• europe,  fashion,  portugal,  travel

    Outfit: Peaceful park in Porto

    Outfit details: Anthropologie skirt (old) Banana Republic top (similar) Modcloth sandals (similar) White gold earrings (from my mother) I love to travel, and this wanderlust often necessitates traveling alone (as David will have work or we’re too poor to fly both of us somewhere). I don’t mind being a solo traveler, though getting pictures of oneself is always a bit of a challenge, usually resulting in some awkwardly-framed, slightly out of focus snapshots taken by well-meaning fellow tourists. As you may have noticed,…

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    Outfit: Prickly Prints

    Photos: David Potter Outfit details: Missguided shorts Merona blouse Modcloth sandals (old) Crafty Cows earrings Modcloth sunglasses Kate Spade purse (old; similar) Summer is finally in full swing here in Chicago, so what better way to beat the heat than in some fun cacti-printed shorts. These shorts are interesting not only for their hilarious print, but also because I’ve never really worn truly high-waisted shorts/pants before. I found I quite like the high-waist in these shorts, as I think they do a good…

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    Outfit: Black Tied

    Photos: David Potter Outfit details: Chi Chi London dress (via ASOS) Baublebar earrings Madewell bracelets Ted Baker flats (via ASOS) Betsey Johnson sunglasses Kate Spade purse (similar) black sash (from another dress) Not going to lie, I’m a sucker for lace and tulle, so when I spotted this Chi Chi London dress, I was sold. I also love the texture and detailing of it–it turns a relatively simple silhouette into a much more dimensional piece. It did need just a little something…

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    Outfit: Wavy Black Lines

    Photos: David Potter Outfit details: Corey Lynn Calter dress (via Couture Candy) Baublebar earrings ASOS purse SheIn bracelet Le Château wedges (old) vintage belt The trouble with doing posts with items from certain designers is that it does usually lead me to wandering around their sites, which often leads me to purchasing more of their pieces (it’s a vicious cycle!). Such was the case with this Corey Lynn Calter dress. I just fell in love with its wavy black lines (bonus points if you…

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    Outfit: Zebra Stripes

    Photos: David Potter Outfit details: Modcloth blouse Anthropologie skirt (old; similar) Modcloth sunglasses Sam Edelman flats Anthropologie earrings (old) My (mild) obsession with clothing items that have animals printed on them is well-documented, so it wasn’t surprising that I was quick to snatch up this adorable zebra-printed blouse from Modcloth. I was so tickled by the zebras that I couldn’t help but pair the blouse with this trusty Anthropologie skirt, complete with zebra-inspired stripes. A black-and-white striped skirt is a great staple,…

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    Outfit: A Novel Graphic Dress

    Photos: David Potter Outfit details: Sheinside dress (currently sold out) Modcloth heels (old) Betsey Johnson sunglasses Lilli Pop earrings Now, in recent years, I’ve certainly grown in my confidence in wearing bold and unusual prints, but this one probably takes the cake as one of the crazier ones I’ve worn. When I saw this dress on Sheinside, I just loved the graphic, comic book-esque nature of it–with an almost Roy Lichtenstein flavour to it. I felt a little bit like a superhero when wearing it…

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    Outfit: Birds in the bees

    Photos: David Potter Outfit details: Corey Lynn Calter dress (old) Ted Baker flats Anthropologie cardigan (old) Kate Spade earrings Kate Spade sunglasses (old; similar) bird necklace (bought in Portland) I’ve been re-visiting many of my “greatest hits” dresses of late–ones whose colour, fit and general sense of whimsy I just adore and that I won’t part with until they fall apart. This Corey Lynn Calter dress is an oldie but a goodie, bought from a little boutique in Portland a million years…

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    Outfit: Hats Entertainment!

    Photos: David Potter Outfit details: Anthropologie blouse, shorts and earrings Kaanas shoes Hat from Lincoln Park Zoo With summer weather finally hitting its stride, a sweet pair of shorts and a colourful, print blouse are just the ticket. My love-hate relationship with shorts was somewhat ameliorated by these fun, textured shorts from Anthropologie (particularly because they were on sale!). White shorts are always so tricky, in that they’re often so thin as to be basically translucent, so I particularly appreciated the…

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    Outfit: Lakeside strawberries

    Outfit details: Anthropologie dress (old) Funny Girl Designs flower clip (via Amazon) Kaanas shoes (via Anthropologie) Guess blazer (old) Oh, Hello Friend earrings This weekend, America celebrated its 239th birthday. While I tend to try and avoid 4th of July celebrations (loud sounds make me jumpy, and this holiday is particularly  rife with fire crackers), it was such a nice day that we couldn’t help but take an afternoon walk by the lake, munching on delicious strawberries. Though not American, I thought…

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    Outfit: Little Blue Dress

    Photos: David Potter Outfit details: Modcloth dress ASOS clutch Modcloth earrings Sheinside bracelet Nine West heels (similar) Much has been said about the “little black dress”, purportedly the go-to outfit for a stylish evening out because of its easy and flattering properties. While I don’t disagree with its status as the staple item for all things chic, I feel that summer weather calls for something a little more cheerful. I was immediately struck by this Modcloth dress–its striking colour, cut and detailing make it a viable summer…