November 20, 2013

November 18, 2013

Chilly Fall Days

My beloved MacBook nearly met its match when I accidentally spilled a full glass of water on it.  Thankfully, it survived--mostly due to my quick googling skills--and I'll be back to posting regularly.  :)

We hope all of you affected by the tornados in the Midwest are safe and well.

Sunnies: Prada | shop
Earrings: Forever 21 | similar 
Dress & Belt: Target | similar
Leggings: Zella 'Live In' Leggings
Boots: Frye | shop

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November 12, 2013

Thailand: Night Bazaar & Thai BBQ

G - blog posin'
Later Bangkok! Our next stop is Northern Thailand to a city called Chiang Mai. We spent our first evening checking out local crafts and beautiful fabrics at the night bazaar. This market is open late with great eats, all types of meats on kebobs and various types of fresh fruit.

G and I took a break to grab some Korean/Thai BBQ close the bazaar...YUMMY!


Jane's look
Tank:  Gap | shop
Skirt:  City Mini, JCrew | similar
Flops:  Slims, Havianas | shop
Watch: Watch: Runway Twist, Michael Kors | shop

G's look
Top: Short-sleeve, JCrew | shop
Shorts: JCrew shorts | shop
Shoes: All Stars, Converse | shop

November 7, 2013

Thailand: Tigers and the Floating Markets

Tigers in Thailand! Just about two hours outside of Bangkok, G & I were lucky enough to visit a Tiger Conservatory led by Monks. This epic visit was no easy feat (car sick Jane.. bleh!), but it was worth it! These animals were so cool and though it was a bit scary, they were beautiful!

We also visited the famous floating markets (the "Venice of Thailand") where there were a ton of textiles, fruits, vegetables and restaurants. The market was totally vibrant, loud and buzzing with tourist. 

Did I happen to mention Thailand was hot, hot, hot!? Weather was high 80s, lower 90s. Good thing I found a coconut stand. So, we spent the day looking at handmade goods, and finding some solid deals. I'm totally diggin' Thailand! :)

Thanks for reading!

Shirt: Sub Henley Tan, Gap | shop
Shorts: Roll up shorts, AE | shop
Cardigan:  Featherweight Cotton V-neck, JCrew | shop
Watch: Runway Twist, Michael Kors | shop
Sunnies: Foldable Ray-Ban | shop
Skirt: From the Market!

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November 5, 2013

Thailand: The Grand Palace

T H A I L A N D 
G & I made it! The journey took us 23 hours of travel through Chicago and Seoul to arrive in Bangkok! You may remember that G & I traveled to Cancun last year -- a short, short 5 hours. Alas, this year we hit up the other side of the world for some adventures. Check out the packing details here! 

First Stop:  The Grand Palace. This impressive and beautiful palace was the home of the Kings of Siam. We explored the grounds for hours, and visited the Emerald Buddha. We were greeted with heavy rain! However, it did not deter us and certainly did not take away for the majestic scenery.

Thanks for reading!

Shirt:  JCrew | similar
Pants:  Neon Peach Straight Khakis, Gap | shop
Watch: Runway Twist, Michael Kors | shop
Purse:  Crossbody, Kate Spade | shop
Necklace:  White Geometrics | similiar
Shoes: Pink Ballet, Crocs | shop

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October 31, 2013

October 29, 2013

How to Pack: Look by Look

I love visiting new places, but packing is probably one of the most arduous tasks, especially for an international trip. However, it's always worth the effort and planning for a great destination. For a few weeks "G" and I are going to Thailand on holiday.

Here is a quick preview of some looks that I'll be wearing over the trip.

October 28, 2013

Kai Turns ONE!

Happy (belated) birthday to our favorite curious, mischievous, and sweet little girl!

Our family spent last weekend celebrating her very first birthday, which included strawberry shortcake from an amazing bakery, as well as a few costume changes for the birthday girl -- she does, of course, take after her aunties in the style department.

Happy birthday, Kai! We love you!

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October 23, 2013

Banana Republic Fran Pleated Skirt

This skirt is a really lovely, bold color!  It definitely attracts a lot of compliments.  It also works really well as a transition piece into the cooler months; the rich, yet bright shade allows you to wear this skirt year round.

Sunnies: Prada | shop
Earrings: Kate Spade | shop

Top: Loft | similar
Skirt: Banana Republic Fran Pleated Skirt | shop
Shoes: Ann Taylor | shop
Bag: Coach Saffiano Tote | shop -- reviewed here

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October 21, 2013

Loft Floral Scroll Print Sweater Review

Fit: I went with my typical Loft size, and it fits just fine.  If you're between sizes, I'd size up, especially because I feel like it's a touch short in the torso area.  Comes in petite and regular sizing.
Quality: 55% Cotton, 40% Viscose, & 5% Wool
Style: The pattern here really pops -- even more so than the photos would indicate.  Also I really like this weight for the fall weather; it's not a thick cable knit, but is substantial enough to keep you warm, yet light enough to layer without too much bulk. 
Price: $59.50, but lately there have been a lot of 40% off sales which puts this bad boy around $36.
Bottom Line: I'm a fan, and I like the style.  I do think it'll go on further sale, so I'll wait for a better deal, but if my size sells out, I won't be too bummed out.

Sunnies: Prada | shop
Earrings: Loft (old)

Top: Banana Republic Oxford Shirt | shop
Loft: Loft Floral Scroll Print Sweater | shop
Jeans: JCrew Toothpick Jean | shop
Shoes: Ann Taylor | shop

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October 16, 2013

Target Merona Women's Short Sleeve Tie-Wasit Shirt Dress

This definitely feels like one of the last time that I can get away with bare legs and sandals.  I am excited about cozy sweaters, fuzzy slippers, and hot cocoa, but I'll definitely miss the ease of just sliding on a pair of sandals before I head out the door.

Sunnies: Prada | 

Bag: Coach Saffiano Tote | shopDress: Target Merona Women's Short Sleeve Tie-Wasit Shirt Dress | shop
Coat: Gap Denim Jacket | shop
Belt: Guess | similar
Sandals: Target | similar

October 14, 2013

Gap Skinny Mini Khakis in Cleveland

Work brought me to Cleveland and to one of my best friends from college!  We had a fun day brunching at a delicious cafe with some truly amazing jam, checking out the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and just enjoying the beautiful weather.

Sunnies: Prada | shop
Earrings: Kate Spade | shop
Top: Gap | shop

Pants: Gap Skini Mini Skimmer Khakis | shop
Shoes: Gentle Soul Bay Unique | shop

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October 10, 2013

Dressed to the Nines: Black Tie

Snaps! It's black tux and fabulous dress night! "G" and I were all decked out for a charity ball. Oh man --- it's been a little while since I've been this dressed up, but what fun!

I found this fantastic dress from Macy's last year. I just love the sweetheart neckline and the draping in the front of the dress. I think this shape is extremely flattering to many shapes, and feels so comfortable. I'm obsessed with this number. I found this great silver clutch thrift shopping around town and paired it with a pair of silver flats.

"G" is looking handsome in his tailored tuxedo. G did a good amount of research on his piece trying to figure out if he should purchase or rent a tux. He ultimately purchased this well fitting, beautiful suit.

When's the last time you dressed up? Thanks for reading!

Dress:  Xscape; | shop similar
Shoes: Silver Flax, Nine West | shop
Clutch:  Vintage | shop similar
Earrings:  Limited | shop similar
Ring:  Express | shop similar

Dashing "G"
Tux:  Jos. A. Bank, slim fit | similar
Shoes: Cole Haan | shop
Drink: Woodford

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October 8, 2013

Black Tee & Suede Booties

New booties!
No matter what season or occasion, black is always in style. I love the timeless look of black on black. This outfit is inspired by my new boots from Steve Madden. I love these shoes!

Fashion Fundamental:  Black Tee. 
It's probably one of the most essential basics for any closet. Basics like this are perfect for keeping your look simple, clean and chic.

Thanks for reading!

Shirt: Gap T | shop similar
Skirt: Express Black | similiar
Boots: Steve Madden | shop
Watch: Runway Twist, Michael Kors | shop
Purse:  Crossbody, Kate Spade | shop

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October 7, 2013

Ann Taylor Ikat Dress

Hello all - the weather is starting to cool down a lot here in KC, but some days I've still been getting away with open-toed shoes and skipping the coat. :)  Here's to those last few days of Indian Summer!

Dress: Ann Taylor | similar
Sunnies: Prada | shop
Belt: JCrew | similar
Earrings: Kate Spade | shop
Shoes: Enzo Angiolini | similar
Sunnies: Prada | shop

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