Preppy

standard June 30, 2014 4 responses

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Pleats, polka dots and peaks of orange make this preppy dress so dreamy. It’s very hard to resist a Maison Jules dress because the fit and style always fit like they were made just for me. The lightweight material made for a breezy day shopping in SoHo and eating macaroons.

Once you find a brand, cut or length to a dress or any article of clothing, stick with that brand/cut/length. Knowing your body type is better than just wearing something that’s just trendy. A big part of personal style is knowing what fits your body and how you express that. And it’s definitely alright to experiment with different fabrics, prints, lengths, etc..

Dress: Maison Jules (very cute options 1, 2, 3)

Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

Watch: c/o Timex

Flats: Gap

Photography: HPS

 

Fashion Tech Runway Show

gallery June 27, 2014 Leave a response

Tech Week Chicago is a week long conference focusing on celebrating, showcasing and enabling emerging innovative ecosystems. Along with many different key note speakers there also is an expo which showcases new products and insights. Each day brings together people from all over the world interested in the advancement of technology in our world and how that will look in the future. Amongst the speakers and the expo, Tech Week has many after hours events including music events, food truck face-offs, movies and my favorite – the Fashion Tech Runway Show. The Runway Show was innovative and integrated technology with wearable fashion. If you look closely at the finale picture you’ll see me with my new business partner Lauren. Today is the fashion panel discussion with leading women in technology. I can’t wait to hear them speak about where they see the future of technology going.

*Photos courtesy of Tech Week Chicago

*I received a media pass to attend 2014 Tech Week Chicago.

Stripe Strappy

standard June 23, 2014 Leave a response

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Happy Summer (officially)! For a Monday I’m feeling pretty fresh on the blog. There’s so much to catch up on as well like the amazing trip to New York City this past weekend, so bare with me with the upcoming posts that all are related to NYC. It was such a fun (blogger) trip with Jill and I feel as though I’ve been rejuvenated and inspiration has definitely already kicked in. I’m not even sure where to begin with all the people and events, let alone all the fashion that made this trip amazing.

It had been a couple of years since my last visit to The Big Apple, but this one goes down in the books. First of all, it was amazing because I saw my brother who lives in Brooklyn. I hadn’t seen him since the holidays and I loved hanging out with him. He’s seriously the best brother I could ever ask for! AND a million thank yous aren’t even enough for everything he did for me and my friend. I can’t wait to see him again.

Onto this look… White screams summer and I couldn’t help myself when I saw this fit & flare stripe strappy dress before I left. It was the perfect weight and style for a day exploring Brooklyn’s coffee shops and boutiques along with a stroll through Transmitter Park (more photos to come). For summer looks I like to keep the look simple and focus in on details. The subtle lines and fit make this dress a summer staple and can go from day to night. I can still feel the sunshine on my skin that clear crisp day while just roaming around the city soaking in everything.

Stay tuned this week for more from NYC and see a sneak peak through Instagram!

Stripe Strappy Fit & Flare Dress: Gap

Laser Cut Flats: Gap (similar)

Vintage 60s Flower Necklace: Sweet & Spark (similar)

Watch: Timex (similar)

Aviator Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

Handbag: Coach (similar men’s style)

Photography: HPS