Red Puffer Vest

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

ross, for, less

ross, for, less

ross, for, less
Hat: Zara // Jeans: Forever 21 // Plaid Flannel: Old Navy // Vest: Ross For Less (c/o) similar here // Lips: YSL Glossy stain #8  // Booties: Urban Outfitters // Gloves: Target // Bag: Rebecca Minkoff MAB tote

The name of the game is to stay warm and layer up this winter. Thanks to Ross for Less for this cozy red puffy vest is helping me survive! These gloves have the coziest insides and keep your hands toasty warm! I have them in mitten form too and they are awesome and under $20! Stay warm everyone!




Loft Flippy Skirt

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

loft, flippy, skirt, sole, society, hat, pink, gloves

loft, flippy, skirt, sole, society, hat, pink, gloves

loft, flippy, skirt, sole, society, hat, pink, gloves

loft, flippy, skirt, sole, society, hat, pink, gloves

loft, flippy, skirt, sole, society, hat, pink, gloves

loft, flippy, skirt, sole, society, hat, pink, gloves

loft, flippy, skirt, sole, society, hat, pink, gloves

loft, flippy, skirt, sole, society, hat, pink, gloves

loft, flippy, skirt, sole, society, hat, pink, gloves

loft, flippy, skirt, sole, society, hat, pink, gloves
Skirt: Loft (new spring version here) // Gloves: H&M (similar from Macy's) // Tights: DKNY // Boots: DSW // Hat: Sole Society // Necklace: Forever 21 (similar) // Coat: Macy's (old) // Sweater: Joe Fresh (great sales right now!) (similar here and here)// Turtleneck: J. Crew

Some days the light, the outfit and all the tweeds, textures and colors just work together in perfect harmony. This was one of those days. 

 I hope you all are enjoying the begining of the week as much as I am. I started Monday with no school for MLK day and had some ladies over to do a fun little photo shoot/collaboration (more on that soon! Can't wait to share!) and see my "new" apartment.

With the rest of the day I caught up on Glee which always leads me to tracking down an item of clothing seen on the show. This time it was an amazing Trina Turk dress Quinn wore that was on Mega sale (sooo many cute dresses on sale with an extra 20%off!) and I literally got THE least one in stock! Yay for me. Anyone else think the best purchases are ones that have a backstory with a sweet ending?

Also while catching up on my magazines, something I very rarely have enough free time to do, I came across a picture of Gwen Stefani wearing these L.A.M.B heels and fell in love. The only reason I'm not seriously considering getting these is I know myself, and know a 4.25 inch heel just isn't practical for me. I rarely wear a shoe with a heel to school and if I do its a mid heel. Guess I'll just admire from afar.


Cable Knit Sweater

Thursday, January 15, 2015

cable, knit, sweater

cable, knit, sweater

Chinese, Laundry, Riley, boot

rebecca, minkoff, love, quilted

cable, knit, sweater

rebecca, minkoff, love, quilted
Jacket: Marc Andrew // Sweater: Target // Gloves: H&M // Button down: J. Crew // Scarf: Etsy // Jeans: Joe Fresh // Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Love Crossbody (c/o) Shopbop // Boots: Chinese Laundry "Riley" // Lipstick: Ruby Woo

Casual and layered looks are about all I can muster up lately. It's basically too cold to look cute. This warm toggle coat, infinity scarf and cable knit sweater sure help keep me warm. I have been collecting so many cute things I want to wear that I just cant bear putting on knowing they will just be covered up with coats and boots. I pretty much wear snow boots as my daily footwear because the streets surrounding my school have never been plowed. Fun stuff huh. The glamorous life of a Chicago Public School teacher.

Crossroads Event

Monday, January 12, 2015

crossroads, trading, co

crossroads, trading, co

crossroads, trading, co

crossroads, trading, co

crossroads, trading, co, cheetah, pumps, heels
H&M Dress // Ross for Less pearl necklace (c/o) // Zara Heels (similar) // Forever 21 Mint necklace // Nars "Yu" lip color

A few weeks ago I co-hosted an event at The Crossroads Trading Company in Lincoln Park with Peggy and Maria! We had such a blast picking out racks of designer pieces and playing dress up. Here are a few shots from the event and of course what I wore to it.

Just to let you in on something I learned that is kind of amazing, this particular location is huge and because of that when you sell there they are able to take so much more than the Wicker Park location. I went in with 5 bags of clothes that had been sitting in my car for weeks and came out with only one of stuff they couldn't take and a big ol' handful of cash which is super awesome. I highly recommend this spot for shopping and selling! I scored a beautiful Ralph Lauren sweater for $37, a pair of silk pants for $20 from a local boutique that still had tags on them, and a pair of lime green ballet flats for $7 that were also brand new!

Thanks so much to Crossroads for a great night! Don't forget to stop by and score some amazing deals of your own!


Pea Coat and Striped Scarf

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

zara, striped, scaft

zara, striped, scaft

zara, striped, scaft

zara, striped, scaft
Forever 21 Sweater, Jeans and Necklace // Zara Scarf or find it here // Urban Outfitters Hat and booties //  Rebecca Minkoff MAB tote (c/o) // Vintage peacoat

This pretty much sums up what life is like right now. Put on as many layers as possible that allow me to still maintain arm mobility.

You may have heard that today is a snow day for us Chicago Public School people. But before you get jealous, know that this one day off means one extra day I'll be working while the summer sun is shining. I hope that makes you a little less jealous.

If you have been coveting this scarf like I was, I just saw there are a few left in the Zara sale right now!  And you can score it for $29.00. You can also pick it up here for $27!