The Haul: Winter Break

After spending months in Kent, this break called for a much needed haul. Thanks to gift cards and Christmas returns, I’ve been able to do some shopping at a variety of places; but as usual, the my best scores were found in Wicker Park thrift shops and H&M. I’m obsessed with my new pants from H&M’s winter clearance sale. Originally $50, I got them for $20. I also found a pair of printed harem pants for $10 and a sweater dress for $20. During my thrifting haul, I ended up spending all my money at the first store we went into, Crossroads. This haul was definitely one of my best finds yet! I bought Top Shop booties for $9, J. Crew skirt for $15, Alice + Olivia sweater dress for $28, Hem + Thread top for $13, and a Tinley Road tweed vest for $20. Pictures to come very soon!

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Mixing it up

Just like the average girl, I always get sick of jeans. Although they’re arguably classic, they’re usually far from comfortable and overdone. I like being able to have other options to change up my look besides just wearing a skirt rather than jeans. Over the past year, I’ve been experimenting with cigarette pants, palazzos, and harem pants and they’ve definitely been a worthwhile investment to my wardrobe. They’re a variety of silhouettes, so it’s been a great way to take advantage of other items in my closet to pair with them. But definitely the most important benefit of harems are how comfortable they are! They’re not restricting like jeans and cigarette pants, but just as comfortable as your favorite pair of yoga pants. Comfort and fashion; the ultimate duo. I styled these cotton harems with a white crop top, oxblood leather jacket, and some of my favorite chunky, gold jewelry. Try pairing them with a cropped sweater and pair of booties for the colder weather!

20140815_Kendall-2645 20140815_Kendall-2648 20140815_Kendall-2652Harem pants: $12.80 Forever 21/ Crop top: $4.80 Forever 21/Jacket: $22.80 Forever 21/BCBG heels: $15 (80% off) DSW