Archives for May 2013

Madewell Shopping Party

I’ve been a fan of Madewell for a long time and even blogged about visiting their store for the first time here. So recently when the local store contacted me to host a private shopping party for my friends, I was on board right away.  They set up cupcakes, a candy bar and some beverages for us to enjoy while we shopped.  I think I can safely assume that everyone left there that night with a sugar high and a bag of adorable Madewell merchandise.  Thanks to Madewell and all the amazing staff at the Old Orchard Store.  It was such a fun night!

Memorial Weekend Sales!!

I leave tomorrow morning for my month in Asia.  I’m beyond excited to be reunited with my family and also to eat my way through Seoul and Manila.  I’m honestly not sure how much I’ll be able to update this blog during my vacation but I will definitely be posting on instagram, so please follow me there!  
On another note, Memorial Day Weekend is one of my favorite shopping weekends of the year.  So many great sales going on that I wanted to share with you all.  Happy shopping!
20% off your entire order and free shipping/returns! Ends Sunday.
Up to 40% off regular priced items
Half Yearly Sale! 
Up to 40% off designer sale items
Extra 30% off sale items
25% off everything with code HONOR25. Ends Monday

Tribal Embellished Shorts

Aritzia White Shirt  |  Zara Stones Embroidered Shorts  |  Michael Antonio Nude Sandals (only $30!)  
Celine Luggage Tote  |  Celine Cocoon Sunglasses  |  ASOS, Cartier, GlamRocks Rings

These tribal shorts are absolutely stunning in person.  The intricate detailing and beading is eye-catching and also very on trend.  I love a crisp white shirt and with bottoms this complicated (in the best possible way), it’s  the perfect compliment.  I kept the shoe and bag neutral and clean.

Speaking of shoes, can we talk about these nude sandals for a second? I got them on Piperlime for $45 but most sizes are sold out.  But then, I found them at 6pm for only $30 and stocked in every size!! The classic, nude ankle strap heel that everyone is wearing these days but with a snake print to add a little sumthin’ sumthin’.  With sandals this high and flimsy, the fit is important so you don’t feel like your feet are sliding all over the place.  These fit snug and comfortably so you can strut with peace of mind.  You’re welcome!

Fun Day with Ugg Australia

Recently, I was contacted by Ugg Australia to come visit their local store.  Living in Chicago, where we have our fair share of snowy days, I’m very familiar with the Ugg brand.  The boots are somewhat of a necessity for both adults and children trying to stay warm during the long winter months.  
I will admit though, that I didn’t know anything about their other styles and wasn’t sure what to expect.  Spoiler alert: I was very pleasantly surprised!
Here I am at the store (909 N. Rush St Chicago) checking out some of their new Spring collection.  Can you believe these shoes are from Ugg Australia? Who knew? Aside from being cute and on trend, I will say that like the boots, the quality of the sandals were excellent.

Check out my HOT sandals? I was so torn between getting these sky high platforms or a more practical flat. In the end, the practical side of me won but I’m still thinking about those sandals!!!

Here we are with store managers, Tim and Sarah who were so helpful and fun. If it weren’t for the second part of our day, I probably would have overstayed my welcome and just hung out there all day with them!

Ta Da! Check out our new kicks!

Next, they sent us to the zoo to enjoy the rest of the day with our new shoes.
Can I just say I’m kind of in love with my new Ugg Australia studded flats? Not only are they chic from the outside, but the inside is lined with that same sheepskin we know and love!

A big thank you to Ugg Australia for such a memorable day!

Dressed Up Crop Top Look

 Mossimo Crop Top (similar)  |  Club Monaco Pencil Skirt (similar)  |  Mackage Leather Jacket (similar)
Chanel Handbag  |  L.A.M.B. Shoes (similar)  |  ASOS Rings  |  LUV AJ Crystal Cross Necklace

You know those moments when you just can’t seem to write anything of value?  I’m having one of those moments…it could be the late hour or that second glass of wine but whatever the case, I’m at a loss for words so I’ll keep this short and sweet.
I wanted to do a sexy, sleek look for the last outfit featuring the crop top.  I kept everything very black and minimal.  That is all.
Here is the 3 day summary of looks using the same crop top.  Through this experiment, I realized that a bustier crop top can very well become an essential staple to one’s closet.  An epiphany for sure.