Friday, December 21, 2012

What Im Lovin Lately

Oh yes, this is happening Xmas eve... Christmas Vacation Moose mugs!
Sale Alert: ZARA sale started today. I just bought these leopard pants for $39.99 (was $59.90)
Poinsettia Cocktail receipe from Style Within Reach - perfect for Christmas!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Cheese Plate

Christmas eve is right around the corner and I'll be spending it with the boyfriends family, my parents and sister. I've been put in charge of the cheese plate, which I'm completely pumped about. I've already started collecting new accessories (cheese markers & knives), researching tasty cheeses to try and tips on how to create the ultimate cheese plate. It will include some of my Trader Joe's favorites; Truffle Cheese, Parmesan/Gouda blend and some new ones too. It's going to be fabulous, I can't wait! woo!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Want It

I saw this jacket/wrap/cardigan at Kohls last week and was instantly obsessed. It has a super cozy wrap design with the feminine belted waist. It going to look stellar with some black skinny jeans and boots. Comfy, Cozy and Cute! Best part its on sale right now!
Mixed Media Jacket by Simply Vera Vera Wang - Kohls - $59.80 (was $98)

Monday, December 10, 2012

Blanket Sweater

 We are in winter people. I spent this past weekend out of the city running errands, doing dinner with the boyfriends family and going to a toy drive for a childrens hospital. I hadn't been in a toy store for some serious shopping in years and years. I was a bit nervous at the beginning and then went wild throwing everything from play-dough to barbies and jewelry making kits in my cart. My weekend wear included this cozy blanket sweater, it's a cold weather favorite. Hope you had a nice weekend too! 
Sweater - Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent (similar here and here), Belt - Forever 21, Jeans - Express, Boots - Modern Vintage, Necklace - Topshop, Sunglasses - Lanvin X H&M

Thursday, December 6, 2012


This clutch is hilarious! I just love it, too funny and too true. I'll take one Santa, thanks.
Gia Bag by Kate Spade - $78.00

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


I have finally joined the modern times and got a real smart phone. (bye bye blackberry) That  means that I'm now on instagram (woo!) I'm border line obsessed with it. you can find me @kelseybutson
here are a few of my recent instagrams :)

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Caribbean Cruise

I'm back from my fabulous vacation! It was an amazing time with family and friends cruising the western Caribbean. The trip was filled with laughs, adventure, lots of sun and memories that will last a life time! If I could be on vacation all the time I would. I had to share some of my pics from the trip.
 view from the top of the zipline

just zipping over the ocean (yes it was raining) 

 wood carvings in Jamaica (yup thats santa)
a day of walking around and shopping in my new romper 

 fresh coconut water - its amazing
 boyfriend and I both rocking express bottoms (me- sequin skirt & boyfriend - orange pants)

 a day at sea
 love a good sunset with some vino
 took a spin on the carousel
 its still the year of the martini

 amazing beach bar in Coxumel, Mexico - they had the best guacomole

 loving life
lobster anyone?

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

What I'm Lovin Lately

Pinterest Find - DIY silver shells. Im planning to collect on vacation and do this! Follow me here!

 Brilliant Idea via The-Budgetista. Using Curtain rods at shoe racks!

Oh yes, so soon for me! 

 Fabulous wine + cheese party I hosted.
Adore this reindeer sweater. Its perfect for winter! ($46)

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Leopard Love

The weather in Chicago has been a perfect chilly temp. Not too cold and not too warm, its the ultimate weather for rocking my faux leopard jacket. It's the ultimate statement piece for my usual all black look.I also recently purchased these burgundy booties - a fab. forever find. They are super comfortable for all my city running around. Happy Fall!
Leopard Jacket - French Connection (similar here and here), Tank - H&M, Necklace - Topshop, Jeans - BDG, Wedge Booties - Forever 21 (only $19.50), Sunglasses - Lanvin x H&M


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Vacation Brain

I have a serious case of vacation brain. I'm heading to Miami for a couple of days to visit a fab. friend and then spending a glorious week cruising the Caribbean with family and friends (yes I will be doing the zip-line pictured above). I've been counting down the days until this trips for a long time. It's right around the corner and I couldn't be more excited! I've already begun planning outfits, buying sunblock and getting organized. A few of my new vacation purchases...
River Island Playsuit via ASOS - $21.99 (on sale)
Express Sequin Mini Skirt - $59.90 (other color here)
River Island 3D Bikini via ASOS - $17.99 (on sale)
Blue Life Tunic Dress via Shopbop - $34.50 (its 70% off)

Wednesday, October 31, 2012


My usually daily outfit is a head to toe black look. I think it comes from living in NYC for nearly 5 years. I love this top I just bought, I adore the gold scarf print with sheer sleeves, it pairs perfectly with mt go to black skinny jeans and will look equallay as fab tucked into a skirt. The gold-toe boots are a new purchase too, I've been waiting to pull them out. Just love the gold and black contrast and pointy toe.
Scarf Print Shirt - Forever 21, Jeans by BDG - Urban Outfitters, Ankle Boots - Asos (on sale), Ring - Etsy


Sorry for the scary minimal makeup - Happy Halloween, ha!