Friday, December 19, 2014

on the regular.

tobi sweater; h&m chambray button down shirt; BDG jeans
vintage bag; daniel wellington watch; gorjana rings; dolce vita boots. 

me, on the regular: big sweater, high rise jeans, ankle boots! you just can't mess with a no fail combination that not only always looks good, but does a nice job of hiding the fact that you might happen to eat five tacos in one sitting for your next meal.

i sing/attempt to rap this song extra loud while driving in my car. 
pitchfork was on point with their best new track choice!

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

i met you.

thrifted jacket; h&m turtleneck; forever 21 skirt; vintage bag; ray-ban sunglasses; daniel wellington watch; dolce vita boots.

i almost turned it down, so let's just say i wouldn't have this amazing shearling collar denim jacket if it weren't for some much appreciated moral support during a thrifting adventure. everyone always asks me where i find such good pieces, and my answer is i thrift everywhere from the city to the burbs, but my absolute favorite place is village discount in roscoe village!


Saturday, December 06, 2014

could i be.

topshop blazer (similar); addision ny sweater; dear creatures skirt; forever 21 hat; vintage bag; daniel wellington watch; gorjana necklace; aldo boots (similar). 

just a simple outfit today. 
and, as always, a perfect song to enjoy below.
happy weekend!


Sunday, November 23, 2014


vintage jacket; thrifted t-shirt; forever 21 skirt; vintage backpack; ray-ban sunglasses; daniel wellingto watch; cat footwear boots c/o amp3 pr.

finally catching up on the last of a few older posts. i have a strange feeling that if i don't post them all now, i never will, so be prepared for a lot of new content all at once! :) this vintage suede jacket is one of my favorite pieces to style, and i'll never tire of black and stripes together. i didn't realize what an eyesore the tie on the jacket is when it hangs down like this - i've since removed it. and i call this post 'mumurs' because my new cat footwear boots make basically no sound when i walk, unlike all the other heeled boots in my wardrobe. quietly stomping through the streets of chicago in these cuties!

adore pretty much everything this band puts out. 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

you can have it all.

chaser kimono; vintage velvet dress; vintage bag; ray-ban sunglasses; daniel wellington watch; report boots

you can have it all, if you change your mindset :) here, i'm flashing back to the beginning of october and imagining an eternal autumn; wishing for those last few warm days again. it may be cold as hell, but i'm making plans, having fun, and loving every second. each day brings something new to be excited and happy for, no matter what season it is, and that's how i always live my life. i can't wait to dress up and wear this vintage velvet dress to see a ballet this holiday season!


Saturday, November 08, 2014

time after time.

h&m coat, beanie, and (sort of hidden) denim vest; sugarlips dress; vintage bag; daniel wellington watch; dolce vita boots (similar here).

instead of my usual dslr, i wanted to try and test out something new...these were shot on my iPhone! ok, who am i kidding, the battery in my camera actually died the second before taking these, so it was my only option. but it's nice to know i don't always have to lug a lot of equipment around to get a great shot :) everything worn here is a over a year old, except for the coat. i've been looking for a longer style, and this one is perfect! i love a silhouette like this where the coat is just a tad longer than the dress.

my favorite she & him songs are the ones that prominently feature m. ward. see the new release above.

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

on the fence.

thrift plaid cardigan and denim top; sara high rise coated jeans; vintage bag; h&m headpiece; 
ray-ban sunglasses; daniel wellington watch; gorjana rings; forever 21 loafers. 

things i definitely wasn't on the fence about: scooping up this perfect little bag and plaid cardigan from a recent thrift trip. i have been pairing the bag with everything, and here, the greens just compliment each other so well. go thrifting you guys - you'll be so happy!

i love the old milo greene so dearly, but i also love this new milo greene! 
imagine both sounds together in their live performance...

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

put a light on.

american eagle jacket; urban outfitters sweater; henry and belle jeans; h&m beanie; vintage bag; 
ray-ban sunglasses; daniel wellington watch; gorjana necklacezara boots. 

gotta love a good piece you'll keep forever (the jacket has been in my wardrobe since 2009!), and a new one you know will run the same course (these hi-rise henry and belle jeans!).

this one wicked road
you're gonna make it right
you found your way to go
you gonna take that right.


Friday, October 24, 2014


missguided trench coat; urban outfitters t-shirt; thrifted skirt; vintage bag and belt; 
ray-ban sunglasses; daniel wellington watch; nine west sandals.

what i've been into as of late: i want simplicity, ease, and effortlessness to radiate from every detail of the looks i put together. i want the perfect blend of classic and modernity, menswear and femininity. i want a little quirk or edge to set each outfit apart. i want to be authentic, approachable and accessible. i want to try to always be wearing a vintage or secondhand piece, one that made me fall in love immediately and probably cost mere pocket change (the polka dot skirt here was $1!). i want to tell a story, to create a mood based on my own lifestyle and experiences, and to have fun with my choices. i want to be inspired by the ever changing world around me; for my look to subtly evolve as i grow as person. i want style, not fashion. personal style, to be exact. that's why we all love getting dressed in the morning - when you look good, you feel good, and you do good. people notice you first, not your clothes, and that is the oh-so-desired outcome. confidence is beautiful. but remain humble, my friends. i'm still just a girl from rural indiana that may have a cool new address in chicago, but will forever be in awe that people want to visit my blog, see my pictures, hear my thoughts, and are inspired by my point of view on this crazy thing we call life.

you put a smile on my face :)

haven't stopped listening to this for months.
you can't really understand what he's saying, but it's still so sexy.

Friday, October 17, 2014

day go by.

vintage ralph lauren sweater; vintage levi's jeans (similar); vintage coach bag; ray-ban sunglasses; daniel wellington watch; zara heels.
photos by amy gee

this is the second and last set of photos taken for my feature and interview over at the flyover. we really wanted to showcase my thrifting ways, and how i make pieces feel fresh again with a little styling, a few accessories, and a lot of confidence. i couldn't think of anything better than this, something i had worn just the night before. the same outfit two days in a row...good thing i really loved it! 

this makes me so happy and so sad at the same time.
love songs courtesy of karen o. 
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