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

Summer Uniform

standard August 30, 2016 Leave a response

Summer Uniform - 1I already miss wearing my summer uniform basically everyday. Well, I miss summer vacation already, that is; just in case you haven’t read the last couple of posts where I keep saying that. My friend Samantha gave me this super cute two piece set and I’m really glad that she did because I love it so much. The length is perfect for both the top and bottom because sometimes either the top fits fine and the bottom doesn’t and vice versa. I’ve worn these pieces together and separately and with a wide variety of shoes. Which allowed me to get more wear out of them. I really look for pieces that allow for this because after all, sticking to a clothing budget is very important. I supposed I’ll have to look forward to my fall uniform which is yet to be determined because you know, denial. Summer Uniform - 2Summer Uniform - 4Summer Uniform - 3Summer Uniform - 5

Photography: Samantha Kramer

Click on the images below to see some pretty funky crop top sets.

Daisy

standard July 12, 2016 2 responses

Daisy - 2Isn’t this daisy necklace sooo summer?! My ‘lil sis sure knows my style 🙂 She got me this necklace in Spain, so every time I wear it I pretend I’m on vacation there. I know it’s a bit silly, but you have to have fun with fashion and have an imagination! Summer style to me, is effortless like this black shift dress and the most comfy espadrilles. Summer is just the greatest.

To celebrate how great summer is, there are some fun events coming up in the city this week:

  • On Wednesday, July 13th, Big Shoulders Coffee (1105 W. Chicago Ave.) is celebrating their 4th anniversary. In honor of their anniversary, all coffee drinks at the Cafe will be $1 from 6am – 7pm! Share a photo of your coffee drink on Instagram and wish Big Shoulders a Happy Birthday by tagging @BigShouldersCoffee #4YearsBoldBrew and Big Shoulders will select a winning photo to receive 4 months of complimentary drip coffee.
  • On Thursday, July 14th, Sprinkles Cupcakes (50 East Walton Street) is also ready to celebrate summer! At NOON, the first 100 customers will receive a FREE scoop of the Red Velvet handcrafted Sprinkles Ice Cream (sweet cream layered with bites of sprinkles cupcakes iconic red velvet cake and cream cheese frosting). *Also,  the CupcakeATM will be loaded with “golden tickets” for customers to win their choice of 2-pints shipped directly to their home.
  • Also, on Thursday, July 14th, take a trip around the world without leaving the North Shore at Westfield Old Orchard’s Uncorked, from 5 P.M. to 8 P.M. The first event of its kind at the center, Uncorked, a Moroccan-inspired Midsummer’s soiree, will be hosted at The Cube and Cube Park and will benefit the Niles Township Food Pantry. Bringing the best of summer to the North Shore, this colorful evening will include choice wine samples, light bites, whimsical entertainment, shopping, and more! Revel in exclusive promotions and giveaways while enjoying an unforgettable night in conjunction with Westfield Old Orchard’s premier retailers.

Now let’s go celebrate!!

Daisy - 3 Daisy - 5 Daisy - 1 Daisy - 4Sanctuary: Dress (option) // Sole Society c/o: Espadrilles // Ray-Ban: Sunglasses // Daisy Necklace: (option)

Photography: Jesi