posted on: Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Do babes run the world? Yes. Does this babe love high-waisted mom jeans? Also yes!

I avoided wearing jeans for a long time because I never felt super confident in them. That all changed when the 90's style crept back in and suddenly I couldn't get enough. I snagged this pair of PacSun Mom Jeans recently and they are in heavy rotation. 

PacSun has really stepped up their denim game. You might remember a previous post with another pair that I got so many questions about! When choosing the right pair of denim I always make sure to go for the thicker material. And you can probably tell how much I love distressed jeans by now. 

I chose the PacSun Mom Jeans because of the long inseam. To all my long torso babes out there, a longer inseam does wonders on elongating the legs! You also can't beat their prices. 

If you're looking to revamp your closet with new denim for the upcoming school year, I've linked this pair along with other favorites from PacSun down below!


posted on: Tuesday, August 29, 2017

It's about time we had a massive dose of COLOR! I had such a great time styling 3 looks in partnership with HUE to celebrate all things bright and fun. I personally have seen myself gravitate much more to colors and prints this year and I can't wait to keep the vibes going. 

My favorite way to put together an outfit is by starting with a key piece then working around it. The focus of my looks were amazing pairs of HUE leggings. I love how each look is so different and has its own personality. 

For my first look I was really channeling fall. You really can't go wrong with burgundy and tartan print. I am obsessed with how the Tartan Loafer Skimmer looks and feels. No fidgeting or bagginess anywhere! And you know me...I love pairing a knotted, simple white tee! Leather jacket for bonus points. 

Another style trick I love is pairing casual pieces with heels. Take an oversized sweater, ripped HUE skimmers, plus your favorite slim heels for a super chic look. Shout-out to my current favorite color obsession- RED! 

For my last look I paired the new Patched Denim Skimmer with a bright yellow crop sweater and fishnet tights. Perfect fall transition look that is casual but still has loads of personality. 

Hope these outfits inspired you ladies to experiment with color this season! Which color is dominating your closet at the moment? I am so curious to know! 

Summer Denim With Express

posted on: Thursday, August 24, 2017

It was about time for another trip to the westside! This time I went decked out in Express

It's a harsh reality that summer is winding down so I'm squeezing in as many seaside days as possible. I'm not a huge planner- I enjoy the spontaneity of random, unexpected moments which is why getting lost in Venice is always so much fun. 

To match my easy, breezy vibe I decided to wear a look that was fitting. For the last year I've been so impressed with Express and in particular, their denim! I instantly fell in love with this pair of destroyed girlfriend jeans. I think the easiest way to add personality to your outfit is with ripped jeans. Just like adding some earrings or a great necklace, it's a way to accessorize and show some flair! And I'm all about the flair so I've also added links to more favorites from the collection down below.

I paired the jeans with a button down blouse and light army green trench- two perfect transitional pieces for fall! Ok, that's all I'll mention about fall for now haha. 

And because we love you, hop into an Express store to try on some denim for yourself! Use the code 1188 to receive $25 off your in-store purchase of $100+ now thru 9/15

Now, go enjoy these last bits of summer! 

High Quality Skinny Jeans

posted on: Tuesday, August 15, 2017

I am notoriously picky when it comes to skinny jeans. When I'm trying skinny jeans on, I know whether I will like them or not before I even get passed my ankles!

I know my body type and skinny jeans and I are not the exact best fit, BUT, I am obsessed with the silhouette nonetheless. You can't deny how chic they look especially in a dark wash paired with a blouse and pumps. Did I say chic already because CHIC!! 

For me there a few things that are super important in a good pair of skinnies:

+ high quality denim 
+ holds its stretch all day
+ doesn't leave you out of breath after putting them on

I must say, I instantly felt like a was wearing a second skin when I tried this pair on from Ann Taylor. There's always a 50/50 chance and this time I definitely scored! 

Lollapalooza with Bed Head by Tigi

posted on: Sunday, August 13, 2017

Last week I expanded my festival attendance roster with my first trip to Lollapalooza with Bead Head by Tigi! I have always been drawn to Lollapalooza because I love how the festival takes place right in the heart of the city. You honestly can't beat the backdrop of Grant Park and the Chicago skyline. Insanely gorgeous. 

Before I headed to the festival each day I spent time at Bed Head's pre-festival event at the Hard Rock Hotel. It was the perfect place to get my hair done, listen to music, and sip on a cocktail before the music madness. 

For festivals I love to keep my hair done in a way that I know will last all day and withstand a ton of running around and dancing. I decided to go with the classic top-knot look. I was beyond thrilled with how it came out! I'm so glad I watched my stylist execute it because she taught me an amazing trick: 

+ section off your hair 
+ grab the top of your hair and divide it into two ponytails
+ secure each ponytail with a thin hair tie 
+ secure both ponytails together with another hair tie 
+ twist each ponytail into a bun  


By having two separate ponytails you are able to keep the part in the front any way you like it. So easy yet such a huge difference! I was obsessed with two of the products we used to style. The first was the Bead Head Small Talk 3-in-1 Thickifier which adds body and volume. Add a few drops to your roots to breath new life into them! 

Then to finish off the look I gave my locks a heavy dose of Superstar Queen for a Day Thickening Spray. It adds body, lift, and volume that literally kept my hair in place all day and night. 

Big thanks to Bed Head for hosting an incredible weekend. I will miss the city, the music, and definitely that deep dish pizza!