A Splash of Color

7.17.2017woman at oakbrook mall in summerwoman in front of fountain woman in summer outfittory burch minnie flats floral printstatement earring from jcrew at nordstrombright summer outfit upclose summer outfitwoman summer outfit Top:J.Crew / Shorts:Nordstrom/ Shoes:Tory Burch / Earrings:J.Crew at Nordstrom / Bracelet:J.Crew /

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

7.10.2017woman sitting on bleacherslegs of woman sitting on bleachersupclose woman sitting on bleachersvictory woman walking down bleacherswoman infront of football fieldtie detail on gingham shirtwoman standing infront of football fieldwoman standing infront of football fieldwoman doing cartwheel on football field Top:J.Crew at Nordstrom / Shorts:Nordstrom / Shoes:Banana Republic / Sunglasses:Ray-Ban / Earrings:J.Crew /

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

4.5.2017woman in april showerswoman in april showers banana republic earrings in april showersapril showers in chicagoapril showers in chicagowoman in april showersJacket:Banana Republic / Jeans:Banana Republic / Earrings:Banana Republic / Shoes:Banana Republic /

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

3.16.2017March Madness outfit post
March Madness outfit postJ.Crew earrings close upMarch Madness outfit postpink pumps and jeanswoman with J.Crew earringslace top detailswoman in chicago pink pumps

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

Spring Green

3.7.2017woman downtown Chicago woman walking downtown Chicagowoman in Chicagowoman in Chicagowoman near Chicago riveroutfit details chicago river

Jacket:Banana Republic / Top:Banana Republic / Jeans:Hudson Jeans / Shoes:DV by Dolce Vita / Earrings:Baublebar / Necklace:Banana Republic / Bracelet: Banana Republic/

Hi friends! Thanks for stopping by! It is time to start transitioning into spring mode! It is always exciting to transition into the next season, ditching the current garments worn repeatedly and adding a new, fresh batch of clothes to your closet. Even if they are pieces that you have owned for years, it is always fun to rediscover clothing that has been out of season and not off the hanger in quite some time. If you are anything like me, a new season also means an excuse to buy new clothes! =) The outfit featured in this post is one of my new favorites for the upcoming season. The military green color of the jacket is flattering to all skin tones and is super versatile, not to mention is also a big trend for spring 2017. This past weekend while we were walking to dinner in downtown Chicago, my sister and I realized that this shade of green mimics the one of the Chicago river! We could not get over the way that my outfit played with the scenery of the Chicago river in a way that made me seem like the perfect accessory to our city, Chicago, on such a gorgeous pre-spring evening. Enjoy! XoXo

Fat Tuesday

2.28.2017woman in blue shirt and jeans and sunglasses
blue shirt and statement necklacewoman in blue shirt and jeans
details sunglasses earrings and necklace

woman in blue shirt and sunglasses

jeans and purple pumps

Top:Banana Republic / Jeans: Gap (newest version) / Sunglasses:Shopbop / Earrings:Banana Republic / Necklace:Banana Republic / Shoes:old, similar-Banana Republic /

Happy Fat Tuesday! This girl loves any excuse to indulge! I have been indulging in comfort food and sweets for the past few months anyways, but today I can blame it on Mardi Gras! This outfit is perfect for the today’s occasion because it, coincidentally, accents the traditional Mardi Gras colors, (gold, pale green, and purple) in the accessories. The purple pumps makes this look perfect for a Mardi Gras party! Whether you are going to a party or having a (stylish) night in with the family like me, this look is perfection. Have a great day and indulge away! XOXO

Ballet Flats, Enter Ballerina

2.21.2017woman with curly hair in bunwoman wearing all black and black ballet flatswoman wearing all black and ballet flatswoman wearing black and ballet flatsice cut necklace banana republicwoman walking at sunsetdelicate deco bracelet banana republicwoman dancingTop:(no longer available), similar-Gap  /Skirt:(no longer available), similar- Nordstrom / Shoes:Tory Burch / Earrings:Baublebar / Necklace:Banana Republic /Bracelet:Banana Republic /

Voila! A comfortable yet chic outfit featuring the ever-so-classic ballet flat! As much as I do enjoy wearing heels, the pace at which my two young children have me moving at, does not allow heels during the day… well most days! The perfect shoe for me during the day is the ballet flat. They are obviously flat- making running (literally) around all day super easy. They are also extremely versatile and chic. Tory Burch is the master of the ballet flat, she offers them in endless colors and patterns! To complete this ballet-inspired look I wore a black, leotard-like top, a black skirt which added texture, simple, dainty jewelry., and I topped it all off with a bun! Share your on “pointe”, ballet-inspired looks with me at girlwithallthecurls@gmail.com.

Super Saturday

2.4.2017

Cape:J.Crew / Dress: sold out, black version available- Jay Godfrey / Shoes:Banana Republic / Gloves:Vintage, similar-Shopbop  / Earrings: Baublebar/

Let’s be real, the weekend is always super! This weekend is extra special since it is also the Super Bowl! I cannot wait to see what Lady Gaga’s performance will entail! Judging from her National Anthem performance last year, she will put on a legendary show! It is also my mom’s birthday tomorrow! Happy Birthday, Mom! Thank you for being my number one supporter and fan! I love you! Have a SUPER weekend everyone! xoxo

P.S. Share this post with any SUPER stylish friends! =)

 

2017 Trends

1.26.2017Jacket:J.Crew / Dress:sold out from Nordstrom- available in XS Here / Shoes:Pattern sold out, other options-Superga / Earrings:Sold out-J.Crew, similar-J.Crew /

Two trends that are here to stay for the year 2017 are fashion sneakers and the ever so feminine, ruffle trend!  Both trends are ones that I adore and have incorporated into today’s outfit post. Sneakers come in all prints and fabrics these days making it very easy to incorporate them into almost any look! Pairing sneakers with a dress like the one in this post makes the perfect daytime look with that added “cool” factor. The next trend, the ruffle trend, really speaks to the times! As we all know, women are definitely having a moment! Women have never been so strong, powerful, united, and empowered! Ruffles embrace the beauty of femininity and what could be more on trend than that?? What trends are you embracing so far in 2017?

P.S. I heard about this gorgeous blue backdrop thanks to Jennifer Lake of Style Charade. She is a fellow personal style blogger. She has gorgeous, whimsical photos and you should definitely check out her site and follow her on Instagram- I do! @JenniferLake is her Instagram handle.  On her site, Style Charade, there is a section called WallCharades in which she provides a guide to Chicago’s street art. For anybody based in Los Angeles, there is a guide for L.A. street art too!

Statement Shoes

1.24.2017

Top:No longer available, similar-Here and Here / Jeans:Sold out-Tory Burch, other Tory Burch pants-Here / Earrings:J.Crew / Shoes:Sam Edelman /

Everybody is all about making a statement nowadays, so why not make your own statement with your look! These Sam Edelman booties do ALL the talking…These showstopping shoes are gorgeous and versatile. It has been a long time since a pair of shoes have stopped me in my tracks the way these ones did! These shoes take your look and confidence to that next level. I actually gifted these shoes to my sister for Christmas, but with sisters, a gift for them is a gift for me too! 😉 What statement do you wish to make?

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