Weekly Wears

Holy moly we made it to Friday! I was hit with a killer migraine on Wednesday, so I am definitely ready for some weekend hangs. It’ll be another chilly couple days here in Chicago. But I am desperately trying to hold on to hope that Spring will show up at some point. I just don’t know how much longer I can dress for winter weather.

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Pirate Peasant // I was told two things when I wore this outfit. 1. “That shirt looks like you stole it fromCaptain Jack Sparrow” and 2. “Shannon, is that like a peasant bohemian look you’re trying out today?”

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Princess Polka // This oversized blazer has always proven a challenge to style. But so far I love it with this dress, and this romper. What do you think?

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Peplum Parolee //  The sweetness of a peplum meets the rugged striped tee. I love this Free People top paired with some olive corduroys. While this outfit isn’t seasonally appropriate, neither is the weather here.

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B@$iC biT(h // Hunter boots, black skinnies, and an oversized scarf. Wow. Very basic. I personally think there is nothing wrong with being “basic” it merely means you have the same interests as a large group of people. Isn’t that the foundation of making relationships…? Also, how awkward do I look here? haha

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Post-sickness Vibes // I was sick the day before, so I opted for a loose comfy tee, low messy bun, and my tried and true blue jeans. Classic.

Which outfit is your favorite?

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Weekly Wears

image70’s Librarian // By now I’m sure you’ve all heard about the revival of 70’s fashion. Suede has been the my personal favorite trend to make a comeback. It works so well as a neutral while making you look classically chic!

imageO-live Spring // Get it? Get it? Like “I Love Spring” but I also look like an olive haha. I’ve always been a sucker for this color combination. Although spring time in the Chicago still has us Chicagoans reaching for layers – including heavy vests and scarves, I love the extra daylight and the promise of summer.

imageChef Shannon // Someone told me these pants look like the ones chefs wear to work, and I can’t really disagree. But I will say they are SO cute and I got a ton of compliments when I sported them at work this week. You definitely need to pair this loud print with a simple top and accessories.

imageWinged Woman // Is it just me, or does this outfit make me look like I have wings? After looking at this combo, I’m not sure I would repeat this number… In the words of Hannah Montana: “everyone makes mistakes”

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Baby Blues // Can you tell I am excited to wear color again? I usually stick to a seasonal clothing pallet, which means I wear a lot of black and grey in the winter, and a ton of color in the spring and summer. I was surprised to find I loved the two blue color combo, but it just worked.

Which outfit is your favorite?

Currently Craving: Spring Jackets

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Happppyyyyyy Hump Day! We’ve made it mid-week and what better way to celebrate this accomplishment than perusing some delicious spring jackets? Of all outerwear, I would say Spring has some of my favorite options.  I absolutely love all the jacket trends that are surfacing this year, and I can’t wait to get my grubby little paws over them hahaha.

  1. Bomber Jackets are all the rage this season. It’s pretty easy to see why. These little dudes just scream varsity chic, and I love the Navy blue option.
  2. A twist on the classic trench has left me drooling. I absolutely love the drapery of this jacket.
  3. It’s always good to have a bit of a wild card option. This jacket has a loud print, but the classic colors save it from being an eyesore.
  4. Similar to number 2, but a little lighter/more casual. This number would pair perfectly with your simple swing dresses. Long live drapery!
  5. I already have a classic jean jacket that I’m obsessed with. But I’m pretty sure I need this white version to really complete my spring jacket wardrobe.

Which jacket is your favorite?

Weekly Wears

Happy Friday everyone 🙂 I hope your week has been a great one and you’ve had some time to enjoy this extra hour of sunlight! It’s amazing what more daylight has done to my post-work mood. So are you ready for some outfits?!

U of I Fan // Not sure if any of you are aware but this week was the start of March Madness! While I don’t even know if U of I is in the basketball competition (assuming not), these are their colors and it made me look kinda sportsy?

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Drapey With a Side of Structure // I like the combination of this super flowy tunic with the jean jacket. With the coming of Spring, I felt it was necessary to add a little pop of color to a seemingly dark outfit. I’ve been wearing dark colors almost exclusively through winter, so I’m really excited to put a punch of color back into my wardrobe.

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Madam Monochromatic // I had been searching high and low for a simple black skirt for a while when I stumbled upon this number at Cross Roads. I love the yoga pant fold-over top (sorry that sounds like a mouthfull). If you go the monochromatic route, it looks a bit like a dress!

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Ariana Inspired //  Twin and I watched the SNL that Ariana Grande hosted. If you haven’t seen it yet I would highly recommend (girl is mega talented). While I don’t have quite enough hair to make her statement pony tail, I opted for a half-pony and actually loved how it looked! The only part of my outfit that was Ariana inspired were my shoes. Since she’s so tiny, she is always wearing a pair of heels.

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So how was your week? Which outfit do you like best?

Weekly Wears

Another week has come and gone, which means another round-up of outfits! I only have four looks for you this week because I was running super late for work on Wednesday. Life happens, ya know?

Bulls & Blackhawks Basics // On Monday Kayla, my brother, and I went to a Chicago Bulls game! I’m not a huge sports fan, so I didn’t have any Bulls swag to wear. Instead I opted for a team inspired color coordinated outfit.

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Jedi Master // Even though I feel like I belong on the set of any Star Wars movies, I can’t help but love this comfy Urban Outfitters poncho. I’m not a huge fan of the neckline, but the other unique aspects of the top outweigh this tiny flaw.

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Mix-Master Print-Master // I bought these adorable floral shorts at a Ragstock in Madison for a whopping $10. I don’t own a lot of tight shirts, I opted for an altogether flowy outfit and paired a basic striped tee with them. I think these shorts might look better when styled with a body-hugging top. Maybe I’ll make the investment.

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Woodland Wonders // Twin was nice enough to pick this top up for me at Old Navy because 1) she’s the sweetest 2) it was 100% my style and 3) it was on clearance for $5. I know it’s hard to tell, but the print is made up of woodland creatures and decorative trees!

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Which outfit is your favorite?!

Weekly Wears

Hello homies, Friday is here! This week has felt SO blah for me, I really feel like I’m in a total rut with my weekdays. I’ve been having to work a little later than usual, and it just sucks getting home and doing nothing but watch TV. I’d love to hear any suggestions you have for some weekday fun! Anyway, I digress, here are some pics of some recent outfits (notice that some are not selfies in my work’s bathroom #progress).

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Desperate for Spring // Layering tights and shorts is one of my favorite looks. I would prefer to wear opaque tights, but I’m having some difficulties finding a pair that is truly not see through. Any suggestions? The bottom duo pairs perfectly with my flowy floral H&M while seamlessly making me look like I can’t read a thermometer (it’s 30 degrees out).

 

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HIGHWAYsted to Hell // How bad-ass biker chick does this outfit look? These dark gray skinnies work perfectly with most tops, but I especially like how it looks with a classic black tee tucked it.

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Winter White-out // Similar to look #1, because I’m definitely in denial that we are still in the heart of winter. I swear this outfit didn’t look as boxy in person; I just need to master my fashion blogger poses. Love the look of the textures skinnies with the textured crop top! I didn’t even feel the need to accessorize.

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Denim Doll Face // Black skinnies + flowy white tee + denim vest = one cool outfit. I’ve been really in to lip sticks lately. I think they can add a ton to a simple outfit, and can even act as your essential pop of color. If you’ve been around a little while, then it’s pretty easy to tell that my go-to pop of color is red/coral. This look confirms it.

Weekly Wears

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Happy Friday Homies! Another week has come and gone, and I’m looking forward to some chill time at home this weekend (we took a tiny trip to Madison last weekend). Here are some of the outfits I’ve warn over the past week.

Pinteresty Petals // This outfit just screams Pinterest to me! I’m not 100% sure why, but I think it’s the combination of chambray + sweater layering and the fishtail braid. This could also be classified as my “desperate for Spring” outfit.

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Wild Wild Gryffindor // A coworker of mine told me I looked like part cowboy (the boots), and very professional… I don’t care how much this Tommy Hilfiger blazer looks like Hogwarts memorabilia, I just love the fit, color, and pizazz.

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S Cubed // Stripes, sweaters, and scarves make this outfit great for winter in the workplace.

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Black & White & Red All Over // I loved the simple look of these olive green corduroys paired with a plain black tee, and giant scarf. Looking back on it, I’m not sure if I’d pair this outfit with these shoes again since my red lip serves as the pop of color.

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Highway to Wholesome // These bad ass high waisted pants add a certain flair to an otherwise classic cardigan. I love that you can tuck in shirts to get the whole high waist effect, or leave things loose and style these pants as a simple pair of skinnies.

 

Which outfit was your favorite?

Weekly Wears

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Hello friends & happy FriYAY! Hope your week was a good one, and you have a fun weekend ahead of you.

Cascading Flower Power /// The look is made up of floral cloth shorts (so old), a flowy cotton blend tee (from Primark UK), leggings, thrifted booties, and a basic scarf. This outfit is comfy and trendy. I don’t know about you, but I’m a HUGE fan of shorts + tights.

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Power To the Polka /// These Old Navy Pixie Printed pants are among my favorites! They are just stretchy enough, and the material is unlike any other pants I own. Paired with a thrifted top, and tassel necklace this look is simple with a little polka dot punch.

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Elegant Rockergirl /// I was told by one of my colleagues that this look was very “elegant.” Not totally how I would classify this striped turtle neck + high waisted combo, but let’s go with it.

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Black & White & Red All Over /// One day twin came over and literally threw this shirt at me. It was on clearance at Old Navy and she said “it was so your style, I had to get it for you.” Well she was totally right. This printed (little bunnies and foresty things) peplum top with black skinnies and a blazer was a perfect office look. I think I would actually like it better sans blazer, but my office gets so cold sometimes!

What do you guys think about the selfie approach to weekly wears? Would you prefer to see pictures outside the realm of my companies bathroom?

PS Which outfit is your fav?!

Weekly Wears

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Praise be! It’s Friday!!! This week was a tough one for me, maybe because of the short week last week? Or maybe because I’m on day 25 of my Whole 30, which means one more sober weekend for this girl! Now for some outfits of the week

Office Ballerina // This dress borders on too fancy for a casual work atmosphere. But it’s really all about assessors. Pair this drop-waisted dress with black tights, a cardigan, and a giant scarf to make it more laid back.

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Pattern Melting Pot // Stripes? Check. Plaid? Check. Houndstooth? Check. Cognac? Check. This mash-up screams comfy and cozy. Makes days at the office feel a little more like lounging on the couch.

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Wintertime Yuppie // I got this coat at Old Navy for $15! Isn’t that insane? It’s not very thick, so you gotta save this bad boy for the warmer colder days. By that I mean any day over 35 degrees with at least a little sunshine.

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Olive You // Get it, like “I love you.” Adding this statement vests can bring your basic tunic + leggings combo to the next level. I love how it looks with a pop of red!

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Pardon My Polka // This shift dress basically feels like wearing a giant, super soft tee all day long. To add a little personality to this simple dress, pair it with a solid cardigan, booties, and a statement necklace to add a little

Any fun weekend plans?!