Since it’s Monday and we just finished a much needed weekend, I thought it was appropriate to post an outfit with one of the coolest sequined dresses ever made. It’s a fiesta in dress form — it’s shiny, it’s gold…simply a girls dream!  A dress like this requires very little in the accessories department: An equally bright bag, coordinating nude pumps and a spiky gold bracelet do the trick. But you probably wonder now…”This is a dress?!” Yes, it actually is (!) but I wore it as a top instead. Why? Well, Chicago’s weather isn’t warm enough yet to wear it as a dress only (it’s quite short!) hence I decided to pair it with a beautiful lace skirt. Hope you like it!

As always, thanks for reading & have a fabulous week!

Much love!

shopthepost12GOLD SEQUINED DRESS: Mint Julep Boutique c/o (loving this one too!) | SKIRT: Forever21 (sold out, similar here) | CLUTCH: Mellow World Handbags c/o | SHOES: Wild Diva via Lulu’s | SUNGLASSES: Illesteva via Neiman Marcus | EARRINGSKate Spade c/o | BRACELET: Lauren Hope c/o via Rocksbox


What’s In My Bag?!




Today I decided to give you a chic peek of what’s inside my bag because let’s face it: Our handbag/purse is our sanctuary, am I right?! My handbag holds all of my knickknacks and daily deeds. And let’s not forget: The contents of one’s bag oftentimes tell you a whole lot about its owner! So, here’s to a chic peek inside my bag, and ultimately my soul! Enjoy!

Daily Planner/Calendar: I truly cannot live without my daily planner. Each day I write down all of my tasks for the day, and once I accomplish them I actually mark them off with a pretty check mark! Yep, I’m that detail-oriented!

Sole Serum: This is the BEST thing ever. I pretty much live in heels, so whenever I feel like my feet are starting to hurt I apply Sole Serum on my feet! I’ll let it dry for a few seconds… et voilà! Pain no more, and my heels are back on! Seriously, it’s like Advil for your feet!

bareMinerals Lipgloss: Simply a must-have to keep my lips moisturized and hydrated throughout the day.

IPhone: How else would I be able to stay in touch with you all?! #socialmediafreak

IPad: I need help. #seriouslysocialmediacrazy

Business cards: I mean you never know who you are going to meet, besides, it’s super professional. Ha!

Chanel Perfume: My favorite scent, and my hubby loves it too.

Sunglasses: These Illesteva sunglasses are by far my favorite. I wear them all the time, like ALL THE TIME.

Wallet: Essential.

As always, thank you for reading & have a fabulous weekend!

PS: Thank You to those who have entered my GIVEAWAY with Albion Fit! We have a winner: It is Merrie K., style blogger at PetiteCareerGirl! Congratulations, love!

shopthepost12CALENDAR: GiGi New York c/o | SUNGLASSESIllesteva via Neiman Marcus | PERFUME: CHANEL | WALLET: Louis Vuitton | LIP GLOSS: bareMinerals c/o


Destroyed Denim







I picked up these destroyed denim back in New York City when I visited Fashion Week two years ago. After the show(s) my girlfriends and I decided to go to SOHO for some shopping, and boy (!) did we go crazy! No sales tax got us especially giddy (we are used to paying 9% in Chicago sales tax!). Back then I was on the search for the perfect pair of destroyed denim, and got really lucky when we entered a tiny boutique just outside of SOHO. It really is the perfect staple for spring (I know it is still winter but HEY (!) – we had 43 degrees the last couple of days!) worn with a fun tee or chic top (in my case it’s a peplum top). My favorite way to wear distressed jeans is to combine it with edgy ankle booties, though. It’s ideal for when you want to look cool but not like you’re trying too hard. I added a funky statement necklace and fun vest as well (from NYC also) for even more edge because…Can you ever have enough edge?!

As always, thanks much for visiting & have a fabulous day!

shopthepost12JEANS: NYC Boutique (old, SUPER SIMILAR here) | TOP: Forever21 (sold out, similar here) | VEST: NYC BN (old, similar here & UNDER $70!) | SHOES: Forever21 (old, similar here & UNDER $100) | SUNGLASSES: Forever21 | EARRINGSKate Spade c/o | PURSE: CHANEL | BRACELET: Lauren Hope c/o via Rocksbox | NECKLACE: Perry Street c/o via Rocksbox

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Albion Fit + Giveaway







I am so excited to announce that I have teamed with Albion Fit to give YOU a chance to win a $50 Gift Card to shop at Albion Fit yourself! I’m quite obsessed with this fitness and clothing company who offers some of the most unique and fashionable fitness wear ever (…seriously, who doesn’t want to look fashionable while working out?!). I absolutely love my leggings, they are super comfy and practical. Oh, and Chicago has been quite mild this past weekend which allowed me to work out at the beach! It was so nice to breath fresh, clean air while working out!

But enough about me and let’s start the giveaway… Shall we?!

For a chance to win simply enter via the Rafflecopter below! For an extra entry follow me @whatwouldvwear on Instagram, as well as Albion Fit @albionfit.

How easy is that?!

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As always, thanks so much for reading & GOOD LUCK!

shopthepost12LEGGINGS: Albion Fit c/o | TOP: Forever21 (old, similar here)


Black & White







Woohoo, it’s Friday, and S H O C K E R! No bold colors today!

Today I felt like wearing a simple & classic look (and yes, this might be weather related!). Sometimes, wearing black and white just feels necessary. Every time I wear black I instantly feel ‘clean’, and – call me crazy one this one – ‘uncluttered’. Effortlessly chic. Well put together.

Always the overdresser, my sense of minimalism here actually isn’t so minimal — since it includes some leopard print (I just wanted to add some extra contrast). And guess what?! I wore this ensemble to the office, and let me tell you: This maxi skirt is perfect for long stretches at your desk.

As always, thanks for reading & have a relaxing weekend! See you back here on Monday!

shopthepost12SKIRT: H&M (old, similar here) | SUNGLASSESIllesteva via Neiman Marcus | JACKET: Boutique from Germany (similar here for UNDER $50!) | HAT: Boohoo c/o (sold out, similar here) | SCARF: H&M (old, similar here) | HANDBAG: GiGi New York c/o