Digital Sequins

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

I'm starting off today with a Fashionable Friend Feature, something I'd like to make a regular occurrence on this blog because lets face it, my friends have great style too.

This is Erica looking ever so glamorous on a casual Saturday morning at the Randolph Street Market. She was doing a whole lot of window shopping that day...get it...see what I did there?
 Top: Banana Republic , Coral capris Target (Mossimo): , Sandals: Famous Footwear , Gold watch: La Mer via Gilt

This was on our way out to our Cuban date At 90 Miles Cafe. We had a great date with the best service from Raul. He gave me a big bag of wine corks for a DIY project I have planned and showed me where the secret bathrooms were so I didn't have to wait in line! Truly the way to my heart!
We finally had a chance to drink the wine we got from our friends rehearsal dinner at a winery in Ohio. Gotta love BYOB.
 Top: Nordstrom Digital sequin print, Shorts: Loft, Shoes Reef Summer on sale here, Watch: Michael Kors, Bangles mix of Forever 21 Nordstrom and new find from the Randolph market earlier that morning. Bag: vintage Coach Willis

 I love the bow on the back of this top!

 Close up of this digital sequin print and my new opal/pearl-ish bangle from the market. Only 9 bucks!


Movie Night

Monday, July 30, 2012

Ahhh, where to begin. I had such a great weekend! I spend more time with my husband  than I have in a long time and we didn't have to drive anywhere!

Of course there were a few fun events that didn't involve him like the girls outing to see Magic Mike. Yeah I saw it... It was like Coyote Ugly with dudes. Over all it was pretty funny, but I won't go as far as saying it was good.

Also there was the Randolph Street Market Saturday which was filled with so many vintage goodies, and the weather totally perfect to walk around the outdoor area! Pictures of that and the rest of the weekend coming soon!

So I guess I'll begin with Friday at the movies. I would like it to be known that I rode my bike to this and as a result...helmet hair, but hey look at that view behind me! That's distracting, right?

Top: Forever 21, Vest: Zara (similar and cheap) I cut off the shoulder flaps, Silk shorts: Nordstrom BP, Silver slingback wedges: Sole Society Austin, Bag: Coach vintage Willis in British Tan, Watch: Michael Kors, Bracelet: Charming Charlies

Lady Date

Friday, July 27, 2012

Have you been to Paladar Cuban restaurant and rum bar? You should! Best meal I've had in a long time. Thanks to the suggestion of my very stylish friend Anna we enjoyed so many flavored Mojitos that I lost count. My favorite food item had to be the appetizer of giant shrimp...wrapped in ham...and cheese...and bacon!

On to the fashion. It was so hot and muggy out I'm surprised we looked as put together as we did. Anna and I both in some ASOS.

Maxi dress ASOS, Bracelet Charming Charlies, Watch Michael Kors, Belt Anthropologie (last year), Sandals Steve Madden, Sunglasses Target

The triple wrapped shrimp!

From the El platform on my way home. Look at my city, Isn't she pretty? So lucky to live here!

No plans this weekend? Head over to the Randolph Street Market at Plumbers Hall! So much vintage shopping fun to be had. Can't wait!

Have a great weekend!

Garden Party

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Spent a day in Winnetka hanging out with some of my favorite kids. Yes I was brave and wore white around children, even survived through chocolate frozen yogurt! Only problem I encountered with this lace tank was getting hooked to the wire chair at the frozen yogurt shop! Close call, but no snags!

These pink pants I own in 7 different colors, seriously, 7!  They are stretchy and super comfortable plus they get mistaken for denim all the time. They are light-weight twill and just $15.80 a pair! New Fall colors were just added to the website here. Enjoy!

Lace tank, hot pink pants and chain bracelet F21, Pink watch La Mer, Bangles Nordstrom and F21, Tri-color metallic woven sandals Enzo's via Bloomingdales outlet in Schaumburg ($39!), Necklace J Crew outlet

Wednesday Wants

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Wednesday Wants

This is a very hard time of year for me. I am still very much dressing for the summer temps, but my mind wanders to Fall. Right now I'm craving this interesting maxi dress from Urban Outfitters, but at the same time a few long sleeved items including this Zara Fantasy Blazer (on sale) I've been debating over for months now and these adorable tops from Old Navy. By the way, as of today these tops are only online and not in the State Street store.

Dressed for one of those hot nights out on the patio with the yoga girls at 3 Aces!

Top Zara sale $15, Shorts J Crew, Sandals Shoemint Kelin

Ulta dark blue polish, fine gold glitter on the bottom half of nail and chunky gold glitter close to the nail bed for a fade out look.

My Favorite Peplum

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

This is easily one of my new favorite summer outfits because it's so much more than the average shorts and top combo. 
The details in this burnt orange peplum top are so pretty and tailored. I can easily see this working in an office, or as I wore it, out to lunch with some friends. 
And then these shorts! High waisted tuxedo shorts with satin stripes! I love how the back is just a little bit longer than the front. I had an obsession with finding the perfect pair of dressy black shorts that can work with just about anything. When I found these all alone in my size in H&M, I knew I had found "the one"! 

 Tuxedo shorts H&M, Peplum top ASOS, Sunglasses Target, Gold and fabric chain bracelet and black and gold necklace Forever 21(both old), Gold watch Michael Kors, Sandals Trina by Sam Edelman

Q: With the abundance of peplum out there right now, I'd like to know what are your thoughts on peplum and do you think it will last? 

Great Wall

Monday, July 23, 2012

Hope you all had a great weekend. I know I did. If next Saturday morning rolls around and you find yourself up before 8AM looking for something fun to do, head down to Millennium park for the free workouts in the park. They have been a favorite of mine for the past 5 summers. Yoga at 8, Pilates at 9, and Zumba at 10.
After that we got ourselves cleaned up enough to head over to one of my favorite walls in the city to take some pictures. Then over to Burger Fest in Roscoe Village for a fun night with friends. Many burgers enjoyed by all! Good times.
By the way, I am in love with this new skirt! I saw a girls wearing it on the street and wondered where it was from. Then, just like it was meant to be, This half sheer beauty appeared right in front of me at the XXI on State Street! And for $14! How can you beat that? Get it while it's still in stock!

Sunglasses Target $13, Tank Forever 21 $5, Skirt Forever 21 $13.50, Sandals Steve Madden On super sale at Nordstrom $39.90, Black Watch La Mer, Spike Bracelet Via Ebay, Snakeish skin bracelet from Nordstrom sale bangle set, Necklace and Tear drop cluster bracelet $12.80 Forever 21.

The Sale Is On!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Do you have nothing planned this weekend? Are you looking for something fun to do that involves spending way too much money? Do you enjoy mass shopping chaos? Well go to the Nordstrom anniversary sale! In stores and online starts today! Last night they even closed down the Nordstrom site! I guess they are planning for it to be Missoni-for-Target BIG!

If you're crazy like me, you went bright and early to the Michigan Avenue store on the 11th to the early access sale for card holders! Here are my buys from the sale.That bangle set has made an appearance on my wrist in some shape or form everyday this week. And those Sam Edelman "Petty" boots are so soft and practical for the Fall, I had to buy them in 2 colors! Hope you get a chance to check the sale out yourself! 

Have a great weekend!
Nordstrom sale

                    What I wore to the sale: Sandals Sam Edelman Trina, Maxi skirt Forever 21(old), Tee Zara sale last week $15, Watch La Mer, Bullet Necklace

Daley Shopping

Thursday, July 19, 2012

As I mentioned yesterday, I went to check out the local Chicago designer sidewalk sale at Daley Plaza. Sadly I did not buy a thing, but that does not mean I didn't WANT to. Since it was the last day of the sale they were sold out of sizes on a few of the things I liked. I still enjoyed the company and weather ...even though it was so humid I felt like my hair melted by the time I got there
 A little runway show

     Somewhere in here is my friend Brooke, designer and owner of Blank Nation apparel

                            Emily; stylishly corporate by day, butt-kicking yoga teacher by night!

                    Sandals and floral shorts Zara, Bow neck top Charlotte Russe, Bag River Island
                    via ASOS, Pink La Mer Watch via Gilt

Cool Spring

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

                      Light pink Peplum top H&M, Shorts Madewell, Cheetah print sandals Target

This is the second day of our super hot July 4th trip. I would like it to be known that I DO NOT frolic about in nature regularly, even though the last few pics I have posted tell a different story. Nature and I are pretty much allergic to one another and I'm ok with that. I stay In the city, and she stays where she is, sometimes our paths cross and a Claritin has to get involved.

So as I said, it was hot, like 103 hot this day. So for some relief we went to stand down in this shady spring which is actually about 20 degrees cooler and it makes for a pretty nice backdrop. And if you can see the cans behind me in the water, it doubles as a cooler!

This afternoon I will be meeting some friends for the Style Chicago sidewalk sale at Daley Plaza.
 I hope to score some fab loot!
Have a great day!

Lounge Wear...Out

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Anthro lounge wear

All clothing on, In the Lounge section of course!

There is a whole section of lovely "lounge" items on the Anthropologie website, And quite honestly I'd be happy to wear any of this out in public, which is just what I did the scorching week of July 4th. This high-low hemline "dress" was just too comfy to wear only indoors! Considering we were doing a 5 hour car ride in 102 degree temps, I think this dress was perfect!
What do you wear out without a care that is considered lounge?

Dress Anthro (on sale for like 30 bucks which is a steal!), Green sandals H&M, Fedora Nordstrom BP, Watch La Mer bought at Stitch Chicago, Gold Bracelet Charming Charlies $10, Sunglasses Forever 21(old)

Polka-Dot Date

Monday, July 16, 2012

Skirt ASOS, Tank Forever 21 $9, Necklace Oia Jules, Sandals Sam Edelman Trina ,Watch La Mer,
Bangles Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (early access), Sunglasses Target

Just a little something for a HOT (literally) date Sunday night with my husband.

I'm so very excited to be sharing my very first HOT PINK post today. To be honest a little nervous too. I really have no clue what I'm doing! AHHHH.  What I do know is that I have a serious love of fashion and I pretty much can't live without it. I hope that my endless hours of shopping can help someone out there find something they love. So if you have your eye on something you just can't seem to locate, I'll do my best to find it for you!