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

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

The Traveling Dress

standard March 9, 2016 4 responses

the traveling dressI’m sure you’ve read or seen the story of The Traveling Pants, but have you heard of The Traveling Dress?! Well, this INC¬†jacquard dress was originally my mom’s and then my older sister wore it for a bit and somehow I went into my sister’s closet and took it and never gave it back (oops!)

One of the benefits of growing up with two sisters was that we would always borrow each other’s clothes and still do so today; to a certain extent. Although, it’s harder to borrow my younger sister’s clothes in Melbourne, we always swap when we are visiting each other. I paired this dress with a double buckle belt to give some structure to my silhouette and since it’s still transitional weather here in Chicago, I’m trying to get as much wear out of my over the knee boots as much as possible and my favorite moto jacket. I’m definitely excited that spring is here earlier than expected, but let’s hope it sticks around for a while.
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GAP: Moto Leather Jacket (option) // INC: The Traveling Dress (future traveling dress) // Calvin Klein: Boots (1, 2) // Ray-Ban: Sunglasses

Photography: Xristina