Friday, September 30, 2011

A Ladylike Amy

I was pleasantly surprised by Amy's very lovely and ladylike attire. Since I usually see gwe swooping around for streetstyle photos for her blog, Chicago Streetstyle, I typically see her rocking a casual, but edgy look always with a sweet pair of sneakers. She told me she was inspired by her mother's style circa 1989 when she taught at NYU when she styled this outfit. Her mother obviously had fantastic style to draw inspiration from and Amy pulled off the look flawlessly.
[sweater by Anna Dello Russo x INC, thrifted skirt, vintage pumps by Chloe, ring by Cynthia Rowley, necklace from H&M, sunglasses by RayBan and vintage gold earrings]

Thursday, September 29, 2011


From taking the bus in the morning to work, to running back and forth around the office, yesterday called for complete and utter comfort with a look that still says, "I will kick your ass" because you can't be a wuss in advertising. I met up with Amy of Chicago StreetStyle after work and ran across the street by the bean in Millenium Park to snap some pictures.
Tieka brought this maxi dress to the ModSwap in NYC and as I spotted it in her suitcase earlier in the week, I told her I would have to make that mine somehow. As soon as it was tagged and hung up on the garment rack during the event, I snagged that shit and stuffed it in my bag. It's one shouldered with some cute ruffles at the top, but I threw a sweater over top to add warmth and lace up boots to slosh through the many puddles on my walk home.
[dress from threadsence swapped from tieka, top c/o american living, wedge boots c/o wanted shoes, bag by rebecca minkoff, glasses c/o bonlook, bracelet c/o kristin hassan, ring c/o jewelmint, beaded necklaces c/o missfits]

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fall Lust List

Fall Lust List
Collage created using TechSmith Snagit

1. Dress by Mink Pink from ModCloth, $109.99
2. Collar Necklace from Lori's Shoes, $36
3. Latte Poncho from Chloe Loves Charlie (15% percent off code: BLONDE), $52
4. Bow Bridge Kennedy bag by Kate Spade, $445
5. Sunglasses from Bonlook, sale $60
6. Boot by Halmanera, $345
7. Loafer by DV by Dolce Vita, $64

Monday, September 26, 2011

Urban Fields

With a combination of laziness and a profound love for these red pants, I wore them almost all weekend and went from a daytime look to nighttime simply by changing out the shoes on Saturday. I spent that afternoon shopping in Milwaukee, where I wore the Wanted leopard print flats and later switched to my new Steve Madden leopard print boots, which I won from Lulu's at Blogger's Night Out in NYC. 
I would normally wear these boots all day, but I'm still in the process of breaking them in and if I'm saying they still hurt you can imagine the pain it's inflicting considering I put my feet through pain each and every day walking miles in heels and I have the callouses to prove it! And with two new amazing pairs of shoes to wear with red pants, I had to sport them both in one day.
[top from kie&kate, belt by american apparel, ring c/o jewelmint, pants from zara, boots c/o lulu's, gold bracelets c/o kristin hassan, red bracelets c/o missfits, jacket by bcbg]
[flats c/o wanted shoes, bag by marc by marc]

Thursday, September 22, 2011

A Fancy Dress & A Fancy Dress Giveaway

I played dress up on Sunday to style this fabulous cocktail dress I picked out from Clarisse. I haven't had an event to wear this little number to, but I've been staring at it in my closet for a couple months and figured out how I would style this when I wear it, most likely sometime this winter when I have more formal events to attend, by more, I mean one that I can think of! I like that the straps are removable, which makes it a little more versatile!
If you're interested in winning a similar version, see the giveaway details at the bottom!
[dress c/o clarisse,  bracelets c/o kristin hassan, heels by kelsi dagger, bag by marc jacobs]
If you dig the Clarisse dress like I do, I have it an extra version in black and in a size 4! Just comment with your email to win! I'm wearing it in a size 4 and I'm 5'4" and 125 pounds and it fits perfectly, just to give you a better understanding of what the size fits like. Giveaway ends Tuesday, October 4 at 9 p.m. CST.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Shop My Closet!

In an effort to reclaim some closet space, I have new items up for sale! Please email me at if interested. I accept payment via PayPal and can send more photos if you need more!
Steve Madden platform booties, some scratches on heel, $20+shipping
SOLD Aldo peeptoe wedge boots, size 9, a little destroyed, $10+shipping
Size small dress, tiny tear in sleeve, $15+shipping
SOLD French Connection dress, size small, worn twice! $35+shipping
Lucky Brand clog, 7.5, $25+shipping
SOLD Wedge by Coconuts, size 8, $20+shipping
SOLD BCBG bag, great condition $60+ shipping
Infinity scarf by Free People. $15 + shipping
BCBG purple pumps size 8.5-fair condition--some scratches. $20 + shipping Jan192010_0020

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

So Many NYC Photos!

Here are some random photos throughout the week during Fashion Week! For Fashion's Night Out, I sported a simple, comfortable look complete with Bonlook glasses, leopard print wedges and a leather jacket in the photo above. We took this outside of the Jane Hotel, a historic hotel we stayed at in the meatpacking district. During the early 1900s, sailors stayed in the cabin like rooms and Tieka and I experienced this history in extremely tight quarters. Imagine two girls, suitcases filled with clothes in a 50 square foot room and one twin bed. It was a tight fit, but we made it work! 
I was glad to finally meet Keiko at Elie Tahari during Fashion's Night Out. Shit was crazy that night and it really the only stop Tieka and I made. 
Jen of Jen Loves Kev snappin' away!
Julie of Orchid Grey is just so stunning!
Amy of Punky Style is so awesome and I loved her dress!
I looked so haggard by the end of Lucky FABB, but I just needed a photo with Alicia of Cheetah Is The New Black
Tieka, Mikhaila of From Aprons to Polkadots, Jen, me, Ashley of Lions Lace Lattes
So wish I had straight hair like Kimberly's so I could do fun colors with my hair!
Helena of Brooklyn Blonde is so incredibly gorgeous and poised! I could stand to learn a few lessons from her!
Kim of Eat Sleep Wear and Marissa of Style Cusp
I had such an amazing time and am glad TechSmith could help me go! I have some products to giveaway soon from them, which are some awesome tools to use for blogs! Weee!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Easy, Breezy Saturday

My weekend was low key, consisting of a trip to the salon to get my haggard self a hair cut and color followed by a lot of bar food and Redbox rentals. I've been looking forward to this weekend for weeks. I stayed in town and had absolutely no plans. Work has been insane lately and it seems like every weekend for the last couple months I've been out of town. I'm glad summer is over and it will start to slow down.
Since it was a warm, breezy day on Saturday, I paired leather shorts with a loose blouse and a jacket I don't wear enough. I also added this new Kristin Hassan bracelet and a pair of practical suede boots from Wanted. As fall approaches, I've been able to layer more, yay for cooler weather!
[jacket by american apparel, shoes c/o wanted shoes, bracelet c/o kristin hassan, belt and shorts by forever 21, top by h&m, bag by marc jacobs]
P.S. Check out my guest post on ModCloth's blog along with Tieka! I'm also pretty excited to be on ModCloth's ModSwap video!