hi ho navajo

 Pamela Love Navajo Ring via bonadrag. A girl can never have too many silver rings.

Eskell Spring 2012

I don't know about you but this spring-like weather has got me jonesing for new spring threads. Eskell is no doubt my favorite Chicago designer and I try to buy one piece from every collection. Each piece is so unique and I especially adore the styles and prints in the Spring 2012 collection. The above are a few of my most favorite frocks. You can see more of the lookbook here at Refinery29


love the geometric lines of this lamp

Wood Pendant Lamp from Restoration Hardware

Chicago's Best Winter Street Style

Jane and I were on our way to the Wicker Park dog park on a snowy Sunday afternoon and we stopped by the Refinery29 winter street style photo shoot. Jane was wearing her red winter vest too, but I guess they didn't want puppy fashion for this story so it's just me. Check out the rest of the slideshow here. All photos were shot by the lovely and talented Amy Creyer of Amy Creyer's Chicago Street Style.
Hat and scarf - both vintage. Boots and Parka - Gap. Skirt - J. Crew


My Mom

My mother never seemed to care too much about style, but nonetheless she just had it. She embodied a natural and effortless bohemian kind of beauty. I mean, MY WORD look at her hair! You should have seen her twirling the baton in her majorette uniform. (Note to self: find that photo). My mother taught me to take pride in my appearance and always highlight natural beauty. Discouraging tanning and highlights; encouraging thick brows and long hair. Wash your face every night and wear moisturizer and eye cream... She believes in the fountain of youth. And at 52 years old and hardly a wrinkle in sight and a head full of shiny black hair that has never been dyed, I'm pretty sure she knows the secret. My mom taught me the importance of being true to myself. And that real beauty comes from within. 

reminds me of the faded colors of California

LOVE my Cities In Dust necklace. xx
Cities In Dust on Etsy HERE. I have SO many favorites.


Pamela Love Antique Silver-Plated Skull Necklace

This P Love necklace is the perfect necklace to add some goth glamour and it should be arriving on my doorstep in a couple days!! Thanks Net-a-Porter and R29 for such an amazing event and generous gift card :) net-a-porter.com


architecturally inspired.

Solange Azagury-Partridge ring, $4,500, solange.co.uk. Image via harpers bazaar

Bulls Nation with my dude.

We had SO much fun at Monday's Bulls vs Pistons game! Kev got last minute tickets and we were in the 6th row. Beers, nachos, and seats so close we could hi five the players. And, we did. We won obviously. Chicago sports are the best.


Dipped in Glamour

I have a lamp crush. Yeah, I'm aware that it's weird. But, I love this Cada table lamp from West Elm. There is a simple elegance about it, and I think it could be a welcome addition to the living room.. www.westelm.com

Hi vs. Lo

So, I've been lusting after these Edith Miller black mesh leggings, but would never pay $290 for leggings because IMO thats a major waste of money. However, they are rad... See below.

You can imagine my delight when I found these gems at H&M for $35!!!! BOOM.

1986 - Me and my bro on Easter

"That's the biggest ring I've seen outside of hip hop!!" was the coolest compliment I could have gotten this morning


Something Else by Natalie Wood

Hurry up summer! LOVING all of these dresses! All Something Else by Natalie Wood via www.madewell.com. Are you also dreaming of what you will be wearing once the sun is here to stay? This Australian designer is one of my favorites for little dresses and cool t shirts.