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{Just a relaxed & girly outfit I threw on for a day of outdoor shopping while in Los Angeles the other week! Dress – Eryn Brinie , Shoes – Alexander Wang (last Season, similar here), Sunglasses – Miu Miu, Earrings – Chanel (vintage, similar here.)}

Happy Monday, Lovelies! I’m fresh off the plane from Alt Summit & I can tell you with 100% certainty – GO! If you get the chance, it’s a must for all the bloggers/wanna-be-bloggers/design aficcionados/creatives out there. Not only did I have an absolute blast hanging out & meeting so many great people, I also learned a lot….about me, what I want from a creative life, how I want to grow my blog, and how to feel positive & strong about throwing my ideas & inspirations up on the web every day. If you follow my Instagram feed, you saw first hand how fun and inspiring these past few days have been, right?! It’s so nice to feel inspired and encouraged this early in the year. It puts me in a positive spot for the next 11 months to come.

On another note, just as I’m unpacking my bags from Alt Summit, I’m already re-packing them for another epic trip! I’m heading to Europe tomorrow & then on to Africa for a Safari adventure with my Mom. We’ll be exploring Botswana & Zambia for a few weeks! I’m packing all of my camera gear (tons of lenses to carry!), so hopefully the animal & landscape photography opportunities will be as amazing as I imagine them to be. I can’t wait to spy on Lions, Cheetahs, Elephants, Giraffes etc.!! The temps will hover around 90, so the Summer clothes are coming back out! There won’t be any way to regularly access the internet in Africa, so I’ll be taking a vacay from Miss Renaissance for just about 2.5 weeks – I hope you all understand. Sometimes, it’s just best to unplug and enjoy the experience without any thoughts of technology or true civilization, right?

Anyhoo, stay tuned for the last post in a few weeks coming at you tomorrow! (Hint: It’s a yummy Valentine’s Day Treat!)



April Mix {N’ Match}


{Skirt – Kenzo, Blouse – Pencey, Coat – Ebay (old), Shoes – Dries van Noten, Clutch – Sang A (old), Sunglasses – Prada, Earrings – Vintage Chanel, Ring – Jewelmint.}

Hello, Lovelies! How was your weekend? Monday always comes too soon, right…(cue major coffee break)…

April weather has been kind of nuts here in Chicago! First we had record-breaking highs…then the cold weather suddenly returned. I was momentarily confused about what to wear every day (i.e. how many layers to carry around with me.) I recently got this amazing Kenzo Peplum Skirt (the mix of fabrics & the tailoring are superb!), and have been dying to wear it, so this weekend I finally pulled it out and styled it with a fun retro-feeling in mind. The indecisive weather allowed me to throw one of my favorite Ebay purchases on top. I love this fuzzy & comfy  faux-leopard coat to bits!!


{All Pictures by Alison of Brown Eyed Style.}


That {Retro} Feeling


As you have probably already noticed, I’ve been feeling the Vintage Vibes lately….it’s the current fashion mood I’m in, I suppose. This outfit post is a natural extension of that mood! Again, the weather has been incredibly mild this week, so I was able to shed some layers and have a little fun in the sun on this shoot. What’s your current style mood?

xo & have a wonderful weekend!!

{Sunnies – Chanel (old), Earrings – Vintage Chanel Clips, Tank – Gap (old), Skirt – Yigal Azrouel (old), Tights – Topshop, Shoes – Christian Louboutin, Gloves – Rag & Bone, Blazer – Aritzia (old), Gold Cuffs – Forever 21 (old), Owl Pin – Vintage, Black Handbag – Celine, Red Handbag – Ann Taylor (old), Lipstick – MAC in Ruby Woo.}


Brightly Knit


{Sweater by J.Crew (on Sale, different color combo HERE), White Blouse by Equipment, Jeans by Textile Elizabeth & James (old), Boots by Robert Clergerie, Sunglasses – Vintage Dior, Earrings – Vintage Chanel Clips, Watch by Michael Kors, Bracelets – Handmade by Masai Women on a recent trip to Africa, Bag by Jerome Dreyfuss (sadly sold out).}

Sometimes a casual bright knit just does the trick! Paired with my favorite jeans and some chunky boots I’m ready to run errands, take my pup for a walk, or go for a low-key lunch. The textured bag and bright bracelets give the outfit the right amount of dimension and pop. What’s your go-to casual & bright outfit?