Amy and friend (and old neighbor!) Dan
Amy and I were neighbors in Chicago for only a short while, but we have maintained our long distance friendship over the years. Thank God for cell phones and Facebook! I so miss living in the same building, it was like having a sister just a few floors down to be able to talk fashion, decor, you name it...
3 years later Amy and her husband Brad are now in the suburbs of Chicago raising a rowdy and BEYOND gorgeous son Marco. Amy is the type of girl that always looks perfect without trying too hard. She is timeless and chic and just knows how to incorporate trends into her wardrobe that keep her looking current but not too trendy.
Amy, thank you for participating! Even though I know you well, it was fun to read your answers! And now, here is a look into what inspires The Huntress...
What is your "uniform" or items in your closet you go to the most?
I love leggings, jean leggings or the J. Crew Pixie pant with riding boots and a longer sweater/top. I definitely don't like to wear jeans now that I am chasing a toddler around, I found them so uncomfortable!!!!
What is your favorite beauty/fashion splurge?
I recently did the Keratin straightening process to my hair and it has literally changed my life :) It use to take me 35-40 mins to blow my hair out and now it only takes me about 5-10 mins tops!!! Plus now I can do my hair sleep on it and wear it down again for up to two more days without re-washing/blow drying !!! On top of being so much easier the condition of my hair has improved too it has never looked so shiny and healthy. My hubby is equally as thrilled because I can get ready so much faster and without any hair meltdowns! It was not cheap but it's the best money I've EVER spent on a beauty treatment hands down. I HIGHLY recommend it to anyone with wavy/curly hair.
What is your favorite budge beauty/fashion item?
Beauty wise I would have to say CoverGirl Lash Blast Volume mascara, it is by far the best I have ever used. It doesn't clump and makes your lashes go on forever! Plus it only costs around $6.00!!! For fashion it's F21 all the way, I have found some amazing pieces there that look great and don't cost a fortune!
I have to credit Melanie for my F21 obsession she introduced it to me years back when we both lived in Chicago, thanks Mel!!!!
That's a hard one...but I would have to say Olivia Palermo from The City. First, let me say I don't particularly care for her but her style is to DIE for!!! I adore how she mixes vintage and new pieces to make truly amazing looks!!! I am also obsessed with her vintage jewelry collection, I have several pieces of my Grandmothers and they are my FAVS!!!
Who inspires you the most?
I would have to say all the fantastic mothers I know especially my Mom! They have taught me how to be a good mom to my son and I get strength and knowledge from them everyday! Being a mother is the hardest and most rewarding thing I have ever done and could not do it without the love and support of my amazing Mom and my wonderful mom friends! xoxoxo
As someone who loves home decor so much, do you feel that fashion and interiors go hand in hand?
You know I have never really thought about this before but I definitely see a correlation between the two for me personally. My fashion style and home decor style are a fusion between old and new. My home and closet both veer towards the more traditional side but with a modern twist. For example I love Forever 21 for trendy pieces but often pair them with vintage jewelry and bags.
What item in your closet will you never part with?
The necklace my Grandmother gave me on my twenty-first birthday, I have never taken it off since she gave it to me! I always get a million complements on it and I have never really seen anything else like it!
What is your favorite trend this season?
I am really loving leg warmers with tall boots (I know this was in last year too) it is perfect for Chicago winters and looks cute too!
For evening I love, love, love off he shoulder tops/dresses--it's a sexy look without being over the top.
Anything special on your Christmas list?
Not really we just had to purchase a new car so that's my gift this year!!!!
What has been your favorite purchase for your son Marco (clothing wise)
Definitely the new Ugg boots my parents just bought for him! They have made this winter so much easier to deal with. Instead of searching for his socks and shoes I can just throw on his Ugg boots and we are out the door. I think he has worn them everyday since we got them.