But It’s On Sale…

How is it that “but it’s on sale” can justify almost anything? Those Alaia boots are half off (meaning they’re still $1,100 and you haven’t paid rent this month) or those Miu Miu glitter booties from 3 years ago were “a great investment.” I’ve heard it all, I’ve said it all myself but it’s time to get realistic about what to buy and what not to buy when it comes to sales. And it’s perfect timing because one of my favorite sales just started…

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It’s Time For Spring…

Spring ad campaigns that is. Ironically it’s -14 degrees here in Chicago right now so looking at pretty Spring clothes is just what the doctor ordered.

So, out with the old. In with the new. Let’s see what happens when models + photographers + expensive clothing get together for the SS14 ad campaigns.

mulberry spring 2014 ad campaign

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Chi City’s Most Stylish: Shannon Jamar Eaton

When you come across one of the best dressed guys in Chicago and he just so happens to live by the motto “chivalry is not dead,” you can’t help but be intrigued by this person, right?

Well I found that person and he has many names, is a jack of all trades but most importantly, he has killer style.

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Line For “Less” Pierre Balmain

If you’ve ever wanted to buy Balmain, but can’t afford a $12,000 jacket, you’re in luck because the brand has now created a line for “less”–Pierre Balmain. A contemporary level collection, Pierre Balmain has the same edginess you love about Balmain but it’s definitely more toned down.

Keep in mind I use “line for less” quite loosely because the jackets still run around $900+ (but that’s a steal compared to the usual $10,000 average).

Here’s a look at some of the key pieces from the collection.

Photobucket Cotton Moto Jacket $945. Silk Gown $915. Leather Shorts $1,025

PhotobucketPaisley-Print Inset Shift Dress $460. Paisley-Print Chiffon Scarf $360

Photobucket Peak-Lapel Jacket $920. Paisley Blouse $430.

Photobucket Metallic Leather Baseball Jacket $1,335 (my favorite piece!)

Photobucket Beaded Insect Dress $710.

All much more reasonable than a $38,000 jacket right? (on sale for under $8,000 by the way–a steal in Balmain world). What do you think of the Pierre Balmain collection? Will you buy any of these pieces?