata and tomatoes on a plate.  Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with basil. Serve with grilled toasts drizzled in olive oil.