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Category Archive: Clothing


Events // Azeeza SS14 Shopping Weeekend


Hello, Lovelies! It’s been a little quiet on my end I know…I’m back in Chicago after my Aussie adventure and am still getting re-acquainted to being home (and that jet-lag coming back is NO JOKE I tell ya!)

Today’s post is for my Chicago people – Spring is finally here & one of my favorite local designers is holding an amazing Spring/Summer Party and Sale next weekend, the 17th-19th.  Azeeza’s pieces are beautiful and perfect for the upcoming Seasons – you don’t want to miss the fun. I’ll be on-site to do some hands-on styling on Saturday, so come see me and bring your friends!!



Azeeza Trunk Show

My Style // Bondi Whites


Wow, I just realized how long it’s been since I’ve done an outfit post (this was the last one)!! I guess I’ve enjoyed staying “behind the camera” for a bit, but the beautiful weather, fun fashion, and awesome street art here in Australia inspired me to get out there and have some fun in front of the lense. This all-white Manning Cartell look feels fresh and simple for Summer, and the cut-out details on the dress & lace panels on the top didn’t really need any extra color or super bold accessories to stand out. I topped off the look with my new favorite funky Karen Walker sunnies & my trusty Birkenstocks, of course!


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Shop the outfit: DressSunglasses, Birkenstock Sandals.

{Photos shot by Jena Gambaccini}


Style // Easy Denim


Denim…the eternal neutral, queen of comfort and understated sex-appeal. Ripped, short, long, skinny, loose, cuffed, denim-on-denim, dressed up & down – I love it all!! Who doesn’t have their favorite pair of jeans, right?

Spending the last 7 weeks here in Sydney has given me a whole new appreciation for the denim trend. The casual beach vibe here always welcomes a good pair of loose & worn-in denim shorts or boyfriend jeans with sandals or a fun heel for evenings. I’ve spotted some super cool leather-trimmed denim overalls (yes, sorta like the kind we used to wear in middle school…remember this post?!) and even a few pairs of updated “Hammer-Pants” inspired denim by local Aussie brand Bassike (not sure if I can get behind that trend – yet, at least.)

My current favorite denim brand is R13. They’re an Italian newcomer whose jeans are perfectly cut and super high quality. Their skinny jeans never lose their shape and are so flattering & comfy! If you’re on the hunt for some new denim, definitely check them out!

Below are a few of my favorite Pinterest shots of how to rock the relaxed denim trend in a variety of ways. My favorite thing about these images is that they prove that no matter how you style it, denim never takes itself too seriously…and that’s what dressing every day should be about anyway, right?


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Style Update // Lacey Triangles


I’d like to preface this post with an apology to the more well-endowed ladies out there. If you’re rocking anything larger than a c-cup, today’s topic may not be your cup of tea. Sorry, ladies!
Now for those of us with less volume in the chest area – let’s rejoice! The days of having to search for the perfect (uncomfortable) push-up, strapless, hidden-strapped, racer-backed bras are over! Enter the era of the pretty, no-underwire triangle lace bralet!! This trend already began last summer, but it’s definitely in full force now. The local ladies are rocking their visible, Lacey bra straps & side peeks proudly here in Oz, and come Summer, I’m sure the same will happen State-side. Yay to comfort & pretty lace details!


Lace Triangle Bras


Shop em’: One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six.


Style Update // Getting Sneaky


Sneaker trends are definitely changing for 2014! Last year was the year of the purist Nike-esque gym shoe. This year it’s all about the old school Slip-On Skater Sneaks! I’m seeing this trend happening first hand here in sunny Sydney…the locals are rocking slip-on Vans like it’s the 90’s again, and I’m not mad about it one bit. These sneaks are comfy, easy to wear with skirts, shorts and even dresses, and luxury labels like Celine &  Kenzo have picked up the trend for the coming warmer seasons as well. What are your thoughts on the resurgence of the Skater Slip-On trend? Like it? Not refined enough? Which version would you most likely sport in the upcoming months? I’m personally partial to the original Vans staple!Fresh Slip-on Sneaks



Shop em’: Classic, Budget, Splurge, Fun, Blingy.