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When you are asked to host an event in Chicago with Tiffany & Co. and Coveteur, you do not hesitate. Plus it gave me an excuse to catch up on all the Lou Malnati’s pizza, my best friend, my family, etc, etc. I brought my four year-old who spent most of my 5 days in Chicago catching up with cousins over Lego’s and my sister’s yummy cooking. While he was catching up with family, I was able to connect with Chicago blogger friends I have missed since moving to LA. Tiffany gave me a great excuse to go back home, host an event on a rooftop, talk with guests from all over the country, enjoy eats and sips and try on the new Tiffany Hardware collection. SWOON. It is so lovely and edgy – the pieces all went with what I was wearing, my favorite being the rings. I was so thankful for the friends and family who came out to support me and the collection. If you were there and reading this, THANK YOU! It brought a smile to my face to meet people who said they follow me and came out to see the collection. All in all a lovely stay and I’ll have to admit, I’m missing that room service.

blazer TWO PENNY BLUE :: white pants SIMILAR :: camisole H&M :: heels MODE COLLECTIVE

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Shot on location at the Park Hyatt Chicago and Flamingo Rum Club



I get asked often where I get my luxury items at a discount. To be honest, I scour the sites of used luxury items. Some are in new or near new condition and I pay a fraction of the retail price. Recently, I bought an Hermes belt at The Real Real and loved the product. Only regret was not buying a larger size. See below some of my luxury item picks. See how I styled my Hermès belt here and here.

Hermès / I love to find investment finds as Hermès belt

Gucci Marmont pumps 

Burberry leather trench  and classic trench

Processed with VSCO with a6 presetThis top is making all my high school black bandana dreams come true. I like pairing it with the oh-so-stretchy black jeans. Because it’s all about blouses, prints, and movement, (aka fringe) this Fall. Love seeing all the looks and discovering so many amazing labels here at NYFW. Back in LA in 24 hrs. Happy weekend loves!

print blouse CHELSEA & WALKER SIMILAR :: jeans MOTHER :: boots ASH :: sunnies WESTWARD LEANING




coat similar by TOBI / pants THEORY / boots MODE COLLECTIVE


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Photography by Jorjah – B / Jacket, tee, skirt and boots, All BURBERRY


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Didn’t expect to be moving 2200 miles away from Chicago for New years 2015, but here we are. I’m grateful that 2015 has been a year of learning, growth and awesome opportunities. We are overjoyed to spend 2016 putting new roots in California! I’ve rounded up some of my favorite looks I hope you enjoy. I thank God I can do something I love, and YOU for your constant support!






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So sometimes I like to consider this blog my running Christmas list. For instance, please notice this black and white jacket I’m wearing. Can you imagine Winter without this jacket? I didn’t think so. It’s unexpected texture for that last minute New Years Eve fête that adds a little something extra to my busted knee jeans and tee game. I know, I know, you can thank me later.

watch MOVADO / jacket TOPSHOP / jeans / heels FOREVER21

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Wrap up the weekend in the chicest scarf, (for $30!). The vibrant colors happen to go with everything in my closet, making it crazy versatile. Shop the look below, now back to all that packing . . .


Scarf BP NORDSTROM / Sweater MISSGUIDED / Leggings / Boots SKINNYCALF use code Shalice20 for 20% off


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 . . . at the offices, not the theatre, but still smiling!


It is always amazing how the most wonderful plan can go awry with kids. It seems so lovely when you are planning it in your head. There are Christmas carols in the background and everybody is smiling and a light snow is softly floating around us as we walk to The Nutcracker at the Joffrey. Right. So what really happened on the day of the show was that we somehow went to the Joffrey office–walking in Hurricane Katrina wind, no snow in sight–instead of the theater, making us late, which in turn had us waiting around in the upstairs holding area. Everybody really loved that part. So far, so bad. And then we were seated, behind the orchestra pit! And then … it was magic. I really can’t say it any other way. My girls were entranced; my boys were enthralled; the hubs and I were thrilled. It was everything you would expect from The Nutcracker by the Joffrey Ballet Company. The music, the jumping, the beautiful, beautiful ballerinas … and to top it all off, the Radison Blu hosted a family event for Friends of the Joffrey right after the performance. The kids are still talking about the face painting, ballet slippers, and Rudolph crafts! It was a night for the books. Many many thanks to the Joffrey Ballet for the wonderful night!

my coat MODCLOTH / jeans AEO / boots ROCKPORT 


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Guys, Sam Edelman has stepped it up! Let me tell you, choosing my favorites was hard work!  Alas, I prevailed, and here are my selections: A shearling wedge bootie that doesn’t sacrifice comfort for style, and a classic fringe tall boot. I’ll also be wearing the latter with cutoffs come warmer weather. Happy weekend!

Fringe Boot SAM EDELMAN / leather shorts  /black trench SIMILAR

Wedges SAM EDELMAN / Plaid SIMILAR / Jeans SIMILAR / leather jacket 

Shot in the Chicago Loop / Photography TEK STILES 





Honestly, I’m not the best gift giver, my sister takes that crown, but I can at least shock my friends and family on occasion when I gift them my favorite faux fur pieces. The latter of which are linked here from MODCLOTH. I was shocked at their selection from fox mugs to blankets to faux fur collars. One stop shop for stockings and my kids teachers. Hurry! They have 2 day shipping option for the procrastinators too. Shop the look below and don’t forget to enter the giveaway HERE 

Giveaway details:  8 winners a day will receive a $100 GC, 1 grand prize winner will receive a $1000 GC. 

These prizes are for US customers only that are 18 years of age or older. They will be given unique codes for gift certificates. Enter via here. Good luck! Also, see my picks from MODCLOTH on Pinterest.

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Sweater coat MODCLOTH

coat JOA from MODCLOTH / Faux fur (taken from the MODCLOTH sweater coat)







The news is out: Sperry boat shoes are now customizable! I have always wanted a navy pair, and now I can have one! I secretly love navy paired with black. It’s unconventional, and maybe that’s why I love it. So, if you’re curious how the process goes, I filled out a form and then they arrived. Complicated, huh? I also had the option of picking panel colors, tabs, thread, laces, and monogram just to name a few. How great is that? They do, however, take a bit longer than the average ship. So, make a note that shipping takes 3 weeks from order date. But as we all know, that which is worth having is worth waiting for.

SPERRY (I also like these and these) / Jeans SIMILAR LESS RIP  / Top VINCE CAMUTO /

Jacket SIMILAR (Faux fur stole)

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