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 ūüėČ 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…
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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

Military Chic

standard April 25, 2016 1 response

Military Chic - 1I’m happy the weather cooperated this weekend and I got to¬†wear my new fabulous lightweight coat that was seriously made for me and is sooo military chic. First of all, it has the letter P on it¬†and all the patches pretty much sum up my life. Sometimes I think I’m really twelve years old by the things that I find amusing. Who doesn’t want a coat with a dinosaur, flamingo, star, lightning bolt and other random things on it?! Oh yeah, and the not-so-secret lipstick patch on the back ūüėČ Have a great week!
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ZARA: Coat & Dress (option) // Hush Puppies c/o: Wedges // Kelsi Dagger: Backpack (option) // Timex c/o: Watch // Kate Spade: Bangle // Marc Jacobs: Bangle (option) // Ray-Ban: Sunglasses

Photography: Limani Designs

Artists Monument

standard February 22, 2016 Leave a response

Artists Monument - 11On Saturday, I attended the unveiling ceremony of Chicago’s newest modern art public installation by Tony Tasset. The Artists Monument is made of laser etched Plexiglas on shipping containers 8’x80’x8′. The monument (located in Grant Park at 9th & S. Michigan Avenue), a tribute to all artists, has 392,485 names ranging from Pablo Picasso to Andy Warhol to emerging artists with a single exhibition in alphabetical order. I even got interviewed for the nightly news! Did anybody see it air?! The reception took place at Niu B, where I indulged a bit too much in all the delicious food. I just couldn’t resist the sushi rolls. The Monument will be displayed here until at least the spring and then will find its permanent home at the UIC campus.

Now, lets talk about what I wore to the ceremony! Saturday¬†was the perfect day to wear this Humble Chic NY¬†chiffon sleeveless blouse because it was in the mid 60s! I love the subtle high-lowness of it along with the pocket details – which I’m ALL about! I’m also sooo excited to be collaborating with Humble Chic that with code LIKEIT you can get 15% off the entire site. How amazing is that?! I can’t wait to show you what else is in the works! Artists Monument - 2Artists Monument - 8Artists Monument - 5Artists Monument - 6Artists Monument - 7Artists Monument - 1Artists Monument - 10Artists Monument - 3Artists Monument - 4Artists Monument - 1 (1)

Tony Tasset
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At the Niu B Reception with Tony Himself

Humble Chic NY c/o: Chiffon Sleeveless Blouse // Gap: Jeans (similar) // Nine West c/o Chicago Premium Outlets: Liam Peep Toe Booties // Ray-Ban: Sunglasses (Polarized ones) // Kate Spade: Earrings (similar) // Theory via Crossroads Trading: Jacket (option) // Marc by Marc Jacobs: Handbag (option)

*Thank you Humble Chic NY for collaborating with me on this post. ALL opinions are my own.
Photography: Xristina