Friday, November 25, 2011

Wear: A Touch of Irish Warmth

It's Black Friday! Can you believe it, this month is flying by so fast! Obviously this post is not from today, as I have been at work from 9pm yesterday until 6am this morning.

On my days off when it's really chilly I love wearing this sweater, it's cotton and ramie, like a real Irish sweater, from the Boston Traders brand. It's my dad's sweater, but I love it so much I went searching the internet to find where Boston Trader's is sold, sadly I discovered the brand is no longer in business but you can find a few of their pieces on eBay

Oversized sweaters are really making a comeback, which makes me incredibly happy because they make a great casual look with the right accessories. The watch I'm wearing is from my favorite elmhurst shop, Kie and Kate Couture, which I stopped previously this week and she had it available in a gorgeous rose gold.

The necklace is from JewelMint, another one of my favorite jewelry haunts. Have you taken their style survey yet? 

Sweater: Dads (similar here) | Leggings: Kensie | Boots: Bakers
Scarf: Twist Boutique | Necklace: JewelMint | Watch: Kie&Kate Couture

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope you're all having a wonderful thanksgiving, and spending time with your friends and family!

Here are a few things I'm thankful for this year:

1. My wonderful, hilarious, and loving family

2. My fun loving boyfriend who is willing to sit through Twilight with me

3. My poochie Audrey

4. My wonderful coworkers who make me LOVE going to work every single day

5. And of course, the simple beauty of the fall season!

Have a Happy Holiday!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Wear: Do you know the way to Santa Fe

Maxi dresses rock, wearing them is like wearing your favorite sweatpants except you look incredibly chic. On a day when you really just feel like going to work looking like a shlump, pull on a maxi, layer it with a great sweater, some fun jewelry and your done.

Speaking of fun jewelry, how do you like the tri color bracelet I'm wearing? I picked it up on JewelMint, have you shopped with them yet? All their jewelry is $29.99 and I've already picked up three items after finding them one month ago- I think I have a problem!

All you have to do is fill out a fun survey, and they will recommend specific items based off your style. The bracelet I'm wearing is the Santa Fe Sunset Bracelet, if you want to pick one up for yourself.

Sweater and maxi: Kensie | Shoes: Oh Deer | Belt: J.Crew
Necklace and first bracelet: Gifted
Bottom bracelet with gold, cream and purple stones: JewelMint

Friday, November 18, 2011

Wear: Shop for versatility

So, it's cold out, way to cold out to take pictures without a jacket unless your a crazy fashion blogger.
I love this outfit though, I opened the box with this odd chiffon over-thing at Kensie and was so confused on how to wear it I had to call my corporate office for instructions! After receiving pictures and a brief explanation I was up for the challenge and purchased it for myself, and now it's one of my favorite pieces.

You can wear this three different ways: with sleeves and the belt in the back, sleeveless, or bloused with the belt behind your neck. I just like how versatile it is, buying it gives you three new tops in your wardrobe with just one purchase.

Top, slip, shoes: Kensie | Tights: Hue | Scarf, necklace: Kie&Kate Couture

Monday, November 14, 2011

Wear: Inspired by the colors of the season

We all know how much I love fall, but the end of fall is always a sight to be seen as well. The skies are grey and tumultuous, there are only a few bright fall leaves left, and we all need to start wearing our favorite coats.

This jacket was an exciting find of mine, it was on  the damaged rack at a boutique for a small little mark near the color. Don't worry, I snagged this baby up real quick and didn't think twice about the final sale warning- don't they know I've never returned anything?

The necklace above is made by one of my most favorite boss, Wendy Maves, who is the most incredible jewelry designer- all her pieces have such a good happy vibe to them. You can pick up a piece of her magical collection on Etsy.

Jacket: Tulle | Lace Top: Kensie | Necklace: Wendy Maves
Jeans: Citizens of Humanity | Boots: Clarks

Friday, November 11, 2011

Wear: My love affair with sandwich toppings

I owe all you readers an apology, I was going to start my post with how much I love this scarf and then I took a step back and realized these past few posts all include the color mustard. I should stray away from ketchups, mustards, and lettuces, but let's save that for tomorrow because right now I really do love this sandwich-licious colored scarf.

I purchased this scarf at Twist on a whim but it has actually proven itself incredibly versatile, and it's big enough to wear as a shawl when it's really chilly. The weather in Illinois has been chilly, but lately it's just felt really cold because it's so windy, I feel like I've had a wind machine on me 24/7 lately...

Scarf: Twist | Earrings: K.Amato | Sweater + Chiffon Tank: Kensie
Jeans: Citizens | Boots: Frye

Monday, November 7, 2011

Wear: Randolph Street Market Finds

If you live in the Chicago land area you know the Randolph Street Market, and this coat is my favorite find that I've gotten from the vintage market. It's a mustard, black, and red plaid, and the lining on the inside is completely shredded, but the fit and length are perfect and I got it for a great price.

Haven't been to the Randolph Street Market? Their next event is November 19th and 20th which is the holiday market, perfect for unique gift shopping especially if you have someone in your life that is hard to shop for.

Coat: Vintage | Jeans: Citizens of Humanity via Twist Boutique | Boots: Frye | Bag: Thrifted

To learn more about the Randolph Street Market visit here

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Shop: My Favorite Things (November)

This favorite things I decided to pick all my must haves from, because lets be honest what is more fun than searching for hours for fun local designers. For November I picked items with a fall theme, an incredible cozy sweater, stunning crochet scarf, a throw perfect to cuddle up in, and green tea to warm your soul.

1. 70's sweater, Spun Sugar Vintage, $48 available here
This sweater is incredible, not only is the price just right, but the 70's vibe make a chunky sweater undeniably chic.
2. Crochet scarf, Vital Temptation, $78 available here
Every single person should love this scarf, it adds color to a simple outfit or can be that just right topper to your favorite fall dress.
3. Mustard throw, Joyce Buckley, $95 available here
In the fall I love to curl up on the couch and read some classic books, and this blanket would make that experience even better.
4. Blooming green tea, Table Labs, $8.50 available here
Who doesn't love tea when it's cold, it warms you up, taste delicious and in this case looks beautiful.