July 1, 2014

Coyote Dreams

This top has worked its way up in my closet to one of my favorite items. Anyone who knows even the slightest bit about me knows that I love being creative. HiCustom is a website that allows you to create your own shirts, which is perfect for someone like me. I happened upon this beautiful coyote image on Tumblr, and used it to create my own custom top. The print quality is so much better than I even expected! I cut the sleeves off to make it more feminine, and I could not be happier!  Make sure you enter below this post to win a $50 giveaway from HiCustom to create your own shirts as well! 

I am also quite obsessed with my new bag from Gypsy Soul Designs. Stunning black leather with beaded details and long fringe; the tail is a cruelty-free item I purchased on Etsy several years ago, and makes a perfect addition. 


Shirt c/o HiCustom
Jewelry from The Fledgling
Fringe Bag from Gypsy Soul Designs
Lipstick is "Wicked" from Lime Crime
Shorts from Pull & Bear

March 24, 2014

Desert Wanderer

This will be my first outfit post in the beautiful & sunny California. This place is so different than anywhere else I've been; the ocean, the mountains and the wildlife give you a real sense of freedom, I feel like such a free spirit here and I'm already starting to feel a shift in my mood and my style. I've also grown a stronger love for western-wear, especially with boots. I'm allowing the west coast vibes to inspire me in my clothing choices and also with my jewelry designs. All the jewelry I'm wearing for this shoot I made myself, and almost all of it is available on my Etsy. 
I'm also totally in love with kimonos, especially the Nasty Gal collection. They're flattering, they're fun, and you can still keep the edge by pairing them with cool jewelry pieces and a pointed-toe bootie. I recently received these boots from ZooShoo, and I'm never taking them off. They're comfortable and the heel gives you a little extra height without being too much. They also have them in navy and red, (currently drooling over the navy pair) and I would highly recommend them. 

Kimono from NastyGal.com, similar here.
Boots from ZooShoo, find them here.
Find all my jewelry here.
Shirt dress, aviators and hat are a few years old.


February 25, 2014

The Little Black Dress

It's all in the details with this little black dress. I'm so excited to do a collaboration with 
Pretty Attitude, they have a great selection of bold and edgy items to choose from. I fell in love with this dress because of the beautiful lace details. It draws the eye to all the right places, and the black fabric is very slimming. Not to mention, it's also really comfortable! This is a dress I can wear to work during the day, and out to dinner in the evening; it's extremely versatile. I chose to pair it with a wedge boot and dainty gold rings for a polished look. 

Find my dress here, c/o Pretty-Attitude.com
Boots from Shoemint.com
Stacked rings and cardigan from Forever21.com
Deep blue druzy ring soon to be on my site


February 20, 2014

Eagle Feathers

I will always love sweater dresses! How flattering are they with a good pair of heels? Very. This sweater isn't quite long enough by itself, so I always wear a black mini skirt underneath. Most sweaters in my closet are a little on the longer side, but I embrace that. After all, I am a little on the short side. I'm 5"4, without heels. ;) My go-to as a shorter gal would definitely be oversized tops as dresses, and heels as often as possible. This is one of my favorite sweaters because of the high contrast, graphic sleeves. It is thick and fuzzy, and I can often wear it in freezing temperatures without a jacket! It's perfect for the colder cities like New York and Chicago. 
These pictures were taken by my sister at an apple orchard in Kentucky.  I absolutely love apple orchards, and especially this one, because they always have the best apple cider. If you're ever in the area, you should definitely check out Reid's Orchard. They have fresh produce all the time and have great recipes on their website. 
Thanks for looking and have a happy Friday!

Sweater from Topshop.
Scarf from Zara.
Shoes by Jeffrey Campbell.
Socks from Target.


February 7, 2014

Dark Mermaid

I've been feeling like a mermaid in my LimeCrime lip colors. My favorite from their selection is Dreampop, which I'm wearing a thin layer of in these photos. It is a pastel orange tone, much like the color of a Dreamsicle ice cream pop. And to top it off, their lipsticks smell great and are cruelty free! I think I'm in love. My top is from Romwe, and I much enjoy it because it is oversized so I can wear it like a dress. I obsess over anything I can wear with tights and heels. I also like the graphic, it's eye-catching and gives off a witchy vibe. As for the shoes, they are a combination of half suede, half leather and the color is stunning. These are possibly my favorite pair of shoes. They are comfortable, easy to walk in and very flattering to the figure. ;)

Find my jumper here.
Boots by Shoemint.
Custom Ombre Extensions from here.
Hat from Urban Outfitters.

Photographs by the lovely Chuck Olu-Alabi.


January 19, 2014

Black & Tapestry

More photos from my trip to Kentucky. My sister took these photos and I played around with the colors on Photoshop. Loving the results. :) I've been busy with my move to San Luis, CA; we will be taking a long trip via car across the country starting this weekend and should be moved in to our new Pismo Beach house by February. Wish me luck!

Dress from Forever21
Jacket from Zara
Scarf from Urban Outfitters
Boots from Steve Madden
All jewelry made by me: Etsy.com/shop/TheFledgling


January 3, 2014

Fields & Flowers

Hope everyone had a happy new year! I visited home for the holidays so I had a couple of days to shoot outfits. My former home is surrounded by corn fields and old, dilapidated barns. It's interesting to venture out and look at the scenery because it's so different from downtown Chicago. Even though it's winter, I still love to wear floral. I like to add a lot of winter elements and black accents to make it appropriate for the season; so naturally I added a pair of thigh socks, tall boots and a black, fuzzy scarf. As for my accessories, I've been working on a lot of new things for my Etsy site, and these rings are just a glimpse of that. On my fingers I have an opalized ammonite fossil, a blue chrysocolla, and a giant piece of aragonite, (rabbit ring is from Forever21). I'm constantly finding new jewelry materials to work with and trying to find ways of incorporating them into my daily outfits. 

Dress from Romwe.com
Socks & scarf from Urban Outfitters
Boots are old