Gingham Sundress’s

Gingham Sundress’s

Hi! I’m back with another post on gingham. This year I’ve been loving gingham but I promise I will be doing more posts on other trends, I just had to share this super cute dress with you guys. I got this dress a bit ago but it’s still in stores at express. It comes in many different colors and prints. I saw a lot of other bloggers wearing this dress and I just had to get it. I found that it looks super flattering on and slims the legs. I paired it with some black espadrilles. By the way, I’ve been wearing these espadrilles none stop since I got them and they have made it to my summer staples list! For the bag, I paired my favorite Kate Spade cross body.

Dress: Express Bag: Kate Spade Shoes: Steve Madden

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Fun Bow Shorts for Summer

Fun Bow Shorts for Summer

Hi everyone! I’m back with a post I am super excited to share with you guys. Chicago is now warming up slowly and I’m busting out all my summer clothes but I got these shorts recently while I was in New York and I wanted to share them with you. I’d been looking for a cute pair of tie shorts that fit me for soo long and when I saw them in Express I had to pick them up. If you are more petite, I definitely suggest checking these shorts out because its always hard to find something that fits comfortably and isn’t to big on me. They also come in a bunch of colors, I got the simple white and pinky tones striped ones. To focus the outfit on the shorts I wore a black cotton tank top tucked in. To finish the outfit off I wore these totally cool platform espadrilles. They matched so well with the black and the theme of the outfit. Also, I never have talked about my jewelry before because I frequently wear the same jewelry. For the most part but my go-to necklaces are my monogram necklace from Nordstrom or my Kendra Scott necklace. For earrings it’s mostly pearls every day because you can’t go wrong with pearls. My watch is also from Cluse watches,  I have the small rose gold watch.

Shorts: Express Top: Old Navy Shoes: Steve Madden

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Hot Pink for Hot Days

Hot Pink for Hot Days

Happy summer! Chicago is finally catching up on the weather and it’s not freezing anymore. Now that it’s not freezing it’s sooo hot. This inspired me to write the post, a casual outfit perfect for the heat. I wanted my hair to be out of the way so I did these Fishtail braids. This was a struggle for me at first. I’m really bad at braiding my own hair, but after a few tries, I got it! This is a great hairstyle for girls with curly hair on a humid day or for if your swimming because it helps keep your hair back. I got this tank top at express a while ago, and I’ve been so excited to wear it and I was finally able to. This top is super light and airy which was perfect for the heat. It also crosses in the back and ties. I paired these with some jean shorts from Zara. I’ve been wearing these shorts non stop, they are distressed and high wasted so they are great to wear with crop tops. They also fully cover the butt. One of my pet peeves is when shorts show little butt cheeks. I then threw on a pair of my favorite sandals from J.Crew. I got a pair two years ago and I wore them non stop and they started to look a little worn but I loved them so much that I went back and got another pair this year. Normally my sandals only last about summer if I wear them a lot and these lasted so long and were super comfy so I definitely suggest you pick up a pair.

Shoes: J.Crew Top: Express  Express Similer Shorts: Zara

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Gingham and Ruffles

Gingham and Ruffles

I’m super excited to share this outfit because its finally getting warm here in Chicago and I’m busting out all my warm weather clothes. I recently went to New York (why I haven’t been posting lately) and I did so much shopping. I couldn’t wait to share all the new outfits with you guys. These pants were defiantly at the top of my list to share with you because the minute I saw them in a store I knew I loved them! They’re light cotton and very soft, perfect for summer. I’ve been looking for a Gangnam print pair of pants for a while now and I found these were perfect. They even have a cute ruffle detailing on the pockets. Since these pants are definitely a statement I focused the rest of the outfit around them. I paired a plain cotton white tank top and a simple pair of low block heels. I got these pants at Zara and while looking through their website. I found that they have so many great pairs of pants to choose from for summer. (all links below)

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Pants: Zara Shoes: Similar Top: Old Navy

Easy and effortless

Easy and effortless

As I was thinking of outfit idea’s to show you guys, I thought of some of the go-to outfits that I always wear if I need a quick, effortless outfit. This outfit is super basic but you can change it in so many different ways. Here I’m wearing these super cool wax jeans with zippers on the ankles, I choose these because they add a little more to the outfit rather than a plain pair of jeans. A huge staple for any wardrobe is plain t-shirts, my favorite place to get t-shirts is j.crew/ j.crew factory and Madewell. The fit of your t-shirt is actually super important because if you have the wrong fit it can create an illusion that can negatively change the proportions of your body.  This is something I suggest to everyone to try different styles and decide which they gravitate to the most because it makes a huge difference. This is a great outfit you can throw on quickly as well as a pair together with pretty much anything to get many different looks.

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Sweatshirt Dresses for Spring

Sweatshirt Dresses for Spring

As spring approaches I’m starting to slowly wear warmer weather items. When its warm out I love to wear dresses but when its still a little cold out dresses are not the most practical thing. This is where I love sweatshirt dresses, they’re cozy and girly while still warm. Here I’m wearing this gray one with cute tie cross details on the shoulders. Since this is a casual look I paired this with some slip on’s. I definitely suggest getting a pair of slip on’s for spring, they are so comfortable and they don’t look as bulky like a lot of sneakers. The ones I’m wearing here are from Van’s, I have another pair in white also. Since slip on’s have been super popular in the last couple of years, so many brands make them but I would recommend Vans or Steve Madden. I couldn’t find my dress anywhere to link it but I linked some super similar ones below.

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Dresses: Forever 21 Forever 21 Nordstrom Bloomingdales  Slip on’s: Vans Steve Madden
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Spring Transitioning sweater

Spring Transitioning sweater

As spring is coming slowly, I’ve started to plan some outfits. In Chicago we don’t get much of spring its really only a week or two, then it goes from unbearably cold to hot as heck. Since we still have spring months and everyone really just wants to break out white and shorts, I decided to blog about some transition outfits so hopefully, this is useful to wherever you live. Here I’m wearing an adorable white sweater with side ties. This sweater is a great transitional piece because it would look super cute with jeans as well as a pair of shorts, depending on the weather. Here I paired it with just a pair of black coated jeans and some knee-high boots. I love these boots, I would definitely recommend adding a pair of these to your wardrobe. These boots go along with the trend of the thigh-high boots but, they stop just above the knee. I found I love these because they elongate my legs more than thigh high boots.

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My Denim Staple’s

My Denim Staple’s

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I’m super excited to share this post because denim is one of my favorite things ever. It was hard to choose just a couple of pairs that are my staple’s but I did it. I picked out all the denim I could not live without and what I believe everyone should have in their closet. I chose pretty basic category’s to show just a general idea of each type, but I think you can never have enough jeans.

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Joe’s Jeans

The plain skinny: Of course I had to start with the plain skinny jeans. These are as basic as it gets really. You can wear these with seriously almost everything and they look amazing. The pair I’m wearing here is from joe’s jeans and I 10/10 recommend, they are so soft and they fit perfectly. This type of jeans I would splurge on because you will defiantly get your money’s worth.

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Joe’s jeans

The black skinny: Black skinny jeans are defiantly something everyone should have in their closet. If you have the right fit they make your legs look so long and slim. This is another one I would suggest splurging on because you wear them so much you want them to be comfortable and good looking. Mine are from Joe’s and I would defiantly recommend.

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American Eagle

The Ripped Skinny: I love to wear ripped jeans when I’m wearing something plainer or want to add something more to my outfit. For ripped jeans whether or not to splurge is kind of blurry in my opinion, because if you wear them enough you want a comfortable, a good looking pair, but in my experience, the rip’s and distressing tend to fall apart and not look as good anymore. This pair is from American Eagle and they are ok but the denim is kind of itchy and the fit is not the best but for the price they are pretty ok.

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American Eagle

The boyfriend Jean: Boyfriend jeans in the past couple of years have really started to make more of an appearance. I love them, they are so comfortable and they look great. This pair is from American Eagle. Normally I’m not a fan of American Eagle jeans but I’ve had these for a while now and they are still as soft and comfortable as when I bought them.

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American Eagle

Statement jeans: Now this one I was hesitant to put in because I don’t think statement jeans are essential to everyone’s closet but I think they are still fun so I added them anyways. My style is pretty much made up of basic’s so I don’t normally buy jeans like these but when I saw them I had to have them. I thought they are were so cool. They’re ripped but they have these designs printed on them and patches placed everywhere. These are something I would defiantly save on because you’re not going to get as much wear out of them because they are memorable so you can’t wear them too often.

Ruffles for Valentines Day

Ruffles for Valentines Day

I’m so excited for Valentines Day because it’s another excuse to dress up wear tons of pink and red. Since date night is the route most people take for Valentines Day I used this as my inspiration for this outfit. For this outfit, I actually did something I’ve never done before, but I’ve seen been done. This top here is really…a dress. When I first saw this be done I thought I would never bring my self to do it. But here we are, when picking this outfit out I just couldn’t resist. All I did was tuck a short fitted dress into a skirt. Then I just paired it with a pair of black heels and there we go. I challenge you to try this to change things up a bit and its a great way to rewear dresses in a new way (we all know we have those dresses we only have worn once but can’t find a way to wear them). Also, of course, I couldn’t find this dress anywhere (I originally got it from Bloomingdales) but you can really do this with any dress, but I linked another dress any way that I thought would look just as good. Happy Valentine’s day!

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Dress: Bloomingdales Nordstrom Skirt: H&M Heels: Steve Madden

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Cozy Weekend lounging!

Cozy Weekend lounging!

For all those who live in cold climate’s, I feel your pain! This winter in Chicago has been super out of the ordinary, it’s either super cold or super warm. But on those cold days, you can bet I’ll be inside sitting next to the heater. I wanted to share one of my favorite outfits to wear on those cold weekends that you’re just running errand’s and sitting at home. I’m wearing a super cozy pullover sweatshirt, which has super cute pockets. The pockets are not like regular hoody pockets and they are only little squares but they add a lot to a plain white sweatshirt. This sweatshirt is by Kenneth Cole but for the life of me I can not find it anywhere online, so I linked similar tops below. My leggings are just plain cotton camo leggings from Aritzia. I love these, they’re so soft. Of course to finish any cozy outfit you have to have the socks, I linked my favorite pairs of socks below also.

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Tops: zella sweater Nike top  Calvin Klein Sports BraLeggings: Aritzia Socks: Ugg socks Yaktrax socks 

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