August 26, 2014
Camo and Leather
Every now and then I think it's important to do something or try something that you wouldn't really consider to be very "you", especially when it comes to style. I think branching out is important because those things you thought you never liked beco ...
August 19, 2014
White Blazer and Cutoffs
Cutoff shorts are a weakness of mine and I find myself wanting to dress them up and down all summer long and into the Fall while I still can. After hunting far and wide for an "appropriate" pair, I was so happy to find that Free People had an afforda ...
August 14, 2014
Delicate Details
On my last day of work I pulled together a quick outfit for a warm summer day in Chicago. I have been wearing these shorts and this top on repeat because of the detailed embroidery - it just feels like summer when I put them on! After combing through ...
August 7, 2014
Old Orchard Sip and Shop
One of the last events I had the pleasure of being a part of here in Chicago was the Westfield Old Orchard Sip & Shop a few weeks ago. I can honestly say it was one of my favorite events to date. I'm a big fan of outdoor, walking malls - there's ...
August 4, 2014
Festival Style
This past weekend was Lollapalooza here in Chicago - hands down one of my favorite weekends to live in the city! There's great music, food and lots of laughs and of course, amazing style! I love seeing people experiment and step out of the box for th ...
July 30, 2014
Wandering West
When it comes to stripes, be still my heart. I have no idea how or when it happened, but at some point I realized I had a true struggle with keeping myself from buying more striped pieces of clothing. They're just so classic, flattering and are one o ...
July 27, 2014
GiGi New York Madison Fall Launch
Fall... I can't believe it's already around the corner! I have to admit, the transition from Summer to Fall is one that has always been tough for me just because I love summer so much. In the past I've had a hard time embracing the colder temperature ...
July 21, 2014
Celebration Skirt
This past weekend I was back in Dallas for a weekend full of birthday celebrations! My Dad and sister have always had birthdays that are relatively close, but last year we were blessed with a new addition to the family right in the middle of the two, ...
July 13, 2014
Summer Nights
Summer is my favorite time of the year for a number of reasons, but lately I've been loving how playful the sunshine and long days have made me. I've been really trying to savor every minute of these past few weeks and get a ton of things in. I also ...
July 10, 2014
Breezy Florals
There are some days where you just want to wear a few of your favorite things and keep it as simple as possible. I bought this floral blouse months ago when it was still cold here in anticipation of the arrival of Spring and Summer and I realized the ...
July 2, 2014
Date Night
I love a good excuse to get dressed up for a night out and about and this past Friday was no exception. We went to the opening of a new restaurant in the Gold Coast called Fig & Olive. Soft openings are not something I get invited to regularly, s ...
June 26, 2014
Pretty In Pink
It's funny how as you grow up, things really start to grow on you. Pink was never a color I ever really wore until a few years ago - blame it on the fact that it was my sister's favorite color so I obviously had to hate it, but I finally caved and re ...
June 23, 2014
Travel Easy
Just uttering the word "travel" puts the biggest smile on my face. My parents were always really big on visiting new places and seeing new things and now that I'm older I appreciate it so much more than I ever did before. Over time I've actually beco ...
June 15, 2014
Working Girl
TOP / J.Crew leopard blouse (similar)  •  SKIRT / Zara tulip skirt (similar)  •  SHOES / Sam Edelman 'Desiree' pump  •  BAG / B by Brian Atwood 'Bo' crossbody  •  NECKLACE / Bauble Bar triple chain ice strand (similar) My biggest issue with dressing ...
June 12, 2014
Sneaker Dress
DRESS / Ann Taylor Loft (on sale)  •  SHOES / Superga sneakers  •  NECKLACE / Kendra Scott Harlow necklace (c/o)  •  BAG / Danielle Nicole mini Alexa tote (c/o)  •  SUNGLASSES / Ray-Ban mirrored aviators Sometimes I feel like a little kid who finall ...
June 8, 2014
SHIRT / Topshop button up blouse  •  JACKET / Porcelain printed blazer, Zara (last season, similar)  • JEANS / Boyfriend jeans, Gap  •  SHOES / Superga sneakers  •  SUNGLASSES / Ray-Ban mirrored aviators, via Ideeli  •  BAG / Shiraleah studded clutch ...
June 5, 2014
Neon Stripe
TOP / Cut 25 by Yigal Azrouel techno knit top (via NM Last Call)  •  SHORTS / Zara shorts (similar)  •  SHOES / Alexander Wang (via Elizabeth Charles in SF) (similar)  •  BAG / B by Brian Atwood Bo crossbody in calf hair (other versions here, here an ...
June 1, 2014
Summer Style with Anthropologie
 TOP: Anthropologie tikal tassel tank  //  PANTS: Anthropologie paz joggers (in petite)  //  SHOES: Dolce Vita 'Niro' sandals  //  EARRINGS: Anthropologie Caye hoops If there's anyone who knows how to throw a fantastic event, it's Anthropologie. Eve ...
May 27, 2014
Pieced Together
There are some mornings where I'm really less than inspired to be getting out of bed -- read, Mondays or the first day after a long weekend. I am often the "let's go get 'em" type of person but some mornings just come on so abruptly that I find mysel ...
May 22, 2014
Sunday Stripes
While my friends might say that I'm more often overdressed than underdressed, I find that my style is usually much more laidback on the weekends. I really enjoy just being able to unwind and not have to think about much of anything and that includes ...
May 19, 2014
Red Peplum
It's time to break out the sandals, white jeans and sleeveless tops! I scooped up this peplum beauty a few weeks ago at the Madewell event I had the pleasure of hosting and have been excited ever since to wear it. All I needed was a sunny day! Sig ...
May 15, 2014
Friday Night
Friday Night has changed a lot for me over the past few years. I used to love getting dressed up and having fun dinner reservations every weekend with my girlfriends, but then we all came back down to reality (and our budgets) and settled into a much ...
May 12, 2014
Cargo Me
I'm a never say never kind of girl, and a few weekends ago proved this to be true once again when I was doing some weekend shopping and popped into Zara. I hadn't ever been a huge a fan of cargo pants, but this particular pair caught my eye and convi ...
May 8, 2014
Scalloped Shorts
I'm all for an unconventional twist on a typical style, so when I stumbled across these scalloped shorts when searching for some dressier shorts for this summer, I couldn't resist scooping them up with the idea of styling them as a shorts suit. I thi ...
May 4, 2014
Gingham At The Ranch
There are some dresses that are no brainers. You may not even be seriously looking, but as soon as they catch your eye your credit card is out and you're sold! This little gingham number was exactly that... not only is it a smock dress (my favorite s ...
April 29, 2014
White Eyelet Dress
White dresses can be hard to find and just plain tricky. I know that many people steer away from an all white dress out of fear of feeling too bride-like, stain friendly, or seasonally limiting. This Spring I'm really looking for pieces that will fit ...
April 20, 2014
Primary Colors
My style is something that I have a hard time "defining" because as you know I really like trying new things and enjoy mixing different styles together. However, I've had moments lately where I've held back on some bold purchases/styling for the sake ...
April 18, 2014
American Eagle Style
There's nothing quite like a light and airy summer dress! If you get a little creative with your styling, you can wear them all year long. It's barely Spring here in Chicago, so I styled the tiered baby doll dress with light layers. It's the perfect ...
April 16, 2014
Madewell Spring Shopping Event
Since opening their first store in Chicago just a year ago, Madewell has quickly become my favorite go-to store in Gold Coast for all of my Spring staples. Last year I was so thrilled to host my very first event at the store and was even more honored ...
April 13, 2014
Luxe Silk Pants
These silk Joie pants were a Neiman Marcus Last Call find that winter was desperately keeping me from! They've been hanging on the clothes rack in my room just taunting me.. "I'm so comfy, and snazzy casual".. you know how that goes when you have thi ...
April 11, 2014
Fresh and Clean
Photos by Mary Graves Photography There's something to be said about being so fresh and so clean that is just untouchable. It's truly one of those things that we take for granted on a daily basis. Ever since I had my hair balayaged a few weeks ago I ...
April 7, 2014
Colorful Cuffs
 Photos by Stephanie of Glitterary I couldn't be happier to be shedding my heavier coats and trading them in for lighter and brighter simple jackets and blazers. I was on the hunt for a really long time for a simple, fitted blazer and finally scored ...
March 31, 2014
Draped Sweater
Photos by Mary Graves Photography Spring and Winter are fighting and right now Winter is winning... they can't decide who's turn it is! Thankfully I've been able to lightly layer some newer pieces that are extremely cozy, but are still cute and make ...
March 25, 2014
Drop Waist Dress
Last week the sun finally peeped out long enough for me to ditch my pants and tights and wear a dress with sandals! I had a special occasion at the office that I needed to dress up for (someone came to shoot an exciting piece that I'll be a part of i ...
March 20, 2014
It's the weekend! It's the weekend! I can't tell you how excited I am to finally have a few days to catch back up. This weekend's trip to LA took a LOT out of me... I fell asleep at 8 p.m. one night this week (an all time record) for this little nigh ...