The Parisian Pull + Little Pieces of Paris

Man oh man… The Parisian Pull, as I like to call it, has been strong AF lately. I have this deep longing to be there, even more so than I typically do. Ever since I first visited Paris in October of 2014, I’ve felt a gravitational pull towards the city. Sometimes it’s stronger than others, but it’s always there. (It’s very similar to the first time I visited New York… I knew instantly that the city would be a part of my story one day.) I’ve considered moving to Paris for the last few years, and it’s definitely not off the table yet. Not permanently, but for an extended period of time. I would move in a heartbeat if one of my friends would go with me… Any takers?! I spent a few weeks there by myself this past fall, thinking that maybe it would scratch the itch, if you will. It only made it stronger, though…

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Winter Layers: Velvet Blazer + Faux Fur Vest

File this outfit under “Pin now, wear later!” While a velvet blazer layered with a faux fur vest normally wouldn’t seem out of place in February, we’ve been having quite the warm front in Chicago for the past few days! (It’s literally supposed to be 70 degrees tomorrow… No complaints here, but what is happening?!) Knowing the crazy weather patterns in Chicago (and the East Coast, too!), I’m sure we’ll be back to chilly layers sometime in the next few weeks. Or maybe not, who the heck knows!

I wore this outfit a few weeks ago for an afternoon meeting at Soho House! While the foundation of this outfit is super casual (jeans and a tee), it felt appropriately dressed up with a long velvet blazer (last worn here!), a faux fur vest, and a pair of pumps. I re-wore the outfit a few days later for a Friday night dinner with a girlfriend, but swapped the heels for a pair of flat, black over-the-knee boots instead.

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Pretending It’s Spring with Pastels

It’s getting to be that time of winter where lightening up your wardrobe comes naturally. I’ve been trading my dark black and grey clothing for lighter shades of whites and pastels in hopes that spring shows up sooner rather than later! Though after this past weekend, saying “pretending it’s spring” definitely seems like a poor choice of words. It was in the high 60’s in Chicago this past weekend! In February! Truly magical, I could hardly believe it. I look my computer outside and spent my days getting some work done in the sun. I would have loved to be able to be out and about, but you know, the whole stress fracture in my fibula thing.

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Weekend Wear: Slides + Camel Coat

A long camel coat is one of those style staples that comes in handy during that awkward winter to spring transition! It’s a lighter than the puffer we’ve been schlepping around all winter, but it’s still substantial enough to keep you warm, especially when you’ve got thick layers underneath. It’s actually supposed to be really nice in Chicago this weekend and over the next week… 50’s & 60’s, I’ll take it! I’d like to think I brought the warm weather back from Mexico.

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