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August 31, 2011

do the bunny hop.

my sister has the most amazing DSLR. she snapped a few goofy photos of me yesterday. before i ran out to a casual mexican dinner with friends. 

h&m lace blouse
vintage levis

take into account my bunny pose. this is the future of fashion blogging.

MKE Love.

I love Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Hometown pride. Stunning photography by my little sister, Kate. 

fancy. pants.

1. Lulu Frost Necklace 2. Martin Grant Jumpsuit 3. Monsoon Jacket 4. Christian Louboutin Pumps 4. En Vogue Envelope Clutch 

August 30, 2011

Flop into Fall.

Need an affordable way to sass up your Fall look? Try on this Gap hat! Below is how I'll be wearing my floppy hat this fall! Oh the best part...the price!

how i'll wear it

August 29, 2011

We Survived. The #FFD 2011.

Yes. I was the only girl in the league. Jill ( in the Bears hat) is standing in for David. Don't worry I drafted: Tom Brady (my first pick), Mark Sanchez and the Green Bay Packer's defense. I'm all about looks.

August 25, 2011

tumble with me.

via One of my favorites:

While this blog recieves the brunt of my online obsession. I do also have a tumblr.

You'll find more photos, inspiration and quotes from my favorite online sources. Let's face it: Tumblr makes it easier for me to do this. It takes the effort out of the broadcast.

basics with flare.

fall in love.

1. Rachel Zoe Purse
$199.84 on

2. Steven by Steve Madden suede shoes
$129 -

3. Old navy legging
$33 -

Boyfriend Wool.

I would like to think I collect perfect gray sweaters. Their options are endless. Right now I'm wearing mine with jean shorts. Come fall, skinnies, bells, and pretty floral skirts with tights. This one literally spoke to me. Clicked buy. It's perfect! J.Crew Merino Boyfriend Sweater $90. Collection complete? Never!

August 24, 2011

Chrome Spinning.

I want to roll out of bed looking like this. Being six feet tall with zero body fat might help (on the list of things to do). Snarkiness aside Rachel Zoe's collection is stunning. Available at shopbop.


3 week window shop.

If you follow me on Twitter (@McKerihan - it's my middle name, I know some of you were wondering) or are friendly with me on Facebook then you know I have three weeks off between the big job switch. I've organized my closet, done all my laundry, and been to the dentist - it's Wednesday. I've also been doing some research for the blog, otherwise known as, window shopping for myself (which occasionally leads to an impulse purchase).  This week Gilt opened up a Facebook app which is amazing! Caroline, of Sweet Caroline in the City, picked her favorites and now I'm obsessed with her brilliant blog (a perfect mix of high and low style paired in a wearable and chic way) and this necklace. Thoughts? Is it a must-have? It's $64 - which is perfectly justified (cheap in fact). 

My love affair with: RTR

Jacquard Pleated Bodice DressLace and Love Dress

Jungle Dream Clutch
My friend from college, Lindsey, is getting married in Chicago this Labor Day weekend. I hate shopping for cocktail dresses - not to mention the pieces I like usually cost upwards of $300. If I bought all my wedding looks via retail I'd be out a over $1,500 this summer - JUST on dresses. Now, I would rather spend this money on dinners, everyday clothes and well just living life. Rent the Runway has become my new fairy godmother. I order the dresses in my size (and get a FREE backup just in case they are too big/small). If I order two dresses - the second one if $25! They best part is, if it doesn't fit, I get all FULL refund. My mom who is usually super crazy about ordering stuff online, agrees with me that, Rent the Runway, is probably one of the greatest inventions ever. 

The Shoshanna dresses above retail for $350 and $435 and the Diane von Furstenberg clutch costs  a pretty penny at $350. Now to rent this look it cost me $150 (including shipping (deliver and return) and tax). If you're more into owning they have a clearance section where these gently used dresses can be yours. Think $1,500 dresses for $225 - win! 

August 23, 2011

How I'd wear it: The shirt dress

This shirt dress is a great investment piece for fall. It can be layered over tights and paired with killers boots, my current favorite Sam Edelman's - Loni boot. Through on a surplus vest or jacket and add a bold silver necklace - I choose this $45 beauty from Banana Republic. Or on a warm fall day paired with tan accessories and gold tone jewelry for a minimalistic look. I'm especially crushing over the Kate Spade necklace (top right) a perfect piece for any jewelry lover. While the Black Hills bangle is a splurge - you can wear it everyday. At $119 the Hive & Honey wedge booties are a solid purchase - stylish and comfy. Naturally any out is made better by a PS1


I am so excited for Rochester, MN's STYLE week.

Specifically the fashion show on Thursday, September 15th!

The list of stores participating is to die for.

August 22, 2011

We want it now: FALL!

Joie Abstract Animal Molly Dress in Coffee Bean

#Perfect #Fall #Dress

A lot of my Twitter loves are feeling the same way - give us Fall weather! Boots. Sweaters. Layers. Cashmere. Tights. The leaves changing color aren't bad either.

What are you looking forward too? I'm thinking this dress will be perfect for (my new job!) and nights out on the town! 

August 21, 2011

feeling fall.

feeling fall.

Jeans. Shirt. Jacket. and T-shirts available via:

If you like #PLL

alexandra chando the lying gameallie goninokristen proutalice greczyn

You will love The Lying Game. I probably wouldn't have started watching unless The Possessionista did. And as usual the clothes are to die for - Thanks Dana! Obviously you can find the scoop over on her blog.

The main characters name is Sutton - I think our first born (in 5-7 years) just got his/her name!

H & M

Stopped in H&M today. And picked up a giant stack of fall sweaters. Can't wait for the Fall/Winter 2011 Collection to hit stores.

I picked up the tan dress and black and white sweater (it was $9.95 and reads as much more luxe). I don't plan on styling the dress with a turtleneck. I like the idea of wearing black tights and over the knee riding boots - possibly my blue leopard scarf.

Though these are styled as really mod (I love that orange dress) the possibilities are endless. One the hanger they look like great basics with vast style potential (the best part - the price). 

Here is what is in store for winter:

Sasha Pivovarova H and M fall 2011 campaign
Sasha Pivovarova fall 2011 H and M campaign

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August 19, 2011

Happy Birthday to Moi.

Tory Burch Tallis Moonlight Satchel

I love Tory Burch (and my parents). The perfect bag for entering my 25th year of maturity - personal and professional growth. I feel so ladylike carrying it.  

Thanks mom and dad! I love it! You're both the best!!!!

Tangible Trinket

Love these sunglasses. See the sidebar for where to purchase this week's TANGIBLE TRINKET!



August 14, 2011

Lust List: Designer: Tory Burch

One of the reasons I can wait for fall is to break out my boot collection. My list is endless. Different shades of brown and black. Over the knee, flat, heeled, moccasins, moto, riding, suede, leather, lace up. My list goes on. I must have 30 pairs. This season I'm obsessing over Tory Burch and her endless options. Granted they are about $500 they are quality brand and quality investment.

One. Aaden Leather Boots Two. Elmina Boots

Affordable options: Elle Leather Boots $325. Available here for $295.

Which pair is your favorite?