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September 27, 2016

Best of Milan Fashion Week

Milan Fashion Week has come to a close but these shows are the ones that will stay in our heads forever.  These designers are redefining spring and serving up major inspiration along the way.  This week was full of over-the-top luxury, major layers, and killer accessories.  

Gucci



Dolce and Gabbana


Pucci



Fendi


Honorable Mentions

Roberto Cavalli

Fausto Puglisi 

Missoni

Tell me your favorites in the comments below!


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September 25, 2016

Gap Baby

It is finally feeling a tiny bit like fall so I pulled out all my favorite fall clothes.  I am seriously obsessed with these Gap jeans (shop here), I have been alternating between the dark and light wash pair all week.  I am wearing the light wash ones as I am sitting here writing this.  They are everything a girl could want in a pair of jeans, cropped and wide-leg.  Gap is the ultimate destination for fall clothing, and they have the best sales, all the time.  I am loving this striped turtleneck (shop here), it is so soft and light which makes it the perfect piece for layering.  Ok so, I have seriously awful news, this sherpa jacket is sold out online but I found a super similar jacket (shop here).  I finished the look with my fall shoe of choice, clogs (shop here).


















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September 23, 2016

Fall Beauty Inspiration: Goldplaited x Mermaid Waves

Yesterday I got the total glam girl treatment.  I seriously felt like I was ready to walk the red-carpet after getting my hair and makeup done by the fabulous ladies at Goldplaited!  I went to Goldplaited in hopes of bringing back my readers some major Fall hair and makeup inspiration and I think we did just that.  I am obsessed with this hair style because it is a little bit vintage and a little bit edgy, one side of my hair was gathered into gorgeous vintage waves and on the other side was a fishtail.  A vintage wave is the perfect "wave" for fall because it has more structure than a beachy wave that is seen all summer. To achieve this kind of look use a small barrel curling iron to create a tight curl then gently brush out the curls.  The fishtail gives this classic look a modern twist.  You could also recreate this look with straight hair instead of the waves for a super sleek and edgier vibe.  

 For my makeup we started with a metallic eye by mixing a taupe and gunmetal shadow together to create this unique smokey look.  Metallics are so on trend and adding them into your makeup look is a super easy way to wear them daily!  I ditched my usual cat-eye for black liner in my waterline, which allowed the amazing metallic shadow to take center stage.  A berry lip has been all over the runway this fashion week and is the perfect way to add a little drama to your look.  

Recreate this look yourself or head over to Goldplaited to get an amazing look created just for you!
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September 22, 2016

Personal Shopper: Ivy Park AW

Ivy Park has just released its Autumn/Winter line and its even better than the first collection.  I have rounded up my favorite pieces from the new collection!  This collection can take you right from gym style to street style, and any place in between.  Shop my picks below before this collection sells out.


Shop: Topshop, $42
Imagine this top with a pair of boyfriend jeans, YAS. 
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September 19, 2016

The NYFW Hairstyle You Need For Fall

Although the clothes are meant to be the stars of the runway, the beauty looks always seem to take a close second.  This NYFW one look seemed to reign supreme, super sleek hair.  A bold middle part and slicked back hair behind the ears is the perfect way to look chic while letting your outfit take center stage.  See the look on the runway below.

DKNY

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September 18, 2016

Layers of Love

Do you ever get dressed in the morning, look in the mirror and out loud say "yass".  That was me this morning, I put together this look totally blind.  I had no plan in mind for a fabulous outfit, but somehow one of my favorite looks to date was created.  I saw my momma rocking these jeans and I needed a pair (or two) for myself.  These Gap jeans (shop here) are the perfect addition to your denim collection, they aren't as intimidating as a culotte but still give you the perfect wide leg.  I like my cropped jeans a little extra cropped so I snipped off the hems to give them a raw edge.   On top, I layered this mesh tee (shop here) under a lace camisole (shop similar), this is one of my favorite trends this season.  I used to rock the layered camisole back in my middle school days so I really feel like a pro at it.  I had to get a couple more wears out of these amazing ASOS shoes before the season is over,  this pair (shop here) is seriously to die for.  I got this amazing choker in my goodie bag from the NYFW Fashion Palette show, the choker is by Natalie Rolt whose insanely gorgeous collection blew me away.  
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September 17, 2016

The Most Instagram Worthy Restaurants in Chicago

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September 15, 2016

Send Nudes.

 This is the perfect girl on the go look, on the outside you look effortlessly chic but in reality this look is like one step above pajamas.  I spotted this shirt at a NYFW pop-up shop, I love a sassy graphic print so this Monogram sweatshirt (shop here) was a must-have.  I am seriously loving every single one of their graphics and I see them making it very big very soon, #trendspot.  The pleated skirt is back, this with a shorter hem and a metallic hue.  This Zara skirt (shop here) is so versatile, it can easily be worn for a night out, but when paired with an untucked sweatshirt it is perfect for daytime.  News flash, you can totally rock flats with a skirt, and I don't mean ballet flats, I mean cool-girl flats.  I always shy away from this look for fear of making my short legs look even shorter but somehow I didn't hate it.  Pairing this look with these Vince shoes (shop here) made me feel like  I was just so busy and important, that I needed to wear flats, also I walked to lunch and didn't hate myself for wearing heels.  Bottom line, flats with a skirt are a total win when done right.  I am obsessing over this Target bag (shop here), it is not only adorable and the perfect size but it comes with a smaller bag that fits inside, bag in a bag is a major win.  

Scroll to the bottom of this post for a fun surprise!
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September 14, 2016

My NYC Hit List

I love Chicago but there truly is no place like NYC.  I am blessed to be able to visit New York as much as I do and I am sharing my favorite places to go.  Warning: this lists includes sooo much gluten, I love a good sandwich.  

Sip and Gram:

Cha Cha is the matcha destination of any girl's dreams, all pink, green, and palm print.  It is the perfect spot to cool down with a drink and get tons of #content.  You could get a whole days worth of snapchat stories in this place.  I have major regrets that I didn't get matcha soft-serve when I was there so please go and get some, then send me photos!  Below is the matcha cronut, matcha banana bread, and an iced matcha.

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September 13, 2016

New York Fashion Week: Day Three

Day three's look was a little different than my usual, I felt like I just walked off the Yeezy Season 4 runway.  This look is super simplistic but that is what makes it as bold as it is.  I love this amazing  t-shirt dress (shop here), it is perfectly oversized and has an oversized pocket for storing any food that may have missed your mouth (as seen on snapchat).  With this oversized tee I wore these amazing over-the-knee boots (shop similar here and here).  Over-the-knee boots can be kind of intimidating but this light suede makes the boots far less intense.  My accessories for this look built with the day, Dan Liu had a rose on each seat, and after Dan Liu's show I walked over to Cha Cha Matcha to cool down.  Hoops, handbag, rose, matcha, the major fashion week keys.  I honestly felt so fabulous walking down the street with my rose, trend forecast? I think yes.  
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