childhood

Real Outfit Recap + The Perils of Growing Up

I know, I know – a real outfit recap on a Monday?!  Last week was a doozy and I was out of commission all weekend.  I took Friday off to head to Ohio (my hometown) to help my mom pack up her house.  My parents built that house when I was 13 and I lived […]

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Moody Fall Florals

I told you last week that I was feeling mini dresses for fall, right?  Yep, I’m still loving those moody fall florals (shop floral dresses here).  This one is a little moodier–and a little more 90s.  As someone born in 1984, I consider myself a true 90s kid.  My siblings all identify as 80s kids […]

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Spring Leather (See Jane Wear)

IRO jacket (shop IRO jackets here), American Eagle jeans (shop distressed jeans here), Vince sweater, YSL bag (shop gray bags here ), Manolo heels Thank goodness for leather jackets in this weather.  You buy a jacket during fall, thinking that you’ll wear it through winter, but if you live in a place like Chicago, you end up wearing it […]

Ex-School Girl (See Jane Wear)

old J Crew skirt (similar here and here), IRO blazer (shop white blazers here), Gap tank (shop basic tanks here), Zara loafers (similar and shop loafers here), Chanel bag (shop Chanel bags here)  I can’t help my love of pleated skirts and loafers; four years of an all-girls Catholic high school will do that to you. […]