It’s all about the Boots

Really there is nothing better than a statement boot this fall. I fell in love with this suede pair from Simply Be – the gorgeous bohemian-inspired embroidery in such bright colors. Perfect height for me – easy enough to walk around in and they just enhance a pair of jeans or leggings. I paired with a simple pair of “boyfriend” jeans, a waxed denim moto, a luxe but simple shirt and my favorite oversized scarf. A great look for any chilly fall day.

Embroidered Ankle Boots – (available up to size 11) from Simply Be
Catherine Jeans – Kut from Kloth
Black V-Rex T – Universal standard
Waxed Denim Moto – H&M+ (from many years ago sadly)
Lots of pins from some of my favorite makers like Robin Eisenberg and Sara M Lyons

Boots provided for review by Simply Be

Rose Blouse

Took a little stroll around the neighborhood today on the way to brunch. Just so happy that it really feels like fall finally and I can wear long sleeves again. This sheer rose colored shirt from Simply Be is a perfect transitional piece. The little tie details on the bell sleeve give it something special. It fits true to size and really looks luxe. Paired it with an easy faux-leather skirt and my favorite clutch. I hope you all have a perfect weekend!

Rose Tie Sleeve Blouse – Simply Be
Mosman Faux Leather Skirt – Universal Standard
Clutch – Directive Made
Shoes – Kork Ease
Rose Gold Metal Necklace – Maslo Jewelry
Glasses – SEE Eyewear

Shirt provided for review by SimplyBe

New York Outfits

I visited NYC for my birthday and I just wanted to share a few of my favorite pieces that I wore.

Outfit 1
Black Wrap Maxi Dress – Eloquii
Shoes – Kork Ease
Bag – Valhalla Brooklyn
Earrings – Powers Handcrafted
Glasses – SEE Eyewear

Outfit 2
Black Jumpsuit – Torrid
Bag/Backpack – Steve Madden
Sandals – Sorel
Glasses – SEE Eyewear

Outfit 3
Crepe Geneva Dress – Universal Standard
Bag/Backpack – Steve Madden
Ankle Boots – Lucky Brand
Necklace – gift/unknown
Glasses – SEE Eyewear

The pink-tinted hair

And just in case it wasn’t really clear from my last post – my hair is now toned the tiniest bit of pink.  Thanks Patrick from Fringe Salon Chicago for making my hair the most perfect hint of the color I love. 

My hair matched my entire outfit!

(and isn’t my basenji, Sailor the cutest?)

I’m still without a good camera, but I just had to share this recent photo of my hair.  It has faded to the perfect shade of pale pink. I love how pretty and bright it is – it looks especially great with all the black dresses I’ve been wearing lately.

Keep an eye out for an upcoming giveaway.  I’ve got a slew of goodies for two of my readers!  I cannot wait to share.

I promise some good photos from this weekend – Hope you all have a lovely one!

Coordinating outfits without being matchy matchy

While I never really want to MATCH my date, I think it is fun to go out while being arm candy for each other.  I had an entire evening planned with S and we wanted to look amazing.  His vintage floral shirt with skinny jeans and jewelry from topman paired well with my slightly 90s grown-up goth look.  

Oh and I had fun changing my forever 21 necklace to be an upside down cross – the wonders of altering your own jewelry! 🙂

My outfit
Dress  – H&M basics sz L
Tights  – Target 
Necklaces – Forever 21
Jacket – GAP
Shoes – Jeffrey Campbell Gene boots 

The sheerest of the sheer dress

Another new piece for my summertime looks.  Of course since it’s still quite cool in chicago, I’ve paired it with a lot of layers.  

This dress is so great for layering – I’ve got it here with leggings, but could easily also go over another dress, a slip, or even jeans.

Sheer Dress – Forever 21+ 2X
Camisole – St. Eve (nordstrom rack), XL
Leggings – Forever 21+ 2X
Boots – Vince Camuto
Jacket – GAP
Cross Necklace – Forever 21
Crystal bullet necklace – etsy
Pyramid earrings – Wilson/Clark imports
Glasses (both) – SEE 
Quartz Ring – Stone and Honey
Belt – Nordstrom Rack – 1X 
Hair by Heather of Black Hearts Hair House, Chicago 

Bounce with me

Last night was the Big Freedia show and i needed an outfit I could really dance in.  I bought these amazing fringe-edge booty shorts (below) to wear to the show

However, I couldn’t get any great photos last night, so I basically wore the same outfit today with different shorts and fishnets.

Shirt – Chanel 666 shirt – Sz XL from killercondoapparel 
Shorts – forever 21 – Sz 16
Fishnets – Target – Sz 1X
Necklaces – Forever 21
Boots – Vince Camuto (via nordstrom rack)
Denim Jacket – GAP – Sz XL