Monday, July 30, 2012


It was Restaurant Week in Kalamazoo last week, so of course, fine dining at an unbelievable discount was in order. And so was dressing up. I've spent this summer in cut offs eating at taco trucks, that it was a nice change from the usual summer routine.
I was saving this dress for a special occasion--it's a little too short for work, but it was perfect for a dinner date AND it is really comfortable. Because the flowy dress and necklace added so much color, I kept my shoes and the rest of my accessories neutral and simple.
[dress c/o Lulu's, heels c/o Ninewest, bag by Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta necklace borrowed from Rent the Runway, sunglasses by House of Harlow, watch by Fossil]

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


It's been so hot that something as light, airy and incredibly short as this dress, makes sense. I styled this dress to wear this weekend and I added a pair of sparkly heels and a neutral bag, which will be perfect for dinner. It's been a super busy week and so this weekend, I will be spending it outdoors in pretty dresses, eating hot dogs and drinking beer.
[American Flares Lines dress c/o Lulu's, bag by Marc Jacobs, Steve Madden heels c/o Lori's Shoes, watch by Fossil, gold bracelet c/o T+J Designs, gold ring from Forever 21, ring c/o INPINK, serpent ring c/o Courtney Kaye]

Monday, July 23, 2012

Back to Bad Ass

I took a break from the cut offs and boots last week to explore a more feminine side of my style through wearing an obscene amount of pink. And now I remind you of what I might wear during a trip to Target with my mom. These boots were a staple of mine last fall when I worked for the ad agency. Unfortunately, I don't think I could be taken serious at my job today with them.  But, I can still wear cut offs and spiked boots after work, which is precisely what I do.
[thrifted CK jacket, v-neck from American Apparel, Dune bag c/o ELF, Levi's shorts from Urban Outfitters, Jeffrey Campbell spiked Lita's c/o Lori's Shoes, sunglasses by House of Harlow (purchased through Wasteland via Refinery29 Shops voucher), watch c/o BCBG, necklace c/o INPINK, bracelet c/o Kristin Hassan]

Friday, July 20, 2012

S & K Clutch Giveaway!

Thanks to S & K Boutique, this orange, square clutch is up for grabs in this week's giveaway! To enter, just comment on how you might style the clutch. For a second entry, like S & K on Facebook and leave a second comment indicating the Facebook Like. Giveaway is open worldwide and it ends Sunday, June 29 at 9 p.m. EST.
And congrats to Hannah for winning the Blondeshell Keratin Complex Giveaway!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Summer Brights

Holy shit, I've been wearing a lot of pink lately.
[pants from J Crew, chambray top from Forever 21, jacket by Zara, sunglasses c/o Shades Daddy, heels by Steve Madden, necklace + ring + owl bracelet c/o INPINK, watch c/o BCBG]

Monday, July 16, 2012

Weekend Casual

This shirt does nothing for my body shape, yet I keep wearing it and wearing ever since I picked it up a couple weekends ago and fell into a deep t-shirt love and infatuation. This outfit is pretty basic, it's something I've now worn a handful of times with a pair of flats and no jewelry. But for dinner last Saturday, I jazzed it up with some incredibly high wedges with a fun print and a lot of accessories from my new watch and necklace. I'd also like to report, I have not yet stained this shirt, which is a true feat for me.
[pants by J Crew, top by Wilfred, wedges c/o MIA Shoes, watch c/o BCBGMAXAZRIA, necklace + ring c/o INPINK, bag by Rebecca Minkoff, sunglasses c/o Shades Daddy]

Friday, July 13, 2012 Business Card Giveaway!

I've got a pretty sweet giveaway this week!, a high quality online design and printing company, would like to give away 100 MiniCards to one of my readers! I've been ordering my business cards through Moo for two years because let's be real, they look amazing and it's easy for a design fool like me to even figure out.  
To enter, just comment on what your favorite summer outfit is and include your email for us to contact you, it's that easy! Giveaway is open to readers world wide and will end on Sunday, July 22 at 9 p.m. EST. Good luck!

Thursday, July 12, 2012


Very rarely do I take off time to do absolutely nothing. The thought of not keeping busy and having plans seems like a wasted vacation day (I'm enough of a lazy person, spending weeknights on my couch), but last week I took a couple days off after the holiday and I have to say, it was difficult to return to work this week! One of my free days was spent in Saugatuck, Mich., a quaint West Michigan beach town with cute shops, art galleries and a great little coffee shop.
I dressed myself in high waist jean shorts, a loose hot pink button up and some floral wedges. Seemed like the most appropriate, summery outfit to wear to walk around with ice cream and coffee in the sun.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


Last Saturday, I had bigger plans than just watching Dance Moms and overeating jalapeno chips, I headed to the Detroit area for a day of shopping and a night of dancing! We headed to a mildly sketchy club where I shook what my momma gave me  (not much, thanks mom.) I got this silk top for super cheap at a boutique in Birmingham, Mich. called Complex and it was fate that they had it in my size with the peek-a-boo arm being on the side of my tattoo AND it had a small stain which made it even cheaper. SCORE.
[silk top by Funktional, leather shorts from Forever 21, heels by Steve Madden, bag by Marc Jacobs, ring c/o Courtney Kaye]

Monday, July 9, 2012

Jia Cardigan Styled Four Ways!

I took on the challenge to style this reversible Clara cardigan from Jia Collection and below are four ways I've styled it! It will be a contest on Pinterest. Check out the other entries (they should be up by 3 p.m. EST, vote by liking/repinning your favorites!)
[Cardigan c/o Jia Collection, romper from Urban Outfitters, vintage cap toe heels from Dethrose Vintage, Rayban aviators c/o Shades Daddy]
[Jia cardigan, chambray top from Forever 21, vintage shorts by Levi's, Jeffrey Campbell boots c/o Lori's Shoes, hat by Nine West, sunglasses c/o Bonlook, bag by Rebecca Minkoff]
[Jia Cardigan worn as a dress, vintage belt, choker from Urban Outfitters, Owl Necklace gift from Dethrose Vintage, wedges by Jeffrey Campbell, clutch from American Apparel]
And another of my favorite look I styled and wore for dinner yesterday!
[Jia Cardigan, tee by Wilfred, shorts by Levi's, heels c/o Nine West, Rayban aviators c/o Shades Daddy, bag by Marc Jacobs, necklace by Merl Kinzie]
Check back to Jia's Pinterest page to vote on your favorite!