Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Gold

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With my work's annual dinner coming up tomorrow, I spent some time styling possible outfits and this one came out on top. I've been obsessive with planning every detail of this event, but I worry about all the things I can't control. For whatever reason, having my outfit determined for this event has given me some relief. I can hear my mom telling me to stop worrying about things I can't control, but my control freak nature doesn't allow me to do that so easily!
Back to the real issues...Any suggestions on accessories? This is what I initially liked, but I'm considering a black heel and different jewelry.
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[peplum dress c/o Chi Chi, leather blazer c/o Bebe, bag by Marc Jacobs, heels c/o Nine West (last year), watch from Fossil, Joan of Arc necklace c/o JewelMint]
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Monday, November 26, 2012

Washington St.

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I slept in last Friday and missed most of the Black Friday deals, but by 5, I headed out to the Detroit area and did some shopping with Jack wearing the new scarf he got me and denim on denim. Anyone else start their holiday shopping yet? I ended up doing a majority of my shopping online on Thanksgiving between cooking and I'm already halfway done!
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[chambray top from Forever 21, BB Dakota coat c/o Burlington Coat Factory, jeans c/o J Brand, boots c/o Donald Pliner, bag by DVF, glasses by Warby Parker, scarf from J Crew]

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

JewelMint Jewelry Giveaway!

I've got a fun giveaway to kick off the holiday season thanks to JewelMintTo enter to win three pieces of jewelry, visit JewelMint and select your favorite jewelry and comment with which one is your favorite. You can see a couple of my picks below. For a second entry, share the giveaway on Facebook or Twitter and leave a second comment indicating which social media platform you shared on. The giveaway ends December 8 at 9 p.m. EST. Good luck!
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*JewelMint is offering 2 pieces of jewelry for the price of one, just $29.99 right now, in case you can't wait to shop!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Take a Step

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Last weekend I dealt with chronic crabbiness and boredom. I felt terrible with a migraine and poor Jack was sick with a cold, so we napped almost all weekend long with spurts of TV watching.
Jack was feeling better by Sunday and I pulled myself together for lunch at Five Guys, to grab coffee and fresh air. We also made a trip to the grocery store to do our Thanksgiving dinner shopping. For all these exciting festivities, I grabbed a pair of lavender jeans, chambray top and one of my many faux fur vests, a fall and winter staple of mine.
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[chambray top c/o Baukjen, faux fur vest from Marshall's, pants c/o J Brand, boots c/o Aldo, bag by Rebecca Minkoff, Rayban aviators c/o Shades Daddy, necklace and ring c/o JewelMint, skull ring by BCBG, watch by Fossil]
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Thursday, November 15, 2012

New Hair

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I've been contemplating a hair color change for a while now and Kimberly from Sine Qua Non Salon read my mind and knew exactly what to do and get the "antique blonde" shade I was looking for. She also gave me some soft waves to rock with my new color. It's nice to have a little change every once in a while.
If you're a Chicagoan, check out one of Sine Qua Non Salons in Chicago and mention my blog name for a free eyebrow wax or conditioning treatment. I went to the Lincoln Park location where parking was easy, the salon had a cool vibe and they had great customer service, something I've struggled with before with at salons.
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Kimberly was fantastic! I highly recommend her if you're looking for a hair stylist in Chicago. Oh and if you notice the cool art on the walls when you visit, she's the artist!
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

West

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In my family, if you're wearing anything dressier than jeans to a wedding, you're overdressed. So I suppose I overdressed again for another family occasion. My cousin got married a couple weeks back in a more casual setting and so I styled a simple black skirt with opaque tights and a leopard print top.
I headed to a niece's birthday party at a gymnastics facility earlier that day and even though I flashed all the children when I bounced on the trampoline and launched myself into the foam pit and probably came across as some Lady Gaga wannabe at the wedding, I was dressed comfortably and didn't have a care in the world! Which is probably because I lost all inhibitions after running through the gymnastics place with all the eight year olds.
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[skirt from Urban Outfitters, booties by Calvin Klein, coat from Zara, sunglasses by House of Harlow, bag by Marc Jacobs, necklace and ring c/o JewelMint, watch c/o Daniel Wellington]
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Monday, November 12, 2012

Late Fall

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Last Tuesday's election day meant I could wear jeans to work (after I voted of course). Our building was closed to the public so I took it a step further and wore a crewneck sweatshirt too. This outfit is basically what I live in after work and on weekends. 
I'm loving these slouchy hats that actually fit my big head and hair, any cool shops or etsy sellers you know of that sell these? I picked this one up from Target, but I want more!
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[leather jacket by LAMB, Champion sweatshirt from Meijer, jeans c/o DL 1961, boots by Jeffrey Campbell, necklace c/o Am I Be, bag by DVF, glasses c/o Bonlook, hat from Target, ring c/o JewelMint, watch c/o BCBG]
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Photos by Kat of Ginger, Adorned

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

You're Invited!

Join me at Bebe on Oak Street in Chicago tomorrow and stop by between 6-8 pm (I've got gift cards to give out, food and drinks!) I'll be bringing my camera so I can snap pictures of everyone and I'll be sure to share them on my flickr page for anyone to use on their own blogs! More details below!
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You’re Invited…It’s Your Season to Be Seen Join bebe for a Girls’ Night Out Thursday, November 8th 6 pm to 8 pm Bebe at Oak Street in Chicago, 109 East Oak Street. Check out the newest holiday looks and enjoy special offers, sips and nibbles! Shop fabulous dresses for Girls’ Night Out at bebe! Your nearest bebe store is your perfect destination to discover the ultimate dresses for your holiday events. First people to come up and introduce themselves get a $20 gift card to shop (while supplies last.)

Some blogger friends who will be joining me on the Girls Night Out fun! (If you plan to go let me know and I'll add you to this list below!)

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Style Sound
Mac & Molly

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Which Bebe Outfit Do You Like Better?

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Which outfit do you like better? Bebe let me style two outfits, one of which I'll be wearing to host a Girls Night Out at Chicago's Bebe Oak Street location on Thursday (more details to come tomorrow.) To vote, visit Bebe's Facebook page!
I styled the first outfit of Bebe metallic pants, sheer blouse and cropped moto jacket with my new LAMB heels, Tali Malibu studded clutch and a simple gold choker. It's an outfit I would more regularly wear, you know, since I'm sucker for leather. The dress is something a little more outside my comfort zone, but super fun and kind of perfect for Girl's Night Out. I styled it with Christian Louboutin heels, my FAVORITE Merl Kinzie necklace and the Bebe red faux fur jacket.
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Monday, November 5, 2012

Losing Daylight

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I styled this dress slightly different for a rehearsal dinner last weekend, pairing it with a pair of black pumps and a leather jacket. It was just too crazy to get pictures taken then and I'm still learning to not get anxious if I can't get something blog-related done when I think it should be. I waited until this weekend to get the pictures taken on a lazy Sunday when I had plenty of time on my hands and this time, I looked at my closet and thought about how I want to style it next, perhaps on a date with Jack.
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[Shake Your Chevy dress c/o Copper Etiquette, boots by Calvin Klein, jacket c/o JCP (last year), bag by Rebecca Minkoff, Lunar necklace c/o Am I Be, gold reef ring c/o Jewelmint, ring c/o Courtney Kaye, heart ring from Forever 21, watch from Fossil]
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