Fabulous Finds

May 30, 2014

6. Gap

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

xo Catherine

p.s. - If you haven't already, be sure to enter the ASOS giveaway!


May 29, 2014

T-shirt: Old Navy. Kimono pants: J. Crew. Shoes: Old Navy. Purse: Topshop (old, can't find anything similar). Necklaces: J. Crew Factory, Sisu, J.B. Hudson. 

#sorrynotsorry about the repeated background from yesterday's post...it's too pretty to not take advantage of! 

Now, on to a few random things about this outfit:
-I realize that I basically wear my hair the same way in every outfit post, but I honestly wear my hair the exact same way every day (#changeishard). I only put my hair up if I'm having a bad hair day, like I was this day. Yay humidity!
-I love the kimono pants trend so much. I couldn't pass up these beauties because I love the pattern, and they are so. freaking. comfortable. Hooray for basically wearing PJs in public while looking chic! I do however think that I will look back on this outfit in a couple years (maybe not even that many) and think how did I ever think those were cute?! But alas, that's what happens with trendy items. 
-I just bought MAC lipstick last weekend (I know, I know #latetotheparty) and I finally get why everyone is obsessed with it. I always prefer matte lipsticks, and this one is so good. My criteria for the perfect lipstick is something that stays on all day, but comes off when I wash my face. Check and check!

In other news, it's almost Friday!

xo Catherine 

White on White

May 28, 2014

Skirt: ASOS (I'm completely obsessed with it). Top: J. Crew. Necklace: J. Crew (similar). Shoes: 6 pm (these are definitely cab to curb heels!) Clutch: Gap (similar). 

I think this is my all time favorite outfit I've ever shared on My Inner Fabulous. Even though I'm completely covered in this skirt, I feel just the right amount of risqué because of the sheer panel. Though Memorial Day has come and gone, I am an advocate of breaking the "no white before Memorial Day" rule. Wear what you want, when you want.

I wore this outfit to my sister's graduation and when we went to a show in Chicago. I felt like a million bucks both times ;)

xo Catherine

p.s. how beautiful are these trees? I love when they bloom every spring!

Travel Diary: Chicago

May 27, 2014

Happy Tuesday! I hope you had a restful and sunny long weekend. I spent mine eating, museum going, and shopping my way through Chicago. Here are a few snapshots:

Views from an architectural boat tour. 

One of the many Monets at the Chicago Art Institute. 

View from the top of the John Hancock--looking tropical!

We had absolutely perfect weather all weekend. Chicago in May = gorgeous!

Red velvet "wonuts" (waffle donuts) from Waffle Cafe. You all know how much I love a good donut, so it's always fun to try the latest and greatest within the donut community ;)

The whole city was in bloom, there were tulips everywhere!

We rented bikes and biked along Lake Michigan. It was so much fun, and this view was ah-mazing.

People watching on Michigan Ave.

A few other highlights: 
-Seeing Motown the Musical. The music was so good. 
-Seeing the Obamas house.
-Seeing one of the Apollo rockets that landed on the moon at the museum of science and industry. 

Be sure to come back tomorrow for a new outfit post, and if you haven't already, be sure to enter the ASOS giveaway!

xo Catherine 

ASOS Giveaway!

May 26, 2014

Happy Memorial Day!

Today is the unofficial kick off to summer for most of us. 
To celebrate the beautiful weather, beach days, bonfire nights, patio drinks, and all things summer,  I've teamed up with 19 other bloggers to bring you a chance to win $235 to ASOS for your summer must haves!

What would you buy?
Here are some of my ASOS must haves: midi skirt (be sure to check back later this week to see how I styled this!) // floral shorts // a cute swim suit // a killer pair of heels // a wear-with-everything striped tee // a pair of statement sunglasses

Use the rafflecopter below for your chance to win! Plus, don't forget to check out these other lovely bloggers!

Giveaway closes at 12 am CST on Monday, June 2nd. Good Luck!

xo Catherine 

Fabulous Finds

May 23, 2014

1. JCP
3. Amazon
4. Zara

I'm writing to you from sunny Chicago! I'm here for the weekend with my family to see a show, do some shopping, and eat a lot :)

Have a good weekend!

xo Catherine

Striped Shift

May 21, 2014

(I can't believe how blonde my hair looks in these pictures! No idea where that came from...) Dress: Target. Sandals: Target. Hat: Parc Boutique. Purse: Kate Spade (old, similar). Necklaces: J. Crew (similar), J. Crew Factory. Sunglasses: Ray-Ban.

You can't go wrong with a striped shift dress. Every girl should have one; they're so classic and versatile. What I love about this one in particular: it's not too short (as shifts tend to be #helloawkward), and I wore this all day and it didn't wrinkle at all! That's one of my least favorite things about spring/summer clothing...they tend to be made out of materials that wrinkle easily. You should know, I'm a hardcore ironer, so wrinkles drive me insane #analretentive.  

P.S. tomorrow I'll be heading to Chicago for a fun little weekend trip! Be sure to follow along.

xo Catherine 


May 19, 2014

Jacket: Old Navy. V-neck: Old Navy. Jeans: Loft. Sneakers: Sam Edelman. Purse: Vintage Coach (similar). Sunglasses: Ray-Ban.

I'm kind of obsessed with this outfit, despite its simplicity. I love the contrast between the light colors of the denim/v-neck and the masculinity of the camouflage jacket. One of my favorite things to do when putting together outfits is to combine the unexpected, and that's what I think this is. Normally, when I reach for camo I pair it with neutrals and darker colors. So this powder blue tee is a fun way to switch it up. It's also the perfect way to work camo into your spring/summer wardrobe!

On a different note, it's officially summer over in these parts (finally yay)! It's always crazy when time catches up with you. It doesn't seem that long ago that I was freaking out about going to college, and now I'm a senior. Time, you can slow down now! #pleaseandthankyou

Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

xo Catherine 

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