Month: July 2013

i wore: my sister wore

my sis found the cutest dress at last call –  great pattern.  i love that she paired bright colors with snakeskin; i’m a firm believer that any animal pattern should be considered a neutral.

and it doesn’t look so bad with my ‘wedding portfolio’ and bracelet?!







origins of the outfit: dress – theory (last call) ; shoes – coach (tj maxx); bracelet – hermes.



i wore: stripes

i may look like a toddler, but i liked it. just a little apartment hunting outfit for la.

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origins of the outfit: dress – bar III (super cheap on sale at macys) ; shoes – dsw; arm stack – hermes, alex & ani; vintage, vintage, j crew.


i wore: beach boho, seaside


we’re in seaside, fl for bachelorette party #1; it couldn’t be any sunnier or cuter!

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our place

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the spread

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the hood

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origins of the outfit: pants – cynthia rowley (tj maxx); top – dkny; sandals – target; glasses and bag – marc by marc jacobs; head wrap – coach.


i wore: tribal bridal

we ran around atlanta all day yesterday doing wedding stuff. i decided to wear white for ‘all things bride day’, but made it a little more ‘me’ with the shoes and arm stack.









origins of the outfit: dress – michael kors; armstack – jcrew, jcrew, loft, alex & ani; shoes – top shop; bag – coach (sisters)

just sayin’: sneak peak

i had my first bridal fitting in atlanta today – the shoes, perfect!


i wore: black shift + pink pops

and we’re back!

we’ll i’m not technically back; headed today from lax to atl for my first bridal fitting.

we looked all weekend for a place in la for me to redo – errr, i mean – a new place to live. we are so close, i can’t wait to share it. it’s a charming 1920s art deco unit that our la pals helped us find, fingers crossed!

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love love love this simple dress – can you see the rounded texture at the bottom; it falls just right. this is my second little shift dress from madewell, and ladies – it will not be my last.

origins of the outfit: dress – madewell (similar); shoe – vince camuto; armstack – j crew, j crew, vintage, j crew.

just sayin’: hello la

got to la on wednesday and between meetings and finding a place – i’m behind on posting. lots to come, but i have to share my new arm stack! it’s perfectly ethnic and fromloft and majorly on sale!


i wore: neutrals and exotic

between selling my place, finding a place in la, and trying to plan a wedding – i always seem to have a folder and my ipad with me. i’ve been on the hunt for a more unique ipad case that doesn’t read ‘i’m an ipad case’ for a few months now.

and then i saw this on elle when i was searching for a father’s day present – the stachebook ipad case, it doesn’t even look like an ipad, which i love! i put it on my ‘buy for me list’ and forgot about it until i heard someone talking about it last week. turns out it’s made here in chicago by a guy i used to work with.

got this one in tan ostrich (vegan) leather. i think we’re in love, it sorta inspired my outfit. i’ve been looking for something to wear with my crazy fur shoes. how’s that for an ipad case – inspiring an outfit, bet you can’t say that about your ipad cover….


















the dress – one of my new steals from the big macy’s sale.

origins of the outfit: dress – rachel roy (on sale now in store); shoes – modern vintage via gilt; arms stack – all vintage; ring stack – abc home store and posh; vegan leather ipad case – stache & hyde.


just sayin’: we got news, moving west

i think it’s easier to just rip off the band-aid. we’re moving. we’re moving to la for a great job opportunity for me. we’re moving to la and selling the house….wanna buy it?

it’s true, away we go. i plan to keep everything going here  – and just imagine, a new apartment for me to decorate and adventures in la styling!

here is the link the house. i realized that through all this, real estate and blogger-style pics are much different. so, if you’ve been wondering what my place looks like – here you go!

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i wore: monochromatic, PUBLIC hotel

yesterday was jammed pack and it couldn’t have been any more enjoyable or styled!

started off at the gorgeous rooftop of the PUBLIC hotel with the founders of my monthly beauty love birchbox and skirt pr. i met and visited with some of my other fav chicago ladies: jess and jill, love zahra, chic and glamorous – who happens to have lived in birmingham, style plus curves – who happens to be from birmingham, and dress up files – who happens to be my long- lost armstack twin!



after that it was back down stairs for dinner at the pump room and drinks at the library for my gig as a guestbartender – did i mention i love this hotel?!










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a big thanks to JKLS PR and PUBLIC hotel for letting me guest bartend – next time you’re looking for a gorgeous bar, with good drinks, an attractive crowd, and great service go there. Ask for Jay, Chris, Matt, or Brandon – they’ll take care of you.



and thanks to my gal pals for showing up and showing out! please excuse the awful cell pics – the real camera wouldn’t fit in the clutch…

origins of the outfit: shirt – h&m; skirt – j crew; necklace – j crew; arm stack – vintage, j crew, vintage, alex and ani, j crew; shoes – banfi zambrelli

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