Dec 29, 2014

Checkered cape

Hello! We have enjoyed a snowless winter thus far (knock on wood!) in Chicago. Yesterday, when we took these pictures, the light was so beautiful in the afternoon that I had to take advantage of it. You can see my baby bump in these :) These are probably the first pictures we've taken where you can actually see it. So, second baby boy on the way... About the coat - I fell in love with it when I saw it on Asos. I love that it's a cape, but more importantly, I love the color of it. Fortunately, the weather has been allowing us to wear it, otherwise Chicago weather is not really making it easy to wear outerwear like that, as there are probably only a few days in the spring and fall that allow it. Hope your Holidays were lovely and a New Year 2015 brings wonderful things!

Wearing: Asos coat; Michael Kors leggings; Sam Edelman booties.

Dec 7, 2014

More summer looks...

One more summer look on the blog (I will have few more I think), as I have a good pile of photos taken over the summer that have just been sitting on my hard drive. We were on our way to a special birthday party that evening and we stopped on our way to take these photos. I am wearing one of my favorite, if not my favorite, black draped dress by All Saints. You can't really see the intricacy of the draping here, as it's covered by the vest, but you will... I wear this dress a lot and I am sure it will show up in more posts in the future. The vest is BCBG Max Azria purchased at Nordstrom Rack. I love shopping at Nordstrom Rack. Many years ago I would only go to purses and shoes sections and avoid the clothes, as it annoyed me how they were organized. I could never find anything and would just give up. Over the years though I learned which sections I need to go to and I usually don't bother going into others. Bargain shopping is so rewarding when you find something that is good quality and your style and you know you're paying a fraction of the original retail price. This vest cost only about $40! I am also wearing basic black 3/4 length leggings and Qupid shoes, which I bought on Amazon. I almost never buy any shoes on Amazon, but these caught my eye when I was shopping for something else and they cost only about $30 so I couldn't resist. They're not leather or any great quality material, but, let's face it, for those few times that I will wear these shoes, it was a purchase well worth it. I have to mention the ring too - I bought it on Etsy (another one of my favorite places to find some really good stuff); the seller was TheRogueAndTheWolf, and this one in particular cost about $20 (!) and I absolutely love it! They have some more items on Etsy, which are pretty amazing too. The ring is pretty fragile, so I wouldn't wear it everyday, only for special occasions, but for $20 you can't really ask for more. Such a statement piece. Make sure you visit the seller's page on Etsy. Thanks again for visiting!

Wearing: BCBG Max Azria vest; All Saints dress; Qupid booties.

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