So this is the last of the Iowa photo shoots! We took these pics on the Arsenal Bridge crossing over the Mississippi. Super creepy because the bridge is entirely grated so you can see the water below your feet. Anyways, was in a sparkly mood so I opted for sequins, glitter and more glitter. Shining is every girl’s prerogative after all . These Miu Miu pumps have quickly become the most worn item in my closet. I love the curved heel!Wearing Theory tuxedo blazer, Joe’s leggings, sequin scarf, Calvin Klein belt and Miu Miu heels.
Super excited about today and the Refinery street style shoot! I finally met Amy of chicagostreetstyle.com and Shani, the Chicago editor for Refinery29. T‘was a true pleasure. After the shoot, David and I shot some pics of my outfit in Lincoln Park. I am a huge fan of femi items and the silhouette of the skirted coat makes me feel so womanly! The headband is actually a thick sterling silver chain necklace. I wanted to add some edge and liked it’s crown-esque vibe! I love repurposing items in my wardrobe — makes me feel so green.
Wearing Marvin Richards coat, Hue opaque tights, vintage brooch, vintage Chanel handbag, Liz Palacios earrings, Sterling silver necklace as headband and Miu Miu heels.
Louis Vuitton, photographed by Steven Meisel
Prada, photographed by Steven Meisel
Miss Dior, photographed by Mikael Jansson
Mulberry, photographed by Frida Gustavsson
First of all, Louis Vuitton killed it. I am in l-o-v-e with this campaign, and am feeling a strange urge to wrap my body in cotton candy. The look and feel is bold but soft…mind boggling. Prada was a definite must. The retro vibe is enamoring, and I need that yellow bowler bag. Two words for Miss Dior — Mila Kunis. Amazingly, the handbag is the focal point in every shot — real product marketing. Mullbery’s mega-sized carnival scene totally pulled me in. Is anyone else craving ice cream? Lastly, Versace or should I say Ver-sexy? Gisele’s body with those camera angles is the essence of femininity. Which shots are your favorite?
It’s no secret — I heart animal prints. They are a wardrobe staple. With a wild rep (hehe), they’re typically saved for secondary flair like shoes and accessories. But with all the pattern and texture mixing in the style world, I thought a hybrid ensemble was in order.
Here, I calmed the prints with a neutral palette of grays, browns and black. I added some texture with the fox fur collar, sheer tights and sparkle shoes to add a few points of interest. Those fun extras are where your flavor and personal style shine. If you’ve got the personality to rock it — STRUT IT OUT.
D and I went home to Iowa to visit my fam for the holidays. Now let me tell y’all, being surrounded by pure love and earth is soothing to the soul. However, it is REALLY cold, which requires some layering. Ladies, this is the time to get creative with your summer tanks and tees. Layered over an oxford or sweater, they can make a fancy “vest,” while adding a bit of stylish insulation. What kind of combos can you conglomerate?
Also in this post, a pair of nude patent leather wedges I found on a recent visit to Nordstrom Rack. They go with EVERYthing, and they’re comfy. Great find—though they didn’t fare well in the cornfield. Happy 2012, everyone!! Wearing Seven for all Mankind jeans, Anthropologie button-up, belt and headband, J. Crew sequin tank, Lavender by Vera Wang wedges, and my lovely mother’s pearls.