What Why Where: Pilotto + Kane

I’m not one who enjoys matching, but when it comes to Peter Pilotto and Christopher Kane I couldn’t help myself.

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Best Colored Denim Shorts Under $150

Colored denim has been a huge trend in the last year but when it’s 95 and humid like it’s been lately in Chicago, skinny jeans are the last thing on your mind. So instead of a DIY project (it takes serious skill to cut your own denim…trust me, I’ve tried) I picked out my favorite colored denim shorts and they’re all under $150!

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(under $100!)

PhotobucketJoe’s Denim Shorts
(on sale + available in other colors)

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(on sale)

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(on sale + available in other colors)

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(on sale)

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(on sale + available in other colors)

Spring Pleats

Whether you like it or not, pleated skirts and dresses are making a comeback for Spring ’12. I’ve owned some pleated pieces here and there but I’ve never wanted more pleats in my life until this season. With various lengths, colors and even prints…there are such great pleated options out right now!

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Prada Spring ’12 especially blew me away with the pleats because the color combinations were just unbeatable. Let’s be honest, when does Prada NOT kill it? Exactly…

Short skirts, mid-calf dresses, asymmetrical skirts, maxi dresses. Bright, metallic, pastel, neutral. They’re all pleated…and they’re all awesome. Here’s some of my favorites.

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Which pleats will you be wearing this Spring?

Chicago Blogger Network Holiday Gift Guide

As a member of the Chicago Blogger Network, I’m very excited about the very first CBN Holiday Gift Guide. Over 30 bloggers chose one stylish item for the guide and I am a little embarrassed/not surprised to say….

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Mine was by far the most expensive choice. But let’s be honest…who would’t want the Christopher Kane Aqua Clutch? And if you know me at all, you know that this isn’t the blog to read if you’re looking for budget-friendly fashions. It’s just not my forte!

So anyway, go check out the Chicago Blogger Network Holiday Gift Guide. Let me know what you think in the comments section below.

Christopher Kane For J Brand

After Proenza Schouler for J Brand, the next designer collaboration for the denim company is a tough act to follow. However, I think choosing Christopher Kane couldn’t be a more perfect match. After killing it the last couple seasons with neon laser cut looks for Spring ’11 and an aqua-filled Fall ’11, there’s no doubt in my mind this J Brand collab will be a huge success.

The collection will be available on Net-a-Porter this month. Here’s a peak at Christopher Kane for J Brand.

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Photos: Telegraph