Black Velvet

standard January 19, 2017 Leave a response

laughing in a black velvet wrap dress in front of palm muralIf you’re looking to fill the black velvet dress void in your life, ladies, then you’ve waited just long enough to score this dress for $17! Yes, you read that correctly. I love how versatile this dress is. First of all, it’s a wrap dress with tassel ties – how unique. I layered the dress with a striped turtleneck because I wanted a more casual/fancy day look into night look AND because it’s still cold out. The pink accessories add just the right amount of color and contrast and my mom’s earrings add a touch of vintage.

I also wore this dress to my friend’s holiday party, without the shirt, with a sequin jacket and silver heels. Don’t let me mislead you into thinking it’s warmer than it really is because I’m not wearing tights, but it has been more bearable being outside. There are so many ways to wear and layer this dress that it would be a shame if it wasn’t in your closet. Plus, it gives me major 90s nostalgia wearing it and that’s truly what I’m grateful for today.black velvet wrap dress in front of palm mural smiling in black velvet wrap dress with pink purse in front of palm mural portrait wearing black deep v velvet dress with black and white stripe shirt black velvet wrap dress with black and white stripe turtleneck and pink accessories in front of palm mural black velvet wrap dress in front of palm mural at eden chicagoWho What Wear: Dress // ZARA: Shoes (option) // Club Monaco: Clutch (option) // Old Navy: Shirt (option) // LOFT: Sunglasses // Earrings: Vintage from my mom (option)

Phototgraphy: Monica Modzelewski

Montmorency Falls

standard January 18, 2017 2 responses

Montmorency Falls in Quebec, Canada, was one of the most beautiful sites I have ever seen. I know TLC said not to chase waterfalls, but I just can’t help myself – I LOVE WATERFALLS. It’s just something about their majestic beauty and grandeur. I’ve been driving people nuts talking non-stop about Canada, but I truly never expected to love it as much as I did. A summer trip might already be in the works..

Only two crazy girls would go somewhere colder than Chicago for winter break, but I’m truly grateful that my best friend went along with this insane idea. We had one of the best vacations together ever. In fact, I’m pretty sure we’d both rather be in Canada right now. We split our trip between Montreal and Quebec City. I highly recommend both cities. There is just so much charm everywhere and you truly feel like you’re in Europe.

My other crazy idea is to start learning French. I took a semester of French in the sixth grade and remembered a few phrases from my older sister and long and behold, I had those French-Canadians think I knew French! Everybody was extremely friendly and very helpful when we inquired about random stuff.

Anyway, back to the Falls. We took an Uber to the Falls from Old Town in Quebec City, where we were staying, and about thirty minutes later we arrived. There was no entrance fee and we walked around the grounds for a few hours. Right away we were taken aback by all the natural beauty. Honestly, I think the snow made everything look purer and it made us forget about how cold it was that day. Montmorency Falls is actually about thirty meters taller than Niagara Falls (which is on my Canada list). There are also many activities to partake in while there like riding the cable cars, snowshoeing, zip- lining (in the summer), etc. The suspended bridge above the Falls was sooo cool. I never expected to get such great views! The sound of the water and feeling the bridge move a bit made it so thrilling to walk across the bridge! Needless to say, definitely put Montmorency Falls on your bucket list!

North Face: Parka // Cat c/o: Boots // Asos: Blanket Scarf & Beanie // Madewell: Satchel // Ray-Ban: Aviators // Mirmaru: Wool Socks

Style Session

standard January 16, 2017 Leave a response

style session at second time around oak street chicagoI hope you can all join me and Desiree of Fashionlingual this Thursday, January 19th, at Second Time Around on Oak Street for a Style Session! It’s going to be sooo much fun! I love a good consignment and this shop doesn’t disappoint. I scored an awesome Burberry skirt the last time I was in and it was a complete steal! You never know what brands you might find. There’s also an app to download where you can get special discounts and rewards for shopping and consigning. You don’t have to spend so much money to look and feel great! See you all on Thursday!

XOXO,

Peggy