February 18, 2019

french feeling

[ Sweater: Sézane | Jeans: Levi's | Booties: Marc Fischer | Bag: Zara | Scarf: J.Crew Factory (also love this and this one) | Lips: Revlon 'Wine With Everything' ]

Photos taken at The Langham by Ali Stone

Sézane is a brand that has been on my radar for a while.  Their craftsmanship and timelessness combined with their luxurious materials and rich color palette result in the ultimate cool girl French style.  After oogling over their pieces online for months and visiting their store when we were in Paris, I decided their classic Dwee jumper was going to be my first investment piece from the brand.  I settled on the Raspberry color as it would be unique to my wardrobe and a welcomed warm hue during the cold winter months (but would gladly accept it in every other color!).  I love having a piece so covetable in my closet - I look forward to getting the chance to wear it.  Next on my radar is the Sam jumper.  Both the Blood Orange and Sage colors are to die for!  

And what better way to play up a French brand than with a silk neckerchief?!  I'm really loving this combination of powder blue and raspberry as of late!

xo, Annelise

February 5, 2019

gray days

[ Coat: J.Crew (similar here and here) | Hat: Forever 21 (similar) | Bag: Mango (also love this and this one) | Boots: Steve Madden | Turtleneck: J.Crew Factory | Jeans: J.Crew Factory | Lips: Kat Von D 'Outlaw' ]

Photos taken by Ali Stone in River North

Winter in Chicago can be pretty unbearable.  Between the ridiculously cold temps and the dreary sunless skies, the months between December and April feel like they last forever.  I like to add excitement to this incredibly gray season by adding a fun pop of color to my outerwear.  Red is one of my favorite ways to achieve this because I like doing a coordinating bright lip along with it!  I love the combination of cherry red with heathered gray shown here, but I think this red would also look amazing with a camel coat and top.

Also, can we talk about the proper spelling for the word 'gray'??  Grammatical enforcer here!  I personally have always spelled it with an 'a' because that's how the word sounds.  While both are correct, spelling it with an 'a' is more common in the US while spelling it with an 'e' is the norm in the UK.  How do you spell it?

xo, Annelise

January 3, 2019


[ Coat: SheIn c/o | Turtleneck: J.Crew Factory | Jeans: Madewell | Boots: Stuart Weitzman | Bag: DeMellier | Beanie: Halogen | Sunglasses: Forever 21 ]

Photos taken outside Frank Lloyd Wright's William Fricke House in Oak Park

Happy 2019!  Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and fun NYE!  We spent most of the holiday break relaxing with family, and it was just what we needed!  

I got out of pajamas and into regular clothes one of those days and visited my friend and her adorable baby in the suburbs.  I received this fun coat from SheIn right before the holidays and have been wearing it non-stop.  It's made of super soft, great-quality material, and the pattern is a really unique addition to my closet full of solid coats (it also comes in black and check plaid).  It's not lined so it's best suited for fall and early winter, but I plan to layer it over heavy sweaters and vests to keep it useful in the dead of winter.

Also, it wouldn't be my first post of the new year if I didn't share my resolutions! 
(see past resolutions here, here and here)

MORE COOKING // I'm setting a goal of trying 2 new recipes a month in an effort to expand my horizons and better my cooking skills.

SOCIAL MEDIA CLENSE // I check instagram WAY too much, and I have a bad habit of doing it a lot at my desk during the workday.  My goal this year is 'no instagram'at my desk', and I'm hoping that lessens my addiction a bit.

READ MORE // I really love reading, so I'm going to try and finish one book a month this year.  Would love any book recommendations!

LIMIT SPENDING // Last year I did a no spending cleanse in February, meaning I didn't buy any material items for myself and also limited luxury spending like coffees, manicures, taxis, etc, and it felt REALLY GOOD!  This year I want to ramp up my saving, so I'm going to try and follow those guidelines every other month.

What are your new years resolutions?

xo, Annelise

December 28, 2018

out - in

[ click on any of the photos above to be directed to the original post! ]

2018 was a trying year for Fairly Yours.  I shared some high highs - our travels to France and Mexico, excelling at some wardrobe challenges - as well as some low lows like my break from blogging and a major slow down in my posting schedule.  While this year's recap is quite literally every post I made in 2018, I'm proud of these posts and that I put my heart into them rather than just posting to be consistent.  

2019 has a lot in store already (travels to Seattle, China, Japan, Toronto, Colorado and Mexico...just to name a few, family weddings and potentially buying a home) and I will continue to share on Fairly Yours as the inspiration strikes me!

Click below to see past round ups:

xo, Annelise