LookBook: Shop Stop Chicago

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I finished 2013 off on a very spectacular high note. I spent the weekend in La Crosse, Wisconsin doing the wedding pictures between some close family members of mine, and with that I was on my way back to GR with of course, one obligatory stay in Chicago, my favorite town in the Midwest!

Amounting the lack of heat in the city that day, I stayed relatively warm. I do regret not packing ear muffs though, and I may have had to take refuge in a Starbucks from the shops opened! Regardless, my body stayed relatively warm because one thing they teach you to do from child birth in Michigan is layers.. layers.. layers!

My favorites of this outfit are also a shameless repeat of the season. I have been getting much use out of my combat boots along with my sable-tooth scarf from H&M! We only stayed in Chicago for not even a whole day so shopping was a must, so I made my way in the morning to the shopping mecca of Chicago being Michigan Avenue, it was a shop stop well spent!

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It was relaxing to visit the city and not feel like I had to visit everything as fast as I could which made for a casual stop on the way back to the Mitten, a very cold one at that! How is the weather holding up in your neck of the woods? I am one snow day with one on the way for tomorrow! Stay safe out there! xxoo

Wishlist #1: Black & White Wear

December 16th, 2013

I find myself developing an addiction to black and white wear as you can tell by this wishlist. I probably should find more then Forever 21, and H&M to hand my wallet over to though, but their online store has the best selection!

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1. Essential Striped TShirt , 2. H&M Patterned Blazer, 3. Zebra Print Tie 4. Black Leather Look TShirt 5. Headphone Sweatshirt 6. Houndstooth Bowtie

Look Book: Downtown Dress

October 12th, 2013

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Last month, Julia and I went downtown to take some senior portraits for myself. I recently purchased this blazer from Forever 21, and was eager to take some pictures with it and actually put it to use.

We spent time along the river taking shots before we were shortly rained out. I think we got some good shots though while we were there thanks to Julia!

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All in all it was a productive day of snaps considering that we got rained out. I think they turned out well, and I am excited to catch a couple more pictures to add to this set as well. Until then, I have to work on some friend’s senior pics I am doing as well. I hope you enjoy your weekend readers! Have a good one! xxoo

LookBook- Cape May

July 1st, 2013

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This past weekend, Nicki and I hung out at the local playground around my neighborhood and just relaxed to the Summer air. It was overcast the whole day but we got lucky with the weather considering the potential threat of rain.

I have come to the realization that I have been wearing a lot(too much) denim lately.

Nicki’s Outfit:

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I have had this Cape May tank top for a while now and it has been one of my favorite tanks to wear, by itself or just layered.

My Outfit:

  1. Denim Vest: Thrift
  2. Cape May Tank Top: Thrift
  3. Bracelet: Rue 21
  4. Rude Skinny Jeans: Hot Topic
  5. Shoes: Converse

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Lately, I have been pretty into sleeveless things like tank tops, vests and so on, and I have been findings a lot a thrift stores to add to my Summer wardrobe. It’s nice to show a little more skin instead of being bundled up in Spring clothes. Well I hope you have a fantastic start to your week readers and make it a good one! xxoo

LookBook- Studded Salvation

June 3rd, 2013

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I have been working on this button up sleeveless for a while now on and off and I think I finally have it in a place where I can wear it so I was eager to take some pictures and show you it!

Nicki accompanied me yesterday and we took some pics as well and pretended we were in Vogue. I pretend more often then she does though. 😉

The vest is just a sleeveless denim shirt I purchased from goodwill a few months ago and I just cut off the sleeves and studded the shirt with some studs from Amazon!

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  1. Custom button-up from GoodWill
  2. Sunglasses from Amazon
  3. Rude Skinny Jeans from Hot Topic
  4. Red Converse

If there is one thing I can say I am excited to start this Summer, it will be buying more from thrift stores and customizing them to my own taste! One more week I keep telling myself. Anyways I hope you all have a fantastic week and I hope the weather is pleasant in your neck of the woods.

Have a good one!

Lookbook- Rural Visit

May 20th, 2013

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So this past Saturday, I spent the evening at my cousin’s home in Lowell Michigan. This small town has a lovely charm to it. For a town I don’t visit too often outside GR, this was my second visit in a week. My cousin’s home with not much around it, was so peaceful to spend the evening catching up and enjoying the Sun.

I loved how there were barely any cars that passed by, and it was a peaceful short getaway. It also made for some cliche shots in the street. On the second photo if you were wondering, they are some navy converse that I studded customarily with studs I purchased from Amazon!

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From top to bottom, I got the shirt recently as a birthday gift, which I believe is from Khol’s. I got the shorts from Hot Topic 2 years ago which I love for Summer, and finally as I mentioned earlier were the studded Converse I had done myself.

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Enjoy your week readers!

LookBook- Telephone

April 29th, 2013

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When my grandma was moving homes, there was a lot of sorting, and going through old things. Whilst rummaging through old Polaroids, notebooks etc, I came across this phone. This phone was already familiar to me. I remember my cousins, and I making fake phone calls from the upstairs bedroom due to whatever make-believe game we were playing that day. A little nostalgia behind it, and the fact it was super cool led me to ask my grandma for it, and of course she said go ahead! Makes a great decoration in my office, and maybe for a photo shoot or two 😉

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I wore this outfit to a carnival, although I ended up replacing the cardigan with a Chicago White Sox hoodie, it was a bit chilly, but things are beginning to warm up for Michigan. Especially the fact we have had random spurts of snow, this tank-top weather has been perfect!

  1. Stud earrings- Forever 21
  2. Necklace- Some stand in the mall from a long time ago.
  3. Round Sunglasses- Amazon
  4. Cardigan- Chaps
  5. Tank Top- Rue 21

Hope the weather is just as pleasant in your neck of the woods, enjoy your week readers!