Tuesday, December 30, 2014

All That Sparkles

Top: Forever 21 (love this option and this one) | Pixie Pants: J.Crew | Heels: Aldo | 
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Lipstick: Burberry

Hi my love's! With New Year's Eve tomorrow, I wanted to share a fun and festive look. This top was purchased last year, but I have linked similar versions above and below. You can never go wrong with a pair of black pixie pants (my favorite!) and heels. Simply adding a blouse or other sparkly top of your own would complete this outfit perfectly! Wishing you a wonderful, safe and memorable time ringing in the New Year. xx

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Saturday, December 27, 2014

Year In Outfits

This past year has been so much fun pulling together different looks I love and sharing them with you. Here are just a few of my favorite looks from 2014. I am so excited for 2015 and the style inspirations to come. xx

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Bright City Lately

Picking up fresh blooms on my Sunday afternoon in a cozy cashmere scarf and favorite over the knee boots.

Early morning errands in my Frye Boots, white denim and striped turtleneck.
Finally found the perfect white button up.
Morning brunch with my sweet family and a side of fun sunnies!
My new favorite turtleneck sweater and the cutest dainty bracelets from M2 Boutique Chicago.
Follow along on my Instagram (@lexrest) for more little inspirations throughout the week! xx


Monday, December 15, 2014

Where The Heart Is

It was a bit difficult for me to decide if and when to share this post, but knew it was important to be open with my readers on this time in my life. As most of you know, my family lives back East. Living so far away from them has never been easy, but it gave me the confidence to be the person I am today; ultimately, leading me to start this little blog. The great city of Chicago has been my home for the past six years. During that time, I have graduated college, started to build my career (and an even thicker skin), had my heartbroken, and made the best lifelong friends a girl could ask for. I truly owe becoming the independent person I am now to my experiences in this city. This weekend I will officially be moving back East to follow my dreams of living in New York City - I am a bundle of mixed emotions, but most of all excited! If anything, I hope this post leaves you with the extra confidence that you can take chances, challenge the unknown, and listen to where your heart truly is. So much more to come... xx

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Gift Guide: For Him

This gift list is all about the guy's in our lives. I find that both my brother and dad can be the most fun to shop for. They always say that, "they don't need anything for Christmas," which makes me even more excited to find them the perfect present! I gathered together a few of my favorite ideas above. Happy shopping! xx

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Turtleneck Sweater

Sweater: Tory Burch | Vest: J.Crew | Denim: 7FAM | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Flats: Tory Burch 

Happy Tuesday, loves! Here is another look that I wore over Thanksgiving weekend. If you haven't noticed already, I kind of have a thing for turtlenecks. I don't know what it is exactly, but when wearing one I instantly feel a bit more chic and put together. In particular, I have had my eye on this turtleneck for a while. I love the detail in the front and the little cuffs on the sleeves. Although it is definitely an investment piece, I know it will be used for many seasons to come - the style and fit is classic with just enough spunk! xx

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Stocking Stuffers

With December officially here, gift guides are in full swing! One of my favorite presents to buy are stocking stuffers. I love coming up with cute ideas every year that are small enough to fit inside - after all, it's not the size of the gift but the thought that truly counts! Here are a few of the little things that I love to give: beauty products, scented candles, cozy slippers and a notebook for to-do lists. xx

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Olive Green


Poncho Sweater: Forever 21 | Striped Tee: J.Crew (similar here) | Boots: Blondo Danny Over The Knee Boot via Nordstrom | Pants: J.Crew | Sunnies: Karen Walker | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Necklace: Julie Vos | 

Over the holiday weekend, I spent the majority of my time in cozy sweaters. The weather was not as chilly in Connecticut, so I was able to get away with wearing layers rather than a thick winter coat. Since purchasing this sweater a few weeks ago, I have worn it non-stop. I absolutely love the olive green color because it is different from anything else I own. In addition, I can't say enough about these black boots. Last week, I got stuck in a rainstorm while wearing them and they are still good as new. This afternoon, I am heading back to Chicago and am so excited for the coming weeks which will be filled with holiday party festivities with friends! xx

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