Chic Halloween Links

10.20.2014

Floral skull centerpiece via HonestlyYUM

I'm a sucker for Halloween (pun intended). Truthfully, what I'm most fond of is the anticipation; the shopping, the decorating, the costume planning! As early as September, I kick the costume and party planning into high gear. While conducting this year's round of research, I stumbled upon some seriously stylish Halloween DIY's that were shockingly simple. From decor to makeup, these ideas are too chic and too clever not to share. Let's get our DIY on! 

The Friday Find

10.17.2014

While making a quick Target run for pumpkin spice K-cups, I naturally found my cart filled with a slew of other goodies that I couldn't live without. Top of the pile, this floral print metal box clutch (also available in black); which for $19.99, was impossible to pass up. It's the perfect accessory for all of my upcoming formal events (all one of them). Happy Friday! xo

Shop for a Cure

10.11.2014

Pretty Plum Sugar is donating 15% of every purchase (over $50) to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, including these beautiful kimono-style robes (what a perfect bridesmaid gift!). And you'll get a free tote!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Breast and other cancers affect us all. Therefore I jump at any chance to support cancer research causes.  Below is a collection of some of my favorite products, all of which are donating a portion of their proceeds to charities like Susan G. Komen for the Cure and The Breast Cancer Research FundWhat's better than shopping for a cure? Absolutely nothing!



Attention Chicago girls! SpaForever is offering a slew of $31 spa treatments to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Check them out here.

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All About That Bass

10.06.2014

What I'm wearing: BB Dakota jacket c/o Shopbop, Akira dress, Gorjana ear cuff c/o Shopbop (shop more ear cuffs), similar sandals

"Yeah it's pretty clear, I ain't no size two..."

Nor will I ever be, with an appetite like mine. I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm equally excited by a beautiful pair of shoes as I am a beautifully crafted pizza. I'm from Chicago, what do you expect? 

So on occasions I'm especially feeling my pizza created curves, there's no better way to accentuate them than with a body contouring dress. Despite the fact that a dress such as this is extremely fitted, it's shockingly comfortable! Offset the overt figure-hugging silhouette with a drapey moto (these jackets tho). 

Keep Calm And Carry This Bag

9.29.2014


What I'm wearing: Baggu bucket bag c/o Shopbop, similar blouses, Free People pants, leopard pumps, Ray-Ban sunglasses

In the market for a new bag? SPOILER ALERT: It's going to be a bucket bag!

The bucket bag, for all intensive purposes, is the every woman bag. Not only is this season's "it" bag chic, it's practical too! Worn either cross-body, or over the shoulder, the bucket bag is available in a plethora of styles and prices to suit us all. 

But what's most thrilling is that this bag carries everything. The bucket bag runs deep, allowing me to satisfy my need to fill purses with things like old receipts/ candy wrappers, a dozen or so lip balms, and dried-up pens. You know, the essentials.  To the point that it takes me an irritatingly long amount of time to locate my keys and phone. I just love that. 

Anatomy of a Layered Look

9.22.2014

Chicago and Mother Nature have been doing an unsteady dance over the past couple of weeks. Some mornings I'm greeted by my meteorological arch enemy: sticky heat and humidity. Other days I wake up exhilarated by the emergence of fall's cooler temps, and thus scoop myself up a venti PSL. Such fickle weather brings a fashion dilemma that calls for only one solution: layering.

Join me on a trip down memory lane, as I share four of my favorite autumnal layered looks over the past few years along with the prime pieces that made them work (click the links to shop the looks!).



ClassPass: Live The Sweaty Life

9.14.2014

What I'm wearing: Tank, c/o ClassPass, Lululemon pants 

Those who know me well can vouch that I've historically had an aversion to anything involving exercise. A few years back I miraculously completed a triathlon, and last spring I began jogging. But aside from that, I've always considered walking Charlie my cardio, and lifting a fork to my mouth as weight training.

Four Years

9.06.2014

Today marks Try It On Me's fourth birthday! Thank you to everyone who has stopped by to visit TIOM! I am truly humbled by the continual support, and all out blog love! A special thank you to my sweetheart, friends and family, and insanely talented photographer and dear friend Rachel! 

My posts are like my babies, so it's hard to choose a favorite. But in honor of our fourth birthday, here's four that I especially love! 



Photos taken by Rachel Schrader

Date Night

9.03.2014

What I'm wearing: Reverse dress c/o Shopbop (on sale now!), sandals, clutch

Flirty dress? Check. Highest heels? Check. Quintessential hair tuck pose? Check! 

Dog Days Of Summer

8.26.2014

What I'm wearing: Dolce Vita sandals c/o Shopbop (on sale now!), rompers, cat eye sunglasses

The true "Dog Days of Summer" are those in early July until about mid-August. They are usually the steamiest and brightest days of the year; quintessential Chicago summer. Well ladies and gents, the dog days are over, and soon fall will begin to descend. For moi, that means it's time to cram in every last dinner al fresco with my love, long walk with Charlie, and cherish the luxury of going coatless. While the fall fashion season is my absolute fave, I not quite ready to give up my rompers, sunglasses, and sandals (click to shop). I will literally be wearing all of my summer favorites until the temperatures are just too chilly to bear bare limbs!