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.

Mack’s Musts for Spring

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Dress: Zara||Striped Top: H&M||Jeans: J Crew||Denim Jacket: H&M||Necklace: Topshop||Hat: J Crew||Lipstick: Proenza Schouler for Mac||Bag: Topshop||Hair cream: Morroccan Oil

These are some things that I personally own or have tried on and plan to buy and/or have put in my shopping cart to buy! I have been living in my Birkenstocks for spring, along with these jeans from J Crew. I swear to you neither items have left my body except for to sleep. They are the best combination EVER! And just so you know, Chanel had their resort show in Dubai this week and Karl sent socks and sandals down the runway. Do not fight it, embrace it. The Proenza Schouler for Mac in Mangrove is truly the most beautiful color ever made and you need to own it before they stop selling it or it gets sold out. The striped shirt and jean jacket from H&M are awesome staples to have in your closet that so far seem to be great quality for the price! Zara’s layered dress is seriously so beautiful, I tried it on in black because they did not have the white in store and it really is a great piece for spring. It is really tight underneath but then there are slits that go up the side for a looser look, but you can get glimpses of the tight part when you move, really sexy and really easy for anything and everything all spring and summer! The chocker from Topshop is only $28 but looks like its $2800… enough said there. J Crew, is seriously my new obsession, Jenna Lyon (J Crew’s creative director) is my idol, and did you hear they are making a lower priced line?! Anyway, the hat is so cute for a day at the beach or running around the city doing anything! The light pink purse from Topshop is so cute and fun to lighten up any outfit for spring and lastly the Morroccan oil hydrating cream is perfect to keep your hair hydrated in summer! I hope you enjoy these things as much as I do.. I promise you will not regret any of them!
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.

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.

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.

Lady In Lace

ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageDress: Nasty Gal similar here||Blouse: Forever 21 I couldn’t find a good simlar, but I suggest the mens section||Belt: Vintage Escada||Shoes: Topshop||Rings: Vintage||Bracelet: Vintage Necklaces||Earrings: Forever 21 {Pics by: Samira Anbar}

Closet full of clothes and nothing to wear… that is how I feel every day. However, when you feel like this one has two options, black pants, black top, black sunglasses and go, or try and reinvent something you already have, I did the latter. I bought this dress for my 22nd birthday because I wanted to be sophisticated, it is nice, but it needs some amping up in order for it to be exciting. The plus side to this winter being too long is I have improved my layering skills, so I put them to use. Pretty simple, just a button down under the dress, but it made it fun! I rolled the sleeves all the way up so it was still a short sleeved look. I definitely need to define my waist in this dress because it is a funny length on me, so I put on a white belt to keep it fresh. Another reinvention in this outfit are my bracelets, they are actually my Grandpa’s gold chains that he was going to sell and I was like, “umm Grandpa, I will totally wear those” so he gave them to me! They look great as necklaces but worked better as bracelets for this outfit. Sometimes you have a fresh new outfit in your closet, which I know I have said before, you just need to think outside the box with what you have! If you feel as if you have nothing, making a necklace into a bracelet or simply buying a new belt can reinvent an old look.

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.

Day ‘N’ Nite

ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageShirt: Eleven Paris (Karl Lagerfeld was seasonal, but here is Lenny Kravitz)||Hoodie: American Apparel||Jacket: Forever 21||Skirt: H&M||Tennis Shoes: Nike||Heels: Topshop {Pics by: Samira Anbar}

So you know those days when you are so busy all day then you have a date (ha) or a dinner with friends right at 7 and you know you will be running late (hence the picture of me running) and you just will not have time to change?! If you ever find yourself in this situation, here is a perfect day to night look thats comfortable, a little sexy, and definitely cool. A pencil skirt is something so undeniably feminine that every woman should own at least one. To keep it young, I paired my classy little skirt with a fun graphic tee, then layered a basic hoodie with a bomber jacket and was ready to go for the entire day! If you are heading out with friends, tie the hoodie around your waist or leave it on and drape the bomber jacket over your shoulders. If it is a date you are rushing to, I say throw the hoodie in your bag. Besides the clothes, to go seamlessly from day to night, especially if you are city living, I suggest a super chic tote, you could pre-order this amazingly versatile and gorgeous one I am dreaming of from Helmut Lang, or this equally amazing and way more affordable one from ASOS, because you will have to put your sneakers, hoodie, extra toothbrush and lipstick somewhere.

bisous, Mack.

Spike and Ike

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ImageBlazer, tank & pants: Zara||Shoes: Topshop|| {Pics by Mirapics}

 I always say I wish I could dress like a Saint Laurent Paris ad everyday, so I did my best with what I had in my closet. I am basically in head to toe Zara, which is strongly influenced by SLP. I love the spike details on the shoulder and near the wrists on the blazer, I got this piece about a year and a half ago and it shows making smart investments in unique pieces pays off. The pants have an amazing black floral detail and the draping is done wonderfully, here’s a similar, super cool pair from Topshop. I believe every woman should have a great pair of black pants and a properly tailored blazer in their closet, if you don’t have those get them for yourself for Christmas, you can thank me later. Take those two items and add either a white blouse, or in my case a tank top, a great pair of heels and voila! You’re inspired by SLP, and you will always be in style. This type of look is great for the holiday season, it is classy, sexy and something special other than a party dress. So pull back your hair, put on a bright red lip along with your new wardrobe staples and show yourself off wherever you may go!

bisous, Mack.

P.S. Be sure to check out Mirapics on Facebook and her website! xx