Month: May 2016

Casual Chic

5.30.2016

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Romper: old, similar-Here / earrings: Kate Spade / shoes:Tory Burch /

Hello darlings! It has been way too long since my last post! Life has been a little crazy recently. Long story short, some stomach issues that I had a few years ago came back and I ended up in the emergency room. Needless to say, I haven’t had as much time or energy to spend planning outfits this past week. I always have outfits on hand that are very easy and comfortable that do not compromise the style component. The romper in this post is something that I wore a few times this week. The floral print, ruffle details, bell sleeves, and tie at the waist all make it very feminine, which I love! It is also very comfortable which is something that was key in all of my outfits this past week. I have learned that when life throws a wrench in your plans it is best to work it! Wearing clothing that I love makes me feel like myself and gives me confidence. Even when we stay home, I dress in the way that makes me  happiest on that day! This little “one and done” piece can be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion. I hope you all are having a great long weekend! Thank you so much for stopping by! Enjoy the summer weather! Xoxo

Lady in Lace

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Top: old, similar- Here/ skirt:Anthropologie / earrings: Baublebar /shoes: old, similar-Here /

Let’s talk trending lace on this lovely Tuesday. Along with stripes and the colors black and navy, lace belongs to a rare breed in fashion with elements of style that are never considered “out of style”. Definitely a classic, lace has been around forever and isn’t going away anytime soon, thankfully! Even though a classic, lace is definitely trending for spring and summer. As a lover of feminine style, I am completely lace obsessed! One of my favorite outfit pairings is the one pictured in this post! The lace in the skirt and the top go together so perfectly that a lot of people think I am wearing a dress! This skirt is one of my favorite pieces. It was also featured in my first post, The park after dark. In this latest look, the lace on lace combination makes me feel fancy and feminine, like a lady in lace.

On the Bright Side…

5.20.2016

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Top: old, similar-Banana Republic  / Jeans: Gap/ shoes: old, similar- Nordstrom / sunglasses: Shopbop / earrings: old, similar-Baublebar / bracelet: J Crew /
…it’s Friday!! Whenever I struggle with anything in life, big or small, I do my best to look on the bright side. This week has been a rough one. My 8 month old daughter, Nora, is teething and it is hard to see her suffer, but on the bright side, she is one of the greatest blessings in my life and her personality is so fun and playful! My three year old son, Killian, has been refusing to use the potty on his own this week and has thrown plenty of tantrums about it…all week. On the bright side, he has a heart of gold and he makes me laugh every single day. I tend to dress in bold colors and vibrant prints most of the time because I am drawn to them, but they also put a little pep back in my step if I need it! Try it! It is amazing what it can do for your spirit, whether it is just a pop of color like bright pink lipstick or a bright ensemble like the one pictured here, the power of color is amazing! A bright top paired with white jeans is all the rage this spring. Add a leopard accent like the shoes I chose for this post to serve as a not so typical neutral. Have a great day and weekend!

Classic

5.18.2016imageimageimageimageimageimageHat: old, similar- Here and Here  / earrings: Baublebar  / sunglasses: Ray-Ban / top: old, similar- Here / skirt: old, similar- Here  / shoes:Christian Louboutin /

As famously sung by the one and only Taylor Swift, “I’ve got that red lip classic thing that you like”. While I was getting ready to post these pictures, I could not get those lyrics from Taylor’s song, “Style”, out of my head! As We all know, that girl can rock a red lip. Her classic style is undoubtedly sought after by her infinite number of fans. This outfit was not originally inspired by T. Swift, but I do think that this look is definitely something She would approve of. The grid print skirt and the striped Floppy hat work together to add a little flair to this classic black and white ensemble. The delicate lace on the top adds texture in a feminine way, while The red lip works harmoniously with the red soles to tie it all together! Enjoy this classic black and white, print on print look while I rock out to “Style”.

Falling for Spring

5.15.2016

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Jacket: (old from anthropologie) similar-Needle & Thread   / pants: Gap / shoes: (old) similar- Nordstrom  / sunglasses: Shopbop  / earrings: Baublebar

Jackets are a must for spring! It is so easy to get ahead of ourselves and want to ditch our jackets altogether after the weather hits almost 80 degrees once or twice and pull out our summer apparel. Don’t ditch your spring clothes yet! A jacket can add so much personality to an outfit! On cooler spring days like today, I tend to opt for a stylish jacket that I love and piece together the rest of my outfit together around it.  This bomber jacket is wonderful because it can be worn in spring with white denim, or during fall with darker jeans and boots! The floral embellishments and mirrored beading on this jacket make it stand out, especially when the sun reflects off of it. These mirrored sunglasses bring out the jacket’s refelectiveness while making a statement all on their own! They also come in handy when you need a mirror to get your lipstick! 😀 Happy sunny Sunday!

Hunter Boots On Repeat

5.12.2016

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Jacket: J.Crew   /  top: Gap   /  shorts: Minkpink    / earrings: Kate Spade   /  boots: Hunter

 

Spring has definitely sprung! In Chicago, it has been raining for the past few days, which can only mean one thing….Hunter boots! I love these rain boots because they are practical AND stylish at the same time. Anyone who knows me very well knows that I will always put practicality after style. 😆 These black boots are great because they match with everything! There is such a wide selection of colors available too. I am considering purchasing a pair of the pink ones to brighten up a rainy day! 😊 This entire outfit is very comfortable and versatile! It makes me feel like I am at a picnic. I might just plan a picnic so that I can wear this outfit! I’ll let you in on a little secret, sometimes, I plan events so that I can wear certain outfits or items! 🙂 Happy (almost) weekend!

Statement Stripes

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5.9.2016

MKIMG_0118IMG_0054IMG_0050IMG_0053Sunglasses: Dolce&Gabbana / Earrings : old- similiar here    /  Coat: old-similiar here    / Jeans: Hudson Jeans  /  Shoes: Tory Burch  /  Purse:Tory Burch 

I absolutely love statement coats, like the one featured in this post! I like to keep the drama in my life in my wardrobe.  😉  There is something so beautiful about bold, classic stripes. I feel very sophisticated and classy in gloves. These vintage gloves are from a family friend and they were the perfect touch to complete this look. The shorter sleeves of the coat perfectly accentuate the gloves. The gold knot earrings add a nautical element to this outfit which I love for spring! The Tory Burch shoes and tote are staples in my wardrobe. My tote is big enough to hold all of my makeup, accessories, and toys and pacifiers for Killian and Nora. It serves as both a gorgeous purse and glorified diaper bag! 🙂  My sunglasses are the first designer item I purchased when I studied abroad in Italy! They will always remind me of my time spent there. These pieces are all great because they are so classic and chic without being the least bit “basic”.

 

Mother’s Day

5.8.2016

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imageimageimageimageimageMy outfit- earrings:Banana Republic   / shirt:Banana Republic  / heels:Banana Republic  / sunglasses:Shopbop

Killian’s outfit- sunglasses: Janie & Jack /  shoes:Ralph Lauren

Nora’s outfit- bow:Rachel Parcell+ Free Babes   / outfit: Janie & Jack /  shoes: Janie & Jack

Happy Mother’s Day! Today was a beautiful, sunny day! As a mom, there is no greater gift than seeing pure joy in your children. Today was one of those days I will remember and cherish years from now. We played outside all day and my little ones, Killian and Nora were thrilled. Hearing Killian and Nora laugh and seeing them smile made this day extra special.  The best way for me to spend Mother’s Day is to make precious memories with my children. Being a mom is the best!

 

The Park After Dark

5.7.2016

IMG_0105IMG_0106IMG_0108IMG_0112IMG_0132IMG_0117Shirt: J. Crew /    Skirt: Anthropologie /    Shoes:Christian Louboutin /    Earrings: Bauble Bar

This post marks the official launch of Girl With All the Curls! This project has been in the works for quite some time now, and the amount of support I have received throughout the entire process has been incredible. I could not have done it without the love and encouragement of my family and friends. I sincerely hope this website will bring you as much joy and inspiration as it has already given me. I am very excited to officially announce the Girl With All the Curls!!! Enjoy! xoxo

The Girl With All the Curls,

Mary Kate