Tuesday, May 31, 2011

More to Come!

I had so much fun this weekend, I'm exhausted! Here are a few fun photos from my weekend with Veronika of Tick Tock Vintage and Tieka of Selective Potential. We were the trio of fun, toilet humor and potty mouth language. It really doesn't get much better than spending a couple days with these crazy betches. I'll be posting a ton more throughout the week! Miss you guys already!
Photo by Emily of Sartoriography

Friday, May 27, 2011

FBFF Questions: Hair Care

1.      Do you go to the same stylist each time, try someone new, go to the cheap hair cutting chains or live it up in a salon? 

I typically go to the same person. When I lived in Michigan, I went to the same colorist for three years and the same person cut it for a year. When I moved to Chicago, I've been exploring and trying new things. I like to find someone I like and trust and stick with them. I get so much anxiety when I don't know if I trust the person or not. I've been doing a lot of research to find the best people to cut and color my hair and I really like the colorist who got me this fun red color. I'll be going back to her!

2.      Do you color your hair? How often? What’s your natural color? 

My natural hair color is ashy, mousy blonde. Almost just looks grey, so with my course curly hair, I like to color it to keep it from looking dull. I'm not sure how often I will be coloring this new hair, probably every 4-6 weeks. When my hair was blonde, I scheduled appointments between 6-7 weeks a part.

3.      The one thing you always do to keep your hair looking great is:  I don't blowdry my hair. Actually, I don't do a lot with heat products. I add gel and let it air dry and I don't wash it often since my hair is so dry.
4.      What hair trend do you love and wish you could rock? 4Shit, I wish I could pull off bangs. I would love a dark, sleek hair color and cut with blunt bangs. Or a platinum color like Gwen Stefani.
To check out more answers to these, check Modly Chic!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Romp Around

This is what I'm wearing today! We have an event for work tonight so I'm decked out in pieces I picked out from Kie&Kate. I've gotta look sassy for all the picture taking I'll be doing! It will be day two of event photography. Last night, I photographed the Skyline Awards for PRSA Chicago where I photographed people like David Axelrod, President Obama's senior advisor. I was photo stalking him, which he probably thought was creepy, but I had to deliver for PRSA! As they announced winners for awards I was blown away by the accounts these agencies have. Even though Chicago is big, I forget it's a big city where PR professionals work on Mcdonald's or Burger King accounts. Needless to say, I was impressed.
I had been eyeing this cute romper since I started at Kie&Kate and finally decided I needed it in my wardrobe. I paired with a cream bag that can be used as a clutch, fun wedges and gold accessories! In addition to being excited about this outfit, I'm even more thrilled for Veronika of Tick Tock Vintage to visit! I met her in person in December and I just adore her AND Tieka is visiting too! Veronika gets in town today and Tieka comes tomorrow. We're going to the Randolph Street Market Memorial Weekend Opener on Saturday and then I head to Michigan for the rest of the weekend to unwind.
[romper by veronica m, shoes c/o wanted, accessories and bag from kie&kate]
I'm obsessed with this bracelet and my pink nail polish!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Boy Meets Girl Giveaway!

With the launch of their new site, Boy Meets Girl, a super sweet clothing company, is offering one of my lucky readers a $50 gift card to their site! The contest ends June 1 at 10 p.m. CST and is open to U.S. residents only. 
To enter:
1. Follow Boy Meets Girl on Twitter if you have it
2. Like on Facebook
3. Comment with your email address!
How I styled a Boy Meets Girl tee last week:

Monday, May 23, 2011


This weekend I spent half the time dressed in a dirty shirt and jeans while watching the League Friday night with friends and going to the White Sox game on Saturday. But when the weather improved on Sunday, I actually took the time to style an outfit, which many a tow truck man seemed to enjoy. One of my friends, Melissa (the pretty gal above with me), came to visit my friend Courtney and I this weekend from Boston. Like Courtney, we've been friends since we were very young and it was so great to see her! It's been almost three years since I saw her last and I love that things can pick up where they left off.
Since I knew Sunday we'd be stuffing our faces with a buffet and unlimited mimosas at State on Sunday, I chose to wear a loose top over my high waist pants to conceal the food baby I'd surely walk out of there with. We spent the day being little gluttons followed by a lot of walking the sweltering heat which left me feeling sick by the end of the day, but so much fun and worth it.
[top from h&m, shorts from uo, wedges c/o wanted, hat by ninewest, jewelry from kie&kate, bag by rebecca minkoff]
Friends! Courtney (who took my photos), Kathleen and Melissa

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Channeling Peg Bundy

With big, red hair and leopard, I felt very Peg Bundy, ha! I picked up these pretty little leopard print shorts from H&M. I think I now own every item of clothing in a leopard print, actually, I just need some leopard pants. I also never really wore cream tops before, but I feel like it's something that goes well with red hair, so now I'll rock more of this color! 
Since the outfit was a mix of neutral colors, I grabbed my purple suede pumps to add a pop of color. I sold these to my friend, Kimmi, but still haven't brought them over to her yet. Kimmi, I hope this will lure you to visit me sooner! :)
[shorts by h&m, top and bag from kie&kate, purple suede pumps by bcbg]
Photos by my fabulous friend, Courtney

Monday, May 16, 2011

A New Hue

I feel so refreshed with this new hair color! i had been contemplating this change for a while now and of course I thought about how it would be strange for me to be a redhead with a blonde blog name, but oh well! The name isn't changing! I really just wasn't feeling pretty and I think it had a lot to do with having a hair color that wasn't so flattering on me. I researched best hair colors for my skin tone and ultimately decided to channel Isla Fisher. I went to an experienced colorist, Alison, at Gro Salon in the Bucktown neighborhood in Chicago. We did a short consultation, I showed her some photos of red hair and she agreed this would suit me!
I had every intention of wearing this outfit styled around the Boy Meets Girl tee I received out this past Saturday night. Unfortunately, the weather once again dictated a more practical and weather appropriate outfit. So I'll be wearing this out on the weekend in the next couple weeks! I picked up these mesh leggings last summer and can't wait to pair them with long tees all summer long.
[top c/o boy meets girl, mesh leggings from nasty gal, necklace from kie&kate, blue wedges by jeffrey campbell, skull ring by bcbg]

Saturday, May 14, 2011


Finally pulled the trigger and went red! Here's a sneak peak! 

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Suburbs

I wore this to work yesterday. The beginning of the day was so hot, humid and sunny and it turned to shit as soon as I got home. My plans of eating dinner on a patio in short shorts and leopard prints wedges turned to eating indoors in short shorts and leopard print wedges. Clearly, not the same at all. I love that I can wear these outfits to work! I can wear shorts, crazy shoes and hats! So fun! And my boss will take my outfit photos! Thanks Kati!
I was so pumped to finally wear shorts again and I added some orange, my favorite color this season with my favorite wedges and hat. Something needed to control my hair with all this humidity. I'm pretty sure this hat will be my summer staple. What's yours?
[top and bag from kie&kate, shorts by bdg, wedges from lulu's, hat by ninewest, sunglasses by banana republic]
In other real, super important news, I'm excited for my hair appointment this weekend--I'm going to listen to the colorist and let her do what she thinks will look best, whatever color that may be! I want a big change! Sorry if I disappoint with my next outfit post and it looks just the same, I feel like no one can ever tell when I get my hair colored or cut since it's so curly. 
P.S. We just got these bags in four colors! Yay! I love them all, view them all on Facebook

Summer Lust List

Whether it's a solid color romper, anything crochet or of course for me, the animal print staple, these are a few of the things I'm lusting after this summer. I'm giving dark colors a rest and going more for soft colors, fun handbags and an unforgettable shoe.

1. Teal A Second Glance Romper, $54.99
2. Bright Days Ahead Bag, $40
3. Gypsy Rose Blouse, $67
4. Havana Crossbody Bag, $48
5. Audrey Cat Eye Sunglasses, $12
6. Patty Crochet Dress, $68
7. Suede Platform Wedge by Pura Lopez, $395
8. McQ Asymmetric Wrap Skirt, $164.25
9. What An Angel Wedge by Irregular Choice, $244.95

Monday, May 9, 2011

Fun to the Max

This weekend was such a whirlwind--due partly to my day drinking festivities outside the Cubs game on Saturday, but mostly because of all the sober fun I did have with seeing visiting friends Tom and Erin. It was fun to let loose! We mostly ate a lot of food this weekend, especially Sunday. From breakfast at Milk and Honey, cupcakes from Molly's, drinks and the best chips and salsa at Zapatista to Icream, which by the way, is my new favorite place where you can choose your ice cream to be made from scratch, I had so much fun exploring more parts of the city in a comfy maxi dress. I was thrilled about the sun, which was a great excuse to throw on a hat.
[dress by f21, bag by rebecca minkoff, wedges c/o wanted, hat from target, accessories from kie&kate]
[maxi skirt by american apparel, tee by f21, jacket by bcbg, sandals from pataya]