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. 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

my desire.

vintage jacket and skirt; forever 21 t-shirt; vintage bag; office oxfords from topshop.
photos by amy gee

say hello to one of my favorite vintage finds circa winter 2012, this ralph lauren jacket. after a recent $13 trip to the tailor, it's now like it was custom made for me. these pictures were taken by my good friend amy for a feature i recently had over at a midwest fashion and lifestyle blog called the flyover. check out my interview where i talk all things style and thrifting, HERE!

all interpol, all the time. 

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

simple and sure.

zara dress and bag; urban outfitters hat; ray-ban sunglasses; vintage belt; daniel wellington watch; nine west heels

one of two summer looks i have left to post. i'll remember the day i took these as i slip on this dress in the coming months, with boots and an oversized coat instead of a straw hat and sandals. i love its versatility and the way it moves when i walk.

simple and sure. that's me :)

Monday, September 22, 2014

completely golden.

urban outfitters sweater; thrift skirt (similar); vintage belt and bag (similar); ray-ban sunglasses; gorjana necklace and rings; daniel wellington watch; nine west sandals.

here i am again in my favorite hue as of late! this golden color goes so well with a light wash denim. you can't really tell here, but the sweater is cropped, which makes it even more perfect for pairing with everything high-waisted (minus adding any bulk). these photos summarize every accessory in an arsenal i can now say is truly complete. they're pieces that each have so much style on their own, and together, complete all of my looks.

whether i'm driving, cleaning, editing photos, or enjoying company over at my apartment, lower dens is my go-to for the perfect background music. they always put me in this easygoing, creative, zen-like state.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

carry me.

h&m dress and hat; ray-ban sunglasses; vintage bag; daniel wellington watch; zara boots.

i got carried away in an afternoon, one that ended with shooting my simple dress-and-boots combo at the tracks, skyline in full view.

so addicting.

Friday, September 19, 2014

can't do without you.

a&c jeans; thrift button down; vintage denim jacket (similar); vintage coach bag (similar); 
ray-ban sunglasses; daniel wellington watch; gorjana necklace and rings; nine west sandals

a great pair of black jeans is something i keep in constant rotation, and actually probably wear more than twice a week in the cooler months. new denim brand a&c hits all the right marks with their take on the classic skinny. they're cropped just where i like them at the ankle, and my favorite part is how good they make your butt look. now excuse me while i go soak up this perfect weather that allows for outerwear + open-toed shoes to be paired together - it won't last much longer!

can't do without you.

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

warrior woman.

nicole miller artelier blouse; BDG jeans; h&m hat; vintage bag and belt; 
ray-ban sunglassesdaniel wellington watch; we who see heels.

nicole miller's latest campaign, #NMwarrior, is empowering women with one simple phrase: you don't have to wear a suit to feel strong. whether it be a simple cotton button down and relaxed denim, or a luxe silk top and deconstructed skinnies, i personally feel most confident and beautiful in a comfortable blouse and jeans. what do you wear when you want to be the best version of yourself? 

in this case, warrior (wo)man :D

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

another girl.

boutique onze dress; vintage coach backpack (remade); ray-ban sunglasses; daniel wellington watch; mason de morgana necklace; urban outfitters necklace; zara boots (identical). 

i feel like a whole other person wearing yellow! it's a color i've recently embraced, although in muted shades only - no brights for this girl. this look was all about the accessories - simple layered necklaces, a vintage backpack, my go-to watch and sunglasses, and ankle boots. you can shop this entire look through the links above! :)

wild belle will be at north coast fest this weekend...should i go?

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