Sunday, September 29, 2013


"Look" du jour from my first day in Paris! Plus some photos from my first excursion to LadurĂ©e :)

Also I snuck in a cool street style photo for you all.. I just can't explain how Parisians look so effortlessly chic ALL THE TIME!

That's all for now, I am exhausted from all of my Macaron Eating.

Sweater: Bcbg
Skirt: Vintage
Boots: Frye 
Leather Jacket: Topshop


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Travel Diary 1: Cannes // Monaco // Eze

I have decided that throughout my travels this semester I'm going to keep you all updated via outfit posts & scenic photos. I've been keeping my camera with me during most days so I hope to capture some great moments to share with you all !

Where am I now? : La Riviera

There really isn't too much that I can say about the French Riviera & all its glamour.. I think the beauty is best spoken through photograph. It's a place I had never traveled to before, and I can honestly say that I would be perfectly ok staying here for.. well.. forever. The locals have been very friendly and accommodating as I continue to practice my French ( I am impressed with my progress, thus far)!

One of the reasons I cannot really bring you an outfit post this week is because it is just SO SUNNY. I did not bring the proper lens equipment to prepare for the lighting (which, I totally am not going to complain about, I'm a sun- aholic), but it truly does not make for great photography (hence my orange tinted skin.. I'm not really so orange, although definitely pretty tan). However, if you all enjoy these kinds of posts I will definitely continue putting them together. Otherwise, I will keep to strictly outfit posts.. they just may be slightly more sporadic than before due to my crazy schedule.

All of these photos were taken in Cannes, Monaco (Monte Carlo), and the tiny village of Eze. I'm leaving for Paris on Saturday where I will spend the next three months.. I hope to plan some travels to Berlin, Munich, Prague, All of Italy, and perhaps others, time permitting. Any suggestions or advice for me? Please leave me a comment.. 

Oh! Is there also any interest in me writing my posts in French? I can do so if there is.. please let me know :)


Monday, September 16, 2013

Bonjour de Cannes!

Bonjour!!!! I am finally in France! I had a two day stop in London and I wish I could have brought you some photos.. but it rained everyday. Hard. So .. I bring you this beautiful scenery instead (Although, you are really beautiful too London).

Thought I would mix in some scenery too because My outfit is simple & breezy to cope with the hot sun here (I am trying to extend my summer.. obviously.. london you were COLD). It is only my second day in Cannes and I have about 12 more days here, so I will bring you many more photos. I will be traveling downtown tonight for the first time so I cannot wait to photograph it :)

Cannes this week, Monaco on Saturday, St. Tropez on Sunday ( I know, my life is difficult right now). So look forward to some posts coming! My beautiful roommate here has been so kind to agree to take my photos while in France, thank goodness. I will probably be starting non-outfit-photo posts too.. kind of like a travel diary! I hope that interests you all!

Dress: Mes Demoiselles Paris
Shoes: Prada
Bag: Madewell


Saturday, September 7, 2013


Not too much to say other than I'm getting really excited for Paris.. only 6 more days (ahh!)
Also, pretty nervous.. but I'm thinking that most everyone gets a little nervous before moving to another country..

I've been thinking a lot about my Paris style too, and this general theme of "tough and feminine" has been seen throughout some of my more recent outfits. I paired a sweet pink velvet polka dot dress from Koshka with my favorite roughed up denim jacket, and some sweet & pretty Miu Miu mary janes (also a NYC "souvenir.") There's that necklace again too.. wish I could take it off my neck.. but would you look at that, I just can't!

Everybody getting excited for fall? I know I ammm 

Dress: Shop Koshka (here!)
Jacket: Leith
Shoes: Miu Miu
Bag: Madewell
Pendant: Vintage

 XOXO Lovelies

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

And the Winner Is...!

First of all, I want to say a HUGE thank you to all the participants in my Shoe Cult by Nasty Gal Giveaway! I couldn't have asked for a better response and I truly appreciate all of the time and effort you took to create your looks and explain them to me :) They were all so wonderful.. I know it sounds cheesy, but I really really really wanted to buy you all a giftcard because they were all that good! However, I could only pick one winner, and her name is Miss Roza Zanini! 

"Life Is Wonderful"

I just found her styling and aesthetic so elegant. I love the way she used the Minx pump in such a feminine way! Just lovely, So thank you Roza! 

I really wanted to showcase some of the other awesome entries I had though, I truly enjoyed looking through them & reading them all!!

Here is some of the other FANTASTIC styling *_*

"Strut" By Likeaharte (Ivana Petrovic)

"ShoeCult" by Ashley Brooke

"Join The Cult" by Lauren

"Nymph" By Rayann Co 

By Magdalena Hajduckova

"#41" by Caroline

"Black & White" by BeBetter 

"Dotted Steps" By Lily

Once again, Thank you all so much for your fab descriptions and your pinterest boards.. if there was an easy way to display that up here I totally would! They were all so great.. I can't thank you guys enough. I hope to bring you another rockin' giveaway soon!!!!

(A million) XOXOXO's 


Monday, September 2, 2013

Getting Ready For Fall

Plaid, Tartan, Flannel, you name it.. I'm excited to wear it this fall. Forget the Pumpkin Spice Lattes (even though we all know this is a Fall favorite, too), I'm all about the warm & cozy classic patterns that make us believe that cooler weather and comforting feelings are right around the corner.

I'm also really into Zodiac Signs, spiritualism, astrology, and philosophy.. all that sort of jazz.. So I paired my favorite pattern with one of my newer zodiac tanks from Enter Utopia. I wore one of my staples, the Nasty Gal black scuba skirt, and some adorable Boohoo heels with my new tank. Oh! I even accessorized a little more than usual with a vintage patent black clutch and a vintage 1960's lucite cross pendant (that I recently acquired in Chicago.. and am a little obsessed with). 

On my way out of the park, a butterfly landed on my arm and crawled down to my hand and just sat there for awhile.. hopefully some luck is coming my way. So beautiful!

PS: Thank you everyone for entering my Nasty  Gal giveaway! I will be going through the many many entries today and picking a winner.. I will announce the winner on my blog on Wednesday! Keep an eye out for an email from me ;) XOXO

Tank: Enter Utopia (Find it here!)
Blazer: Heed
Skirt: Nasty Gal
Heels: Boohoo (Here!)
Necklace: Vintage
Clutch: Vintage