Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Knee High News

Jil Sander's new Pull on Knee Boot in light grey suade with a wood heel is perfection for fall.

Monday, July 28, 2008

No Explanation Needed

Bill Blass Flamenco backless blouse at net-a-porter.

Oh Oscar!

The leaf embroidery on this Oscar de la Renta dress is stunning and makes for the perfect dress for late summer weddings and soirees.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Shopping for Accessories in "This Economy"

Speaking of accessories, I could use some new jewelery in my life to spice up my mounting dress collection. While I like the vintagey feel of this Swarovski gold plated tassel necklace, perhaps I should consider this $4.99 alternative at Old Navy.

Panache Goes High Tech!

My favorite boutique in Chicago - Panache - just got better! In their 25th anniversary year, you can now shop online for select accessories and clothing is coming soon.

Definitely also check out their store at 2252 N. Clark during their massive 70% off summer sale. I walked out last week with three new dresses and a purse for a steal. (Yes, another purse.)

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Get Your Fi*rce Fix While It's Hot

Christian Siriano's new exclusive line for launched yesterday and it's (dare I say)*rce. Needless to say, I particularly like the gold silk 'Heidi' pencil skirt.

While the other pieces are beautiful, I would most certainly look like a lovely linebacker in all the 'poof' sleeves.

Not surprisingly, pieces and sizes are already selling out...

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Mad Men Mania!

Mono is good for nothing. Except being spoiled by my wonderful man and Mad Men marathons, of course. Luckily, I'm caught up on the nicotine, drama, fashion, "etiquette" and 1960's ad business and ready for the season 2 premier on Sunday, July 27.

Peggy, glad to see you're getting a much-needed makeover this season. In labor and didn't even know you were pregnant? Get yourself together girl!

Picnic Perfect

How perfect are these eco-friendly Rebecca Minkoff totes for movies in the park and/or Ravina?

Slick Sunnies

Tom Ford's semi-retro "Jason" shades are just as hot for the lads as they are for the gals.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Golden Girl

As previously reported, Gold Fiction is now available at Channel and the nail polish is a beauty!

Necessary Reads

If you haven't already, be sure to pick up the August issue of Domino magazine for a beautiful feature on the farmhouse I visited last summer in New York. Go Alice!

While you're at it, everyone's favorite architect, Mr. Jeff Corney, looks fabulous in his stunning condo in the July issue of Chicago Social. The Mies van der Rohe feature story is of course by my favorite editor, miss Amalie Drury.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

This cobalt blue cotton tank dress by MINT jodi arnold is a perfect addition to my mounting summer frock collection. Donations can be made to the above mentioned charitable organization.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Polka Dot Passion

French Connection's Donna Shoulder Dress is the culmination of my latest fashion obsessions: playful polka dots and a flirty off the shoulder fit.

Friday, July 11, 2008

No. 1 Stunner

Jimmy Choo's new Rock sunglasses with Swarovski crystal detailing. Ooh. Ahh.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Wrapped Up

Diane Von Furstenberg does it right every time and her Pelego Wrap Dress in Orchid Lei is no exception.

Kate Brennan

You Make Me Feel Like Dancin!

I've been strangely drawn to these shoes from Frye and finally figured out why (no, I didn't intentionally make that rhyme). They remind me of my very short stint as a "tap dancer" when I was a little tot.

Giddy Up

Make no mistake about it, I am not looking forward to the fall (yet), but these equestrian boots from ChloƩ (via Net-a-Porter) are absolutely beautiful and a must-have next season.


According to Daily Candy's 2008 Best in Beauty, the Exfolikate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment smooths and buffs in two minutes flat. And with a name like Kate, it's got to be great!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Yes, yes, yes!

Hypercolor is back! Check out American Apparel's Thermochromatic Sheer Jersey t-shirt.