Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Denim Love & Discounts

DSC_9424
I've always loved the denim on denim look. Not particularly on my stepdad or the old guy at work per say, but something a little more feminine and current. And now my love affair with flares is in full swing. They just balance out my shape. 
Since I picked this outfit up from Comfort Me in Chicago, they are offering readers who stop in the boutique in the Lincoln Park area, 10% off your purchase if you mention my blog. Chicago ladies, this place really is my favorite. I just feel warm and fuzzy when I walk inside and they have so many adorable pieces!
My jewelry finished off this simple look with gold jewelry and a colorful bracelet from JewelMint. JewelMint is offering my readers 50% off your first purchase using the code: BlondeBedhead50. The code is valid until September 7, so pop over there and check out all the cute stuff! 
DSC_9430
[top by bella dahl and jean by truck jeans c/o comfort me, ring and bracelet c/o jewelmint, wedges you can't see by steve madden, sunglasses by banana republic, watch from kie&kate]
DSC_9422
DSC_9394
DSC_9403
DSC_9369
DSC_9361
Also, I'll be in New York City from September 6 until September 11 with miss Tieka! It's been a year and a half since I've been able to partake in some fashion week festivities, but I'll be back! I'll be at the Lucky FABB Conference, ModCloth Swap Party, FNO partaaays and other fun stuff! I'm beyond excited! EEE! Who else will be in NYC?!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Flowy

DSC_1105
I knew this weekend would be a good one once my boyfriend helped me organize my shoe closet and my friend Erin arrived in town from Detroit. From shopping all over the city to indulging in pancakes and mimosas, I'd say our weekend was well spent.
I picked these shoes out at Lori's Shoes on Saturday morning and immediately switched out the sandals I was wearing to these ones. Leopard print makes me swoon, as you all know!
I love when Erin visits because she has such amazing style and always thinks of ways to style an outfit I might never think of. And she's not afraid to say, "No, I don't really like that. Try [insert better matching apparel item here]" Erin, I miss you already!
DSC_1159
[leopard print wedges by sam edelman c/o lori's shoes, black and red bracelets c/o missfits, top from uo, skirt by american apparel, vintage owl necklace borrowed from erin, thrifted belt, hat by deena and ozzy]
DSC_1146
DSC_1137
DSC_1163
DSC_1202
Erin and Kara!
DSC_1127
DSC_1119

Friday, August 26, 2011

What I Wore + Shop It To Me

On Wednesday, I hurried over to the 900 Shops in my 6 inch platform boots to celebrate the launch of Jessica of What I Wore's book. I must say,  Shop It To Me hosted a fun book signing and it was great to chat with everyone from Shop It To Me and pick up a copy of Jessica's book!
DSC_1056
I was really excited to see Jessica again! I met her during NYFW in February 2010 and immediately loved her. She's so accomplished, stylish and gorgeous--and down to earth to boot.
3
(Photo by Dan Boczarski)
DSC_1043
Laura of On the RacksLisa of Archives Vintage, Merl of Clyde's Rebirth 
DSC_1021
I have dozens of photos of these girls giggling and being goofy. They amuse me.
DSC_1041
DSC_1009
Laura of On the RacksAudrey of A Lovely Escape, me, Taylor of Curly in the City
For more photos, visit Shop It To Me's Blog!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Chicago Blogger Meet N Greet

DSC_9443
Emily of Sartoriography, Lisa of Archives Vintage, Tabitha of Defining Tabitha and Britt of That Shop Girl
Chicago fashion/personal style bloggers are my favorite. I might be biased since I now live here, but even before I moved, I made friends with many of these lovely ladies. They're just so damn down to earth and I felt like I could be myself with them. And they learned quickly I'm a sorry excuse for a lady with my potty mouth, lack of palette for exquisite foods (I just want a hot dog!) and my toilet humor. They accept me and I love that I feel at home here, even when I haven't lived here long. And naturally, when Lisa organized the Chicago Blogger Meet N Greet, I attended to see these fabulous people and make new friends. I like to surround myself with good people.
DSC_9506
Karyn of Dethrose Vintage who I like to photo stalk.
The location of the meet up has been my favorite of all blogger meet ups to date. It took place at Deliciously Vintage, a beautiful boutique of curated vintage pieces. I loved the place so much, I'm heading back there this weekend to do some shopping. While shopping and sipping wine, I was able to reunite with friends and finally meet many more great girls. I love that there's such a great community of fashion bloggers. They really are all extremely personable and fun.
DSC_9487
DSC_9534
Oh, Emily. I heart you.
DSC_9455
DSC_9492
DSC_9486
DSC_9445
Law, the owner of Deliciously Vintage
DSC_9478
To see more photos visit my flickr page!
And for a complete list of blogger attendees and sponsors, visit here!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Giveaway: Free Pair of Eyewear from Bonlook!

 Hello dear readers! Bonlook, a retro sunglasses and vintage glasses company, is offering the winner a free pair of prescription..or non-prescription eyewear! To enter, like Bonlook on Facebook and comment here with your favorite model and email address. The giveaway is open worldwide until Wednesday, August 31 at 9 p.m. CST. If you don't win or are just that excited about these sweet glasses, Bonlook is offering a coupon code, BONLOOKGIVE for $10 off, which makes the $99 glasses even more affordable! Goodluck! For a second entry, tweet or share the giveaway and link on Facebook!

-3
Print
-4

Monday, August 22, 2011

Fancy Pants & Narrow Passageways

DSC_9319
Since I've been out of town the last couple months for weddings and family functions, I've been living out of a suitcase. It was such a relief to finally stay in the city last weekend and not have to think in advance to what I might wear or need to style various outfits. I could casually search my closet and change several times a day, which of course, I did. I was most excited to be in town this weekend though to see my blogger friends and meet a slew of new fashionable ladies at the Chicago Blogger Meet N Greet.
I styled this silk dress from Comfort Me with a pair of white pants last weekend with a pair of purple pumps and a studded clutch I almost forgot I own. This outfit just made me feel fancy, which I enjoy from time to time. I shed the pants and wore the top as the dress it actually is, which made me feel sassy, which was perfect for the fashion blogger meet up. I'll be sharing photos from the meet up tomorrow!
DSC_9298
[dress worn as shirt and pants by society for rational dress c/o comfort me, ring c/o jewelmint, pumps by bcbg, clutch by tylie malibu, sunglasses by rayban]
DSC_9309
DSC_9349
DSC_9331
DSC_9274
DSC_9283

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

a sweater and ass kickin' boots

DSC_9064
I styled this outfit for last weekend in Milwaukee. Nothing like a knit pair of shorts and sky high platform boots for fall transition! I'm becoming more and more excited for fall and have begun to brainstorm fall outfits, especially utilizing this thick, comfy sweater. I imagine once the weather cools down more, I'll throw this sweater over maxi dresses for the ultimate in comfort and warmth.
As my friends and family may know, I love a statement shoe and naturally, I attracted some stares with these amazing boots from Lori's Shoes. I had been coveting these boots for a while and now that they're mine, I believe you'll be seeing many appearances from them on here. My coworkers will probably begin to wonder if I own any other shoes besides these.
DSC_9153
DSC_9017
DSC_9072
[jeffrey campbell wedges c/o lori's shoes, sweater and shorts by sparkle and fade, bag by rebecca minkoff]
DSC_9138
DSC_9136 
What's the one fall trend you're dying to try?
Check out Lori's Shoes' blog for more photos!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Back to Basics

DSC_9191
This may be the most cozy dress ever. I spent yesterday prancing around Milwaukee in this black maxi dress soaking up the sun on rooftop decks and strolling around shopping. Since the dress is so simple, I added these pink espadrille wedges from Bucco and a colorful magnetic charm bracelet by Ulinx along with my standard gold accessories. I always feel the best in the most fuss-free and basic outfits.
DSC_9243
DSC_9195
[shoes c/o bucco, magnetic bracelet c/o ulinx, dress by akira, bag by marc jacobs]
DSC_9238
DSC_9247
DSC_9168
DSC_9180
DSC_9254