May 8, 2013

Picture Perfect: the Real Reel

Fashion Fundamental:  Mink skirt. I love a mini for a warm day, and it's just perfect for the weekend. 

Ever wonder what it takes to be camera ready? :) Here's a sneak peak at what happens right before the shots happen. G & I spent the weekend walking around the city. Nothing like being out in the sun out, and hiding away the tights! Hello great weather -- goodbye winter!

Have a great week & thanks for reading!

Skirt:  City Mini, JCrew | similar
Blouse:  JCrew | similar
Cardigan:  JCrew | shop
Boots: BP Runway Boots | shop
Earrings:  Chicago boutique | similar
Sunnies: 01OS, Prada | shop
Purse:  Kate Spade | similar

May 7, 2013

Coach Saffiano Tote Review

Hi friends!  Hope you're all well.  I've been slammed at work, but not so busy that I couldn't pop into a Coach boutique to check out a few potential work totes.  I've heard great things about Coach's Saffiano Line (via the always trusty PurseForum) and wanted to check it out for myself; the bags come in a range of great colors, sizes, and shapes.

I was looking for a bag that is roomy enough for me to carry my bulky computer, miscellaneous computer paraphernalia, a pair of flats, snacks, water bottle, lunch, etc.; needless to say, I need a fair amount of bag capacity because I'll be toting a lot around with me, but I also want to ensure my bag is light and comfortable to carry.  I also have a marked preference for bags with a full zippered closure and practical straps that are long enough to sling over my shoulder.  With all of those must-haves on my list, I wanted to share a bag that fits the bill.

The first bag I gravitated towards is the Saffiano Large Tote ($358):  It's made of Saffiano leather (15" L x 12 1/4" H x 6 1/2" W) with a fabric lining and a zip-top and a 9.5" strap drop.  I love this cheery shade of red, too.  Saffiano leather is touted to be durable and relatively light which is perfect for my needs; check out Extra Petite for more information on Saffiano leather.

May 1, 2013

Hello Springfield, IL!

What's up? "G" & I recently spent some time in exotic........Springfield, IL! We checked out the capital and learned all about Abe at the Lincoln Library & Museum. If you haven't had the chance to check it out.. I highly recommend it. This isn't the first time I've celebrated Lincoln, but this was the first time  we tried a true horseshoe sandwich! 

Fashion Fundamental:  Sunnies. You can never go wrong with a stylish and functional pair of sunglasses. They can completely elevate an outfit. I picked up this prized pair of Prada puppies at my local Sunglasses Hut.

Thanks for reading!

Sunnies: 01OS, Prada | shop
Shirt:  Striped Puffed Sleeve, Loft | shop
Pants: Toothpick Jeans in Poppy, JCrew | shop
Flats:  Cece Suede, JCrew | shop
Purse:  Kate Spade | similar
Necklace:  H&M | similar