Posted on April 18, 2014
Calling all fashionistas! Alice + Olivia just opened a brand new store on Michigan Avenue. As a long time Alice + Olivia fan, I am particularly excited about this. This is their 13th store in the US, and the 1,000 sq. ft. store has officially opened its doors today. The new boutique is adorned with a mural on the celling, original artwork designed by Stacey Bendet, brass fixtures and vintage furniture – a juxtaposition of Mid-century meets opulent finishes with strategically placed pops of color! With neighbors like Louis Vuitton, Chanel. and Gucci, they are definitely in good company. Have you checked out their playful, new boutique yet?
Alice + Olivia, 919 North Michigan Avenue. Phone: 312.273.1254
Posted on April 16, 2014
I didn’t always realize this, but Shopbop has a great sale section. The only downside? It can be a little overwhelming to go through. This is why I picked my favorites for you to shop!
Happy sale shopping!
1. Ruched Black Dress. 2. Trench Coat. 3. Gray Skinny Jeans. 4. Black Romper. 5. White Lace Dress. 6. Draw String Silk Pants. 7.Lobster Sweater. 8. Leather Sweat Pants. 9. Peplum Top. 10. Green Jumpsuit.
Posted on April 15, 2014
Chic comfort is the name of the game, and lately, I am all about it. During the week, I pack as much into every single day as possible, and the night usually ends with an event. While I love my fast paced life, I use the weekends to slow down and take a step back. This also means giving my feet a break from my beloved wedges and strappy Jimmy Choo sandals that I never seem to take off. My weekend style is casual, but never sloppy. I layer to the extreme, throw on zippered sweats, and a great pair of sneakers to run to brunch, or the farmers market, a meeting…wherever the day takes me. Wearing head to toe black is a no-brainer for me. However, Spring is just starting to peak its head around the corner, so out come the pops of color. My personal favorite right now is a bright solar blue pair by Adidas, called the Energy Boost 2.0., which you can easily pick up for yourself at Finish Line. They happen to match my favorite spring jacket, which makes it that much sweeter.
Photos: Kohl Murdock
Energy Boost 2.0, c/o Adidas and Finish Line.
Posted on April 15, 2014
Jimmy Choo had me temporarily hypnotized when I first laid eyes upon this bag. His bags and shoes have a fun, but polished esthetic that we could all use a little more of in our wardrobe. Choo decided it was about time to release a capsule collection based off of their Rodeo Drive store, and it embodies LA hype. Based off of his original plastic flap clutch, a big pair of red lips are now splashed across the front for an added punch. If this isn’t your new going out essential, I am at a loss for words.
Candy Clutch. Jimmy Choo, $1,095.00. JimmyChoo.com
Posted on April 13, 2014
Collecting hair tips has become dangerously close to a hobby of mine for the last few months as I keep switching up my braids and buns for messy waves and high ponytails. I recently read an excerpt from an interview with hair guru Rebekah Forecast, named as an ELLE “hair genius,” who primps Amber Heard, Miranda Kerr, Adriana Lima, and Emily Mortimer just to name a few.
To get that beachy, bedhead look, she squeeze dries damp hair with a blow dryer on a low heat setting. She then uses Bumble & Bumble surf spray to add texture, and curls random pieces with a curling iron to define and refine ends.
Only have five minutes? If you already have product in your hair, wet it down a little. This helps to rejuvenate what is already in your hair, and you will be able to restyle in no time.
With the lazy days of summer close in sight, these tips can help you stay messily polished even in the 100 degree heat headed our way…or so we hope.
Posted on April 10, 2014
Posted on April 9, 2014
Posted on April 9, 2014
BaubleBar has officially won over my heart. Show off your homegrown pride with this chic necklace, which features a simple and streamlined state-shaped pendant. Too cute to pass up, I would layer this dainty piece with some thicker chains and keep it simple with a solid color. Originality is key for me, and this piece has it all.
Posted on April 8, 2014
There is not a lot Nicole Richie hasn’t done. She shaved her eyebrows off when she was 11, had a hit reality show, and now is one of the top fashion icons…all while still saving time to tend to her at home garden. This past weekend at the Lucky Mag weekend, I found out that she wears dresses because her daughter loves it, and it was also her daughters request that she dye her hair lilac. While Richie looks like a princess in the eyes of her daughter, she showed up to FABB looking nothing short of glam rock. The piece that grabbed my attention? Her over-sized Givenchy floral blazer. Can’t afford to drop a cool $3,000? No problem. Here are some other floral options perfect for Spring!