Friday, April 18, 2014

Chicago welcomes ETRO!

Etro opens today at Fashion Outlets of Chicago
Another European brand, Etro, has made its way to Chicago. I just love how the fashion scene here is growing and expanding to include so many fabulous international designers. This high-end Italian retailer, known for it gorgeous Paisley prints, will sell both men’s and women’s ready-to-wear plus textiles, home d├ęcor, and perfumes. I love the fact that it’s an outlet store as I’m always after a good designer bargain. However don’t let that put you off as Fashion Outlets doesn’t feel like a typical outlet but much more like a luxury mall! HAPPY SHOPPING!

Opening today at Fashion Outlets of Chicago, 5220 Fashion Outlets Way, Rosemont, IL 60018

Thursday, April 17, 2014

REAL v DEAL…mcqueen v topshop

REAL: ‘De Manta’ large studded leather tote, $958, by Alexander McQueen at
DEAL: Daisy cutout tote bag, $76, by Topshop at Nordstrom.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


LORD & TAYLOR announces its Friends & Family sale, from now through Monday, April 21st, in-store and online.

FRENCH CONNECTION sale from April 17th to April 21st, save 25% off all online and in store orders while using code S14EASTER.

AZEEZA, SS14 collection release and sale

Thursday, April 10, 2014

H&M Conscious Exclusive spring 2014

Out today is H&M’s third ‘Conscious Exclusive’ collection made from sustainable materials. Already spotted on stars like as Michelle Williams, Ginnifer Goodwin and Sophia Bush, this range isn’t just eco-friendly it’s also incredibly stylish, woohoo!!! so it’s a win win!
Lace A-line dress, $249; shoulder piece made of recycled plastic beads, $149.

Silk-blend Kimono Dress $69.95.

Shoulder piece made of recycled plastic beads, $149; woven T-shirt made with 100% organic silk, $59.95; organic leather skirt, $199.

RIGHT: Silk Dress $199; 2-pack Bracelets $24.95, Beaded Shoulder Bag $69.95, Embroidered Leather Sandals $149. LEFT: Crinkled Cotton Blouse $34.95; Embroidered Pants $129.

Ruffle-shouldered top, $49.95; 2-pack Bracelets $24.95; Embroidered Pants $129.

Large Clip-on Earrings $17.95; dark navy organza jacquard dress, $299; embellished mules, $149.

Lace dress with T-shirt body, $549; flat organic leather shoes, $99.

RIGHT: Large Clip-on Earrings $17.95; Ruffled Georgette Blouse $49.95; Embroidered Shorts $49.95. LEFT: Embroidered Cotton Vest $69.95; Wide-leg Satin Pants $49.95.

Ruffled Dress in Lyocell Blend $59.95; Leather Waist Belt $59.95; Silk-blend Shorts $49.95.

Available online and at select H&M stores.

Monday, April 07, 2014


I think Jennifer’s black platform heels are too clunky for this dress. I’d go for a more feminine pair and something lighter. Why not even try a floral print, which is a big trend this spring. Also if you love the fullness of the Dior skirt just add one or even two petticoats underneath.

CLOCKWISE: Sleeveless tie belt gown, $495, by Aidan Mattox at Neiman Marcus. ‘Nouveau’ floral print python heel, $625, by Stuart Weitzman at Neiman Marcus. Sleeveless tie belt cocktail dress, $285, by Aidan Mattox at Neiman Marcus. ‘Hangisi’ jeweled heel, $985, by Manolo Blahnik at Nordstrom.

Thursday, April 03, 2014

REAL v DEAL…kors v topshop

REAL: Mandarin lizard-print leather peep-toe ankle strap heels, $175, by MICHAEL Michael Kors
DEAL: ‘Roar Tiger’ heels, $85, by Topshop.

Friday, March 28, 2014


Photographer: Jennifer Avello
Stylist: Jessica Moazami
Model: Brooke at Factor Women
Hair & make-up: Paula Heckenast
Trilby hat by Mosley and Hatt London. Multicolor striped knit pull over, $595, by Jason Wu available at Neiman Marcus. Bangles by H&M. Plum skirt by Tibi.

Red knit pull over, $1650, by Dior at Neiman Marcus. Ring by H&M. Black and white heart print jeans, $430, by Stella McCartney available at Neiman Marcus.

Red felt sunglasses, $12.99, by Xhilaration available at Target. Lime green jacket, $445, by Hugo Boss at Bloomingdales. Zebra print knit sweater, $325, by Rebecca Taylor at Bloomingdales. Gold chain necklace by Michael Kors. Tweed piped pocket shorts, $795, Jason Wu available at Neiman Marcus.

Black and white striped sweatshirt, $465, by Christopher Kane at Neiman Marcus. Army green cropped silk cargo trousers, $375, by Haute Hippie at Neiman Marcus. Leather cuff by Vince Camuto. Shoes by Forever 21.

Big Thank You to Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdales on Michigan Ave for lending me the beautiful clothes.