September 18, 2014

Fall Wishlist

Fall Wishlist

If it's not already obvious from my past few posts, I'm trying to get rid of most trends in my closet and focus instead on classics, beautiful textures and functional fashion. Ok yes there is a Kate Spade clutch that looks like a cat in the mix but I can't just turn my back on cat fashion so that item stays damn it! This season I'll be buying much less but investing in pieces that I'll wear for seasons to come. A gorgeous rose gold watch from Shinola, made right in Detroit. A sleek pair of flats from J.Crew made modern in an updated animal print. A beautifully draped grey wool dress from Helmut Lang that can easily be worn from day to night.

Which piece from my picks is your favorite? What items are on your wishlist for fall?

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September 15, 2014

Dark Matter

Haute Hippie sweater (similar fit and style) / Joe's Jeans, regular length version / Mansur Gavriel tote

One of my biggest pet peeves is when I see someone wearing jeans that bunch up around their ankles (in a non-purposeful way). Whenever I see this, for some reason, my eyes immediately go straight to the ankle and I just can't appreciate the rest of the look. Especially for someone who is petite or has shorter legs- you're basically just making your legs look shorter!

Jeans are most certainly not 'one length fits all' but as I've mentioned many times before, tailoring makes the biggest of differences when it comes to looking pulled together. It's for this reason that I try to buy 'ankle' or 'crop' length jeans as often as possible if I don't want to spend money on having them hemmed.

I'm 5'1 and have found that an ankle length jean, usually one with a 27" inseam fits me the best (that's the inseam on these Joe's Jeans in case you are wondering). If you have never measured your inseam, that's a pretty important thing to know (especially if you order online a lot). With your measuring tape, start on the top of the inside of your leg (right under the crotch) and then measure to your ankle or the floor, wherever you feel most comfortable having your jeans hit. Here is a great visual to figure out your inseam. When you have that measurement, you'll always know if a jean will fit you right when ordering online, and then you never have to worry about going to the tailor again! And I will get to stop staring at your bunchy lumpy jeans and can focus on the rest of your look instead...

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September 11, 2014

Simon Lookbook Live Re-Cap

What I Wore:

I wanted to post a little re-cap from the Simon Lookbook Live event this past weekend in case you weren't able to stop by in person or follow via Instagram. I was joined by fellow bloggers Ryan, Jena and Marcel to chat about the upcoming fall trends and showcase some items in the Glamour and GQ Lookbook Lounge.

I'm not really a big trend follower (unless you count cats and tropical prints) but I was struct by just how un-trendy these trends are. That's a big plus in my opinion since these could work for almost any season at any time. Wondering what the 3 big trends Simon called out for fall?

The Pencil Skirt

Retro Style


Which one is your favorite? Mine is probably knits, because if you live in Chicago, you know the weather doesn't mess around. And due to last season's Polar Vortex I'm probably over compensating by really getting my sweater game started. Word to the wise- take advantage of the cashmere deals happening right now!!

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September 9, 2014

Blog Sale!

I've been doing quite a bit of closet clean out lately (that and my camera is still in the shop) so wanted to pass some of my items on to a good home! Some readers mentioned that they would be interested in a blog sale if it ever came up so I've decided to try it out!

If you are interested in purchasing any of the items listed here:
Email me at with the item(s) name in the subject line that you want and also be sure to include your PayPal email address in the email so that I can send you an invoice for payment. Everything will be on a first come first serve basis and I am only shipping in the US. Can't wait for you guys to pick up some of these goodies!!

American Apparel Tropical Crop Top, One Size, $30

American Eagle High Rise Denim Cutoffs, Size 0,  $20

Anthropologie Sweater Skirt, Size XS (is extremely fitted) $30 SOLD

Banana Republic Floral Fit and Flare, Size 00P (very fitted in the bust), $40

Quail Dress (with open back), Size 2, $80

Club Monaco Cecelia Skirt, Size 00, $30 SOLD

Current/Elliot Polka Dot Skinny Jeans, Size 24, $50 SOLD

Cynthia Rowley Neoprene Skirt, Size 0, $50

DL1961 Jeans, Size 25,  $40 SOLD

Dolce Vita Maxi Dress, Size XS (would fit up to a S nicely), $80

Diane von Furstenberg Strappy Heels, Size 6, $80

Emerson Fry Ikat Tunic, Size XS (great as a dress or top), $50

Ella Moss Floral Dress, Size XS, $40

Express Polka Dot Dress, Size 0, $40

French Connection Blue & White Crop Jacket, Size 0, $50

French Connection Pink Blazer, Size 0, $60

Gorjana Chevron Earrings, $30

Helmut Lang Asymmetrical Skirt, Size P, $50

Zara White Drape Jacket, Size XS, $50

JBrand Mid-Rise Medium Wash Jeans, Size 25, $50 SOLD

J.Crew Statement Necklace, $40

J.Crew Red Lace Scallop Top, Size XXS, $30 SOLD

Joie Green Silk Pants, Size XS (they were a little loose on me), $50 SOLD

Line & Dot Grid Print Skirt, Size XS, $40

Rag & Bone Jeans, Size 25, $50 SOLD

Pink Scallop Crop Top, Size Small, $30

Target for Prabal Gurung, Size 2, $30

Green Zara Fit and Flare Dress, Size XS, $30

Tinley Road Brown Vegan Leather Skirt, Size XS, $40 SOLD

Topshop Mini Skirt, Size 2, (fits very tight like a 00), $30 SOLD

Urban Outfitters Black & White Blanket Cardigan, Size XS, $40 

Zara Green 'Box' Purse, $30