February 2016 | Mermaid Waves | Chicago Fashion Destination

February 28, 2016

Gray and Lavender Days

For once it is actually not a gray February weekend, except it was definitely not warm enough for open-toe shoes.  This pant shoe combination was just too perfect, it was worth the numb toes.  Lavender and gray is a seriously underrated combination and perfect for a winter to spring transitional look.  When you live in a place as climate confused as Chicago I feel open-toe shoes and a fur coat is an acceptable pairing.  I love this skinny pant with the stripe down the side which adds a sporty and leg-lengthening element.  

Also, to follow up on my last post.  I did not have a snow day.  









Coat - Kensie
Shirt - Gap
Pants - Vince.
Shoes - New Look



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February 23, 2016

Denim Day Dream

If you thought I was over my denim obsession you're wrong.  I found a new way to wear denim on denim, and I'm still working on creating more.   If you see me daily you know that five out of seven days I am wearing flares.  Not only are the way comfier than skinny jeans (like who even thought those were a good idea), they make your legs look miles longer than they are.  For someone who is 5'4" and 90% torso, any leg lengthener is a friend of mine.  I am obsessing over this cropped denim top.  Its basically your favorite denim cutoffs but a shirt!  Its so exciting that I am able to wear a crop-top and not freeze while taking blog photos! Although, I'm praying for a snow-day tomorrow, my senior year would be incomplete without at least one.  In conclusion, wear lots of denim and summon the snow-day gods for me.  









Top - AllSaints
Flares - Free People



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February 21, 2016

Life Sized

I love Barbie, I have since I can remember.  Therefore, any look that makes me feel like a Barbie is going to be my new favorite.  This look is the perfect mix of accessories that make the staple piece of this look, the dress, pop!  My favorite part of my time in Palm Springs had to be finding this vintage D&G dress.  There is nothing more rewarding than finding your dream piece at a fraction of the price.      I seriously wanted to purchase the entire store, it was that good.  Everything about this dress screams 90s pop-star from the tartan to the studs.  I paired this dress with my new favorite skinny scarf and a pair of black booties! 









Dress - Vintage D&G - The Fine Art of Design
Coat - Topshop
Scarf - Who What Wear
Shoes - Steve Madden


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February 18, 2016

Spring into Palm Springs


I am heading home today but I hear Chicago is about to have quite the warm weekend so I am not complaining.  I had an amazing day yesterday, it started with a lovely brunch at Cheeky's and then the most beautiful hike.  I have never seen such beauty, I was in complete awe the entire time.  Then, I relaxed at the pool for about 15 minutes because thats as long as I can sit still.  For dinner I wore one of my favorite dresses.  This dress is the perfect vacation piece because it can be worn with a bathing suit or with heels.  These shoes are my new favorite, I can't wait to be able to wear them again!  I love the stacked heel along with the color blocking, and the tassel!  I hope you have enjoyed following my time in Palm Springs on Instagram (mermaidwaves) and Snapchat (danimikay) and got a little sunshine through your screen!













Dress - Somedays Lovin
Shoes - Halogen
Swimsuit - Amiclubwear

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February 16, 2016

From Brunch to Beach

Ok...so not brunch to beach but brunch to pool didn't quite sound as cute.  Hey bbs! I'm blogging live from Palm Springs, my body is in shock from all the sunshine.  It is seriously dreamy here.  Today is my first full day and I've already been all over town.  On our way to brunch we found the Saguaro, a hotel I was dying to check out.  It is a rainbow dream land and the perfect spot to instagram.  Next we went to Kings Highway for a delicious brunch and found a vintage pop-up along the way.  After brunch we headed back to the hotel and I put on my swimsuit.  I love this wetsuit inspired one-piece, it makes me feel oh-so-sporty.  Be sure to follow all my adventures on snapchat (@danimikay) and continue to check up on my instagram (@mermaidwaves).













Top - Camixa
Suit - Billabong 
Shorts - Madewell
Shoes - Steve Madden



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