Pleated Skirt






Happy Wednesday, darlings! Glad you stopped by! Even though I’d choose bold colors over neutrals any day, I think this outfit is actually obsessing worthy! Prancing around in Chicago in this cropped sweater and midi pleated skirt (got an overwhelming amount of compliments on it) truly made me feel extra special. This combo of black and red are like a second skin to me – it just never gets old, does it?!

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

shopthepost12SKIRT: Choies c/o | SWEATER: Choies c/o | BOOTS: Similar here | HAT: Boohoo c/o (similar here) | SUNGLASSES: Illesteva via Neiman Marcus | TIGHTS: Forever21 (sold out, similar here)

 This post was brought to you by Choies and my collaboration with them.


Shabby Apple New Collection 2015






I am excited to share a brand new Shabby Apple look with you today! This dress, along with many other fabulous pieces will be available on Shabby Apple starting this Thursday, January 15.

When the team at Shabby Apple contacted me and asked if I was interested in another collaboration with them, well, I literally couldn’t help but jump for joy!  I am a huge fan of Shabby Apple! If you haven’t heard of them before, they are an online dress boutique selling women’s dresses, casual dresses, skirts, and women’s apparel. What I love about them is their variety of colors and styles, and we all know that I LOVE colors!

As always, thanks so much for reading & don’t forget to mark your calendars! On January 15th this wonderful dress + many more amazing designs will be available on Shabby Apple.

shopthepost12DRESS: Shabby Apple c/o | SUNGLASSESIllesteva via Neiman Marcus | HEELS: Wild Diva via Lulu’s | NECKLACE: OASAP c/o

A big Thank You to Shabby Apple for this collaboration.








Happy Friday, darlings! It is absolutely freezing in Chicagoland which means I’m fully geared towards sweater weather! But, truth to be told, I don’t want to live in sweaters and jackets all winter long! Hence I found some other ways to keep myself warm. We all know that jackets, sweaters, hoodies, etc. are the most common way to stay warm, next to layering, of course (!) but have you ever thought about ponchos?! They are fantastic and a much trendier alternative! I prefer my poncho big, as in “go big or go home”. Seriously, overwhelmingly over-sized ponchos are everything this winter!

PS: I’m completely make-up free today except for the red lipstick! Yet I wasn’t sure whether or not I should post a make-up free look on the blog. I feel very much vulnerable but at the end of the day I thought: Who cares?! This is me – like it or not. So, dear readers…You’re finally getting a glimpse of me, Vanessa, the girl who loves fashion OH SO much!

As always, thanks so much for reading and have a fabulous weekend!

See you back here on Monday!

shopthepost12PONCHO: Bought in Rome almost 8 years ago! (N/A, VERY similar here at F21 and it’s ON SALE!) | PANTS: Boohoo c/o (sold out, similar here) | BOOTS: Sears (loving these here as well) | HAT: Boohoo c/o (similar here) | HANDBAG: CHANEL


Winter Wonderland






Greetings from Winter Wonderland! Snow calls for weatherproofing and bundling up hence my blanket scarf from Boohoo couldn’t have arrived at a better time! I paired it up with a fun skirt + turtleneck sweater and I must admit: I love wearing my scarf as a blanket! It’s genius for us Chicagoans. It’s just so cozy and keeps me me warm when that wind chill kicks in!

Hope your week is going well and you’re staying warm!  Sending you much love and thank you for reading!

PS: A BIG THANK YOU to the Team at Boohoo who gifted me with the Tassel Scarf.

shopthepost12TASSEL SCARF: Boohoo c/o | SKIRT: Forever21 (old, similar here) | SUNGLASSESIllesteva via Neiman Marcus | HAT: Boohoo c/o |  HEELS: Wild Diva via Lulu’s


Faux Leather Skirt






I love wearing skirts during winter, don’t ask me why, and this one is by far the softest, most comfortable faux leather skirt ever! It hugs in all the right places, and with the great weather that we’ve over the last few days, well,  it simply made it possible to wear this outfit  (yay!) – but I must admit: Styling doesn’t always come easy during winter. I’m literally scared when our high is going to be zero degrees! Dunno what I’m going to wear – perhaps I will make blanket fashion a trend! Who knows! The cold weather ahead will certainly be my next obstacle. Stay tuned!

As always, thanks so much for reading & have a fabulous Monday!

shopthepost12SKIRT: Forever21 (old, VERY similar here) | SWEATER: Banana Republic (sold out, similar here) |  BOOTS: Sears (loving these here as well) | SUNGLASSESIllesteva via Neiman Marcus | JACKET: OASAPHANDBAG: GIGI New York c/o | SCARF: OASAP c/o (ON SALE FOR $7.56!!)