back! (in black and white) + Alex and Ani GIVEAWAY!


Woo hoo! We are back from our trip to Nantucket and getting into the swing of things! It was so fun to see the east coast during fall- so cozy (and pictures below)! But on to the GIVEAWAY! As you all know, I’m a huge fan of Alex and Ani (especially their Disney line that I picked up in the parks!!), and for the next two weeks, you have a chance to win a piece from their website!! Click on the Rafflecopter link below to enter- and good luck!


Sweater: TJ Maxx ($16)

Pants: Forever 21 ($10)

Denim top: Olive and Oak via thrift ($10 marked down from $70)

Shoes: White Mountain via TJ Maxx ($40 marked down from approx $100) (lots on sale on their website!)

Scarf: Gap ($4 marked down from $30)

Belt: Nine West via TJ Maxx ($12 marked down from $35)


To enter the Alex and Ani giveaway click on the Rafflecopter link below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

-The winner will be chosen at random by Rafflecopter

-You must enter your email address in your comment on this post to ensure that Alex and Ani can reach you to send your prize if you win!

-The winner will be sent an online code to pick their piece of choice (up to $35) from the Alex and Ani website

GOOD LUCK! And thank you to Alex and Ani for such an amazing giveaway!

Last but not least…a few photos from Nantucket!



feeling very fall


First and foremost, I want to thank everyone for the well wishes for our wedding last weekend! Now that the wedding planning is complete, I am back to catching up on the rest of life :)! It seems that while I was planning away, fall had officially arrived in the Chicago area. As I walked through the preserves to take these photos, I couldn’t help but pause for a few moments in the autumn quiet. Heart and head are content. This is my feeling very fall look.


Sweater: Target ($22)

Button down: thrift ($3)

Skirt: Nordstrom Rack (one penny, marked down from $48)

Cape: Nordstrom Rack ($25 marked down from $50)

Shoes: Seychelles via DSW ($10, marked down from approx $120)

Necklace: vintage via Greg’s Antiques in New Orleans ($3)

Tights: H&M ($10)


Fashion Huntress tips:

1) This skirt ended up being much more versatile than I expected; as you can see below, I’ve styled it in spring/summer, winter, and fall. Despite the bold print, the skirt really does pair well with all different tops and accessories. Given the bold print, I focus on keeping the rest of the look streamlined with neutral tops and accessories.


2) We remain in the part of fall here in Chicago where many mornings are cooler, and the afternoons tend to warm up. As a result, I basically live in lots of layers. I find that I really have been drawn towards my cape this fall, as it is versatile- both indoor and out- and adds a nice layer of warmth, for crisp mornings. Capes and shawls are nearly everywhere these days; you can find them in just about any discount store (Nordstrom Rack, TJ Maxx, Marshall’s). And, if you’re like, you may have saved a few shawls from a few years ago when they were popularized again. If so, pull them out now! It’s the perfect time of year!


Happy fall! Have a wonderful weekend!

wonderful wedding


I am officially back! …and married! What a magical and magnificent day- one that I will hold always in my heart and mind. Words cannot describe the context and joyful feeling in my heart today. So, without further ado- the Fashion Huntress wedding ensemble.

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” — Lao Tzu

Dress and headpiece: Glamour Closet,
Hair and makeup: Salon Coccole,
Alterations: The Alterationist,

Dress: Claire Pettibone

Headpiece: Oscar de la Renta

Bag: vintage

Shoes: Enzo Angiolini via Nordstrom RackIMG_6875-2

Photos courtesy of : Andrea of A Spoonful of Sugar Baking