Bright Lights, Big City

standard January 5, 2015 Leave a response

bright-lights-big-cityHappy new year HAMR readers! I’m excited for my first post of 2015! Last week, I went on a bit of an end-of-the-year hiatus to New York. It was a much needed break and a fun way to end the year. Since it was my third time visiting NYC this past year, it was a bit more of a chill trip visiting my brother and some friends.

It might be a while until I go back, just because there are so many places I still want to visit, but New York is always inspiring with its bright lights, big city feel. How did you all ring in the new year?


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Eyewear: c/o Sunglass Warehouse  // Earrings: Kate Spade // Scarf: Hermes (similar) // Handbag: Coach (similar) // Coat: Calvin Klein // Denim: Gap // Footwear: Report via Piperlime (similar)

Urban Canvas

standard December 2, 2014 2 responses

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Happy December all! I hope everybody had a good holiday break and some time to relax. I had a super busy and fun weekend. The highlight would have to be becoming a Godmother to a sweet baby girl, Maria. I’ll be posting photos soon of her big day.

I feel like I haven’t posted a look in a while, but that’s because the temperatures have been all over the place. It was actually decent weather over Thanksgiving break, so I wore this jersey knit dress. It probably is the most comfortable dress in my closet currently. I love how the front zipper gives me options on how to wear the dress and I really like how the pockets sway as I walk.

When deciding on a dress to buy, I always look for those little details that would make a dress stand out from the others. This also plays into how to photograph an outfit look. The city of Chicago is my urban canvas. Little secret and random spots make for the best backdrops focusing attention onto the look. Roaming around to different neighborhoods also gives me inspiration; therefore, I couldn’t ask for a better city than Chicago.

Kensie: Dress (similar)
Calvin Klein: Boots (similar
Gap: Jacket (similar)
Kate Spade: Earrings

Photography: Limani Designs


standard November 3, 2014 2 responses

novembernovember november november november novembernovemberIt’s the first Monday of November and I couldn’t be happier. November is my favorite month, not just because it’s my birthday month, but because there is so much happening. The colors on the fallen leaves, scarf season, tights with boots, the beginning of a new school quarter, the anticipation of the holidays and new dresses, of course, are just a few of my favorite things about November.

Speaking of dresses, you all know how much I love them. Rarely, have I ever not fallen for a dress. This printed silk pintuck dress from Territory Ahead is the perfect fall floral dress. I just love all the details – the pleats, buttons and pockets! With my moto leather jacket and over the knee boots, I was able to tackle life’s adventure in the Windy City this past weekend.

Territory Ahead c/o: Dress
Gap: Moto Leather Jacket (similar)
Hue: Tights
Calvin Klein: Boots (1, 2, 3)
Hat: (similar)

Photography: Samantha of Gold Coast Girl

*Thank you Territory Ahead for sponsoring this post. As usual, all opinions are my own.