When you think of a clutch, the shape that typically comes to mind is a rectangle…right? (unless your favorite designer is Jil Sander, and in that case you’d probably answer lunchbag or triangle). Whether it’s a pouch, an envelope clutch, or a wristlet…odds are it’s rectangular (or in the case of Charlotte Olympia, a toucan).

But if you’re looking to change things up in the handbag department and be a little more well-ROUNDED then you’re in luck.


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Outerwear Gets Oversized

When it comes to outerwear, the last thing you want to feel is constricted. It’s cold, you’re pale and wearing at least 2 other layers…how can you feel comfortable anything fitted? When it comes to getting dressed in general, I’m always down for anything oversized. And when it’s outerwear…I truly believe “the bigger the better.”


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Getting Dressed is a Piece of Cake

If you’ve looked in your closet recently and thought any of the following, then you’re really going to benefit from today’s post.

There seems to be something missing…

I have no idea what to wear this with.

How can I find more fashionable work clothes?

I wish I had more time to shop.

What IS my personal style?

And if none of these pertain to you…you should keep reading anyway.


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Chi City Closet: The Clean Out (Part 2)

I hope you enjoyed my last Chi City Closet Clean Out post, because I have cleaned out my closet once again! This is probably my favorite clean out because the pieces I have decided to part with are actually really awesome, but they’re those items that I wore once (or never) and haven’t touched in over a year. My rule of thumb is that if it’s been a year and I haven’t worn it, I should probably give it up. So why not give someone else a chance to enjoy them?

Everything below is now up for auction through eDrop-Off. So get your bids in and get a piece of Chi City Closet.

PhotobucketTory Burch Brown Sequin Sleeveless Shift Dress: I wore this to my first formal freshman year of college…and it hasn’t been worn since! 

PhotobucketSee by Chloe Multicolor Print Cinched-Waist Skirt: I bought this in Florence as a 21st birthday present to myself and wore it once when I was abroad. It no longer fits me so I thought I’d give it a new home. It’s an amazing piece and it kills me to give it up but I know someone will love it as much as I did.

PhotobucketRozae Nichols Brown & Black Leather Racer Back Top: Sometimes I buy things I love in a size too big, just because I love it and there’s no other size. I always have the intention of taking it in, but sometimes forget. I’ve had this for 3 years and I’ve never worn it! (check out pictures of the back…it’s the best part)

PhotobucketM Missoni Pink & Yellow Shimmer Stripe Bateau Dress: I bought this last summer and wore it once. I love the colors and the sleeves are super flattering. Perfect for those warm summer days!

PhotobucketM Missoni Navy Shimmer Rib Knit V-Neck LS Dress: An impulse buy at the Gilt warehouse sale, I love this dress but I just couldn’t find the right occasion to wear it. I hope you can though! 🙂

PhotobucketHaute Hippie Grey Cowl Neck LS Epaulet Dress: I wore this one time, and that was during New York Fashion Week at Althea Harper’s Spring 2011 presentation. I got to meet Althea while wearing that dress so hopefully it will bring you some luck too.

PhotobucketDVF Diane von Furstenberg Multicolor Sleeveless Dress: I actually bought this dress thinking I’d wear it to prom senior year of high school. I ended up going with a different dress, but I’ve had it in my closet ever since. If I’ve never worn it and it’s been in my closet for 5 years , I think it’s about time we part ways.

PhotobucketCynthia Steffe Blue & Black Cap Sleeve Dress NEW: Another impulse buy, I love the color of this dress but it’s a little too form fitting for me. It’s been in my closet for a few months now and I still haven’t taken the tags off! 

Photobucket3.1 Phillip Lim Blue Silk Gathered Front Jodhpur Pants: These are a great transition pant and also perfect for dressing up or down. My favorite way to wear them is with a light cropped sweater and ankle boots for Fall. How will you wear them?

PhotobucketPrada Black Nylon & Rhinestone Monogram Small Handbag: Do they even make nylon Prada bags anymore? One of my first Prada bags, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

PhotobucketKenneth Jay Lane 2pc Blue Lapis & White Flower Ring Set: A 2-for-1 deal…need I say more?

PhotobucketJimmy Choo Cream Snakeskin Leather Kitten Wedges: Ah, my first pair of Jimmy Choos. I love ’em, but now I don’t wear anything under 4 inches…so they’re all yours!

PhotobucketGiles & Brother Gold & Rhinestone Ice Ring Necklace: I only wore this necklace a few times. It’s cool because it’s versatile enough to wear with a lot of different outfits yet it still adds a fun accent to your look.

PhotobucketDesigner Sterling Silver & Square Cut Aqumarine Ring: Another piece of jewelry worn only a few times (do you see a trend here?) this one is definitely more traditional so you know you’ll get a lot of use out of it.

So what are your favorites? Will you be getting a piece of Chi City Closet?

Must-See Designer Sales This Week

Who doesn’t love a good sale? Why not get your favorite brands and the most coveted designer items for more than 50% off the retail price? It sounds too good to be true, but it’s not. That’s why I check out what’s new on Gilt everyday, and get the inside scoop on my favorite upcoming sales so I can share them with you!

Check out my top picks for this week’s sales:

Splendid (1/10): In an array of cute colors and styles, this selection is indeed splendid. You’ll love the jersey dresses, which feel as good as they look. And the array of cozy tanks and stretch leggings will get you from errands to the gym to lounging at home in style and comfort. One of my favorite basics brands!

DVF Shoes (1/12): I have a sick obsession when it comes to shoes, so when I can quality, stylish shoes on super sale, I can never say no. DVF has some of my favorite shoes because they’re versatile, easy to wear and surprisingly comfortable. I LIVED in my black strappy DVF wedge sandals this summer, so find your go-to shoe at the DVF shoe sale.

Vince (1/14): Why split your wardrobe into work and play when you can populate it with pieces that do double duty?  Some of my absolute favorite go-to pieces in my wardrobe are Vince because I can dress them up or down, they are super comfortable and they last forever. Find knits, cozy sweaters and super soft cashmere at the Vince sale.

If you are not yet a member of Gilt, I don’t know what you’re waiting for. Join now and get shopping!