November 7, 2014
Meet Mireya, or Mire. Mire is one of my most lively people I know and long time friend. She is so energetic and smiley all the time. Her fun personality shines through her personal style and her creative nail art. Mire is often referred to as Beyoncé because let’s face it – they could be clones of each other! I also like to refer to Mireya as my personal Chicago insider because she knows all the hotspots and local secrets. Read more about this fashionista below.
5 Minutes With Mireya
HAMR: What is your occupation?
Mireya: Currently I am living life to the fullest. I have worked in Entertainment, in one way or another, for the last nine years. I started off working with the Chicago Cubs, then moved on to work at Live Nation. Sports and music have been a fun and great experience. Now, I am just trying to figure out what I would like to do next. Can’t wait to see what the future holds.
HAMR: Describe your style?
Mireya: I don’t have a set style. You’ll typically find me in dresses and skirts. I’m always comfortable in what I wear though. My style leans towards casual with a bit of glam – Beyonce inspired. I like to take one key piece and make many outfits out of it.
HAMR: What’s your go-to accessory?
Mireya: My go-to accessory is my Michelle watch because I can change the wristband to match any outfit; BUT I love ALL accessories! I often remind myself to, as Coco Chanel put it, “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and remove one accessory.”
HAMR: What’s in your bag currently?
Mireya: I’m a very organized person. Everything in my purse has a place. First, you’ll find my wallet. This is probably my favorite item. It’s the Chicago flag made out of recycled newspapers from India. I bought it a few years back at Lollapalooza in the “green” area. Then, it’s my Mickey Mouse notepad. Last, but not least is my beauty bag. This has everything and anything… nail file, mints, pens, sharpie, USB drive, bottle opener, hand sanitizer, tissue, lipstick, lip line, lip gloss, chapstick, lotion, lint roller and so much more!
HAMR: What’s your favorite Chicago spot?
Mireya: This is very hard. I love Chicago and have many go-to spots depending on the neighborhood I’m in. Hmmm… For restaurants I have to say that Green Tea will always be my favorite sushi place and Sabatino’s will always be my favorite Italian restaurant. For stores, I like to shop boutiques in Roscoe Village. Aside from that, I enjoy the museums and usually hit them up at least once a year along with Lincoln Park Zoo. Zoo Lights here I come!!!
Bar III: Dress (1, 2, 3)
INC: Jacket (similar)
Franco Sarto: Shoes (similar)
August 18, 2014
It was truly love at first site when I saw this Petaluma skirt at Anthropologie! I can go on and on about the fit, the texture, the length and how I feel in it, but I can just sum it up with one word – perfect. It’s everything I ever wanted in a midi skirt! Get ready to see a lot of it because there are so many ways I want to style it.
I wanted the skirt to be the focal point, so I kept the top, shoes and bag all basic gray. Paired with my go-to gray T-shirt that I’ve worn a million times (ok maybe half a million times) and playful accessories, I couldn’t help but smile all day when I wore this last week. It’s really funny that an article of clothing can brighten my mood at just the right time, but I’m glad that it worked magic on me. Have a wonderful week lovelies! Look at that, I’m still in a good mood! Seriously ladies get this skirt!
Abound/Nordstrom Rack: Tshirt (similar)
Anthropologie: Petaluma Skirt
Sunglass Warehouse c/o: Sunglasses (similar)
Marc by Marc Jacobs: Heels (similar)
Gap: Clutch (similar)
Timex: Watch (similar)
Accessorize: Necklace (similar)
Forever 21: Pearl Bracelets (similar)
Urban Outfitters: Rosette Bracelet (similar)
Photography: Limani Designs
July 14, 2014
Happy Bastille Day friends! What better way to celebrate all things girly and French with a fabulous PARIS tee. This flirty fun look is perfect for the French girl in all of us either dressed up, down or just funky. Paired with a great pair of heels and an arm soirée, I’m ready to eat croissants and drink champagne today!
Shirt: c/o Madison & Berkeley
Tulle Skirt: Similar
Eiffel Tower Earrings: Similar
Cat Ring: Catbird (Similar)
Watch: c/o Timex (Similar)
Photography: Limani Designs