October 24, 2014

Grandpa Cardigan

Pardon my disheveled appearance but we snapped these pictures after having a heavenly experience at Yamato, a foot massage bar in River North. Something I'm completely alright with? Having my feet massaged with hot stones by a complete stranger for an hour. Have you ever tried something like this? It's a little disorienting at first but once you allow yourself to relax the friendly staff just takes care of the rest. Oh, a rose petal champagne toast? Don't mind if I do. A cozy outfit to spend the day relaxing in? Absolutely necessary.

I'm so glad I picked up this grandpa style cardigan by Marine Layer at our recent shop event, it's the perfect piece to throw on but is still fitted so doesn't completely lose my body shape. (They are going to release this style in an incredible navajo print, I'm stalking it for when it comes out). It reminds me of the incredible sweater styles that are usually reserved for men and Steve McQueen. Ugh, what a badass.

October 22, 2014

Light the Way

All photography by Tom Gavin.

Sometimes you come across opportunities in the most unexpected places. Even in the darkest corners of the city you can find your own spotlight.


October 20, 2014

Best Motorcycle Jackets

Best Motorcycle Jackets
The best part about fall are the amazing jackets and toppers you get to wear. Sometimes if I'm just wearing a t-shirt and jeans I feel pretty disheveled and frumpy. It's amazing how throwing on a badass moto jacket can make your outfit more interesting. Kind of like getting your wisdom teeth pulled..totally sucks until you wake up still groggy on the drugs and you end up saying the greatest things about trash cans and shark teeth. 

Also, if you happen to have an epic sidewalk fall (I have one about once a month), this jacket will protect you. It's basically armor. 

October 17, 2014

Beige and Burgundy

I don't want to be a buzz kill or anything but lately I've seen people really overdoing it with their fall outfits. I get it, I get it. We're all really excited, trust me, I couldn't be happier to switch over to cozy sweaters and structured jackets but there's gotta be a limit to just how many trends you are wearing.

Listen, I don't think there is some kind of secret formula or anything but when you are wearing a wide brimmed fedora, poofy striped midi skirt, cage wrap sandals, metallic lens sunglasses AND a statement necklace it's like, you're fucking killing me here. The one chick who can probably get away with this is Blair Eadie of Atlantic-Pacific but even she keeps her outfits looking fairly chic with only a few trends on any given day.

What does this rant have to do with today's post? Everything. Nothing.
I'm just saying, guys... sometimes it's the outfits without much going on that are the best.

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October 15, 2014

Thigh High

Forever 21 bodysuit (last seen here) / Vintage Gucci skirt / Loeffler Randall Minaudiere
 J. Crew Cuff / Leopard Heels (old)

It took me a while to figure out this skirt. And not because I wasn't sure where to button it or how the clasps should sit.  It was the simple truth that I was trying to make this skirt "work appropriate" and let's face it, the last place I want to wear this piece is to the office. This is an article of clothing that immediately screams confidence, sex, hello stranger.

It's actually my grandma's skirt and while I'm sure she wore it with a big chunky matching jacket, I love how easily I can re-invent it and make it more modern. You would never even notice the high slit on this skirt unless I were to walk towards you or sit down. I love clothing from the 70's for that, subtle if you want it to be. Think of DVF's wrap dresses, you could easily wear one to work but at the end of the day, loosen the belt up a bit and open the neckline and that shit is sex on wheels. Sex on tape? Sex on the beach? It's SEX!

Everyone should have a piece like this in their wardrobe. If not for you, do it for me. Please!!

October 14, 2014

Shopbop Sale

Mmmm... fall. Although I'll be really sick of your face in about a month, I'm quite enjoying the current crisp air and need for jackets and layering. Shopbop is having a killer 25% discount today through Thursday so if you've had your eye on anything or are just looking for a great deal on a new sweater, this is the time! Just use code 'FAMILY25' at checkout and you are good to go. I've put together some of my favorite items on the site right now, just click through the images to see them all!

I'd love to pick up a cozy sweater dress like this one from Milly and these Stuart Weitzman heels (on my wish list for fall) are a must-have, they go with everything so you can totally wear them with jeans and a blazer or a fancy cocktail dress.

I'm loving the idea of a chic cape sweater layered over some badass leather leggings, this Theory poncho is the perfect piece to keep my look sleek and stylish. Trust me when I say that it is never too early to pick up a new winter coat, especially at a discount. We're going to see some awesome patterned coats this season so do yourself a favor at pick up this fun plaid topper by Glamorous- only $165! And of course you can never go wrong with a simple and classic camel coat, this L'Agence Notched Collar Coat is a DREAM.

Have fun shopping and let me know what you got!

October 13, 2014

Dad Jeans

Mango Chukkas / Rolex GMT (similar)  / Deerskin Driving Gloves

I put on these jeans and I had an unnatural urge to do.. dad things. What do dads do? They get outraged by gas prices, buy last minute birthday cards and pick up precious firewood. Without dads, the world would end.

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