15 July 2014

Jelly Shoes

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jelly sandals, urban outfitters jelly sandals, stuart weitzman jelly, billabong peasant blouse, denim drawstring short
jelly sandals, urban outfitters jelly sandals, stuart weitzman jelly, billabong peasant blouse, denim drawstring short
jelly sandals, urban outfitters jelly sandals, stuart weitzman jelly, billabong peasant blouse, denim drawstring short
jelly sandals, urban outfitters jelly sandals, stuart weitzman jelly, billabong peasant blouse, denim drawstring short

Jelly sandals are another trendy footwear option this summer.  Stuart Weitzman makes a pair, but the ones I’m wearing cost only $20 at Urban Outfitters!  As I mentioned in my previous post, Birkenstocks are tricky to wear.  Jellies, on the other hand, can be paired with just about anything. 

Peasant Blouse: Billabong, Shorts: BCBGeneration, Jelly Sandals: Cooperative


10 July 2014

Topshop ‘Stocks

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birkenstocks, topshop fancie sandals, topshop double strap sandals, how to pull of birkenstocks

After much contemplation, I gave in to the ‘stock trend.  I’m wearing Topshop’s version and they are quite comfy!  It’s no wonder why these affordable sandals are a current favorite among trendsetters.  But, if you’re thinking of getting on board, tread carefully.  Just because Birkenstocks are trending, doesn’t make it acceptable to wear them with any old outfit.  The look can easily enter granny territory if you don’t consider my rules below. 

How to Pull Off Birkenstocks:
  1. Pair your ‘stocks with a feminine ensemble 
  2. Keep additional accessories minimal and sleek
  3. Make sure to wear with a fresh pedicure to avoid man-toes
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28 June 2014

Win an imPRESS Manicure!


The first of many summer giveaways is here! Enter to win an imPRESS manicure. The press-on manicure is fast and easy to apply, and lasts up to a week. Enter the giveaway below and check back soon for more opportunities to win!

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15 June 2014

Bye Chicago

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topshop skirt, plaid, textured sweatshirt, milly backpack, what i wore, chicago fashion, california fashion, college fashion
topshop skirt, plaid, textured sweatshirt, milly backpack, what i wore, chicago fashion, california fashion, college fashion
topshop skirt, plaid, textured sweatshirt, milly backpack, what i wore, chicago fashion, california fashion, college fashion

I’m posting this as I wait in the airport for my flight home from Chicago.  Looking forward to a few months off with plenty of time to catch up on rest and blogging. 

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04 June 2014

Dorm Room/Apartment Shopping Guide

Dorm Room Shopping Guide 
Shop: Crap container, chair cover, pillow, toaster

Last summer, I published the first edition of my dorm room shopping guide.  To my surprise, it has been the most viewed post of all time on my blog.  Logically, I decided to have another go at the home decor category.  This guide follows the same format as the first edition; it’s basically just a compilation of a ton of really cute stuff, organized into a few categories. Enjoy!

Dorm Room Shopping Guide





Dorm Room Shopping Guide


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Dorm Room Shopping Guide






Dorm Room Shopping Guide


24 May 2014

Weekend Wear

A LWD is the new LBD. This white trapeze dress from Topshop is simply chic and flattering, and perfect for Memorial Day. Styling suggestions below.

Weekend Wear

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28 April 2014

19 April 2014

College Care Package

I received my third VoxBox from Influenster a few weeks ago.  My free goodies included NYC lipstick, Rimmel London foundation, Broadway Nails imPRESS manicure, a Pilot Acroball Pure White pen, Red Rose Tea water enhancer, and Playtex Sport Fresh Balance. 
The Red Rose Tea water enhancer is my favorite item out of the box.  Just one drop turns water into tea! The blackcurrant raspberry flavor I received is delicious! 
Selfie wearing Rimmel London Stay Matte foundation and NYC Expert Last lipstick.  The light ivory foundation was the perfect shade for my skin and the forever fuchsia lipstick is such a fun color for spring!
Broadway Nails imPRESS manicure - so quick and easy to apply!

27 March 2014

Shop My Spring Wish List!

Spring weather is still a few months away here in Chicago, but a girl can dream.  Shop all my spring favorites on my Pinterest wish list, here.  Shop My Spring Wish List!

23 March 2014

Apartment Photo Shoot

A rainy day look from a few weeks ago when I was testing out my camera’s self timer feature.  Living in Chicago, it’s not much of a treat to wear my rain boots.  I have been rotating wear between my three pairs of rubber boots for months now.  Snow, ice, and salt on the sidewalk is an unsafe condition for any footwear that can’t be wiped clean with a paper towel.    
hunter boots, yellow rain boots, milly backpack, cat dress,
hunter boots, yellow rain boots, milly backpack, cat dress,
hunter boots, yellow rain boots, milly backpack, cat dress,
hunter boots, yellow rain boots, milly backpack, cat dress,
Dress, tights: H&M, Boots: Hunter, Backpack: Milly




16 February 2014

Three Things I’m Loving Now

1. H&M Home - Update your interior space with these affordable, adorable finds.

2. The Blonde Salad for Steve Madden shoes - Italian fashion blogger, Chiara Ferragni, helped design these amazing shoes.  The cut-out boots are my favorite.
3. Pretty in Pink - Toughen up these girly pieces with a pair of Blonde Salad shoes.

13 February 2014

Chicago

I haven’t been doing outfit posts lately because I’ve been bundled up in my coat every day.  Negative temperatures don’t make for an exciting wardrobe.  Below are some pictures of my winter attire, Jamberry nails, and other stuff.
View from the Hancock tower
Jamberry manicure - these stick-on nail strips are quick and easy to apply!  Shop here.  Learn more about Jamberry here.
If you visit Chicago, you must stop by Wildberry Pancakes for the most delicious breakfast experience ever.

27 January 2014

Letter Sweater

This look is from a few weeks ago when I was home in California.  Meanwhile, in Chicago, school is cancelled today and tomorrow due to extremely cold temperatures.

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monogram sweater, letter sweater, hudson jeans, mirrored ray-bans, stuart weitzman zipit, ps1
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Sweater: Halogen, Jeans: Hudson, Bag: Proenza Schouler, Shoes: Stuart Weitzman, Glasses: Ray-Ban

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07 January 2014

Valentine’s Day Splurges

I know it’s a little early, but I couldn’t resist sharing my favorite pink and red-hued must-haves.  Plus, these splurge-worthy items can be worn all year long.

Valentine's Day Picks
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24 December 2013

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all my lovely readers.

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gap, metallic sweater, purple pants, proenza schouler, red hair, TOMS desert wedge, too faced holiday cosmetics, christmas fashion
gap, metallic sweater, purple pants, proenza schouler, red hair, TOMS desert wedge, too faced holiday cosmetics, christmas fashion
gap, metallic sweater, purple pants, proenza schouler, red hair, TOMS desert wedge, too faced holiday cosmetics, christmas fashion

Sweater: Gap, Pants: AG, Bag: Proenza Schouler, Wedges: TOMS (My apologies for wearing almost the same accessories two posts in a row!) Makeup: Too Faced

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