Cowl Neck and a Cape

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

cowl, neck, sweater, MAB, minkoff

cowl, neck, sweater, MAB, minkoff

cowl, neck, sweater, MAB, minkoff

cowl, neck, sweater, MAB, minkoff

cowl, neck, sweater, MAB, minkoff

cowl, neck, sweater, MAB, minkoff

This sweater has made quite a few appearances  since picking it up at forever 21. I know, right! Can you believe its from Forever 21? It's the perfect mix of baggy and long so it works with jeans or leggings and you still feel covered up. No exposed backside and I'm a tall lady! This outfit pretty much sums up all my casual Fridays's at work.

Speaking of casual, I hope you are all off work today and doing something relaxing before the thanksgiving madness. My family, including the niece and nephew will be running a 5k on Thanksgiving morning! 2nd year in a row earning that meal!

Happy Thanksgiving all! I'll be back soon to fill you in on all the upcoming sales! You know they are coming, might as well take advantage... from the comfort of your home that is. I'll fill you in on all the best online shopping discount codes!

shopbop sale

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

shopbop, sale

It's officially the happiest time of the year! Why? Because the biggest Shopbop sale of them all is finally here! With so many gifts for him and for her, the possibilities are endless! Get that designer handbag you have been pining after or that watch you know she will love. All the savings will make this the best guilt free shopping you've done all year!

And if the budget is tight, don't fret. There is a huge selection of great gifts under $100 (everything you see above!) Another budget tip. Order with a friend to maximize the discount percentage!

You're Invited! Lincoln Park's Holiday Shop-Hop

Monday, November 24, 2014

The holidays are almost here. I know I have tons of people in mind to shop for this holiday season. With so many different people to buy for, I have the perfect solution! Lincoln Park's first Shop-Hop is coming to you on December 4th! Stop in all your favorite Lincoln Park shops or even discover a new one with some of the best Chicago bloggers hosting all in one night. Shop special gift ideas personally selected by each blogger themselves will be available the night of the event!

Peggy and I will be hosting at the fabulous one-stop-shop, Francesca's and be on hand to help you style and shop for all those gift-worthy people in your life!  A cute pair of earrings for a coworker. or even a stylish sweater for your sister. Did you also know Francesca's even has a great selection of gifts for men too? You might find a few gifts for yourself!

Gifts for him & her and a solid dose of holiday sparkles !

   So come join in the fun! Enjoy a 20% off in-store discount at Francesca's too while you shop!

Date: December 4th 
Time: 4-8:30
Where: Francesca's  in Lincoln Park at 2012 N Halsted & all over Lincoln Park

Here is the full line-up of all the blogger babes you can visit that night in the area!

All She Wrote: She Loved Life

Art Effect: Isn't that Charming and Charmingly Styled

Comfort Me Boutique: 312 Beauty and Caravan of Style

Fox's Designer off-Price: Lakeshore Lady and Color Me Styled 

Francesca's Collection: Hallways are my Runways and Hot Pink Style

Essentia: The Little Foxes

Green Goddess Boutique:  An Eventful Life and Gold Coast Girl 

Little Black Dress: the style letters and  2 girls 2 cities

Londo Mondo: Cedar and Rush and Project Soiree 

Lululemon: Adrian-James

Oh, Olive: The Kittchen 

Pilates Pro Works: A Sweat Life

Pure Barre: Lakeshore Runner

Rara Avis: House and Hanger

Stella Barra: Chritiques

Studio Fit : The Balanced Babe

Ten Thousand Villages: The Kissing Booth Blog 

Plaid Moto Jacket

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

plaid, moto, jacket

plaid, moto, jacket

plaid, moto, jacket

red, hunter, boots

plaid, moto, jacket

plaid, moto, jacket
Joe Fresh jeans // Forever 21 Jacket // Nordstrom Rack sweater (similar) // 360 Earrings // Hunter packable boots // Forever 21 short necklace (old) // eBay tassel necklace // NYX lipstick in "Bloody Mary"

I've been waiting for a chance to non ironically wear this plaid moto jacket I picked up at Forever 21. You see, it worked really well with my Halloween costume when I was Paul Bunyan at school.  The costume was pretty great if you want to check it out here.

I love the combo of bright primary colors, and yellow is my second favorite color so you can only imagine how happy I was to find this lone cashmere sweater at the new Nordstrom Rack opening in South Loop on the clearance rack for under $40!

On a personal side note, in an effort to maintain my sanity this winter I'm going to cut back to 3 posts a week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. I'm going to soon be overwhelmed with home projects so I'll be very busy. And if you have any great home decor/furniture sites you love, I'm in the market, so please feel free to share! I'd appreciate it a ton! Thanks in advance!

Burgundy Poncho

Monday, November 17, 2014

poncho, forever21, burgundy

poncho, forever21, burgundy

poncho, forever21, burgundy

poncho, forever21, burgundy

poncho, forever21, burgundy

poncho, forever21, burgundy

poncho, forever21, burgundy

poncho, forever21, burgundy
J. Crew #2 pencil skirt // J. Crew turtleneck (almost identical from Gap) // Zara Cape coat  // Forever 21 Poncho (sold out online but might still be in stores) // Vintage pearl necklace // Forever 21 bracelet // H&M hat // Etienne Aigner boots // Forever 21 sunglasses // MAC "Fashion Revival" Matte Lipstick

I can't help but feel like a stylish version of the Hamburgular when I wear this turtleneck but it always comes in handy as an interesting layer for a cold weather outfit. You can get one that looks identical to mine (because mine is from last year) here

You can also pick up this fab deep berry lip color that is perfect for winter and Fall. For those of you who know me in person, you know that I can identify lip colors on people with scary accuracy. I have always coveted the color "Rebel" by MAC and when I went in to retry it on for the 5th time after spotting it on countless other people, I saw this color that is almost identical except for the fact that it's matte, which I love. With a matte color I feel you get more accurate long lasting color and you can always add a bit of Rosebud Salve on top, my personal favorite, for moisture. Also a matte color is less sticky so it won't get all globbed up on your scarves and coat collars this winter when you are all bundled up. Give this color a shot if your in the market for a new lipstick!