ice cream for gigi

If you do one thing this weekend, make it this. Bring your friends, bring your neighbors, bring everyone you know. This Saturday from 12pm-3pm, Tremont Scoops is donating 50% of their sales to this little cutie (seriously, look at that face!) who was recently diagnosed with leukemia. See you there…I’ll be the one with my face in a pint of rocky road!

While you’re there, spread the word using the hashtags #FightLikeAGirl and #TeamGianna!


trending tuesday: dainty gold necklaces

Little gold necklaces are an easy way to add some sparkle to any outfit. The best part? They can be worn all day, every day. I usually don’t even take mine off when I’m wearing another necklace. I just keep both on for a layered look. Shop these picks for an amazing price at the Nordstrom anniversary sale before August 4th! Check out my other Nordstrom sale picks here.

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moon and lola / kate spade / moon and lola


This neon dress with leather detail proved perfect for our downtown date night this weekend. We went to Cibreo and it was fabulous. The wine and the pasta were flowing…the perfect kind of dinner. Want to try a new restaurant? Check it out! How was your weekend?


dress: gianni bini
bracelet: kate spade
watch: fossil (similar)
shoes: nine west
earrings: forever 21



nordstrom anniversary picks: accessories

It’s that time of year, ladies. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is officially underway as of today. It’s like Christmas…only better. Check out my favorite accessories from the sale below and remember to get your shopping done early. Prices go back up on August 4th!

Shoes: tory burch ($120) / joe’s ($96.90) / sam edelman ($89.90) / steve madden ($69.90) / sam edelman ($99.90)

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handbags & wallets: rebecca minkoff ($129.90) / marc by marc jacobs ($292.90) / tory burch ($149.90) / herschel supply co. ($39.90) / rebecca minkoff ($49.90)

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jewelry: house of harlow ($49.90) / kendra scott ($39.90) / moon & lola ($44.90) / house of harlow ($22.90)

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brunch bucket list

Don’t get me wrong, I have my tried and true favorite brunch spots here in Cleveland. My list of must try places includes Latitude 41 (best breakfast pizza. ever.), Grumpy’s (BYOB…well C for mimosas!), TownHall, Provenance, and Lucky’s Cafe. But, with so many amazing restaurants, I just haven’t had a chance to try them all. Here are some of the brunch places on my bucket list for this summer. Have you tried any? Any to add to the list?





Sometimes, A lot of the time, I just feel like throwing on a simple jeans and a plain t-shirt combo (tank in this instance) on the weekends. While it obviously doesn’t seem like much at first glance, it’s the perfect canvas for some unique accessories like statement heels, some fun jewelry and a punchy lip color…effortless and way easy. Hope you had a great weekend!


tank: top shop (almost identical)
jeans: gap
shoes: vince camuto
necklace & rings: need supply co.earrings: francescas
bracelet: stella & dot

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getting artsy: artists uncork’d giveaway

Well, that was a longer blogging break than I originally planned for…whoops. Hope everyone had a great holiday weekend!

Last night, I attended an Artists Uncork’d paint class for my best friends birthday. I had heard of the painting and wine parties before but had never tried one so was really curious and excited to give it a whirl. The parties are held at different restaurants and bars in the area and for $35 you get all the supplies and tools you need to re-create that class’ painting. This particular class was hosted at Prosperity Social Club in Tremont and we went early to take advantage of their fabulous happy hour (yes, you eat AND drink while you paint – nothing better!).

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Our class lasted about 2 hours and our instructor walked us through re-creating the painting step-by-step. The class is definitely geared towards beginners which was perfect for our group.

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All in all, this was a blast and I can’t wait to try it again for another girl’s night or with my family. My painting definitely wasn’t at all amazing (and looked absolutely nothing like the original) but after a few drinks, I really didn’t care!

Think you want to give it a shot? Check out their schedule here for upcoming events. This Cleveland painting looks like it would be a really fun one!

…OR, enter to win two tickets here on CLEfashionista below. Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Disclaimer: Artists Uncork’d gave me two tickets to giveaway to a reader. All opinions are my own.


So much USA, guys. From country concerts to soccer games to the fourth, this week is all about good old ‘merica. I love this patriotic tank from Cleveland Clothing Co and will most likely live in it all weekend. Anything that allows me to represent Cleveland and the USA at the same time is a-okay in my book. I am taking a couple days off to enjoy the long weekend with my family. I will be back to posting regularly next week. Have a great holiday!



shirt: cleveland clothing co.
dress: forever 21