Chicago Style

In the short time we spent in Chicago, I noticed some trends in what the girls there were wearing. The style seems to be a little more conservative than New York, but I liked how the fashion seemed super-practical (rain gear), while still stylish. Here’s what I noticed:
1. Hunter Boots are HUGE there. Almost every single girl we passed was wearing them, especially on Monday morning commuting to work (while we were on the train to the airport). Mostly everyone was wearing traditional colors like black, gray or green.
2. Skinny jeans and pants were a necessity, mostly because of the boots.
3. Classic Trench Coats look good on everyone. I saw a big range of styles and sizes, and they always made the wearer look more serious and pulled-together.
4. Practical Totes that are not boring were really popular. The colors everywhere were pretty muted and neutral, but most of the totes I saw were colorful.
5. Beats Headphones were all over the place.

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My Favorite Color

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One of my favorite things about February has always been all the pink that turns up everywhere. It’s also the time of year when spring clothes start to pop up in stores, and I’m definitely planning on adding some pink to my closet in the next few weeks. Here are some of my favorites:

– Rock Star Colored Jeggings
Juicy Couture Super Straw Pailette Clutch
Kate Spade Juliana Too Flats
Lilly Pulitzer Critter Earrings
Draped Snail Tank

Kate Spade now at Rent the Runway!

One of my favorite sites, Rent the Runway, now carries one of my favorite brands – Kade Spade!All of the dresses can be rented for $75 or under, and I am absolutely obsessed with the yellow beaded necklace.Rent the Runway is also giving away a $1200 gift card to Kade Spade, and you can enter to win here. Good Luck!

I made a skirt!

So I finished my first summer sewing project and actually wore it to work yesterday:

(This picture is at the end of the day, so it’s a little wrinkly). I did a basic straight skirt with a covered elastic waist and it took a little over an hour.

Now I’m looking for some cool fabric to make more!

Dresses – Rent the Runway?

One of my best friends is getting married in May (YAY!), and I have been hunting for a cute dress to wear for the big day. My cousins are big friends of Rent the Runway, and I am thinking it might be the way to go for awesome, easy special occasion dresses. Here are some of my favorites:

One – Tracy Reese Love Story Dress
Two – Shoshanna It’s My Birthday Dress
Three – Shoshanna Beaded Necklace Halter Dress

Four – Nicole Miller Steppin’ Out Dress
Five – Milly Sienna Sequin Stripe Dress
Six – Lilly Pulitzer Citrus Candy Cane Dress

Seven – Lilly Pulitzer Lemon Sorbet Dress
Eight – Badgley Mischka New York Wonder Dress
Nine – Alice by Temperly Cobalt Cyclone Dress