Wednesday, October 31, 2012



When I was a little girl, the only good thing about my birthday being over was that I got to start the countdown to my favorite holiday- Halloween. Not much has changed in height or holiday favorites since I was a kid, and I've always taken dressing up very seriously. I'm still traumatized from the year my mom ruined my Jasmine costume by making me wear a sweater in the 40 degree weather. But I digress.

This year I was being all adult-like (ew), and missed the chance to celebrate, but I still wanted to get in the spirit by sharing last year's Black Swan costume and makeup I made myself. Apologies in advance for the crappy quality, this was right before the birth of JUNCTURE. :)

The final product.

I bought feathers from Moonlight Feathers, who had extremely fast delivery and great costumer service. Using fabric glue, I placed each feather on a corset I purchased from Forever 21, and added in these dark mosaic squares from Michaels.

I bought a children's crown, painted it black, and added the mosaic tiles. I already had a black tutu (EVERYONE should own a tutu, but you can find a similar one on Amazon) and paired it with cheap black tights I didn't mind getting ruined.

Voila! Although tedious, it was pretty simple, and I've made it my mission to make my costume each year.

Pauly D and I!

Such fun makeup! (Can you spot Jess sneaking in?)

HAPPY HALLOWEEN to all of our readers! Hope it's a spooky one! ;)

xx Jill

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


We spent Friday afternoon in one of our favorite Chicago stores, Love and Pieces in Wicker Park, which you may remember from our previous visit and Jess's obsession with her druzy ring. Between catching up with the owner Michelle and picking up a few things, we got to check out their latest pieces and fall into some new obsessions. Get a glimpse into what they have in store below!

Pliers Bracelet - $46

Gold Bracelet - $68

Pyrite and Moonlight Labradorite Bracelets - $75

Plier Necklace (also available in gold) - $52

Small Bamboo Earrings - $25

Small Glitz Earrings - $25

Medium Beaded, Bamboo and Glitz Earrings - $28

Large Coil and Beaded Earrings - $30

Vintage Necklaces - call for prices

Trio Necklace - $55

Connected Necklace - $78

Locket Necklace - $55

Flower and a Pearl Necklace - $55
Pendant Necklace - $50
Peace Necklace - $55
Wishbone Necklace - $55
Moon Necklace - $55

Floral Necklace - $42
Pendants Necklace - $55
Button Necklace - $65
Cycle Necklace - $85

Industrial Necklace - $175

Teardrop Earrings - $95

Teardrop Earrings - $95

Coil Earrings - $36

Flower Rings - $60

Blue Bar Necklace - $45
Layers Necklace - call for price
Green Bar Necklace - $45

Small Pendulum Necklace - $40
Large Pendulum Necklace - $55

Framed Stone Rings - call for prices

Jess's favorite!
Skull Bracelet - $26

Jill's favorite!
Small Bar Earrings - $65
Large Bar Earrings - $70

And make sure you keep your eyes peeled for a collaboration we're working on. We can't wait to iron out the details and announce it!

XO Jess & Jill

Monday, October 29, 2012


Last week we shared our favorites from Elin Kling for Marciano and it will all be here this week! Head over to GUESS (605 N. Michigan Ave.) Thursday, November 1st ALL DAY to shop this very exclusive and anticipated collection! Some pieces have been selling out online already, so now is the time! Guess List members will received triple points and an exclusive gift with your purchase of $100 or more from the Elin Kling collection. You can make an appointment by giving GUESS a call at 312.440.9665 or just come on over!

How excited are you for this collection?!

XO Jess & Jill

Thursday, October 25, 2012


Whether you're only here for faux stuff or want the real deal, fur can be anything from a trim to a full-on piece. I picked up a faux fur vest from GUESS today and I am so excited about it, I'm wearing it right now. Yes, over my pajamas. Fur is a classic and can spruce up any outfit, and I think it makes any look so very chic. If you're hesitant about it, just go for it - it's fun nonetheless! And if you're not into fur at all, we even threw a no fur fur vest. Yeah, you heard right. 

What fur piece is your favorite?

XO Jess

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


Beautiful Wisconsin!

You couldn't have asked for a more beautiful Fall weekend than this past one. To take full advantage of the day, my boyfriend and I did a scenic road trip through Wisconsin. We set out for the Kettle Moraine Forest and fell in love! We're already making plans for a camping trip soon! We found some trails and took some time to take in the beauty that is only a couple hours away the hustle and bustle of Chicago.

Enough about Mother Nature, let's talk about what I was wearing! I posted about my new black and gold goodies last week, so I put them to good use! 

What are your plans for this Fall?

XO Jess

Monday, October 22, 2012


Elin Kling is a powerhouse from Sweden - model, fashion blogger, editor of her own style magazine, director and partner of the largest Swedish online fashion community - and she's not slowing down! Earlier this year, she was the first ever blogger to do a collaboration with H&M and now she's doing it again with Marciano!

Everything I would want in my closet - leather, sweater knits, black and white with a splash of color - is in this one capsule collection. I just had to share with our readers! If you can't wait, you can shop online now or you can wait until November 1st to see it in-store at GUESS (605 N. Michigan Ave.)!

Some of my favorite looks!

Now what I am saving up for? So much, so much!

Are you in love with this collection just as much as I am?!

XO Jess

Friday, October 19, 2012


Nothing says chic more than sporting a classic duo like black and gold. And since I've been a bit overly obsessed with this combo lately, I've picked up some pieces to pair with my favorite black and gold item - my druzy ring from Love and Pieces (1616 N. Damen Ave.).

Love and Pieces Druzy Ring (call for pricing - 773.278.1200)

Next up, my Marciano crossbody bag available at GUESS (605 N. Michigan Ave.). I love this type of handbags - they're convenient and quick to grab and go! If crossbody bags are not your thing but love this collection? You're in luck - it comes in a bowler bag and tote.

Marciano Beverly Crossbody Bag ($168.00)

And now my most recent purchase - I got these bad boys yesterday! These Sam Edelman boots have gold details for a military-esque look and I am loving it! 

Sam Edelman Penny Basto Crust Boot ($190.00) 

Do you love the black and gold combo? What's your favorite duo?

XO Jess

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