Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Free Fallin'

It's been awhile since I shimmied into a mini skirt, but I love the print and the color and had to wear it. I used to style miniskirts with loose tops tucked in or anything a little scandalous, but this to me is a little more grown up and makes it more age appropriate for this old lady.
[Tribal Sweater skirt c/o Jupe Boutique, peplum top from Urban Outfitters, Gold Lame necklace c/o JewelMint, Gold Reef Ring c/o JewelMint, heels by LAMB, bag by Marc Jacobs, sunglasses by House of Harlow, bow belt given to me by Merl who took it off a dress she bought]

Monday, October 29, 2012

All American

My outfit doesn't get more American than this with the patriotic colors, galloping horse sweater and jean jacket. I also have that country music star hair which further qualifies me as 'murican. I wore this outfit two consecutive days this past weekend, from my Friday workday outfit to my Saturday trip to Chicago. It makes overnight stays very easy to pack for! 
You'll also notice straight hair--something I don't have very often since my days of college. I used to always, always straighten my hair in high school and the beginning of college, but as I grow older, I just don't feel like doing it. At least now, I've found a very simple solution to when I want my hair to be more manageable. It's an hour and $78 away from a stylist named Michelle who I took a chance on. Bless her heart.
[sweater from Urban Outfitters, thrifted CK jean jacket, pants c/o J Brand, ankle booties c/o Sole Society, bag by Marc Jacobs, Rayban aviators c/o Shades Daddy, watch c/o Daniel Wellington, Gold Reef Ring and blue Going for Baroque Bracelet c/o JewelMint, silver rings c/o Catbird]
I'm obsessed with this Daniel Wellington watch and my Jewelmint gold reef ring!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Enter to Win a $200 Max Studio Gift Card!

Enter the Max Studio Giveaway for a chance to win a $200 gift card to shop their store. From luxe outerwear to cocktail attire, there is something here for everyone. I'm loving the capes and fur coats and the mid-season sale items there right now! To enter, comment with your email address. For a second entry, please like Max Studio on Facebook and leave a second comment indicating so. The giveaway is open worldwide and closes on Friday, November 9 at 10 p.m. EST. Good luck!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


When contemplating what to wear to an all day video shoot for work, I decided a pair of my favorite jeans, men's sweatshirt, boots and a bad ass leather jacket would be the best in terms of comfort and pretending to have authority. This also worked well for a long drive up to northern Michigan for a weekend-long bachelorette party.
Like this jacket? I about shit my pants when my friend Courtney told me about this discount code for 70 percent off a bunch of brands at Isaay and I scooped up this leather jacket that I couldn't otherwise afford and a pair of heels. Woohoo!
[jacket by LAMB, jeans c/o J Brand, men's sweatshirt from UO, belt from J Crew, boots c/o Aldo, bag by Rebecca Minkoff, sunglasses c/o Shades Daddy, skull bracelet c/o Living Royal, ring c/o Courtney Kaye, necklace by Merl Kinzie]

Monday, October 22, 2012

Looking Back

I dry cleaned this skirt recently and remembered I had it in my closet. I bought it three years ago and I had a good laugh looking at Chictopia to see how I styled it back in 2009. Click here to see. Going through old blog posts, Chictopia and photos give me a good chuckle. It's like looking back on my junior high year book--filled with awkwardness.
[top from Zara, silk skirt from Anthropologie, belt from J Crew, flats c/o Wanted Shoes, BB Dakota coat c/o Burlington Coat Factory, fur stole from Archives Vintage, sunglasses by House of Harlow, watch c/o Daniel Wellington, ring c/o INPINK, serpent ring c/o Courtney Kaye, vintage bag by Chanel, ring c/o B Mila]

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

St. Johns

Jack and I headed to Uncle Johns Cider Mill in St. Johns last Sunday to indulge in tasty donuts (pumpkin and cider flavors are the best there) and cider. I forget these places allow you to walk through orchards, participate in a corn maze and other activities I feel apathetic about. Luckily, Jack was content with going there just to snack on donuts and caramel apples and then leave. Our plan is to go back and get more donuts. Maybe try the wine tasting too. I don't know, I don't know if there's enough time!
I just bought this plaid shirt on a super clearance from J Crew and it seemed like the perfect easy top to wear to the cider mill. I paired it with mint jeans and a pair of oxfords. I was fuss free and comfortable.
[top +belt from J Crew, jeans c/o J Brand, bag by Rebecca Minkoff, sunglasses c/o Shades Daddy, oxfords c/o Wanted Shoes, necklace c/o Jewelmint (last year), ring c/o INPINK]
I adore this guy.

Monday, October 15, 2012


Instead of heading to Michigan State University's homecoming game with my free tickets, I decided to avoid the rain and cold and head to the east side of the state so Jack could get his hair cut (he loves his hometown barber) and I could do some shopping at my favorite mall. 
Later that evening my friends Ryan and Liz invited us over to their place to watch the Tigers game. I absolutely love going to their house. It's like a playground for adults with their hot tub and outdoor projector screen, massage chair, bottles of wine, a cute cat named Olivia and always, a lot of food and a fully stocked candy bowl, all in their beautiful home.
[sweater from Target, faux leather leggings from Aritzia, Leige Tall boots s/o Ecco, bag by Rebecca Minkoff, BDG hat from Urban Outfitters, BB Dakota coat c/o Lulu's (last year), rings c/o Catbird, watch c/o Daniel Wellington, serpent ring c/o Courtney Kaye, glasses c/o Bonlook,]

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


Work has been stressful, life has been hectic and sometimes after a frumpy day, I change what I'm wearing to lift my mood. It worked. I got home yesterday and changed into these shorts I rediscovered in my closet along with this new blazer and silk top.  It's unfortunate I come up with these cute outfits when I have nothing to do. I ran to the grocery store and then I had a couple of my friends stop over for beers. It was low key, but my favorite kind of Tuesday when I have nothing big to do after work but play dress up, buy ice cream and catch up with good friends.
[silk top from J Crew, Military Ball Jacket c/o Sugarlips, shorts from Kensie, boots by Calvin Klein, bag by Rebecca Minkoff, scarf from the Limited, necklace c/o Aliexpress by Alibaba]