City Girl

standard November 13, 2014 Leave a response

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This is the perfect city girl look. A cute statement dress with black and gold accessories is super chic and classic. These gold-heeled booties are perfect for running down Michigan Avenue or grabbing a bite to eat on Randolph Street. This look can be worn year round, but definitely with tights and a winter coat now. I am also biased because this is one of my favorite color combinations, but it looks good on everyone! What are your thoughts Chicagoans?

P.S. Don’t forget your red lips!

1. Keepsake // 2. Tory Burch // 3. Nars // 4. Henri Bendel // 5. Marc by Marc Jacobs // 6. Tory Burch

It’s A Bird, It’s A Plane… No, It’s Culottes

standard August 25, 2014 2 responses
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It’s a bird, it’s a plane… no it’s culottes. Well, at least I think they’re culottes. I’ve had these long wide shorts for a couple a years (a great Loehmann’s find; may it R.I.P.) and I never really knew how to wear them. I tried several different ways over the years and just decided to hold onto them just in case I could figure out a way to wear them. Well, this is what I came up with and I think I did a pretty good job.

Sometimes things take time to finally click and make sense, just like these culottes. Timing is everything and sometimes things are just meant to be. Originally, I had another post ready to go for today, but I decided this post would make more sense to me because yesterday I had a really good conversation with my sister and her friend. I had just met her friend, but I instantly clicked with her and talking with her inspired me in a great way and gave me encouragement to keep doing what I love doing, blogging of course and being me. I feel like I was supposed to meet her because the way she talked and shared stories, I felt myself in her when I first starting blogging. I know there a lot of great things for her in store and I’m really happy I met her.

I feel like everybody needs an outlet to express themselves whether it’s a blog or having that friend who always listens no matter what or how busy they are or how far they are. Just knowing that other people are going through things makes me feel like I’m not the only one. Surrounding yourself with those who believe in you is really important. I keep on repeating that in many posts because sometimes I forget that myself, but hearing that others really do care and listen is also very important to me. It takes time to find those individuals who can honestly understand you, but when you find them hopefully they’ll want to stick around for a while.

Ten Sixty Sherman c/o: Tank Top
Marc by Marc Jacobs: Culottes (similar)
Birkenstock: Sandals
Coach: Handbag (similar)
Ray-Ban: Sunglasses
Timex: Watch (similar)
Henri Bendel c/o: Ring
Bird Necklace (similar)

Photography: Limani Designs

Bryant Park

standard July 17, 2014 Leave a response

bryantparkbryantparkbryantparkbryantpark bryantpark bryantparkWow, I can’t believe I still have outfit photos from my first summer trip to New York way back when in June. I wore this the first day when Jill and I were hailing cab after cab getting to our destinations. Our first stop of the day was meeting up with our blogger friend, Maria, from Chicago who was leaving the same day we arrived. So what do three Chicago bloggers do in New York? We lunched at Fred’s, obviously.

After lunch, we stopped to smell the flowers and relax a bit at Bryant Park before our next appointment (hint I’ll be posting about that experience tomorrow). I just love how there are parks everywhere in such a bustling city.

Then the usual happened: shopping, exploring the city, attending a new art gallery exhibition and of course, late night dining in the rain and a Gossip Girl sighting. Sooo New York.

Tulip back top: Maison Jules (Similar)

Jeans: Gap (Similar)

Flats: Gap (Similar)

Handbag: Coach (Similar)

Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

Watch: Timex (Similar)

Luxe Pave Deco Bar Harness Ring: Henri Bendel

Photography: HPS