Monday, February 20, 2012

New Pairings

No, it is not 60 degrees in Milwaukee. It was about 40 when these were taken though! Just "warm" enough to have my jacket off for 4 minutes without freezing. I'll take what I can get.

Wearing a bunch of new things here: vest, shirt, boots, & purse! (When I say new I really mean I got some for Christmas and just found them in a pile in my room). Isn't it great when all your new things go perfectly together? I hardly ever wear polka dots...or mustard..or both at the same time. So adventurous!..or I just had to wear all my new stuff at once....yep, that's it.

 Also, I brought my purse outside to photograph with my outfit, but my camera battery died before I could get a shot with it so I ended up photographing it get the idea.

Thanks to Mary for taking these! Perks of blogger roommates :)

Vest & Bag: ASOS
Shirt: Topshop
Jeans & Necklace: H&M
Boots: J. Litvack via
Watch: La Mer Collections
Belt: Abercrombie & Fitch (over 5 years old)

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Daily Uniform

This outfit wasn't anything particularly great, but I just got a remote for my camera so I just had to take outfit photos to try it out. It is SO much easier to take my outfit pictures by myself now so expect more posts :) This has been my daily uniform for the last few weeks. With school and my internship, it's quickest for me to just throw on some jeans, boots, a sweater, and some jewelry.

I've really been loving putting camel and turquoise together lately too. They compliment each other perfectly, and I have way too much turquoise jewelry so the combo is super easy for me.

Also, these boots. I got them at Target because they reminded me of the Steve Madden Banddit boots at about 1/5 of the price. Obviously the quality's not amazing and I'd still love to own the Steve Maddens, but I've been wearing them constantly. They're super comfortable, and since they're not real leather/only $40, I can walk right through the snow without a care.

PS - Ignore my camera in the mirror in some of the photos. That's what happens when you have an assortment of giant mirrors in your living room. Also, our mini Christmas tree has since been taken down :)

Sweater & Boots: Target
Jeans: BDG via Urban Outfitters
Necklace & Bracelet: Charlotte Russe
Ring: Boston Store

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Shit Fashion Girls Say

Hi guys! I've been itching to blog, but with school and my internship I haven't had time to shoot any outfits. I know 80% of you have probably already seen this, but I just have to share the Shit Fashion Girls Say videos. The second one came out yesterday, and it's just as good as the first. They're SO accurate so if you consider yourself a 'fashion girl' be prepared to sit back and laugh at yourself.

And the bloopers video because who doesn't like bloopers.

Hope these made your Wednesday a little better! I'll be back to posting outfits super soon :)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Winter Floral

I wore this outfit to another performance of the show I stage managed this winter. Sadly, our run is over but it was amazingly successful and I'm so proud that I was a part of it. :) That being said, it will be nice not to drive 25 minutes there and back everyday. Got old real fast. 

This dress is obviously a summer dress. It's even strapless. I just love how it fits and the floral pattern so I threw on some boots, sweater tights and a jacket and forced it to transition to winter. Sometimes I need reminders of summer during winter so I can remember that it will in fact become warmer....eventually.

That's all for today. I've gotta get to bed because classes start tomorrow for the spring semester...yay. Guess what else starts tomorrow?! My internship! That's right, I got an internship when I wasn't even looking for one for this semester. It kind of fell into my lap, and it couldn't be more up my alley. I'm interning with Luxury Garage Sale in Chicago in their photo department. If you don't know, they're a designer consignment company that sell people's designer things on ebay for them! Check out their website(HERE) if you want to see what's listed/find out more! I cannot wait to be around such amazing clothes/accessories and get some hands on experience in the fashion world! I can't help but be a little nervous since this is totally new to me and my first internship, but I know that it's going to be amazing. Wish me luck!

Dress: Kimchi Blue via Urban Outfitters
Jacket & Necklace: Urban Outfitters
Tights: H&M
Watch: La Mer Collections

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Opening Night

I'm pretty sure I've never talked about this on my blog, but before I went to school for photography, I was looking into going for stage management(in theater, specifically). As in, I went to NYC and Chicago to look at school and everything...and then changed my mind, ha. Sorry parents! Why am I telling you this? Because I still stage manage two shows a year with a local theater, and I'm in the midst of our winter show performances. We're doing Avenue Q, and it's one our most successful shows we've ever done which is SO exciting. I've been working with this theater for about 5 years so having a really successful season is just really exciting for all of us :) If you know the show, you know how horribly hilarious the show is, and I'm still not sick of it..which is rare at this point. Anyways! This is what I wore to our first performance last Friday. I always dress up for shows since I'm running all over the place and like to look nice, but I particularly liked this outfit. 

I got these Topshop ambush boots for Christmas that pretty much every blogger but me has, and I'm so in love with them(and forgot to take the sticker off the bottom...whoops). They're so comfortable and go with absolutely everything. I'm also debuting my new La Mer watch(Christmas present) and my new tattoo! My dad has an infinity symbol tattoo with my family's initials in it, so that's why I got it. :)

Dress: H&M
Tights: Forever 21
Boots: Topshop
Watch: La Mer

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Blogger Secret Santa Gift & Christmas Outfit!

This post is a little overdue, but better late than never!
I participated in Mary, my roommate, and Viktoria's blogger secret santa this year and it was so fun! I got these great earrings and scarf from Sarah of The House That Ag Built. The earrings were a bit out of my comfort zone since I usually stick to small earrings, but I really love them! They were the perfect final touch to my Christmas Day outfit. Thank you so much, Sarah! :)

Sweater: Target
Tank: Charlotte Russe
Jeans: H&M
Belt: Michael Kors via TJ Maxx
Earrings: Gift from Sarah!
Boots: Nine West

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Leather Sleeves

Well...this is starting to get awkward. At this rate, I'll only post blog 12 times in 2012. SO not okay with that. New year's resolution = blog more! For real though I miss blogging. I've used the excuse of being busy for not blogging tons of times, but every blogger is busy. I think I've come to the realization that an important part of being a successful blogger is making time for it, not just using extra time to blog. So, with that said, I'm going to try oh so hard to make more time for my blog. I already have so many posts that I'm itching to do. :)

Now that that's out of the way, I wore this outfit an embarrassingly long time ago. Like...week of Thanksgiving if I remember correctly. This outfit would not work for the current winter temperatures. I wore this when I was in a bit of a fashion rut, so I went for a completely different look than I usually wear. I hardly ever wear flares or completely tucked in shirts so putting them together was super new for me. I've loved it on so many bloggers so I just had to try it for myself. I wore this out to dinner with my family, and the first thing my older brother said to me was "...are those leather sleeves?" Yes. Yes they are. This coat may be a bit of a man repeller, but I still love it. Plus, I replenish/update my brother's wardrobe twice a year on his birthday and Christmas so he can't even talk. He should be thanking me.

Last thing...I absolutely love how these photos turned out. Me and my roommate/fellow blogger Mary found this amazing light right behind our apartment. I'm picturing a winter outfit shoot with this light when we finally get some snow up here.

I hope that those of you who celebrate Christmas had an amazing time with your family! My Christmas outfit post will be posted very shortly :)

Coat: Forever 21
Shirt: TJ Maxx
Jeans: Forever 21
Bracelets: Forever 21, Target, H&M
Necklace: American Eagle
Belt: Michael Kors via TJ Maxx
Shoes: DSW

PS - I need to get a new go-to pose. Hand-on-the-hip is being seriously overused here.