Posts tagged ‘Presence Chicago’

layers, continued

I’m sort of crossing my fingers that fall is now officially here to stay, as that was another reason I think I’ve been off my blogging game lately (not dressing appropriately for the weather) and haven’t posted much, but here’s another simple, layered look.

Since layering this Merona dress to act as a skirt worked well the first time (what is that hair? oh right, the result of being impulsive), I tried it again. Honestly, I think I like it better as a skirt than as a dress.



October 18, 2010 at 1:43 pm 2 comments

september sunday

Oh, Midwest, you tricky little minx. I already started dressing in Fall mode, and here it was sunny, warm, and generally beautiful! At least my colors were equally sunny & cheery:

This has been featured a few times before, maybe not even that differently, but I still thought it was fun enough to share. Dress: Four Stars (size L), brown woven leather belt: thrifted, yellow tights: Gap.


September 12, 2010 at 4:28 pm 2 comments

in bloom – sine hollyhock, take 2

I have been in such a good mood today – it’s Friday! it’s my friend William’s birthday! and I love my look today! And this one is a genuine day-to-night, office-to-out ensemble, too.

You’ve seen this dress before, but that was in a most ridiculous, staying-in-on-Friday-night silly post. Not so today. No, today I feel I am done up right, if I may say so myself!

Sine hollyhock dress (size 8): Anthropologie, ruffled grey cardigan: Express, braided sandals for comfort and bug-bite-avoidance: Mossimo.


June 25, 2010 at 3:47 pm 6 comments

coral relief

Another dress you’ve seen already (about a month ago), but once again today the point isn’t in the dress itself necessarily but the accessories:

I expressed my love of this black Merona pintuck shirt dress (size M) from Target in this post, so click that if you care for the full details. And sadly, my feet are still jacked up from bites (the itches are numbing, slowly), so I’m once again in my flip-flops, which is annoying. I’d have loved to pop some color down there.

For some reason I tied the tie on the opposite side today, and I don’t know if I simply didn’t tie it tight enough or what, but I look a little wide this time, don’t I? Maybe it’s my posture. Because from another angle, it looks fine.


June 24, 2010 at 12:41 pm Leave a comment

warning: contains violet content


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. ;)


June 11, 2010 at 10:38 am 6 comments

long & lean + jeans

Hello, friends! Nothing amazing again today – just fun, comfy basics:

Long & lean print tank: Mossimo (size M and only $8.00 – can’t say enough how much I love these), jeans: L.e.i., black shrug: White House Black Market (size S).


May 31, 2010 at 11:36 pm 4 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!


May 18, 2010 at 11:52 am 12 comments

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