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. 

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.
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