Hit the Town – Tribal Wedges

I love interesting patterned shoes—like these tribal wedges—for the simple reason that you don’t have to think too hard about the rest of your outfit.  The easiest way to wear them is to keep it simple and let the shoes stand out.

Thanks for reading! :)

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tribal 4Shoes:  Mia  /  similar ($55)
Jacket:  H&M  /  similar ($89)
Shirt:  Limited ($15)
Pants:  Old Navy ($35)
Sunglasses:  Ray Ban ($140)
Bag:  Rebecca Minkoff ($295)

Date Night – Scalloped Detail

Easy, breezy sheath dresses are my go-to summer date night look.  I especially love when I find one with unique texture or detail, like this scalloped version.

Hope you’re having a great week :)

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scallop 5Dress:  Max Studio /  similar ($59) or ($59)
Shoes:  Nine West ($60)
Bag:  Rebecca Minkoff ($295)
Earrings:  Forever21  /  similar ($5)
Bracelets:
Forever21  /  similar ($5)
Banana Republic  /  similar ($18)
Stella & Dot  /  similar ($39)

Keep It Casual – To the Max

At the moment, I’m very into laid-back maxi dresses for casual summer weekends.  They are so easy to throw on & super comfortable.  If you’re short like me (5’4″ or shorter), you’ll probably need to hem most maxi dresses, but occasionally you can find them in a short/petite length.

Thanks for reading! :)

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to the max 5Dress:  Old Navy ($20)
Jacket:  Blank Denim  ($47)
Shoes:  Steve Madden  /  similar ($70)
Earrings:  Lou Lou Boutique  /  similar ($7)
Bracelet:  Forever21 /  similar ($5)
Bag:  Kooba  /  similar ($40)
Sunglasses:  Ray Ban ($140)

Day to Night – Striped Shirt

Few things in my closet are more versatile than my striped shirt.  With a quick change of accessories, this top and jeans combo can go seamlessly from day to night.

Thanks for reading! :)

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Shirt:  Forever21  /  similar ($14)
Jeans:  Hudson ($187)

Day Look:
Scarf:  World Market  /  similar ($17)
Shoes:  Steve Madden  /  similar ($44)
Bag:  H&M  /  similar ($30)
Sunglasses:  Ray Ban ($140)

Night Look:
Necklace: BaubleBar  /  similar ($42)
Shoes:  Amanda Smith  /  similar ($55)
Bag:  Banana Republic  /  similar ($158)
Sunglasses:  LOFT  /  similar ($25)

Closet Tip – Mix, Don’t Match

A tough military jacket, a preppy striped tee, a girly statement necklace, and glam metallic wedges.  Wearing pieces that contrast can make for much more interesting outfits.

Try looking at your closet for things that don’t seem to go together.  You just might be surprised.

Thanks for reading! :)

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Jacket:  H&M  /  similar ($40)  or  similar ($78)
Top:  J. Crew  /  similar ($15)
Jeans:  Hudson ($187)
Shoes:  H&M  /  similar ($85)
Necklace:  BaubleBar ($36)
Bag:  Rebecca Minkoff ($295)

Make It Work – Bold & Blue

Bold colored trousers can definitely work for work.  The easiest way to wear them?  Keep everything else fairly neutral.

Hope you’re having a great week!

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Top:  Limited / similar ($25)
Pants:  LOFT  /  similar ($70)
Shoes:  Tory Burch  /  similar ($99)
Earrings:  Forever21  /  similar ($15)
Bracelet:  Banana Republic  /  similar ($25)
Sunglasses:  Gucci ($325)
Bag:  Louis Vuitton

Keep It Casual – Love Leather

The last two weekends have been awesome, allowing me to put away my heavy parka and break out my lighter leather jackets.  I can’t wait until it gets just a little bit warmer so I can pair them with breezy spring dresses.

Have a great Monday! :)

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Coat:  Banana Republic  /  similar ($266)
Sweater:  H&M  /  similar ($20)
Shoes:  Steve Madden  /  similar ($60)
Jeans:  Hudson ($187)
Earrings:  Target ($5)
Sunglasses:  Ray Ban ($140)
Bag:  Chanel

Date Night – Soft + Structured

You can never go wrong pairing a soft blouse with jeans & heels.  Structured jewelry & a blazer gives the outfit just enough edginess.

Thanks for reading! :)

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Jacket:  Kenna-T  /  similar ($78)
Blouse:  H&M  /  similar ($58)
Jeans:  Hudson ($187)
Shoes:  Nine West ($60)
Sunglasses:  Prada ($245)
Bracelets:  Forever21 ($6), similar ($17)
Earrings:  Forever21  /  similar ($5)
Bag:  Chanel

Keep It Casual – Pastels

The weather finally felt like spring this weekend, and nothing says spring like pastels.  Mint & coral are two of the hottest colors for spring 2013, and I love how they look when paired together (they also happened to be very appropriate colors for Easter :) ).

Thank you for reading!

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Sweater:  Old Navy  /  similar ($72)
Shoes:  Amanda Smith  /  similar ($55)
Jeans:  Hudson ($187)
Bag:  Rebecca Minkoff ($295)
Necklace:  Forever21 ($11)
Bracelet:  Forever21 ($6)
Bracelet:  Forever21  /  similar ($9)
Headwrap:  Forever21  /  similar ($4)
Sunglasses:  LOFT  /  similar ($14)

Trending – Little White Dress

A little white dress is a must have for spring/summer (I just bought this eyelet version).  Dress it up with a statement necklace & wedge sandals, or dress it down with a denim jacket & flats.

If it were only warm enough in Chicago to wear this now… :)

Trending - The Little White Dress

From left:  Old Navy ($25), Limited ($49), C.Luce ($119), Jessica Simpson ($128)

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