City Stroll

Coat:T Tahari / Jeans:Level 99 / Shoes:Banana Republic / Scarf:(several years old from LOFT), similar-Shoptiques / Earrings:(several years old from Francesca’s), similar- Kate Spade / Necklace:Loft /

I hope this week has been a stroll in the park for all of you! This post features a look that I find perfect for a stroll in the city! Whenever I am in the city, (Chicago), I add some extra flair to my look, something unexpected but still chic! My vibrant floral scarf wrapped around my shoulders added color and texture to this look. It also “tied” together the accessories in this look. Shades in this scarf matched perfectly with my earrings and lipstick! The scarf was tied in a way to not hide the gorgeous collar and buttons on my jacket. My gold collar necklace added a modern element to keep this look young and fresh. The denim was key to make this outfit casual, and the pumps were the perfect unexpected pop of color, also a great feminine touch. I would like to thank the trees for accentuating the subtle yellow accents in my scarf! 🙂

Spice It Up



Top:Anthropologie / Jacket:(No longer available) other great Fall Jackets-ShopbopBloomingdale's,and Bloomingdale's  / Shorts:J Brand / Shoes:(no longer available-Dolce Vita) similar- Nordstrom / Earrings:J.Crew / Sunglasses:Tory Burch /

It is October in Chicago… One day it is brisk, total sweater weather, the next, it feels like we slipped back into summer! Today it is 80 degrees! As much as I love summer, fall is my absolute favorite season! On these warm Autumn days, I dress in a way that is weather appropriate, yet still reminds me that it is fall, despite what the weather is telling us! The top featured in this post is perfect for days like today! It is a tank, so very cool, and easily used as a layering piece, while the color speaks to my Fall-loving heart. 😉 It is the perfect Autumnal shade of rust, or as I prefer to call this shade, Pumpkin Spice! (Spice-inspired colors are some of my favorite shades to wear throughout the Fall.) This jacket has subtle shades of rust which are accented when worn in combination with this top. My shoes add a pop of teal for a playful, colorful pop! My tip of the day: Play up the colors in the subtle details of your outfit for a very interesting and cohesive look! It is super easy and very fun! Don’t let Monday get you down! Fresh week, fresh start! 🙂

If Your Outfit Was An Emoji…


Top:Nordstrom / Chambray Top:J.Crew / Leggings: no longer available (Zara), similar-Nordstrom / Boots: no longer available (HM), similar-H&M / Earrings:Shashi (purchased on Gilt sample sale) / Sunglasses:Ray-Ban /

If your outfit was an emoji, which one would it be? I know this is an odd question, but when I put on the outfit featured in today’s post, I could not stop thinking of the peace sign emoji!! This emoji is cool and effortless, with a slight attitude, (the good kind of attitude), which matches the way I feel in this look!  😉  I love how what you wear can really impact the way you feel! What is your look of the day’s emoji??If you like this post, share it on social media with your emoji of the day! =) Until next time…


Happy National Coffee Day!


Jacket:Nordstrom / Top:Nordstrom / Skirt:Nordstrom / Earrings:J.Crew / Shoes:no longer available, similar:Nordstrom and J.Crew Factory /

Cheers! It’s National Coffee Day! For all of you fellow coffee-lovers out there, enjoy an extra cup today! As a young mom of two young children and a new fashion blogger, there is not a day that I do not enjoy at least two cups of coffee. Currently, I am sipping on my favorite brew, from a little joint you may have heard of called Starbucks, the Skinny Vanilla Latte! Besides coffee, something else that fuels me everyday is my love of fashion. Once I am dressed for the day and have had my coffee, I am ready to rock and roll! Creating my own website/blog really drives me and fuels my creativity. I am blessed to be able to do something that I am so passionate about while being with my two kids! The endless possibilities in this wonderful online fashion industry are exciting! Every little success drives me to be better and to continue to grow and learn! Thank you to everyone who continues to read and help Girl With All the Curls grow! Stay tuned for what I have “brewing” for upcoming posts….I could not resist! 😉

Paris Fashion Week

img_4570img_4567img_4578Top:J.Crew / Cape Scarf:J.Crew / Skirt:J.Crew / Shoes:Tory Burch / Earrings:Lord and Taylor /

Bonjour! Greetings from…Chicago! Today is the first day of Paris Fashion Week! As a newbie in the fashion blogging industry, I dream of being invited to fashion shows during Fashion Week! Even though I am not attending Paris Fashion Week, this year 😉 ,  I am honoring the event with my outfit for today! To me, when it comes to style, there is nothing more Parisian than stripes, turtlenecks, the color navy, and ballet flats, all of which are included in today’s look! Parisian style is timeless, effortless, and chic. If you could travel anywhere today, where would you go?

Fall Florals

Dress:Nordstrom (black no longer available) / Earrings:J.Crew / Boots:Bucco / Sunglasses:Sold out, similar- Karen Walker and BP /

Need a fresh look for fall? I’ve got you covered! There is nothing more fresh looking than a floral print!  😉 Don’t ditch florals for fall! The unique, darker spin on the feminine print in this dress was tailor-made for fall! It is no surprise that both the dress and earrings in this post sold out quickly due to popularity! Hopefully they are restocked! In the meantime, this easy, yet super chic, equation is perfect for fall! [dress+ over the knee boots+ accessories= fall 2016 perfection] Share your spin on this look with me! xoxo

Attention FOODIES: An old friend from high school is involved with this delicious project! Check it out and even help fund! Hudson Daniel

Nora’s First Year


On September 9th 2015, my husband, Iggy, myself, and my son, Killian, received the best gift, Nora Kathleen Blanco was born! She has added so much fun, laughter, and love to our lives! We love you Nora! Happy Birthday to our little lady! This video was a gift to Nora from my sister, Bridget! It is a beautiful glimpse into life with Nora throughout her first year!


Labor Day Lounging

9.05.2016imageimageimageimageimageimageDress:Nordstrom / Shoes:Sam Edelman / Earrings:Givenchy /

Happy Labor Day!! I hope your day has been as labor-free as mine! My husband, kids, and I lounged around all day and enjoyed this gorgeous, (and HOT), weather! This dress is a new favorite of mine! The colors are unique and beautiful. I played up its’ blush undertones by wearing rose gold earrings! My Sam Edelman sandals highlighted the shades of brown present in the dress while adding length to my legs! The lightweight material and loose fit was very comfortable on a hot day like today! I am already planning fall outfits with this dress! As a perfect layering piece, this dress is a perfect transition piece! From summer to fall we go! Back to lounging on this Labor Day! Thanks for stopping by!

The Sun is Setting on Summer


Top:J.Crew / Jeans:J.Crew / Earrings:J.Crew / Shoes:Tory Burch /

The sun is setting on the summer of 2016! Watching the time left in summer run out has been difficult this year. The two sweet girls that I have had the honor of being a nanny to for the past 4 years are now in school, and have matured into beautiful, intelligent young girls. The memories I have from the time both myself and my two kids have from the time spent with these girls are priceless. What started as a job, became a way of life as I then became a mom. These girls play the role of the older sisters to my two children. I came out of the experience with a family that is like an extension of my own family. The last few weeks have been emotional to say the least, but now I am ready to begin new adventures. As fall nears, I am excited to be able to be with Killian and Nora full time while having more time to focus on my blog! On a recent outing, I was shopping, of course, and purchased the Tory Burch shoes featured in this post. The beautiful design of the shoes was inspired by a sunset and it became obvious to me that I not only was going to purchase the shoes, but that I would also use them as a tool in focusing on the beauty that the end of a period of time can posses. They serve as a reminder that at the end of something, there is peace and beauty. I chose to wear all white to really highlight the shoes! The white look also serves as a “blank canvas” moment for me. Now I have the opportunity to make all of my dreams come true on Girl With All the Curls!

*A Special shoutout to the team at the Tory Burch store in Oakbrook, especially Clea! These shoes are going to take me places! 😊

Happy Middle Child Day!


top:Topshop / shorts:Saks Off 5th / sandals:(sold out)Gilt , similar-Dune London / sunglasses:Tory Burch / earrings:Banana Republic / necklace:Anthropologie /

Happy middle child day! I am the second of four children, and couldn’t be more of a middle child! I have always felt the pressure to live up to my extremely intelligent siblings, Maureen, Bridget, and Patrick, and also have enjoyed having the wonderful example of my older sister, Maureen, to follow! I can easily fly under the radar, if I’d like, and turn up my personality to stand out, something I have learned to enjoy! I love the middle, I always have! From begging for the middle seat in the car and movie theater, to putting myself in the middle of the action growing up, I would not want to be anywhere else! The pictures in this post are from a few weeks ago…the middle of our lakehouse vacation! To all of you middle children out there, may your mistakes go unnoticed and successes be celebrated! Cheers! Xoxo

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