charmed-1 copy

Hi everyone!  I hope you all had a fun 4th of July weekend!  I spent mine really catching up on some errands and chores and spent some time just chilling outside and relaxing.  It’s been a little over a week since my California trip and I am missing every moment.  Not only because Chicago’s weather as usual welcomed me back with thunderstorms and fickleness, but because I sure could have used more days in LA with my little family unit and diving more into the food scene.  I feel truly blessed to have had such great memories of having us all together on vacation.  It was so fun watching Wrigleyboo walk around and explore the city.  I started to feel like we were locals as we hung out with some friends and even had dinner with Wendy and MM at their favorite Korean BBQ spot in K-town.

At times I feel like I have quite a charmed life.  Made even more charming by this beautiful charm bracelet by Monica Rich Kosann.  As I get older, I love the thought of starting a charm collection.  One that I can add on to when special moments in my life occur.  There is something classic and absolutely chic in wearing a charm bracelet that represents the journey in your life.  I hope to one day create one representing my travels.  I’ve always dreamed of traveling more but having a corporate job makes that hard with limited days off.  So each time I get the chance to hop on a plane and venture into a little adventure, it means so much more.  I hope to travel more internationally and explore the world and visit some friends I have made recently.  Luckily we live in a world where communicating across borders is so easy and making friends from around the globe is not as hard as it used to be.  I feel so fortunate to have met some amazing people this past year and am looking forward to meeting more.

One in particular I feel ever so blessed to have met.  I want to thank Monica of Monica Rich Kosann for sharing her gorgeous pieces with me so that I may showcase them to all of you.  And in celebration of such a beautiful collaboration with Monica Rich Kosann as well as the launch of her new site, I will be hosting a giveaway this month of one of her pieces.  Please stay tuned on the blog and my other social media for details.  I am so happy to be able to share a piece of my charmed life with you and as always, thank you so much for your love and support!



// Charm yourself with my favorites  //

















//  top – express  //  shorts – old  //  shoes – asos  //  sunnies – house of harlow  //  charm bracelet – thanks to monica rich kosann  //  necklaces – cartier, lionette, maya brenner  //

DOS signature thin

//  replicate the look  //



  1. Cindy
    July 7, 2014 / 12:12 am

    Pics are simply gorgeous!

    • Shai
      July 7, 2014 / 9:59 am

      thank you! xx

  2. karen
    July 7, 2014 / 8:07 pm

    Love you blog!

    What lashes are you using? I heart them!!!

    • Shai
      July 7, 2014 / 8:41 pm

      Karen, they are by House of Lashes. The style is “Iconic”. =D

      • karen
        July 8, 2014 / 8:37 pm

        thank you, doll!

        i just ordered a bunch of Red Cherry 43’s to try – I was hooked onto ardell wispies but going to try the real hair ones.

        have you tried the r.c. 43? if so, are they comparable to the HOL iconic?