Off The Shoulder

standard August 26, 2015 Leave a response

off the shoulder - 2This is, by far, my favorite summer outfit! This Topshop floral off the shoulder crop top is the most comfortable and chic article of clothing in my closet right now and I got it on super sale (only $14)! I’m also still embracing my love of these high-waisted skinny jeans from Australia. I think I wore this outfit pretty much every other day last week just to clarify my love for it. What’s your favorite summer go-to outfit? Here’s hoping there is some summer still left in Chicago because today sure is chilly. off the shoulder - 7 off the shoulder - 3 off the shoulder - 4 off the shoulder - 5 off the shoulder - 6Topshop: Top // Dejour: Jeans (option, option) // Franco Sarto: Heels (love thesesimilar heel height/style) // Unicorn Necklace (option)

Photography: Limani Designs

Mireya

standard November 7, 2014 Leave a response

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Meet Mireya, or Mire. Mire is one of my most lively people I know and long time friend. She is so energetic and smiley all the time. Her fun personality shines through her personal style and her creative nail art. Mire is often referred to as Beyoncé because let’s face it – they could be clones of each other! I also like to refer to Mireya as my personal Chicago insider because she knows all the hotspots and local secrets. Read more about this fashionista below.

5 Minutes With Mireya

HAMR: What is your occupation?
Mireya: Currently I am living life to the fullest. I have worked in Entertainment, in one way or another, for the last nine years. I started off working with the Chicago Cubs, then moved on to work at Live Nation. Sports and music have been a fun and great experience. Now, I am just trying to figure out what I would like to do next. Can’t wait to see what the future holds.
 
HAMR: Describe your style?
Mireya: I don’t have a set style. You’ll typically find me in dresses and skirts. I’m always comfortable in what I wear though. My style leans towards casual with a bit of glam – Beyonce inspired. I like to take one key piece and make many outfits out of it.
 
HAMR: What’s your go-to accessory?
Mireya: My go-to accessory is my Michelle watch because I can change the wristband to match any outfit; BUT I love ALL accessories! I often remind myself to, as Coco Chanel put it, “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and remove one accessory.” 
 
HAMR: What’s in your bag currently?
Mireya: I’m a very organized person. Everything in my purse has a place. First, you’ll find my wallet. This is probably my favorite item. It’s the Chicago flag made out of recycled newspapers from India. I bought it a few years back at Lollapalooza in the “green” area. Then, it’s my Mickey Mouse notepad. Last, but not least is my beauty bag. This has everything and anything… nail file, mints, pens, sharpie, USB drive, bottle opener, hand sanitizer, tissue, lipstick, lip line, lip gloss, chapstick, lotion, lint roller and so much more! 
 
HAMR: What’s your favorite Chicago spot?
Mireya: This is very hard. I love Chicago and have many go-to spots depending on the neighborhood I’m in. Hmmm… For restaurants I have to say that Green Tea will always be my favorite sushi place and Sabatino’s will always be my favorite Italian restaurant. For stores, I like to shop boutiques in Roscoe Village. Aside from that, I enjoy the museums and usually hit them up at least once a year along with Lincoln Park Zoo. Zoo Lights here I come!!!
 
Bar III: Dress (1, 2, 3)
INC: Jacket (similar)
Franco Sarto: Shoes (similar)

Plum + Polka Dots

standard September 29, 2014 Leave a response

plum-polka-dotsplum-polka-dotsplum-polka-dotsplum-polka-dotsplum-polka-dotsI have to admit it, there are some perks to fall. For instance, the weather this past weekend was just so beautiful. I actually enjoyed every minute and definitely took advantage of being outside with the warmer temps (more on my fall activities later this week). Another perk is that my fall crush color, burgundy, is dominating my wardrobe. Let’s just say that amor, love, is in the air with this plum + polka dot midi skirt from Maison Jules. I hope it stays this beautiful as long as possible and that my relationship with burgundy will continue to blossom.

J. Crew: T-shirt (cute heart tee)
Maison Jules: Skirt (1, 2, 3)
Franco Sarto: Heels (crushing on these)
Sunglass Warehouse: Sunglasses (similar)
Timex: Watch (similar)
Marc by Marc Jacobs: Bangle (similar)
Vintage Handbag (cute option)

Photography: Samantha of GCG