Thursday, October 31, 2013

All Dressed Up

My documentation is a bit grainy, but here's how my costumes turned out! Hope you have an oh-so Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Happy Halloween!

It's no secret that I go absolutely batty for Halloween, and I'm doing some serious celebrating this weekend! Here are my three costumes for the year...

Andy Warhol Costume
Spring Breakers Costume
Clueless Costume
These are approximations of what I'll be wearing... not the actual items. I'm sure I'll post pictures of the real deal sometime soon! 

Poodles & Print-Mixing

I seriously wish you could reach through the screen to pet this jacket! Its silky, furry texture feels just like a poodle. As for the rest of the outfit, I threw on all my favorite basic prints for a fun, easy mix.

Shirt: Thrifted
Jacket: Courtesy of H&M
Jeans: Cheap Monday
Shoes: Target
Scarf: Courtesy of LOFT

Monday, October 21, 2013

What the Fox?

Between the neon colors and mix of prints, this layered look just oozes kitschy charm.

Turtleneck: Vintage
Sweater: Old Navy
Pants: Banana Republic
Boots: Sabine
Earrings: Vintage

Friday, October 18, 2013


Years ago, I fell in love with this houndstooth blazer. It was out of my price range (yes, at Forever 21 -- I was a broke college student!). After carefully justifying the purchase in my head, I went to check out, and it rang up as $9.99! You better believe I gave myself a big high-five. Years later, I've certainly gotten every penny's worth. While it's a classic piece to be sure, it feels especially current right now because of the black and white craze. Hooray for oldies but goodies! Oh, and hooray for Friday!

Shirt: Forever 21
Blazer: Forever 21
Jeans: Cheap Monday
Shoes: Target (get them here!)
Ring: Courtesy of InPink

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Uniquely You with ModCloth

Autumn Adventure

The lovely ModStylists over at ModCloth invited me to participate in their new Polyvore styling challenge! With the classic Remarkable Without a Cause Dress as a starting point, I built a ruggedly chic look worthy of any autumn adventure. The casual camo jacket and edgy ankle boots add a touch of tomboy to the feminine frock, while the whimsical details keep it sweet!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013


The weather has taken a decidedly chilly turn, so I've fully embraced the spirit of fall! Bring on the boots, scarves, layers and pumpkin-flavored everything. Speaking of, I can't believe how quickly Halloween is approaching. To ready myself for that all-important occasion, I've been watching lots of scary movies and piecing together my costumes!

Tee: Urban
Blazer: H&M
Boots: Nine West via Ross
Scarf: Target
Rings: Various

Thursday, October 10, 2013

The Gorgeous Gorge

I recently had the pleasure of attending a dear friend's lovely wedding! While packing for my trip, I had the hardest time figuring out what to wear for the occasion... The weather was unpredictable and included the possibility of rain. The setting was on the rugged side. My tiny suitcase limited my footwear options. Plus, there's the pressure of wanting to look my best for special events! Luckily, the affair wasn't too formal, so I went with a low-key look, including a long-sleeved dress I've had forever, a trusty wool hat and comfortable boots. It ended up fitting the bill nicely! Knowing that packing is not my strong suit, I've been trying to avoid over-thinking it these days. Of course, what really mattered that day was not the clothes, but celebrating a beautiful relationship. Besides, that backdrop would outshine any outfit!

Dress: Anna Sui for Target
Shoes: Courtesy of Wanted
Hat: Vintage
Bracelet: Forever 21
Rings: Various

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Misty Mountains

Last weekend I visited the Pacific Northwest for the first time! Though it was rainier than normal, the dreary weather suited me just fine. The breathtakingly beautiful landscape and friendly dogs didn't hurt, either. I instantly fell in love with this fella! As for the outfit, I've finally embraced boyfriend jeans! While I've never had anything against them, for some reason it took me forever to acquire my first pair. Though I did do my best to stay stylish, my trench coat, scarf and comfortable shoes were the real heroes on this trip.

Sweater: Forever 21
Jeans: Courtesy of H&M
Jacket: Old Navy
Scarf: GAP
Shoes: Courtesy of Wanted
Necklace: H&M

Friday, October 4, 2013

Topshop Loves Kansas!

To me, trendy retailer Topshop has always been a treat during trips to larger cities. But, I'm so excited to announce that they are opening shop in shops in Nordstrom locations throughout the country! For readers in the area, Oak Park Mall is opening theirs this weekend! Perhaps I'll see you there. :)

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Match Point

British brand Boden boasts a collection full of charming classics, and I instantly fell for these pretty pink pieces! One of my favorite trends of the moment is matching separates. Worn together, they have the ladylike look of a suit but with a more modern sensibility. Worn apart, the possibilities are endless! Between Thursday, October 3rd and Sunday, October 6th, Boden is offering 20% off select styles. Check out their timeless, vintage-inspired styles, and a do a little shopping to celebrate the weekend ahead!

Top: Courtesy of Boden (get it here!)
Skirt: Courtesy of Boden (get it here!)
Shoes: J.Crew, thrifted
Necklace: Forever 21
Rings: Forever 21 and gift