“Must have Top” Friday

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Have you ever thought, “I have nothing to wear…?” If you are a human in heels you will answer “Of course, all the time!” Have you ever thought how does this happen? I found the answer, girls! We love shopping, right? We buy so many pretty things that we might wear once or twice and this is it! First of all we waste our money, second we damage nature by throwing it out.

This is why I decided to write about “Must Have” items every Friday. We will find here my favorite clothes, make up, skin care,  that I cannot live without.

I will start with my recent purchase at “BCBG MaxAzria”. I’m a big fan of this brand, always beautiful design combined with great quality! I have some pieces from BCBG that I’ve been wearing for years and are still very stylish!  The number one thing I need in my closet is my favorite pair of jeans and couple “ready to go” tops. They have to be comfortable, simple, and chic. Not easy to find those, right? This is what  BCBG MaxAzria is the best at! Their tops are to die for!

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I got this multi strap cutout Sleeveless Top in Burnt Orange a couple weeks ago at the Premium Fashion Outlet in Orlando, FL. I got it for only $63! What a find! For the summer we need something light and colorful, multi straps, that show off shoulders from the best side and that can worn in the  daytime with my favorite Free People ripped jeans or for a date night with a sexy skirt.

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I have a couple multi strap tops in my closet in different colors and finally I have no question how to look stylish any part of the day!

Here are my favorite tops from BCBG MaxAzria:

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Writer’s block

Hey everyone, I am back from my vacation or as most people would call it, writer’s block, but I didn’t have my creative juices at 100% so I needed to take some time off to recharge!  But here I am, back and better than ever.   I took the time off to reflect on my blog and the content that I was sharing with all of you.  I didn’t feel special about me, and looking at thousands of pictures of beautiful models in designer dresses which obviously someone who is a reguIar working girl can’t afford, caused me to begin to question my outer beauty.   Lots of women can not style themselves after the top models because it just is not affordable. We need to be creative in how  we use or budget to get the most out of it.  I can’t be alone in this constant struggle!   I want to keep sharing with you my tips about how to stretch a budget to keep your outward appearance flawless.   If your parents or husband isn’t a millionare, stay tuned for many great tips and advice on how to present yourself with all the class and beauty for a fraction of the cost!

A special thank to Shabbyappple for the collaboration and the beautiful skirt you shared with me which was my inspiration for the current shoot. You can use there skirts for everything from photo shoots to fancy events. Simply adding a beautiful top and a necklace and you are ready to go for any occasion.

 

 

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Skirt: ShabbyApple

Top: FrenchConnection

Heels: Guess

Clutch: Givenchy

Sunnies: Gucci

LOOKBOOK Hype Brunch

Recently, we hosted our second Lookbook Hype Event, the “Lookbook Hype Brunch” attended by 15 of Chicago’s hottest fashion bloggers at the world reknown Tavern on Rush!  We have been going to Tavern on Rush each monday for their “Girl’s Night” where you can win pair of Louboutines and thought what better place to host an event than at a restuarant that continues to support Chicago’s booming fashion industry.  Tavern on Rush was gracious enough to provide us with a private room with a balcony, and the weather could not be beaten! As bloggers, we took full advantage of the georgous balcony and city views to snap hundreds of great pics!

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The table decor was designed and decorated by me and hope everyone enjoyed the detail and time it took to make each hand crafted piece that was on display.

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Tavern on Rush was also generous enough to provide a full brunch and bar menu for our enjoyment.  The drink of the day was mimosas because nothing says brunch like a little OJ and champagne.  The tuna tartare was a big hit and a personal favorite.  All the dishes prepared were delightful.  The man dish that I choose was the crab cake benedict and the meal was simply delightful and the best brunch entree I’ve ever had.

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I want to say thank you to repeat sponsor Magnolia Bakery for the fabolous Cupcake arraingment which was again a bit hit and tasted fresh and sweet.  Also a shout out to Glamour Girl Tan for sponsoring the event with gift cards.

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Of course thanks to everyone who was able to make it and I can not wait to see you at our next event!

Videographer- Andrew Phan.

Like a “grown up”

A couple of days ago I figured out that I have grown up. I had very conflicting feelings about this. Should I be happy or sad? What should I wear? How show I spend my weekends now? So I decided to be more responsible with my life, have a healthy lifestyle, and be a better person. Sounds good right?

My first goal as a “grown up” is to continuing maturing as a person! Chicago has so many amazing museums and cultural activities and events to see and participate in! I’m a regular visitor at the Art Institute of Chicago and have been one for over 4 years. Each time I discover new galleries and exhibitions, but every time I go, I always start with the Modern Art Gallery, which holds such a great collection. It could seem very predictable that my favorite painter is Salvador Dali, and his painting “A Chemist Lifting with Extreme Precaution the Cuticle of a Grand Piano, 1936″ charms me again and again.

It’s spring now! A Beautiful time to decide to start a new life or “grow up” and start getting out of your comfort zone.  My next step will be about healthy choices, and on my next post I will tell you more about my workout routine and nutrition.

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Sunnies: Gucci

Jacket: BCBG Paris

Top: JCrew

Shorts: Michael Kors

Boots: DSW(unknown)

Neckless: H&M

A mile in Louboutin shoes.

Little black heels are as vital to a woman’s wardrobe as the little black dress. And in that same way, owning a pair of little black heels from Christian Louboutin is probably at the top of every shoe-lover’s bucket list — assuming she hasn’t already coughed up a paycheck to snag a pair.

I love a good pair of statement heels — Louboutin designs a wide variety of basic shoes that cater to his mainstream and cult followings. In his collections there’s a silhouette for everyone — and no one can resist the appeal of their signature red soles. For the shoe lover or the girl just looking to step up her shoe game, owning a pair of Christian Louboutins is the starting point.

“The shiny red color of the soles has no function other than to identify to the public that they are mine. I selected the color because it is engaging, flirtatious, memorable, and the color of passion.”

Christian Louboutin

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“People say I am the king of painful shoes. I don’t want to create painful shoes, but it is not my job to create something comfortable. I try to make high heels as comfortable as they can be, but my priority is design, beauty and sexiness. I’m not against them, but comfort is not my focus.”

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So true! Louboutin shoes are absolutely beautiful but mostly very uncomfortable. So be ready to sacrifice your comfort for fashion.

So here is my first Christian Louboutin Black and gold suede spike boots in Dolce&Gabbana ispired outfit.

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Coat: Ellen Tracy

Skirt: Top Shop

Headband: H&M

Sunnies: Jimmy Choo

Boots: Christian Louboutin