Wednesday, September 28, 2011

What I'm Lovin Lately

{ Rings! Love collecting these little beauties. Nail Polish - OPI - yodel me on my cell}

{ The shirt - $40, I bought during my trip to Puerto Rico, oh yes that's fringe! }

{ Huge marshmallows used for s'mores, checked that off my fall bucket list. }

{ Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Brownies, YUM! A perfect fall sweet treat. Found on Pinterest }

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Treasure Hunting

This past weekend I noticed a lot of garage sale signs popping up, I thought what a better way to spend my Saturday morning? I headed out for some suburban treasure hunting. I picked up a few books and this fabulous vintage faux fur jacket. I almost missed it among the rack of hooded sweatshirts, I tried it on, it fit like a glove and it's mine, all mine! The price was a steal too, $22! 


Sunglasses - Forever 21, Necklaces - Topshop and Madewell (worn together), Lipstick - Sephora brand

Monday, September 26, 2011

Dressed Up

When I first spotted this dress I was instantly obsessed. But I decided to let it marinate overnight, this is a new thing I'm doing so I don't keep buying, buying, buying.  If I'm still in love the next day then I'll buy! 
Of course I'm still thinking about it... so that means buy! I ordered it in mustard but I equally love the copper. I can't wait to wear it, I have a girls weekend coming up and I think it will be the perfect thing to wear for our fun nights out! 
Wrap Dress With Tie Waist - $64.03 - ASOS

Friday, September 23, 2011


I've decided that I need a leather moto jacket. It's the perfect piece to layer on in the fall and spring. It's also great to wear with more girly looks to add a little bit of edge. I've always kept my eyes open for one, but I've never found the one that was just perfect. But to my surprise I've found 2 fabulous jackets that are just what I'm looking for. Decisions, decisions.


Vegan Leather Jacket - $82.00 - LuLu's


Decadestwo.1 is coming to Chicago! 
Mark your calendar for an amazing designer consignment shopping experience! 

Chicago Final STD 6

Thursday, September 22, 2011

What I'm Lovin Lately

{ first Cubs game since moving back to Chicago! }

{ new Faryl Robin flats bought at Nordstrom Rack! Hello amazing deal, these puppies were 80% off! I scored them for $33.60, original price $168.95 }

{ Another pair of flats bought at Nordstrom Rack, these are the super deal of my month! Stuart Weitzman flats - $79.90, original price $255.00, insane! }

Monday, September 19, 2011

Fall Bucket List

View of the Hudson River Valley on my wine trip with friends last Fall.

I decided with fall coming up quickly I was going to make myself a Fall Bucket List. Since moving back to Chicago there are so many fun things that are close by and I want to take full advantage! I hope to check every item off my list and really get into the Fall season! 
  1. Go apple picking.
  2. Visit a pumpkin patch.
  3. Make glitter pumpkins like this.
  4. Drinks lots of apple cider!
  5. Eat lots of Mcintosh apples (my favorite).
  6. Jump in a leaf pile.
  7. Wear lots of faux fur.
  8. Enjoy a bonfire with s'mores.
  9. Make a trip to a local winery.
  10. Go on a hike and enjoy the fall foliage.
Whats on your fall to do list?

Friday, September 16, 2011

Fall Fashion

A few weeks ago I received such an exciting email in my inbox . I was invited by Nordstrom Rack to come into a store for an exclusive shopping experience to begin building my fall wardrobe. I was given a gift card to pick out some great fall finds. There were so many great fall items to pick from; shoes, bags, faux fur, jewelry, sweaters and trousers galore. These are my favorite finds from Nordstrom Rack.

Vest - $29.97 by Alberto Makali, Sunglasses - $19.99 by Betsey Johnson, also seen here
I'm obsessed with this vest! It might be one of my favorite pieces for fall. 




Shoes - $59.90 by Dolce Vita
These are sky high and my favorite color combo, black and white! These will be perfect for the upcoming holiday parties. 

With new products coming in a few times a week I will be frequently stopping by Nordstrom Rack. Thanks to the team of the Schaumburg, IL store for such a great shopping experience!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Sheer Genius

I've been seeing sheer tops all over the place lately and I'm now on the hunt to find one. I'm torn between a polka dot print or a fun print that's a little unexpected. These are two that I'm trying to decide between, any thoughts?

Vintage Key Top - $22.80 - Forever 21

Poodle Print Top - $64.03 - ASOS

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Puerto Rico

{view from my hotel room}

I just spent a lovely long weekend in San Juan, Puerto Rico. We had a fabulous time exploring Old San Juan, trying authentic Puerto Rican cuisine ( I'm now obsessed with Mofongo), drinking lots of sangria, and just relaxing after the crazy move to Chicago. I also got in some pool and beach time to enjoy the amazing sunshine.  


{Fort San Felipe del Morro}

{exploring Old San Juan - dress - Forever 21, Sunglasses - Betsey Johnson, Shoes - Nine West, Bag - Vintage}

{Old San Juan - lots of pigeons!}

{We took an evening stroll on the beach - dress - from a boutique in Soho, Necklace - Vintage, Ring - Forever 21}

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Thursday, September 8, 2011

Leopard Love


I've had a serious obsession with all things leopard print lately. I love how fun, bold and playful the pattern is. I've had this leopard shirt for over a year, I bought it a few sizes big to get that over sized look. It's also pretty long so it also doubles as swimsuit cover up when I go on vacation. Nothing like getting multiple uses out of one piece!




Top - H&M, Pants - Lacoste, Shoes - Nine West, Necklace - Topshop, Ring - Forever 21, Sunglasses & Bracelets - H&M, Bag & Earrings - Vintage

I'm off to Puerto Rico for a few days!

Shoe Sale

Right now Nordstrom has a fabulous shoe sale! There are tons of wedges, flats, sneakers, boots and more. I highly suggest checking it out. I did some browsing and found these great shoes that are perfect for this season and seasons to come.

Every girl needs a pair of nude pumps. They go with everything!
Bevy Pump by Steve Madden - $59.90 (was $89.95)

Lace up shoes are everywhere right now. Once it gets chilly just add some tights.
Nellie Bootie by Lucky Brand - $78.90 (was $118.95) also comes in black

Such a fun girly girl pump.
Maggi Pump by Betsey Johnson - $65.90 (was $99.95)

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

What I'm Lovin' Lately

Delish Caprese I had for dinner last week. Inspired by this.

Finally did a fishtail braid! Necklace - Topshop

Peppers picked from my parents garden.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Fresh Air


I spent Labor Day weekend in my hometown visiting family and friends. It was great to get out to the country and relax. I went on a long bike ride, helped pick veggies from the garden and enjoyed a nice campfire party. It was just the kind of weekend I needed after packing, moving and unpacking. It was a bit chilly which meant I got to bust out a new fall purchase! 



Sweater - Zara, Jeans - Forever 21, Necklace - bought on Gilt Groupe, Earrings - Vintage, Shoes - Cynthia Vincent for Target, Ring & Sunnies -  H&M

Friday, September 2, 2011

Boyfriend Blazer


I spent some time this week exploring my new city, Chicago. What better time to bring out my new cat eye shades and favorite leopard heels?




Sunglasses - H&M, Blazer - Norma Kamali for Walmart, Tank - Express,
Skirt - Express, Necklace - Vintage, Ring - H&M, Shoes - Pierre Hardy, Nail Polish - Forever 21

Thursday, September 1, 2011

What I'm Lovin Lately

This is what I'm lovin lately from my latest obsession, Pinterest. It's seriously addicting and I can get lost for hours and hours. So much inspiration!

Great necklace storage idea. Door knobs and plywood - a diy project!

These will be perfect for the next party I throw!
(Chocolate Stuffed Rasberries via Saucy's Sprinkles)

Amazing shoe for fall. I LOVE!
(Olivia Shoe -Loris Shoes)

With all the changes going on in my life right now I have to keep reminding myself this.