That Romantic Time of Year

And just like that, it’s already almost Valentines Day again. Hi by the way, how are you? Life has been insanely busy for me, both at my styling job and in my personal life as well. I also lost it on Sunday when my Philadelphia Eagles actually won the Super Bowl!


My brother-in-law took this photo of me when the Eagles won. I hadn’t been that overcome with emotion in a while!

So while my February outfits last year were more vibrant and perky, my outfits this February have been more muted and laid back, yet sophisticated. I will actually be going on a date this weekend, so I made it a mission of mine to rent something sweet and simple from DesignerShare, and this Ralph Lauren cape did just the trick:


My advice for a laid back date look? A cape and layers. You can never go wrong with a timeless outfit like this! I also tend to wear a lot of my go-to accessories and jeans with a lot of outfits I photograph just because it’s important to show the versatility of the items you invest in. We can’t all pretend to have a million dollar wardrobe like Rachel Zoe!

So what’s another idea for a laid back date look? I recommend going extra meta by layering a sweater over a sweater dress:


I kept the colors of the knits muted in this outfit as well, and also added a floral clutch for a romantic touch! If you’re going to be walking around the city on your date, it’s important to dress in cozy layers so that you don’t freeze your toes off.

I also have one more recommendation if you happen to be going on a dressier date. Statement sleeves have been making a comeback over the past year, so why not incorporate them into an outfit for a romantic dinner as well?


An LBD never fails, but the sleeves add an extra touch of flair that your date won’t be expecting! It’s like stepping out of your comfort zone while still remaining classic and sophisticated at the same time. Oh, and for anyone who is wondering, this dress is vintage.

Well there you go! These are my three chic outfits that are totally Valentines Day worthy for whatever date you will be going on, whether it’s with friends or with a potential romantic partner. Until next time! Happy Valentines Day, and keep your chin up for these next six weeks of winter. Signing off!


Glamming Up My NYE

2018 is officially upon us. You know what this means…


Well yes, but it also means that it’s time to go out with a bang with a fabulous New Years Eve outfit! I already put my outfit together and have some recommendations for staying warm in this extreme weather based on what I ensembled:


So first of all, I recommend wearing a (faux) fur jacket. That way, you don’t freeze your tush off, and you have an excuse to look fabulous and NYE appropriate! I also recommend a dress made of a thicker material for the night out. This faux fur jacket is from Reformation and a courtesy rental from DesignerShare, and this dress is an old BCBG Max Azria dress that was handed down to me from my sister.

Lastly, make sure you wear comfortable (and reasonable) shoes and sweater tights. A lot of these tips are for people hopping from party to party, so if you are staying indoors for all of NYE, then feel free to do what you want. I just feel that it is my duty to share these tips so that nobody freezes in 10 degree weather on the walk to the bar! Quoting my favorite comedian Iliza Schlesinger, “I lost many a hot Amber to that walk.” And I don’t plan on losing another one either!

Anyway, Happy New Year peeps. Have a safe and blessed 2018… over and out!


It’s The Holiday Season

It’s Christmas Day! Can you believe that 2017 flew by so quickly? I actually put on my best Christmas sweater for the occasion:


No I’m not engaged, I just really like this ring.

So what’s on my mind? I am actually planning on being more sustainable with my clothing for the New Year. I feel that I don’t get to wear certain things that much, and I have to say that I certainly feel weird saying that when my closet is bursting with clothes! Therefore, I am making a plan to dig into my wardrobe to wear each of my items more often, and to also rent items from sites like DesignerShare so that I don’t splurge on expensive items that I will only be wearing once!


This Gucci belt and Louis Vuitton bag are available for rental on DesignerShare’s website. I also am planning on being more active on a daily basis! What’s on your agenda for the New Year?

Actually, feel free to think about that when you’re finished scarfing down your fifth Christmas cookie. I certainly hope that everyone is having a blessed and joyous day with their loved ones! Take care, and I’ll check in on you in 2018. Over and out.


Where Have I Been?

Howdy! I know, I’ve been MIA for quite a bit, but hear me out. Work has been crazier than ever due to fall fashion and, of course, the holidays right around the corner. So let’s play catch up. Guess what I was for Halloween?


Thats right, I was your favorite pop art cartoon! I’ve also been feeling much more like my extroverted self lately, and have been going out and having fun more recently. Therefore, you can only imagine the chaos that was Halloween.

So since I’ve been running around to work, meetings, and just trying to navigate life in general, I’ve had to dress the part, and that is comfy, yet warm and stylish at the same time. I thought that I would use the rest of this blog post to share with you, my readers, some ideas for easy outfits to throw on that will be comfortable, yet put together.

A blazer makes any outfit look sharper.


A trick as old as time. I was able to elevate these sneakers, AG jeans, and Commes Des Garçons top by throwing on a classic blazer. Whether you’re grocery shopping or grabbing coffee, people will not be able to take their eyes off your ensemble!

A designer item is guaranteed to pull any outfit together.


What do you do when you’re running errands on a rainy Sunday in a leather jacket and sweatshirt? You grab a chic Yves Saint Laurent clutch and carry it with you wherever you go! Shoutout to DesignerShare  for renting me this clutch, you guys are the best.

Support your favorite sports team with your best pair of heeled booties.


Oh hey, the AG jeans are back! I also can’t help but be happy for my Philadelphia Eagles and how well they’re doing. Also, the heeled booties instantly elevate this casual look and make it look like you mean business!

I hope these tips were able to help you all put together the best casual ensemble for any busy schedule. Anyway, it’s Sunday night, so it’s time to check those emails! Thanks for catching up with me, over and out.

24th Birthday, Brought To You By DesignerShare

I turned 24 on Sunday, September 17th. Happy birthday to me! Also, let me tell you… I’ve never had that many people buy me shots in one, dare I say, TWO straight weekends before. I’ve never really appreciated my Irish heritage until then.

Anyway, I’d like to give a special shoutout to  DesignerShare for the best birthday gift ever. They rented me this gorgeous Spencer Vladimir top for my birthday night out, and I couldn’t be happier!


There was also an Elmo wandering around this club in Wicker Park, but hey, that’s a typical Saturday night in Chicago.

I think my best fashion advice for birthday dressing would be to stand out! If you want to feel like a fabulous swan queen the entire night, then by all means, dress like it. DesignerShare is also the best company to rent clothing from when it comes to dressing for big events, so as I have emphasized before in my previous posts, you should totally check them out.

Happy fall, my lovelies! Don’t consume too much pumpkin spice, you hear? Over and out.

Gird Your Loins

It’s here.

Where were you on September 1st? I remember that I was in my bed, scrolling through my Instagram feed when it happened… I scrolled by a sponsored Starbucks pumpkin spiced latte post.

My eyes shot out my head, and then started to melt and wilt from my sockets when I climbed out of bed and felt the cool breeze coming through my window. The temperature? 60 degrees. It was official. Fall had arrived.

Now don’t get me wrong, fall is pretty fantastic. I mean, the fashion, the cool weather, Halloween? And most importantly, my birthday? I just feel that some people can take it too goddamn far. Don’t believe me?

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Our nation is in the midst of a crisis, don’t deny it.

Never fear, my readers! Here are some handy tips for surviving (and pleasantly enjoying) this autumn:

If you see a Starbucks, run the other way.

Yes, Starbucks is the heart of the monster. The heart is known to attract its minions (mainly my kind, 15 to 20 something year old white women) in flock to drink its pumpkin spiced potion. My solution? Visit a local coffee shop! It will not only give you a chance to explore your neighborhood, you are also in for better coffee than whatever crap Starbucks whips out on a daily basis. I have made it a personal mission of mine to avoid going to Starbucks out of desperation, and so far, it’s working. If ya girl can do it, than my God, so can you.

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You don’t ALWAYS have to leave your phone behind when you go apple picking, but it might help sometimes.

In reference to my earlier point, Starbucks minions (sorry, I mean 15 to 20 something year old white women) tend to be one of the leading forefronts of fall activities. The other forefront, in case you’re wondering, goes by the name of Anna Wintour. Anyway, it almost seems required in this day and age to document all fall activities on your smartphone, which isn’t inherently a bad thing, but can be taken too far when the activity is mainly centered around taking photos in the first place. Ladies, if you ever find yourself carving pumpkins because your girl gang wants to stage a photo opp for Instagram, than that’s probably your cue to leave your phone behind and actually indulge in the activity you’re partaking in. I am so guilty of it too, which is why this blog is as therapeutic for me as I hope it is for you.


However, if you have successfully put together an outfit with mixed patterns AND you come across an ivy wall, then you better damn well take a photo!

Don’t feel the need to conform to whatever Halloween costume(s) your friends want you to wear.

Hey, if a group costume theme or a couple costume theme is in mutual agreement, than by all means, go for it! I am merely addressing the fact that peer pressure can take the weirdest forms, and can even affect one innocent girl who wants to dress as Trinity from The Matrix for Halloween when her Starbucks minion gang wants the group to go as Bratz dolls.

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God help us, these Starbucks minions are going to kill us all…

But who am I to dictate what you should be doing this fall? Enjoy yourself! It’s sweater weather, so have fun with it. Speaking of which…


I’d like to give a special shoutout to esteemed fashion blogger Luanna for selling me this gorgeous sweater on Depop. I haven’t stopped wearing it, I’m seriously obsessed.

Happy fall, my lovelies! Over and out.

Nature Queen Beauty

I’m not going to lie, as a woman with a blog and a full time job, I feel that I am constantly running around the city of Chicago with no time to relax, or frankly, even take care of myself. I also have always put dressing myself first before makeup and hair. Priorities, right? And yes, in case you suspected, this post is about taking proper care of my hair.

I never have had loyalty to any shampoo or conditioner brand, or any kind of hair product for that matter. However, that all changed when I tried shampoo and conditioner from Nature Queen Beauty.


I have always wanted my hair to look good and turn heads, but I never considered that in order to achieve that effect, you have to find healthy products for your hair. This shampoo and conditioner was the first herbal kind that I have ever tried, and after my experience, I don’t think that I can ever go back to generic drug store brands!

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Sorry Pantene…

Ever since trying these products from Nature Queen Beauty, my hair has felt softer and more lightweight. I have also noticed that my split ends aren’t as prominent because my hair just has a healthier appearance, and that’s all that matters! Don’t believe me? I took a photo a day or two after using the shampoo and conditioner for the first time, and I was totally feeling myself:


I like how sleek my hair looks as well, and overall, I just didn’t even have to try. Click here to try it for yourself and actually see it to believe it. I especially recommend this product to anyone living in a city, because there’s nothing like having clean hair after walking around in a grimy, sooty downtown atmosphere. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to stare at my perfect hair in the mirror a little longer…

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Much love from your favorite Cher Horowitz wannabe, over and out.

All Set For A 70s Summer

As August hits us and summer is starting to wrap up, it’s important to enter the season transition with a bang. This summer had a strong 70s vibe, so I am going to share with you, my readers, some similar items and looks (all courtesy of Nordstrom) that I have rounded up to nail that laid back 70s funk look that everyone has been dying to get this summer.


Nothing screams looking more put together than a chic blouse half tucked into jeans and a cute pair of flats. I love this bottle pattern on this Equipment blouse so much that I feel like a walking happy hour every time I wear it out and about! This blouse is currently out of stock, but never fear! Click here for more eclectic Equipment selections.

I have also found more fun items to achieve that fresh 70s look for the upcoming season transition (as well as sitting under the air conditioner at work). Without further ado, shop below!

Looking for the perfect boot cut jeans? Click here.

Looking for the perfect 70s silk blouse? Click here.

Looking for the perfect striped tee? Click here.


Get out there and enjoy the rest of this funky summer! Over and out.

Today, On Depop Finds…

Hello friends! As you can probably tell from the title, I have indeed hopped on the Depop train. I would love to share with you, my readers, my first two purchases, plus a tip or two on how to find an amazing item for your closet!


My first purchase from Depop were these amazing Izabella Rue snake heels. I found them through one of my favorite fashion bloggers Louise Roe, who had advertised on her Instagram that she was selling certain items from her closet on Depop. Which brings me to my first tip! Always be sure to keep up to date with your favorite fashion bloggers and influencers and if they are using apps like Depop. You can even find them on the Explore page! Plus, it was extra cool messaging one of my favorite bloggers and then seeing them comment on my Instagram photo. She knows who I am!

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Me too, Jon! Me too.


My second and most recent Depop find was this vintage Fendi top that is (and I cannot emphasize this enough) the BEST quality. The seller is not well known like Louise, but she was sweet to interact with and has some fantastic items! Which brings me to my next tip: if you are not sure what you want to purchase while you’re browsing, but you know what designers you’re into, then filter your search by typing in what designers you like! The best part about Depop is that you meet and interact with new people who have amazing style like yourself, so by all means, there is no need to only follow well known users! That, and you can get some great deals and good prices on normally expensive items. This Fendi top still had a bit of a hefty price, but it was a way better deal then what you normally find in a store.

Until next time! I will certainly keep you all updated on what I find on this amazing app. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have more outfits to photograph for Instagram. Because, you know, I totally have a life.

To Break The Bank Or Not To Break The Bank?

So who had the best 4th of July outfit ever? This gal!


Not to brag (I’m totally bragging anyway), but I found this amazing Rag and Bone dress right before it was about to be boxed away at my job! I had to get my hands on it, which I promptly did after learning it had been discounted $300 from its original price.

As someone who prides themselves on getting free items and other items at a majorly good price, I will admit that there was still a tug at my heartstrings as I was handing over my credit card, even though I knew I was getting the best deal I could get for the dress. Because too be honest, that dress was a lot of money. Which leads me to openly wonder when IS the best time to splurge, and on what?

As a lover of quality and style, I always make it a rule to spend a good amount of money when I know I’m going to wear the item a lot. I didn’t think twice when I dropped money on my designer jeans because, well, I know I’m going to get a good use out of them! I knew I was going to wear the dress a lot as well, but my mind still bugged me with the question, “How often?”

I bought the dress a little after mid June, and so far, I’ve worn it three times. I even surprised myself with the use I was getting out of it! It is hanging in my closet right now because the soft knit fabric of the dress is no match for the July heat that has been kicking in. However, I am pleased with the quality, and I am glad that I kept my self made promise of splurging when I know it’s right. Now if you will all excuse me, I have a cold shower to take and a glass of sangria to sip. This heat is showing no mercy!