Tailored Brights


This blazer is quickly becoming a favorite in my wardrobe.  I love the detailing on it and the bright purple lining is such a fun, unexpected element.  In the winter I like to pair my darker tones with pops of color so I paired my jacket and jeans with this electric yellow blouse.  This outfit would be a perfect day-to-night ensemble and all of the pieces are extremely versatile.  I don’t have a ton of money so reusable pieces are a MUST.


sunglasses: Free People // Necklace: In God We Trust // blazer: J.Crew

blouse: Urban Outfitters // jeans: United Colors of Benetton // shoes: Frye



Fall Trends: For the Birds

This outfit isn’t necessarily “trendy”, but it definitely feels like fall.  This is the last in my Fall Trends series and I think it’s perfect to end on this note.  I generally don’t wear a lot of browns because I’m not great at styling them.  I never know what colors work with brown but this outfit is perfect!

Fall Trends: For the Birds

I love the peter pan collar and the playful pattern that almost acts as a neutral because of the darker colors.  Also, how incredible is the sheer back of this top?  Such a sexy little surprise!  I would have never picked up a pair of brown pants on my own but these were so fabulous that I’ve officially added them to my wishlist.

Fall Trends: For the Birds

Purse: Melie Bianco $98 // Pants: Sanctuary $158 // Blouse: Kensie $78

This is the last of my posts from Art Effect.  A huge thank you to my wonderful friend Alex for helping me coordinate this and for styling such fantastic outfits for me.  I can’t wait to work with Art Effect again.


Fall Trends: Teacher Knows Best

As soon as I put on this outfit all the ladies who were styling me told me I looked like a teacher.  I felt like a really stylish teacher, but I can’t say I would have looked out of place at the head of a classroom.  One of my favorite parts of this experience was wearing outfits I never would have put together on my own yet feeling totally comfortable in them.  These pants by Sanctuary are incredibly comfortable and this top was so delicate and beautiful.

Art Effect Fall Trends

earrings: Art Effect $18 // blouse: Waverly Grey $205 // jeans: Sanctuary $139

The fall trend in this is found in the mustard color of my pants.  Apparently it’s all the rage and I love it!  If you have fair skin like I do it’s sometimes tough to pull off mustard but pairing it with a bright top solved that problem right away.

Fall Trends: Art Effect Chicago

We paired it with these sweet red earrings and I posed with a globe because, why not?  This was definitely one of my favorite looks!  How do you feel about mustard this fall?  I really thought it was a trend I couldn’t wear but I’m excited to see that if I find the right pieces it will absolutely work for me!

Remember, you can get all of these looks at Art Effect in Chicago.  If you aren’t local, check out their website.  You will not be disappointed.