Chicistan: (noun). Land of chic; home of the attractive and fashionable.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Not Fall, Not Spring

The weather is doing that really annoying thing where one day it's chilly and you're really excited about bringing your sweaters back out, but then the next day it's hot as balls and you're all like WTF, Mother Nature -- or at least that's how my week went, and from there came the below.

I'm just as excited for fall as the next jacket-lovin' gal, but there are a few summer pieces I hate to see go like this Zimmerman romper. On trend with the whole gingham thing going on, it ties itself in the front allowing for maximum necklace layering, and creating that deep v everyone seems to love.

I wore this outfit during the day with a light denim shirt over (I recently received a tip that Gap has excellent ones) and my good ol' gladiator sandals (back in stock here!).

For ze nighttime a leather jacket does just the trick (mine is Sandro, but you can find a similar one here, here, or here) and Rag and Bone booties. With my attention span I honestly don't know how I'm not tired of these yet, but I'm not, which works out really well for my checking account. They also seriously go with everything, which also works out really well.

All pictures by Jeff Thibodeau.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

What I Wore: NYFW SS15 Day 1

If you follow me on Instagram (@madeinchicistan), you already know I wore my new favorite skirt by Lover for my first day of NYFW. Deciding what top to wear was harder than you'd think in the limitless hole of black clothing. The skirt is pretty fancy shmancy so I wanted to keep it casual with a t-shirt and ended up wearing this Helmut Lang (also available here) one with an open back - surprise, surprise. I finished off with my favorite Tabitha Simmons oxfords (similar here and here) that hurt me feet so good and my boy bag. Shop my look below and check me out on Facehunter (!) looking awkward as ever (duh).

And in case you missed it, MIC is now on Facebook (go like our page!!)!

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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Rainbow Fish Meets The Little Mermaid

It's hard to say what is going on exactly in Rodarte -- sorry, RADarte's -- latest collection except for that it is freaking fantastic. It's like the rainbow fish met the little mermaid in Chicistan and were playing around in an abandoned sunken ship clad in fishing nets and jagged edges. Anyone else getting those vibes?

rodarte ss15

And because my favorites merit a closer look..

Most of my favorite looks involved jackets, because well, I really like jackets. But also, varsity-inspired ribbed sleeves with sequins and leather buckles? Only some geniuses could have come up with something that sounds so strange but looks so great.

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NYFW SS15: Style on ze Streets

Hi guys! Sorry I haven't posted in a while - moving apartments during fashion week was definitely not a good idea, but I'm trying my best to get you some recaps ASAP. In the meantime, feast your eyes on some good ol' street style and follow me on Instagram @madeinchicistan and @hirshleifers to keep up with all ze latest and greatest. Enjoy!

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