Thursday, January 11, 2018

Pretty in... Nude


The obvious solution to wearing too much black? Go all white and nude (no, I don't mean actually going nude to work - unless that's your thang then by all means show your ta-tas!). 

When I feel like I need a non-black reboot, this is my go-to look.

(Skirt, Coat: Zara, Shoes: Calvin Klein, Turtleneck: Forever21)






Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Back in Black


I'm back -- and in black, as usual. Sorry for the brief hiatus there ramblers, but work has been hectic as ever and it's been getting dark so early I can't seem to get home in time for photos! 

But I've got some good stuff up my sleeve for you all this week and it's all about winter work wear. 

Living in a snowy state, it can be hard to find chic but warm work attire, but I'm here to show you it's doable! 

(Dress, earrings, booties: Zara, Watch: Target)







Sunday, October 22, 2017

Under My Umbrella


I used to have super cute umbrellas to carry around with me, but if you live in Chicago, you know the wind during a storm can destroy even the sturdiest of umbrellas. So, after numerous umbrella losses, I stopped purchasing cute ones, and go for the cheap but oh so easy to replace ones. Example a.) this one from Target. 

(Dress: Nordstrom, Umbrella: Target, Boots: DSW)






Sunday, October 1, 2017

Sun-Gazed


Sometimes, when I've acknowledged that my attire is lacking that little "pop," I like to throw on this colorful scarf and go full flight attendant (as my boyfriend likes to say). 

Pictured here is me basking in the final moments of sunshine on this Sunday. After a lovely afternoon enjoying Apple Fest in Lincoln Square, and a nap with my puppy, I sat out on my deck and caught the final rays of the weekend - it didn't feel as depressing as it now sounds as I prepare for work tomorrow. 

(Scarf: Urban Outfitters, Sweater, Jeans: Zara)




Sunday, September 17, 2017

It's Still Summer


Just when we thought fall had arrived, summer made a brief little comeback! After weeks of fall temps and my favorite sweater weather, I was once again thrust into 90-degree, sunshine-y days. 

But who's complaining? Not me!

(Skirt, Shirt: Urban Outfitters, Shoes: Zara)





Saturday, September 2, 2017

Living In Color


Just continuing with my New Year's Resolution to wear more color! Today I'm going all out. I've really been into red and navy lately so I'm embracing it. 

(Sweater: H&M, Pants, Shoes: Zara)





Sunday, August 6, 2017

Blazin' Weekends


Sundays call for sophistication mixed with full-on casual. Or, as I like to call it, a blazer and some distressed denim. 

Ta-da! 

(Blazer: Zara, Shorts: Forever 21, Bag: Coach, Tank: Nordstrom)





Monday, July 31, 2017

Summer Stoopin'


Summer stoopin: When the sun begins to set, the warm air lingers and you carelessly enjoy the outdoors from the steps outside your home (or a neighbor's) to bask in the muggy-ness that is summer nights. These nights are a rarity, coming only in between those stormy evenings and cool breezes that force sweaters out from those fall closets. 

(Dress: Vintage, picked up at a local antique market, Jeans: Zara, Shoes: Calvin Klein)






Sunday, July 16, 2017

In the Bag


This first photo resembles my face when I realize tomorrow is Monday... the second photo is my face when Monday actually arrives. 

Someone give me a bed please. 

(Top: Vintage, Skirt: Zara, Shoes: Calvin Klein, Bag: Vintage)