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RECIPE: GREEK YOGURT BANANAS CAMPUS COOL DENIM DAYS

My Favorite Looks from NYFW Fall ‘15

21 February 2015 ·

1. J. Crew - I love the effortless pairing of contrasting colors and materials.


2. Elizabeth and James - I love that the accessories took center stage at this show. The update on their signature backpack is to die for.


3. Alice and Olivia - I like that this collection feels like a period piece, yet is still young and hip. Plus, my regular readers know that I’m a sucker for great over-the-knee boots. 


4. Tommy Hilfiger - This collection, which took place on a football field, was no doubt a crowd favorite. I’m always a fan of sophisticated, athletic-inspired looks. 


5. Proenza Schouler - Only PS could make fishnet look insanely chic.


6. BCBG Max Azria - I love all the little details in these looks. Oh yeah, and more over-the-knee boots. I think they’re here to stay!


Did one of these looks make it into your favorites?

*All images from NY Mag

Easy Greek Yogurt Frozen Banana Bites

30 January 2015 ·

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Nowadays, so many fashion bloggers are writing on topics other than just fashion. I thought I’d join the trend and try a recipe post. Although, this recipe is so easy I’m not sure it’s even fair to call it a recipe. This healthy snack is so simple to prepare and is great for satisfying a sweet tooth. Actually, this recipe satisfies three important conditions I look for when cooking: easy, healthy, and inexpensive. You might even have all the ingredients on hand already.

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Ingredients:

- Ripe bananas (I used three)
- Greek yogurt of your choice (I used non-fat vanilla)
- Optional: dried fruit, nuts, shredded coconut, etc. (I used cranberries)

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Step 1: Slice bananas.

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Step 2: Coat bananas generously with yogurt.

Step 3: Sprinkle on a topping if you’d like. 

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Step 4: Freeze for about 30 minutes, then enjoy!

Let me know what you think. 

Campus Cool

23 January 2015 ·

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Topshop skort and jacket | Tory Burch boots | Milly backpack | Ray Ban glasses

These pictures were taken in the DePaul University quad. I decided to pair my favorite skort from summer with fleece-lined tights. Winter fashion tip: Pick up some fleece tights in a few different colors. I swear these things are warmer than wearing pants. 

Denim Days

16 January 2015 ·

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Topshop jacket | Target sweater | J Brand Jeans | Rebecca Minkoff bag | Stuart Weitzman boots

It feels good to be back in Chicago and back to my wardrobe of cozy layers. This sherpa-lined Topshop denim jacket is a newly acquired favorite of mine. Its a welcome alternative to my over-worn leather jackets. 

On a side note, I apologize in advance if I don’t post as frequently in the next couple months. This is mostly because it has been freezing out which makes it hard to wear anything besides a giant coat. Also, my school schedule is a bit crazy this quarter. So, I’ll try to document what I wear as often as possible. 





New Year’s in Vegas

03 January 2015 ·

In my suitcase: Topshop bralet, skirt, flats, and heels | Victoria’s Secret underwear | Too Faced Everything Nice palette and la crème lipstick | Kiss eyelash adhesive 


In a giant shoe at the Cosmo
Riding in style from the airport

Britney Spears concert
Grilled cheese and tomato soup by the fire, right before I attempted to ice skate



I was lucky enough to spend New Year’s in Las Vegas with one of my best friends. Over a few days, we sat front row at a Britney Spears concert, went ice skating, and watched fireworks from our balcony at the Cosmopolitan. There was also plenty of time for shopping. 

Day to Night #CosmopolitanChic

17 December 2014 ·

Cosmopolitan Las Vegas Style

In collaboration with The Cosmpolitan Las Vegas, I’ve styled two #CosmopolitanChic outfits to take you from day to night at The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas. The Cosmopolitan is the hippest hotel in Vegas and is the perfect venue to spend New Year’s Eve. A classic lace hem skirt from Topshop will transition you seamlessly from a day of brunch, shopping and relaxing to a NYE party at the Marquee night club. Do a quick change into a metallic bralet; swap boots for heels, then you’re ready to go. Shop the looks below.

AFA-Approved Gifts

11 December 2014 ·

Wish List

Some of these gifts might be too pretty to give away. There’s nothing wrong with treating yourself to something sparkly this holiday season. To shop these gifts and more, click here. I’ve rounded up nearly 100 perfect presents for everyone on your wish list. 


Topshop Top Coat

04 December 2014 ·

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Struggles of the Windy City
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Topshop coat | Express sweater | Paige jeans | H&M boots | Rebecca Minkoff bag

I believe that great winter style starts and ends with great outerwear. I have been wearing this Topshop coat too often lately. It has that effortless, borrowed from the boys look and is surprisingly warm. While taking these pictures, I made some new squirrel friends. Also, see me posing with my duck friends here.