Posts tagged ‘Jack Landstra’

rainy days & fundays

I feel like half my entries are about the unpredictable Midwest weather, but since it affects what you wear, it’s a necessary evil. Lately Chicago has gone from warm & summery to cold, back and forth all week. It’s not really anything out of the ordinary – fairly typical for the autumn transition, in fact – but sometimes I feel like I just can’t seem to get it right!

Anyway, today’s another rainy one – the sound of raindrops was so nice to wake up to… and, let’s face it, roll over and sleep a couple more hours. But now I’m up and off to meet friends for Easy A.

I’m trying to show you my rainboots (and failing). Top: Mossimo boyfriend tee (size S) from Target, jeans: Calvin Klein (size 10), hat: Target.

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September 18, 2010 at 12:45 pm 4 comments

anthropologie noche en la copa dress

Yesterday I experienced a little bit of “fashion karma,” so to speak. Or something of the sort. I’m not 100% sure on what to call it yet, but what I’m referring to is the phenomenon of finding something you really like and walking away from it, only to have it worm its tempting little self back into your life. Let me explain.

A while back, I saw Noche En La Copa dress by Edme & Esyllte at Anthropologie – on sale for $69.99, down from $138. I tried it on because I liked the colors and silhouette, and though it fit, I couldn’t justify the price.

When my friend Kari wanted to stop in Anthro yesterday, I glanced around the sale racks as usual and spotted one single Noche En La Copa dress left. In a size 8 – the size I had tried on. And it was marked down to $29.99. That, my friends, is fashion karma: being rewarded for sensibility and patience with an irresistible low-low price later on!

For $30, I think this is totally adorable, no?

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September 13, 2010 at 2:49 pm 4 comments

spotted & striped gap goodies

After making at least 3 trips to Gap to find enough stuff worthy of spending my 50%-off Groupon on, last night I hit the gold mine. Or the navy mine, as it were.

This felt like it came together really effortlessly, much more so than yesterday.

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September 10, 2010 at 2:50 pm 4 comments

casual thursday

It has been one of those weeks for me, so I haven’t really been putting much effort into my clothes. It’s also been rainy and glum the past two days (Mother Nature, get out of my brain!), which hasn’t helped.

So today is super casual.

Though I actually love the simplicity and comfort of this look.

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September 2, 2010 at 11:39 am Leave a comment

gypsy, tramp – thief?

Good morning! Tough to say what’s good about it, though, as a) it’s Monday, b) it’s a glum day, and c) I was wide awake at 2:30 am and tossed and turned for a good while after that. Then I forgot my coffee at home and felt stabby on the ridiculously stop-n-go (emphasis on the stop) CTA. As my beloved friend Kate would say, there is way too much Monday in today!

But whatever, at least I’m having a little fun.

I feel like this is, quite obviously, the sister outfit to my last post – but while that girl was the preppy cheerleader, this one is the boho art student. Or something.

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August 9, 2010 at 9:18 am Leave a comment

warning: contains violet content

T.G.I.F.!

Just another belted cotton dress today, but it’s hot & humid & oh, did I mention Friday? I had such a difficult time waking up this morning. Anyone else? I just stood in my bathroom leaning against the counter for like 5 straight minutes at one point, blinking. Fact: I need more sleep. However… plenty of time to sleep when I’m dead. ;)

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June 11, 2010 at 10:38 am 6 comments

watercolor racerback & skinnies

Yesterday was a bit of a rough Monday for me, to the point that I began to feel the need to something drastic, like dye my hair dark brown or get a tattoo or adopt a puppy. While some of those might work ok, the feeling mercifully passed (for the moment), thanks in large part to good fun with good friends later in the evening.

I woke up this morning feeling good, too, and once I got dressed, I felt great. When you like the way you look, you carry yourself completely differently; you walk with confidence, hold your head higher, stand up straighter, and maybe even strut.

“Confidence, Cohen!” (Oh, how I miss The OC!)

Anyway, check the look:

Don’t worry – I really do have 2 legs. I’m just standing like a crazy person!

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May 18, 2010 at 11:52 am 12 comments

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