Thursday, October 13, 2016

pure bliss.

super stoked to share with you a quick beauty review and a fab way to help a worthy cause! this october, bliss is partnering with the pink agenda, a non-profit organization committed to raising money and awareness for research and care in the fight against breast cancer, and here's the deets: bliss will donate 20%* of all proceeds generated from their 'fabulous' franchise of products and spa services to the pink agenda. beauty reviews are rare for me, so imagine how excited i was to dive in and try the new eight piece collection!

*up to $15K

my favorite products from the 'fabulous' franchise are the drench 'n' quench cream-to-water lock-in moisturizer and the lid + lash wash makeup remover. i honestly put the moisturizer on my face at all hours of the day, because it's light and refreshing and just feels so damn cool when it melts into the skin. granted, i've been using it during warmer months, but i can see working for all seasons as well. 

as someone who wears waterproof mascara and eyeliner daily, i can truly appreciate a heavy duty eye makeup remover. just a few pumps of this clear gel on a cotton round wipes everything away with ease.

thanks to bliss and the pink agenda allowing me this opportunity to be involved in and share your worthy collaboration!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

that new new.

equipment top; vintage pants; vintage bag; free people sandals; elizabeth & james sunglasses.

as we segue in to fall, my favorite season to dress for, i am really paring down my wardrobe and getting rid of what i like to call the "fluff". over the past five years, i have been collecting vintage in what is easily an unmatched thrift scene here in chicago, but recently i see that my inability to pass up any piece that is a deal has created sort of an embarrassing hoarding situation. i have those special, irreplaceable vintage items i will never ever part with, but i unfortunately have more that i know i will only wear once.

my newfound sensibilities are furthered by my quickly approaching 30th birthday. i can see my style being transformed with each passing week into literally everything i've always wanted it to be. despite this major closet purge, i am in the market for one or two pieces of knitwear and outerwear to satisfy the desire for a few current pieces to inspire simple and effortless new season styling.

this is where comes in. octer aggregates the biggest shopping sites in the US, so you can seamlessly shop different departments to compare prices and brands. basically, you search a specific category, such as denim, and octer shows you every piece of denim available from nearly twenty major websites - think t.j. maxx, topshop, nordstrom, mytheresa. online shopping addicts unite!

this post has been created in collaboration with

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

go easy.

american apparel one piece; vintage belt, pants and heels; coach bag and sunglasses.

anything backless is high on my radar right now, along with finding ways to make my entire wardrobe versatile and interchangeable, right down to my swim collection. this american apparel one piece makes for the perfect bodysuit. sensual vibes up top, grandma vibes on the bottom. i'd like to call this look the unofficial start to my chicago summer.


as soon as warm weather hits, i consistently spin mac.

Monday, June 06, 2016

keep it close to me.

vintage sweater, pants, and heels; coach bag; daniel wellington watch.

never gonna part with these compliment grabbing vintage pants. red has easily been my favorite color to wear in my late twenties. 


boo hoo.

h&m coat, turtleneck, and jeans; vintage coach bag; ray-ban sunglasses; vintage heels.

the last of my winter outfit posts/snowy scenes/heavy layers. so so sad...sike. but i will give you this - it's probably my fave outfit i wore all winter, likely because it's the first time i got to wear these thrifted glove heels of my dreams. a nice delicate touch to the baggy jeans.  

new nite jewel 

love get out of my way.

thrift turtleneck; h&m jumpsuit; coach bag; ray-ban sunglasses; daniel wellington watch; zara shoes.

got quite a few stares with this 'fit, but thoroughly enjoyed wearing a jumpsuit for a day around my neighborhood. i honestly put the turtleneck underneath more for function than fashion (there's about a week after winter truly ends when i declare my hatred for all types of outerwear, then i get over that defiance and quickly return to my love of spring's jacket options), but now i see the layer adds quite a nice visual appeal to the look. *hands clapping emoji*

when i want to dance like a complete fool, i put this on.

Sunday, June 05, 2016

tell me what's on your mind.

h&m top; vintage levi's; vintage neck scarf; coach bag; zara shoes.

simple outfit, back at the turn of the seasons. such a delicious mindset it is to be in when you know winter is officially over. 

song of the day.

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

hey lover.

vintage sweater and sunglasses from bird on a wire; coach skirt and bag; h&m belt; zara loafers.

i suggest you do yourself a favor and visit london/lisbon based e-tailer bird on a wire - it's impeccably curated, and will sate your appetite for all things vintage. if you asked me if i could one thing for the rest of my life, it would be to run an online vintage site - and these girls do it just right! i scored this cropped navy sweater of my dreams from their selections, and am super excited to begin an ongoing collaboration with them.

this is the most incredible cover...  

Friday, April 08, 2016

blue light.

h&m coat and headpiece; thrift sweater; kristinit skirt; vintage coach backpack; daniel wellington watch; vintage loafers.

kristina, designer from the cali line kristinit, and i have continued to collaborate throughout the years, and for good reason. i love styling her vintage-inspired, directional pieces, like this fuzzy argyle pattern skirt. it's perfect to wear with more subdued, neutral pieces, which is exactly what i did on this late winter evening in my beautiful city.

a classic.

morning thought.

vintage coat and belt; h&m shirt; henry & belle jeans; kooba backpack; zara boots.

a little sass on a saturday afternoon. i stepped away from skinny jeans for a bit as my vintage denim collection continues to grow, but i will always go back to this high rise from henry and belle. they never stretch out and they're soft as buttaaaaaah. my favorite denim brand, located right here in chicago.

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