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… Read moreWith a Twist
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.
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… Read moreSummer is Upon Us!
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… Read moreIt’s a Rental
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… Read moreIs Fashion Shallow?
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… Read moreVideo Games
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… Read moreAll Black Everything
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… Read moreNasty Gals About Town Chicago pt. 3
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:… Read moreNasty Gals About Town: Chicago pt. 2
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… Read moreNasty Gals About Town #Chicago
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… Read moreSomething Interesting Off To The Left?
The plunging deep V neck line (sans cleavage) is one of my favorite trends recently. Well, I have loved it for a long time – it is very elongating and therefore flattering – but currently it feels very of… Read morePlunging Neck Lines
I’m all about supporting the local community of artists, craftsmen, and designers…and trying to be cool. Hence, the outfit above. Don’t all the rappers sing about snapbacks? Cool. And didn’t all the kids start smoking to be badass?… Read moreBe Cool
Do people still even wonder this anymore – the white after Labor Day question? For me the answer is a blatant yes, you can obviously wear white after Labor Day without so much as your grandmother blinking an eye (at… Read moreIs it Okay to Wear White After Labor Day?
Dressing correctly for every occasion can be stressful, expensive, and time consuming; i.e finding that perfect outfit. It’s especially hard when you aren’t satisfied wearing something standard – the root of the “so many clothes and yet nothing to… Read moreDressing For The Occasion
Living in Chicago is great. There are so many great restaurants and bars, I couldn’t try them all if I tried (which actually frustrates me because I do try). Sometimes, though, I want to get out and do something without ingesting calories… Read moreBabe 23 Sweatshirt
Upset with myself is an understatement. Or maybe I’m being hyperbolic. I might be just upset. Either way I am really wishing I had pulled the trigger on these Stuart Weitzman over the knee boots when they were on the Nordstrom… Read moreOver the Knee Black Boots
I went back and forth for a while debating how much I loved the Stone Cold Fox Stardust Jumpsuit. When I first saw it, it was lust at first sight. But as we all know, lust can fade fast and… Read moreStone Cold Fox Stardust Jumpsuit
If you have ever heard me talk about my favorite designers and stores or where I shop, I am kind of a broken record. It’s always Stone Cold Fox and Urban Outfitters. Knowing that, you can imagine how happy I… Read moreSCF x Urban Outfitters
Ok, we all agree, Kate Moss is a legend, an icon, and a muse. Of course, you should just be yourself, but honestly, who doesn’t want to be more like Kate? Photos by Nicholas Ryan T-shirt: Urban Outfitters, High-waisted Jeans:… Read moreJust Be You But More Like Kate Moss
Politics and fashion are two things that rarely mesh at an elementary level. Although, many times there seems to be a correlation with a person’s personal style and their political views. I found this clutch undeniably humorous. Anytime fashion can make me laugh… Read moreLiberal, Miserable, and Cynical
Full disclosure: I have a bit of an overall purchasing problem. For some reason, this item is one thing that is so hard for me to pass up when I come across a good pair. I probably have about… Read moreThe Best Damn Overalls Out There
Hi! I am sorry it has been so long since I have posted! I have missed doing this so much. Things have been a bit busy recently. Out of town almost every weekend lately and I will still be traveling… Read moreHigh-Waisted Jeans and Halter Tops