1: Moncler // 2: Armani Exchange // 3. Moncler // 4: H&M // 5: Mackage // 6: Zara // 7: Canada Goose // 8: Mackage // 9: Canada Goose
If you live in Chicago, you must own a down parka to survive the winter. Here are a few options that will keep you warm and chic throughout the season. A few things to consider when making your decision: length, function v. aesthetic, hood with fur, fill, fit, and price. There are so many great looking puffer coats available now – it’s beyond that puffy sleeping bag look! The warmest option will include real down, a hood with real fur trim (to reduce the wind), and mid-length keeping that bum covered. From the above, I have the Canada Goose – Kensington, #7. It’s incredibly warm and functional. I currently have my eye on the the Mackage – Jada Maxi, #8. I feel I need something just a bit longer for those harsh windy days, which he have frequently in Chicago. Stay warm!
shirt: c/o Tobi // scarf: Dior // pants: Armani Exchange // bag: COS // shades: Prada // shoes: Gucci
It’s starting to feel like spring in Chicago and I couldn’t be happier! I’m loving all the trends happing now: oversized, off-the-shoulder fit, embroidery, and saturated hues to name a few. This shirt from Tobi is a stylish update to your everyday button-down. I like the relaxed, yet structured fit and longer length – it’s like wearing your husband’s shirt. Prefect and on trend for the warmer weather ahead!
scarf: Gucci similar // shirt: Zara // shades: Céline //pants: Armani Exchange // bag: Barneys New York // sneakers: Miu Miu
I’m really loving all the oversized sleeves I’m seeing everywhere right now. Volume, texture, and flow are always a fun way to add interest to a look. I picked up this long-sleeved tee at Zara a few weeks ago. It adds just the right amount of fun to a casual look. What are some of your favorite Spring trends?
sweater: IRO // pants: Armani Exchange // bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim similar // shades: Céline // boots: Prada
It’s been a pretty mild fall in Chicago – warmer temps and there are still green leaves on the trees! I’ve been able to layer different knits and I’ve just started wearing boots and sweaters. I love the large knit and texture of this sweater from IRO. It’s just the right amount of warmth, and look at those extra long sleeves! What are some of your favorite knits and sweaters this season?
A few items to make that transition away from summer and into fall less painful!
top: Zara // Chanel // Gucci
bottom: Diptyque // A.P.C. // Armani Exchange
jacket: Vince // pants: Armani Exchange // bag: Barneys New York // scarf: Banana Republic similar // shades: Prada // loafers: Gucci
While I love summer and it’s my favorite time of year, I do look forward to wearing layers as the weather cools down. I picked up this cropped jacket over the weekend and can’t wait to add it into my fall routine. I love the clean line and subtle texture it has; it’s easily dressed up or down with jeans and heels or loafers. What are some of you favorite go-to pieces in-between seasons?
dress: Armani Exchange // bag: COS similar // shoes: Vince Camuto // shades: Prada
I love the clean lines and deep v-neck on this shift dress. We will be attending a wedding in Croatia soon, and I thought this would be a great dress to wear to the rehearsal dinner. It’s classic, comfortable and has just the right about of sass!
top: Zara similar // pants: Armani Exchange // scarf: Banana Republic similar // shades: Prada // loafers: Gucci // bag: Gucci
An all-black look is a no brainier. It’s chic, effortless, and easy to put together. So why not add a touch of gold for a pop of color and excitement, you know?! I’ve been wearing more scarves these past few weeks, too. It’s a perfect summer hair solution for short hair and adds some texture to any look.
coat: Uniqlo // shades: Marc by Marc Jacobs // turtleneck: Uniqlo // pants: Armani Exchange // shoes: Merona // bag: Barneys New York
I love the clean A-line shape and high collar of this coat that I picked up last week at the Uniqlo pre-opening event. It’s the perfect addition to my fall wardrobe and it’s a soft blend of cashmere and wool. As much as I dislike colder weather, I do enjoy the heavier textures, colors and accessories that go along with it.
dress: Armani Exchange // ring: Anjolee – diamond eternity // bag: COS // shoes: Vince Camuto // earrings: Tiffany & Co.
A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to create a custom ring through Anjolee. They are an online jewelry retailer offering customized pieces, made from diamonds, precious metals and gemstones. I was excited to look through all of their jewelry, and decided on this diamond eternity ring. All of their pieces can be customized according to preference of diamond, gemstone quality, carat size and metal. I submitted my ring size and gemstone preference (diamond/cz). My experience with Anjolee was wonderful and the whole process took just a couple of weeks for my made-to-order ring to arrive at my doorstep.
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