totally turtle(neck)

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I have very actively avoided turtlenecks for at least two decades. I mean, just the name: turtleneck. It’s just…not a good name. But lately I’ve had a lot of turtleneck envy (seriously, can we look into a name change on this item of clothing?). Anyway, turtlenecks seem to have taken a turn for the chic lately.

After I saw a few people styling them so chicly, I took the plunge. I purchased my very own turtleneck from the Gap. It’s long, relaxed, cozy, warm, and so versatile. Honestly, I’m going to challenge myself to layer this turtleneck all winter and see how many ways I can wear it. Who says people don’t change? Certainly not this turtleneck wearing Huntress.

Turtleneck: Gap ($15 marked down from $35)

Dress: c/o Oasap

Leggings: (sorry can’t remember!)

Boots: Crown Vintage via DSW ($45 marked down from $120)

Coat: Ann Taylor ($88 marked down from $268)

Necklace: TJ Maxx ($15 marked down from $60)

Life lately is…watching trees transition from fall to winter, crafting a sew-mage to Frida Kahlo and a family friend having given me her pair of Tieks!

never tutu much tulle (+monthlymani!)

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Wow, time is flying by and Thanksgiving is almost here! Because this time of year becomes so very busy, I find myself trying to slooooowww down when I can. I had the perfect opportunity to slow down, when I looked out my window and saw this very foggy morning; I just had to take a moment to enjoy it and snap a few shots.

Top: H&M (so old, can’t remember anymore!)

Skirt: Lauren Conrad for Kohl’s ($30 marked down from $64) on sale here

Belt: Urban Outfitters (so old, can’t remember anymore!)

Necklace: J Crew ($70 marked down from $150)

Boots: Express ($20 marked down from approx $70)

Jacket: Banana Republic via thrift ($10 marked down from approx $300)

Bag: Reed for Kohl’s ($25 marked down from $120) on sale here

It’s that time again: #monthlymani time! Our theme this month was Golden Harvest for Thanksgiving! Be sure to head over to Kristi to check out her fabulous gold and glam mani too! I hope everyone has a great and, hopefully, restful week!

glitter and ruffles galore

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Glitter and ruffles. Sigh. I’m always sold on glitter and ruffles. I took these photos before I left for our honeymoon, but we are very fortunate it’s still remained quite warm in Chicago, so the look still applies. Fingers crossed fall continues to last…

Top: J Crew ($40 marked down from $60) on sale here

Pants: J Crew (approx $30 marked down from approx $100)

Glitter heels: Ann Taylor Loft ($20 marked down from approx $120)

Cuff: Hermes (gift)

Photos above are life lately! I’ve been eyeing the Kate Spade glitter posts for over a year, so I decided to finally get them- I happily wear them all the time. There are also more fall photos, because I just can’t get enough!

“No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have seen in one autumnal face.”
― John DonneThe Complete Poetry and Selected Prose