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.

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.

Flawless

ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage Jacket: Forever 21||T-shirt: Emortal Fashion Etsy store||Jean shorts: Free People similar here||Skaters: Topshop||Rings: The Glitter Vault and H&M||Sunglasses: Forever 21 {Shot by: Samira Anbar}

Like everyone, I have been obsessed with Beyonce’s album. My favorite song has always been Flawless, so naturally I had to buy a t-shirt with the best phrase ever written, “I woke up like this.” It is funny every time I wear it I get so many compliments on it; even from Grandma’s who probably do not even know that song… and I love that! I must say that this shirt definitely pairs well with these skaters from Topshop. They are definitely one of the best purchases I have made so far for spring, they are only $35 and have a bunch of different color options! So worth it, especially since Celine, Givenchy, and Miu Miu have made some awesome similar shoes that are like 50 times the price! I am lusting for these Miu Miu skaters (I need a size 38 & my birthday is soon). This outfit is definitely representing a bit of the California girl that I still have left in my blood, it comes and goes when it wants. So get your pastel items out of your closet and pair them with your daisy dukes for a cool but sweet, laid back Cali vibe anywhere in the globe!

bisous, Mack.

Peter Pilotto Picked A Peck Of Prints

ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageTop: Peter Pilotto for Target on major clearance||Skirt: Peter Pilotto for Target on clearance too||Shoes: ASOS||Bracelet: Vintage {Shot by: Samira Anbar}

Finally, it is nice enough out to wear this skirt, it has been sitting in my closet for months! I usually stay away from prints and things that are too busy for fear of looking like a crazy person, but when I tried this on together in the dressing room I loved it! I think that is the glory of this particular collection for Target, everything mixed and matched well even though everything had a print of some kind on it. Mixing prints is definitely a tricky thing, but thats the fun of it! Here are some tips for mixing prints:

1. Stripes are now a neutral, they can go with florals, polka dots, or even other stripes!

2. Be sure the prints you are mixing have the same color shade in each piece, my repeating color is obviously black and white, however I would rarely suggest black and white being your main colors when mixing, because you could end up looking like a zebra. The colors in the top are actually what tied this particular look together!

3. The sizing of the mixed prints. Big repeated patterns should be paired with small repeating patterns. I love the big geometric pattern on the back of the skirt, with the smaller details on the wrap of it. When mixed with the top where the stripes are medium sized compared to the rest of the outfit, it just seems to work.

4. Do not be afraid to break all the rules, if you think it looks good then it probably does! Some fun combinations to try are stripes with florals, animal print with chevron, art deco with water color, the possibilities are endless.

Okay, since I am wearing a designer collaboration it is only appropriate to talk about the next major collab. This will be the best one yet in my opinion, Alexander Wang x H&M. Ohmigod, seriously start saving your pennies. They let the word out at the H&M party at Coachella last weekend, they also released a video on Instagram that has a scoreboard to announce the November 6th release date, so the collection will probably have a sporty feel. Which totally makes sense since he is the first American designer to collaborate with H&M. I am definitely looking forward to getting my hands on an awesome bag, you know he will not put his name on a t-shirt that is not impeccably designed with a magnificent fabric, and just some all around cool lifestyle pieces. So excited!

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.

Three Shades of Grey

ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageT-shirt: Topshop||Jeans: Seven For All Mankind, same cut different wash here||Shoes: Topshop||Ring: an old gift||Bracelet: unknown {Shot by: Miriam Taylor}

This outfit does not come with its very own Christian Grey, even though I really wish it did. I will find you one day sir. So, I am in Chicago working at their market week and I am having so much fun, learning so much, and am exhausted, so this will be short. This outfit was inspired by Kim Kardashian. In my opinion her style has been outstanding lately, you must admit Kanye is an awesome stylist. Well, she has worn head to toe grey a couple times over the past few months and a lot of high-waisted things with cropped tees. I love one color head to toe, and grey is a fun neutral that will flatter anyone but is more interesting than black. Give it a try with any color, keep it casual, and I am sure it will look wonderful!

bisous, Mack.

(Script) Ohio is Chic

ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageT-shirt: Homage||Skirt: ANGL similar here||Jacket: Forever 21||Shoes: ASOS similar here||Necklace: Vintage||Ring: Forever 21 similar here {Shot by: Samira Anbar}

I am rocking a lot of trends today; a midi, strappy shoe, pastel leather, crop top, and a sporty situation. I am a walking spring trend billboard. I try to stick to one trend at a time but whatever, rules are meant to be broken and I like my outfit. It is very clear that crop tops are major on the fashion scene. I know myself, and I probably will not be buying a lot of crop tops, but I still want to be involved in the trend, so I just tied up a t-shirt. I tied it in the back because I knew I would keep my jacket on, but tying it up in the front works too. It is super easy, really casual, and still fun. If you do not care too much about the tee just cut it, I might do that to a few of mine, but not this one, it is way too comfy. That is the sporty situation of my outfit, now onto the moto jacket. Ohmigod, it is kind of amazing. I told you guys this spring I was going to amp up my pastels, this was my first… okay second, well third, pastel purchase (my first was a the blazer from this post and then pastel skaters). This jacket is a great transition piece and also as I was getting my coffee the other day the lady told me that this summer is going to be unnaturally colder than usual. She seemed like she knew what she was talking about, so good thing I have this jacket!

bisous, Mack.

P.S. Happy birthday to my little sister Madison. Love you too much. xx

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.