$495 – net-a-porter.com
$58 – allsaints.com
$955 – flannelsfashion.com
$295 – harveynichols.com
$150 – jildorshoes.com
$62 – nordstrom.com
$45 – backcountry.com
$195 – net-a-porter.com
$109 – didriks.com
Do you always gravitate to the same color? This is it for me. Thank goodness it works on brunettes. I’m loving the above swimsuit from J Crew, though I’d rather cut off a small appendage than put it on after the holidays. Seriously.
Now this is more like it! Throw this oversized cashmere beauty from Equipment on with some leggings or skinny jeans and the sins of overindulgence are washed away.
Tom Ford does everything right. Including this wallet-emptying perfume.
Love these Onyx and Amethyst Earrings from Bounkit.
Ridiculously indulgent, mildly impractical. But this vest from Barneys would be warm and toasty. Which DOES makes it practical. Kind of. Okay, I’m reaching. But it is sooo cold here!
Mulberry’s Petrol Snakeskin Printed Bayswater bag available at Stylebop. Sigh.
A cheeky little iPhone case from Tory Burch, on sale here.
I’ll admit it. I have a Lafco candle addiction. When you are done burning one completely, you can pop it in the freezer to get the remaining wax out and use the beautiful glass as a vase. How’s that for being green?
Crazy over Claus Porto’s Brise Marine shea butter soap, available here.
Dreamy suede pumps by Giuseppe Zanotti, on sale here.
And finally, the beautiful (and budget friendly!) Grand Stone bracelet from J Crew.
All images via me unless otherwise noted.
Last night, famous style photographer and blogger Scott Schuman of the Sartorialist visited the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago to give a talk and sign copies of his new book, Closer. The MCA was clearly unaware of his enormous popularity. The barely publicized event drew throngs of fashion and photography lovers all dressed to catch his eye (which made for fabulous people watching) and left hundreds of disappointed fans without books to buy (they sold out almost before it started – thank goodness I received one as a birthday gift from my super chic friend Samantha) and on a wait list to hear the talk. All were invited to stay for the book signing, and wait they did! Worries of blocked fire exits forced museum workers to move the most stylish single file line you’ve ever seen from one end of the museum to the other.
Luckily my friend Cynthia and I were at the front of the line for the signing as we were both wearing what my friend Kelley calls “five-minute shoes”. He was gracious and amusing, indulging enthusiasts who had questions or simply wanted to snap his photo.
The following are some of my favorite images from the book:
Today’s inspiration comes from the masculine shades found in winter’s austere landscape. Silvery grey, snow white, midnight and weathered teak meld with the warmth of deep mahogany, rich amber, camel, and espresso to create a sophisticated neutral palette in menswear and interiors.
Images via The Gifts of Life, Patterson Maker, and Pinterest.
If I could steal anyone’s entire wardrobe it would be Olivia Palermo’s. But it’s not just what she has, it’s her insane ability to put it all together. Palermo has mastered a two-thirds-uptown/one-third-downtown aesthetic that makes every look from casual to cocktail impossibly, enviably chic.
The cold November winds are blowing through Chicago, taking down leaves and leaving a serious chill in the air. Dressing for the elements and feeling stylish are not always synonymous, so I thought I would pass along some of my favorite outwear pieces and foul weather gear lines that look great and keep you warm and dry.
I love Helly Hansen. The Norwegian outwear company has been around for 132 years and it manufactures gear for sailors, skiiers, and all around adventurers who need serious protection from the elements. Truth be told, I use mine most often to walk the dog, but when that breathtaking wind whips off of the lake mid winter and the temperature goes subzero, it is an absolute necessity. The above Paris Parka looks like a great option, but you really should flip through the entire site as they offer many layers of warmth. Looking through the images will make you wish you were on the slopes, behind the helm, or summiting a mountain. Okay maybe not that last one.
Sorel makes ridiculously warm and very stylish boots for women, men, and children. You can find them on many online sites, but Zappos offers a myriad of styles (including both of the above) as well as free shipping and returns.
I have to admit that I am a little old-school and still wear the above L.L.Bean boots quite a bit (not quite as warm as the Sorels though).
If you are looking for a warm boot that reads a bit less outdoorsy, the fur lined Justine boot from Vince is a great option.
And those Vince boots would look amazing with this leather trimmed Zyta peacoat from Mackage.
Another great peacoat option (I cannot resist a great peacoat) is this shearling collared version from A.L.C. (one of my favorite clothing companies).
This insanely fabulous Faucon parka from Moncler has a nausea inducing price tag, but I swear Moncler makes some of the warmest – and definitely the most stylish – down jackets on the market.
The Moncler Clairy coat is simple but far from boring, comes in several beat-the-winter-blahs colors, and it’s half the cost of the Faucon. It also holds up beautifully on the slopes.
As long as we are on the Moncler subject, how fabulous are these shearling lined Zillertal boots?! Shoot me now. Or at least take away my wallet.
Almost as cute (and much easier on the bank account) is the MacAlister shearling wedge boot from JCrew.
Finally, don’t forget a cozy scarf! Love the pattern and size of this one from DVF.
This wide cashmere wrap from JCrew comes in a rainbow of colors, is relatively inexpensive, and will last you a lifetime. So what are you waiting for? Get shopping!