Spring Utility Jacket

Chicago blogger Blonde and Bailey styling a green utility jacket with striped shirt for spring.

Do you know that feeling when you make a purchase then end up wearing it over and over, making you feel like you really made a good decision? That’s how I feel about this utility jacket. I bought it at the end of last summer, and I can’t even count how many times I’ve worn it since. No matter what the season is, I figure out a way to throw…

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I took a break… but I’m back [in leopard]

Midwest blogger Blonde and Bailey styling a leopard coat by Kate Spade with leather Spanx leggings and a black and gold Tumi backpack.

Hi friends! I know I’m stating the obvious, but I took a break from Blonde and Bailey. I wish I had a good excuse — I don’t. And the longer I stopped blogging, the harder it became to come back. I was honestly a little intimidated to start blogging again. I started focusing on what people would think, “Why does this girl start and stop this blog?” “Why is she…


Feelin’ Fruity [with a lemon shirt]

Midwest blogger Hannah Leibinger of Blonde and Bailey styling a navy blouse with yellow lemons, white shorts, gold sunglasses and white bow flats in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

I don’t know what it is, but this lemon shirt caught my attention during a recent online shopping for new work clothes. I couldn’t tell if it was weird or not; I still bought it. The lemons are just so bright and cheery, and I couldn’t say no (especially since it was on sale!). I styled it in a little more laid back way for a morning trip to the…

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Summer Gingham

Hannah Leibinger of Blonde and Bailey, a Chicago-based fashion and lifestyle blog, wearing a J Crew Factory black and white gingham dress, black Tory Burch tote, black sandals in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

What’s better than gingham in the summer? There’s something about it that just makes it so fun this time of year. When I spotted this dress I knew it could be a great summer staple, especially since it’s long enough that I can wear it to work. (On a side note, does anybody else do the fingertip test still as an adult to see if a dress is long enough?…

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Wearing White

Chicago blogger Hannah Leibinger of Blonde and Bailey styling a white floral Aritzia jumpsuit in downtown Chicago.

It was an exciting weekend in Chicago! My family was in town for my MBA graduation, which meant it was a jam-packed weekend. My parents helped me put up removable wallpaper in my apartment on Friday. It actually was way easier than we thought it’d be — probably took about an hour. I shared some pics on my Instagram! We had happy hour on my rooftop, went to a delicious…