MY SISTER'S GRAD PARTY


 Hey guys! Long time, no blog :( I have been consistently uploading content onto my Youtube channel so you should check out if you're missing some By Sophia Lee action!! This past weekend was my sisters grad party and I had so much fun planning it with her! I am going to be honest, I thought I was going to have to do everything for this party but she really stepped up. I am so mad because I barely took any photos! like literally these are the only two photos I have and there was so many more cute things (like a balloon photobooth wall!). Oh well, I was trying to enjoy the party. 

There are SO many more vids of the party from a new series I am starting called "Weekend in my Life" so you should definitely check that out if you want more of the party! You can find that video HERE

A DAY IN CHICAGO


























This past weekend we celebrated early Mother's Day early (I am heading to Iowa to pick up Ben!) and headed down to Chicago for the day. A few weeks ago while I was at my internship, they had me pick up some samples at the Restoration Hardware in downtown Chicago and the second I walked in I was in LOVE... like want to have my engagement shower, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, wedding, reception, baby shower, etc here. They not only have beautiful styled rooms but also a restaurant inside of it. It seriously is in the top five prettiest places I have ever been. Unfortunately the wait was 2.5 hours and we were all verging hangry so we ventured to another restaurant an Uber car away and it was amazing. It made for the most perfect day celebrating my Mama! 


xoxo,
Soph

FUTURE BEDROOM PLANS & WHERE HAVE I BEEN?!


My childhood home has gone up for sale which means I am moving which also means I am redoing my room! I have had the same furniture since I was in first grade so I am extremely eager to just redo everything. I go back and forth all the time what direction I want to go towards for my room design but I think I have landed on feminine-chic. I began searching beds awhile ago and never thought I would land on a black velvet headboard, but when I saw this upholstered bed I knew it was the one for me (hahaha so lame). Unfortunately, it is sold out everywhere!! So, I am crossing my fingers by the time I actually move it will be ready to go.

 I wanted to make sure I added some wood somewhere in my room because I believe every room needs a "natural" element to it and thought this night stand and dresser were the perfect mix of what I wanted. I already purchased this carpet (you can find my post all about this carpet HERE) and love that if I want to get rid of the feminine feel of this room I can easily change it with a different carpet. 

I got a little wake up call when I added up everything and saw how much this was going to be :/ I mean honestly, in my defense, I budgeted to get new of everything (from lighting, dressers, bedding, bed, etc) so it could have been MUCH more expensive. I have a feeling I will be figuring out cheaper ways to make this look happen (which would also make great blogposts so win-win).

Now onto, where have I been?! well, basically dead. haha obviously dramatized but I was really sick for the last three weeks and after a lot of steroids I am finally starting to feel better!! I started with the flu which then lead to a really bad eye infection and could barely be in any sunlight let alone stare at a computer. but I am finally back and so excited!

xoxo,
Soph

PURSES THAT WILL STEP UP ANY OUTFIT...

I truly believe that purses can make any outfit. I love, love, love how it can change the look and I have been eyeing so many bags lately!! Here are some of my favorites... 

I have been carrying my big totes almost everywhere I go and I have a big time carrying my small purses around now! THIS one is so cute and I love the tassel detail! They make it so easy to take your whole life with you. I had a total big girl moment with mine last weekend- I was at Forever 21 and was starting to get really hungry and I look in my purse and I have a whole bag of Whole Foods version of Cheetos (that makes it healthier, right?!)

THIS is such cute 

THIS is the perfect spring crossover. You know if you follow Sophia Lee that I LOVE Rebecca Minkoff and she does it again with this classic purse! butttt lets be real I really actually want THIS one....

If you're going to any festivals you should definitely look into getting a backpack purse... THIS one is so cute!

I am realllyyy close to buying THIS purse because it looks a lot like a Chloe purse but like 10% of the price :/

xoxo,
Soph

FAVORITE SPRING OUTFIT: COLLAB WITH FRAN ACCIARDO








MY OUTFIT DETAILS: Shirt: Forever 21 | Pants: Topshop | Shoes: Steve Madden (and on sale!)

Hey guys! Today is an exciting post because I am collaborating with one of my favorite bloggers- Fran Acciardo! I have followed her blog for years (plus we live kinda close to each other!) and she is always coming out with the best content. She has an outfit on her blog and from reading her for so long I know it will be g.o.o.d! You can find her post HERE!

If you couldn't tell, I am loving off-the-shoulder tops! I know, nothing new from last year but this year if I see one with an interesting sleeve, you know I am going to end up buying it (ugh hate myself). I got this shirt from Forever 21 for less than $20 dollars...so good! Down below is 5 more of my favorite off the shoulder shirts...I can almost guarantee you'll like them as much as me;)

I LOVE the cutout detail of THIS top.. so cute!

I have been reaching towards anything that is blue and white stripes... plus THIS is on sale! #winwin


Love the subtle ruffle detail on THIS off the shoulder!

Can't decide if THIS is childish or would be cute for Fourth of July... what do you think?!

xoxo,
Soph




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THE TRENDIEST SPRING SHOES


Hey all!! Long time no post- it has been a crazy week! SO glad it is the weekend. Today on the blog I am featuring the most trendy shoes for spring. I always love shoes but recently I have been going c-r-a-z-y with them. I truly believe you can never have enough shoes ;) And also lets take a moment to highlight my boyfriend... he sent me these in the mail randomly one day!!! It was possibly the best package ever. Now onto the shoes...

WEDGES

THESE are the shoes I have... I LOVE them and will probably be wearing them every. single. day. (HERE is like the exact same shoe by a different designer)

THESE Marc Fisher shoes are SO cute and really similar to the ones I have (but honestly they have more detail so they might be cuter). 

I really, really like the perforated detail to THIS shoe.

BOOTS

THESE are the perfect peep toe boot and still springy even though the are black (is springy a word?).

I have always been eyeing laser cut boots and THESE ones are so cute.

....but I think I might like THIS perforated boot better!!

SANDALS

I am obsessed with studs on shoes and THESE studded sandals are SO cute!

LOVE lace up sandals.. I had a pair last year that I seriously wore all the time.

THESE are really popular among other bloggers.. I think they're cute but maybe only at a beach! These might be a little too much for me for everyday wear. 

Platform shoes are also extremely popular and I am seriously considering buying THIS pair. 


I hope you guys like all the shoe options! Now excuse me well I go shop my life away;)

xoxo,
Soph










THE BEST STRIPED SHIRTS TO ADD TO YOUR CLOSET...



Shirt: SheIn (unfortunately sold out but extremely similar HERE) | Jeans: Topshop | Shoes: Forever 21 | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff

Spring and summer are quickly approaching (as I write this during a snow storm...ugh) and I've started to narrow down my favorite go-to shirts. I have been wearing this shirt non-stop because its so comfortable and casual, but also gives a put-together look. Below are some of my favorite striped shirts that will pull together any outfit...

THIS shirt is really similar to the one I am wearing just with a beachier look! If you get it in a size or two big it would be such a cute coverup!

THIS Free People shirt would look perfect with boyfriend jeans (or shorts) and some dainty jewelry. 

I have a feeling THIS style shirt is going to be everywhere this summer. 

THIS is almost my exact shirt above just short sleeve! That shirt with some ripped white jeans and some open-toe boots would be so cute for a casual-dressed up outfit.  HERE is another super similar shirt that I might even like better because this one is lower in the back to cover your butt!

Happy Tuesday!
xoxo,
Soph

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