My favorite murals

 

Decided to check out two of my favorite murals today in Wicker Park – I love the art in Chicago! The lower one by our friend Laura Berger is so sweet and summery. Perfect for the bright and warm day we’re having today. I needed to keep my outfit easy to walk around. This tunic top is a great layering piece and these booties are my favorite AND they’re vegan!

OUTFIT DETAILS
Serene Tunic Top – Simply Be
Leggings – Torrid
Tank Top – Forever 21+
Silver Boots – BC Footwear

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.

OUTFIT DETAILS
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!

OUTFIT DETAILS
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

Easy Sunday Black Midi Dress

I scored this amazing easy midi dress from Old Navy last year. It has become one of my staple garments in my closet – easily dressed up or down and it’s just so comfortable to wear. I’m really bummed they’re not making this dress anymore – I would easily buy another 5 just to always have it in my closet.

also I cut my bangs a bit shorter – I’m loving this style as I’m working on growing out my hair

OUTFIT DETAILS
Black Midi Dress – Old Navy – Size 2XL
Open Toe Shoes – Korks – Size 11
Necklace – I wish i could recall the vendor I got this from at Renegade Chicago this holiday. It’s one of my favorite pieces
Glasses – SEE Eyewear

Striped Sweater

This weekend was spent with friends and there was lots of PLANTS involved. The best being the morning we all spent at the Garfield Park Conservatory.

I haven’t purchased new clothes in so long, but CityChic just had a fantastic little sale and I snagged this super soft oversized striped sweater for casual weekend days. I love it so much and I’m also so happy to have some new items in my wardrobe.

So we’re back in action sort of here at InTheThickOfIt. at least for now. I hope to interact with some more folks. I’m trying to build up my instagram a bit too – so make sure to follow me there – I post lots of day-to-day stuff. It’s not as curated.

Yes my hair is longer. Yes I’m fatter. Yes I am happy.

OUTFIT DETAILS
Striped Sweater – Sz L – City Chic
Denim – Sz 18 – Kut from Kloth
Silver Boots – BC Boots
Glasses – SEE Eyewear
Necklace – local boutique AdHoc
Bag – Vintage Coach