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Lace-ups & Stripes

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{Top – Phillip Lim, Jeans – J Brand, Coat – Zara, Heels – Schutz, Sunglasses – Chanel (old, similar here), Bag – Celine.}

Hey hey, Lovelies! I hope you all had a wonderful long weekend. I spent a few days in Los Angeles last week…what a nice break from the absolutely FREEZING temps here in Chicago!!

On a little outing to the Pacific Design Center, I threw on my favorite casual jeans, a new floral blouse & my sexy new lace-up heels (they’re surprisingly comfortable!) There was just a bit of a chill in the air that evening, so a light coat was perfect just in case. The outfit combined a few patterns & textures – what do you think of this little mix & match action?



Taking on Lincoln Center…

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{Pants – 7 for all Mankind, Top – Max Mara (only available in-store), Ankle Boots – Alexander Wang, Necklace – Lulu Frost, Bag- Celine (borrowed), Bracelets – Hermes, Jennifer Fisher.}

Some say that fashion is merely a superficial and frivolous distraction from real life, from things that truly matter. While this is, to some extent, true, I also believe that fashion can be a fantastic way to creatively express your mood or your feelings at any given moment….

This outfit is a perfect example of this type of creative expression….it was the first outfit I wore when I arrived in New York for Fashion Week about 10 days ago. I was insanely excited to embark on this new experience, but I was also feeling a bit introverted and apprehensive about jumping into the madness that is Lincoln Center during Fashion Week. This outfit made me feel covered & comfortable, yet edgy without throwing on crazy colors or revealing too much skin to draw unwanted attention to myself. Let’s just say it was my way of easing into the experience (and a nice way to incorporate these fab Alexander Wang Booties into an outfit!) The steps of Lincoln Center provided the perfect architectural background to this structured “First days of Fall” outfit, dontcha think? Get ready for more of my Fashion Week outfits coming up in the next weeks!


{All Photos taken by Alison of Brown Eyed Style.}


Leather Perfection

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{Leather Skirt – Alice & Olivia, Lace Blouse – Stella McCartney (old), Shoes – Prada (old), Bag- Celine, Bracelets – J.Crew, Hermes (both old), Watch – Michael Kors, Rings – Initial & Heart Rings – CatBird.}

I literally have been on the hunt for the perfect leather skirt for MONTHS! And finally…..I found this baby! It’s the perfect length, not too sexy or too girly, the pleats are fun & versatile, and this skirt will take me from Summer right through Fall and Winter paired with some opaque tights. I had a fun rooftop party to attend last week, which was the perfect occasion to take my new treasure out for a test drive. I’m happy to report that the buttery leather didn’t wrinkle or warp while sitting, dancing & generally moving around throughout the night! This one is an investment pice worth every penny!!