Gold Coast // Fall Lovin’

Hello sunshines! Happy hump day! With a blink of an eye, we are now in mid-September, HOW is time going by so fast?! The mornings are chillier and the air is crisper, aka fall is here. Today I am excited to share with you my first fall post :). Just last week, I randomly found a Forever 21 giftcard stashed in one of my purses; low and behold, there was actually value!!! I was looking for a denim jacket so this was the perfect opportunity to see if I could save a few bucks and use the giftcard. I found this awesome distressed denim jacket (worn on today’s post), long floral flowy v-neck shirt (worn on today’s post, sold out but other favorites from forever 21 and free people), and this blush colored corduroy button-front skirt (color sold out but there is a hunter green one here, and similar suede one here from forever 21), all for around $50 after the 10% off coupon I had! SCORE! I paired my new distressed denim jacket & floral shirt with shiny leggings from American Apparel and black booties. I WAS carrying my black Rebecca Minkoff crossbody (mini 5 zip on sale at Nordstrom Rack!) but may have forgotten to take it back for pictures once I handed it to Mr. photographer to carry it for a hot second (oops!!). Anyway, I’m obsessed with long flowy shirts/sweaters that I can wear leggings and […]

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Gold Coast // Summer (please stay forever)

Hello sunshines! Cheers to Wednesday and only having two days left in the work week. So last Friday, my quest to satisfy a sweet tooth and to get a beerita (an upside down corona in a margarita) turned into an impromptu Friday evening photo shoot. It was an extremely rainy week last week, so I was so happy when the weather was nice and the sky was blue Friday after work, especially since we only have so many summer days left (*sign*). What I have on are pieces of clothing that I’ve owned for years – my navy anchor print shorts is from J.Crew and my cream tie-back tank is from Asos. We were walking down Oak Street, which is home to many many luxury boutique, and light bulb went off in my head to pose by these stores….hopefully one of these days I’ll be in a position to actually walk in (HAHA $$$$)!!! I haven’t worn my navy anchor print shorts yet this ENTIRE summer so I had to pull them out for at least one wear before the fall gets here. My motto is to buy quality & classic pieces of clothing that lasts for years and that never go out of style! With fall on the horizon, I’ve started to look for on sale patterned shorts to stock up for next summer & beyond. I’m still super obsessed with the new pieces of jewelry from my collaboration […]

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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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South Loop // Summer Style

Hello sunshines! Happy hump day :)! With the Olympics going on and me buying this irresistible white off-the-shoulder dress, I had to channel my inner Greek Goddess this past weekend. White OTS dress, gold necklace, and gladiator sandals — you think I portrayed the image?!?. So this time, the view is from the South Loop, over in museum campus, where the Adler Planetarium and the Shedd Aquarium are located. Beautiful view, as usual. I’m so lucky :). No matter if I go North, South, East, or West, I still have this amazing view. My dress + shoes combined were about $50 (Macy’s – OTS dress was only like $30 since the dress was on sale AND I had a 20% off code, DSW – sandals were only $19.99…amazing!); I am a deal hunter and almost always wait until an item is on sale. It’s only a matter of months! One of the main reasons why I love this OTS dress is that it’s versatile, meaning I could wear sandals, sneakers, or wedges with it. Can you picture this with a pair of converse all stars? I sure can! I plan on carrying over this dress to the fall too – so stayed tuned for an upcoming post in the next few months when the weather turns cooler. Links below to my outfit! Dress: American Rag – Macy’s (still on sale!!) // Necklace: Sweet and Spark (one of a kind vintage […]

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Lincoln Park // Views at the Zoo

Hello sunshines! Happy Wednesday :)! Just TWO more days until the weekend! So it’s been a couple of weeks since my last post — life has been a bit busy the past few weeks for the boo and I, and the boo has been traveling a lot on the weekends so I lost my photographer for a bit there!!! The weather this past weekend was AMAZING, so I obviously had to take advantage of it and we headed to the Lincoln Park zoo (it’s FREE!) for a stroll and then to one of my favorite summer rooftop bars, The J Parker, for a few cocktails. Just as we were leaving the zoo, we walked past suited up guests, then the wedding party, and then this gorgeous bride. LP zoo has a beautiful gazebo area where many have their summer weddings at! I was all smiles after that. I love randomly running into weddings in Chicago…it actually happens quite frequently believe or not! Anyway, a bit about my outfit — I’m still on the off the shoulder top obsession and recently bought the black Zara top at their amazing sale a couple of weeks ago. I couldn’t wait to wear it!! My shoes, the Denver caged sandal by Sam Edelman, were unfortunately better looking than fitting. After the zoo stroll and the stroll around LP, we ended up having to go to CVS in which I proceeded to literally use half […]

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