What/Wear | Saint Louis Fashion Week Spring Into Fashion ’14

If you’ve ever read this blog, you know that I love Saint Louis Fashion Week. This season, I’m a STLFW Blog Ambassador, which means I’ll be at all the events and parties. Stay tuned for more coverage!

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WHAT // Saint Louis Fashion Week’s Spring Into Fashion runway show supporting Friends of Wings at the Saint Louis Galleria

I spent my early evening snacking on tasty chicken lettuce wraps from Gregory’s Creative Cuisine—alongside one of my blogger-besties, Rachael of Style Every Day—before watching runway presentations from Fossil, Francesca’s, True Religion, White House Black Market, Banana Republic, bebe, Tommy Bahama, and Anthropologie.

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Clockwise from top right… Tommy Bahama, Fossil, Anthropologie, Anthropologie, White House Black Market, Fossil — at STLFW’s Spring Into Fashion

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See more party tidbits and runway looks on Instagram.

WEAR // Circle skirt, crop top, statement necklace

Funny story—I had no idea I was so pale until I took these photos off of my camera… I’m sort of in shock. 

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Currently wearing… Necklace, vintage | Crop top, Nordstrom Rack [SIMILAR] | Circle skirt, Sparkle & Fade, UO [SIMILAR] | Tote, Too Hot Too Handle Tote by Marc by Marc Jacobs, Off Fifth [HERE in current colors] | Shoes, Vince Camuto, DSW [SIMILAR] | Earrings, vintage

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Up next? Rebecca Minkoff at Saks Fifth Avenue, followed by the Designer Showcase, featuring, among others, Novis, Harbison, Skif International, and Viktor Luna at St. Louis Union Station.

Brick Roads and Brown Booties

Lance and I headed home for the holiday weekend and returned late last night. Have I ever mentioned that we’re from the same city? Hell, have I even ever mentioned where I’m from?

Welcome to my hometown: Springfield, Illinois.

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Currently wearing… Jacket, Bitten [SIMILAR] | Dress, Converse One Star [SIMILAR] | Belt, H&M [SIMILAR] | Jeans, AE [HERE] | Booties, Steve Madden c/o Famous Footwear [SIMILAR] | Purse, vintage Coach | Earrings, vintage | Rings, vintage | Bangle, Bellestyle Bijoux c/o Heartland Underdog [Unavailable; see the rest of the collection] | Necklace, Fable & Lore c/o ALIVE Magazine [HERE] | Sunglasses, Banana Republic [SIMILAR]

Home of the horseshoe sandwich, Abraham Lincoln, the oldest indoor skatepark, and a propspering music scene, Springfield is probably one of the rad-dest capital cities out there. Going home this weekend was such a treat—speaking of treats, I grabbed a few great ones while we were there, including lunch at Julia’s Kitchen & Lounge, which is located in the corner of this photo. Maybe I’m a little biased, but that eatery has a pretty perfect name, don’t ya think? 

Word To The Wise: See the road? Beautiful, old, and ready to knock you on your face, pretty girl. Note the chunky heel, and trust me when I say that in a battle between a brick road and your skinny stiletto, you always lose. Chunky heels, wedges and flats only, ladies. The ‘Baby Bambi’ buckling leg look is not flattering. You’re welcome in advance.

So I Hear You’re Hungover…

Okay, I’m not hungover. And I hope you’re not hungover. But I was incredibly sleepy this morning, which looks pretty much the same (splotchy, dry skin… puffy, tired eyes… an overall ‘I made a mistake’ demeanor…) and requires nearly identical treatment.

Funny story about hangovers, and by that, I really mean a sad story about birthdays. There was once a time when my hangovers seemed logical. If you have X-amount of drinks, you feel Y-level of shitty the next day, and you take Z-amount of pain medication. It’s like alcohol-infused algebra. And then, on the eve of my 24th birthday, I had two glasses of rum punch: one with dinner and one after, over the course of almost three hours. I had tried this rum punch before, and while it wasn’t my favorite drink, it was consistently the same—side note, my mother once tried it while we were out to dinner and said it tasted like “Kool-Aid and grain alcohol,” which was probably pretty accurate. Two back-to-back wouldn’t have been strong enough to get drunk, let alone one with dinner and another later on. But, alas, despite this sincere lack of drunkness, the hangover was there in full-force in the morning. And that, dear friends, is why when Lance said “It’s your birthday; I’ll get you lunch anywhere you want,” I said “Auntie Anne’s.” Damn you, hangovers.

Beauty Fixes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s what ya need… Lip Balm | Eye Roll-On | Vitamin C | Concealer | Body Wash | VitaminWater | Highlighter // Graphic: Beauty Fixes

Missing from list: greasy Chinese take-out food, onion rings, overly-thick pancakes with very little syrup.

What’s your secret fix?

London, Rome, Paris, St. Louis | Peek inside the STLFW VIP Blogger Lounge

In the spirit of the upcoming Saint Louis Fashion Week shows, now is the time to show my STL pride. Sure, I’ve only been to one city on this list… But I’m pretty damn certain that it’s my favorite.

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Currently wearing… Tank, c/o Shirt Kong [HERE] | Jeans, AE [HERE] | Shoes, BCBGeneration [SIMILAR] | Jacket, H&M [Haven't found anything similar! Send me a link if you see something like it... mine is getting old!] | Bangle, vintage | Earrings, Express [SIMILAR]

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I was gifted this fantastic, locally-printed Shirt Kong tank at the recent STLFW VIP Blogger Lounge. The party, which was held at Scape American Bistro in St. Louis’ historic Central West End, included sips and shopping from a variety of area brands—such as Bluebird Apparel, Bellestyle Bijoux, and Suzanne Lay, as seen below—and some incredibly rad swag, like my new city top. I can’t wait to share more from these fantastic companies. Keep your eyes open!

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In the mood for more style? Check out the STLFW line-up and start thinking about what you’ll wear now. Happy Sunday!

Oh So Ladylike | Fashion Inspiration from Guilty Pleasure T.V. Shows

I’ve noticed an ongoing theme in my favorite guilty-pleasure television shows. From Glee‘s Emma to Hart of Dixie‘s Lemon, all the way up to the queen of Gossip Girl, Blair—it’s all about ladylike silhouettes and girly details.

With the weather warming up and sundress season quickly approaching, maybe it’s time to steal some fashion inspiration from one of these oh-so-feminine stars.

Television Inspiration: Emma Pillsbury of Glee
Wanna look like Emma? Earrings | Dress | Pumps | Clutch | Bracelet | Dress | Peep-Toes | Dress | Flats [Sold out! SIMILAR] | Necklace [Sold out! SIMILAR] | Watch // Graphic: Television Inspiration

Television Inspiration: Lemon Breeland of Hart of Dixie
Wanna look like Lemon? Watch | Clutch | Dress | Pumps | Necklace | Top | Skirt | Flats | Earrings | Bangle | Bracelet | Dress | Heels // Graphic: Television Inspiration

Television Inspiration: Blair Waldorf of Gossip Girl
Wanna look like Blair? Slingbacks | Pumps | Pumps | Clutch | Dress | Earrings | Bracelet | Dress | Necklace | Earrings | Eyeglasses Case | Dress // Graphic: Television Inspiration

I suppose I ought to clean up my language if I want to rock one of these ultra-feminine frocks, hmm?