Lace Illusion

standard February 23, 2017 Leave a response

Last night, I checked out Rhyme or Reason (1938 W. Division), a 1970s inspired gastropub, in this lace illusion-like top. I felt it kind of went with the theme and groovy vibe of the night. It looks like it’s just the burgundy lace, but there is a nude under layer; hence the illusion of this top. I have a matching skirt and I can’t wait to wear it again!

The “warm” weather and the company, Jesi and Lauren, made a Wednesday night feel like the weekend. Everything we ate was delicious and the banana dessert was my favorite, so I highly recommend ordering it. The DJ spinning on vinyl added to the cool atmosphere and the teal suede-like booths are sooo 70s. It’s also quite nice that the actual weekend is almost here as well. Cheers to short work weeks! Express: Top // Levi’s: Jeans // Marc Jacobs: Sunglasses // Zara: Shoes (option)

Photography: Jesi Kocin 

How to Dress Up A Sweatshirt

standard February 22, 2017 Leave a response
how to dress up a sweatshirt

how to dress up a sweatshirt

There are simply some days when I just want to wear a sweatshirt and I think if I can pull it off and the answer is yes! Dressing up a sweatshirt is so easy, actually. First, find your favorite sweatshirt. Then wear some skinny jeans, a fabulous pair of shoes and some fun accessories. Even the most plain and baggy sweatshirt will look dressed up no matter what. I call this look my dishelved, yet put together outfit. I obviously can’t wear this shirt to work, but it’s perfect for the weekend or any night out. What I really like about it is that it’s super comfortable. It almost feels like I’m wearing my lounge wear in public and I am perfectly okay with it!
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Ten Sixty Sherman: Sweatshirt (option) // Gap: Jeans (option) // Banana Republic: Shoes // Marc Jacobs: Sunglasses (option) // Louis Vuitton: Handbag (option)

Photography: Monica Modzelewski

A Man Called Ove

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A Man Called Ove Mac & Latte

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“People said Ove saw the world in black and white. But she was color. All the color he had.”

A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman, is one of the best books I’ve read in a while. It’s a story about Ove, who has lost his one true love, his wife Sonja, and how he wants to give up his own life because he doesn’t see purpose in life anymore. While he tries to come up with multiple ways to end his life, he always gets interrupted by something happening in his neighborhood.

Ove seems to be bothered by the fact that nobody in his neighborhood will let him carry out his mission, but secretly he loves that he feels needed and is reluctant to help his neighbors even though he knows he can fix whatever it is faster and more efficient then them. He likes to complain about young people, cars, hospitals, coffeeshops and everything and anything else. The book is filled with many quirky characters and Ove is the quirkiest of them all.

It’s a beautifully written novel about loss, love, acceptance and moving on. It’s sad, heartbreaking and funny all at the same time. You may even tear up a bit. Take the time to read each chapter and to appreciate them as they are. The connections between the chapters will all make sense, eventually, so take your time reading and soak up all the words. I highly recommend reading this book and definitely read it in a coffeeshop (you’ll understand)…A Man Called Ove Mac & Latte

“Love is strange. It takes you by surprise.”