I’m obviously obsessed with Nikes. Well you can go right ahead and add patterns to my list of obsessions.
The more patterns in an outfit, the better. Be it on your shirt, your socks, your shoes, heck– even your underwear!
This past weekend, I wandered around the beautifully hectic New York City and snapped tons of patterned photos.
So there you have it, patterns in the Big Apple and patterns on my big apple!
Scaffolding on The Plaza, Ninja Turtles, row after row of tulips, polka dots, and fish on a wall.
ohh baby, baby– it’s a patterned world!
My favorite part of Detroit is all of the colors– it’s the home of street art.
Each building has a million stories to tell and there are a million different ways to interpret them.
I thought I’d wear some art on one of my Carhartt jean jackets much like the buildings wearing art in Detroit.
See how you can make these fabric applique flowers yourself HERE.
sweet, sweet Texas…
There’s nothing like sipping on lemonade by a lake.
I was just in Fredericksburg for a dear friend’s wedding.
A big group of us stayed in a quaint little cottage right off the main street downtown.
Picturesque doesn’t even begin to describe it.
We went on a day long wine tour, ate some great Texan food, and soaked up the warm weather.
I’m beyond obsessed with the Tokyo sky highs from the fashion week collection.
I saw the sneakers in a whole new light while I was down south.
When I first bought them, I loved how sci-fi they looked.
In Texas, I started seeing how the shoe has some nature-like aspects to it as well.
The robin’s egg blue on the tongue is a dead give away.
But when I saw the shoe sitting next to a morpho butterfly, I couldn’t help but see the similarities.
The nude, canvas material has a very earthy quality about it as well.
I now affectionately refer to my Tokyo sky highs as my morpho shoes.
It’s amazing that a sneaker can seem so science fiction in one setting and so natural in another.
Ladies, ladies, Chicago ladies.
You have to get your bum down to the Nike store in Lincoln Park.
It’s time to see London, Paris, Milan, Tokyo, and New York City in sneaker form.
They were designed for the fashion capitals of the world just in time for fashion week.
Take a close look at each pair.
Paris is covered in a spring-ish tweed with a golden swoosh.
New York is a silver toned reptilian print with pony hair panels and patent leather.
London’s fabric is a very tactile green and red plaid. (I got a pair and I’m so excited to mix a million patterns with them!)
Milan is fashioned after classic luggage styles with crocodile leather.
Tokyo, my favorite, has a sci-fi flair to it with gorgeous holographic panels on nude colored canvas.
(I also got a pair of the Tokyo’s and I am SO stoked to put some great outfits together!!)
If you’re in the Chicago area, don’t miss out on your chance to grab a pair of these exclusive sky high sneaker wedges for yourself.
What was intended to be a cross-country ski trip turned into a snowshoeing experience.
Turns out, when you’re as clumsy as I am, wearing shoes that make your feet bigger isn’t a good game plan.
It was a fun trip full of wine, pie, and snow. When winter feels like it just won’t go away, you might as well embrace it.
I’m a firm believer that the sneaker wedge is the perfect concert-going shoe.
It’s comfortable and gives you a few inches of lift to see above the people standing in front of you.
All you short girls know what I’m talking about. and VIVA CHICAGO! a wonderland of concerts and live music!
Oregon is beautiful and breathtaking.
During my trip to Portland, I made the short trip to Multnomah Falls.
Few things are as therapeutic as standing directly in front of a waterfall, soaking wet from waterfall juice.
My new Liberty of London Sky Highs fit right into the environment with all of the colors and grungy textures.
Gritty beauty is my favorite. Give me rocks and vibrant moss over brand new Prada purses and Kate Spade’s any day.
I’ve been in Portland for 9 days now, and I haven’t even scratched the surface of all that is this great city.
As you may well know, Nike headquarters is right outside of Portland in Beaverton.
I was lucky enough to get my hands on a pass to the employee store…and I went a little nuts.
I’ll be traveling home with 4 new pairs of sneaks and a few other goodies.
Portland is a stellar city. Go there if you get a chance.
Drink some great beer, eat some tasty food, and be sure to bring a good rain jacket.
Hey there Chicago girls– it’s our lucky sneaker day!
NTC in Lincoln Park is now open! (That stands for Nike Training Club.)
It’s a giant Nike store for women that also offers classes and running clubs to the ladies in the neighborhood. How cool is that?!
If you’re free tonight, swing by from 6pm-8pm for a running group led by Nike trainer, Marie Purvis.
If not, check it out in the future. You’ll love it, I swear.
I stopped in yesterday and picked up this beautiful pair of Nike Skyhigh Dunks with the beautiful Liberty of London print.
Happy Valentine’s Day to me!