Monday, December 3, 2012

Beach Time & Turkey

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

Kickin it with my Knee Highs

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

Wooly Bully Circle Scarves

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)
Belt: Vintage

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

Halloween! Golden Girls

Well, I think we pretty much nailed being the Golden Girls....

Golden Girls Halloween Costume

I played Blanch (far left)....shoulda tiled my head up a bit more..

Golden Girls
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

Loving this Warm Weather!!!

Shorts: Bought at Urban Outfitters Outlet for $3; Top from Marshalls for $10;
Vintage belt; Boots: My go-to Steven by Steve Madden

....and yes, that's a Bears flag in our kitchen.
Keep this warmer weather a comin!!!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Beginning to Layer for Fall!

 Dress: Vintage (Thrifted); Cardigan (unknown, bought for $3), Necklace: Vintage Pen on a chain

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Q101.9 Runway Show with Comfort Me Boutique

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.
The Bean!
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.

 On the dance floor...sad it turned out blurry : (
The beautiful bride and happy groom!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

jefferson + lake Jewelry Network-o-Rama Event

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 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.

 Our setup!
 Victor Hotel
 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,
 jefferson + lake earrings, and a vintage necklace that I'm selling on Etsy HERE.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


Dress: Forever 21 
Sunglasses: Bought at Anthropologie for $10

Shoes: Bought at Urban Outfitter Outlet for $15

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Black & White, and Zips up the Back

Dress: Forever 21; Scarf: from my Mom;
Boots: Never fail Steven by Steve Madden
Lipstick: Revlon: Hot Coral

The exposed zipper back is what makes this dress

Friday, August 24, 2012

Eva Franco, it was Love at First Sight!

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!