An Announcement

I have exciting news to share today, you guys…

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Holy. Shit. I don’t know how I was able to keep such a secret quiet from you for this long (even though I’ve only known for a week), but yes, after nearly six years in Chicago, I’m moving to Manhattan.

And fast… Like, next week.Β I won’t bore you with logistics — partially because I’m still figuring them out — but in a nutshell, my amazing ‘rents are coming up this weekend to take a few miscellaneous items and my out-of-season shoe collection (yeah, really) back home. I’m sub-letting my apartment furnished, packing two suitcases and hopping on a one-way flight.

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So, there you have it. Exactly one week from today I will be a (slightly homeless) resident of New York City. I amΒ soΒ excited to take this leap of faith in my life and I’m so grateful to have my readers along for the ride. WE’RE GOING TO NEW YORK! Can you believe it?

Stay tuned, you guys (and follow along on Twitter and Instagram, if you’d like) … It’s about to be one wild ride.

Here’s to being single, going broke and chasing your dreams.

Join the Convo:

  • Joanna

    Yay!! Congrats to you! Cheers to you big dreams!

    • Ahhhh, thanks Joanna! I’ll miss the Chi-town blogger scene, but I’m sure our paths will cross again in the future. πŸ™‚

  • OMG amazing!!! I’m so excited to follow along on your new adventure (and totally jealous, too). Good luck girl!

    • Thank you, thank you, thank you! So happy you’ll be along for the ride, Sarah!

  • Jealous and super excited for you!! I’m sure it will be tough and amazing all at the same time, but totally worth it. Congrats and good luck! Can’t wait to see/read more!

    • Just think of it as an excuse to visit the city on a more frequent basis! Shopping + drinks are in our future next Fashion Week.

      Thank you, Amber! So much!

  • Ahh so glad I can finally congratulate you-I’m SO excited for you!!!!!!!!!!! You are going to love, love, LOVE it here. See you in a few weeks!!!

    Blonde in this City

    • Haha, see you in one* week, lady. Not a few! And thank you for keeping it quiet until now – I cannot waittttt!!!

  • I am SO excited for you! This is going to be awesome! Congrats on the new beginnings :))

  • I literally just squealed with delight at this, hehe. I’m so excited to follow your adventures in the city! You’re going to love it.

    • OMG LOL! You are the sweetest. THANK YOU! I can’t wait – and thankfully I have no time to feel anxious/nervous because this is all happening so fast. Better to rip off the band-aid, right?! NYC OR BUST! x

  • viv

    OMG I’m so pumped for you!!!!! That’s pretty much the exact same way I moved here 7 years ago and I’ve loved every single minute of it. Can’t wait to make plans to catch up! xoxo

  • Eeek! SO excited for you!!! This is such awesome news and I can’t wait to follow your journey! πŸ™‚


  • I COULD NOT BE MORE EXCITED FOR YOU!! Partners in crime in NYC — Yayyyy!

    • Lord help us… NYC HERE WE COME! Can’t wait to see you (on a daily/weekly basis!)

  • That’s super exciting! Can’t wait to follow your journey here. Not sure if you’re serious about the “slightly homeless” bit, or looking for a roommate situation, but I know a few people if you’re interested.

    • Haha, yes, very serious about that bit! I may take you up on that. I was/am planning to figure out my living situation when I get to the city. Lucky for me I have a great group of friends that don’t mind my couch/studio surfing! Thank you, Rebecca!

  • I thought this was going to be the announcement. Not sure why, but yey!! How exciting for you!!

    • Yeah, not too surprising as NYC is kind of my second home. πŸ™‚ THANK YOU, Kodi!

  • How exciting?! You are a real life Carrie Bradshaw! I can’t wait to read and follow along. Post lots & lots & lots.. I know you will! : )


    • I mean… best compliment ever, Kayla. Seriously — thank you! Of course I will be posting about my New York Moments and (inevitable) apartment hunting nightmares. πŸ™‚ Thank you for following my journey, lady! xoxo

  • Kristi

    Congratulations! So excited for you!

  • Christina

    Congratulations! How exciting. Can’t wait to read about your journey!

    • Thank you so much, Christina! I am soooo excited to share what’s to come. πŸ™‚

  • CHEERS to you! Following your dreams are scary, but every risk you take will make you stronger! You should do something every day that scares you a bit πŸ™‚ I cannot wait to see Corals in NYC! p.s. As I write this, I too, next week am moving to Los Angeles! I totally know what you are going through πŸ™‚ BEST OF LUCK!!!

  • Sam

    SO exciting!! Can’t say I’m surprised πŸ˜‰ …but I’m so glad you’ll be more than just a visitor here! Let’s get a drink once you’re settled.

  • Congrats!!! So exciting!! Looking forward to keeping up with you in the Big Apple πŸ™‚

    • Thanks, Lauren! And I look forward to keeping up with all things Chicago on your site. πŸ™‚ You’ll have to look me up if/when you come to Manhattan! Shopping + drinks + talking shop, obvi!

  • AHHHHHHHHh CONGRATS!!! So awesome!!!

  • Liz @ Foodies And Booties

    SO AMAZING!! Congrats on your big move <3

    • Thank you for commenting/the congrats, Liz! That means so much to me. Thankfully I have no time to be nervous, as this is all happening SO fast. πŸ™‚

  • AHHHH! Congratulations love, that is SO incredibly exciting! I look forward to a new background for your images and hearing all about your new BIG CITY ADVENTURES!


    • Thank you, thank you, thank you! I’ll miss you chi-town ladies but I trust our paths will cross again in the future. πŸ™‚

  • Congrats girl!!! So exciting!

    • TYSM, Kendra! We’re way overdue for a meet-up, so consider this a reason for you to visit NYC. My couch is your couch (when I finall get one, that is). πŸ™‚

  • YES! Just do it. I did that one time in my life and I’ve never regretted it. Good luck to you and much happiness. Can’t wait to follow this wild ride.

    • So happy to hear that. I am sooo excited/happy/anxious! Next time you’re in NYC we’re making this get-together happen. Still can’t believe how quickly Fashion Week came and went. See you SOON and thank you so much, Alix!

  • Michelle

    “Here’s to being single, going broke and chasing your dreams.” – love this.

    You know how sad I am that you are leaving, but I am SO proud and excited for you! Already planning my first trip, obvi! XOXO!

    • πŸ™‚ Love you! That quote reminds me of you (and all the trouble we got in as a result of being broke, single and chasing dreams). The best is yet to come — and yes, YOU’RE NEXT! #nycorbust

  • Just when I get here and we FINALLY get to meet in person! You will love NYC. Of all the cities I’ve lived in, I love and miss that one the most. Can’t wait to read all about your crazy adventures out there. – Katy

    • Ahhh, I know! You’re going to make waves in the Chicago blog-o-sphere and I can’t wait to watch it happen. So glad we had a chance to meet in-person, Katy!

  • Congratulations! I hope you enjoy many a NYC adventure!

  • Molly Sfiligoj

    Congratulations! I’m really happy that you’re chasing your dream!

  • I’m a new reader but many congratulations on your news! I’ve only been in NYC for a little under 2 years, but there really is no other city like it πŸ™‚ Best of luck with your move!

  • Maria

    Congratulations Hallie!!! You deserve it and more. Hope you have a safe flight and can’t wait to see your pics of the day from

  • Amy

    OMG I am SOOOO excited for you! Cheers to that last sentence, can’t wait to follow you along πŸ™‚ So so exciting!!

  • You lucky lady! What an amazing change for you! I think NYC will love having you there πŸ™‚ Best wishes! xo

  • Jess {The In-Between}

    This is so exciting. I hope big things are in store and I can’t wait to hear more.
    Flying by the seat of your pants will surely be an exciting experience. I’ll be following along.

  • Congrats lady!! It’s such an exciting feeling to pack up suitcases and just move!! Can’t wait for you to be here, maybe we can meet finally!!!


  • A very big congrats to you!!! Can’t wait to follow along on your adventures in the big city.
    Isn’t That Charming.

  • Susan

    YEAH, Hallie! This is awesome on so many levels.

    Most of all, I’m excited to see all your new blog posts with backdrops and cityscapes I don’t recognize. (Of course it may be a bit more difficult to get them without people in every shot…) This is gonna be fun for all your readers/followers, too.

    Having all that new energy and inspiration every day is going to make your life unfreakingbelieveable! Congrats, girlfriend. See you online! xo

  • Lisa

    So sad to see you go after 6 years but I’m so happy for you that you are fulfilling your dreams. Thanks for showing me the ropes in Chicago; it won’t be the same without you!! I can’t wait to come visit you in NYC, maybe even for Fashion Week! Love you!

  • Sad that you’re leaving Chicago but so excited for the opportunity ahead of you! We will have to grab drinks next time I’m back east.


  • Congratulations on the move Hallie! I’ve been here for a few months now and love it. Good luck in your move! xo

  • Congratulations, how exciting!!! I moved to Brooklyn two months ago and absolutely LOVE it!! πŸ™‚

  • Wow! Congrats & best wishes! You and my blogger boo Channing (In the City) are gonna set the Big Apple on fire! Continue to be fab and I can’t wait to hear about your fab adventures!

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  • Laura DeRosa

    Hey Love! Congrats on this BIG step! New York City is looking forward to having you !! BTW thanks for the great wedges via Poshmark! Love love love them ! and now I’m addicted to your blog.. lol. Good luck with the move!

  • I am totally jumping up and down for you right now! Also, just sent you stalker e-mail, part deux! Yay!!

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  • KUDOS!!!

    Moving to NYC was one of the most LIFE giving times of my life thus far and I know it will the same for you!

    I am there often & hope to get to see you in your fabulous new home!

  • Chicago will miss you, but New York NEEDS YOU. So excited for you & cheering on this great accomplishment- can’t wait for more deets and updates, rock on sister!

  • Congratulations girl!!! This is positively huge!
    It seems like you know NYC pretty well, but if you ever need a native NYer’s help/advice (from transportation to renting to shopping to dating), I’m your girl. Hope we can finally meet up for drinks/brunch soon =)

    Hudson East

  • Congratulations! That’s so exciting!
    I can’t wait to follow along and live vicariously through all of your NYC adventures!

    Kate xo

  • Best of luck!! Even though I know you don’t need it!! You’ll do awesome! πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to read about your adventures (and get style tips, of course!) -Abby

    • Thank you, Abby! You’re so sweet – we have to meet in-person one of these days. πŸ™‚ Cheers, lady! I’ll def look you up if/when I come to Nashville!

      • I’m gonna take you up on that! πŸ™‚ One of these days we finally will meet! Till then! Enjoy NYC – I’m extremely hopeful for you!!

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