Custom clothing on a budget

custom navy dress

Sandals: Steve Madden // Necklaces: Kate Spade //Gold Bangle: Kate Spade // Chain Bracelet: David Yurman // Sunglasses: Le Specs // Watch: Cluse I’ve never really been into custom clothing – but not for the reason you might think. While many associate custom with expensive (me being one of them), that wasn’t my reasoning for not getting behind it. Actually, I was fortunate enough to…

The dress (or 2) that will get you through all seasons

Striped dress with denim jacket

Apologies in advance, stripe lovers, because I’m about to feed your additction with another striped dress. I know I’m typically a big proponent of clearing out the closet – “less is more,” “quality over quantity,” etc. and so forth, but I’m also a big believer in breaking rules, when necessary. As a fan of stripes,…

The Cutest White Lace Romper

A few weeks ago, a few of my lovely blogger friends invited me to what I now refer to as the best invention ever – Shop Buzzed. If you haven’t heard of Shop Buzzed, it’s a pop-up event in Chicago bringing adorable and affordable boutique fashions to bars in the city bringing you the best…

10 Steps to a Foolproof At-Home Mani

Am I the only one that feels naked without polished nails? I didn’t always used to be that way — I used to have this really weird complex that my fingers looked super stubby when they were painted. Then when the dark nail trend started to be a thing, a friend convinced me to try…

My petite-sized black tie review of Rent the Runway

Dress: Nicole Miller via Rent the Runway| Earrings: Nicole Miller (Nicole does it again!)| Shoes: Vince Camuto |Clutch: Marc Jacobs (no longer avail, but linked similar affordable options here and here) | Lip Stain: Revlon  I’ve had a few experiences with Rent the Runway, some great, and some… well, not so much. But I won’t belabor the past,…

Two Days in Miami

When one of your friends asks you if you want to use some of her airline points and stay in their room for two days in Miami, you don’t say no, you just don’t. My friends Sara and Michelle had planned to go to Miami for a girls trip for awhile, but with all of…

My favorite spring outfit is on MAJOR sale

Dress: Velvet Heart Clothing via Macys (on sale!) | Leather Jacket: Topshop via Nordstrom (on sale!) | OTK Boots: Kaitlyn Pan via Amazon (again, ON SALE!) Happy Friday, party people! I’m currently en route to Miami on a very impromptu trip with some of my fave laid back girlies and figured it’d be a great time to share…

My first photoshoot & saying BYE to sweater weather (maybe?)

Sweater: Sanctuary (on sale!)| Jeans: Zara | Necklace: Madewell (on sale!) | Booties: Carlos by Carlos Santana (on sale!) | Bag: Kate Spade (similar) | Watch: Cluse | Bracelets: Kate Spade, Beadniks | Rings: Bauble Bar, Mind’s Eye Design Happy Friday! So I don’t know if you guys are tired of seeing this sweater yet, but as long as the weather is chilly and rainy, I’ll be…

Why I’m not a yoga teacher… yet

Hope everyone had a restful weekend! It was rainy here in Chi, and aside from possible food poisoning, we had a pretty low key, relaxing weekend. We made spaghetti and homemade meatballs/sauce last night, and I’m 99% sure the sausage was not cooked all the way through. Oh, well.. by mid-afternoon, we were back to…

My Top 3 Leggings

I am a firm believer that leggings are pants, too, and if you try to fight me on that, I will likely argue you to the death. I once had a job where, and mind you, this is in recent years, where the company policy prohibited leggings. I remember when I told my sister after…