Category: Styled For Spring

Lilac & Lace


Formal spring events call for pastel colors and bold accessories. For this occasion, I paired my new favorite BCBG dress with a bold necklace and bracelet. I loved the detailing on my dress and wanted that to be my focus, so I kept my jewelry neutral and metallic. I chose to slick back my hair into a ponytail to make the look more modern. My best friend Jessi looked bold and beautiful in her royal blue, Charlotte Russe, jumpsuit. Cheers to some spring weather!

A Formal Affair

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Last weekend was the Academy Awards, so to speak, for my campus’ Greek land. Each house attends an award ceremony for Greek Week and it is encouraged to wear formal attire. All of the sorority women get glammed up from head to toe for the evening and the fraternity men put on their suits and ties.

For the occasion, I chose to take an edgy approach to my ensemble. I paired a zip-up Asos shift dress with mixed metal jewelry and an army green chain-strap purse. My strappy leather BCBG heels were the perfect touch to finish off the look.

What I’m Wearing:

Dress: blue shift – Asos

Necklace: mixed metal – Stella and Dot

Bracelet: glitzy gold – Stella and Dot

Purse: army green – Express

Shoes: black strappy – BCBG

Whimsical Power Play

School is in full swing and, as a fashion design student, my life is consumed with long hours spent in the sewing lab and illustration studio. I embrace the free time I have, and enjoyed taking a stroll downtown with my favorite blogger bestie The Stylish Print. When I was conjuring up this ensemble, I envisioned a whimsical take on a powerful look. I mixed bold bright colors with a floral print for a feminine and playful attitude. The pleated sheer skirt added a bright pop while also bringing out a color in the delicate floral print. This flirty outfit was topped off with a pair of statement magenta platform heels and a cream hair bow to accent my braid.

What I’m Wearing:

Top: blue floral print – Nordstrom

Skirt: sheer pleated – Forever 21

Necklace: colorful gold – Dry Goods

Heels: magenta platform – Target


Breezy, Bold & Backyard-Chic

Here, I paired my skirt with a floral lace top and fun necklace. The tank was perfect because it was breezy enough to keep me cool on the hot day, but provided enough coverage so you could barely see my stomach. My necklace was an awesome accessory to pair with the skirt because it included a few of the same hues. When wearing a longer skirt that hits around my knees, I will typically wear a heel. For this look in particular, I wore a pair of black sandal wedges to elongate my legs. This ensemble was breezy, bold and backyard-chic.

What I’m Wearing:

Tank: ivory lace – Urban Outfitters

Bandeau: black – Forever 21

Necklace: gold circles – Francesca’s

Skirt: bold patterned – {made by yours truly!}

Wedges: black – Fergalicious brand

Graphic Tank With Bold Stripes

I’m finally home for the summer! I was welcomed back to Chicago yesterday with sunny, yet brisk, weather. This outfit was an edgy twist to a feminine dress and was perfect for running errands around town. I decided to pair my favorite maxi with a graphic tank and added bold accessories. I tied the bottom of the shirt to improve the fit and create a focal point at my waistline. The emerald in this necklace worked perfectly as it gave this achromatic look a touch of color.

What I’m Wearing:

Tank: B&W graphic – Forever 21

Dress: striped maxi – Forever 21

Necklace: gold and emerald – Nordstrom

Earring: cuff with chains – Topshop

Boots: black combat – Steve Madden