Showing posts with label fashion. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fashion. Show all posts

Monday, October 20, 2014

25% Off Paris-Inspired Fall Essentials

My recent trip to Paris confirmed one thing… everything I packed last fall worked again this year. With the exception of two new fall trends, slouchy pants and fancy sneakers (preferably Nike), Parisians are still rocking the black and white, classic silhouettes. I actually also noticed the men seem a bit more put together and accessorized while the women look extremely casual. More of a thrown-together look complete with messy hair and little make-up.

Fortunately for all of us, J.Crew does a pretty great job of designing these basics worth investing in and right now everything is 25% off with code #TGIFALL. So here’s a list of my Paris-inspired 2014 Fall Fashion Essentials. And I’ll be sharing photos from my trip this week and next! Stay tuned!

the accessories:

a great hat

a simple catch-all tote

barrette to pull your hair back

chunky jewelry to jazz up your simple clothes like this necklace and bracelet

hints of leopard like a belt and a scarf 

the clothes:

collarless coat

sexy silk blouse to go with everything

classic white button-down

the perfect sweater

white vneck tee

black skinny pants

black slouchy pants

and the shoes are everything:

oxfords and sneakers are on trend this season

booties and tall leather boots are investments that never go out of style



Thursday, July 10, 2014

2 Dresses for $50? That’s what I like to hear.

And I just hit “Purchase.”

I told you I like to buy the same thing in multiple colors – especially when that thing is $25. I’ll be bringing these comfy frocks with me to Europe in October!

Everything in J.Crew’s final sale section is an additional 50% off right now. USE CODE TODAYONLY at checkout Hop to it!

Here’s a few favorites:

This jacket that everyone owns and looks great in (including Claire Dumphey)

These too-perfect-for-summer shoes

Would love to wear this to a summer wedding

And a few favorite accessories like this, this, and these dazzlers

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Romp Around

I love rompers (and maxis and sundresses) so much that I asked our fashion editors at The Everygirl to do a story on these brilliant one-piece wonders. I got my first and only romper from Splendid last year, and it’s become a staple in my summer wardrobe. I realize I probably should have included it in My 10 Summer Essentials post. They just make getting ready so easy; no worrying about what to wear with what and if this top matches these bottoms. And if I’m being honest, I feel a skosh more fashionable when I wear it.

A few of the more stylish women I know rocking rompers…


So I used some leftover Shopbop credit and picked up these bebes hoping at least one works out (for anyone who doesn’t know, Shopbop offers free shipping and returns. It’s awesome.). Yes, that is technically a jumpsuit in there. I absolutely love the look and wanted to try it out. I think it looks tres sophisticated.

striped romper | black | magenta | multi pattern

Are you a fan of the romper?

image sources: black jumpsuit via With Love from Kat // floral romper via Gal Meets Glam // plant romper via Sequins and Stripes // striped romper image via The Everygirl // black romper via Kendi Everyday

Thursday, July 3, 2014

The 10 Items Getting Me Through Summer 2014

Anyone who knows me and sees me often enough can attest I wear the same things on repeat with vigor. No shame in it. I find my favorites, I love them, they love me, and I get my money’s use. I usually will buy a piece that fits well in multiple colors because, well, why not? If I’m not mixing up the style, at least I can change up the color. These are the ten items I’ve been wearing on repeat all summer.

Side note: Danielle always asks me how can I wear pants in the summer? Don’t I get hot? Well, yes, but I am hot either way. And I’d rather not have the back of my thighs stick to whatever surface I’m sitting on, so light-weight pants are the preferable option (or a dress).


1. Henry and Belle light-weight denim* $184

2. J Brand white jeans $172

3. Strappy sundresses: pineapple dress $41.50 and blue dress $39.50

4. J.Crew Factory peplum tops $32.99

5. Madewell linen tees $35.50

6. Strappy leather sandals: brown $59.50 and gold $175

7. J.Crew heeled sandals $158

8. Ray-ban blue aviators $170

9. Coach white handbag $219

10. BaubleBar dazzly earrings $34

*These light blue jeans are by a local Chicago brand, Henry and Belle, and are hands-down the most comfortable jeans I’ve ever worn. They’re are so light-weight and stretchy, dare I say they’re almost as comfy as yoga pants?


What are your go-to pieces this summer?

Happy 4th of July Weekend!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Fashion for Europe: The Only Packing List You’ll Ever Need

Let me adjust my Fashion Blogger cap for a second. Try it on for size… Ahh there we go.

Now, a solid dose of outfit photos from my adventures in Europe.

Save for the pink-elbow patch shirt I bought in Paris, I wore black almost the entire time. Black pants or jeans, black or white v-necks, and a jacket. Mix and match over and over again.

Here are a few of the staples I lived in due to comfort and versatility.

Target jacket (the best $30 I ever spent) | Gerard Deral hat (bought in Paris) | Henry and Belle ankle zip skinnies (as comfy as yoga pants, not even kidding) | Nila Anthony shoulder bag | Two Penny Blue leather trim blazer (i leave it unbuttoned) | Alli Marie booties (never even broke these in and wore them all day long, days at a time)

See the rest of our packing for Europe made easy list over on The Everygirl! Complete with tips and specific product suggestions.

photos by Danielle Moss

Thursday, September 12, 2013

black and blue

so excited to sport these shoes and this rebecca taylor dress at our bloomingdale’s event tonight.

(my dress is actually the black and gold version)

hopefully i’ll be seeing you there!

if you haven’t yet rsvped-do so here! and bring your friends!


bloomingdales at 900 n michigan ave

enter on the walton street side

cocktails, photo booth, dj, light appetizers, and gift bags for the first 100 guests!

photos by alaina kaczmarski

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

leopard. so hot right now. leopard.

sometimes i moonlight as a fashion blogger. 
but only when tempted by free leopard print pumps.
or wine.
this was a case of the former.

styling by me // photos by danielle moss for the everygirl

Friday, August 9, 2013

around here lately

 i moved my desk over to the window. natural light is good for the soul. and work productivity.

had to dig out my passport for an upcoming trip. no words can express my excitement,

so for right now i’ll just say… details are forthcoming.

these arrived. i can honestly say i had no idea they’d be so pretty. there really is a difference between j.crew collection and their other items. fortunately i got these on super sale.

fiona approves.

but also requested we get a smaller coffee table. more on that next week.

happy weekend everyone!

photos by alaina kaczmarski