Thursday, July 24, 2014

Ann Taylor Flounce Dress

Sometimes all you need is a good green wall (in this case a fence) and a light jacket to make a summer morning look classy. This super simple drop waist flounce dress from the Ann Taylor sale is easy to throw on and even looks good with my Shoemint Ashton sneakers! Perfect casual outfit if I do say so myself!

By the way, Ann Taylor has done it again. Their sale selection is 60% off right now. I do love when they have a sale. It almost makes me wish I had to get dressed for work again...maybe not.

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Dress: Ann Taylor // Shoes: Shoemint "Ashton" (super similar for $15 here)// Jacket: H&M (old but similar style here) // Necklace: H&M // Sunglasses: Target

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Brooklyn Brights

This is an outfit from a few weeks back when I was in NYC. This is from our day of bumming around Brooklyn. We were staying in Greenpoint and walked to Williamsburg to explore. I didn't get the memo that I wasn't supposed to dress like a J. Crew add to fit in, so I kind of felt out of place. This lady isn't as cool as the kids of Williamsburg. 

Thanks Brooklyn for making me feel like an old lady, I still love you anyway.

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Shorts: J. Crew (on sale right now for less than $20 with code TREAT +free shipping on all orders) // Crop top: H&M (fun option here) // Bag: ASOS // Sandals: Sam Edelman "Trina" (My very favorite sandals of all time. have them in 2 colors) // Belt: J. Crew (cute silver bow option here) // Watch: La Mer // Necklace: eBay // Sunglasses: In God We Trust

Photos by Peggy of HAMR

And just so you know Shopbop is having a great sale but it ends TONIGHT!!!
Shop it here!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

One Dress, Two Ways: A Maurice's Giveaway

Recently I attended Reward Style's "School Night," where some of their stylish representatives taught us Chicago bloggers some new tips and tricks in the blogging world. The night ended with a goodie bag from sponsor Maurice's, which included some amazing necklaces and this easy-to-wear dress. 
So easy to wear, in fact, that blogger buddy Lauren of the blog Lake Shore Lady and I decided to team up and show you just how easy-to-wear this dress really is. Despite our height difference (she is 5'1-1/2" and I'm 5'9") this dress looks great on both of us. 

And if you need more proof, see how Lauren styled this dress on her blog today here! And just to make your Tuesday a little brighter, we have a giveaway of $50 in Maurice's Gift cards for you! Enter over on Lauren's blog now! Good Luck!

And if you can't wait, check out my Maurice's picks below. They are having a pretty great bogo apparel sale right now (use code ALLBOGO714) and with their already affordable prices, this makes for one heck of a sale!

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            Lauren's Style                                          The Dress                                    Jill's Style                                  

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Dress: Maurice's // Bag: Zara // Bracelet: Forever 21 (love this one) // Shoes: (Old find from a trip to Ireland years ago) // Leaf Necklace: Vintage // Lips: YSL Glossy Stain #9

Don't miss out on that huge bogo sale! Shop my picks here! 

Monday, July 21, 2014

Boho Dress

Don't you just love a good easy summer dress. I especially like having a few long sleeve options during the summer because you never know what you're going to get with our Chicago weather. 

I've been trying to branch out with silhouettes on dresses and tops in my wardrobe this summer. After looking at everything I wear daily and knowing what shapes I'm drawn too (hello pencil skirt addict), especially when teaching, I never really wear flowy dresses or tops. I guess I've always had it in my head that they make you look bigger, but I see girls wearing them all over the place and never think that they look big. So I have decided maybe I can be one of those floaty-clothes wearing girls too. 

My first attempt seen here was super painless because the shirt was gifted to me by Madison and Berkeley when I visited their showroom in NYC a few weeks back. I was surprised how something so loose could still be flattering and comfortable. I think I'm starting to see why so many ladies love these types of pieces.

I'm still working on embracing the "shapeless" trend, but I'd love to hear your thoughts. Anyone else stuck in that same mindset as me? And how do you make those shapeless pieces look so effortless and enviably glam?

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Sandals: Sole Society (on sale for 70% off till Tuesday!!!) // Dress: Forever 21 (runs kind of big, mine is a small) // Purse: ASOS // Sunglasses: Loft // Watch: La Mer (thrifted!)

Friday, July 18, 2014

An Embellished Friday

This top was an impulse buy from that mega sale that Pipelime was having last week. When they offer 40% off sale prices you jump, right? I got this sequin embellished tank for $24 which is a great deal considering the quality. It's such a quality statement piece for such a great price. I would love to wear it with a bright midi and heels for night out.

I'll be heading out of town for a wedding in St. Louis this weekend but I hope everyone gets a chance to shop the Nordstrom Anniversary sale which is now open to the public! See all my picks here by category! Or if Pinterest is your thing, follow my board for the sale here

Have a great weekend everyone!

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