Soft Edge


Vest | Top | Skirt via. Gilt | Booties - craving these | Bag - similar | Bracelets || Necklace - similar | Aviators | Lip |

Knock on wood, spring has finally sprung in Chicago! The last few days have been blue skies and a perfect 50-60 degrees. Unfortunately, this meant a quarter of yesterday's run was spent taking pictures, but when you've been hibernating for 6+ months obnoxious behavior is slightly more acceptable. Right?...

I picked up this Cynthia Rowley skirt nearly a year ago at a Gilt warehouse sale, and luckily it's still avaiable here.

What isn't visible in this set of images is a bold matte zipper on the back of the skirt, and I can't wait to tuck a graphic tee into that waitline to show it off! 

Cut from an almost neoprene-like sweater material, this skirt will be a lot of fun as we transition into spring. Originally styled for a concert outing with the hubs, the edge to this look was strategic, but due to the soft nature of the fabrics you could easily sport this look for any casual occasion.

On another note, you'll have to forgive me, but in the bliss of this sunshine I completely dropped the ball on promoting our giveaway with Peruvian Connection. Because of my short falling on this, I've extended the entry deadline to next Monday night. That said, don't wait until the last minute, this gift card could bring you some fresh spring favorites you won't want to miss out on ;)


Clouded Judgement

Coat (old) - similar here & here | Top | Pants | Boots | Scarf | Hat | Necklace | Bracelets | Ring | Bag | Sunnies

This time of year I tend to get all sorts of flustered. Chicago weather is tempermental, and it's no surprise I'm craving Spring. Within the last 48 hours we have seen snow falling at a rate of 2 inches per hour, followed by toasty 44 degree temperatures. Frankly, I'm not sure how to dress in this climate.

Perhaps it's because I grew up in Alaska, but functional fashion is critical to my wardrobe; let's just say my better half knows when I'm being follish for wearing strappy heels in winter.

Despite our recent frigid spells, my judgement is clouded by hopes of spring. While my better half is inclined to cling to some fur, I'm also inspired to sport my lighter layers.

The result? This black and white composition that I don't even know how to describe, but I think I love. What do you think?...

Monday Bedhead


SweaterOn Sale! | Pants, c/o Last Call | Bag | Baseball Cap | Booties | Bracelets | Aviators

If there's ever a day for messy hair, it's Mondays. Luckily, I'm a sucker for some glam bedhead. Also, I'm mildly obsessed with hats, so wether I'm craving a quick change or in need of rescuing a bad hair day, you can usually find me carrying one around.

But enough about messy hair, let's talk about these pants! While this is the first that I've styled these for the site, I've worn them plenty. I'm not gonna lie, at first I was slightly intimidated by the idea of metallic pants, but after a little Pinterest inspiration, I came up with a few solid styling ideas that are easy to throw on for any occassion. Best, of all, and much to my surprise, these plastic legs are super comfortable– seriously, that's half the reason I sport these so often! That being said, because these pants are such a statement, I found that they're best worn with a simply top– and I mean really simple–like a balck or while tee or sweatshirt, no patterns, and little to no texture variation. The sweater I chose for this look is slightly jewelled, but because it's so muted it added just the right amount of sparkle without overwhelming the look as a whole.

As always thanks for stopping by, and stay warm everyone, this storm is crazy!...