MAD Outfits

Pink Lady in Black Coated Jeans

Hey all! Happy Wednesday.

I busted these black coated jeans out with my favorite neutral blazer.

Paired with a black lacy underthing and sheer white sleeveless tee, I’m ready to rock.





These Steve Madden Daisie pumps literally fell into my lap. I was randomly perusing shoes last summer and bam, there they were. I had spent the better part of three years looking for the perfect pair of black suede pumps in my price range. There may have been metaphorical tears of joy as I completed checkout…


And then there were tears the first few times I wore them as I broke them in. Oh, what I go through for cute shoes…

Zara pink blazer. Purchase Price: $69.90. Times Worn: 6. Cost Per Wear: $11.65. Similar blazer here.

American Eagle black coated jeans. Retail Price: $69.95. Purchase Price: $29.99. Times Worn: 6. Cost Per Wear: $5.

Who What Wear white sleeveless tee. Purchase Price: $ 19.99. Times Worn: 7. Cost Per Wear: $2.86.

Steve Madden Daisie Pumps. Purchase Price: $89.95. Times Worn: 3. Cost Per Wear: $29.98.


Off the Shoulder Top & Grey Skinny Jeans

I love this top and these jeans so much, I wore this exact outfit two times in three weeks. The first time I wore this outfit was to dinner with my alumnae advisor council. I volunteer as an advisor for the Delta Rho chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi at DePaul University here in Chicago.

This is the street I grew up on in Quincy, Illinois. Something seemed right about shooting my new outfit posts in the place where it all began.



MAD Outfit: Autumn Florals

Hello all! Today’s post breaks my favorite fashion faux pas: wearing white pants after Labor Day. I know some people still swear this is unacceptable; I say whatevs! White pants/skirts/shorts are a great neutral year round so don’t be afraid to bust them out!

Autumn Florals 2

I love rolling up a pair of skinny cut pants to reveal the glory of the shoe, in this case a killer pair of booties with a tassel-pull zipper from Coach.

Autumn Florals 1

Shirt-LC Lauren Conrad (Kohl’s). Retail Price: $44. Purchase Price: $30.80. Times Worn: 4. Cost Per Wear: $7.70.

Pants-American Eagle Outfitters. Retail Price: $39.50. Purchase Price: $29.63. Times Worn: 10. Cost Per Wear: $2.96.

Belt-Fossil (Macy’s).

Booties-Coach. Retail Price: $298. Purchase Price: $201. Times Worn: 6. Cost Per Wear: $33.50.




MAD Outfit: Shirt Tails

Anyone remember the 80’s cartoon, The Shirt Tails?! While racking my brain for a clever title, I thought something like “Denim Shirtdress” or “Leather and Denim” seemed generic, yet effective. All of a sudden shirt tails popped into my head and that was it. I wore this outfit to Carrie Underwood’s Blown Away tour with Hunter Hayes. Great show with my mom, aunt and cousin! There was a hilarious moment unfortunately not captured on camera where I bent over asking my cousin if I could possibly wear this dress without tights and not have my behind hanging out. It felt a little shorter than expected when I tried it on, but I think it will be okay once temps inch back up in the spring.

Also this is the debut of my new Coach Legacy bag, the Rory tote. If you’re in the market for a new classic handbag with a twist, there’s nothing better than the Legacy collection right now. Lots of punchy colors for the holidays and great shapes and sizes too. Have a great week!

Shirtdress-American Eagle. Retail Price: $49.95. Purchase Price: $46.25. Times Worn: 1. Cost Per Wear; $46.25.

Belt-came with dress or skirt from Maurices.

Tights-George (Wal-Mart.) Retail Price: $5.97 per pair. Purchase Price: $5.97 per pair. Times Worn: 3. Cost Per Wear: $1.99.

Boots-Coach. Retail Price: $548. Purchase Price: $219.20. Times Worn: 51. Cost Per Wear: $4.30.

Handbag-Coach. Retail Price: $398. Purchase Price: $298.50. Times Worn: 20. Cost Per Wear: $14.93.