Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Lakeside Stroll

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I like the lakes in Muskegon, Michigan better than the ones in Chicago. Chicago beaches are too busy. I love big city livin', but give me a desolate beach any day like Pere Marquette on a Wednesday afternoon. My mom snapped these when I was in Michigan a couple weeks ago. This or something very similar has been my go-to beach look so far this summer.
I bought this Betsy Johnson bathing suit a couple years ago and since I'm hardly the beach-going type, it still is like brand new, unlike a majority of my shoes I destroy within a matter of weeks or months. I love a thin tank like this Wildfox one to throw over my bathing suit and of course, a pair of impractical beach shoes like the wedges I wore.
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[bathing suit by betsy johnson, pink tank by wildfox, shorts from uo, wedges c/o blowfish, aviators by banana republic]
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Monday, June 27, 2011

summer workwear

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This was what I wore last week to work. I've had to wear flats to work all last week since I now have a roundtrip walking commute of four miles. This week I'm packing heels because I just miss hem so much.
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[flats by dolce vita c/o beso, pants by bdg, top from uo, belt by american apparel, sunglasses by rayban, tie from a h&m dress, jacket by ecote]
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Photos by Courtney!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Lily & Me

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This is Lily. She's an asshole. She's cute, but she's a little asshole. Since she is so incredibly cute, I used her as a prop back in Michigan when I wore this last week. And my mommy took these photos too. Gotta love her photography talents!
It's funny how my family reacts to what I wear. This outfit is in now way, odd or out there, but my little brothers look at me like I'm from another planet when I wear this hat. My youngest brother, Dylan, pleaded for me to change before I went out in public with him. I, of course, looking for any excuse to embarrass the 14 year-old, naturally refused. It's my turn to embarrass someone now that I'm old! 
I love this skirted romper. I've worn it a couple times now as the weather finally gets warm enough and I like to lift the skirt up and for a moment scare friends to only reveal there are shorts underneath. I'm surprised I didn't think to do that with any of these photos. Another time!
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[skirted romper by pins and needles, hat from target, heels by jessica simpson]
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Photos by mom

Monday, June 20, 2011

A Pretty Party Dress

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Alainn Bella sent me this beautiful ruffle neck string dress that I plan to wear to a wedding late July.  I didn't need to do much to style this dress, but add a feather hair piece, purple pumps and a gold necklace. I stuffed in the strap to my Marc Jacobs bag in order to use it as a clutch. It's such a small bag, I can't fit much more than the strap inside of it, but oh well, I don't need to put much in there anyways.
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[dress c/o alainn bella, shoes and jacket by bcbg, necklace from kie&kate, bag by marc jacobs]
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Photos by mom!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day!

When I visited home in Michigan last weekend, I photographed my dad. As I've grown, I've noticed similarities in our style. He typically dresses in all black, leather boots and accessorizes with rings and leather bracelets, all of which I would describe as my perfect outfit. He's also a die hard Blue Oyster Cult fan as you can probably tell. For more photos, click here.
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Happy Father's Day to my badass dad, funny stepdad and my grandpa who is always there for me. Love you guys!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Amy

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Here's Amy of Chicago Streetstyle! While she's typically on the other side of the camera, she's always sporting such great style and I love to photograph her. I normally hate shooting in direct sunlight, but I think we both missed the sun so much, we both wanted to stand in it and bask in the sunlight. After these photos I got to watch her dash after the UPS guy to get package. She ran for blocks in this and I should have snapped for photos, teehee! What a stylish runner!
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[sandals by givenchy, top by suno, skirt by h&m, bracelets by erin gordon for sarca and "yeyes" from ikram, and sunglasses by alexander wang]
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