Friday, September 19, 2014

Game Day Fashion with McQueen

NYC, New York City, Eleven Paris, Eleven Paris tee, Eleven Paris McQueen tee, Old Navy, College Gameday, Gameday, College football, game-day fashion, game-day runway, The Limited, Limited clutch, Nordstrom, Norstrom printed maxi, nordstrom black and white maxi, old navy yellow wedges, old navy wedges

NYC, New York City, Eleven Paris, Eleven Paris tee, Eleven Paris McQueen tee, Old Navy, College Gameday, Gameday, College football, game-day fashion, game-day runway, The Limited, Limited clutch, Nordstrom, Norstrom printed maxi, nordstrom black and white maxi, old navy yellow wedges, old navy wedges

NYC, New York City, Eleven Paris, Eleven Paris tee, Eleven Paris McQueen tee, Old Navy, College Gameday, Gameday, College football, game-day fashion, game-day runway, The Limited, Limited clutch, Nordstrom, Norstrom printed maxi, nordstrom black and white maxi, old navy yellow wedges, old navy wedges

NYC, New York City, Eleven Paris, Eleven Paris tee, Eleven Paris McQueen tee, Old Navy, College Gameday, Gameday, College football, game-day fashion, game-day runway, The Limited, Limited clutch, Nordstrom, Norstrom printed maxi, nordstrom black and white maxi, old navy yellow wedges, old navy wedges

NYC, New York City, Eleven Paris, Eleven Paris tee, Eleven Paris McQueen tee, Old Navy, College Gameday, Gameday, College football, game-day fashion, game-day runway, The Limited, Limited clutch, Nordstrom, Norstrom printed maxi, nordstrom black and white maxi, old navy yellow wedges, old navy wedges

Today I'm celebrating the kick-off of game-day with none other than McQueen - Alexander McQueen that is. This weeks look is inspired by sporty fashion and my pledge to wear all things summer before it officially leaves us this Sunday. Sporty fashion has been dominating the runways, and now the streets. I love taking something flirty and feminine, and then adding a masculine edge to it. 

I love the collection of tees from Eleven Paris - they are fun, fresh and sporty :) To view the entire Eleven Paris "Back" shirt collection, click here. The skirt has an incredible amount of movement, and shhhh - don't tell anyone, but its extremely comfortable. Throw a leather moto jacket over your shoulder and you are ready for a chilly fall morning or night. 

I'm currently flying back from New York City after a quick bootcamp with the Marshalls Project Fab team. I can't wait to share what we did, the friends I made and of course, what we wore. New York City is like a salesman that can sell me just about anything - well, within reason. It's all sorts of mesmerizing and intoxicating. Until next time NYC….

Shop the LOOK:
Top: Another 20 Boutique | Skirt: Nordstrom | Shoes: Old Navy | Bag: The Limited | Lip Color: Nars - Turkish Delight

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Like to Know it

As if life couldn't be any easier, they've gone and made an app so we can all shop instagrams from our favorite bloggers, and um me! Sounds like trouble? Sounds amaze-balls!

With that said.I would love to have the time to feature every look on the blog, but lets get real, life is busy. The fastest way for me to get my favorite fashions to you is through my instragram account. Problems solved, questions answered, now lets talk shopping. 


Follow these easy steps to sign up for LIKEtoKNOW:IT
  1. Head over to LIKEtoKNOW:IT via your phone or computer
  2. Sign-up by following their quick and easy steps to create an account
  3. Once you are in, you can scroll through some of the featured looks of the day, which will likely include some of your favorite bloggers - see my page here. The site will also track the photos you have liked in the past incase you wanted to go back and find something you regret not buying :)
  4. After your account has been created, and you start liking instagrams featuring the LIKEtoKNOW:IT links, you'll get an email sent directly to you. Disclaimer - they are not hackers of your life and information. You will only receive emails for the images/links you have liked. Amazing!
  5. Shop till you drop
Follow me on Instagram to check out my latest posts and fashion finds.

Fashion made easy - it doesn't get any better than this. 


Sweater Weather







Packing for our trip to Cape Cod I assumed was going to be an easy task. Then it hit me. Packing no longer consists of jean shorts, tank tops, maxi dresses and bathing suits. My suitcase with filled to the brim with denim, sweaters and boots. One bag,  three days - I was cutting it close with space.

We headed over to the land of the Kennedys (Hyannis) and dined at The Naked Oyster. - best scallops I've ever had - in my life. The night was brisk and called for the perfect sweater dress. It's hard to find the perfect oversized dress - the last thing you want is to be suffocated by wool. I scored this one from H&M and bought a size up to ensure maximum comfort. To dress it up I added my favorite necklace from ILY Couture and my new favorite booties - a proud Nordstrom Rack find. Leather, fringe and gold together makes a fall trifecta. 

To read more from our Cape Cod trip, click here. 

Shop the LOOK:
Sweater Dress: H&M | Necklace: ILY Couture | Bag: Marshalls | Shoes: Sam Edelman via Nordstrom Rack | Lip Color: Nars - Turkish Delight


Monday, September 15, 2014

Antique Florals







Another day, another dollar. It's Monday and we are back. I hate to say this, but summer may be over. I'm in some serious denial as well - I mean I'm really not ready to put my denim shorts in the back of the closet, nor am I ready to get my winter coats out of storage. That sounds like more work than it's worth, so winter, do me a favor and bugger off. Pardon my anger, but I just got back from a lovely weekend in Cape Cod and this whole "back to reality" thing blows. 

Cape Cod was lovely as always. The weekend consisted of stuffing our faces and laughing our faces off. The first meal of the trip was at The Mills - a family restaurant on the Cape. My order? Lobster Benedict. Fresh lobster for breakfast is as heavenly as it sounds. After we rolled ourselves out of The Mills, we headed out to Dennis for some antiquing. I stumbled across a Louis Vuitton garment bag from the 70's - actually it was whispering my name from two aisles over. It sang sweet nothings to me. It was perfect, minus a little damage to the detailing. It was vintage and I wanted it. I walked away for a few minutes to come back to two ladies eyeing my goods. The only thing from keeping me from jumping at them were, well, my morals. We left the shop empty handed due to an authenticity concern - I cried and so did the bag. 

The next day we hit the ferry over to Martha's Vineyard. I've take this same ferry once before and never had an issue with choppy waters. Had I known the waters would have been choppy, I would have probably stayed home - #seasickproblems. As we are pulling away from the dock, an automated message informed us that the waters were choppy and to hold on to you loins. I reached for the shore, but it was too late. I focused on the horizon, because I'm told that is what you are supposed to do, and white knuckled my chair. Meanwhile, my friends baby was giggling from excitement - I'm such a baby.  We are about halfway there and the boat tries to nearly capsize. A lady sat behind us screamed bloody murder from the rocking - this obviously wasn't helping my nerves. I wanted to shove a lobster roll in her mouth to keep her quiet. Any way, we made it. I survived and so did the boat. 

We hopped on scooters and buzzed our way over to Edgartown for some shopping and lunch. We started with a glass of rose and crab guacamole from the Atlantic Chop House. Post appetizers we headed to the Seafood Shanty for tasty, you guessed it, seafood. With some food and drink in my belly I was ready to shop. I left the island with black knit hat with a fur pom. I hope I have no where to wear this anytime soon. 

On our way back to the airport, we had plans to stop through Boston to spend some time in the Boston Common Gardens. Sounds like a good idea right? Maybe on any other day, but on this particular day the park was filled with skunks wearing tye-dye. Catch my drift? There was a cannibis street fest in the middle of the Boston Commons and unbeknownst to us, we show up with a baby. Needless to say, we didn't stay long. With that said….

Today I'm wearing one of my favorite transitional pieces. The antique floral print on this dress makes it super easy to wear across summer and fall…maybe winter with some tights. Who knows! The only good thing about this seasonal change is that I get to take my boots out of hibernation. These color-block booties by Sam Edelman, and a great TJ Maxx find, are the perfect boot for fall. Don't be surprised if you see them more than once, or twice this season.

Enjoy your Monday!

Shop this LOOK:
Dress: J.Crew | Booties: Sam Edelman via TJ Maxx | Bag: Halston Heritage ℅ Marshalls | Lip Color: Nars - Turkish Delight

Friday, September 12, 2014

Game-Day Fashion Week Three

Chicago, Chicago Bears, Chicago Bears Football, Game-day, Game-day fashion, College Game Day, Flower Bomber jacket, bomber jacket, distressed denim, distressed boyfriend denim, joe's jeans distressed denim, dolce vita, dolce vita booties, mirrored sunglasses, mirrored ray-bans, red mirrored ray-bans

Chicago, Chicago Bears, Chicago Bears Football, Game-day, Game-day fashion, College Game Day, Flower Bomber jacket, bomber jacket, distressed denim, distressed boyfriend denim, joe's jeans distressed denim, dolce vita, dolce vita booties, mirrored sunglasses, mirrored ray-bans, red mirrored ray-bans

Chicago, Chicago Bears, Chicago Bears Football, Game-day, Game-day fashion, College Game Day, Flower Bomber jacket, bomber jacket, distressed denim, distressed boyfriend denim, joe's jeans distressed denim, dolce vita, dolce vita booties, mirrored sunglasses, mirrored ray-bans, red mirrored ray-bans

Chicago, Chicago Bears, Chicago Bears Football, Game-day, Game-day fashion, College Game Day, Flower Bomber jacket, bomber jacket, distressed denim, distressed boyfriend denim, joe's jeans distressed denim, dolce vita, dolce vita booties, mirrored sunglasses, mirrored ray-bans, red mirrored ray-bans

Chicago, Chicago Bears, Chicago Bears Football, Game-day, Game-day fashion, College Game Day, Flower Bomber jacket, bomber jacket, distressed denim, distressed boyfriend denim, joe's jeans distressed denim, dolce vita, dolce vita booties, mirrored sunglasses, mirrored ray-bans, red mirrored ray-bans

Chicago, Chicago Bears, Chicago Bears Football, Game-day, Game-day fashion, College Game Day, Flower Bomber jacket, bomber jacket, distressed denim, distressed boyfriend denim, joe's jeans distressed denim, dolce vita, dolce vita booties, mirrored sunglasses, mirrored ray-bans, red mirrored ray-bans

Chicago, Chicago Bears, Chicago Bears Football, Game-day, Game-day fashion, College Game Day, Flower Bomber jacket, bomber jacket, distressed denim, distressed boyfriend denim, joe's jeans distressed denim, dolce vita, dolce vita booties, mirrored sunglasses, mirrored ray-bans, red mirrored ray-bans

Hello Friday! Fridays mean the weekend is here and so is game-day. This week I'm switching it up and gearing my game-day look towards the NFL, the Chicago Bears to be specific. After last week's debauchery against the Buffalo Bills, I figured they needed a little bit of help. 

The best part about putting together a game-day look is adding a piece that is "outside the box."  A bomber jacket should always be crafted from organza - life is better in organza. This bomber jacket is the play-maker of this look - the quarterback if you will. Without the jacket, it's just a t-shirt and jeans. Not to mention, its the perfect fabric for the brisk morning/hot afternoon fall day. 

The jacket was my focal point, so everything else came later. This tee is my all time favorite go-to tee for game-day. "Chicago ain't no sissy town." Enough said. The bag and sunglasses are my running backs. They are important and essential to the overall look - much like they are on the field. 

What does Big League Chew have to do with anything? Well, nothing really. It's the outlier here today. I was at Dick's Sporting Goods earlier this week buying eye black. No I was not shopping for Halloween. Long story, but yes, I was buying eye black, and in the check out line I spotted some big league chew. The 10 year old in me got super giddy and started getting flashbacks of the super bubilicious gum I used to fill my cheeks with and wanted to swallow ("that's what she said").

Enjoy your weekend! I'm in Cape Cod this weekend and I can't wait to share stories and pictures!

Shop the LOOK:

Organza Bomber Jacket: Bloomingdales | Tee: Homage (worn here)  | Denim: Joe's Jeans | Shoes: Dolce Vita | Sunnies: Ray Ban | Bag: Zara | Lip Color: Nars - Turkish Delight

 

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