Secret Garden

standard March 2, 2017 Leave a response
secret garden

chicago blogger peggy kolliasThis ‘lil secret garden is such a great little spot to escape the cold! Now if I told you the location, it wouldn’t be so secret. I’m so sad that winter decided to come back because I loved how I felt when it was 70 degrees out the other week, so I’m giving winter the cold shoulder 😉 Anyway, this is my go-to dress when I have no idea what to wear. It’s simple, yet unique at the same time. Stripes are always in season and depending on the shoes and accessories, it can be worn year round. Take a look back at how I also wore this dress in Military Chic

All the pretty flowers and their bright colors make me feel so peaceful and calm. I don’t have a green thumb, but I can appreciate the beauty of the natural world. I do love taking floral photographs for Limani Designs and this is the perfect place to practice. Now, to find other secret gardens…
cold shoulder black and white stripe dress holly and tanager mini sidekick clutch holly and tanager mini sidekick clutch black and pewter cold shoulder black and white stripe mini dress cold shoulder stripe dress cold shoulder white and black stripe dress cold shoulder black and white stripe mini zara dress stripe dress and catbird lovecats ring stripe dress, otk black suede boots and pewter clutch secret garden

ZARA: Dress (option) // Joie: OTK Boots // Holly & Tanager c/o: Sidekick Mini Clutch Black & Pewter // Catbird: Lovecats Ring // Kate Spade: Lookout Glasses Ring // Forever 21: Earrings (option)

Photography: The talented Monica Modzelewski

Suede OTK

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black over the knee boots These suede otk (over the knee) boots have been the best investment I’ve made to my shoe collection this season. They are seriously sooo soft and sooo comfortable. I can work in them all day and continue into the night with them. I’ve had my leather otk boots for several years now, so I figured they needed a buddy with these suede ones. I also bought a nice little cleaning kit because I want to keep them in the best condition possible. I also have an awesome shoe repair guy if anyone is looking for one! He’s seriously the best and has saved many pairs of my shoes. It’s a bit of a trek from the city, but totally worth it. outfit idea with over the knee boots black otk black joie over the knee bootsfull length black suede otk bootsJoie: Boots // Levi’s: Jeans & Tee (option) & Cardigan (option) // Madewell: Handbag // Ray-Ban: Sunglasses

Photography: Monica Modzelewski

Black, White & Gray Plaid

standard October 21, 2014 Leave a response

black-white-and-gray-plaid

Lately, I’ve been drawn to wearing a lot of black. In fact, I think I wore black jeans in different styles at least three times last week. This week’s trend will definitely lighten up my wardrobe mood by adding white and gray in plaid. Nothing other than plaid best describes fall and this color palette is classic. A subtle way to add plaid to your look is by accessorizing with a handbag or scarf – functional and cute. To make a statement, I suggest a great coat or shirt with a basic bottom.

1. Rag & Bone / 2. Kate Spade / 3. J. Crew / 4. Simply Scout / 5. Joie / 6. Chicnova / 7. Steffen Schraut / 8. J. Crew / 9. Aqua / 10. Chinese Laundry