Friday, December 30, 2011

Sale Shopping

Asos has got a sale going on and of course I couldn't resist at least checking it out. Browsing turned into putting things in my cart which turned into buying...whoops. I just can't resist a good sale! My picks for an upcoming vacation or when the summer sunshine hits.

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Maxi Dress - $24.54 (orig. $81) - ASOS

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Stripe Skirt - $19.09 (orig. $63) - ASOS

Thursday, December 29, 2011

These boots are made for walkin

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Just bought these amazing boots! I've been searching high and low for some winter boots to keep my feet warm during this cold Chicago winter that aren't boring or 'ugg' like. (Sorry ugg lovers) These bad boys are faux fur, have a fleece lining to keep my toes warm, really make a statement and are on sale! WOO!
Faux Fur Saddlestrap Boot - $69.99 (orig. $229) - Eddie Bauer

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

What Im Lovin Lately: Apt Decor

I've finally found a fabulous apartment in Chicago! I'm moving in a few days and I'm all kinds of excited to unpack and decorate! I've been using my obsession Pinterest to find great decorating ideas and other fun stuff. Follow me on Pinterest here.

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{Love this for bar storage and parties!}

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{Perfect for the entryway & I need something zebra print}

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{Love a black & white wall collage that keeps growing & growing!}

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{Stacked cake stands for perfume, jewels and other goodies}

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{ I will do this, foam insulation boards covered in fabric/wallpaper = gorgeous DIY wall hangings.}

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Under the Christmas Tree

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Had to share one of my favorite Christmas gifts... a snuggie!!! ( thanks grandma) and yes I am accessorizing with a little faux fur scarf. Hope you had a great holiday!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Happy Holidays!

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Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

I can't wait to spend time with lots of family, eats tons of amazing food and hit up those after xmas sales!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Sparkle Sparkle

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Don't want to go all out sequins and sparkle just add a touch! In case you were wondering sparkle is my favorite color :)

Glitter Eyeliner by NYX- $4.79 - Ulta
Braided Bracelet with Tassle - $6.80 - Forever 21
Sequin Leggings - $49.00 - Express (I think I'll be getting these from Santa!)

Monday, December 19, 2011

Great Gift Ideas

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I'm always a last min. Christmas gift shopper. It never fails, every year I find myself stressing out and power shopping the final days before the Santa man arrives. I found these adorable mugs yesterday while doing some shopping at Anthropologie. It's a perfect gift that you can fill with other fun goodies...jewelry, makeup, gift cards, etc. Its a perfect idea for all those fabulous friends you have!
Monogram Mug - $4 (CRAZY CHEAP) - Anthropologie - in store & online

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Vacation

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I just spent a fabulous five days in Puerto Morelos, Mexico for my cousins wedding. It was such an amazing trip. I enjoyed the sun and sand, spending time with family and just relaxing. There's nothing better than a beach vaca!

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Maxi Dress by Lacoste, Purse - Forever 21

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Dress - Akira - $39.90, Wedges - DVF via Nordstrom Rack - $94.00, Purse, Ring & Bangles - Forever 21

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Swim Cover-up - H&M, Sunglasses - Betsey Johnson via Nordstrom Rack, Flip Flops - Target, Beach Bag - bought on cruise

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Brooch Bouquet I made for my cousin. I do have a crafty side!

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With the boyfriend. Dress - Rachel Rachel Roy (that was my bridesmaid dress - gorgeous!) Earrings - Charming Charlie, Bracelet - Vintage

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My new favorite party pants!
Pants - Versace X H&M, Wedges - Cynthia Vincent for Target, Blazer - Forever 21, Necklace - Vintage, Belt - Forever 21

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Love those long walks on the beach. 

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

What I'm Lovin Lately

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{ cheap & chic xmas decorating idea }

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{ Dear Santa, I REALLY want this! ASOS Diamond Sequin Sweater }

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{ amazingly cute winery near my parents house, we enjoyed it a couple of weeks ago.}

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{ I need a chair like this! }

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{ Picture frame turned coffee table tray - great idea! }

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Cozy

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Since winter is now here (blah) it's the season for wearing lots of layers, oversized items, faux fur and all those goodies. I'm obsessed with the blanket cardigan I bought last year, it's still oh so fabulous. But a girl can always have multiple blanket cardies :)

Blanket Cardigan - $81.81 - ASOS

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Glittery

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How amazing are these shoes?! I've been crushing on just about all types of glitter shoes but haven't found a pair that I MUST have. I saw these beauties in the latest Urban Outfitters catalog. They are a perfect balance of playful and wearable. It's just enough glitter that you could rock them during the day time and take them into evening party time. I love to have options! They also come in two other color combos for my fellow glitter gals!
Kimchi Blue Glitter & Suede Platform Heel - $79.00 - Urban Outfitters

Monday, November 28, 2011

Holiday Season

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I had such a fabulous Thanksgiving weekend. Food, fun and shopping! I spent Thanksgiving day with my boyfriends family and I made a couple of nibbles that were amazing! Now I'm in full on holiday mode, bring on the music, jingles bells and snow!

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Blazer - Forever 21, Tank - H&M, Skirt - Smith & Smith, Tights - H&M, Necklace - Vintage, Bracelets - Vintage and Links of London, Ring -  Forever 21, Shoes - Opening Ceremony

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Nibbles

Thanksgiving is right around the corner...gobble gobble! I'm spending Thanksgiving with my boyfriends family and then heading to my parents for the rest of the weekend. I'm beyond excited to get to spend a lot of quality time with family. 
For the big Thanksgiving day I'm in charge of a couple of appetizers. I must say I have a major love for starters, appetizers or nibbles as I like to call them. So I wanted to step it up and try something new. I did some brainstorming and lots of research and finally decided on two fabulous bite size goodies.

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Have a fabulous Thanksgiving!


Friday, November 18, 2011

Eco Tools

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I have to share these amazing new makeup brushes I have! I love makeup and beauty products as much as I love shoes. Great brushes are just as imporant as the products you are putting on your face.

These brushes by Eco Tools by Alicia Silverstone are amazing! They are super soft, high quality and give me that flawless application I love. This set come with a finishing brush, angled eye shadow brush (perfect for a smoky eye), lash and brow groomer and a counter top brush cup. I also adore how eco -friendly these products are, good for you and the earth!

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$15.99 at Ulta.com and in stores

Sparkle

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I saw these shoes and I was instantly in love! They are a perfect mix of flashy and feminine. These heels would be perfect for any upcoming holiday parties or with some skinny jeans to add a little pop of fun. So many options, so little time!
I also ran to an Aldo Store to make sure they were just as fabulous in person and luckily they are!

Mcintyde - $100 - Aldo Shoes

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Black & White

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I have a major love for black and white clothing. Over half of my closet is stocked in these two colors and I must say its one of my all time favorite color combos. It's classic, chic and works in so many ways. I spent this past weekend in Madison, WI with friends and this was the perfect outfit for our day to night activities. 

Black Long Sleeve Shirt - Lacoste, Faux Fur Vest - Nordstrom Rack also seen here - Jeans - Express (I want these in every color possible!), Earrings and Bracelet - Vintage, Ring Forever 21

Monday, November 14, 2011

What I'm Lovin Lately

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{ cute little storage box I got at the dollar tree for you guessed it, $1! }

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{ had such a fabulous weekend with a few of my best friends from childhood! love these girls! }

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{ cheese heaven! I bought a block of chipotle cheddar and a block of basil cheese. yummmm! }

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{ met some fellow Chicago bloggers for a mani and wine night last week, such a great time! }


The Ladies: Cara - City Girl Chicago , Cait - Cait Hates Cake , Mel - Chicago Girl Gone Mild , Ashleigh - Little Girl, Big World, Johanna - 101 Things I Love , Me , Zoe - Style Foodie

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{ pretty nails thanks to Essential Nail Spa in Lincoln Park! }

Friday, November 11, 2011

New Era

I recently went to the store opening for the New Era Chicago store on State Street. It was a fabulous party packed with great products, people and music! Every now and then I've got to check out something for the boys.

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{ Boyfriend and I }

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{ Cute stuff for the ladies! }

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{ Mini deep dish pizzas! }

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{ Loved the mini New Era hat in the swag bag! apologies for the poor cell phone quality photo. }


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Versace for H&M

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Last night was the fashion show and launch party for the Versace for H&M collection! It hits stores November 19 at 8am. I'll be in line bright and early to snatch up my favorite from the collection. Here's a few things I'm lusting after! I'm sure with all the hype I'm going to end up with more that I planned!

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