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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Lollapalooza Weekend

I don’t like crowds, I don’t particularly love guys in tank tops yet for some reason I’ve always enjoyed going to Lollapalooza. Maybe it’s the fact that it’s the perfect opportunity to judge people with no remorse or the fact that I can let out my inner hipster (which is more just like a fake hippy) but regardless of all that…I went…and it was awesome.

Things started off at the Gilt City rooftop party Saturday at EnV…

PhotobucketRooftops are the most valuable asset when it comes to Chicago summers. Remember that.

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Shop Net-a-Porter Under $250

With pretty much everyone having a major sale right now (most of which are in the process of winding down…so get those purchases in), it can be overwhelming. To me, the most exciting sales to shop are the high end designer sales because let’s be honest…nothing feels better than scoring those Atwoods you’ve had your eye on at half off (or more). So I scoured my favorite luxury site Net-a-Porter to find you the best sale shoes, jewelry and handbags under $250.

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Marni printed flats (original price: $470, now $188)
Missoni crochet mules (original price: $660, now $198)
DKNY printed wedges (original price: $275, now $82.50)
Chloe 2-tone sandals (original price: $640, now $192)
Brian Atwood espadrille sandals (original price $710, now $213)

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Oscar de la Renta 24k gold-plated ring (original price: $175, now $52.50)
Yves Saint Laurent gold-plated necklace (original price: $440, now $220)
Miu Miu lightning bold earrings (original price: $150, now $90)
Etro color block bangle (original price: $245, now $73.50)
Giambattista Valli gold-plated rope cuff (original price: $395, now $158)

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Jil Sander circle leather clutch (original price: $360, now $144)
Burberry leather wristlet clutch (original price: $425, now $212.50)
Marni printed PVC tote (original price: $635, now $190.50)
See by Chloe leather shoulder bag (original price: $325, now $162.50)

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!

Prep For Spring ’12 With Winter-Ready Pastels

Seen on the runways of 3.1 Phillip Lim, Christopher Kane, Diane von Furstenberg, Louis Vuitton and just about every other designer, pastels are HUGE for Spring 2012…I mean huge. But guess what? You don’t have to wait until April (or in Chicago, June) to rock this trend.

Check out these pastel pieces you can wear now. But beware…pasty colors don’t look good with pasty skin so if you’re not jetsetting to the Caribbean anytime soon, try a Tan Towel.

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TIBI Tapered Silk-Crepe Pants

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Missoni Zig Zag Knitted Scarf

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Marc by Marc Jacobs Bianca Leather Envelope Clutch

Photobucket Jil Sander Lagos Woven Double-Breasted Coat

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J Brand Mariah High-Rise Twill Skinny Jeans

PhotobucketACNE Lia Cable-Knit Cotton Sweater
(which I totally bought the other day)

Will you be wearing pastels now or are you going to wait for Spring?