Fashion, Travel, Poetry
Official photos from the Sparkle and Sophisticaiton launch have now been posted on Facebook (that’s a link to the photographer’s page–you’ll have to scroll down to find the album–I couldn’t find any way to actually link to it). I thought I’d share with you those that feature me. Not much more to say, I hope you… View Article

Official Photos from the Style and Sophistication Launch

Official photos from the Sparkle and Sophisticaiton launch have now been posted on Facebook (that's a link to the photographer's page--you'll have to scroll down to find the album--I couldn't find any way to actually link to it). I thought I'd share with you those that feature me. Not much more to say, I hope you like them! :)

BLAZER – New York and Company
DRESS – Nordstrom Rack
PUMPS – Zara
JEWELRY – Sparkle and Sophistication

Last weekend I was invited to the launch party for Sparkle and Sophistication, a small jewelry line from a local Chicago designer. As part of the event, I got to model several of their pieces for the S&S lookbook. It was a ton of fun. I’ll be sharing the official pictures with you when I… View Article

Photos from the Sparkle and Sophistication Launch

Last weekend I was invited to the launch party for Sparkle and Sophistication, a small jewelry line from a local Chicago designer. As part of the event, I got to model several of their pieces for the S&S lookbook. It was a ton of fun. I'll be sharing the official pictures with you when I receive them, which should be sometime this week. For now, here are a few pictures I took at the event. Many thanks to my friend Brandon for accompanying me to the event and snapping many of these pics. You're the best!

I was lucky enough to win Mash Elle’s Zoya nail polish giveaway a few weeks ago. I was pretty thrilled, and decided to get a mani-pedi when they arrived. I went to Allure Nail Spa in the west loop and got their $35 classic mani-pedi. It was nice, though slightly lower budget than the place… View Article

Review of Zoya Natural Nail Polish

I was lucky enough to win Mash Elle's Zoya nail polish giveaway a few weeks ago. I was pretty thrilled, and decided to get a mani-pedi when they arrived. I went to Allure Nail Spa in the west loop and got their $35 classic mani-pedi. It was nice, though slightly lower budget than the place I used to go in Ann Arbor. And saying that I "used to go" to a place is pretty misleading--I've only gotten two mani-pedis in my life, and this was the second.

hands – valerie
feet – storm