Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Trusty Skirt (See Jane Wear)

otk boots
ASOS sweater, Gap skirt (similar here and here), Stuart Weitzman boots (also here),
Illesteva sunglasses, Chanel bag
Every fall, I bust out this black mini skirt.  I think it was probably about $20 on sale, from the Gap, but it's a trusty, old steed and I know I can depend on her when the going gets tough.  I even wore it while pregnant before I really started to pop!  Yes, I can depend on this random, old Gap skirt; in fact, our relationship has lasted about 5x longer than most Bachelor couples.

Take a trip down memory lane and see this skirt worn here, here, here & here.

photos by Iron & Honey

fall outfit

stuart weitzman lowland boots

Monday, September 28, 2015

Smooth Transition (See Jane Wear)

white culottes fall outfit
Topshop top (similar here and here), 1.State culottes (similar)Manolo pumps,
Saint Laurent bag + sunglasses
I have a secret: it's not hard to transition from summer to fall.  The weather doesn't change suddenly, so why would you?  Keep wearing open-toed shoes, but throw on a leather jacket.  Can't wait to wear a turtleneck? (Me neither)  Keep it sleeveless!  (Hint: layer it up once it actually gets cold.)  Still love white?  Seriously, wear it all year round.

Take your time when adding on the layers and go slow; you'll get the most out of your wardrobe and winter is long enough as it is (at least for the midwest and northeast..!).

photos by Iron & Honey

topshop sleeveless turtleneck

fall transition outfit

Thursday, September 24, 2015

InstaStyle (See Jane Wear)

fall style outfit
Paige jeans, Zara sweater (similar here and here), Zara boots (similar here and here),
Mansur Gavriel bag, Saint Laurent sunglasses
Not all outfits I wear make it to the blog (shocking, I know).  I often do take a quick picture of most things I wear, though, so be sure to follow along on instagram to see my real-life outfits! Most are from work, because let's be real--if I'm home watching a Lifetime movie marathon or at the park with Harry, I'm in in sweats.

Monday, September 21, 2015

All Business (See Jane Wear)

iro blazer paige distressed jeans
Paige jeans, Zara tank (old but similar), IRO blazer (similar here and here and here),
Steve Madden heels, Saint Laurent sunglasses, Celine bag
Do you ever feel more powerful when you're wearing a blazer AND heels?  Maybe it's just my version of a power outfit.  Heels make you stand a little straight and walk a little taller; blazers--they just mean 'business' to me.  Et voilĂ  - my power outfit!  What's yours?

black and white outfit

celine trapeze paige jeans iro blazer outfit

Friday, September 18, 2015

KISS (See Jane Wear)

equipment blouse frame jeans
Equipment shirt, Frame jeans, Gap belt, M Gemi flats, Celine bag, Paige leather jacket

I had no idea that KISS was an acronym for 'Keep it simple, stupid.'  Did you?  Google teaches me so much each and every day.  But really, this is my KISS uniform; no thoughts, no reservations, just faking it 'til I make it.  Why get complex when it can be so simple?

Have a great weekend!

photos by Iron & Honey

frame denim outfit

black pointy flats, denim, and white blouse

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Family Photos - A Glimpse (See Jane's Family)

Do you know who deserves our utmost respect?  Family/children photographers.  I swear, they have the patience of saints.  Capturing a smiling, happy family is not easy when a toddler is involved.  Harry had a few meltdowns, but luckily, we were able to snap a few Kodak moments.  And come on, look at how proud Jerome is as the center of attention.

If you're in the greater Chicago area, I'd highly recommend Marena Beck Photography--she also did Harry's newborn photos.  Looking back at those, I cannot believe Harry was ever that small--it seems like a million years ago!

Monday, September 14, 2015

Extra Grey (See Jane Wear)

zara skirt, topshop tank, manolo blahnik
TopShop tank, Zara skirt (shop dark midi skirts HERE), Manolo Blahnik heels (shop gray pumps HERE), Saint Laurent sunglasses (shop YSL sunglasses HERE), Chanel bag (shop vintage Chanel bags HERE)

These warm, summer days are numbered, but I'm not going down without a fight.  It's easy to fantasize about fall and bundling up in cozy knits.  But guess what--those romantic, slightly chilly fall days last about 10 minutes.  You know what I'm not dreaming about?  Digging my car out of the street and taking the dog and baby outfit in sub-arctic temps.  Stop dreaming the summer away, Fall Idolizers!

Sorry--it's Monday.

gray tank, navy skirt, chanel bag, manolo blahnik pumps

Thursday, September 10, 2015

The Formal Maxi (See Jane Wear)

formal maxi dress outfit
L'Agence dress (black version on sale), Steve Madden heels (these are next on my list)
Gosh, I can't express my love enough for this dress.  I had it on my wish list for months before I decided to bit the bullet.  It's perfect for summer weddings but also formal, black-tie affairs due to it's silk fabrication and neutral colors.  Can't wait for this baby to hit the wedding circuit!

formal maxi outfit, l'agence

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

All Black, Almost Everything (See Jane Wear)

saint laurent cabas bag outfit, black pencil skirt
ASOS skirt (shop black pencil skirts here), ATM Anthony Thomas Melillo top (shop sleeveless turtlenecks here), J Crew shoes (shop similar Aquazzura heels here), Saint Laurent bag, RayBan sunglasses (shop wayfarer styles here)
I'm really not an "all black" kinda gal.  I love the color but I rarely wear it head to toe.  So, when I put on this outfit, I knew I needed one thing to pop against the blackness--enter my new work tote (it fits my MacBook perfectly!).  I am in love, and the beautiful gray is technically a shade of black, so I guess I am all black errthing.

black pencil skirt and sleevless turtleneck

all black errthing outfit

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Cold Shoulder (See Jane Wear)

white-jeans outfit summer
ASOS top (shop other off the shoulder tops here), Current/Elliott jeans (shop current/elliott jeans here),
 ShoeMint mules, Illesteva sunglasses (shop Illesteva sunglasses here),
Clare V clutch (shop Clare V clutches here)
Brrr.  Just me giving you the cold shoulder.

I'm just kidding!  I know off the shoulder tops seem to be everywhere right now, especially in the fashion blog world, but I've always had a thing for them (I have pictures from high school and 2008 to prove it).  It's only because I think I have a nice clavicle; yes, that's a thing and yes it's sad that it's my favorite body part.

Thoughts on off the shoulder tops?