Archives for May 2013

Going Tribal

T by Alexander Wang t-shirt  |  Zara tribal skirt  |  Rag & Bone/Target cardigan

I love the vibrant colors, textures and patterns on this bold skirt.  I kept the rest of the look pretty neutral with a casual tee, tan sandals and a navy bag.  The weather has been beautiful here in Chicago but it can still get chilly when you’re in the shade.  So, I added this textured boyfriend cardigan to complete the look.

Other styling ideas: For daytime, a worn in denim jacket or chambray shirt could easily top this look as well.  For evening, I would pair it with a leather moto jacket (this Mackage version currently 33% off!!) or a white blazer.


Dressy Overalls

TopShop Overalls  |  Urban Outfitters Blouse  |  Schutz Pumps  |  Chanel Handbag  |  ebay Cap 

  When I saw that overalls were making a comeback, I definitely hesitated at first but in the end, I’m glad I took the plunge.  These overalls from Zara are actually a great fit and fit is absolutely essential with this trend.  
Today’s overalls are slimmer and sleeker than their counterparts from the 90’s, so I wanted to try dressing them up with a silk blouse, pointy toed pumps and a classic handbag.  One of the perks of having a blog is that it pushes me to take more risks with my personal style and pairing these items together definitely was a little out there for me.  But really, it’s just clothing and if you can’t have fun with it, then why bother, right?

Thanks for reading! 
Author: Jiye “Gia” Lee

Texture Games

Forever21 Sweater  |  7 For All Mankind Snakeskin Pants  |  J.Crew Necklace (similar)
Phillip Lim Sandals (similar)  |  Balenciaga Bag  |  Giles & Brother cuff

Pairing textured snakeskin pants with a textured sweater was a bit of a risk but I made it work by sticking to a monochromatic grey color scheme.  I’m kind of loving how the different textures are playing off each other and adding a lot of interest to an otherwise simple look.  I added my go-to nude sandals and finally a navy handbag for just the tiniest bit of color.  Now, go find some texture to play with!

Mother’s Day Giveaway

Mother's Day Giveaway
I’ve teamed up with a group of fabulous bloggers to bring you something very special for Mother’s Day. One very lucky reader will have the chance to win a $500 Visa Gift Card to buy their Mom (or themselves) a great Mother’s Day gift.
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The winner will be notified on Mother’s Day!

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