light & lace

“Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.” -Saint Francis de Sales Dress: Nordstrom Rack ($19 marked down from $125) Shoes: Chanel via The Real Real ($150, retails for approx $1,000)  

sweet sheer summer

With this lovely breeze and cooler weather in Chicago, the fashion doors have opened and I am back to looking through my pants and long sleeved tops! I opted for a sheer floral top today with my pastel pink pants. You can never have too much pink, in my opinion. In the picture below youContinue reading “sweet sheer summer”

airy asymmetrical

A slight cold front had me pulling out my faithful black leggings again this week. With foggy, cold weather starting again, I went with an airy asymmetrical look at work. Dress: Nordstrom Rack ($20 marked down from approx $45) Cardigan: Banana Republic ($18 marked down from $70) Leggings: Old Navy ($10) Belt: Urban Outfitters ($5Continue reading “airy asymmetrical”

watercolor reflections

  It is another rainy week here! I took note of the weather and wore one of my favorite dresses by Donna Morgan.  The is a beautiful water-like/watercolor printed fabric, which I immediately loved when I saw it. The dress has some nice structural details with the bold side zipper and the draped neckline.  Continue reading “watercolor reflections”

remix and rematch, part 2

As promised, it’s time for another remix and rematch! It is always fun to try and wear something in a new way. It is also much more budget friendly to rotate pieces than to buy all brand new pieces to create a new look. Without further ado, here are the remixed looks from the pastContinue reading “remix and rematch, part 2”

denim dress day

I wanted to wear my new heels this week, but decided to reserve them for an evening debut (though I think they are definitely work appropriate too!). I started my work day with a denim dress from Nordstrom Rack and a cardigan. I added the polka dot shoes that I seem to be wearing allContinue reading “denim dress day”

The intrigue of peplum

I have loved the look peplum since it first started appearing on the runways and in magazines. My challenge with peplum is what it ends up looking like when actually on me. I tried on numerous tops before I realized the tricks to making peplum work are in the shape and fabric. For example, topsContinue reading “The intrigue of peplum”