Thursday, April 28, 2011

A neutral dress and Christian Siriano

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I wore this to work on Tuesday and since it was such a neutral, simple outfit, I added some fun accessories to spice it up! 
That night, I attended Conversations in the Arts, hosted by Columbia College Chicago where Christian Siriano, was speaking. He was the season four winner of Project Runway and has been my favorite designer to emerge from the show because of his talent, design aesthetic and larger than life personality. As cheesy as it sounds, it's inspirational to see someone so young succeed early on in a career, no matter what industry, but especially the fashion industry. He was a hoot to listen to and I wanted to steal his cute outfit and wear it myself. 
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[dress by h&m, wedges by aldo, clutch borrowed from kie&kate, accessories from kie&kate]
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Christian Siriano!


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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Wanted Shoes Giveaway!

Wanted Shoes is allowing one of my readers the opportunity to win a free pair of shoes, your choice! To enter, visit Wanted Shoes, pick your favorite shoe and leave a comment letting me know which is your fave! For additional entries, like Wanted Shoes on Facebook or follow them on Twitter. Up to three entries can be submitted. The giveaway ends Thursday, May 5 at 10 p.m. CST.
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Monday, April 25, 2011

I Bring the Spring

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Since Spring is slow on its arrival, I put together a bright, colorful ensemble last week. Instead of continuing to harbor these violent thoughts against mother nature, I chose a more positive approach: dress in happy colors. We also shot most of this outfit using a wide angle lens. Typically, I prefer to share flattering photos of myself with readers, but considering I was already donned in horizontal stripes, I thought it couldn't do much damage.
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[dress by h&m, sash by american apparel, heels by kelsi dagger, bag and necklace from kie&kate]
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Photos by my favorite betch, Becky Johns.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Amy

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Hey everyone, meet Amy of Chicago Streetstyle! I met her on Sunday and we had a lot in common as we both went to Michigan State University, graduated the same year, have a handful of friends in common and of course, both have fashion/personal style related blogs and enjoy photography. Hers is focused on streetstyle and I coaxed her into hopping on the other side of the lens. I just loved her style and I wanted to steal this whole outfit. It's nice to meet people and make friends so soon after moving here!
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[sweater by surface to air, jeans by proenza schouler x jbrand, sunglasses by alexander wang, faux fur jacket by lanvin for h&m]
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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Karyn & Modern Vintage Expo

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When Tieka and I were perusing the booths at Modern Vintage on Saturday, we came across our favorite booth, Dethrose Vintage and I saw this gorgeous girl running around and I was in complete awe of her beauty and style, that I tapped her on her shoulder and asked if I could take a few photos of her. Karyn was so easy to photograph and was such a natural, Tieka and I knew she must also be a style blogger. So check out her out at her blog, Dethrose Vintage!
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Below is Molly who I met at one of the Urban Outfitters in Lincoln Park. She met Tieka before and we happened to run into her at the new store she manages. I just loved how she styled her hair! After she mentioned her love of cupcakes and ice cream, I knew she was a kindred spirit.
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Naturally, Tieka and I ended our day at Molly's Cupcakes. She had done a photoshoot there before and I can see why, the inside of the place is incredibly cute and quaint. And nothing is better than a cookie dough stuffed cupcake, I swear.
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Monday, April 18, 2011

The sky wore a veil of gold and grey

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Between a visit from Tieka, the Modern Vintage Chicago expo and hanging out with all kinds of friends, I couldn't have had a more exciting weekend! I can't possibly fit all my pictures from the weekend, so I'll be posting more photos throughout the week.
I styled this outfit around my cropped top from High Gloss Fashion and paired it with my new jacket from Ugg and some high waist shorts and wore it to the Modern Vintage expo on Saturday. The weather ended up taking a turn for the worse, so I ended up wearing a flat boot instead of these heels, but since rain is my kriptonite, the umbrella was stuck in my hand as Tieka and I bounced around West Loop and Lincoln park for some shopping. 
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[top c/o high gloss fashion, jacket c/o ugg, shorts from uo, wedges c/o blowfish, umbrella by h&m]
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Last week, I headed to the Ugg store downtown to pick out something from their spring/summer line. I fell in love the Elba jacket. It's a nice contrast to a typical leather jacket I might typically throw on. Thanks Ben and Alisha for helping me!
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Me, Alisha and Ben
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Outfit photos by Tieka

Friday, April 15, 2011

15 Percent Off At Chloe Loves Charlie!

Check out Chloe Loves Charlie and get 15 percent off using code "blonde"

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Enter My Everyday Look Contest!

Kaboodle and Converse sent me these Converse Chuckits to style! A sneak peek photo below:
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They're hosting My Everyday Look Contest where you have a chance to enter to win a $100 Famous Footwear gift certificate and a $1,000 grand prize! The contest is open through April 18thhttp://www.kaboodle.comchannel/myeverydaylookcontest. Enter!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Hot Sunday

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I wore this on Sunday, a variation of how I wore it on Friday to a charity event for work. Since it was so incredibly warm on Sunday, I ditched the tights and tall boots I wore before and went bare legged, the first time this spring! And I finally sat out on a patio for lunch!
I just received my new eye glasses from Warby Parker last week. I needed a super stylish pair now that my need for glasses has gone from, "just wear them when you drive!" to "you should probably look into contacts.." But those scare me, so cute frames instead!
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[sweater, shorts, watch and leather cuff from kie&kate, boots c/o modcloth, traveling bag borrowed from le mode accessories, glasses from warby parker, bustier bodysuit from nasty gal]
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P.S. High Gloss Fashion is hosting a sale: 25 percent off any orders over 75 dollars, using the code: SPRING25 at checkout. Happy shopping!
Photos by Becky Johns