With a Twist
Recently, I had the pleasure of collaborating with Banana Republic by styling two of their new pieces for Spring. White trousers and the cutest colorblock crepe top. I’m telling you this crepe top looks so much better on than on the hanger – one of those pleasant surprises. Anyway, I wanted to give each piece […]
Dress: Akira, Boots: Akira, Hat: Brixton Photos by Ryan Brown
Ah the little black dress, reinvented season after season, always the ultimate wardrobe staple. I picked this particular black sheath because I loved the boxiness of it mixed with the deep v-neck. The two features seem in contract yet at the same time in unison. The perfect dress for the city. And then the hat. […]
I decided to dye my hair a rainbow of colors this summer. Here is the result; unicorn hair. I owe all the fun I have been having with my hair to my best friend and hair colorist, Lindsay Kotay. Photos by Dex Dexign Jumpsuit: Flynn Skye, Shoes: Zara Hair by Lindsay Kotay (@HairbyKotay)
Missoni Day Dress
Photos by Dex Dexign Dress: Missoni, Shoes: Zara, Bag: Timberland
Hit Me B-Low the Belt
Never underestimate the power of a good accessory to instantly update a look. The addition of this simple belt takes this outfit from forgettable to enviable. The bag, which I like, but not quite as much as the belt if I’m being honest, was a find at a market in Tulum. Other […]
Hi! I’m back. I have missed this platform of expression and happy to be back creating a little bit. I have recently been experimenting with my hair a lot. At this point it has nearly been every color in the rainbow. Right now, it is a washed out orange, kind of creating a strawberry tone […]
Beat The Heat
Compensation provided by Sears Style. Bikini season. Some dread it, some revere it, but few are indifferent. It has always seemed odd to me that during the summer, at the pool or beach, it is totally normal to basically walk around in your underwear. Not that I have anything against this – it’s just always […]
Keep It Simple
I’m a firm believe in the powers of wearing head to toe white year round – and in the summer it seems even more appropriate. I found this gem of a jumpsuit at Sears and have been pretty surprised by how cute some of the things there are. My favorite part of this jumpsuit is the elastic leg openings that can’t help but show off my shoes. Plus, that little detail gives the piece a super tailored look.
Summer is Upon Us!
Compensation was provided by Sears via Mode Media. In Chicago spring usually feels like someone forgot to shut the freezer door and you are forced to stand right in front of it. At least you aren’t inside it anymore and that’s a huge relief. Now summer is upon us. What Chicagoans wait all year for – […]
It’s a Rental
I rented my entire outfit for the Rent the Runway party (except the shoes) and couldn’t have been happier with the outcome. The dress fit perfectly (they send you two sizes to help make sure this happens). And the accessories pulled the look together. Personally, I find renting a dress more enticing than renting jewelry because I […]
Not So Mellow Yellow – The Spring Jacket
Spring has sprung! Well, only some days here in Chicago but in most of the country, the birds are chirping and the flowers are starting to bud. I remember as a little girl loving this time of year. I would go out to the front yard where the earliest blooming flowers were and get so excited in […]
Jeans: Topshop, Coat: Vintage, Shoes: Freebird, Sweatshirt: American Apparel, Tank: Graham Elliott, Beanie: All Saints, Bag: Vintage Chanel Photos by Daniel Korenevsky
Tulum Photo Diary
Mexico, the country of tacos, margaritas, sombreros and a culture of which visitors rarely get a glimpse. The all-inclusive resorts, although fun, basically just give me a sunburn and a week long hangover. But this time I ventured down to Tulum. A place fabled for its fashion set and grass roof thatched huts. It didn’t disappoint. My […]
Is Fashion Shallow?
Today I’ve been reflecting on the idea of fashion and it’s relation to our personal experience. I am also currently fascinated by the idea that fashion itself is shallow. Personal style does cause judgements to be made. It informs the way others perceive us, and therefore, it effects our personal experience of the world. This is true. But […]
As a child, one of my favorite pastimes was playing dress up. My friends would come over, and we would dig into an old wooden chest my mother had filled with everything from tutus to shiny gold high heels to Dalmatian costumes. It always seemed I could find some hidden relic if I just kept digging, giving me the […]
Fringe Jacket Doe
Photo by Dex Dexign
All Black Everything
Crisp morning air mixed with energy generated by the cliche pumpkin spice latte have made this fall intoxicating. The only thing amiss is the fear of the looming winter approaching – and that these damn lattes are going to give me a coffee addiction. Besides my newfound appreciation for Starbucks’ world domination – I kid, […]
Nasty Gals About Town Chicago pt. 3
My last underground gem I want to tell you all about is a little coffee shop in Lakeview that also makes locally handcrafted, custom bicycles, Heritage General Store Their website says, “It’s not just a bike shop, and it’s not just a coffee shop—it’s an artistic space, a working space, a space to live in” and […]
Nasty Gals About Town: Chicago pt. 2
I am profiling my favorite spots around my city for NastyGal, highlighting places that aren’t necessarily in the guidebooks – places in this city that I love and frequent. Second on the list is my all time favorite taco place: Antique Taco. Specifically, you should – actually you must – try their pork carnitas tacos […]
Nasty Gals About Town #Chicago
As I may or may not have made evident on this blog over the past year, I am obsessed with Chicago. I wanted to do a series about experiencing Chicago as a local, so I’ve teamed up with NastyGal to show off my favorite spots in this NastyGalsAboutTown series. Chicago is a city that screams […]
Some days I get overcome by words, by visuals, by thoughts, and by memories. And by how it all means so much and yet maybe means nothing at all. Today is one of those days. Enjoy and savor.
Something Interesting Off To The Left?
Dark lips have me swooning. Admittedly intimidating to pull off, the trend oozes chicness. Here, I went mildly safe and instead of getting a dark purple or dare I say black lip color at Sephora, I decided on a dark Marc Jacobs burgundy. I used black eyeliner as a lip liner. The end result is […]
Tonight, I’m in Love…with the SCF Alabama Gown