Currently Obsessing Over: Prada Flames

There is nothing I love more than a really unique pair of shoes. Whether they’re actually worn or just admired on a shelf, shoes are what make me the happiest. And the Prada flame heels are no exception.

So between the car prints and the flames, Prada Spring ’12 was a stand-out collection…especially the accessories. I was beyond thrilled when I found out that the shoes from the collection were actually made into production! When it comes to certain avant-garde accessories, they’re not always made into production or picked up by a store so it can be disappointing after waiting months for the piece to become available…and it never does.

But thankfully the fashion gods were on my side for Prada Spring ’12 and the flame heels are definitely happening. Take a look at some of my favorites from the collection…

PhotobucketPrada ‘Flower Tail Light’ Wedge

PhotobucketPrada Bow Tail Light Slide Sandal

PhotobucketPrada ‘Tail Light Flame’ Sandal

PhotobucketPrada Flame Wedge Sandal
(my #1 pick)

Are you into the Prada flames for Spring ’12? If they’re too much for you but you like the idea, try the thong sandals…perfect way to subtly incorporate some flames into your shoe collection (and an acceptable way to wear flip flops beyond the beach).

Nicole Miller Artelier Launch Event

Celebrate the launch of Nicole Miller Artelier this weekend! This collection is a step in a new direction for the brand with more casual dresses, skirts, blouses, pants, and even knitwear. Now offering more options for the Nicole Miller customer–especially those [like myself] who love their brights–I’m very excited about this new collection.


This all a part of the Old Town shopping event happening March 3 only, so don’t miss out on all the great offers these stores are having this Saturday!

Stop by Nicole Miller (1419 Wells Street) from 10am to 6pm to check out the new collection, plus receive $50 off purchases of $350 or more during your next visit.

Spring 2012 Trend: The Athlete

I can’t believe I’m about to say this, but today’s post was inspired by the Superbowl. Although I only paid attention during commercials, I had an idea of what was going on…and all I could think of was Spring ’12.

Ever wish you could turn your track pants into a stylish outfit? I still wouldn’t recommend trying that but you are in luck for Spring.  With windbreaker jackets, side striped pants and mesh seen on the runways last September, it’s looking like the athlete is in for Spring 2012. However, the designers elevated these items to look like high quality fashion-forward pieces. So please don’t leave your house in work out clothes, unless of course you’re going to the gym.

Here’s a look at some of the sports-inspired looks for Spring ’12…

Photobucket Rag & Bone

Photobucket Nicole Miller

Photobucket Isabel Marant

Photobucket Alexander Wang

Will you be sporting the athletic trend this Spring?

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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.

TIBI Tapered Silk-Crepe Pants

Missoni Zig Zag Knitted Scarf

Marc by Marc Jacobs Bianca Leather Envelope Clutch

Photobucket Jil Sander Lagos Woven Double-Breasted Coat

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?

Best Shoes of Spring 2012

As per request of a stylish male friend of mine (and partially due to my serious obsession with shoes), I thought I’d put together a list of the absolute best shoes from Spring 2012. Sadly we won’t be able to wear these in Chicago for quite some time (if they get made into production of course) but the least we can do for now is admire them.


With the Fall ’12 collections coming up next month, I’m looking forward to even more fabulous heels to swoon over.

Which are your favorite shoes from the Spring 2012 collections?

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