Tuesday, April 30, 2013

[Chicago Fashion Event] Get Spring Ready at FashionChicago!

Get your Spring wardrobe ready at StyleChicago.com's FashionChicago this Saturday, May 4th.  Shop some of Chicago's most notable designers all while supporting the local Chicago fashion industry.

Get all of the details here and the big bonus is it's Free Admission!  P.S. You will most likely find me playing dress-up in the Crystal B. Designs booth so come join me! xo

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

#CSMTravels for the month of April part 2!

More from my Hong Kong, China travels earlier this month.  One of the most stand out experiences I had this trip was visiting the Sha Tin Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery.  In part 2 of my Photo Diary of my travels this month see if you can find all of the Buddhas that are so skillfully placed in the mountainside (here's a hint it's a double digit number).

P.S.  I have the correct total at the end of the post....

Part 2 of my Photo Diary April travels to Hong Kong:

There were 22 Buddahs! Hopefully you were able to find all 22! xo

#CSMTravels for the month of April part 1!

The month of April seems like a total blur now that I'm finally back after spending the last 2.5 weeks in Hong  Kong, China for my '9 to 5'.  Being on the apparel production side of the business, the best part of my job is working directly with my vendors and mills hammering out all of the details for each season's line.  This trip was all about the upcoming Fall/Winter assortment and like the rest of the retail industry a huge chunk of our annual sales are done in those few months so naturally it's my biggest assortment and buy of the year.

Even though it was all about work I did manage to squeeze in a lot of retail therapy, noshed on a number of amazing meals, naturally attended a fashion event or two, played tourist and all while wearing chic'ified ensembles that ooze my style mantra: Edgy, Comfy, Chic!

Check out part 1 of my April Hong Kong Photo Diary:

Friday, April 19, 2013

[Chicago Fashion Event] Modern Vintage Chicago events all weekend!

Attention all Chicago vintage fiends, the only place you need to be this weekend is at the Modern Vintage Chicago show.  Check out the deets below and hope to see you all there!

When: April 20th & 21st from 10am to 5pm
Where: 1340 W. Washington St. (Free Parking onsite)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

[Chicago Dining] Fashionable Brunching at Little Goat!

In my continued quest to petition for 'Brunching' to be added as the next Olympic sport I've been staying busy with a rigorous training schedule (I know, I know it's not realistic but hey if they cancelled wrestling you never know right?).

My most recent visit was to Stephanie Izard's latest addition, Little Goat.  It did not take much prodding for me to add Little Goat to my long list of Chicago treasures to nosh at.  One of my absolute favorite restaurants is Little Goat's older sister, A Girl and The Goat.  Foolish me believed that I had experienced a number of food-gasms before but did not realize until that moment that I ate Izard's 'sauteed green beans' that I was experiencing my real first.  So naturally once I heard that she was opening an extension to her food concept with an American diner it was a definite given that I'd be making a visit.

Little Goat is nod to the vintage American diners of the past with a wide variety of food options and most importantly breakfast is served all day long.  The key difference of what separates Little Goat from any other diner is that everything is made from scratch.  This is Izard's signature attention to detail that swept me off my feet in the first place.

Not sure what to wear? Don't worry, I have you covered.  Draw some outfit inspiration from key Spring/Summer trends that you can wear now:

Items pictured above: ONE by Marna Ro Maxi Dress/ Givenchy Shark Tooth Earring/ Clover Canyon Printed Blazer/ Maison Martin Margiela Ankle Boots/ Givenchy Braided Shark Tooth Bracelet 

Check out my pics from my visit to Little Goat:

Monday, April 8, 2013

[Chicago Fashion] Crystal B Designs Fall/Winter 2013 Collection!

Crystal Simms, visionary and lead designer behind Chicago fashion label, Crystal B. Designs showcased her "Walk the Line" Fall/Winter 2013 collection.  The collection is an extension of her Spring/Summer 2013 collection in which she transitions the looks into a darker more masculine tone.

Simms redefines masculine overtones with the exaggerated shoulders while at the same balancing this with the figure hugging and sleek feminine silhouettes.  Her collection echoes a number of mini trends that were present at the fashion week presentations with structured layering, cut-outs and the blue centric color palette.

Check out my favorite looks from Crystal B Designs Fall/Winter 2013 Collection: