Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Day Off: Causing Casualties

So today was my day off and thought I'd get a little crazy/casual and wear jeans. I think it's been months since I've been in jeans. This is definitely one of my most casual outfits but I just love it's simplicity. Ironically this is probably one of my most expensive outfits. I just got these 7 For All Mankind jeans, I bought them entirely on a whim, and cant get enough of them. They fit the best and are the most comfortable pair of jeans I've ever worn, they were definitely worth the investment (they were just shy of $200). What's the most you'd ever spend on an excellent pair of jeans?  

Michael Kors shades are from TJ Maxx ($20). The earrings are a fave from Francesca's ($12). The scarf is an old thrift ($1). My striped blouse is from Ann Taylor that I got on clearance ($16). I got the 7 For All Mankind jeans at Cusp ($194). Finally I got my flats from Ideeli ($20).
Total out of pocket: $262

Thank you Nate for taking the quick pics!

Monday, September 3, 2012

I'm Back: My First of Many Chicago Blog Posts

I'm back from my hiatus with my first Chicago blog post! I'm all moved in and am loving all the new changes in my life. There's still much to be done to the apartment but it's getting closer to feeling "home." I'm extremely enjoying my new position with Neiman Marcus, it's showing to be such a wonderful community to be apart of. If you're in Chicago this Thursday evening be sure come by Neiman Marcus for our fabulous Fashion's Night Out fashion show. And if you're a fellow Chicago blogger please feel welcome to contact me and say "hi!" I love meeting new people and would love to get the scoop on all the best boutiques and thrift shops in town. Where ever you're at this Thursday enjoy your city's own Fashion's Night Out, I can just feel it's going to be a spectacular one!

My most cherished piece here is the straw hat which I got from my favorite KC antique mall ($10). The green and navy color block cardigan I've only just now worn, I got it a few month ago at Target ($30). It's by one of their guest designers, Miami by The Webster. The flats are Calvin Klein from Macy's ($60). The MK shades are from TJ ($20). I got the earrings from Francesca's ($12). And finally the blouse and shorts are both vintage pieces ($2+$10).
Total out of pocket: $144  

Hat also seen here
Blouse also seen here
Shorts also seen here

Thank you to my oh so sweet brother/roomie for taking the pictures.