20 Years of Red Soles

To celebrate 20 years of red soles, Christian Louboutin launched a special edition 20th anniversary collection. As you can imagine coming from someone like Louboutin, this collection is over-the-top and statement worthy. However, some of the styles are even a little too much for me!

You be the judge…

PhotobucketRose Du Desert leather knee sandals

Seems like something Rihanna would try and pull off…and would ultimately fail.

PhotobucketPigalove patent-leather ballet flats

Seems like something Alexa Chung would try and pull off…and would succeed.

PhotobucketNeuron 120 suede cage sandals

These are actually pretty awesome. No complaints. Unfortunately I’m assuming a Kardashian already owns them…

PhotobucketIsolde 160 patent-leather sandals

I call these the Momsen. You know why.

PhotobucketArmadillo Bride 120 leather pumps

No armadillos were harmed in the making of these shoes. They’re kinda like Beetlejuice gone upscale, no?

PhotobucketUnzip Booty 100 suede sandals

If these were in black I’d be ALL OVER them.

PhotobucketHighness 160 Platform Peep Toe Heels

Beyonce can wear these while performing on stage, at a basketball game, or even running errands with baby Blue. These look like they’d be her “everyday shoe.”

If you could have just one pair from this 20th anniversary collection, which one would it be?

ChiCityFashion in the Pioneer Press

During fashion week in New York, I met with the lovely Meg Moore of the Pioneer Press to discuss all things fashion and Chicago. And today my interview is published in 19 of the Pioneer Press papers! I’m so thankful  to be included in something major like this (and being from the ‘burbs I’m quite familiar with these newspapers) so I hope you’ll check it out.


Click here to read the article online!

A special thank you to Amy Creyer for taking this photo during NYFW.

My Favorite Stores & Restaurants on Urbantag

Let’s be honest, my life revolves around fashion and food…and there’s nothing I love more than giving people restaurant and shopping recommendations in Chicago. So I was pumped to find out about this new website urbantag where I can share my favorite Chicago dining and shopping destinations in one place. Exciting news–the site launches TODAY!


See where you might find me about town on my urbantag page.

Brian Atwood Handbags on Gilt

Very exciting news about one of my favorite shoe designers (who also happens to be ridiculously good looking)–Brian Atwood!

Starting Wednesday, March 28th, Gilt.com will be the exclusive retailer for Brian Atwood’s brand new line of handbags.  Gilt will feature 4 main styles from the collection – the Carla, Theodora, Kate and the Iside – and  they will continue to be the exclusive retailer throughout the spring season of these gorgeous bags. Here’s a look at what’s to come…


The Carla is a basic envelope clutch that comes in a variety of materials and colors from black suede to color blocked snakeskin.


The Theodora is a miniaudiere hardcase constructed from inlayed enamel that’s the perfect statement bag; great for a cocktail party or black tie event.

These bags are exclusive to Gilt members so if be sure to join here, and don’t miss out on this sale beginning tomorrow at 11am ct. As always…happy shopping!

Currently Obsessing Over: Prada Flames

There is nothing I love more than a really unique pair of shoes. Whether they’re actually worn or just admired on a shelf, shoes are what make me the happiest. And the Prada flame heels are no exception.

So between the car prints and the flames, Prada Spring ’12 was a stand-out collection…especially the accessories. I was beyond thrilled when I found out that the shoes from the collection were actually made into production! When it comes to certain avant-garde accessories, they’re not always made into production or picked up by a store so it can be disappointing after waiting months for the piece to become available…and it never does.

But thankfully the fashion gods were on my side for Prada Spring ’12 and the flame heels are definitely happening. Take a look at some of my favorites from the collection…

PhotobucketPrada ‘Flower Tail Light’ Wedge

PhotobucketPrada Bow Tail Light Slide Sandal

PhotobucketPrada ‘Tail Light Flame’ Sandal

PhotobucketPrada Flame Wedge Sandal
(my #1 pick)

Are you into the Prada flames for Spring ’12? If they’re too much for you but you like the idea, try the thong sandals…perfect way to subtly incorporate some flames into your shoe collection (and an acceptable way to wear flip flops beyond the beach).