all basics (black and white)

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The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. –Leo Tolstoy

Top: Poof via Nordstrom Rack ($1)

Jeans: Old Navy ($11 marked down from approx $35)

Blazer: Elizabeth and James via Rue La La ($55 marked down from $500)

Necklace: House of Harlow via Nordstrom Rack ($25 marked down from $60)

Shoes: Christian Siriano ($22 marked down from approx $40)  on clearance here 

Fashion Huntress tip: Winter, spring, who knows anymore?! But I’m enjoying looking through the ‘end of season’ sales that are happening right now! The sales at J Crew and Banana Republic are both great right now, if you’re looking for any winter items. For boots, the sale prices at 6pm.com are reaching seasonal lows!

faded and frayed (+#monthlymani!)

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Spring is in the air, readers…I’m eagerly awaiting some greenery and flowers in our lives here in Chicago! In the meantime, I continue to embrace layers and patience. (I’m tapping my bow high heel (sort-of) patiently).

Top: Burberry (gift)

Blazer: Elizabeth and James via Rue La La ($55 marked down from $500)

Jeans: Old Navy ($10 marked down from $40)

Necklace: Ann Taylor Loft (approx $10 marked down from approx $50)

Shoes: Betsy Johnson via Marshall’s ($50 marked down from $160)

It’s #monthlymani time again! This month we picked a Spring Fling theme. …readers, I just really wanted to paint my nails to look like a magical spring unicorn. I mixed a few colors and the result was, indeed, a glittery shimmery unicorn (in my opinion). #nailedit. Be sure to head over to Kristi to check out her Spring Fling #monthlymani! And join us next month for the #Aprilshowers theme!

 

black and white bold

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If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind? -Percy Bysshe Shelley

Top: thrift ($3)

Skirt: gift!

Jacket: Milly via ThredUp ($18, retails for approx $450)

Leggings: TJ Maxx ($5 marked down from $20)

Shoes: DSW (can’t remember! few years ago…)

I tried out the new Orly Breathable polish, which is a nail treatment and color; I have to say, readers, I am a fan! My sad peeling winter nails are much happier with breathable polish on them and seemed much stronger once removed. The color options are fab too! You can check it out here: http://www.orlybeauty.com/breathable-treatment-color.html

 

a week in review

Despite now having blogged for years, this is the first time I managed to 1) photograph my outfit Monday-Saturday and 2) dress up every day! Usually by Friday, I’m mentally about two steps away from yoga pants and a sweatshirt at work, but it was fun to challenge myself to rotate through some oldies but goodies in my closet. I haven’t posted on each of these outfits individually yet, but here’s a preview of what’s to come…! Have a fabulous weekend, readers!

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Anyone else challenging themselves to a closet rotation challenge? I vote, go for it!

little red riding coat

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Into the woods-
It’s time, and so
I must begin my journey.

-Into the Woods, Stephen Sondheim

Top and pants: Shechet (custom, sadly not for sale anymore despite their awesomeness)

Jacket: Milly via ThredUp ($18, retails for approx $450)

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

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