A good outfit that works for the office and for going out is like a Holy Grail that I work so hard to find. So when this skirt was on sale at J.Crew Factory for damn near 50% off and I got these earrings in from ILYMIX, I knew I was set. This look is perfect to wear to work and then take straight out to drinks with friends!
The earrings might be my favorite part, too. Remember those posts back in Feb & March about ILYMIX and getting 20% off your order? That code still works. So go to http://www.ilymix.com and use code “stile20” at checkout and you get 20% off! I can solidly say, having a ton of their stuff, that it’s all wonderful!
I’m also just obsessed with this skirt right now. It’s a faux wrap skirt, so I don’t actually have to wrap it. It zips up the back! But the knot detail on the side and the whole pattern is just stunning. I love it so much!
Skirt | J.Crew Factory
Earrings | c/o ILYMIX (Use code “stile20” to get 20% off your order!)
Chambray | GAP
Flats | Steve Madden
Photos by Levine Moore Photography
It’s no secret by this point that off-the-shoulder tops are super in for spring. I would even go so far as to predict that they’re going to carry over into summer very nicely. This particular top is such a style steal. Gorgeous, flowy, a stunning color, and everything else you could want in the perfect off-the-shoulder look for this season.
I’ve linked this as well as several similar tops (also style steals) below the photos.
What are your favorite spring trends? Share in the comments!
Top | Forever 21 (similar here and here)
Shoes | Target
Bag | Yesstyle.com
Ring | t+j designs
Watch | AIBI Watch
Photos by Levine-Moore Photography
Springtime means it’s time to break out the sandals and it’s finally acceptable to eat ice cream outside again without shivering your butt off! So that’s exactly what we did, venturing to George’s Ice Cream and Sweets in Andersonville! They have so many amazing flavors, including a few vegan friendly ones on rotation. Hands down, my favorite ice cream parlor in Chicago!
These sandals were perfect for our springy adventure as they’re an amazing color and offer some killer fringe detail. The best part? They’re from Target so they won’t break your budget! Details down below.
Sandals | Target
Necklace | Target
Jeans | Forever 21
Blazer | Forever 21 (very old)
T-Shirt | Forever 21
Photos by Fashion Photographer Sarah Levine
I’ve been all about carrying a giant bag lately. Despite sizing down to something small for fall and winter, I missed being able to carry more stuff with me. The last few months, I’ve been carrying books to and from work in a reusable grocery bag. Less than glam, I know. But now that it’s beach bag season again, I found this great tote to carry my ever growing to-be-read pile.
On a different note, if you’re looking for something fun to do this week around Chicago, you should check out the Refuge Theatre Project’s Audition Diaries Cabaret! Showing March 17th at 8pm at @North Bar, 1637 W North Ave. The theme for this performance is “Shit Divas Sing” and they have an amazing lineup to carry you all the way through summer. Get the full scoop, including ticket prices, location, and the rest of the increasingly hilarious themes by checking out the event here. It’s sure to be a riotously good time!
Bag | Target
Boots | Hunter
Sweater | Primark (old)
Necklace | Ragstock
I love finding hidden gems in the city.
This might be my favorite one yet. In the SunTimes building downtown, above all the offices, there is a Holiday Inn. Its lobby is at the 15th floor, let alone the rooms, so you can only imagine the amazing views this place offers. The bar is even called CityScape and it’s beautiful! I think it’s safe to say I’m thrilled to have found this place.
Dress | SheInside
Blazer | SheInside
Shoes | Forever 21
Chicago had a blizzard yesterday. It was cold, there was snow and ice and sleet and the whole shebang. And wind. We had so much wind that despite having a blizzard, there is no snow on the ground. I swear, I was convinced that wind was going to blow me over.
Can we have spring now? I want light coats and florals and sunshine and warm weather. We’ve had some teasing days but it’s not enough. I’m ready for it to be consistently above 50. In the meantime, I’ll dream back to this fun look, another from my NYFW dressing up, and hope for sunny days.
Jumpsuit | Charlotte Russe (similar here, here, and here)
Chambray | GAP
Pumps | Forever 21 (similar)
Does anyone else have that deep connection with their living space that if it is cluttered, their mind is cluttered? I definitely do. My rule within our home is that I like to keep it “10 minutes from guest ready” which I definitely borrowed from Emily Schuman of Cupcakes and Cashmere. Because if my space is cluttered more than, say, a load of laundry waiting to be put away or some dog toys on the rug, my focus completely disappears.
This weekend, we spent probably more time than necessary scrubbing everything. Cleaning up the clutter and scouring what’s underneath. And let me tell you, it felt so good. Waking up Monday morning to feeling mentally clean as well as having a clean space is probably the best way to Monday.
Is this shot making anyone else giggle as much as me?
Blouse | LOFT (on sale now!)
Trench Vest | Ann Taylor via Depop (similar)
Jeans | Forever 21
Booties | Forever 21, very old (similar)