Friday, September 19, 2014

friday round up

Happy Friday! Thank god the weekend has finally come. This week was ridiculous in so many ways and d-day is just 10 days away (for those of you who know me you know what I'm referring to). I can't wait to spend the weekend BBQ'in and stuffing my face with tacos at Taco Fest.

Friday round up of things I learned this week: I have no problem yelling at my boss and really need to stop. I am not secretly becoming obsessed with Chipotle. The Blacklist is the best show on TV right now and I can't stop watching. And I work with some of the best and worst people that I know and for those of them who are the best, I thank god that I have them to keep me sane.

Wearing: J Brand jeans | Steve Madden shoes | Cartier & Melrose bracelets

xx the oxford blonde

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

to night...

I love playing with outfits like this one. It's so fun to turn something from a daytime look to night time. Just put some heels on, add a funky necklace and a cool leather coat and you're good to go.

Wearing: Brandy Melville tee | Blank NYC jeans | H&M coat | Jeffrey Campbell wedges | Necklace from Francesca's

xx the oxford blonde

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

from day...

Wearing: Brandy Melville tee | Blank NYC jeans | Dolce Vita shoes | Calvin Klein glasses

xx the oxford blonde

Monday, September 15, 2014


Wearing: Alternative tee | Zara flannel | Urban Outfitters sweater | J Brand jeans | Sam Edelman shoes | Willy & Irv necklace | Bracelets self made

xx the oxford blonde

Sunday, September 14, 2014

sunday in sept

Happy Sunday! Wearing: Gypsy top | J Brand jeans | Madison Harding shoes | Marc Jacobs bag | Bracelets: Cartier, self made | Necklace: flea market in L.A.

xx the oxford blonde

Wednesday, September 10, 2014


Did a little shopping over the weekend.. Francesca's was having a good sale - buy 1 necklace get one for $10 so I picked up the awesome floral necklace above. It is an awesome statement piece to have and I'm excited to rock it into the fall. I also picked up this burnt orange tank from Anthropologie. This color is everywhere these days and I want to make sure to pick up some more pieces for this fall and winter. Have you done any shopping lately?

Wearing: necklace from Francesca's | Bordeaux tank

xx the oxford blonde

Monday, September 8, 2014


FINALLY we are having some beautiful weather in Chicago. It may have taken almost a year but we have had constant nice weather for a few weeks now. I spent the entire weekend out and about and it's true what they say, there is nothing like summer in Chicago (even though summer is almost over). My company was officially bought out this weekend and we still have no answers to the future of our brand. Hopefully the next few weeks will bring some more answers, until then I feel like a free agent stuck in limbo. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

Wearing: BCBG top | Joe's jeans | Steve Madden shoes

xx the oxford blonde

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Hawaii pt 3

View from the Pillbox Hike

View from the Pillbox Hike

View from Koko Crater

Waimea Falls

Makapu'u Tidepools

Makapu'u Tidepools

Last post from my wonderful Hawaii trip. These photos are not so much fashion photos as much as just breathtaking scenery photos. I still cannot believe that my honeymoon is over and I'm back to work and to reality. I said I would write some recommendations for Oahu and to start, I recommend all of the hikes / places listed above. You really can't go wrong in Oahu, everything is so beautiful. Here are a few additional recommendations:

Beaches: Ko Olina, Lanikai, North Shore

Restaurants: Doraku Sushi (literally the best sushi I have ever had and reasonably priced!), Uahi Island Grill, Koko Head Cafe

Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!

xx the oxford blonde

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Hawaii part 2

My husband and I were given tons of recommendations from friends as well as locals before coming and were told that the only way to have a good time is to not spend all your time in Waikiki. Because of that, we only went to Waikiki for 1 day during the entire trip (which I'm thankful for). There is great shopping but the beaches are jam packed everywhere and it's tourist central. If you ever go I recommend checking out less popular beaches such as Lanikai, Ko Olina, or the North Shore. Looking at these pictures makes me want to go back already.

Wearing: olive & oak dress | sam edelman shoes | h&m bag | cartier & self made bracelets | target sunglasses

xx the oxford blonde