It’s that in-between type of weather lately where in just one day, it can go from bitterly cold to warm with a cool breeze. On those days, I just want to wear a hoodie. So something like this hoodie mini dress is perfect to throw on for those types of days; wear it alone or accessorize it with cold weather gear!
I pulled out my knit hat and sleeves to add to this all black dress:
I also love this look with a black leather jacket:
I felt like I was needing a little edge this week. So what better way than to go leather and leopard? I couldn’t wait to bring out my faux leather leggings again since it has gotten colder out. I thought a loose fitting leopard silk top would go well with these as well as my cuffed high heeled booties. After looking in the mirror, I knew exactly what I needed to finish a sharp edgy look- a white blazer. I chose a white heavy blazer with an exposed silver asymmetrical zipper and long black tassel earrings.
There are days I don’t want to put an outfit together and I just want to throw a piece on and keep it simple. But that doesn’t have to be limited to a dress; especially with cooler days coming where I want to stay warmer in pants than bare legs. So the perfect alternative? A jumpsuit. Jumpsuits are fun and easy to accessorize, and easy to dress up for work or dress down for going out. This tapered leg, sleeveless jumpsuit with thin spaghetti straps is lightweight, tight fit yet comfortable and makes me channel my inner ninja…just a little.
black leather blazer to dress it up for work:
denim hooded vest to dress it down for play:
And a huge statement chain necklace with both…because why not?
Loose fitting short sleeved crop tops that don’t make me look boxy aren’t always easy to find. So once I find one with a pattern or design I actually like AND that fits my broad shoulders, I’m all over it. This one caught my eye immediately because of the checkered mesh overlay that makes it a delicate black and nude top which I always feel is more romantic than black and white.
I paired it with my slouchy high-waisted pants that have become an essential piece in my wardrobe because of the versatility and the comfort, of course. Plus they have pockets. Sold. And pink suede pumps…because well, they’re pink suede pumps.
Leather and lace are the perfect contrast together. So when I found this pencil skirt, I knew I had to have it. The length is work appropriate and I decided to pair it with a leather cropped blazer to complete the outfit.
There is also something about leather and red that makes good for a little middle-of-the-week attitude.
If you are looking for a piece that you can transition from dressy to casual for Fall, an essential must-have piece is the “shirt dress”. It’s comfortable, easy and you can’t go wrong whether it’s with heels or flats, belted or unbelted, with or without leggings, the list goes on. I found this particular dark charcoal shirt dress at Akira and knew I had to have it. It’s lightweight with nice detailing and the perfect blue-grey tone; perfect for the transition into Fall season.
I went with nude pumps, a cream tote, a gold and crystal statement necklace, sans belt and a dark berry lipstick.
I love brown with shades of grey. Actually, I love shades of grey with any color. So these brown boots and my faux fur vest to keep me warm on those windier afternoons is perfect with this dark charcoal.
If only it would stay this weather until the Spring, I’d be even happier!
How to dress during the transition between Summer and Fall can get interesting; one day it’s mid 70′s and the next day it’s low 50′s. In Chicago, that can happen all in the same day. So I chose this outfit to kick off my work week to balance this unpredictable Chicago weather as we say goodbye to Summer.
The high waisted pencil skirt is always a good option when it’s still nice enough to go bare legs. I chose a boxy white crop top to top it off to show off the high waisted skirt and grabbed a lightweight leather crop blazer incase it’s one of those days that it does drop to 50 by late afternoon.
I almost didn’t buy this crop top because I was scared the shape would make me look broad in the shoulders but I fell in love with the detailing and paired with something slim fit on bottom, I actually liked the shape after trying it on. Plus, it’s white. Need I say more.
My amazing friend gave me these MAC goodies and I was like a kid in a candy store. A MAC candy store and everything was delicious. And like every kid, I wanted to touch and play with them all. And I did.
And lastly, my favorite gift:
Loved it so much, I wore Candy Yum Yum with Magenta Madness pigment to top off the lip and a small amount of pigment on my cheeks for date night with my sister.
There are those days where I want to go out but I just can’t bring myself to get out of my sweatpants. Who says I have to? I found these grey joggers recently at Pitaya and they were so comfortable, I didn’t want to take them off. So I didn’t! I threw on a top, a boyfriend blazer and some heels and off I went! And I couldn’t have been more comfortable all day.
I have been looking for a pair of dark torn jeans for a while so when I found these at Pitaya and I liked the fit and the wash, I bought them immediately. That’s the problem I have with jeans. I’m particular about the fit and the wash. Naturally, these are still way too long but I like how they have just enough tear in them and I like the color of the blue so much, I just roll them up and throw on some heels.
I topped it off with a sheer black lace top and a black cami underneath.
We were headed to one of my favorite burger restaurants, 25 degrees. If you haven’t been here yet, you need to make sure this one is on your list. It’s on the corner of Clark and Superior near the North Side across the street from Zed 451 (another place you should put on your list for a good rooftop bar option). It is definitely on the top of my list of favorite burgers and it doesn’t hurt that the owners are from Michigan, so they play Tigers and Lions games here which is a nice bonus. Their ‘craft your own’ burger selection is ridiculous from the toppings to the cheeses and the sauces, oh my. They also have a fun, quirky drinks menu but I always end up with my go-to mojito. Their sweet potato fries are on point, and they offer half and half so you can choose regular friends or their amazing crisp and delicious onion rings.
I hope your mouth is watering and I’m sorry I didn’t take more pictures but as soon as the food came, it was devoured. GO THERE!