Hot Child In The City

ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageBlouse: Forever 21 similar here||Skirt: Nasty Gal similar here||Bralette: Forever 21||Shoes: Christian Louboutin||Rings: Akira, Vintage||Bracelets: Stolen from my friend {Shot by: Frankie de Guzman}

Oh my gosh, I am so sorry it has been so long, but I’m back… and hopefully with more consistency. So this is my first post with pictures and outfits in Chicago! Frankie from Style Through My Eyes, whom I absolutely adore, shot them right down the street from my apartment. After we shot the pictures we hit the town and literally got home as the sun was rising, it was too fun! So, after being in Chicago a month and a half, I’ve noticed many Chicago women have their uniform, I have one too, no judgement, but the Chicago lady is often seen in some version of the shift dress and flats for daytime and skirts and blouses at night. It is nice, but I wanted to find a way to take that and spice it up a bit. I was very inspired by Alexander Wang, he sent a button down buttoned similar to mine down the runway for Spring. He paired it with shorts, I did as well after I realized this skirt was just a little too short, oops! Anyway, I decided to try it out, I liked it. I suggest you try it as an effort to spice up your button downs.

bisous, Mack.

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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

Efficiently Effortless

ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageTop: Forever 21||Pants: White House Black Market||Shoes: Christian Louboutin similar Louboutins, similar more affordable here||Necklace: Aldo||Bracelet: Vintage {Shot by: Samira Anbar}

There is something so effortless about black and white, and it is even better when the black and white outfit is comfortable! I was wearing this all day with my white Birkenstocks, then I switched into heels for dinner. I bought these pants for a job interview and they have become my new favorite! I love the tulip hem and the sophistication of them makes it easy to pair with different tops and shoes for endless day and night options. A great pair of black pants are a staple for everyone, if you are in need I definitely suggest these! Another great piece for a seamless day to night look is to add a statement item. It will dress up any outfit instantly and really is so easy and effortless!

bisous, Mack.

Pretty In Pastel Pink

ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageDress: Topshop similar here||Blazer: Forever 21 similar here||Shoes: Christian Louboutin these were seasonal but the classic is here, similar less expensive here||Earrings: Forever 21||Sunglasses: Forever 21 {Pics by: Samira Anbar}

So girly today! Head to (almost) toe in a pastel is definitely a major trend for spring. It was shown down many spring and even fall runways, but most notably Celine and Rochas. I do not have pastel heels… yet, but I am on the hunt. I have said it before, invest in a pastel blazer, it will work all through spring, summer, fall, and probably next spring too! Just be sure it is a good cut. I personally love boyfriend blazers so when I saw this one at Forever I had to get it, if pink is not your color they had it in pastel blue too! Another trend that has been happening for a while is pearls, but not boring pearls. Designers are amping up the pearl game with exciting, fresh designs that toughen up this gem that was once reserved for the preppiest lady and meeting the parents. I cannot take myself seriously in this much pink, especially a dress, while wearing pearls, even though the design is cool, so I kept my favorite black sunglasses on for most of the day and my hair was super messy to make sure I was not mistaken for a preppy little lady, HA! However, head to toe pastels is definitely something I will do again, and I suggest you do it too!

bisous, Mack.

A Koople Of Things

ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageSweater: Zara similar here less expensive here||Shorts: The Kooples similar here||Shoes: Christian Louboutin||Ring: Vintage {Pics by: Samira Anbar}

Recently I have been thinking about what would be a good outfit for a date. As someone who is so in love with fashion and is not really afraid to try any trend at least once, I find there is a fine line between being fashionable and being what fashion ladies like to call a “man repeller.” My exceptionally good looks and my fab personality is intimidating enough, I do not need my clothes to be…joking. That being said, I kept it simple. Sweaters for night time were just recently shown down the runway at Balenciaga, so I decided to try it out, and I kind of love it. I was super comfortable and I finally found something that looks good with these shorts! I love the idea of shorts for a date because it is more interesting than the predictable dress or skirt but is not a “man repelling” piece. At least I don’t think it is, but who knows what goes on in a mans head! I pulled all my curled hair to the side, which was a major trend at the Academy Awards, and braided the other side to add some youth. If this outfit still repels men, then that man doesn’t deserve a fashion forward lady anyway!

bisous, Mack.

Roses Are Red & My Pants Are Blue

ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageBlouse: Forever 21||Faux fur vest: Zara||Pants: Forever 21 similar here||Bra: Victoria’s Secret||Shoes: Christian Louboutin||Ring: Vintage||Lipstick: NARS {Pics by: Samira Anbar}

I read multiple places that blue is the color of spring, so I decided it was time to pull these cobalt blue pants out of my closet. Since they are very tailored, instead of a plain white button down, I wore a sheer one! Designers like Alexander Wang, 3.1 Phillip Lim, and Christian Siriano showed a lot of sheer pieces for spring, it is a fun, sexy trend, but there is a fine line between trendy and trashy. If your sheer shirt happens to show your bra, I suggest keeping the lingerie elegant, simple, and beautiful. It needs to be special enough to show off, but not “come hither,” if you know what I mean. Keep the cut of your top and the rest of your outfit as modest as possible, I personally think it is sexier that way. Remember, less is more… in this case anyway! If you feel a little too exposed, throw on a faux fur vest, while it is still a little cold, or a blazer. It is no secret I am literally obsessed with lingerie and consider yourself lucky if you have ever seen it…. and today’s your lucky day.

bisous, Mack.