Tales From Chi City Closet

In most interviews I’ve done, a common question I get asked is “what’s your favorite item in your closet?” Now, this is a tough one to answer. It could be something I wear the most, an item I stare at quite often but rarely wear, or even a piece with an interesting story. Although it’s difficult to pin-point just one item I love most, I tend to give answers that incorporate a story. It gives these possessions more depth and really shows people that fashion isn’t about having a bunch of designer stuff and showing it off. And that’s where we’re going in today’s post.

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Chi City Closet: Cleaning Out For Fall

Good bye cut-offs, hello Markus Lupfer sweaters…it’s [almost] time for Fall. Technically the new season doesn’t start until September 22 but it doesn’t hurt to start the wardrobe transition now, right?

As per usual, I listed a bunch of items from my closet with eDrop-Off…and I wanted to give YOU the opportunity to bid. Hope you enjoy shopping my closet!

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Chi City Closet: Spring Cleaning

When I put my mind to something I don’t stop until it’s done, which was evident in my spring cleaning bonanza that occurred over the weekend. From clearing out junk drawers to transitioning my spring wardrobe (and everything in between) it feels good to be organized. The best feeling though…is when I purge my closet.

Every month I consign a few things here and there with eDrop-Off but every 4-6 months is when I do my major closet overhaul…which everyone can benefit from! Want to shop Chi City Closet? You can do so below…

PhotobucketTwelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent Dark Blue Silk Strapless Maxi Dress

I absolutely love this dress but I’m just not a strapless person! Looks great with a chunky necklace.

PhotobucketTed Baker Multicolor Tie Dye Silk Racerback Maxi Dress

My rule of thumb is if I’ve had it for a year and never wore it–it’s time to go! Been a year. Never wore this Ted Baker dress. Now it can be yours.

PhotobucketTed Baker Multicolor Floral Print Pleated Mini Skirt

I’m not currently into skirts, so I hope you are! :)

PhotobucketMissoni for Target Multicolor Open Knit & Sheer Panel Sweater

I got some great wear out of this guy over the winter (I even wore it on House of Consignment) so now it’s time to let it go to a new Missoni x Target obsessed home.

PhotobucketMichael Kors Orange Square Frame Sunglasses MK S523

I bought these at Henri Bendel my first time in New York (and when Bendels still carried clothing). I love ‘em but I have so many sunglasses, I had to give up at least one pair.

PhotobucketKaren Zambos Black Sheer Sleeveless Cape Overlay Top NEW

Bought to wear with a pair of pants I already consigned…oops!

PhotobucketCatherine Malandrino Black Silk Wood And Gold Beaded Front Dress

This dress is super flattering and really cool on. But…it’s been over a year and I haven’t worn it (since eDrop-Off’s Find Your Fit Seminar in 2010).

PhotobucketBCBGeneration Royal Blue Knit Sleeveless Romper

Love the color. Just not my cut for a romper.

Photobucket525 America Black Knit Button Front Half Length Sweater Jacket

I’ve had this for well over a year (possibly even 3 or 4) and I may have worn this once. Really comfortable and super soft; it’s an overall great black jacket.

PhotobucketSeneca Rising Green & Multicolor Floral Sleeveless Back Zip Dress

I loved wearing this with my cropped leather jacket and tights or leggings, but I wore that outfit too much and ran out of ideas. Now…it’s yours!

PhotobucketSara Berman Black Leather Studded Shorts

Impulse buy on The Outnet…never got around to wearing them!

PhotobucketAlthea Harper Tan & Brown Open Front Blazer Jacket

Althea was one of the finalists on season 6 of Project Runway and I’ve been a huge supporter of her designs ever since. I LOVE this blazer (the quality is unreal) but I NEVER wear tan (except here, opening up my first pair of Louboutins) so I had to give it up.

And now for the shoes. To be honest, I had to just pick the shoes in my closet I wore the least (or not at all) because it was over flowing and I had to get it organized. Hope you’re an 8!

PhotobucketShoemint Wine Purple Suede Platform Wedge Pauline Booties
(never been worn!)

PhotobucketPour la Victoire Black Snakeskin Lace Up Open Toe Rima Heels

PhotobucketJeffrey Campbell Havana Last Animal Print Pony Hair Wedge Booties


Hope you’ll find a piece you love from Chi City Closet!

Chi City Closet: Latch Collection Bracelet

I think it’s obvious by now that I have a sick obsession with neon. Mix that with a local designer who creates handmade bright and fun bracelets? It’s Latch Collection by Laura Jastram…how can you not love it.

When it comes to jewelry, I love to layer. The more the merrier, right? This piece is a statement on its own, but it’s still fun to mix it up and wear with my watch and a few other simpler bracelets.

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Latch Collection bracelets also make a great gift for the holidays. Who wouldn’t want a neon addition to their arm party? Visit Latch Collection on Etsy for more info.