Casual Friday. 


Jeans: AG | Sweater: Gap | Shoes: Nine West | Blouse: Topshop (sleeveless version here)

Happy Friday! Thanks for stopping by. I went into Gap for the first time in years and came across this lovely sweater, I love the color and quality! I thought this outfit represents the casual office Friday’s I so use to look forward too during my time in Corporate America. Jeans & some heels are one of my favorite looks.

This week was a crazy one! I have been attending one blog event after the other ever since Saturday in Chicago. I have really really enjoyed getting to network in the blog world and learn so much more. This weekend I have 3 photo shoots so I am praying for no rain to get those family pictures in! Can’t wait. Happy weekend loves.

XX,Dede Raad

Go Blog Social.

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My attire to the Go Blog Social is one of my favorite trends right now. Some high knee boots with a shift dress gives such a edgy look. Top it off with a coat since it was a rainy day in Chicago and the look was complete. I had such a blast at the Go Blog Social. I learned so much about the blog world and I am ready to implement all that was learned. Hubby got to come for a little bit and it was so much fun getting to discuss the speakers with him afterwards. Even though he was the only guy in the room besides a speakers husband. How come there are few guy bloggers? Ted Raad needs to hop onto that 🙂

Hope you all are having a great Wednesday! Today I am going to join my sissy dear with her flying lessons. I am kind of nervous but what is the fun if I do not go?! She is flying her first 4 passenger plane so that means she can take me along. Follow along dederaad Snapchat of our flying adventure. Thanks for stopping by!

XX,Dede Raad

Casual Chicago. 



Jeans: Gap (on sale) | Booties: Lucky (but I’ve been eyeing these for days) | Denim Jacket: Forever 21 | Scarf: JCrew  (30% off with code SHOPSALE)

A casual look for being a tourist in Chicago our first day. These girlfriend distressed jeans are super comfortable and a perfect color for fall. I got them a tad bit too big so I would recommend going down a size since they stretch majorly. I never saw myself as falling into the denim jacket trend but I don’t regret diving in and joining the trend with this outfit. You just won’t ever see me wearing two denims in one set lol & can’t forget this chunky cable scarf that is on sale at JCrew.

You’ll never guess our first stop in Chicago. Deep dish of course at Giordano’s (the worlds best so they say). It was amazing pizza but Ted was kind of in love. We did some shopping & exploring on Mag Mile which was right next to our hotel Mile North Hotel that we loved. We then met up with our lovely friends who were celebrating their one year anniversary. We crashed their dinner at Bandera which I loved the atmosphere & food was a plus. We ended the night on our hotels rooftop bar which had AMAZING views.

XX,Dede Raad

Floppy Hat & Cardigan.

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 SHIRT: Madewell | CARDIGAN: Topshop (on sale) | HAT: Floppy | BOOTIES: Vince Camuto (similar) JEANS: Destroyed (MAJOR SALE)

I love a simple white tee paired with destroyed jeans and booties for the transition to fall, but what is even better is a light weight cardigan to top the look off. The hat was a plus 🙂  I love the green color of this cardigan and it is 20% off. The jeans are also on a SUPER sale at 40% off. Snag these goodies before they are gone!

Today, hubby and I are on our way to Chicago, the windy city! We are so ecstatic! We have never been to Chicago before and it has been on our list for years. I was lucky to win Go Blog Social tickets to their pop up conference this Saturday! I can’t wait to learn more about the blog world and improve on this little home of mine. I may or may not be dragging hubby along, he should learn too right?! I just want to get him as excited as I am to the blog world. Any Chicago recommendations? I would love to hear from you! Follow along on Instagram #raadstravel

XX,Dede Raad