I Love You For Your Pink Cadillac

ImageImageImageImageIMG_4633IMG_4595Blouse: Forever 21 similar here||Shorts: H&M similar here||Blazer: Forever 21||Necklace: Vanessa Mooney||Belt: H&M similar here||Bra: Victoria’s Secret||Shoes: Zara {Shot by: Kaitlyn Elliott}

Memorial Day weekend was so fun, I got to go to the beach, died laughing at karaoke, and had a fabulous time at a BBQ! I think that means summer is finally here, which is the start of patios, beer gardens, and rooftops, this type of outfit is perfect for any of these summer activities! The jean shorts and sheer blouse give it a laid back vibe but the blazer and the shoes keep it smart. I always love mixing casual pieces with a more dressed up piece, it keeps things interesting, and that is what I think defines my personal style. Every person I meet says there is nothing better than summer in Chicago, so I am very much looking forward to this! I cannot wait to share with you what is going on and obviously what I will be wearing!

bisous, Mack.

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Ice Cream, Chic, & Cheap

ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageTank: Zara similar here||Jacket: Vintage||Skirt: Target similar here||Shoes: Nike||Rings: The Glitter Vault & Forever 21||Necklace: Lionette {Shot by: Kaitlyn Elliott}

I am obsessed with this outfit because minus the jewelry and shoes it only costs thirty-five dollars! Everyone has some pair of tennis shoes and some jewelry, so throw it on and call it a day. Target really does have some awesome finds, like this cobalt blue skirt that I bought for fifteen dollars when I first moved to LA and was broke as a joke, and I still do not underestimate Target. It is kind of amazing! Then the tank from Zara I got on sale in Paris, I actually bought two in separate colors because I love it so much. Then this jacket, I cannot even explain to you what an amazing find this is! A vintage stand at the Hollywood farmer market ages ago, and it was TEN DOLLARS! There is no brand, no anything in the tag, but it is absolutely beautiful and I am so happy I snagged it. I stumbled into a resale shop yesterday in Chicago and found some amazing things and it just goes to show sometimes it is more fun to take the time to search through racks of vintage to find the one special piece that no one has than it is to search through every rack at Forever 21 to find the thing that everyone in the world can get! Simply saying, do not underestimate the value of a good resale shop.

bisous, Mack.

B is for Boxcar

ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageBlouse: Forever 21 similar here||Pants: Express||Shoes: Miu Miu||Jacket: unknown similar here||Necklace: Forever 21 {Shot by: Kaitlyn Elliott}

I have successfully survived my first week in Chicago without dying or having some sort of breakdown, so thats good! After a weekend that included a fabulous rooftop bar, a first date, and being a dancing queen at a club, this outfit is perfect for a low key day in the city. Flats for walking, a jacket incase it gets cold, along with a button down which always looks sophisticated and is a very easy piece to wear. A varsity jacket is definitely something to have in your closet for spring. The great thing about them is they are so versatile, you can tone down a really fancy dress by throwing one on or add it to your button down for a sporty feel. I found this one downtown in NYC at one of those like kind of trashy stores… ha, but I had to get it, it was like only twenty dollars! The things you can find if you stumble into the unknown. So this summer when you are traveling, plan your outfits accordingly. It is so easy to be comfortable and fashionable when walking around a city beyond yoga pants, you can do it, I promise.

bisous, Mack.

How To: Conquer the Walk of Shame

ImageImageImageImageImageSlip: Victoria’s Secret similar here||Sweater: H&M||Bra: Hanky Panky similar here||Shoes: Birkenstocks||Sunglasses: Forever 21 similar here {Shot by: Kaitlyn Elliott}

As I sit here typing this, I must give you a full disclaimer, I’ve never had a walk of shame, but I have thought about it.. just incase. So, this is what I came up with. I know one doesn’t necessarily carry a nightie around with them, but this is for the ladies who like to sleep at their boyfriends, sex friend, or whatever’s, house unexpectedly, but have a coffee date with the girls the next morning with no clothes to wear. Voila! Take your nightie, steal your boyfriend sweater and personally I say go for the Birkenstocks, preferably yours, or any other shoe that will tone down a nightie. If none of this is around option two is very Carrie Bradshaw, steal his work shirt, turn it into a dress, and tie his belt around your waist. I was at a store in Paris and the lady tied a belt around my waist and it changed my life. If anything, leave your own house wearing this morning after chic outfit and let everyone wonder how and why you look so fabulous! They’ll envy it. Promise!

bisous, Mack.

Fringe & Louboutins

ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageTop: from a random store in Laguna Beach similar here||Jeans: Zara similar here||Blazer: H&M similar here||Belt: H&M||Necklace: Lionette||Rings: The Glitter Vault||Bracelets: Vintage||Shoes: Christian Louboutin similar less expensive here {Shot by: Kaitlyn Elliott}

This outfit with the background reminds me of something Carrie would wear in the Sex and the City episode when she goes to Aiden’s country house and she is in heels the entire time baking pies and breaking up fights between him and Mr. Big! I love the top and I am even in love with the similar one that I posted in the outfit details. It is perfect to go with the crop top trend but to not be horribly exposed, it is also an easy top to wear from day to night. I really like the idea of something so “free” like fringe paired with a blazer for structure. The pop of pink in the shoes adds a bit of femininity to the outfit, the crystalized python and six inch heels do not hurt either! Lastly, the necklace from Lionette is a must have in my opinion. It can totally transform an outfit, anything from jeans and a white t-shirt to a ball gown! So moral of this, do not be afraid to take a more “corporate” piece and pair it with something unexpected like fringe or a crop top. Just like in life, the free spirit compliments the person in a suit on the reg, and vice versa!

bisous, Mack.

P.S. I am all moved into my apartment in Chicago for my new job! I am so excited, but now I need to find a photographer in the area. If you live around Chicago and are interested, please message me using the contact form! Thank you. xx

Take Me Out To The Ball Game

ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageJeans: Seven For All Mankind||T-shirt: from The Swamp Shop||Buttondown: Forever 21||Jacket: Zara||Shoes: Lauren Conrad||Necklace: Vanessa Mooney||Ring: Forever 21||Sunglasses: Chanel||Lipstick: NARS {Shot by: My father, Michael Periatt}

Since last weekend was my last weekend in Toledo, my dad got us tickets for his company’s suite for the local baseball team, The Mud Hens. He knows it is one of my favorite things to do! I really like sports, especially live, I might not always know exactly what is going on but I am good at drinking beer, eating, cheering, and anything else one does at a sporting event. Now there is no excuse why one cannot be cute and comfortable at a sporting event, especially baseball! It is cold weather at the moment, so I am wearing my favorite t-shirt ever, I got it from the mens sections, women’s sports gear is seriously so horrible, I tied it up and layered it over a button down just so I had something exciting. I then added a jacket because it was cold and an amazing necklace from Vanessa Mooney, I love her stuff. Once it gets warmer I will definitely throw on a baseball hat, shorts, and little Nikes or skaters to be comfortable since it is usually sweltering heat if the game is during the day! A red lip will make anything glamorous, so why not wear one to a baseball game?! I will miss The Mud Hens, but now I guess I have to choose between The Cubs and The White Sox!

bisous, Mack.

From Tickled Pink To Feeling Blue & Back

ImageImageImageImageImageImageIMG_4536ImageImageImage Dress: Zara||Shoes: Zara||Earrings: Forever 21 {Shot by: Samira Anbar}

You know those days where everything is perfect? Got off from my job early, it was beautiful out, and Michigan Ave. was right around the corner, so I decided to do some light shopping. Which is like one dress from wherever and cheap accessories from Topshop. That was the plan. As I was handing over my sensible black dress and a much needed basic button down to the dressing room attendant at Zara, I received a text message that turned my blissful mood sour. Instead of screaming the inevitable “UGH” (which I would never do… in public) I put my sensible things on hold and came back with half the store. Most of the stuff was cut for my sister, a 5’10 leggy beaut, so I only ended up with this outfit, which my bank account is thankful for, but it made me laugh how when I was kind of upset I chose the happiest of colors to cheer me up. I do not regret buying this outfit in lieu of the basics, it put me in a semi-better mood. The shoes are amazing and the dress is a great classic cut and color! I love the button details, especially the ones on the back of the arm. Beyond that, and I’ve said it before, this spring and into fall is all about pastels, get on it! Even if it is just one item for spring, be sure the cut is flattering on your body and not too frilly, unless that is your thing, I guarantee you will not regret it! I am planning on wearing this to Easter mass with the fam, but it is also a great look when attending a wedding. The point of all of this is, every once in a while step out of your comfort zone and do not buy the thing that makes sense, bad mood or not, the “neccessity” will ALWAYS be there in some way, shape, or form. Pastel pink heels are not something I will wear everyday or come across all the time, but when I am wearing them, I know they are making a statement.

bisous, Mack.

Rollin’ With The Homiés

ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageTank top: Reason||Chambray shirt: Kohls||Jacket: Forever 21||Leggings: Victoria’s Secret||Shoes: Nike Air Max||Necklace: Forever 21||Rings: The Glitter Vault, Forever 21 & H&M||Bracelets: Vintage necklaces||Sunglasses: Forever 21 {Pics by: Samira Anbar}

Just so you know, the title of this post is totally in reference to Clueless, not Tupac. You know, Elton & Ty’s song that they first danced to?! If not, watch the movie. Anyway, I am so into sneakers recently, I own more of them now than heels (kidding), but I am heading that way. I had some errands to run so this was an easy outfit for the day. One of my errands was shopping, shocker, and I found this “I heart LA” necklace and I felt as if it would be a major mistake if I did not buy it. I am not so “into” LA anymore, but there is so much of me that truly does love and miss it. So I bought it. I put it on instantly because it compliments my favorite tank top of the moment. I think it is my favorite because I have been listening to way too much rap lately. I wore a ring with a pearl on it so I was not too thug with my two chains wrapped around my wrist. I definitely just laughed at my joke. Happy Monday, it is going to be one of those days, at least for me!

bisous, Mack.

P.S. Today is my Mother’s birthday… she probably won’t even read this, but Happy Birthday Mama. xx

Comfy, Cozy, Cool

ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageFaux fur vest: Zara similar here||Jeans: Zara similar on sale||Shoes: ASOS||Belt: H&M||Ring: Vintage {Pics by: Samira Anbar}

After a tiring, but fun, weekend with friends, I was just in the mood to be cozy. In my opinion, nothing is more comfortable than sweatshirts, boyfriend jeans, and fur, so I decided to wear it all, with comfortable heels of course. Fashion has been shifting into a more relaxed vibe which makes it fun to dress up more casual, everyday pieces like a college or sports team sweatshirt mixed with glam pieces such as faux fur or heels. It keeps things interesting and comfortable for a really chill, but fun, daytime look. Fall RTW (ready-to-wear) shows began this month. The first fashion week was in NYC, then London, Milan, and now Paris. For a fashion nerd like me, it is so inspiring and exciting to watch all the shows! Anyway, my tip to you as spring nears is do not be afraid to stock up on pastels. I know, pastels for spring… groundbreaking. However, a lot of designers showed a lighter palette for fall, especially in shades of pink and purple. As long as you buy classic pieces such as blazers, tailored pants, skirts and dresses that come in great, clean cuts and a lasting fabric it will be easy to be on trend during spring and throughout fall without breaking the bank for both seasons!

bisous, Mack.

Tribal Pants

ImageImageImageImageImageImagePants: Audrey 3+1 similar here||Top: BCBG||Shoes: L.A.M.B||Bracelets: Forever 21 & vintage||Rings: The Glitter Vault c/o & vintage {Pics by: Kaitlyn Elliott}

I bought these pants when I was like 19 and shopping in Laguna Beach and wanted to “revamp” my look, this is the 2nd time I’ve worn them. However, I will definitely be wearing them a lot this spring, tribal prints are huge this season and was seen down the runways from my favorites like Valentino, Givenchy, Alexander McQueen and Celine. Now to make things even better, wide legged trousers are also a huge trend for spring. My 19 year old self was so fashion forward! Kidding, but seriously they are the comfiest thing ever and they are age appropriate for everyone! Wide legged trousers are a more sophisticated, and on trend, option than a maxi skirt, but still gives you that freedom to move and do just about anything. They are also a great piece to buy because you can dress them up just as easily as you can dress them down, and you can start wearing them right now while the weather is still a bit cold. Thinking about a pieces versatility is key when buying clothes for new seasons. I paired mine with a shift blouse because I was going for museum chic.. that is where I am at for these pictures. As it gets warmer they can be paired with crop tops, cropped jackets, button ups, pretty much anything which makes them so great!

bisous, Mack.

Sex, Drugs and…

ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageJacket: Forever 21||T-Shirt: Naive Nation||Jeans: Zara||Boots: Aldo||Brooches: Vintage {Pics by: Kaitlyn Elliott}

Sex, drugs & red soles. If only life was that simple.. Anyway, the best part about having this blog, since I don’t have unlimited funds, is I have to find things in my closet and reinvent them. Like these boots from Aldo I have had for ages and they are my go to casual boots, they normally come up to about mid-calf. I was so over every pair of shoes I have and as I sat there thinking I was like hmm.. I could totally fold those boots over! Voila, new pair of shoes. The point is sometimes you have the newest “must have” trend or a fresh new pair of shoes right in your closet, it just takes a little tweak for you to see it. My last post I wore sneakers, and now a bomber jacket. Sportswear was a huge trend on the Spring 2014 runways. It was huge for you men out there too, and it doesn’t mean a baseball jersey and basketball shorts. Bomber jackets are another must for spring. I say borrow your mans & roll up the sleeves, I’m so economical, or don’t be afraid to at least look in the mens section for yourself to find the perfect jacket! I got this one from Forever, which is great but since it is so mass produced I wanted to make it my own by adding some of my Grandma’s brooches, it classed up this sporty jacket and the sort of vulgar saying on the tee! Oops.

bisous, Mack.