Shady Lady

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Top:Nordstrom Rack / Pants :sold out- similar style- Hudson Jeans/ Shoes:Tory Burch / Sunglasses:Prada / Earrings:Nordstrom Rack /

The summer sun sure is gorgeous, but it can also be OH SO HOT!  Scorching hot weather can make it difficult to look “cool”.  A not-so-secret, secret summer hack I have is to always (even if cloudy), accessorize every summer outfit with sunglasses! Not only will you look and feel like a fashion maven, but you will fight off headaches caused by squinting at the sun’s powerful rays, and conceal any makeup that is sweating off of your face! Whenever I throw on a pair of shades I still seem to look put together, even when I am a hot, sweaty mess.  😀 Lightweight fabric tops like the tulle one featured in this post are key looking cool while feeling hot this summer! Have a sunny Wednesday! xoxo

Summer Vibes

06.01.2018

Dress:Nordstrom Rack / Shoes:Tory Burch / Sunglasses:Quay Australia / Earrings:J.Crew /

Are you feeling those summer vibes?! I am! It has been so hot in Chicago these past few weeks that it does not feel at all like it is spring. I am ready for spring to wrap up and to soak in the summer sun! This dress, and whole look, screams summertime. The bright colors and light weight fabric make this dress a colorful statement piece while being practical for those hot summer days. Not to mention, this dress is the perfect shade of sunny yellow! Throw on a sundress and your favorite shades and step into summer a bit early with me! Stay cool! xoxo

May Flowers

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Sunglasses:Prada / Coat:Eva Franco /Jeans:Banana Republic / Shoes:similar-Nordstrom / Earrings:Baublebar / Purse: Tory Burch/

It is true, April showers do bring May flowers, and the fashion industry is no exception! I know, you must be thinking of that famous line from The Devil Wears Prada, “Florals? For spring? Groundbreaking”.  Obviously that is pure sarcasm coming from Miranda Priestly, but there is no doubt florals always reemerge in a vibrant, fresh way with each new spring collection. It is actually difficult to not wear anything floral in the springtime. So enjoy this beautiful trend and enjoy seeing the flowers bloom this May! Have a wonderful week! xoxo

 

Spring Colors

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Happy Tuesday, and Happy(belated) Mother’s Day to all of the moms! Today’s outfit post features the beautiful color combination of aqua and dark green. I love to play with color combinations while putting together an outfit.  It is fun to mix and match pieces in your wardrobe to create a variety of looks with what you already have! The oversized aqua sweater featured in this post is extremely comfortable and adds a great shape to this outfit with its silhouette and bell sleeves. The white skinny jeans in this look keeps it fresh and bright for spring! The heels I am wearing in this post are very, very comfortable. They are the Madison 12-hour pumps sold by Banana Republic. They are sold in a bunch of different colors and patterns! Have fun this spring by playing with color combinations!  Let me know, what are your favorite spring colors??

Met Gala Monday

05.07.2018

Dress:Sold out, similar Dillard's and ASOS / Earrings:Givenchy / Floral wall: I made it with silk flowers from Afloral/

 

Hello beautiful people! I have missed you all! A buildup of several life events, obstacles, and stressors caused my unplanned hiatus from Girl With All the Curls. I hope to be back to posting once a week and reconnecting with you all. I  deeply appreciate your loyalty and understanding.

On to today’s post…Today is the 2018 Met Gala also known as the Met Ball. This event, also known as the Super Bowl of fashion, is hosted at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Since ticket prices for the event start at $25,000, I will be celebrating the occasion from Chicago with this post! The blush dress in this post is one of my current favorites and was purchased for less than $50 at  TJMaxx! The intricate details of this dress are what struck me most about this piece. The lace, pleats, and tiers of tulle are ultra feminine and beautiful. This dress by Heartloom looks expensive but was bought at a bargain price! What dress will you be throwing on this evening to celebrate this Met Gala Monday?

Fresh Florals

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Hello again! I cannot believe it is already August! This post features three of my newest and favorite purchases from Nordstrom. All three pieces come from different labels and designers, but I knew they were meant for each other, and for me, the moment I spotted them! The color of the top matches perfectly with the center of the daisies on the ever-so-feminine skirt! The ruffle detail on the top of the skirt adds a sweet, playful element to the look. The Tory Burch Minnie ballet flats in Retro Pink reinforce the light pink background of the skirt by presenting that same color, a few shades darker. The straps of this Trouve top dangle in the front and back which move as you do, and draw the eyes to the outfit! This look provides a fresh, unique spin on the classic floral trend. Some might say, ” as fresh as a daisy”. 😉 Speaking of fresh…there will be a new post up on Monday! Until next time!…XOXO

A Splash of Color

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Welcome to a new week! This week’s post was photographed at one of my favorite places…Oakbrook Mall! The endless stores, gorgeous flowers, and vivacious fountains provide visitors with a luxurious shopping experience. All of the items featured in this post were all purchased at this very place! This look features several of my current favorite pieces, (from my favorite mall ever)!  I wear the Tory Burch Minnie ballet flat in the floral print every single day. The vibrant yellow shirt and colorful statement earrings both from J.Crew have been staples in my summer wardrobe, especially for summer parties. The colors in this summer outfit are the perfect summer statement pieces that can be reinvented in many different types of looks! Statement pieces like these are all the rage right now! Go bold and have fun with your summer outfits!

Sizzling Summer Style

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Hello everyone!! I have missed you all so much! Time sure does fly when life gets hectic…I never intended to step away from Girl With All the Curls, especially not for several months. A lot of unforeseen events have occurred within these past few months that threw me off balance. As a mom, wife, sister, mentor, friend, daughter, and young woman, I, among many other women, am attempting to find a balance in my life. This site is such a part of who I am now, and I feel most like myself and most happy when I am posting! It is not an option for Girl With All the Curls to be put on my back burner anymore. Get ready, I’m just warming up…

Thanks for stopping by! Check back next Monday for another sizzlin’ summer look!

April Showers

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April showers bring….bright colors and spring trends! Ever since April started a few days ago, it has been raining non-stop in Chicago! There is nothing better to brighten a gloomy day than a bright statement jacket, like the yellow one featured in this post from Banana Republic.  Especially on days when the sun is hidden by endless amounts of rain clouds, I find it extremely satisfying to wear a sunny shade of yellow. Add an extra element of fun with a pair of printed heels like these gingham heels from Banana Republic. Gingham is a favorite spring trend of mine. Paired with skinny jeans with a frayed hem, shoes like these really pop! Don’t let these April showers get you down. Spring into action and show me your favorite spring trends! You can find this entire look at Banana Republic. Have a beautiful day!

March Madness

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Top:Topshop / Jeans:Hudson Jeans / Earrings:J.Crew at Nordstrom / Shoes:similar-Nordstrom /

This time of the year is my absolute favorite! For an Irish lass, and former Irish dancer like myself, this has always been the busiest time of the year, some might even call it March Madness! =) Today starts the first day of my last year as a “twenty something” and I am feeling good about that! This year I have come to the realization that aging is a luxury that not everyone has the opportunity to enjoy- embrace it! =) My younger sister, Bridget’s birthday is tomorrow! HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRIDGET! We have had a blast celebrating our St. Patrick’s Day birthdays together since 1990! Another part of the “madness” that occurs every March is that my older sister and Irish twin, Maureen, and I are now the same age again! We are 10 months apart so we always enjoy being the same age for two months! The look featured in this post is perfect for a celebration! It is bold, colorful, and fun! This outfit instantly puts me in the mood to celebrate! Cheers! XOXO

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