Monday, December 3, 2012
Last weekend I was lucky enough to escape cold Chicago and sink my toes into the warm sands of Florida!! We spent Thanksgiving on the beach and spent relaxing days on the beach doin nothin : )
Eric, who was a bronzed within a few hours.
My mom wearing a vintage crochet cover up dress from my Aunt Rosi and lots of turquoise jewelry.
Knitting away on the beach. Trying to keep up with orders for her amazing Wooly Bully Scarves.
Hanging out poolside at The Don Cesar. Miss this.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
This was the first warm fall day of the season. We had the Friday off, and set out for an adventure. We first needed to grab some bloody marys then it was off to the thrift store for some shenanagans!
Skirt: 213; Top: A&F button down; Scarf: Handmade; Shoes: Faryl Robin
Oh and then we found a school bus to take some pics on.
Everybody move to the back of the bus!
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
This past weekend I went home for a some relaxation and family time. My mom had told me she
had knit a few circle scarves, but when I came home I found she had made about 40 of these
absolutely amazing scarves. Funky, cool, and so soft I immediately snagged a few for myself.
I was so amazed at these scarves, I created her an Etsy store which she named "Wooly Bully."
Check it out: Wooly Bully
The scarf I claimed for myself is with this awesome furry yarn from Italy. Sooo soft.
Shorts: Urban Outfitter Outlet ($5); Italian Tights from Marshalls ($6); Boots: Faryl Robin new from
Ebay ($50); Top: H&M ($5); Blazer: Forever 21 ($32)
We were soon on our way to the yarn stores, first the specialty yarn store then Joannes. The combinations are endless! Here my mom ponders a combo.
Roundin the corner!
I bought about 6 bundles of yarn and now Im making them myself. Be sure to check out our
Etsy Store: Wooly Bully!
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Well, I think we pretty much nailed being the Golden Girls....
I played Blanch (far left)....shoulda tiled my head up a bit more..
We co-hosted a monster mash with our neighbors. It was full of floor to ceiling spider webs, creepy
crawlers, a fog machine and strobe light, and spooky delights.
and yes, Sophia was a blow up doll and had too much fun at the party....
The day after we all had fun trying on each others wigs...
Julie (far right) just ended up looking like David Bowie.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Last Thursday, Chrissy, my partner in jefferson + lake jewelry were asked to walk the
runway for Comfort Me Boutique at a Q101.9 fashion show downtown at Millenium Park.
Free snacks, drinks, and fashion...we were in!
Our first looks. Both available at Comfort Me Boutique. And we are both wearing our
jefferson + lake earrings, which are also sold at Comfort Me Boutique.
Cheesin it up on the runway..
What a beautiful setting!
Our second looks, both available at Comfort Me Boutique.
I loved this dress soo much. It is by Nombre, and I felt like I was wearing pajamas!
Go to Comfort Me Boutique and try in on, trust me!
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Last weekend my boyfriend was in town from Nashville for a wedding of our mutual friends. The wedding was at a beautiful outdoor venue called The Narnia Estate.
Perfect weather, beautiful ceremony, happy couple, fun reception.
At the rehearsal dinner. Orange dress bought at the Urban Outifitters outlet for $20
At the wedding. Dress, Forever 21, $18. Necklace: Vintage. Bag: Vintage Eel Skin.
And I wish I could have gotten a pic of my shoes, there were Faryl Robin and I bought them new in the box from Ebay for $25.
The beautiful bride and happy groom!
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Last night I did a network event with for my jewelry line, jefferson + lake, with my partner Chrissy at the Victor Hotel. It was an event put on for woman to network and shop at the same time and we were one of several vendors there. Lets just say pulling up to the Victor Hotel was interesting...as it looked like a haunted, run down club. Well, it was in fact a club not a hotel but it was really cool inside with large hanging disco balls.
Thankfully we were set up right next to the food!
It was all from a new grill called roti...soo good!
One of the rings we were selling, which was made from a vintage sweater clip!
At home with Muffins wearing my H&M tube dress I bought for $3,
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Friday, August 24, 2012
A few weeks ago I helped out at Stylemax Chicago, which is the largest women's tradeshow in the Midwest. I worked under Scout Showroom, and got to rep one of my most favorite brands, Eva Franco. Eva Franco is known for her vintage inspired pieces and amazing fabrics that she gets from all around the world. One her pieces is this peplum top from her Holiday Collection, which I had to order for myself.
Jeans: J Brand Super Stretch Skinny; Shoes: DV by Dolce Vita
Happy to rep Eva Franco for the weekend at Stylemax!