Saturday, March 31, 2012

twenty four of thirty.

staple blouse c/o markethq; h&m faux leather pants (similar here) & necklace;
asos watch; vintage coach willis bag; aldo boots.

had a wicked fun time in logan square last night, enjoying french fries and gin cocktails at the new bar scofflaw, and shooting pool at the rocking horse. this is only the beginning of more shenanigans with chelsea and some awesome new friends.
as for my outfit... i've posted about this blouse twice before (sorry, it's about a year old and not available anymore), but now you get to see the unexpected tail that i love so much, especially when i'm walking and it catches a breeze. and despite the freezing temperatures, i was happy to pull these faux leather pants back out for one more spin before what will probably be a scorcher of a summer in chicago.
i can't wait.

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her space.

source - lefashionimage

seeing the inside of sheila's brooklyn loft only solidifies her icon status.
i've long been fan, and now her wardrobe isn't the only thing i want to emulate....
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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

twenty three of thirty.


h&m blouse, belt and necklace; forever 21 skirt and earrings; vintage and low luv x erin wasson rings;asos watch; aldo boots.

here's a look from my vacation staycation the week before last. a pleat front and pearl buttons make this white button down stand out from the ten or so that i own (wardrobe staple). i'm also really into high waist mini skirts with a swingy shape - purchased one just like this in khaki that envision with stripes for parisian chic.
on my budget, i've gotta have pieces with mileage, and i like this outfit so much, i think i'm going to wear it again this weekend. being inspired by your own pictures to recycle and re-wear - nothing wrong with that in my book! :)

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

twenty two of thirty.


h&m dress; forever 21 earrings; vintage and low luv x erin wasson rings; asos watch; nine west heels.

thought it would be fun to do proper outfit post of a look i wore during NYFW last month! i couldn't be more into the abstract floral print and loose, swingy shape of this dress that i purchased last summer. and the heels, oh the heels - they're pushing three years old; purchased before i even had a blog, when i was just uploading blurry pictures onto chictopia. so crazy to think about how long ago that really was! while they are practically vintage in the blogging world (i kid, i kid), i'm sure i'll never get rid of these shoes. just ask christina - after walking to and from trains, cabs, events, and midnight snacks, i was celebrating zero foot pain at the end of the night. makes me love them even more.


legit wear these earrings every. single. day.

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Monday, March 26, 2012

twenty one of thirty.


h&m t-shirt, parka, jeans and necklace; forever 21 earrings; vintage belt; asos watch; zara heels.

deep down inside my little heart, i'm just a jeans and t-shirt kinda gal. a parka that i wear way too much for my own good (it's so easy to throw on over everythingggg) and heels i've finally mastered walking in (i was practically falling over from being 5'11" last wednesday night) complete the look. it doesn't take much to make me happy. this is true for all aspects of life :)

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Sunday, March 25, 2012

versus.

source - unknown, studdedhearts

add the fact that i've been looking at new apartments to working seven days straight, and the last thing you want to see right now is my under eye circles and outfit repeat. i'll be back tomorrow with fresh new shizzz for you guys. and i promise, even though i've kind of let you down with posting everyday for my "30 days, 30 outfits", the regular updates will not stop even when it's all over with. keep on keeping on.

oh and the pics above? tomboy vs super feminine. yes'm.
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Friday, March 23, 2012

twenty of thirty.


blouse c/o romwe (buy here!); vintage levi's shorts; h&m belt and necklace; forever 21 earrings; vintage and low luv x erin wasson rings; asos belt and heels (buy here!).


oh hey paisleyyyy. this shirt didn't stand a chance; i ordered it the second i spied it on romwe.
i love and live in button down blouses (duh), and also adore things that induce nostalgia; hence my affinity for a print that was most popular when my parents were in their youth. anyone wish they could live their twenties in the 70s? yeah me too.

she's a beauty.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

nineteen of thirty.


coincidence and chance dress via urban outfitters; h&m belt; american apparel clutch; asos watch; zara heels.

hey guys! sorry for being so sporadic with posting. life gets crazy, ya know?! tonight was the coolest - i met corri and the girls from the chicago blog the style block in madison during the university of wisconsin's fashion week, and they invited me to the premiere of their new show on Vh1, house of consignment! such an awesome opportunity to get all fancied up and hang out with amazing people in my city. the show is amazing; i couldn't stop laughing at all of the hilarious moments.

as for my outfit, i wish i was smart enough to take a picture of this dress from behind, as it has a split back, but i'm obsessed with the high neck and short hemline - the perfect trade off. i added the belt to break up the white and make it more "me". and these heels have been on my wishlist for what seems like months (which has actually only been weeks), and when i saw them in store yesterday, there was no doubt in my mind that i had to buy them. i can literally wear them with everything in my closet. dream shoes are now mineeeeee.

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Monday, March 19, 2012

eighteen of thirty.

h&m men's hat (similar here); h&m t-shirt, sweater (similar here), and necklace; forever 21 faux leather shorts (similar here and here); vintage coach willis bag;
asos watch; vintage gold ring; low luv x erin wasson silver ring; deena and ozzy sandals (similar here).

we are already on eighteen of thirty days of outfits, eeeeeeee! i mainly wore the hat because it's the day-before-i-wash-my-hair-day, but i received so many compliments on it from strangers, and on my casual look in general today. thanks for the ego boost! ;)
these shorts made a special appearance on my birthday in 2010, and i wore the sandals to death last year, but i wasn't blogging much, and now they're getting their much deserved debut. plan on living in them again this summer.


punching myself in the face.


chipmunk cheeks.


top of the evening to ya!
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Sunday, March 18, 2012

seventeen of thirty.

h&m t-shirt (similar here), blazer (similar here), shorts, and necklace; vintage bag and gold ring;
low luv x erin wasson silver ring; asos watch and heels (buy them here!)

simple, light, breezy. there's something about a jacket that's longer than your bottom's hemline that gets me going (remember this post?), and the neutrals paired with cognac and burgundy is a color combination i threw together and am now obsessing over. i feel like spring in this look; what i wore last wednesday on my road trip to madison, WI! one of my favorite people, amy, was invited to speak on a blogger panel during the university of wisconsin's fashion week, and had the genius idea that since it was about the halfway point for both of us (she's from minneapolis), that i drive to meet her. brunch and thrifting passed the time before the event, and amy, along with the rest of the bloggers, held a great discussion and q+a with the audience. meeting new people the best thing about these kinds of events, and i am uber stoked to say that i was introduced girls behind the chicago blog the style block, who are now starring in the new Vh1 reality series house of consignment. i was already anticipating the premiere of the show, but the girls were gracious enough to invite me to the premiere party this week. cannot waaaaait :)
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Friday, March 16, 2012

sixteen of thirty.

forever 21 dress and earrings; h&m belt and necklace; vintage coach willis bag;
low luv x erin wasson and vintage rings; asos watch and heels (buy the heels here!)

this is not the outfit from wednesday (my trip to madison, WI) that i talked about in yesterday's post. those pictures turned out really blurry, so i'll have to retake them. this look is from today! sometimes i wake up and want to look like a girl. not just my hair and makeup, which are always quite feminine, but my clothes too. it was day four of my week long staycation, the sun was out in full force, and i'm feeling rested and blissful, so today was one of those day. dresses (along with bottoms - skirts, pants, etc.) are the hardest thing for me to thrift because i am SO picky about the fit. forever 21 really never seems to fail me. i always find one good dress in a sea of a hundred misses. unfortunately this dress is from last summer, but the shoes - they are brand new (buy them here)! they are easily going to become spring/summer staple and a regular on the blog. i was looking for a good casual sandal and this white chunky heel sans platform caught my eye. they couldn't be more comfortable either.


hope you guys had as good of a friday as i did!
see you tomorrow.
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Thursday, March 15, 2012

fifteen of thirty.

vintage silk blouse & levi's cutoffs; h&m belt & necklace; ray-ban sunglasses; forever 21 earrings;
h&m, low luv x erin wasson, & vintage rings; asos watch; vintage bag & loafers.

here's what i wore on this toasty thursday (seriously, 80 degrees!) playing tourist with my mom around chicago. this is only her third time coming up from indy and visiting me since i moved here last june, and i love playing tour guide, so i took her downtown for brunch + mimosas, to navy pier for the ferris wheel and photo ops, and around my 'hood (wicker park) for vintage shopping and frozen yogurt. it's hard being away from your family when you lived with them for 24 years, and since i haven't seen my mom since christmas, it was a wonderful reunion. as for my outfit, i started out the day in jeans but did a quick stop at my apartment and changed into shorts as a 3 o'clock heat wave hit. pretty much everything i'm wearing is vintage (sweeeeeet). and thanks to the street style photogs who stopped to take my picture on michigan avenue. i hope to see it online soon and will definitely share it with you all!








here are some instagrammies from the day.



forever 21 sweater; h&m jeans; vintage bag and belt; aldo boots.

later in the evening, i met up with friends for coronas and mexican. the temperature dropped so much that i had to change back into jeans, and add boots and a sweater (the look you see above). fickle chicago.

ohhhh, and yesterday i went to madison, WI on a whim. some seriously cool things ended up happening that i cannot to tell you! also, the outfit that i wore during said adventures will be posted tomorrow too.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

fourteen of thirty.

forever 21 muscle tank; thrifted levi's cutoffs; h&m belt and necklace; asos watch; aldo boots.

mindless dressing at it's finest. it was warm enough to wear this in early march. in chicago. the last thing i wanted to do was think about clothes. my priority was to get outside and enjoy some sunshine on these pale winter legs, so i threw this on in thirty seconds flat. stripes + denim always work. plus muscle tees are my new jam. stockpiling massive amounts for spring (get the exact one i'm wearing here!). i feel quite music festival ready too, and it may be my subconscious making up for the fact that i cannot go to SXSW this week as planned :( but it's all good. everything happens for a reason, so there must be something else i need this time and money for...

i dedicate look fourteen of thirty to this comment: "how can you have style when you always wear the same thing?". to me, that's what defines style. finding your groove; a uniform that fits your lifestyle. simplicity and consistency. & i'm damn well going to keep it that way.
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Monday, March 12, 2012

give me fever.

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spring feverrrrrr.

look fourteen of thirty coming right up ;)
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