9/30/14

Stripes.

dress + watch: Target   purse + watch: Michael Kors  shoes: Nordstrom Rack
Photos by: Mark Adams

Holy snazzafrazz. I've said it in the past, and I mean it - if you want to know how you truly look in an outfit you should have someone take your picture and then stand back and see if you cringe or jump for joy. This is making me cringe and peel my eyeballs out slowly. In hindsight I feel like this dress adds approx 100+ pounds (or maybe that really is me) onto myself so hey, glad I've been wearing it so much lately!! insert eye roll Sometimes even a belt can't fix something. However, I did throw a black blazer over this for work and it seemed to work well together, so let's just roll with that option. Also this was on clearance for five dollar hairs at Targ, so like, of course I have to make it work.


I am beyond thankful I can still get away with this kind of attire now that it is almost October, maybe it won't snow this year? Is there really a glimmer of hope? I love how everyone in Texas last week told me that I was so lucky to be striking it with the "fall weather" down there. It was 80 some degrees my friends. You Texans are a hoot and I love you for that. I would take that erry day of our fall if I could.

ALSO.
The cranberry (is that the official color name? I made that up per usual) color of my purse is basically what I am in love with these days and have plans to wear it in a gazillion different things this season. Hats? Sure why not. Booties? Give me. Dresses? Yes, mine now. Blazers? LEH DUH. Feel free to do the same and we can be twins for life.

1 | BB Dakota     2 | Cambridge Satchel

3 | Schutz   4| Velvet   5 | Theory 

ps - Lately I have been going a little cray cray on the shopping apps on my phone. I have been using the apps (checking them every day..not purchasing every day. only every other day) when I wake up in the morning or before I fall asleep at night. A few of my favorites include HauteLook, Gilt, Forever21 (they keep sending me a gazillion emails with good deals I can't resist so don't judge) and ShopBop. All are free and make shopping ridiculously easy (dangerous, I know) but hey, it's a good way to kill time while you're in line waiting or where ever you may be. Click away!



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9/26/14

Color for days.

Dress: Shopbop   necklace: Target   ring: Nordstrom Rack   purse: Jessica Simpson   shoes: Macy's
watch: Michael Kors   sunglasses: Ray Bans
 Photos by: Mark Adams

ELLO frans. I'm back and honestly with not much to tell you about since my life is rather boring. Buuuut I wanted to show you this dress that I've been living in lately so just roll with the ramble stuff that might happen. I guess my life isn't so  boring, I've been hopping around Texas this week for work actually. currently sitting in Dallas waiting for my flight back to Chi. Every single time I come to this state I never want to leave. I love the people, weather, culture, music, food, and everything in between. Chicago is such an amazing place so hey girl heyyyy, don't get me wrong. I just despise the igloo weather that is approaching. 


I am overly obsessed with dresses these days that are similar to the one I'm wearing up there. They are perfect for business settings, going out to dinner or just running errands even. I LIVE IN THEM AND LIVE FOR THEM. and by them..I mean I don't really know the appropriate term for what the style is called. Just a long sleeve dress? Looks like I don't know everything. And that isn't a shocker. 

I am so ready to get home to my bed for the night since hotel life has made me fat and unorganized, but then I'm off to a wedding for the weekend. Dancing and beverages are in order, legoooo!


ps - here are some similar items to mine, I can't find the dress anywhere or a similar color, but any long sleeve dress I would live in just like I do this one! 



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9/19/14

Maxin'.


dress: Target   watch: Michael Kors   ring: Forever21   purse: Michael Kors

Is it too cliche to say that I am maxin and relaxin in my maxi? Or is that just too childish of me? Immature? Anything at this point. The point of this is, I told you I have been living in maxi dresses and this day was no exception (see reasoning in a post down below). Also, I want to apologize for the massive amount of forestation in this picture. And by forestation I mean my roots. I have been going for a bold, ombre look this summer, but hello..no, this is getting too much. I swear I'll go get them fixed ASAP. Sorry if you're shielding your eyes, I totally get it.


In an effort to make this post even more random than it possibly is, I am heading to Houston and Dallas next week again and I couldn't be more excited to get back to my fake roots. not hair roots this time. I say fake roots because I secretly wish I was from the south, specifically Texas most days, and just really want to escape my current state.


The other week I saw Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley and Cole Swindell and I LITERALLY DIED AND WENT TO HEAVEN. I kid you not, it was the best day and night of my life and I would stalk the crap out of their tour buses if I didn't have a 9-5 that I need to be at. They put on an incredible show that made me scream like a teenage girl for hours upon hours. Then again, any kind of country music makes me act a fool. If they are coming to a city near you, I recommend getting a pair of tickets, it would probably be the best decision of your entire life. You can thank me lata gata.


other news to update the inquiring minds: I am treking back home this weekend! For the first time in what feels like forever. (Hi momma bear, do you even read here anymore?) Small town life isn't for me these days, but I do like going back and having a day or two to relax in the middle of nowhere without a million distractions around and places for me to go. And bonding with ma, pa and my pups. Happy Friday!


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8/29/14

Things I Want (Need).



Well my friends, I happen to be the most cynical person you'll ever meet when it comes to weather in Illinois. I officially called summer off the day August 1st rolled around, but managed to have a great month after all filled with warm weather and some beach time. Now that September 1st is around the corner, summer is DEFINITELY gone. Okay probably not, it will still be warm, blah blah blah, but like...I live for the months of June and July. Liiiiive for them I tell you. September in my head means fall, and even though I'll still be in warm weathered clothes I can at least dream right?

Above are things that I deem 100% necessary to start building out my wardrobe for the cooler months. Why most of the things are black..IDK. Maybe to match my soul since it aches from me not living in the Virgin Islands.

Rebecca Minkoff is KILLING it for me this year for purses. I am hooked on crossbody bags since they are small enough that I don't try to cram my life as well as every emergency item in them. They are small and delicate making them perfecto for any occasion..dinner, traveling, going out, heading to work, etc. The studded wallet has got to be mine in 90 days or less. I'll keep you posted.

Booties booties booties rockin everywhere. (yay or nay? I can't help but sing when I hear booties) I am obsessing over any and all kind of booties for the upcoming months. And let me clarify - booties with a heel please and thanks. Short girl over here needs to add some length to my legs, and a small, chunky heel is pretty much perfect for that. Like I talked about above, these too are perfect for any occasion since you can dress them up or down. Whoops for ordering brown and black heeled booties yesterday. Come to mamma. Pretty positive that is all I will be living in this winter. Cooler temps can't force me to wear ugly shoes. #ByeFelicia (Real Housewives of ATL anyone? no? okay.)

And like I talked about in a recent post, I am living in cotton dresses these days. Like eat, sleep, breathing..it all revolves around the cotton dresses. JK im not that big of a freak. But really, I love them. I'll just be modifying it for the cooler temps eventually coming  by picking up dresses with sleeves like the one in the pic. I'd put a floppy hat and booties with that look and BAM you're good to go.

Peace out GirlScouts, I am all over this three day weekend. Three cheers for getting to tailgate and then see Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, Cole Swindell and Lee Brice on Sunday!

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8/27/14

My favorite kind of white.

Top: Forever21   Skirt: Nordstrom Rack   Purse: Forever21   Shoes: Target

btw - I am wearing a bra despite how unflattering this top looks in that area. Apologies to your eyes. 
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Heeey, look. I'm showing my face up there as opposed to the last post. This summer I've seen my tan come and go...and come back again and then leave and you know the vicious cycle. Some weekends I just don't have time to bake in the sun and soak up the cancerous rays that I for some reason can't stay away from. I do consider myself to be tanorexic though. I define tanorexic as seeing yourself as a pale and translucent person when really, you are tanner than most people around you. Tanorexic.


Whether I have a tan or not in the summer, my favorite color to throw on a white in the form of a dress, skirt, shorts or skinny jeans. Lez be real though, I wear white skinnies all year round because I'm a rule breaker, however I just feel so beachy and fool myself into thinking I live at the beach when I'm wearing white dresses, skirts and all that jazz in the summer.


I found this white skirt at Nordstrom rack last winter and actually put it to use over the holidays with some black tights and booties before putting it to work in the summer. It isn't in stock anymore, but I found a few others recently and would like to hijack them and put them safely in my closet include some of these..



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