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Black & White & Suede All Over

Happy Friday, my gorgeous SSTers!  I hope that you’ve had a wonderful week that’s just as positive and fun as you are- at least according to me.  While most in the world of SST are familiar with Weekly Ensembles on Fridays, I’ve decided that our PinkBlush giveaway is the perfect time to mix up the media calendar to keep things interesting,  Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below!  Hope you enjoy. 🙂

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 PinkBlush top (also here), Ann Taylor LOFT jeans, Belt Unknown, Nine West heels, Kate Spade earrings

This amazing top from PinkBlush was perfect for a casual, warm, Winter day back near my hometown in Barrington, Illinois.  The black and white stripes are nothing short of classic, but the long shoulder and suede elbow patches build in a little trend into the look.  Because the cut is on the wider side, I stuck with straight leg jeans to tailor the overall style and show off some shape.  Since the shape also makes the top a bit more casual, I dressed up the look with black, suede, simple heels to match both the black stripes and the suede on the elbow patches.  Keeping accessories minimal and make-up fairly natural, I felt ready for a day exploring the village.  With this style, I let the top speak for the full outfit, rather than trying to overwhelm the eye with additional prints.  This is a look I’ll love for years to come.

We took these pictures at the gorgeous Barrington White House, a historic home in the center of Barrington that was just renovated to coincide with the town’s 150th anniversary.  With tasteful renovations that are true to the century old bones of the house, this home can now be rented out at any time for everything from weddings to meetings.  A potential Bridal Shower spot for next Spring?  I’d say so!

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I absolutely loved this comfortable, simple photo shoot.  My photographer was my incredibly talented mother and the sunshine / shadows let us take great pictures very quickly while I pranced around without a coat in the snow.  A HUGE thanks to my mom for stepping in as photographer while I was on my visit to Chicago!

Since the weekend is here (WE MADE IT, TEAM), this is a perfect time to remind you all about our PinkBlush Winter Giveaway!  There are three available ways to enter the giveaway, and you can enter all three ways if you’re interested.

  • Leave a comment on the original post sharing what piece you’d use the giveaway gift card for from the PinkBlush site 1 point
  • Follow SST via email using the right-hand panel for 2 points (enter “I followed” in the comment section below)
  • Follow @SemiSweetTooth on Instagram for 2 points (comment with your Insta handle below)
  • A winner will be randomly selected on the evening of December 11th!  In addition, ShopPinkBlush is offering 15% off with the code SEMISWEETTOOTH on their site.  As always, thank you so much for your support!



    How do you dress up a casual look?

    What are you most looking forward to in this upcoming weekend?  I have a busy weekend ahead with a dress fitting, a BBG meet-up workout, a Miami hockey game, and a wild, fun time with my mom coming to town for a week.  I can’t wait!

    Create a great life!

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