Sunday, February 26, 2012


I have been happy in pastel shades as of late. My hair is kind of a color pallet. Pastels evoke thoughts of spring yes, but they also have that kind of faded cold feeling that blends right into chilly February days. Like this tired, sad air that has washed most the worlds color away. The drones of winter are just waiting for spring to bring the color back. A good sign spring ad color will be back soon? Salvation Army had 50% off all sweaters the otherday when I bought this yellow pastel one. I think this sweater is a perfect transition piece. Picture this same outfit no tights and now coat and hat when I leave the house.

Sweater-thrift, loafers- thrifted vintage Bass, romper- Free People.

Sunday, February 19, 2012


Just now finally taking the time to click through New York Fashion Week images on Something about new collections and being expected to follow what designers are doing is so tedious to me. I clicked around at the designers I usually like. Jeremy Scott... usually love his over the top, colorful, reference heavy collections but found this collection disguising with overdone cheap 90's and internet references. 3 piece Bart Simpson outfit? No thanks. Karen Walker who is usually a favorite for feminine, quirky, vintage-y looks, was a total bore in gray suiting with yellow details and played out leme and paisley dresses. Side note (I don't even feel like sharing pictures) Has Rodarte lost all the magic?

 What I did like....

Alice + Olivia

Chris Benz

Norma Kamali

Yup that's about it....

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


I think one is expected to play with hair color during teen years. In high school though, I kept my hair long and brown. Except one time when I put in that semi-permanent purple foam dye, which really made my hair red as I didn't bleach it first or anything.
Inspired by one to many editorial of pastel and/or rainbow hair, I had to try it for myself. My sisters helped me do this while I was in Detroit over the weekend, and I retouched the color a bit the other night. I have to say I am highly enjoying my color experimentation. Althogh, it is making dressing difficult as I feel that everything I put on has to play off my hair.
Also while back in Detroit I had a couple killer thrift trips. My sister and my mom are my favorite thrifting partners because they share my patience. I found these late 90's/early 2000's Silver bell bottoms that fit the exact criteria I have been searching for, for over a year. Meaning tight to the knee then big flare, and high waist. Woo!
 mesh blouse, lace wrap, jeans- thrift, sequin bandeau- F21 Heritage, glasses- Marc Jacobs.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Lake Effect

This mild winter is not what you would expect in Chicago. While there are people freezing in eastern Europe we are wearing our lightest coats with minimal bundling. This time last year, I was in New York and missed this same lake frozen and covered in snow. Anyway, accompanied by a yesterdays mild chill, I ventured lakeside to snap some photos. Due to procrastination I got there just before sunset. I wasn't able to capture the outfit details I was hoping for with the low light and ended up brightening these quite a lot in Photoshop. I had this fringed skip under the torn up tunic, and I really liked the way the fringe peaked beneath the shredded black fabric. It is hard to see here unfortunately

striped top-Free People, Socks, leggings, scarf- F21, self destroyed tunic, slip, and leather-used to be moms,  shoes- Jeffery Campbell, necklace- me.


Boots with the fur.

Apparently I want a pair of furry yeti books. It was a desire I did not recognize until I was aimlessly browsing Etsy.