Thursday, December 18, 2014

Ugly Sweater Gone Chic

Holiday parties have come a knockin' and it's time to bust out that festive Christmas sweater. But who says that chunky sweater needs to look ugly or outdated? 

To go from drab to fab, I propose cropping the sweater and pairing it with either a high waisted skirt or high waisted trousers and some heels.

Happy holidays,

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Eleventh Hour Salon

Photo courtesy of Eleventh Hour Salon

Before the Thanksgiving grub fest, I posted about how I like to rid myself of stress before the holidays. Now that Christmas is right around the corner, I think it's time that we pick up where we left off. Facials! 

Facials are one of my favorite ways to unwind, so it was a godsend to cross paths with the Eleventh Hour Salon when I did. Upon arrival to their newly opened West Loop location at 210 N. Halsted, I was warmly greeted with friendly smiles and a tall glass of wine. (They really know how to treat a gal!)

Between sips, I filled out a skin survey that the skin care specialist, Lydia Zajac, used to personalize the treatment just for me. While snugly wrapped in fluffy towels, the esthetician clearly explained her treatment plan for my skin. She recommended The Oxygen facial for my dull, parched winter skin and I gladly consented. 

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Making Naughty Look Nice

Making Naughty Look Nice

A few seasons back, slip dresses were all over the place - everywhere except my closet. I'm a girl with curves and found the look to be a bit too racy to wear in public. To flip it from naughty to nice, I made the above look by layering a slip dress.

It's all about playing with proportions and textures. If you have a slip dress with a pretty lace hem, try layering an oversized top or knit sweater like the ladies below. Then show off your personality with the accessories.

The finished product looks comfy but simultaneously oh-so-femme.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Pastry + Bacon + Asparagus

Holiday season is right around the corner, so I'm rolling up my sleeves to try out some appetizer recipes. The annual Friendsgiving celebration is always a great place for a recipe test run. Last year I made sweet potato cupcakes and this year I opted for a more savory bite: pastry + bacon wrapped asparagus!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Ear Bling

Jennifer Lawrence and Cara Delevingne wearing ear cuffs.
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Ever since cutting my hair a few weeks back, I've been experimenting with the new look. Now that my long locks no longer cover my ears, I've been stepping up my ear accessory game. An ear cuff, ear bar or unique set of earrings can really take your look to the next level.

Here are some great pieces for under $20!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The Way She Wears It

Worn Her Way

Ever since coming to New York, I do NOT leave the house without comfy footwear. It is completely necessary to wear sneakers or flat shoes if you plan on exploring this city without destroying your feet. I speak from experience. The first time I set off to run around Manhattan,  I mistakenly opted for a cute pair of heels that resulted in some horrible blisters. I'll spare your the ugly details. :( 

With that experience in mind, I created this look. It's stylish without compromising comfort.

I'm a believer that sneakers can be as chic as a pair of killer heels. It all depends on how YOU wear 'em!

The look:

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