Home Sweet Columbus

Hello sunshines! With the recent Columbus movie that was released, which highlights the architecture of my hometown Columbus, IN, I thought I would showcase some of the landmarks! It was August when we went back home to visit my family, so my outfits are definitely a bit on the summery side; however, I think I’m wearing pieces that can be […]

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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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