What I’m Wearing: Stripes + Sequins

What better way to dazzle a weekday than with champagne-colored sequins?

chicago river

essie smokin' hot

I  picked up this BB Dakota jacket at Lori’s last month and I’ve been wearing it non-stop ever since. The sequins have some serious staying power (hope I didn’t just jinx myself!), and the taupe-tinted chiffon lining lends a really feminine finish.

joe's jeans skinny micro flare

bb dakota, lulu's, lori's shoes, bb dakota royale jacket

Another thing? I actually have really short legs. For that reason, these jeans are uh-mazing. And on sale.

lori's shoes, stripes and sequins

nail art, francesca's collections, h&m jewelry

I have no regrets paying full price for this piece, but luckily for you, it’s on sale at Lori’s! If your size is sold out, try Zappos, Need Supply or Lulu’s. Happy Shopping!

joe's skinny jeans, joe's micro flare jeans, chicago merchandise martWearing: BB Dakota jacket, Joe’s Jeans, Banana Republic tank (similar), H&M ring (similar), Francesca’s double-finger ring, necklace c/o Lori’s Shoes, Essie Smokin’ Hot nail polish

Photo Recap: Lori’s Shoes Capsule Collection

Earlier this month, Lori’s Shoes landmarked nearly 30 years of fashion, shoes and accesories and unveiled Lori’s own capsule collection for winter ’11/spring ’12.

Of course, I had to head up to their Lincoln Park shop to partake in the celebration .


In addition to previewing Lori’s newest collection, I had the pleasure of meeting Italian shoe designer Maurizio Celin of Bacio 61. Maurizio told me the inspiration behind his animal-print and tribal-patterend spring ’12 collection was the Chicago girl, because, after all, “the city is a jungle!”


My friend Amy, on the left, was keen on Kimber. My favorite pair (and my New Year’s Eve shoe for this year) was Viktoree by Steve Madden, on the right.

Guests enjoyed 20% off and gift bags filled with treats from Lori’s favorite local- and women-owned businesses. Amy ended up winning the evening’s raffle and went home with the Knockout, this killer black-and-red platform pump below. It was a tough decision, though; how awesome are the snake-print pumps on her? Some girls have all the luck!
Wearing: Topshop jacket, Romwe chiffon skirt, Forever 21 booties, Cynthia Rowley bag