Outfit Post: Fashion In Detroit

We may not be Paris or New York, but there is no doubt that Detroit has an emerging fashion scene. This could not have been more evident than at this past weekend's Fashion In Detroit event, where both local and national designers showcased their designs on the catwalk at the Motor City Casino's Soundboard.

I was lucky enough to be invited by the online "shop local" site, Styleshack - one of the event's sponsors and host of the media and blogger lounge. To me, being able to meet and network with other local bloggers and fashion fanatics was just as important as the actual show. There are few Detroit events that bring all the fashion experts and enthusiasts to one place, so it's imperative to take advantage of forming those connections.

And naturally when attending any sort of fashion event, the outfit pick is crucial. I debated between a too fancy (and too expensive) cocktail dress and an over-the-top high fashion look (that I'd probably never wear again). I ultimately settled on this very chic (and very "me") black and white outfit made up of pieces found in my closet. I may not have been the fanciest girl at the party, but I certainly stayed true to my own style.

Because while looking good is important, feeling like yourself is essential.

(It also doesn't hurt when you're told you have the best shoes at the event. Boom.)

 top: h&m (similar here)
pants: forever21 (similar here)
shoes: thrifted zara via thrift on the ave.
necklace: old, similar here
sunglasses: tj maxx (similar here)


Currently Coveting: Fall Wish List

Currently Coveting: Fall Wish List


The leaves are turning, there’s a chill in the air, and people are lined up around the block for a freaking pumpkin latte (totally overrated by the way). It can only mean one thing: fall is here. And there is no better season for fashion than fall.  Chunky sweaters and cognac boots. Oversized scarves and plaid button downs. Find me a pumpkin patch, light up a bonfire, and let’s celebrate fall.


Outfit Post: Fall Equinox Birth-versary

Today, the fall equinox, marks my 6th wedding anniversary. To celebrate, I did what any mature adult does - got drunk at a vineyard.

And if love and the first day of fall aren't enough of a reason to celebrate (i.e. get drunk at a vineyard), we also celebrated my sister's birthday for one giant, tipsy, birth-versary.

Happy fall, happy anniversary, happy birthday, indeed.

my gorgeous sister, styled by yours truly

dress: old navy (old but similar here)
boots: j.crew (old but similar here
hat: target
sunglasses: ray ban
earrings: target
necklace: outdoor market find (similar here)

margo's outfit:
dress: nordstrom (sold out online)
boots: sole society
hat: vintage (similar here)
necklaces: stella and dot


Fashion In Detroit 2014

Detroit is known for a lot of things. The auto industry. Motown. Bankruptcy. What the city isn’t known for is it’s fashion scene.

But it should be.

Not only is this town filled with amazingly unique and diverse style, but it is an up and coming place for emerging designers, manufacturers, and retail shops. On September 27th, the city will be celebrating all things fashion at the Fashion In Detroit event. Complete with shopping, runway shows, and a killer after party, this is one night you don't want to miss.

Pull out your most fabulous fashion forward outfit and join the party. Get your tickets and full information here and stay tuned for what I'll be wearing as well as my coverage of the event!

I'm loving this video about the fashion scene in Detroit.


Outfit Post: Borrowed From the Boys

Maybe it's weird, but I probably shop in the men's (or in this case, the boy's) department as much as the women's. Blame it on my ability to shop anywhere at anytime - sunglasses at the gas station, jackets at the army surplus store, boots at a fishing supply store. I can basically turn anything into an outfit.

You may call it a shopping problem, but I call it talent.

And the men's department is the biggest untapped resource of oversized button downs, cozy sweaters, and perfectly fitted tees. Like this baseball tee that I picked up in the little boy's section of a sporting goods store. It's perfectly fitted and adds a bit of effortlessness to an obnoxiously loud neon pink pencil skirt.

Add it to the list of inappropriate places for a grown woman to shop for clothes.

Talent, my friends.

baseball tee: sports authority
pencil skirt: similar here
heels: similar here
clutch: vintage (similar here)


Currently Coveting: Emerson Fry Fall

Every once in a while a collection comes along that completely encapsulates a season perfectly. This Fall, that collection is Emerson Fry. Full of effortless staples like cozy knits and classic overcoats, each item is timeless, chic, and minimalistic.

While the price point is more than I typically spend on my wardrobe, the classic silhouettes and high quality make it worth the investment. Plus, I still have major buyer's regret for not purchasing this coat when it came out two years ago (anyone spot it on Ebay, give me a shout. Seriously.).

What are your favorite pieces from this totally lust worthy collection?

all images via Emerson Fry


NYFW Spring 2015 Street Style

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As New York Fashion Week comes to an end, there is certainly no shortage of inspiring runway looks. But as always, it's the street style looks I get most excited about and a true tell all of trends currently in heavy rotation as well as trends to come.

This year we saw editors, bloggers, and celebrities playing with proportions, belting everything, and transitioning white throughout the seasons. And although we certainly had a number of over the top outfits, most attendees favored a more simplified and chic look this season.

Simplified and chic? That's a trend I can totally get on board with. We'll see if London, Milan, and Paris agree.

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Outfit Post: Luck be a Lady

Some days you just wake up and feel like dressing like a lady. Pointy toe heels and sparkly jewels and a flowy, pleated skirt. But then you realize you that you don't really feel completely like yourself in overly ladylike outfits, so you throw on your old beat up, menswear chambray button down to balance the look out.

And then you realize that you found the perfect juxtaposition between being a lady and being your everyday tomboy self.

Because most days, being a full on lady is just too much work.

chambray top: thrifted (similar here)
skirt: h&m
necklace: j.crew
shoes: nordstrom rack (similar here)


Outfit Post: Borrowed Style

When I was younger, my little sister used to steal my clothes. And not just my clothes, my style. I'd ask for something for Christmas and she would inevitably ask for the same thing. I'd buy a new item and run into her later wearing the identical item (usually stolen from my closet).

Like most little sisters, she was a pain in my ass.

But now that we're adults (and she has infinitely better style), I no longer mind sharing styles. In fact, I look forward to going to visit her and raiding her closet - and more importantly - her jewelry collection.

She recently started selling Stella and Dot jewelry, which means I now get to deck myself out in her collection and play dress up whenever I'm in town.

After all, sharing is what sisters do, right?

top: zara
denim: rag and bone
shoes: zara(similar here)
necklace: stella and dot
chain link bracelet: stella and dot
chevron cuff bracelet: stella and dot
chevron ring: stella and dot
watch: michael kors