Friday, June 28, 2013

Friendly reminder...

...that I'll be at Madewell on Rush Street THIS SUNDAY. From 10-12. With a discount between those hours. Come say hi, shop, sip, buy a pair of awesome jeans (my new favorite) and then scoot on over to brunch or the Pride Parade.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Wearing: Denim jumper

I found this denim jumper for one dollar at the Salvation Army and I love how large and shapeless it is. For some reason it just hangs right and the giant pockets are so cool (and useful - they turn into a purse if I'm just running out quickly). I wore this to brunch at Kingsbury Cafe with friends on Sunday, followed by a barbecue at my dad's. Lovely Sunday.

Denim Jumper: Thrifted (cute options here, here and here)
Sunglasses: Karen Walker
Clutch: Thrifted (love this blue one)
Bracelet: Nordstrom
Lipstick: MAC So Chaud

Friday, June 21, 2013

Happy weekend

Here's to no make-up, messy hair, and this adorable top that I can't find anywhere.

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Wearing: Orange

A leeeetle obsessed with orange currently, and now that the sun has decided to show it's face in the Midwest I can't get over how great it looks with a bit of a tan. I wore this to dinner last weekend and I don't know - you tell me - is it too much to match my top, lipstick and clutch? Maybe, but I don't care. YOLO.

Top: TJ Maxx (similar)
Shorts: Forever 21 (similar)
Sandals: H&M (similar)
Clutch: TJ Maxx (love this cutout version)
Lipstick: MAC So Chaud

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Wanting: Vena Cava

So in this week's Internet surf sesh, I discovered the most amazing designers: Vena Cava. Okay it wasn't me that discovered the talented pair, someone else did, but I clicked through this Refinery29 article just to learn more (it was the printed yellow dress that got me).  I love their dark, neutral color palette partnered with feminine silhouettes. The cropped jacket is to die for and hello, burgundy Fall 2013 dress.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Wearing: Gingham!

Gingham! with an exclamation mark because that's how I say it in my head.

Perfect summer dress, right? It's Free People and I found it at Crossroads for 25 dollars. I know. I did it again. I find the best stuff there and I encourage everyone to give it a chance. Outside of the dress, I'm really reppin' Madewell lately (have you heard I'm hosting an event there?). They have classic pieces your wardrobe just can't live without.

This was my airport attire on my way home from Austin on Sunday, which carried over into the rest of my day of a late lunch al fresco and strolling the neighborhood. And yes, I'm that person that didn't shower after the plane ride.

Sandals: Madewell (love these)
Clutch: Madewell
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Wanting: ID Bracelet

Well this craving didn't last for long. On my lunch break yesterday I ran over to Nordstrom and indulged in the ever growing trend of chunky ID jewelry. There are a few more expensive and probably nicer bracelets (like this Marc Jacobs one or this divine Celine piece) but Nordstrom offers an equally satisfying option. Can't wait to wear it with a light and airy outfit. And yes, I got it in gold and silver. 

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Monday, June 17, 2013

Wearing: Skulls

So edgy, right?

I normally don't classify myself as a 'girl who wears skulls', but there was something about this top that was gritty yet streamlined so I figured what the heck. It's extremely sheer, lightweight, and not pictured is the sexy open back perfect for date night. I found it at Necessary Clothing, a clothing site that I'm starting to become obsessed with (seriously check it out - it has everything). The necklace (by Gemma Simone) is a simple staple that I find myself layering on everything. Really lusting this one, too.

Shorts: Forever 21
Clutch: Zara (similar)
Shoes: Victoria's Secret (similar and love these Rag & Bone ones)
Necklace: Gemma Simone
Lipstick: MAC So Chaud

Friday, June 14, 2013

Wearing: LWT

Thank god it's Friday and thank god little cute white tops (LWT) exist because they are taking over my closet. There is something so sweet about a basic white top with delicate detail, but I'm almost too into white these days because I'm having to make a conscious effort to wear color. Perhaps it's because I'm so busy at work that white is just easy, fresh and clean looking. It's darling with light jeans, edgy with dark jeans. This one's from H&M (their new collection is killer right now, i.e. my favorite sweater).

Top: H&M
Gold necklaces: Forever 21 (here and here)
Flats: Old Navy
Sunglasses: Karen Walker

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Shop with me!

Let's do what we do best. Together.

On Sunday June 30th, I'll be at Chicago's Madewell store from 10am to 12pm doing my favorites things: shopping and sipping. There's even a discount involved! So come to the Gold Coast, get in on these fab pieces, and then head to brunch after (Tavern on Rush, Gibson's, Hash House A Go Go are all within a 4 block radius). Sorry, I totally just planned your Sunday.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Wearing: Neon tee

One of those I-think-I'll-just-get-this-neon-shirt-and-not-try-it-on moments because trying it on was just too much effort. I mean, how risky could a t-shirt be. I've already thought of multiple outfits for this puppy: cargo jeans, a major statement necklace, jorts, this sequin skirt that I haven't gotten the guts to put on for real.

Loving the way citrus and neon colors look with hunter green: yellow, orange, neon pink. It's the perfect yet unexpected way to add a pop of color.

Neon tee: Forever 21
Flats: Nine West

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Wanting: Flares

Here I am again. On a tireless mission to find something I must have. Something I have my heart set on, my mind set on, my whole body set on. And while I think of myself as a pretty good hunter, one that always finds the exact thing I'm looking for, this is one tough nut to crack. The flare jean.

I'm not sure what's worse. The idea of me never finding my ideal, high-rise, perfect shade of denim with the perfect bell bottom pair of jeans or the fact that because they are so hard to find indicates a sign that I really shouldn't wear them. God forbid I end up in a Jessica Simpson situation. 

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