You know I like to throw it back every once in a while on a Thursday but today we’re doing something a little different. It seems like we can’t get enough of the term “basic bitch” (I find myself saying the word “basic” in that reference at least once every other day) so I thought I’d make a little confession to you. This isn’t easy but…
I used to be basic.
Regina George’s feelings about the word “fetch” are similar to how I feel about wearable technology — stop trying to make it happen (sorry, Gretchen). How connected do we really need to be at all times? Is it necessary to have a piece of jewelry to tell us when someone liked our Instagram or glasses that take a picture for you instead of you reaching ALL the way into your bag, taking out your phone and just doing it yourself? Apparently, we do.
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.
Last weekend I had the pleasure of visiting the new Tory Burch store on Oak Street. Everyone that works there is especially friendly and fun, so I highly recommend checking it out. Plus, they have this amazing couch upstairs that I would purchase in a second if it was for sale!
Thanks to Tory Burch and Chicago Blogger Network, I got this great metallic blazer (that could not fit more perfectly by the way) and vibrant orange patent clutch. These were the first items I noticed in the store. I tried them on with what I was wearing (see below) and although they don’t really go together, they kind of do at the same time. So I’m very excited to welcome these new items into my Chi City Closet!
Last night I attended the Tory Burch Spring ’12 fashion show in Chicago with Kelly Ryan O’Brien of Idols & Egos and the Chicago Blogger Network. This was seriously one of the best fashion events I’ve been to in Chicago so far. From the fashionable crowd and the spectacular cocktail hour to the beautiful Tory Burch clothes and Q&A with Tory and Hal Rubenstein from InStyle; it was an all around fantastic event.
It was also super fun running into Kelsey Kreiling from LaundryMagazine and Amy Creyer of Chicago Street Style.
And Art Smith…love him!
It was really cool to hear that this was Tory Burch’s first ever runway show (she normally does presentations) and it was her first time showing her collection outside of New York. So yeah I guess that means…Chicago is pretty awesome (I already knew that, but it was definitely reassuring).
So let’s get to it. Here are some of my favorite looks from the Tory Burch Spring ’12 collection…