Wednesday, April 23, 2014

C'est La Vie & Stripes

Tee, Skirt, Flats, & Necklace- J. Crew / Bag- Philip Lim for Target

Whenever I buy a skirt, I try to think up a bunch of different ways to wear it. I feel like I've said it a million times on here, but, as much as I love skirts, I don't wear them very often. For that reason, I make sure that the ones I do buy are really versatile. When I bought this skirt back in December, I knew it would be good for holiday festivities, but I've been pleasantly surprised by its ability to transition into warmer weather looks. While the material is thick, it's not necessarily heavy. The basic colors also make it really easy to style. I decided to pair it with a basic tee for a casual, warm weather look. 

This Philip Lim for Target bag has also proven to be quite a work horse. I admit it was probably the blogosphere excitement over this collaboration that led to the initial purchase, but I've carried it almost every day since I bought it. I use it as my work bag, and I've had tons of people stop me and ask where I got it. So, yes, there are still people carrying it even post-fervor! 

I'm currently trying to fill in my "vacation wardrobe holes" prior to my friend's wedding in Arizona next weekend! It would probably be a great idea to have a swim suit by the time I got there... So far I think I've got almost everything covered- except what I'm wearing for the actual wedding! I can't decide if I want to buy a new dress, try out Rent the Runway, or dig something out of my closet. I'm hoping to figure it out soon as time's a' tickin... 

Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Florals and Pastels

 Tank- J. Crew Factory / Denim- Loft / Flats- J. Crew (old) (similar) / Necklace- J. Crew (similar) / Bag- Kate Spade

I hope everyone had a glorious Monday! I'm still in denial that we're not on spring break this week (there's just something about Easter that makes me feel like I should be on break!) and so is my body. It is now 8:30, and I believe I'll go to bed. 

Happy Shopping!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Patterned Blazer & My Dream Tank

Blazer- Loft (old) (love this one) / Top- J. Crew / Denim- Gap (similar) / Flats- J. Crew (old) (similar) / Earrings- J. Crew

I bought this blazer during a sale at Loft last year, and it's been a really fun piece to style for spring. That being said, I'm trying to find ways to make it more versatile. The pattern is fairly subtle, but I still have trouble coming up with other ways to wear it. Any ideas on how you might style it?

This tank, on the other hand, has already become one of my favorite things in my closet.V-neck? Check. Thick material? Check. Long length? Check. Like I said, it's already become one of my favorite pieces. I have a hard time finding quality summer pieces that don't look too flimsy on my top-heavy frame, but the thick straps and heavy material balance out my proportions really well. I may have already bought it in green as well...

Happy Shopping!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Dreams Do Come True...

After four long years of regaling (and surely annoying) everyone who crosses my path with tales of foggy Londontown, I am finally going back. It definitely hasn't sunk in yet... on account of the fact I am not running circles around my neighborhood crying tears of joy to anyone who will listen. Guys, I just really love London.

So expect to see a lot more London content on here the next two months! While I think our trip will be a lot of just wandering and exploring the city, I'd also like to pin down any "must see" places and hidden gems. Shopping on King's Street a la Kate Middleton, the Warhol exhibit at the Tate Modern, Neal's Yard- you get the idea. 

If anyone has any suggestions or must-see places, I'd love to hear them! June 10th cannot come soon enough...

Happy London-ing!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Black & Camo

Top- J. Crew Factory (similar) / Camo Skinnies- Gap (similar) / Heels- J. Crew (via eBay) / Earrings- J. Crew (love these- & on sale!)

Sorry I've been a little MIA this week, everyone! I came down with a cold, and it totally knocked me on my butt. I'm usually not a complainer, but I find colds so unbearably frustrating that I turn into a self-pitying disaster. I made it to work everyday but then promptly came home and got in bed. After a lot of sleep, Emergen-C, and whining, I'm feeling pretty much back to normal. Pretty much. Tomorrow brings a field trip to the zoo, and I'd be lying if I said I didn't have a favorite student I'm hoping to be paired with...

I'm hoping the weather steps up its game in time for the 3-day weekend ahead! I've got a few friends celebrating birthdays, and then Denny and I will be spending Easter with my family. I also need to get out there and start snapping some more spring-inspired outfit pictures! I'm tired of this hot-then-cold weather tease. It's officially spring. Get it together Chicago.

Happy Shopping!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Double Take

Look familiar? Sometimes when I find a look I really like I try use similar pieces to achieve the same idea. This time, I basically recreated the entire thing in another color palette on account of essentially owning the same pieces in other colors...

Yep, basically "Bitch Stole My Look"-ed myself. 

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

Dreaming of Dresses

1. H & M

So what do you do after spending hours searching the internet for dresses you can't actually buy right now? Make a collage and whine about not being able to buy them, of course! Guys, I just want to order every single one of these right now. I'd love to just buy them, send my bank account into an irreversible negative funds status, and flounce off into the sunset, but I'm, you know, trying not to be the most financially irresponsible adult on earth right now. 

I've obviously got a huge love of florals and prints happening right now. Bright colors, flattering cuts, structure- these dresses have it all going on. I'm not sure I can necessarily choose a favorite, but #3 and #4 keep calling my name. I guess I'll just have to cross my fingers that a sale happens some time in May...

Happy Shopping!

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