1. Schlumberger Croisillon bracelet | 2. Twist Ring | 3. Bow Earrings | 4. Atlas Rose Gold Ring | 5. Paloma Picasso Olive Leaf earrings | 6. Ziegfield Collection Black Spinel Ring | 7. Victoria marquise bloom earrings | 8. Cognac card case
Last week I had the extreme pleasure of stopping by the Tiffany’s store on Michigan Ave. to see their gorgeous holiday collection in person. Not only did I learn that some of the jewelry from The Great Gatsby (the Black Spinel ring above) were curated by Tiffany’s, but I noticed so many pieces that would be perfect gifts. From the Schlumberger collection to the twist rings and bow earrings, these were a few of my absolute favorites. The simplicity of the pieces are just enough to make a bold statement. What woman doesn’t love getting a Tiffany blue box under their tree? Bows don’t only belong on gifts you know :)
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Scarf: TJ Maxx (similar) | Sweater: Nordstrom (similar) | Skirt: ASOS | Boots: Michael Kors York (sold out, but love these too) | Tights: Target Merona opaque | Bag: Balenciaga satchel | Earrings: Vintage flea market find (similar) | Necklace: ONecklace monogram (c/o) | Watch and Ring: The Limited (c/o), other rings: Nordstrom | Lipstick: Maybelline
If you haven’t noticed, tartan is the print of the Holiday season! It’s not only draped around everyone’s necks but this year it’s deckin the halls in the form of shirts, napkins, tablecloths, and much more. When I see the print it instantly puts a smile on my face and gives me the “Holiday Happies”. This is my favorite time of the year for obvious reasons, and no matter what Holiday you’re celebrating I hope you’re enjoying the season and remembering what’s most important to you!
Photos by Heather Mowatt
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Shirt: J.Crew plaid button down (similar) | Sweater: Madewell tri-color grandpa cardigan (similar) | Jeans: Henry & Belle super skinny in Black Cherry Ombre (c/o) | Boots: Target tall buckle boots | Bag: Alexander Wang Rocco | Necklace: Bauble Bar x Honestly WTF triple ice chain
“She’s the kind of woman who believes that looking out for others is just as important as looking good. She knows how to turn heads—and change minds.” – H&B
It’s such a pleasant and heartwarming discovery to come across a brand that cares as much about people and the women they are sharing their ride with as they do their own success. Such is the case with Henry & Belle. A true labor of love (no really, check out the story yourself!), these jeans are some of the most comfortable and stylish things I’ve ever put on my legs! The fit is incredible — forget your stiff jean woes and run to H&B for a smooth but still structured pair of gorgeous jeans in colors that will complement your existing wardrobe.
I was so excited to style these when I was back in Texas over Thanksgiving break. I tend to gravitate towards styling dark cherry, burgundy and oxblood with black so I decided to change it up and give these new jeans a southern and relaxed look to suit the comfortable and relaxed feel. I may live in the Midwest, but I’m a Southern girl and Belle at heart!
When I asked myself who in my life embodies the quote above defining a true “Belle” by H&B, I couldn’t help but gravitate towards my Grandma. A small town girl from northern Indiana, she was the Prom Queen beauty but also the nicest girl in town (and 5’2″ too!). She was incredibly thoughtful and kind and my Grandpa told me all of the time that “everyone loved Eileen.. there was just something about her.” Their love story is as romantic as the one of Henry & Belle – truly a real live version of the Notebook. She has always been a true inspiration to me of the type of person I want to be.
>> GIVEAWAY <<
To score yourself these Henry & Belle jeans in Spruce in your size delivered right to your door, all you have to do is comment below, on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter on any of the pics from this post and tell us who YOUR Belle is! I’ll announce the winner on one of the above channels in a week, so get to thinking about Who’s Your Belle!
Purely App here in Chicago is throwing a bash at their pop up at 900 N. Michigan Ave. on Wednesday 12/11 from 6-8 p.m. Clean out your closet and bring clothes to donate to Phillippine typhoon victims and then come treat yourself to a free manicure! I’ll be there hosting with The Glitterary, Jess & Jill and adoptedSTYLE and we’d love to see you.
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I had the pleasure of going by Nike this week to pick up some Hyperwarm gear and a Fuel Band for an upcoming winter fit competition here in Chicago that I’m going to be a Team Captain for! If you’re ever in town, you have to stop by the Michigan Avenue store – it’s one of my favorites of any city. Maybe it’s the homage to Michael Jordan, but as a former college soccer player and sports fanatic myself I find it like a slice of heaven every time I’m there. Follow along on Instagram to see how our team does next week!
Top: Zara peplum (similar) | Pants: Trina Turk wide leg pants | Shoes: Sam Edelman ‘Desiree’ pumps (more here & here) | Jacket: Topshop faux fur bomber | Necklace: Milk & Honey Boutique ‘Night on the Town‘ | Bag: Balenciaga (similar)
There’s something about dressing in all black that just makes you feel so… sophisticated and sneaky all at the same time. Maybe like you’re on a secret mission of some sort but covering it up by looking super chic. I don’t know what it is, but I love it! This particular outfit made me feel like a female version of Batman. You’ll notice that as the weather continues to get colder, my outfits will get progressively less colorful than what I was wearing just a few months ago (sorry in advance!).
The quilted peplum top is one my all time favorites and so I decided to experiment with it for the inaugural Second City Social event (which you should totally sign up for if you haven’t heard yet!). I love these wide leg pants from Trina Turk but often have a hard time styling them because they do feel a little formal. For all of you with little legs.. don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t pull off a wide leg pant! The combination of a good peplum top (you know, with a good pep in the peplum.. nothing floppy) with these pants instead of a skirt or skinny jeans was a fun way to change things up! You can’t see them up close, but these calf hair + leather pumps are the best shoe find I’ve had in a long time. They are a fun way to change up a typical black shoe. Adding in more textures (leather, calf hair, crepe, quilted fabric, etc.) is an easy way to make a black on black on black feel way more exciting & superhero dangerous.
Photos by Heather Mowatt
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