I visited the Chicago Botanic Gardens last week and fell in love with this pink and purple fuschia! The contrasting outer layer creates a bold surprise when the flower opens and is the perfect inspiration for fashionable layering. This color combination is fun, bright, and sure to put a smile on your face when you catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror.
Superbowl or Puppy Bowl? Regardless of which one you choose to watch next Sunday, you will need a casual party outfit that is comfortable enough for a long afternoon of lounging on the couch and gorging on game day food. I suggested a simple (and machine-washable!) outfit last year, but this year I'm in the mood for something a little more festive.
This season I keep stumbling across sweaters featuring dogs and the Puppy Bowl is the perfect time to show your love of canines. Boden has a terrier sweater (as well as slippers available in the pink puppy print) and LOFT has an adorable schnauzer sweater. Layer under a cozy down vest and pair with denim and your favorite ankle boots. For a finishing touch, add a fun piece of dog-themed jewelry.
A game day outfit doesn't have to include a team jersey, especially if you are only watching to see the commercials. Take a unique approach and use the leather of the football as your inspiration. Start with a brown leather jacket and brown riding boots. Then play on the word "jersey" and slip on a jersey dress in your favorite color or pattern. Lastly, don't forget a pair of thick tights or leggings to stay warm (it is February after all)! You'll have a football inspired look that is chic and cozy.
P.S. Do you need a great chili recipe to round out your game day menu? Try this one!
Fall has finally arrived! Even though this summer was not terribly hot here in Chicago, I am still absolutely thrilled to see the temperatures drop into the 40s and 50s. The air is crisp and you can wear lots of cozy layers. Of course, fall fashion comes in so many variations, so today I am compiling some of the styles I like best.
Blazers and light jackets rule supreme during fall because their weight often allows them to act as both outerwear pieces and indoor layering pieces. This is especially helpful when you are running errands and are dashing between the cool weather outdoors and the warmer temperatures of the stores. A thin sweater underneath prevents excess bulk as well as chills from sharp gusts of wind.