Beauty Hunter: Dry Shampoo
I first experimented with dry shampoo a couple of years ago when I was living in an NYU dorm for a month. For anyone who hasn’t experienced it, New York in July = a hot, sticky mess and with all that walking around and/or waiting patiently in subway saunas, my hair was just oiler and dirtier than back home in Chicago. Ricky’s Beauty Supply was not far from where I was staying on 3rd avenue...
Best Red Dress
It’s not a solid red dress but I still love the print. This is a dress that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Fun enough to wear to a outdoor wedding with flats or a night out dancing in your stilettos. I love the flouncy skirt, which for someone petite such as myself, will add some nice volume to an otherwise…lackluster caboose. Max and Cleo One-Shoulder Dress, $158 find...
Lazy Day Menswear
Sometimes I wake up and the last thing I want to do is dress like a girl. Uhh.. by that I mean I don’t want to wear a dress or anything skin tight. And while I love the menswear look, at 5’1 it’s not easy to pull off. Enter a cuffed slouchy pant and some killer heels. I’ve always been inspired by Parisian street fashion and so Paris, this is my ode to you. That or...
You know the drill
Espadrille, that is. Calvin Klein Blaire Rope Wedge Platform Shoe, $118 find it here.
Beauty Hunter: Deals Steals and Peels Oh My!
It’s finally spring and there are some great beauty deals going on this week! Bloomingdale’s Beauty Benefits runs until this Sunday, May 1st. You can shop online or in store to receive generous bonus gifts, no promo codes required. The most remarkable, in my opinion, is yours with any purchase of $39.50 or more from Lancome – you get to choose one of two totes and then beauty products from...
Quit Looking; I found it
Anonymous asked:Dear HS- I like the look of skinny jeans but can’t wear them to the office. Any suggestions on where a gal might find skinny slacks?? HELP! Reader, I dig your style. This is an awesome work alternative. Don’t get me started on how bored black boot-cut work pants look to me. The great thing is that a skinny trouser is easier to find now, so I have a few good...
Right now the only board I wish I was involved with is a surf board. I have to admit that with this uninspiring weather it’s been hard to feel creative. We need a break Chicago! I decided to keep it neutral for a day packed full of meetings. You can never have just one, can you? Dress: Banana Republic, find a similar style here. Belt: J. Crew, find a similar style here. Boots: Steven...
Hanging Gardens of Babylon
Like the famed Gardens of Babylon, adorn yourself with shades of green and gold to brush off any homesick feelings. No need to fear with a little injection of color to remind us of summer.These are quite long though.. I wouldn’t call these chandelier earrings as much as straight up waterfall earrings. Nicola Yoon ‘Tiasa’ Earring, $178 find it here.
Language of Romance
This is what I would wear while cruising Milan on my Vespa. Reminds me a little bit of Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday. Ahh.. a girl can dream. Love of Language Dress, $58 find it here.
Good lighting never goes out of style. Keep it real people. Produzione Privata Acquatinta Pendant Lamp - Transparent Green, find it here.
If ever a piece of jewelry were to resemble Impressionist art.. It’s as if the designer wanted a hybrid between Van Gogh and Klimt. I’d make some joke about a hooker biting off your earring but this is about a ring, not earrings. Monet Gold Tone Star Cocktail Ring, $42 find it here.
Well hey hey hey! A motorcycle jacket that has a bit of femme injected? I’m a fan. Also this color is great because it’s reminiscent of a denim jacket but without all the bulk that comes with denim. This jacket will definitely look amazing with any outfit you have on. Banana Republic Ruffled Military Jacket, on sale $49 find it here.
When the warm weather hits you won’t have time to be shy. Don’t be afraid to be the leader of the pack in these colorful heels. Take no prisoners! Charles David ‘Tribute’ heels, $172 find them here.
Tag it and Bag it
Seeing all the amazing pictures from Coachella reminded me of my love for festival bags. Now, I’m probably not your average concert goer. For example, I think this little bag would be the perfect hands-free accessory to take with to Pitchfork. Keep your big clunky bags at home because the last thing you want to do in 80 degree weather is lug around a suitcase. And if you are also like me,...
This dress is absolutely fantastic. That’s it. That’s all I got. Foley & Corinna Draped Silk Chiffon Dress. It also comes in black, which is equally as gorgeous. Currently on sale at Gilt.com right now, find it here.
I’m starting to think I dress similar to the weather. If you don’t live in Chicago you can probably guess that we’re getting a lot of rain and clouds. I took my dark and stormy self over to the bar and had a few dark and stormys because nothing breaks up the monotony like a little rum. Shirt: Gingham top from J Crew, find a similar style here for only $12! Skirt:...
You will never guess where I found this..
The latest and greatest from Charlotte Ronson’s guest designer line at JCPenny. Find a penny pick it up, all day long you’ll have good luck? Just put the dress on and stop picking up dirty money you bum. I Heart Ronson Striped Dress, $35 find it here.
Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining
Problem. Terrible weather. Solution. Awesome jacket. I’ll give you two a moment.. Another Gray Day Jacket by ThreadSence, $39 find it here.
House of Harlow
If you haven’t seen these pieces already, House of Harlow is Nicole Ritchie’s jewelry/footwear line. It’s very bohemian, very geometric. Anyway, I dig some of her pieces and I especially love when they are priced under $100. I own one of her necklaces in a similar style and you can really wear it with anything…fancy up a white t-shirt or make a little black dress really...
Vintage Poster Fair Wear
Hmm, what to wear, what to wear! I was attending the International Vintage Poster Fair, thrown by the Evening Associates of the Art Institute and I had a dilemma. It was freezing, rainy and just plain gross. I decided to keep warm with a cardigan and rock some matching military booties. It’s never fun to cover up a beautiful dress with a cardigan so keep it fun with a cool belt or...
This dress looks ready for Coachella and heck if we were able to go we would have been sportin’ it. Maybe next year.. Dot Tulip Dress, $99 find it here.
Charles Krafft is an artist who creates hand-painted porcelain objects that evoke as much terror as nostalgia. Check them out, they are awesome. My guy owns the hand grenade, it’s a really awesome piece. (Hint: if you can’t afford the larger pieces, grab a Krafft bullet for art you can wear! This option is only $65, find it here) Life-size porcelain Smith & Wesson, find...
Nightman, Fighter of the Dayman
Anytime you find a great top from Vera Wang’s Kohls collection you should definitely snap it up. I have a top from this collection and the material is surprisingly nice. It also looks a lot more expensive then what it cost. Just a thought.. Simply Vera Embellished Chiffon Top, $32 find it here.
The Little Mermaid
Yo Ariel, hands off my clutch! This one goes out to all of those who can’t get enough of scallops in fashion. Scalloped Suede Clutch Bag, $100 find it here.
Little Boy Blue
Oh yeah, I’ve been wanting a shrunken navy blue blazer for awhile now. Especially to wear with a white lace dress a la Reese Witherspoon. Is it just me or is this blazer awesome? Who wants to give me $200? eh? eh? Alright.. well, it was worth a try. DKNY Jacket with Gold Buttons and Pleated Peplum, on sale $237 here.
Beauty Hunter: Oil Spill
Hello lovelies! In Ashlee’s absence I will be doing the beauty post today (but keep an eye out next week, her subject is something I have been wanting a review of for a while). I am certainly no beauty addict but lately I have been experimenting with doing what the experts suggest but never made sense to me- applying oil to my hair and face. I always thought, wait, that doesn’t...
If the season of spring were emboded in a pair of shoes, I think this gets pretty close. Throws you off a little bit right? Somebody put on some Joe Jackson and get this dance party started! J Crew Pin Fringe Ballet Flats, $160 found here.
Rain or Shine
Chicagoans tend to dress alike for the seasons. In the winter the city is a rolling expanse of black and gray, and in the spring everyone starts to wear their trench coats. Cool trench coats are more rare for men but they are beginning to get an update by designers. I’m a fan of this Monarchy trench, showing a hybrid between a motorcycle jacket and a Mackintosh. Suddenly the rain...
The classic Barbie doll gets a modern day update. A little bit of country and a little bit of rock and roll. Throw this on for your local clambake. If people still have clambakes.. Black Stripe Bandeau Bralet, $20 find it here. Moto Coral Jamie Skinny Jean, $80 find it here.
Breakfast In Bed
Gooooood Morning! Hey wouldn’t it be great to just roll out of bed looking like this, wearing this? Everyone dreams my friend. But the great thing is that a dress like this pretty much does all the work for you, and only 24 dollars. 24!!! Cherish Crepe Chiffon Dress, $24 find it here.
You know what would go great with that Jenny Han dress I just posted? THIS JACKET! I bought a green military-esque jacket years ago and I wear it endlessly. In fact pretty much all of the buttons have fallen off, it’s kind of funny. Seriously though..think about investing in a green jacket because it will go with everything. And looks awesome. This one is a tad boxy but just go with...
I Heart You
Take a break from wearing your heart on your sleeve. Did you know that phrase originated from jousting matches in the middle ages? Well, now you do. Jenny Han ‘Ballerina’ Dress, $68 find it here.
There is an amazing scene in Ferris Beuller’s Day Off when sister Jeannie is driving home trying to catch her brother ditching school. In between freaking out she turns her head and you catch a view of her profile. Rocking these shades, she looks like a pink steampunk 80’s princess. Oh the fury! She gets hers in the end though when she has a make out sesh with Charlie Sheen....
You can get with this or You can get with that
If I learned anything from Black Sheep, it’s that if I can get with this- then this is where it’s at. And wooden heels are where it’s at! I am really excited about this style for summer. It’s a great neutral option that will go well with jeans or dresses. This pair by Juicy Couture look like they could either be really comfortable or break your ankle off. Oh, Snap playa! ...
Sunday in The Park
HOLY guacamole people! You know that first day we experience summer weather and you get so excited that you have no idea what to wear even though you have been thinking of this moment for months? Well it basically hit 80 the other day in Chicago.. Weeehooo! Luckily I’ve been stocking up all winter on crazy marked down items in preparation for this. What I’m wearing: Dress:...
All Signs Point To Yes
I’m going to rant for just a moment. In this age of e-commerce, it still astounds me when I come across a website selling jewelry that do not display their product on a model to get a sense of scale. So come on guys, invest in some mannequin leftovers so I can figure this out! Giles & Brother give you dimensions at least, so it isn’t as bad but I still think that I’m...
Mess With The Bull and You Get The Horns
I love surf-wear. I’ll flip through as many Roxy and Billabong catalogues that I can find because I can’t get enough of that laid back and cool surfer look. I spotted this great tank from Billabong and knew that it will go great with pretty much anything I own. Beware..plenty more of this to come.. On a different note I recently saw a documentary on female bullfighters and...
Decided to check out one more Blackhawks game before the season ends and it was a great game as the Hawks dominated against the Blues (I love you St. Louis but give us our hockey since you always cream us in baseball). However, we’re not looking so great in the standings.. been a rocky season. Patrick Sharp, come back! Let’s hope in this last week they can advance from being...
You will never guess where I found these...
Deena & Ozzy Suede Studded Hybrid, on sale for $20 find them here.
Oh, yes. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsZKrctSDaw T-Rex Stapler Remover, $65 find it here.
Hi everyone! Kait here. Hunter Style loves how inspiring the foreign bloggers are. We wanted to reach out to one of the hottest young English bloggers, Party Tights, to show us her top spring picks! So exactly what are all the girls looking to buy this season?? Ella from Party Tights fills us in! I hope you enjoy and also be sure to check out her site for more of this good stuff. ...
There will be some days as we move from April to May that get a little chilly. I’m sick of wearing tights- aren’t you? But if I have to throw a pair on to keep my legs warm, I will definitely be grabbing these. Bring a little ombre to your legs and spice up your outfit! Got It Fade Tights in Fuchsia, $15 find it here.
How do you take your scotch?
If it’s with soda then these pants are for you. I love the wash on these chinos, they just look so cool and laid-back. Cool like Paul Newman attempting to eat 50 eggs in an hour. So how do you guys take your scotch? Dropped Crotch Twill Chino Pants by Scotch & Soda, find it here.
This is a combo that I am really digging on lately. The classic work shirt and the classic black lace skirt. Indeed I have two, yes TWO items you will want to buy and own. Why? Because these two items never go out of style. You’ll wear them when you are 20 and again when you are 60; styled differently of course. Right now, I’m wearing them both at the same time. My favorite way to...
Sake it to me
Hakusan Porcelain Co, Ltd. was founded in Hasami, Nagasaki-ken. It was originally founded in 1779 and in its current company form since 1958.The city of Hasami has a 400-year tradition in ceramics. The special feature of the ceramic of Hasami is the translucent beauty of white porcelain. http://www.common-webshop.com Long days at work should always end in a good sake being poured for you....
April Little Black Dress
You know what they say.. April showers bring May flowers. We are definitely beginning to witness this wet weather in Chicago. While in a downpour you can still look delicate as a flower in this adorable dress by Etsy designer Victorianbird. I’ve been noticing scalloped edges on quite a few items lately and even indulged in this trend myself. I’d avoid looking too...
Suede It Aint So
Pink. Suede. Sale. Boom. Morrocan Handbag on sale $67, find it here.
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