I wore this outfit to brunch last Sunday and just love how comfortable and effortless ponchos are. Especially for a Sunday morning when you don’t want to put a lot of energy into well, anything really. And I’m sure it goes without saying that the hat is the perfect coverup for bad hair days. I’ve also worn it a lot for travel. A stylish accessory that you can hide behind when your flight requires a 4 am wake up call is life-saving!
Also, I had just gotten my first Rocksbox right before I wore this outfit, so I was really excited to style the necklace, ring and brass bracelet that they sent me. I wasn’t sure how I felt about the brass bracelet at first, but it ended up working perfectly with this look and I love it! The v-neck necklace is so my style and something I can see myself wearing regularly. Rocksbox did such a great job styling a box with jewelry that totally fits my style and I cannot wait to see what they send to me next time around!
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Valentine’s Day is only six days away and I’ve styled another look for the most popular date night of the year! I love this Parker McKenna Houndstooth Flared-Hem Skirt, mostly for the fit and flare shape. However, because of the short hemline, tights are a must in this cold weather.
Fortunately, I recently received shapewear samples from Kushyfoot that included these opaque tights! Kushyfoot is known for their chic, well-made, yet affordable tights. All of their products feature a specially designed sole with a massaging sensation. The tights I’m wearing have a 3-dimensional padding in the sole that acts as a cushion between my bare feet and the hard insoles of my shoes. I actually notice the massaging soles more when I’m wearing flats than in heals, and they really are comfortable! However, what I love most about these Kushyfoot tights is how comfortable they feel on my legs (the fabric isn’t scratchy like other brands I’ve tried) and the fact that they don’t have that dark control top line on the thigh, which would show when wearing short skirts like my Parker one in this look.
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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.
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!
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!!
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!
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!
I just got back from a beautiful vacation with my family in sunny Florida. As you can see, the weather was gorgeous!! It was in the 80’s most of the time, but our first night there the temperature dropped to about 70 (gasp!). It was the perfect opportunity for me to break out my new blush pink leather jacket by Mackage.
While perfect over my grey chevron silk tank top in Florida this time of year, it will also work well in Chicago winter temps layered over a sweater! Oh, and my new grey Givenchy Antigona Duffel that Santa brought…I cannot wait to style that beauty with this jacket too!!
2015 is right around the corner! If you’re still looking for the perfect New Year’s Eve dress, Intermix has a handful of LBDs that I love, including the one I’m wearing above by Mason by Michelle Mason. The spaghetti straps, lace back panel with hook and eye closures, lace insets at waistline, and cut out at back add a modern and delicate flare!