DARK MATTER

Monday, December 01, 2014

Top - Brandy Melville / Duster Jacket - H&M / Scarf- Lululemon / Pants - Topshop / Booties- Sam Edelman / Purse - Alexander Wang
Leave it to Chicago to surprise you with 50 degree weather at the end of November (but drop down back to 30 degrees in a matter of hours *side eye*) I spent my Sunday afternoon drinking delicious coffee (Dark Matter) at a new joint, for me, in the city (Star Lounge Coffee Bar). The coffee was bomb and the energy in the space was exactly what I needed to round out the long weekend.
Sidenote: I have been obsessed with these Topshop Joni jeans that I just purchased - if you're looking for a new pair of jeans, these are completely worth it!
xx
O&C






THIS IS AUTUMN

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Sweater - Old Navy / Scarf - Zara / Ring - Wasteland / Shoes - Nike Sky Hi Dunks
There's something so comforting about oversized sweaters and blanket scarves that make for the perfect autumn uniform. I'm also no stranger to comfortable clothes lately, so I can't kick myself out of the slouchy outfit vibes.
My bestie, Ruth, took these photos for me in her amazing backyard/rooftop. Even when everything is changing and dying around her home, it still is one of the most beautiful and calming areas in the city.
xx
O&C








Shameless Sleepwear

Monday, November 10, 2014

Coat & Scarf - Zara / Joggers - F21 / Boots - All Saints  / Bag - 3.1 Phillip Lim x Target
I'm going to admit it right here and right now - I've fantasized about having a beautiful black and white striped silk PJ set that looks so cool I can throw on some heels, put my hair in a huge hat and throw on some vampy lipstick and walk out the door feeling like a million bucks. This isn't the case, but didn't stop me from rolling out into the world with my $5 joggers from F21 and my $3 Urban Outfitters top I scored in the sale - nothing glamorous, but completely comfortable. I went to grab some brunch at Bongo Room with my sister and walked around to take in some of Fall time - in my PJs and all - no shame, just me on a Sunday,
xx
O&C

Monday's Cozy Cardigan

Monday, October 13, 2014

Cardigan - Urban Outfitters / Bag - 3.1 Phillip Lim x Target / Hat - H&M / Shoes - All Saints
My Monday consisted of this: Brunching with my girl Abby, walking around & stopping at a couple of book stores, chili making and The Voice watching. All I wanted to be was comfortable and this cardigan did just that. I hope everyone gets to unwind every once in a while.
Feel-good-tip: Rock a vampy limp to pull the look together.
xx
O&C








SALT & PEPPA' | Episode 1: Stuffed Pasta Shells

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Hey there, I've got some exciting news to share- I've launched a new series on my YouTube channel with my girlfriend, called Salt & Peppa' and it's about one of our favorite things: FOOD. We're excited for all the recipes we'll be crafting, fun we'll be having and progress we'll be making! 
The first episode covers a super easy and quick meal: Stuffed Pasta Shells
So let's get right into it...

Boyfriend Jeans Without the Boyfriend • OOTD

Thursday, August 21, 2014

White top- Zara / Plaid shirt - BDG / Jeans - Zara/ Heels  - Jeffrey Campbell/ Bag - Alexander Wang
Let's face a couple of facts here:
- I don't need a boyfriend to rock "Boyfriend Jeans"
- I am gay
- I have a girlfriend (who doesn't wear this style of jeans) 

I couldn't deny a pair of baggy, ripped jeans when I eyed this pair at Zara a couple of months ago. I think they're easy to chuck on with a graphic tee and you can still look like you tried...kinda. This time I decided to pair it with a basic top and a flowy plaid button up (I use the term "flowy" loosely as it's more of a baggier top...which is what I go for 99% of the time - I just like to be comfortable, okay?!) To not be completely swallowed by my top and bottoms (#shortgirlstruggle), I finally decided to wear my Jeffrey Campbell Soiree heels to elongate me a bit. The whole putting outfit thing together thing = easy. The whole walking in heels = not so much. PS. DON'T FORGET TO CLICK 'PLAY' ON THE YOUTUBE VIDEO I DID FOR THIS OOTD - IT'LL BE IN BETWEEN SOME OF THE POST PHOTOS.
xx
O&C













Lollapalooza Look • Day 3 • Cobalt Craze

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Dress-  F21/ Hat - H&M/ Bag  - Fjallraven Kanken / Boots - H&M/Sunnies - Urban Outfitters
We made it to the 3rd and final day of Lollapalooza! Cue: rain, frizzy hair, muddy feet and good vibes. The weather was insane - non-stop rain caused for lots and lots of mud and a mickey mouse poncho for 99% of the day but that didn't stop our crew. I finally tried Franks N Dawgs "Bacon Mac N' Cheese Dog" which was life changing (bacon sausage, truffle mac 'n' cheese with parmesan, brioche bread crumbs & thyme) Luckily I opted to wear a shapeless cobalt colored dress that hid my food baby perfectly. I have this dress in two other colors as well and use them more as layering pieces. We caught: NONONO, London Grammar, RAC, Cage the Elephant, Chromeo, The 1975, Flosstradamus, Childish Gambino, Flume, Chance the Rapper and Kings of Leon. Easy to say that I was all over the place on Sunday! I'll miss Lolla's energy - we'll see what 2015 holds and what other music festivals I'll hit up. For now, my feet are still recovering and I'm comfortably rocking leggings and long t-shirts for the next couple days. Hope you enjoyed these outfit posts!
xx
O&C








 

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