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Summer Tweed, Makes Me Feel Fine

summer tweed

The title is a riff off a song lyric by the one-hit-wonder group, Seals and Crofts in case that wasn’t clear. I love tweed. I love fall/winter because of the abundance of tweed. This distinct style of woven fabric is an iconic representation of traditional Irish and Scottish outerwear and apparel. Similar to the evolution of lacoste, which began as activewear, the various patterns of tweed morphed to represent the leisure activities of the elite in more modern times. Thanks to Chanel, J. Crew, Tory Burch and Zara, variations and reincarnations of tweed are found everywhere. And now this fabrication, synonymous with the cold weather, is available all year round....

2015: The Year of the #ReWedding

I mean...

My relationship with my husband is one of the most important things in my life. It is something I am most proud of because it showcases commitment, the effort that goes into active maintenance and the positive impact on life that can result from doing those things well. It is the ultimate example of partnership, compromise and collaboration. It has taught me more about myself, what I value in others and more about what I want to represent in the world than any other single influence aside from my immediate family. But beyond that, it is proof that the world is a little more interesting than I had once thought....

Best: Liquid Eyeliner

best in liquid eyeliner

Call it a beauty faux pas but I wear liquid black eyeliner most days. It’s efficient in its application (assuming you have a steady hand), sturdier than most alternatives (won’t smudge) and fits well with my go big or go home attitude. Here are the top options if you’re looking for a liquid eyeliner. I have tried all of these and currently have all three in rotation. 1) Top choice overall: Kat Von D Tattoo Liner. 2) Top waterproof: Stila All Day Liner This will not budge. Buyer beware: it is paint. NOT for everyday use. 3) Underdog: Eyeko The Skinny Liner This is great in other colors too like...

Outfit of Choice: Miu Miu Meow Meow

I bought these Miu Miu pants in the beginning of summer and have been conjuring up possible outfit pairings ever since. Because silk, my internal body temperature and the stifling Chicago heat do not mix well, I will have to wait another few weeks before I can officially bring these pants out and into rotation. Pedigree All About It Tee – $29.99 from ModCloth Miu Miu Silk Elastic Cuff Pants – $175 from The RealReal, Inc Vince “Anetta” Cutout Leather Bootie – $236.98 from Nordstrom Zac Posen Backpack – $495 on Nordstrom Vintage Fan Pendant Earrings – $11 from Jane Stone...