Winter Favorites from Instagram

Hello sunshines! Hope you are all having a great week! It’s been a couple months since I’ve updated the “Shop the Look” category from my outfits from Instagram….life has been so busy busy! Mr. P and I have been non-stop traveling!!! I’m sharing below some winter favorites from our trip to Austin, colorful & fun at work, and my current obsession with fun sleeves. Dressing in layers! Top: Free People – Last Dance Cuff in Ivory ($68.00) // Dress: Forever 21 – Accordion Pleated Slip Dress ($15.99) // Heels: Aldo – sold out but similar from Aldo “Barefoot” in Nude (on sale for $40.00) and Zappos Kristin Cavallari “Larox” Wedges (on sale $133.99) Makin’ a fashion statement at work! Top: Banana Republic Factory – Ruffle Front Cable Crew Sweater in Ruby Wine (on sale for $37.99) // Skirt: Banana Republic Factory – sold out but some colorful favorites that I am currently eyeing from Nordstrom by J.Crew “Pop Stripe Skirt” (98.00), Emerson Rose “Print Mix Pleated Skirt” ($129.00), Vince Camuto “Multi stripe Flare Skirt” ($69.00), and Banana Republic “Animal Pattern Full Skirt” ($54.98) Bell-Sleeves are cute to look at, but not fun during brunch! Top: Shein* – Bell sleeves top in Burgundy ($10.00), and a few other favorites that I am eye from Nordstrom Karen Kane “Diamond Print Off the Shoulder Bell Sleeve Top” ($79.00) and Anthropologie “Toastworthy bell sleeve top” ($68.00) // Jeans: American Apparel – Pencil Jean in […]

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Austin (Part 1) – Street Art & Murals

Hello sunshines! I am so excited to share with you all our most recent trip to Austin, Texas! I decided to split this LONG blog post into two parts because I had way too much to write and way too many pictures to show. Part 1, this post, will be all about the awesome street art & murals that Mr. Photographer (aka Mr. P) and I found while walking around the city! Part 2, which will post this weekend, will be about where and what we ate & drank and places we knew we had to see. Many of you know that I get super excited about finding cool street art & murals. I could not believe my luck as we stumbled across a total of 11 pieces of art; well, 10 to be exact, since the Hope Outdoor Gallery was already on my list :). Living the Goodlife in Austin, TX – E. Cesar Chavez & Waller Fast Folks Cyclery and Café – 1201 E Cesar Chavez St (E. Cesar Chavez & Waller) Welcome to Fast Sixth IBIZ District – 1201 E 6th St (E. 6th & Waller) ‘Til Death Do Us Apart – E. 7th & Waller Austin, Texas – E. 6th & I-35 One Cool Cat – E. 6th & I-35 Capital Building – E. 8th & Congress Cool Car – E. 8th & Congress Mosaic Jazz Mural – E. 11th & Waller HOPE Outdoor Gallery – […]

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Blending in with Nature

Hello sunshines! Holiday season is upon us! Can’t believe Thanksgiving is in two days and 2016 will be over in a little over a month…time is flying by so fast! We went back to West Bloomfield, Michigan a few weekend’s ago for an early Thanksgiving celebration with Mr. Photographer’s family; we had lots and lots and lots and lots of delicious food and wine and by 8 pm that Saturday, all of us were on the couch and no one could move!! It just so happened that college football was on too. Wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without a little football (according to Mr. Photographer, LOL). The weather was perfect that weekend too, so we all went for a little walk the next morning at a nearby nature reserve. I have a cozy sleeveless turtleneck tunic on and it’s seriously the best thing ever for fall/winter when temperatures start to drop! I actually wore a pair of rainboots to walk through the nature reserve and changed to my booties only when we had to take pictures…I was warned that it may be muddy!!! Sleeveless Turtleneck Tunic: Banana Republic (last season’s but similar styles here and here from The Limited, and how CUTE is this fringed version?!) // Top: J.Crew Perfect-fit scoopneck shirt shirt // Jeans: 7 for All Mankind (old but currently eyeing this pair by Joe’s Jeans –Jerlyn) // Bootie: Nordstrom Rack (similar version by Lucky Brand and BP, peep-toe version […]

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Streeterville // Bold Work Style

  Hello sunshines! Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE Happy Wednesday my loves! We’ll be drinking mimosas & brunchin’ in no time. Today on the blog, I wanted to share how I make fashion statements in my traditional, suits all week type of work culture. First of all, I’ve never been a black pant suit type of girl. I hate dress pants…period. Second of all, I love a good fitting blazer (just got a new navy blue one from Banana Republic and it fits like a glove), but I truly dislike matching blazer and skirt sets! So….you ask…what do I do then?! I go for bold colors, patterns, and/or accessories. Of course, you know your work culture better than anyone else—so if bold colors are a no no, then try to go for patterns or statement jewelry! Read on for more :)!   Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:”Table Normal”; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:””; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin-top:0in; mso-para-margin-right:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt; mso-para-margin-left:0in; line-height:115%; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:11.0pt; font-family:”Calibri”,”sans-serif”; mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri; mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri; mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family:”Times New Roman”; mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;} What I’m wearing on today’s post is a red dress from Ann Taylor (which I wear year-round, they look great with black or grey tights from Hue), a statement necklace from J.Crew, my amazing new pieces of bracelets & rings from Audaviv (details of the jewelry below & also check them out at www.audaviv.com), lace-up […]

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West Loop // Fulton Market

Hello sunshines! Happy Wednesday 🙂 we’re almost through the work week! So I realized that I’ve been taking lots of photos by street art lately…I just can’t help myself! They look so cool! We were at The Aviary the other night for date night and had some time on our hands before our reservation so strolled around the neighborhood and found this awesome artwork–it is right across the street from Federales (hot spot on my to try list!!!!). Also if you haven’t had a chance to try The Aviary yet, highly suggest going for a few cocktails (make sure to buy your tock tix online!), it is super swanky and quite the experience there (date night or girls’ night). I included a picture of our drinks from the night! And of course, links to my wardrobe below :)! Skirt: Chicwish // Top: basic black tank from Urban Outfitters // Lacey Bralette: Urban Outfitters (similar here) // Shoes: Vaneli // Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Mini 5 Zip (Sold out, the Rebecca Minkoff Mini Mac is available here) // Necklace: Baublebar – Jennifer Y-Chain and Ice Slim Bar Necklace // Watch: Michael Kors

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Gold Coast // Lakefront

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE Hello sunshines! Happy Wednesday and hope you all having a great week so far!  I did some reminiscing this past weekend, as it’s almost been 3 years since I moved to Chicago. I’ve never regretted my decision to move here and honestly, it has worked out perfectly, and I consider myself to be extremely lucky. I’ve met some great people—including the BF and new BFFs—xoxo to you all! Cheers to you Chicago, cheers to many many more years living here. I took a stroll up the lakefront, about 1/2 mile from John Hancock, to one of my favorite spots close by North Ave beach that has the most beautiful view of the Chicago skyline (SO MUCH LOVE). Links below to my wardrobe! 🙂 Shirt: J.Crew (SALE!) // Skirt: Express (old, similar here, here – faux leather) // Shoes: Aldo (SALE!) // Purse: Louis Vuitton // Sunnies: Kate Spade // Necklace: Sweet & Spark (one of a kind vintage jewelry) // Watch: Michael Kors  

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Wicker Park // Street Art

Hello sunshines! Hope you are all having a great 4th of July weekend :)! Wicker Park is one of my favorite areas–there are many AHMAZING restaurants + bars and cute little shops. We ate at Big Star (best tacos + margaritas), roamed around afterwards and found these cool walls of street art to take pictures at. Of course, ended the day with a 4th of July chocolate sprinkles donut from Stan’s Donuts (YUM). It’s been a chilly few days in Chicago so I opted for white jeans instead of a flowy dress or skirt. I don’t mind a cool summer though! Nice change from the 90 degree weather a couple of weeks ago. Links to my wardrobe below :)! Shirt: American Rag – Macy’s (sale!) // Pants: Flying Monkey // Purse: Louis Vuitton // Shoes: Kelly & Katie – DSW // Necklace: Baublebar // Sunnies – Kate Spade and Wander & Co. // Watch: Michael Kors // Lips: Tarte LipSurgence Lip Gloss (Blushing Bride)  

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