Look Book : Emerald Green

     { Top & shorts: Banana Republic | Necklace and blazer: Forever 21 | Purse: Kate Spade | Shoes: Dolce Vita, Nordstrom } Happy Sunday, guys! Banana Republic Factory was having a huge sale this past weekend and I … Continue reading

Look Book : Wearing Chambray

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The chambray shirt is a classic  — and for good reason. It can be dressed up or dressed down, and matches nearly anything. Tuck it under a pencil skirt to go to work, or pair with distressed boyfriend jeans and a statement necklace for a GNO.  You can expect to find them sold anywhere from Target to J.Crew, varying in wash, fit, style, and to mention, price.

I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect chambray shirt for quite a long time now. I wanted one that was light, fitted, and not too stiff. And you’ll never guess where I found it. Plato’s Closet. Macklemore would be proud. 🙂 **Note: I am actually selling an old AERIE chambray shirt. I’ve worn it maximum two times and it is still in great condition. You can find it (as well as some other gently worn items) here. Site is updated daily.
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{ Top: Plato’s Closet | Belt: Forever 21 | Pants: Old Navy | Necklace: The Limited | Purse & watch: Italy | Shoes: Dolce Vita @ Nordstrom )

Just a Pop of Neon.

Some of my favorite trends this season? Cropped tops, delicate jewelry, asymmetrical skirts, and neon accents. I created an outfit incorporating all those trends, and they seem to complement each other very nice. It’s an outfit on a budget, too — most pieces you can find from F21 or H&M. Whatever the occasion, poolside or Saturday brunch with girlfriends, this is the perfect ensemble that will keep you cool and stylish.
Tell me about your favorite spring trends!
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Just a Pop of Neon.
Forever 21 crop top / H&M denim jacket, $38 / Forever 21 / MM6 Maison Martin Margiela flat shoes / BCBGeneration neon handbag / Gorjana / Chandelier earrings / Kate Spade kates spade / Kate Spade kates spade / C. Wonder c wonder

Polka Dots in the Water

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When we arrived to Barcelona, we were greeted with brisk wind and abundant sunshine. After all the rain and fog Italy had been receiving, it was a nice change of pace. We embraced Barcelona’s sun with open arms and decided to capitalize on its perfect weather by staying outdoors. We walked along the main streets, took a short boat ride gaining an incredible view of Barcelona gems, and then relaxed with cold cider on the beach.

To dress for the occasion, I wore bright, bold colors and paired them with equally bold prints — a polka dot collard tank and a cheetah print belt. Take a look:

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OOTD: Paris Edition

I love my layers as much as the next, but a girl can only do boots and scarves for so long. After two months of wrapping myself in denim and pea coats, I have hit my limit. But it’s still cold here in Italy — and it looks like winter wants to stay awhile — so I can’t seem to justify pulling out flip flops or sundresses just yet.

My favorite way to stay warm AND trendy is to leave jeans out of the equation entirely. Opt for thick tights, instead. A knitted sweater over a black dress. High-waisted shorts. Whatever the combination, I find it easier to be versatile when I’m not stuck with denim.

I went to Paris this past weekend, and when I started packing, I knew it would be the perfect opp to try more fun looks and leave the jeans at home. And I mean, it’s Paris  — we gotta bring our “A” game. (; I packed those same darn boots I’ve been lugging because they’re the most comfortable to walk in, BUT I pulled out my trench coat and hat for the first time since arriving in Europe! Something old, something new. 

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Hat : Urban Outfitters | Trench coat : Forever 21 | Cable-knit sweater : Ann Taylor Loft | Shorts : Forever 21 | Boots : Franco Sarto | Necklace : Charming Charlie

 

OOTD: Chunky Knights + Burgundy Shorts

Over the summer, I fell in love with a pair of high-waisted burgundy shorts from F21 and purchased them right on the spot. Then, you know what happens next— summer ended before I even got a chance to wear these beautiful babies. However, I turned my thinking cap on and realized that this love affair didn’t have to end before it started. The solution? Stockings. I pulled on a pair of stockings under the shorts so my legs wouldn’t be completely bare against the harsh Chicago wind.

The outfit below is how I styled the shorts. (Stockings are not shown).

Ps. To all my Upper East Side lovers, hope you enjoy and can’t wait for tonight’s episode.

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