That Layered Look

I’m always a fan of the layered look! Shirts, sweaters, blazers, jackets, scarves, you name it. Come fall, I’m ready to pile them on. It’s actually gotten pretty chilly in Paris… This morning it was in the low 40’s when I left my apartment! For early fall, however, when it’s not all that cold, but you still want to have that layered look… Meet the one-piece shirt and sweater combo!

I get a lot of questions about layering without the bulk… How to wear certain shirts and sweaters without feeling claustrophobic or making yourself seem larger? It can be tough and it definitely takes the right pieces to make it happen. But the one-piece top that looks like two makes it so, so easy!

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College Colors: It’s Football Season!

Two weekends ago, I finally made it down to Champaign (my college town!) for a football game! I convinced Hallie to come along, she’d never been to the University of Illinois campus. On Saturday morning, we got on the road to make it down in time to tailgate with my parents and little brother before the game! With the mix of my crazy travel schedule and the football home/away schedule, I knew there were only two games I’d be able to attend this season. And when you’re leaving the country for a month, it’s usually advised to go hang with your family for a bit before. Right, mom?

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Pack Your Backpacks: Ten Things I Always Travel With

Bonjour mes amis! If you’re following along on Instagram or Snapchat, you know I’ve been in Europe for about two weeks now. I was in London for a week during London Fashion Week (more to come!) and arrived in Paris this past Sunday evening. It’s been such a great week, but to be honest, a pretty normal one! (Other than the fact, you know, I’m in Paris. ha!) I planned this extended trip for a few reasons, but not necessarily for a true vacation. I’ve been trying to live and work and really experience the city as if I were actually living here! (Not that I’m thinking about it or anything… wink!)

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More Pleats, Please!

I’m working on a HUGE round-up of fall/winter trends (coming next week!) and one that can’t go unnoticed is the pleated skirt! Pleats, pleats, pleats. You’ll be seeing accordion-style pleats all over the streets. (Yes, I just did that on purpose. It’s 1AM in Paris as I type this, haha. #delirious) I picked up this skirt right before NYFW because I knew I could style it for the warm temps in NYC, but could definitely wear it well into the fall, too! I’m counting down the days until I can pair it with a chunky cream-colored sweater and ankle booties.

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