7 Layer Dip

Another solution for mega cold weather: a million layers. I wore this for lunch with a dude friend, followed by meeting his lady friend at the Armani store.  I had wanted to pair this sweater with the green necklace, and I just kept piling on layers.

Fun fact: one of the shopgirls at Armani assumed these boots were J. Crew! Umm, not exactly…

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That’s A Wrap

FREEZING OUT! I wore this just to go shopping, but shopping in the city means a lot of outdoor time. My favorite trick for when it’s super cold is to wear my cheapest sweater. You heard me! Cheap sweaters are made of cheap, synthetic fabrics which trap in your body heat. This wrap sweater is an old go to for cheap warmth. I had forgotten about these (also cheap!) fur lined boots. Paired with wool socks, these babies kept my feet nice and toasty.

The drawback to all this synthetic heat is that the fabrics don’t really breathe once you are inside. Between my plastic layers and the additional 50% off sale items at J. Crew, I was in a bit of a sweat.

(I only tossed on these necklaces for a little pop of color in the pictures, but I took them off to make room for a big scarf once I headed out.)

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It’s Turtle Time!

WOW, I forgot how much better pictures look when taken outside! Jill had been trying to get me to agree to outdoor pictures for several days – she is made of hearty Greek stock and I am a sad little wimp. I finally agreed on this day when I was pretty bundled up. It was beautifully sunny out and actually not too cold, until the wind hit us! Even she realized we had made a terrible mistake. We sucked it up and took a few shots quickly, and then agreed not to do this again unless the temperature was at least 45 degrees.

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Just Gonna Stand There And Watch Me Burn(out)

I was warned that the other couple we had dinner plans with were coming “very casual”.  That was fine with me, since I spent the first half of this Saturday barfing up the Old Fashioneds I had the night before (NEVER AGAIN.).

I tossed these jeans back on, and immediately grabbed for this favorite burnout sweatshirt that hasn’t gotten much play recently. I threw a bunch of sparkly jewelry on – including this ooold Gap necklace with flannel plaid that ties into a bow in the back. The red boots added a pop of color, and kept the jeans from dragging on the soggy ground outside.

I later added this plaid blazer over for additional warmth, which came in very handy in the chilly Blue Line Lounge.

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I ordered new laces since the ones that came with were way too long and way too bright. I found these on Amazon.

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  • Necklace old Gap (similarish)
  • Sweatshirt old Forever 21 (similar)
  • Tee Nikibiki (buy in Suntan)
  • Rhinestone bangle favor from Indian wedding (similar)
  • Gold Bangle ?? (similar)
  • Watch Fossil (buy)
  • Jeans American Eagle (buy)
  • Shoes Nature Breeze via Barefeet Shoes (buy half size up, last worn)
  • Lips CoverGirl Natureluxe Gloss Balm in Peony (buy)

Boots With The Fur (With The Fur)

Last day off until Back to School!

Here’s what I wore just to run some errands. It was COOOLD out, so I wore minimal jewelry. My hair is still a little wet in these pictures; I normally just let it air dry, but today was so chilly I decided to blow dry it a little to speed up the process. Not the most amazing outfit ever, but I figured I’d sneak in a super casual look before it’s back to work clothes every day.

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  • Sweater old Gap (ebay, similar)
  • Tee American Apparel (buy in Athletic Grey)
  • Necklace old Forever 21 (similar)
  • Jeans Old Navy (buy in Hudson)
  • Boots old Tsubo (similar)

Un-Bull-ievable!

New Year’s Eve started off pretty normal. The Mr and I had tickets to the afternoon Bulls game, but we woke up and got ready pretty early. Mr suggested that we take my new Canon Rebel out for a spin down in Millennium Park.

I made him stop at Nordstrom Rack first (OF COURSE) to pick up some new gloves. Millennium Park was PACKED, especially around The Bean! We took some pictures and fooled around with the few camera settings we learned to use. Eventually we made our way over to The Faces, and this picture:

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quickly became this picture:

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!!!!!!!!

But I digress 🙂

Here is what I wore to the game. I bought this Rachel Roy shirt in Philadelphia with my Daffy’s gift card (oddly enough). I usually just sleep in it, and I actually struggled a little to put it in an outfit without looking like an angsty teen. I’m as sick of looking at these boots as you are, but knowing that we would be hanging out in the park, naked ankles were NOT an option.

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And here’s an extra ring shot, just because 🙂

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How A Leopard Changes Its Spots

No seriously, they can!

I got a lot of compliments on this hairdo (two french braids, ends shoved under the other with Spin Pins), which was really just a solution to waking up too late to wash it. But most curiously, this necklace inspired a lot of compliments from the preteen boys. They are generally charming young men who have grown up around a lot of women, so usually this wouldn’t phase me. But after being perplexed by the third “I like your chain”, a fourth young man explained that it looked like I “stole a lock chain and dipped it in gold.” I was also told I’m “just like 2 Chainz.” Ahh, boys.

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  • Sweater old Forever 21 (similar)
  • Tee Nikibiki (buy in Suntan)
  • Necklace Forever 21 (buy)
  • Trouser jeans old Gap (similar, last worn)
  • Bracelets old Forever 21 (similar)
  • Shoes Dr. Scholl’s via TJ Maxx (similar, last worn)
  • Nails Sally Hansen Lustre Shine in Plume (buy)
  • Lips Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Rendezvous (buy)