Feeling Sporty?

All right babes, I am starting off Spring with a must-have piece in your wardrobe. There's a jacket of choice that has a sporty silhouette: Say hello to the varsity jacket. Compared to the overly baggy varsity jacket we wore in high school, the updated version is leaner throughout the body and less bulky in the arms.

Why I love the varsity jacket

Because I can grab it and go. I love a good blazer, but sometimes I feel like its too serious for my 'running errands' or 'meeting a friend for lunch' look. Although it gives me an authleisure look, I don't have to be in my sneakers.

How you can wear it

I styled my varsity jacket with my distressed patchwork jeans, and a silk slip cami and black pumps. Other days I have worn it with my skinny jeans, a white tee and black booties. If you really want to take it to the next level, I think it would be darling with a skirt. Wear the varsity jacket with this gold pleated skirt, a silk slip cami and strappy sandals and you are golden.

The varsity jacket can be found at Sanem's. Jacket runs true to size - I am wearing a small. Call the shop to place your order at 708.524.5450 or visit me at 134 N Oak Park Avenue in Oak Park.

XO, Sanem

From fashion to fork


Whether you're hanging out with the girls or your special love, shower them with sweets this Valentine's Day. My simple recipe will save you time in the kitchen and more time to play.

I have partnered up with my babe, Lauren Kelp who is the queen of anything entertaining to bring you one of my easiest dessert recipes. Its just a few ingredients and no more than 20 minutes, you will have such a delightful sweet treat. Click the link to check out my recipe. Buon Appetito!

Invest in the Vest


With Autumn in the air I can't help but think of one thing - LAYERS. When the temps start to fall and the leaves start to change color I get so excited. We can layer with many different garments, but I'm particularly in love with the vest trend.

Think of this piece as an accessory to your outfit just like you would a necklace. It's the last thing you put on. Whether you are running errands or headed to a work meeting this piece has got you covered.

Let's talk about the vest I have on. It's one of my favorites. When shopping for a vest look for a tailored style, something very clean and simple. Opt for a neutral color and try to get one that has a weight to the fabric. This vest is very versatile. Its one of my newest arrivals at my boutique, Sanem's. Here are some ways I styled it.

Casual: Pair the vest with your favorite pair of jeans. Since the vest is on the longer side, go with a more tailored jean - A skinny or a straight leg. Wear a light weight sweater and slip into a pair of booties and you're set.

Athleisure: If you want to wear your workout wear all day, this is your look. Wear it the right way and you get a medal. Think of the occasion and be sure to balance the outfit accordingly.

Example, don't pair a vintage jacket with your yoga pants and remember to keep the look simple.

Wear a pair of black leggings. Make sure your leggings are opaque. Slip into a basic white tee or a long sleeve knit and layer your vest over it. Put on your sneakers. Here are two of my picks:

Toms or Nike. Your outfit is ready for the gym and everything else.

Dressy: Wear your favorite LBD. Make sure you choose one that is fitted or tailored.

Layer your dress with the vest. Wear a long necklace to fill the chest. This one by Stella & Dot is my go-to.

A classic black pump completes the simple, yet chic look.

Get my look from my boutique, Sanem's. Love it, but can't get to the boutique? Call me at 708.524.5450 and I'll send it to you.

Happy Shopping!