Saturday, February 28, 2015

Frozen Beach

Coat: Forever 21
Scarf: H&M
Boots: Kohl's
Purse: Kate Spade
Jeans: Forever 21
Hair bow: borrowed from my sister

          I went to the beach for the first time since early fall.  I can't remember the last time I was there.  It's just been really cold and snowy this winter.  Normally I would go at least a few times during the colder months, but this year I just couldn't handle it.  I got this scarf on sale from H&M for $5.  It's extremely warm and allows me to venture out in the cold.  Although I love it, I do feel like it's a little bulky for my short neck.  That's the trouble with being short, sometimes scarves swallow you up.  It's fine though.  I will just wear it when it's really cold.  I borrowed this hair bow from my sister.  I thought I was over hair bows, but then I saw this one.  I think the fabric is beautiful.  

Thursday, February 26, 2015


For New Years I wanted to do a post dedicated to some of my favorite outfits of 2014.  Since I was in a hurry to leave for vacation I didn't get a chance to do it.  Instead of that, I decided to post one pic from each of my favorite blog posts.  Some of these are from 2013 too.  It's fun to look back and remember putting together these posts.  This is why I have my blog after all, so I can remember my favorite outfits and locations.  I narrowed it down to 27 out of 198.  Happy Throwback Thursday!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

String-y Black Sweater

Sweater: H&M
Shirt: Topshop
Jeans: Forever 21
Purse: H&M
Boots: Kohl's
Necklace: Charming Charlie

          This cardigan/sweater thing is something else that I bought from H&M when I was on vacation.  It was really inexpensive and I think it's awesome.  It kind of looks like fur but it's really just little strings.  I love how they are arranged in rows.  Since it's black, I figure I will get a lot of wear out of it.   

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Winter Wear

Coat: Forever 21
Sweatshirt: H&M
Hat: H&M
Boots: Forever 21
Purse: Kelsi Dagger Brooklyn
Necklace: Forever 21
Mittens: ASOS

          It's been snowing a ton where I live ever since I got back from vacation.  I love the snow once  in a while, but most of the time I hate it.  It can be really hard to stay warm when you live in the midwest.  I always have to wear the warmest clothing I can find.  That doesn't always allow room for fashion items.  It's actually really annoying.  When it's super cold like this I just have to dress in all of the typical winter clothes; coat, boots, hat, gloves, scarf, etc.  What I hate most about that is that nobody can really see what you are wearing under your coat, so it feels like I'm wearing the same thing everyday.   The way I deal with that is by trying to own many options of each thing.  I watch for sales on winter wear so I can afford to do that.  My hat was only $3 at H&M, my coat was $13, and my boots were $10, all on clearance.  I'm not a clearance snob, I just buy what I like.  

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Valentines Day Fashion Show

          I decided to post a few pics from the fashion show that I went to on Valentines Day.  It was a fundraiser for breast cancer.  There were several Chicago Fashion Designers participating.  I went to help out for Anastasia Chatzka.  It was my last day as a fashion design intern for her.  If you don't know who she is, you should check her out, here!  She makes some really beautiful pieces.  I didn't get to actually watch the show, but I did get a few pictures.  Not all of these outfits are Anastasia.  Sorry for the poor quality and odd angle.