Monday, September 29, 2014

ALL SAINTS// CHICAGO

WHILE VISITING CHICAGO, CASEY AND I SPENT HALF A DAY EXPLORING THE MAGNIFICENT MILE- AND ALL THE BIG NAMES IN SHOPPING THAT THIS FASHIONABLE STREET HAS TO OFFER. THERE ARE TWO STORES I ALWAYS LOOK FORWARD TO SHOPPING WHEN IM TRAVELING IN A BIG CITY. ALL SAINTS AND ZARA. (Sadly neither have made their way to Utah yet). GUESS WHICH TWO STORES ARE LOCATED RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO EACH OTHER? BINGO. I HIT THE STREET STYLE JACKPOT WHEN I FOUND THE MOST AMAZING LEATHER JACKET AT ALL SAINTS THAT I CAN'T WAIT TO DEBUT! HERE ARE SOME PICTURES I CAPTURED WHILE SHOPPING THIS BRITISH RETAILER, KNOWN FOR THEIR MUTED PALETTE, EXPOSED BRICK, WEATHERED WOOD, AND ANTIQUE SEWING MACHINES. YOU'LL SEE THAT THIS CHICAGO LOCATION STAYS TRUE TO FORM.







PHOTOGRAPHY BY YOU'RS TRULY :)

Thursday, September 25, 2014

LITTLE GOAT // CHICAGO

LITTLE GOAT , AN ULTRA HIP BUT OLD SCHOOL DINER, WAS BROUGHT TO US BY CHEF STEPHANIE IZARD- WINNER OF  TOP CHEF SEASON 4. SHE OPENED IT'S DOORS IN FALL 2012 RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET FROM HER NIGHTTIME GIG "GIRL AND THE GOAT".  AFTER ENDLESSLY PERUSING THE MENU FILLED WITH MANY APPEALING OPTIONS, CASEY DECIDED TO TAKE A STAB AT THE VISUALLY UNAPPEALING, YET COMPLETELY SATISFYING "SPAGHETTI AND CLAMS". FOR ME, IT WAS A HARD DECISION BETWEEN THE BULL'S EYE FRENCH TOAST AND THE FAT ELVIS WAFFLES. I CHOSE ELVIS. I MEAN, YOU REALLY CAN'T GO WRONG WITH PEANUT BUTTER AND BANANAS SMOTHERED ACROSS TWO PERFECTLY BROWNED WAFFLES, CAN YOU? 
LITTLE GOAT IS YOUR TRADITIONAL ALL DAY DINER, BUT WITH A MUCH APPRECIATED ATTENTION TO DETAIL SPIN ON EACH CLASSIC DISH. OH, AND MUCH BETTER DECOR!










LITTLE GOAT IS LOCATED IN THE WEST LOOP OF CHICAGO AT 820 W. RANDOLPH ST. 60607
I WOULD RECOMMEND MAKING RESERVATIONS, ESPECIALLY IF YOU PLAN ON DINING OVER THE WEEKEND.  

PHOTOGRAPHY BY YOURS TRULY!

Monday, September 22, 2014

BLUE… I MEAN PINK SUEDE SHOES.

 WHEN IT COMES TO CLOTHING, I TEND TO BE MORE ATTRACTED TO EITHER A NEUTRAL OR PASTEL PALETTE. HOWEVER, LAST MONTH I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO STEP OUTSIDE MY NORM AND GET DRESSED UP FOR A MIAMI VICE THEMED REHEARSAL DINNER FOR BEST FRIEND'S WEDDING. IT WAS SO FUN!!! MY FAVORITE FIND FOR THE EVENT WERE THESE FUCHSIA PUMPS BY REBECCA MINKOFF. UNFORTUNATELY, THEY DON'T SHOW UP AS BRIGHT IN PICTURES AND THE SUEDE TENDS TO ADD THE ILLUSION OF DARKER SHADOWS, BUT IN PERSON THEY ARE ABSOLUTELY PERFECT! THEY ALSO COME IN BACK, CREAM, AND NAVY BLUE.. I'M GOING FOR THE BLACK NEXT ROUND. THIS MULTI-COLORED SHIFT DRESS WAS CLEARLY MEANT TO BE AFTER SEEING HOW PERFECTLY IT ENDED UP TYING TOGETHER  WITH THE PUMPS! 
*SPECIAL NOTE: IF YOU ORDER THIS SHIFT DRESS I WOULD RECOMMEND ORDERING A SIZE DOWN THAN WHAT YOU WOULD USUALLY WEAR. BEING A SHIFT DRESSS OF COURSE IT'S MEANT TO BE A LOOSER FIT, BUT YOU DONT WANT TO COMPROMISE FORM. XO!






JACKET: ZARA (OLD)// DRESS: FINDERS KEEPERS, REVOLVE & ON CURRENTLY ON SALE! // FUCHSIA SUEDE PUMPS: REBECCA MINKOFF, NORDSTROM

PHOTOGRAPHY BY THE LOVELY SHANNON ELIZABETH.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

CREATING TEXTURE...

I'M HERE TO OFFER UP SOME MORE HAIRSTYLING INSPIRATION FOR YOUR UPCOMING WEEKEND! USUALLY I PREFER MY WAVES TO BE A BIT MOE RELAXED,  BUT ALYSSA AND I DECIDED IT WOULD BE FUN TO SHOWCASE A BIT MORE LIGHT, AIRY TEXTURE WITHIN MY CURLS. I THINK THIS IS A GREAT LOOK IF YOU WANT TO BE A BIT MORE DONE UP THAN USUAL!

 IT'S NO SURPRISE THAT I WENT TO H2BLOW TO GET PAMPERED. BEING A FULL TIME HAIRSTYLIST USUALLY IM THE ONE BEHIND THE CHAIR. I'M ALWAYS STRIVING TO CREATE A LITTLE HAIR MAGIC ON SOMEONE ELSE, SO WHEN I WANT TO GAIN INSPIRATION OR TRY OUT A NEW LOOK, I LOVE COLLABORATING WITH OTHER HAIRSTYLISTS. TOGETHER WE SHARE INSIDER TIPS AND TRICKS AND GAIN IDEAS TO CREATE THE PERECT HAIRSTYLE! TAKE TIME OUT FOR YOURSELF  WITHIN THE NEXT COUPLE WEEKS TO SET UP AN APPOINTMENT AT H2BLOW AND CREATE SOME NEW LOOKS OF YOUR OWN TO TRY OUT THIS FALL!







HAIR DONE BY ALYSSA HOWES FROM H2BLOW

PHOTOGRAPHY BY THE LOVELY SHANNON ELIZABETH

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

TRAVELING IN COMFORT AND STYLE...


TOMORROW CASEY AND I ARE LEAVING FOR A LITTLE ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION IN CHICAGO! WE FIGURED THERE'S NO BETTER WAY TO RING IN TWO YEARS OF MARRIAGE THAN A MINI VACAY, RIGHT ?! WE'VE BEEN DYING TO EXPERIENCE THE AMAZING RESTAURANTS, SHOPPING, AND CULTURE THE WINDY CITY HAS TO OFFER US! THE OUTFIT I'M WEARING BELOW IS JUST THE TYPE OF THING I WOULD WEAR WHILE TRAVELING. IT'S ULTRA COMFORTABLE, BUT I STILL FEEL PUT TOGETHER, STYLED, AND READY FOR OUR ADVENTURE TO BEGIN! MORE ABOUT OUR TRAVELS TO COME!









DISTRESSED TANK BY CHASER, PURCHASED AT FRESH BOUTIQUE. SWEATPANTS, JACK BY BB DAKOTA, ALSO PURCHASED AT FRESH. TOP AND BOTTOM ARE BOTH AVAILABLE FOR ONLINE PURCHASE HERE AND HERE. SPIKE FLIP FLOPS, JEFFREY CAMPBELL, PURCHASE HERE. BANGLE (OLD), KATE SPADE. 

PHOTOGRAPHY BY THE TALENTED SHANNON ELIZABETH

Friday, September 5, 2014

BOXCAR COFFEE ROASTERS// BOULDER, CO.

ONE OF MY VERY FAVORITE THINGS TO DO WHILE TRAVELING IS GRAB A DRINK AND DO A LITTLE PEOPLE WATCHING WHILE RELAXING AT A LOCAL COFFEE SHOP. EVEN BETTER WHEN YOU CAN LOUNGE SOMEWHERE AS RAD AS BOXCAR CAFE. CASEY AND I STUMBLED UPON THIS GEM AS WE WERE EXPLORING BOULDER. BOXCAR IS UNIQUE IN THAT THEY DEVELOPED AN ALTITUDE BREWING METHOD CALLED THE BOILERMAKR TO HELP BREW A GREAT CUP OF COFFEE AT COLORADO'S HIGH ELEVATION AND LOW BOILING TEMPERATURE. THE BARISTAS WERE SUPER FRIENDLY AND DEFINITELY KNOW HOW TO MAKE A GREAT CUP OF COFFEE! I WOULD ABSOLUTELY RECOMMEND STOPPING IN IF YOU'RE EVER VISITING BOULDER!



BOXCAR COFFEE IS LOCATED ON 1825 B PEARL ST. BOULDER, COLORADO.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY YOUR'S TRULY!



Monday, September 1, 2014

WELCOMING SEPTEMBER...

 IN MY BOOK, SEPTEMBER MEANS IT'S OFFICIALLY FALL! I COULDN'T BE MORE EXCITED!!!! I HOPE EVERYONE'S HAVING AN AMAZING LABOR DAY! XO


PHOTOGRAPHY BY THE ULTRA TALENTED SHANNON ELIZABETH
 

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