Thursday, August 30, 2012

H&M Coupon

The greatest thing ever popped into my inbox this morning. A 20% off coupon at H&M for this weekend! Happy Labor Day to us! 
I'm planning to head there asap and pick up these stellar finds!
Earrings - $9.95  
Printed Pants - $24.95
Be sure to share what you get, happy shopping!

Bar Style

My apartment is always a work in progress. My latest focus has been the bar that I feel is floating lost in the middle of everything. My boyfriend bought this bar years ago and it's been serving as our bar. Last night I decided to try and give it a little update with some bar styling. I'm still in search of some great vintage posters to hang above or a fantastic mirror. Cheers!
A collection of some goodies we've both collected over the years.
Seltzer bottle - found at an antique store in upstate New York
Horse head lighter - found at Chic Antique in Chicago
Candle - Voluspa (my aboslute favorite!)

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Sale Sandals

I'm on the verge of tossing some of my favorite everyday flat sandals. (a moment of silence please)
I've been searching high and low for some end of season deals and I've found some goodies on Piperlime. You can wear these until the fall chill settles in and pull them back out when spring rolls around next year. Even better Piperlime does free shipping & returns, LOVE that!
Mika by Blowfish - $19.97 (was $59) - Piperlime
Ayden by DV by Dolce Vita - $49.99 ( was $69) - Piperlime ( I just  bought these)
Cailee by Pour La Victoire - $84.97 ( was $215) - Piperlime
Archer by DV by Dolce Vita come in multiple colors & patters - $44.99 (was $69) - Piperlime

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Earlier this month I attended the Fall preview for Not Your Daughters Jeans aka NYDJ at The James Hotel. I'm always on the lookout for a new favorite pair of jeans and NYDJ is now at the top of my list! The collection is full of fun prints, great colors and they all fit like a glove. My personal favorite is the Marilyn Straight leg ($88) corduroy that comes in a fabulous orange/rose color. Once the cooler fall weather hits I will be living in my NYDJ pants! Ladies, check them out.

My Buys

I love a bold pattern and when its in the form of a black and white dress, even better!
I'm not sure how I feel about the hem-line but the price is fabulous and I can always invest a little to shorten it. With a high bun and some bold lip-stick this outfit is going to be stellar!
Aztec Print Dress - $37.47 - ASOS

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Kate Spade Sample Sale

This sale is a super one! Get to it now!
Click HERE to shop.

Monday, August 20, 2012

NYC Weekend

It's been a year since I packed up my life in the big apple and moved to Chicago. The boyfriend and I decided to celebrate the year anniversary and head back to NYC to visit friends, eat at some of our favorite spots and just enjoy all that we love about New York.

View of the Empire State Building from the high line

Strolling the high line.
Dress - Forever 21

All you can drink brunch.

A fun afternoon was spent at the Frying Pan

View down 5th Ave

My favorite cupcakes ever. Baked by Melissa.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Fashion's Night Out 2012

FNO is back in action on Sept. 6!
Click here to find out what is going on in your city. I will be celebrating in Chicago, my FNO picks will be coming soon.

Friday, August 10, 2012

What I'm Lovin Lately

Latest obsession - Revlon Lip Butter

Amazing Rooftop Lollapalooza Party we went to last weekend with Gilt City

Of Monsters and Men Performing!

One of my latest purchases - Blazer on sale at Zara -$59 (was$159)
NYDJ Fall preview with the sister, more on this coming soon!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Skull Blouse

Skull Blouse - Mimi & Red (only $34), Jeans - Forever 21, Bag - Topshop, Heels - Miu Miu, Ring - Trina Turk (got mine via Nordstrom Rack)

The weather has finally cooled down a bit which means its time to bust out the white jeans. I've been waiting to rock this black and white outfit for some time. As you know I have a love for all things skulls. I found this shirt a couple of months ago and it's been hanging in my closet waiting to come out.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Little White Dress

I LOVE summer and the fact that I can just throw on a dress and sandals and head out the door. Nothing better than a little white dress!
Dress - Forever 21 (similar here and here), Sandals - Nine West, Rings - H&M & Coach, Necklace - Forever 21, Earrings - Stella & Dot, Bag - Topshop

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

DIY Dreams

I spend hours a week on Pinterest (embarassing I know). It's full of inspiration and all that good stuff. I came across a fabulous chambray/scarf shirt and I instantly became obsessed. I clicked to see where I could buy and to my great surprise its a DIY Dream! Thanks to GypsieSister for posting.

The Inspriation (with instructions):

Step 1 for this DIY project is find a chambray shirt. I found this goody for $20 bucks at Old Navy. Even if you don't have DIY Dreams, its a great shirt to add to your wardrobe.
 Chambray Shirt - $20.00 - Old Navy 

Up next the search for a perfect scarf... stay tuned!