LOFT Michigan Avenue Event Recap

Monday, June 30, 2014

What can I say, LOFT is my kind of store. Comfortable, cute, affordable clothes from a store that loves teachers. What is not to love, right? 

When LOFT asked me to host an event I couldn't have been more excited. I have been on a rampage buying everything in their new Lou and Grey line and pretty much every romper they carry. I have this white eyelet one as well as this blue and white one that you will soon see on WGN Thursday morning! I also picked up this fun one the night of the event.

I had so much fun shopping and chatting with everyone that night. Even made some internet friends into real life friends. So cool when that happens. 

I also want to thank Amy, store manager extraordinaire and all-together sweetheart for making all this happen. She has become my favorite person to visit while shopping on Michigan Ave and is always so accommodating and helpful. And speaking of my favorite folks on the Mag Mile, I can't forget about Jon who can also be found at this location and has an amazing eye for photography. He took all the photos you see below and even put together the video you see below. Check out his photography below and don't forget to become his Insatagram friend! His compliments are the sweetest!

Thank you so much to everyone who stopped by. Hope you are enjoying your LOFT finds as much as I am. 

Stay tuned for details on "street fest style" on WGN Thursday Morning featuring a very Grecian LOFT romper that was practically made for Greek Fest!

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2 of my favorite blonde beauties, Christina and Nicole

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A table full of hot pink flowers and Izze sodas.

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Some of my Favorite LOFT Michigan Ave. ladies. (I may have bought that black jumpsuit on the left too... oops!)

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 From left to right blogger buddies Samantha, Peggy, Lauren, Amy and Soraya

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LOFT, Romper, Lou, and, Grey
Outfit details: Romper // Bracelet (similar)// Necklace // Sweater // Wedges

Compliment Getting Lace Ann Taylor Skirt

Friday, June 27, 2014

About a week before I left for New York I made a very exciting order to Ann Taylor. There was a flash sale where everything was on sale for 60% off sale prices and I was in love with so many pieces! I hoped that my package would arrive before I left for my trip, and I'm so happy that it did. I don't think I've ever received so many compliments from so many perfect strangers in one day on a skirt as I did with this navy lace one, that is still on sale right now I might add! I love that it gives the illusion of length making it feel more modest, but the short lining gives it a little sass and shows off the beautiful lace detail!

There are so many great sale pieces to love right now. I especially love this off white wrap dress because of its wide waist tie that really defines your waist. I also love this sophisticated and flirty floral dress for its cozy cotton fabric and grown-up pattern. Don't wait to shop the sale because it will sell out fast! And this weekend all items are 50% off using code BIG50.

This necklace was a random eBay find but I think I found it's twin here on Sole Society who is also having a 50% off necklaces and Bracelets sale for 2 days only. They also carry a dead ringer for these old Zara sunglasses you see me wearing here too! Gotta love Sole Society, right?

You can also grab my perfect summer pink lip color in its easy to apply pencil form here. Simply my favorite shade of hot pink!

Don't for get to check out my wish list page full of everything I love and have my eye on right now!

Time To Browse

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Having some time at home to relax has allowed me some extra time to browse all my favorite online sites. Here is a round-up of some of my favorite pieces out here right now that are ready for you to shop right now.

Red Floral Pencil Skirt

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

I may be out for summer break but I've still got a large backstock of teacher outfit pics for you all. Here we have some of my favorite red pieces that I wore for our end of the year award assembly! You know me, a pencil skirt and bright colors are what I'm all about. This top is an old favorite that I had tailored to be less flowy and more form fitting. This pencil skirt was a great sale find from the winter Zara sale. I'm pretty sure right around $30! Not bad, eh? And for all those loyal Zara fans out there, the summer sale is ON now! There are always great deals to be found when they have a sale. Happy summer shopping all! 

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Zara Skirt // Gap Top (old) // Zara Slippers // Kate Spade Bracelet // Forever 21 Glasses

Shop some great floral pencil skirts below all at great prices!

Anthropologie Peplum Top

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

First of all, I just wanted to thank everyone who came out to LOFT last night! I had so much fun and loved seeing each and every one of you! Hope you all had as much fun as I did.

I found this scalloped peplum top in the Anthropologie fresh cuts section and couldn't wait to wear it, so that's just what I did that very weekend. For the early part of the day this outfit was fine for the outdoor party we attended, but as the night went on it got so chilly that I had to throw on my Lulu hoodie that I keep in my car. Very chic, I know.

Btw, don't mind the bit of bra showing through the peep hole on the back. I'm just going to pretend I meant for it to show.

And finally a teacher rant. Can I just say how nice it is to only carry a purse (now on sale for only $34) instead of a massive tote with my life jammed in it. During the school year I have no choice but to carry a giant bag but with summer break it's small bag and wristlet central around here! I'm loving the lack of back pain and not looking like a bag lady!

Bag // Zara sandals (old but cute option here) // Zara skort (identical here for under $20)// Anthropologie top // Charming Charlie Necklace // Sunglasses

Loft Summer Separates

Monday, June 23, 2014

Forgive me for the lack of blogging lately. I've been enjoying New York and Summer break which for a break has involved alot of early morning wake-ups. That's ok, all of them were totally worth it so there will be no complaining.

As some of you may know, tonight is my "Celebrate Summer in Style" event at LOFT on Michigan Avenue and I'm so excited! I figured today was the most fitting to show off this LOFT outfit that I knew I wanted the second I passed it in the window display. It looked like a romper to me, and we all know how I feel about rompers, but it's actually separates! So not only are these pieces great together, but they can be used to make endless outfit independently. And the best part is that BOTH pieces are 40% off the sale price right now!

Hope to see you all tonight! It's not too late to RSVP! Check below for details.

Tank // Skirt //  Sunglasses // Topshop Sandals // Lips // Hat // Express Wristlet

You're Invited! Hot Pink Style LOFT Fashion Bash on Michigan Avenue

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

A you may have noticed from many of my recent posts, LOFT and I are in the midst of a serious love affair, especially when it comes to their adorable rompers and the Lou and Grey lounge collection. And now that school is officially out for the summer (as of today, eek!) I am all about celebrating it in style!

Next Monday I will be co-hosting a fashion bash along with the fabulous personal stylist team at LOFT Michigan Avenue! It will be full of fun, food and of course shopping! 

So come celebrate the start of summer with me while we shop, chat and enjoy a pretty sweet discount too! Who doesn't love that?

See you there!

*Detail and RSVP email below
Shop my LOFT  favorites!

Braid Hawk from Gold Plaited

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

I few weeks back I was invited to Gold Plaited for a braiding event. I gave this gal free reign to do her thang and this complex and super-cool braid hawk is what I came out with. Pretty badass for a school teacher, huh? I even wore it the next day on a field trip to the Shedd Aquarium earning me some mild street cred with my middle schoolers! NOT easy to do!

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J. Crew Sweater // Target Skirt (old but similar here) // Tote Bag // La Mer Watch // Shoemint Booties // Forever 21 Sunglasses (similar and a great deal!)// Lancome Lipstick // Sole Society Necklace