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Monday, January 16, 2017

The Grommet Dress


I swoon over the Mugler grommet dresses from a few years ago (Pre-FW15 & FW15), but they're obviously far out of my price range. There are plenty of inspired dresses out there, but this particular one struck me because the material feels like a soft pair of fleece-lined tights. Even though this dress is sexy, it's comfortable and heck and is keeping me warm today.


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The Velvet Slip


My favorite part of winter is layering up with soft and textured pieces. On a rainy day, this velvet slip was a perfectly comfortable way to spend the afternoon wandering a museum.



Sunday, January 8, 2017

Happy Birthday, Bowie


The late and great David Bowie was and continues to be one of my favorite musicians and fashion icons. This past Halloween, I did a fun DIY costume based on his 1974 "Rebel Rebel" performance. RIP Starman. We miss you.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Happy 2017


How did you celebrate the new year? I put on the best velvet pants and went to a disco party.



Monday, January 2, 2017

Blank Slates


2016 is over and the new year presents us with a fresh start. I'm looking forward to all of the opportunities to grow in 2017. Here's to a new year, a new fluffy coat, a new hair color, and a blank slate.




Monday, December 26, 2016

Konbanwa

We were spoiled in Chicago today. It felt like spring at the end of December, so I took full advantage of the day and shed some layers.



Happy Holidays!

I hope all of you are enjoying your holiday season! I don't have any family in the Chicago area and unfortunately wasn't able to travel this year, so I enjoyed the day with a friend perusing Chinatown.



Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Wrapped


Who's ready for the holidays? I particularly love the egg nog and wrapped gifts and peppermint-flavored everything. Getting dressed up for parties is simply a bonus.




Saturday, December 17, 2016

Bundled Up


I took a break from my fort of heated blankets to go play in the snow. It's so funny when I look back and think about all of the winters of my early twenties when I insisted that my Vans were fine for winter. These days, I don't go out in the snow without a pair of boots — mainly cause I will fall and bust my ass in anything else.



Thursday, December 15, 2016

You've Got Nail 66 // Scratch December Box


It's been ages since my last manicure post, and in the meantime I've made lots of fun nail sets. My favorite wrap-makers, Scratch, have totally redone their Monthly Mani Kit. December's box included my favorite color combo (black and gold!) paired with some holiday swans-a-swimming. Click through to see the three sets I made using these wraps and laurel wreath charms.

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