"Paradise City"

IMG_2313 A few posts ago I talked about layering, and I found that I am playing with it again today! I wore this outfit yesterday, and layered this very oversized tee over a feminine lace skirt. This layering was perfect for me because this skirt tends to ride up in the front meaning I am constantly pulling it down. The longer shirt keeps it down so I am more worry free, and I also like how it looks like the lace is coming from the tee!

"Take me down to paradise city where the grass is green and the girls are pretty" - Guns N' Roses

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How perfect are this bracelet and clutch together? I am loving the combination!

Guns N Roses tee_H&M Men's, old shirt of friend, similar hi-lo lace skirt_Fashion Q studded combat boots_Steve Madden spiked skull clutch_gift skull bracelet_Zara, gift

Thanks so much for checking out this post, see you tomorrow! xx

ARCHITECTURE_Chicago Trip

As promised, I worked on an architecture/design type post to document my Chicago trip I returned from last week. I also filmed quite a bit while I was there because I was very excited to have a camera that can record video in HD. If you're interested in that you can check it out at the bottom of the post to watch it! Otherwise, here are some of my favorite photos of the trip. My camera was dead for the day we saw the most monumental structures (a lot of Mies, Monadnock, Logan Center, University of Chicago, etc...) but I managed to get those with my iPhone, so I provided a mixture. Enjoy! IMG_0337

Cannon Design office inside the Michigan Plaza Building_Mies van der Rohe

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Cannon Design office inside the Michigan Plaza Building_Mies van der Rohe

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Cannon Design office inside the Michigan Plaza Building_Mies van der Rohe

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Pin up of our studio work at Cannon Design office

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Aqua Tower_Studio Gang

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downtown Garmin store_Valerio DeWalt Train Architects

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Lakeshore Drive Apartments_Mies van der Rohe

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Lakeshore Drive Apartments_Mies van der Rohe

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Poetry Foundation_John Ronan

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Poetry Foundation_John Ronan

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Luminaire furniture store

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Luminaire furniture store

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Luminaire furniture store

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Luminaire furniture store

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Cultural Center

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The Bean_Millenium Park

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Robie House_Frank Lloyd Wright

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Logan Center_Todd Williams and Billie Tsien

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lighting at the Monadnock Building

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and here is the video!

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"Disorder and Disarray"

IMG_0127 As promised, here is the outfit I wore to style the denim jacket I upcycled in yesterday's DIY! To avoid wearing double denim, I paired it with my leather skater skirt which also gave a nice contrast of textures. In order to not let the look get too feminine, I laced up my Sk8-Hi's and really like how the look turned out.

Today I chose a Rancid song for today's outfit because of the patch on my jacket. Listen along to one of my favorites, "Disorder and Disarray" while you view here!

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In case you noticed, yes I did upgrade to a new camera. If you're interested, I chose the Canon Rebel T3i. It's only been a few days, but I would definitely recommend it if you are in the market!

denim jacket_DIY, see my tutorial here iron maiden tee_Urban Outfitters, sale leather skater skirt_Forever 21 hi tops_Vans, available here skull crossbody_Windsor Store skull ring_Betsey Johnson from TJ Maxx

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