Category: i shopped

i wore: pattern and a pop, loft opening

yesterday was the grand opening party of the new loft store on michigan avenue – which of course required a patterned pant.










remember when i said i was living in harem, drawstrings, and joggers this summer – see, no lie.

origins of the outfit: pants – f21; top – zara; shoes – miss sixty; necklace – old ann taylor (in honor of the opening – obvi!); arm stack – j crew, vintage, hermes, vintage, alex and ani.


and here’s what i grabbed up from @loft. i’d say i’m a #loftgirl now, i was honestly shocked at how much cute stuff they had. i’m in love with my new cuff and necklace! they have a ton of great pieces!




i shopped: for hats – austin, tx

we’ve been back in austin for a long weekend – visited the sister + shopped & ate at our favorite places. hat shopping at feathers, my favorite vintage store in austin = always a good time. sadly, i left with none, but loved these:    


i shopped: clutches, shoes + a dress & romper

ok, somebody (me) – needs to slow down on the shopping! i keep thinking i need more dresses for summer parties…but i don’t.

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clutch – tj maxx find


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on sale at gap for $9 – great for the summer.


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i mean….i found these at the bcbg outlet for about $90; is this love? yes, yes it is


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i’ve been searching for a long romper – found this one at the bcbg outlet as well



yep -bcbg outlet again. i get that i’m a ‘one trick dress pony’ – but this style works on my body the best. i think i’ll make this my rehearsal dinner dress! nothing says bridal like a little lemon cupcake : )




i shopped: harem, drawstrings, and joggers

i didn’t mean to do it, but this summer i’m living in the loose ones.

by accident – i’ve acquired an alarming amount of these loose, silky, pj-like (but fitted at the ankle) pants, and i’m just going to go with it.

like all these i just got from forever 21…(click the pics for links).

love the pattern, love the price ($20)!

love the pattern, love the price ($20)!


perfect with a scarf?

perfect with a scarf?


high-waisted + a drawstring

high-waisted + a drawstring


and  i think i need to go back for these:









i shopped: the sales + extra off

it’s hard to buy for spring when it is still cold in chicago, but sales + some extra off is all i needed to get me in the mood. i did a little pre-la and in la shopping.

madewell: get extra 20% off with EXTRA20



i love those shoes! they became my travel shoes last summer – and why wouldn’t i need another animal print for my feet?

origins of the items: shorts; sweater; shoes (skimmers)


j crew


origins of the items: jeans; dot pants, shirt, bracelets


rose bowl flea market, la

new vintage finds! i love, love, love the bamboo looking one – very gucci…but $8.



maybe no more shopping for a bit?


i shopped: wedding accessories

ok, the shoes, the shoes, the shoes. i’m obsessed with finding the perfect bridal, but not so bridal shoe. i’ve been through three pairs so far; the printed silk nicholas kirkwood pumps was my biggest heartbreak.

a week or so ago, my gal pal and i went to the luxury garage sale party – a fab place to visit if you live in chicago, or online otherwise!  well, what did i spy with my little designer eye…a pair of new, in the box jimmy choo’s (in my size).

now, discounted they were, but they were still a pretty penny. after wearing them around the store and almost letting them go – i knew it was fate when the song we are planning to dance to started playing at the register – i know, right?! how could i not. here they are in all their glory!




snotty, i know, but i love the ring of , “and the bride wore jimmy choooooos”!

also, have you hit the jcrew sale? may i present my wrist bling for the wedding:




find it here.


i shopped: 2 hello beautiful & the gilt warehouse sale

a little insider info here!

i’m big on mixing hi/low priced items and my arm stack is no different. now, if i could afford to stack 5 deep with hermes bracelets…i probably would, but i have a dog to feed.

so, when i found out to: hello beautiful (a cute blog out of atlanta) was starting an affordable jewelry line – i was ready to shop!

i love the savannah – the gold accents make it perfect to stack with all my j crew bangles, but they have so many other great, super affordable options – it gets better. head over to to shop and enter UNICORN for $5 off a $10 + purchase.


i think i’ll get the gisele next:



and another thing, if you’re in chicago: this is my big sale ladies – it’s like christmas for me!

it’s coming saturday april 13th – the gilt city chicago legendary warehouse sale. i’ve honestly gotten some of my most prized dresses here! this year a little birdie informed me they’ll have beverages, special offers, services, and swag from brands like Uber and Exhale….

tickets range from $10 – $15 at the museum of contemporary art warehouse (1747 west hubbard street)

i’ll remind you again, but tickets will go on sale the week of April 1st at



i shopped: nyc & shoes

i’ve been meaning to post about my nyc conquests.

i found my engagement photos dress – it’s a white, textured rachel zoe – in the words of the designer herself, “i die…it’s bananas”:



and now for some jewels:


my new wire stackers from alex and ani – i’ve been wearing these like crazy.


i got this feisty necklace from bauble bar’s pop up store.


some deals & steals:

cute madewell jumper, on sale on sale. a pal had it on with a dotted shirt = adorable!



and shoes: check out the heels on these vince camuto  shoes – oh, under $60! love:




perfect green color on these  pour la victoire to carry me into spring – who doesn’t love a good mary jane?



got both pairs of shoes at lori’s – love that place.

happy shopping!


i shopped: vintage jewels

like i need more…we spent last weekend at the kohler spa and on the drive back we made a quick stop in cedarsburg. my new favorite vintage store is there: dime a dance . i picked up these lovelies:        

i shopped: a lot….

sorry i was away =  alabama for t-giving and atlanta for black friday and wedding dress shopping! major deals. we went straight to the outlets and last call:   i tried to shop small too, and picked up the full skirt dress and belt from a little boutique in alabama (silhouette boutique). can’t wait to

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