Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Sweater Weather

Sweater (similar) and Pants - J.Crew Factory / Shoes (similar) and Necklace (similar) - Madewell / Bag - Sole Society / Watch - Wristology

I know that like, two weeks ago, I was all, "Summer forever, let's wear all of the sundresses!" but now the weather has dipped into the sixties here in Chicago and let me tell you, I am all in on this whole fall thing. I've pulled out the pumpkin candles and fall decorations and bought an excessive amount of fall colored peanut butter M&Ms, and for the first time EVER I decided to pack away my summer clothes instead of just leaving them in the closet, which lets my sweaters sit front and center. I snagged this one from J. Crew Factory a couple of months ago and it was seriously love at first wear. Sadly it's already out of stock, but you could achieve a similar look with a striped sweater and chambray tunic.

Have you started embracing fall yet?

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Monday, September 26, 2016

This Weekend...

Oh hey there! I'm writing this post in advance because we had a wedding on Sunday night - I'm guessing it was super fun! But you know, I'm also guessing I'm gonna be a little tired this morning ;)

This weekend I...

...Had some wedding weekend celebration drinks at Matilda's, where I tried just about every cocktail on their menu ;) How's a girl supposed to say no to sparkling wine and St. Germaine?!
...Went to the Cubs game on Saturday with a bunch of Jeff's family and friends, which was really fun even though they lost super terribly haha. Oh, and you may have seen on Snapchat that we were sitting next to John Cusack - weird!
...Got excited about the whole "It's Fall!" thing and ordered an excessive number of plaid and flannel shirts (including this and this) - fingers crossed I only like some of them because otherwise my October budget is already shot.
...Went to my friend's birthday party out in the suburbs, and it was basically the weirdest night ever. So basically, it turns out a charity rented out the bar for a fundraiser, but for some reason they still allowed our group make reservations too. We were an island not participating in a fundraiser that everyone else had paid a lot to go to. So there was a live band and dancing which was fun, but also sometimes a host trying to shush the room to give speeches and hold a live auction that no one was paying attention too, which was slightly less fun. Most bizarre thing ever.
...Chugged through a ton of blog & freelance work. We're heading out of town on Thursday for another wedding out in DC, and then I'm coming home for about 12 hours before heading out to San Francisco for the next week for work. I'm exhausted already ;)

I hope you had a good one!!

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Friday, September 23, 2016

Friday Finds

Happy Friday!! What are you up to this weekend? We have a wedding on Sunday and a lot of friends in from out of town so it'll probably be a busy one for me. Here are a few of my favorite finds this week:

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Fall, y'all!

Shirt (similar) and Bag (similar) - J. Crew Factory / Skirt - J. Crew / Flats - Rockport

I have never, ever, ever said the word "y'all" in real life, but for some reason internet me thinks it's a part of my normal lexicon. I swear, whenever I write it's "y'all this" and "y'all that" and then I go back  to edit and think "Who am I?!?" I think really what's happening is, I'd love to be a cute little southern girl who wears cute dresses and heels and drinks lots of sweet tea. In real life though, I'm a loud and sometimes obnoxious Chicago girl who would drops a few too many f-bombs and would much rather just grab a beer.

So anyway, fall is officially here (y'all)! I was so excited that I had to share this outfit. I planned on sharing it last winter after wearing it on repeat, but it somehow never made it to the blog. I love the combo of the sequins on the shirt with the leather, sparkle and leather are apparently a combo I'm quite fond of. The skirt is definitely one of my favorite purchases of last year. It's not something I reach for all the time, but it always makes a statement. It's actually still in stock at J.Crew (and also comes in a fun burgundy color) so you can still snag if if you missed out last year. In case you're wondering about length, I'm 5'9" but am super short-waisted, and am wearing a tall.

Anyway, I hope you're enjoying the first day of fall, go do something pumpkin-y!

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Previously on KDTI - leather pleated skirt:


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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Fall Inspiration

You guys, today is officially the last day of summer!! A couple of weeks ago I shared some of my fall staples, and today I'm sharing some of my favorite looks from previous years. Three cheers for vests, stripes, and scarves!

Recreate with striped tee, field jacket, and ponte pants

Recreate with striped shirt and puffer vest

Recreate with blazer, tee, and booties

Recreate with blanket scarf and puffer vest

Recreate with striped tee and puffer vest

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Still in White

Blouse - Target / Denim - Old Navy / Bag (similar) - Sole Society / Sandals - Dolce Vita / Bracelet and Earrings - BaubleBar

I saw this top, and after about a second I decided I needed it, and then after another second decided I was going to wear it with these white jeans as many times as I possibly could. I actually haven't shopped for clothes at Target in a while, mostly because there no longer is one that I aimlessly wander through during my lunch hour every day. Instead, most of my Target trips involve sneakily sending Jeff off to search for something so I can quickly raid the home goods section, but that's neither here nor there. In my absence so many new brands have appeared. This shirt is by Knox Rose, which may be my new fav. All of their clothes have this "cool girl don't care" attitude (especially this amazing plaid fringe cardi!) that I love and try to create at home. Unfortunately I always end up looking a little more "not-cool trying to hard" instead. The struggle is real.

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Monday, September 19, 2016

This Weekend...

This weekend I...

...Finally saw a Second City show!! I know, I know, I live in this city with amazing improv yet I rarely actually think to go see it. It was my sister-in-law's birthday so we went to celebrate. It was seriously so funny, I was dyyyying.
...Ordered this gorgeous green off-the-shoulder dress for a wedding we're going to in DC in a couple of weeks. I'm really hoping it fits because I maybe don't have any other options in my closet. Okay, you and I both know that couldn't possibly be true, it just feels that way ;)
...Went to a little dinner party at a friend's house, which was really all a ruse so I could see their perfect little baby. What's up with all of the babies in my life these days? I'm not super mad about it.
...Had Jeff's family over for a little brunch party that I got way too excited about planning. We're talking mimosa bar, build your own bloodies, homemade pastries, and all of the breakfast tacos. Here's a tip, friends - never do tacos for a party. Every time I do, it ends up being way too much work to get all of the pieces together and hot at the same time while hosting, and you use every single dish you own. Of course, now I have piles of leftover tacos in my fridge so I'm not too mad about it ;)

I hope you had a good one!

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