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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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.

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.

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

Kiss Me, I’m Irish

ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageDress: Kohls||Blazer: H&M similar on major sale here||Belt: Nasty Gal similar here||Shoes: ASOS similar here||Ring: Vintage {Pics by: Samira Anbar}

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I really am a bit Irish. You better be wearing green today, this is like the only green thing I own, despite it being my second favorite color. I fell in love with the neon green against the navy blue, it is an unexpected and fresh twist. Then to mix it up even more I wore black heels, to tie in the black lace on the blazer, a cheetah belt, because cheetah is a neutral, and pink lips for fun! I love bright, bold colors, but as I get older it gets scary to wear them for fear of looking obnoxious, but whatever Anna Dello Russo does it so I can too! If you don’t know who she is google her, she is major. I think this color combination is pretty fab, what is the point of fashion if you aren’t having a bit of fun with it? Beyond the clothes, notice anything different? I cut my hair.. into a “lob,” formally called a long bob. I haven’t cut my hair into a “trendy” cut like ever, so I decided it was time for a change and went for it. I hope everyone had a great St. Patty’s weekend and drank too much green beer. I’m off to Chicago for the day.. maybe I’ll have my first green beer ever?!

bisous, Mack.

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.

Red, Red Wine

ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageSkirt: ASOS||Blouse: Forever 21||Coat: Zara||Shoes: ASOS||Rings: The Glitter Vault c/o {Pics by: Kaitlyn Elliott}

Burgundy, oxblood, wine whatever you want to call it, every variation of maroon is my favorite color. I love it so much I even like to wear it on my lips from time to time, even though every man I encounter hates it. Whatever, I don’t care. I’ve said it before, I am super into longer length skirts recently and this one is perfection. I love the pencil style along with the split front, so fab! I wanted to balance out the dark colors so I tied up a sheer, white blouse. Since it was snowing as we took these, I wore my favorite coat for a bit… shocker it’s burgundy! Now to the shoes, they are so cute and on sale! In my opinion, you can never have too many black shoes, and since these are on sale and elongate your legs, I say get them. I kept my accessories minimal, I am seriously obsessed with these rings from The Glitter Vault, so simple and versatile. All the products from TGV are 20% off for Valentines day so be sure to find something for yourself!

bisous, Mack.

Ladylike In Leather

ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageSkirt: BCBG similar here||Top: BCBG on sale||Shoes: Valentino||Bracelets: Vintage||Rings: Grandma’s, vintage and H&M {Pics by Kaitlyn Elliott}

My New Year resolution, besides drinking more water and to be unapologetically myself, is to buy more skirts! They can be dressed up or down just as easily as pants, but I love how instantly feminine I feel in them. The best thing about this skirt is the pleats! Pleats are a huge trend for spring, whether it be on a mini, midi or maxi, although I definitely suggest a midi. To avoid that school girl feeling, especially with a mini, pair your pleats with an oversized sweater and boots or a cool t-shirt and bomber jacket. Another option would be a shift blouse, what I am wearing, it is pretty much a more chic t-shirt and was seen a lot down the Spring 2014 runaways. I definitely suggest picking one up because it is so versatile, which makes it a great investment piece for spring! And lastly the shoes, I absolutely adore them. There is nothing more to say other than Valentino never does wrong in my eyes.

bisous, Mack.