Mid-Length Skirt: Valentine’s Day Style

 

Mid-Length Skirt

Mid-Length Skirt

Mid-Length Skirt

Mid-Length Skirt

red glossy rectangle clutch

Lace Manolo Blahnik Pumps

Red Glossy Rectangle Clutch

Mid-Length SkirtCheckered Mid-Length Skirt: Marissa Webb // Crop Top: Nadia Tarr (old – similar here and here) // Rectangle Clutch: Natasha Couture // Chandelier Earrings: Tildon // Crystal Spike Ring: Spring Street // Pumps: Manolo Blahnik (similar here and here) // Fur Coat: Yves Salomon (similar here and here) // Nail Polish: Essie – Cocktail Bling // Lipstick: Mac – Brave Red

When I saw this Marissa Webb Checkered Mid-Length Skirt at Intermix, I immediately thought of Valentine’s Day. The thin organza fabric is very feminine and I love the way it sways when I walk. It also has a thin band that sits right on the waist and defines an hourglass figure.

This mid-length skirt looks great when paired with a fitted solid black crop top or a fitted solid white crop top. The Nadia Tarr crop top I’m wearing in the photos above is no longer available, however Alice + Olivia makes a great V Crop Top and Twist-Back Crop Top that would look great with it! I also have my eye on this Elizabeth and James Aisling Mia Crop Top in white and the Alice + Olivia Twist-Back Crop Top in white.

The glossy rectangle clutch from Nordstrom adds a great pop of red to any Valentine’s Day look. Attach the optional drop-in chain strap to wear it over your shoulder or leave it off and carry it as a clutch!

For more Valentine’s Day style and beauty tips and trends, check out my Valentine’s Day Style & Beauty Guide.

In-Home Beauty with Stylisted + 14% Off

In-home beauty services with Stylisted plus 14% off!

This Valentine’s Day, let beauty knock on your door with Stylisted! Stylisted is an online platform that allows you to book in-home hair styling and makeup appointments from a network of vetted beauty professionals in Chicago, New York and LA. And, for the month of February, Stylisted is offering a special 14% discount for Chicago CatWalk readers only! All you have to do is use the promotion code CATWALK14 when you check out and it will be applied to your final balance.

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Gray and White

Gray and White

Gray and White

Gray and White

Gray and White

Gray and White

Gray and White

Gray and White

Gray and White

Gray and White

Gray and WhiteShredded Skinny Jeans: FRAME // Fringe Sweater: Exclusive for Intermix (sold out – similar here, here and here) // Handbag: Givenchy // Watch: Michele (on sale!) // Chain Rings: Vo Jewelry // Gold Ring: Shop 857 // Pave Crystal “X” Ring: Kzen Jewelry (similar here) // Bracelet: Tai (mine is from Fuschia in Glen Ellyn – similar styles here) // Booties: Rag & Bone // Necklace: Kendra Scott // Lip Gloss: c/o Beauty Babe By Sabrina – Nearly Nude // Nail Polish: Essie – Cocktail Bling

In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve really taken a liking to shredded denim…and everything gray. Shredded denim gives just enough edge to an otherwise classic look without going overboard, and gray is more fresh in the winter time amongst all the black most people are wearing. But I can’t say I’m not guilty of wearing head-to-toe black too.

The age-old rule against wearing white after labor day is long gone. And thank goodness, because I love brightening up my wardrobe during these dark winter months with white.

The gray fringe sweater from Intermix was a gift for Christmas (as was my Givenchy bag that I lusted after for months) and I can’t even count how many times I’ve worn it since then. It is really warm and a bit oversized, which makes it that much more comfortable. Unfortunately it is sold out, but there are similar styles here, here and here.

I’ve also had a lot of fun styling my white MICHELE Tahitian Jelly Bean watch this winter to brighten up many of my outfits. And it’s on sale!!

Photos by Sam Lee

Leather and Lace: Valentine’s Day Style

Leather and Lace

Valentine's Day Look

Leather and Lace

Valentine's Day Look

Leather and Lace

Valentine's Day LookFaux-Leather Skirt: Bailey 44 // Lace Crop Top: Topshop // V-Neck Crop Tank: Topshop // Box Clutch: Natasha Couture // Ring: Panacea // Shoes: Christian Louboutin // Nail Polish: Essie – Cocktail Bling // Lipstick: Mac – Brave Red

I love the edgy/romantic combination of leather and lace and Valentine’s Day is the perfect occasion to style the look!

Be sure to check out some of the beauty tips that Beauty Babe by Sabrina shared with me last week to complete your romantic look and stay tuned for more Valentine’s Day looks in the next couple of weeks!

Photos by Sam Lee

Perfect Brows with Beauty Babe by Sabrina + Giveaway

Perfect Brows Giveaway

Recently featured on WGN for her expertise in creating perfect brows, Beauty Babe by Sabrina can help you achieve a younger look and the perfect arch with her notable “Eye Brow Lift” and sculpting techniques.

Sabrina claims that the key to achieving perfect brows is “a steady hand and a great pair of tweezers…and most of all, a professional such as myself! I can show you what should and shouldn’t be done to your brows. With guidance and restrain, I can (in most cases) regrow brows or simply reshape them. After that, maintaining is a breeze with touchups every few weeks or months.” Continue Reading

Valentine’s Day Beauty Giveaway With Beauty Babe by Sabrina

As you may have seen in my latest beauty article, I was given the star beauty treatment by Beauty Babe by Sabrina last week.

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Beauty Babe by Sabrina Talks Valentine’s Day Beauty

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Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and there is so much to do! Make dinner reservations, book spa appointments, plan the perfect date night outfit and kick-up your beauty routine. For the last task, I turned to Beauty Babe by Sabrina.

Sabrina's Headshot[4]Sabrina is a leading makeup artist and eyebrow extraordinaire in Chicago. Her professional career took off in 1998 at the well-known Chicago-based salon, Kiva, and after six years, Sabrina took her dedication and will to learn more about the industry by traveling throughout Europe in 2004. After gaining experience in advanced techniques and tending to hundreds of entertainment clients while abroad, her return to Chicago in 2005 led her to being noted as one of the leading makeup artists in the Windy City.

Inspiration for Sabrina’s work usually comes from speaking with the person she’s working on and getting to know them. “I use this as a reference for what I should do and how I see them. Their guidance helps me bring out their natural beauty and radiance.” Continue Reading

Favorite Looks from the 2015 Golden Globes

There were a lot of beautiful moments on the 2015 Golden Globes red carpet last night, but my favorite looks came from these lovely ladies:

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad

Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson in Versace

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Top Hair Trend at the 2015 Golden Globe Awards

Deep side parts stole the show at the 2015 Golden Globe Awards! Take a look at how your favorite celebs styled the look on the red carpet:

Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon

Amy Adams

Amy Adams

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Bundle Up!

Bundle Up!

Prada Double Buckle Short Boot

Bundle Up!

Bundle Up!

Bundle Up!Down Jacket: Moncler (similar here, here and here) // Boots: Prada // Check Knit Scarf: Topman (similar here and here) // Shredded Skinny Jeans: FRAME

Happy New Year! I know I’m late for my first post in 2015, but it got off to a beautiful start with my sister-in-law’s wedding this past weekend at the Newberry Library. Both being English majors, it was the perfect setting for her and her husband to start their new lives together.

What was also perfect, were the custom bridesmaid gowns designed by Project Runway star, Peach Carr! I mentioned that she would be designing them in my first Chicago CatWalk interview with Peach back in November, and they turned out beautifully. I’ll have to share some photos with you when they become available!

Anywho, we are currently experiencing the coldest temperatures of the winter, so it’s time to bundle up! While the shredded jeans I wore during slightly warmer times might not be the best option for this week, the down jacket, scarf and Prada boots are great accessories to have during this arctic blast. Just make sure you don’t let the salt on the streets ruin your shoes!

Photos Above by Sam Lee

Other cold weather accessories to stay stylish in subzero temps are:

UGG® Australia Carter HeadbandUGG® Australia Carter Headband ($95)

NEKZ Faux FurNEKZ Faux Fur Fashionable Alternative To A Scarf ($27 on sale!)

Surell Mink Earmuffs with Velvet BandSurell Mink Earmuffs with Velvet Band ($115)

Surell Rabbit Fur Knit Slouchy HatSurell Rabbit Fur Knit Slouchy Hat ($195)

UGG Australia Classic Leather Tech GlovesUGG® Australia Classic Leather Tech Gloves ($115)

How are you staying fashionably warm this winter?