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Style File {Longing for Spring}

Spring Style Crush by Miss Renaissance

{Earrings – Dannijo. Sweater – Topshop. Skirt – Marni. Clutch – Miu Miu. Heels – Loeffler Randall.}

Hello, Lovelies & welcome to March! I feel like Winter is sort of flying by this year….but now that March is officially here I can’t help but desperately wish for warmer weather to arrive right now!

Spring Styles have been all over the web and fashion magazines are beautifully displaying pastels, florals, and everything in between. For those of you lucky enough to be in warmer climates: I hope you’re already taking full advantage of Spring fashion arrivals!! For us Chicagoans it’s all but a daydream until about mid-May.

Speaking of daydreams….the outfit above is my perfect girly Spring 2013 ensemble. It all started with that amazing two-tone leather skirt, which just happens to perfectly combine two of my favorite colors. Pair that with a comfortable, light-knit sweater and a pair of wow-floral heels and I’m pretty much ready for anything. Spring Cocktails anyone?!



Getaway {Dreamin’}


Colorful Getaway by Miss Renaissance{1- Sun Hat by Anthropologie, 2- Earrings by Dannijo, 3- Sunglasses by Kate Spade, 4- Bikini by Mara Hoffman, 5- Cover-up/Kaftan by LemLem, 6- Beach Tote by Mar Y Sol, 7- Sandals by Loeffler Randall.}

I’ve been dreaming of a relaxing Beach Getaway these days….spending a few days lounging by the ocean, feet touching the sand, listening to the waves, soaking up the sun…yep, sounds great to me! Above are a few essentials I’d bring on my fantasy vacay – I like to keep it fun and playful at the beach.



{Color} Gimme Color!!


Does the typically drab Winter weather have you feeling a little blah? Trust me, I know how it feels – Chicago can be is a very grey and cold place during the Winter. So…while keeping that fact in mind, I absolutely don’t understand why so much of the Winter fashion tends to be a muted and dark mix of black, grey, black, brown, and some more grey. Why oh why??

Adding some unexpected pops of color to your wardrobe makes the cold Season so much more fun! Let’s bring some Summer light to our drastically shortened days, people!! Above is a selection of my favorite of-the-moment colored things. Yes, I realize that there are some sandals/shorts thrown into the mix…but that’s what fun tights are for, right!?


  1. Proenza Schouler PS1 Bag in Coral.
  2. Jimmy Choo “Samos” Sandals.
  3. Deborah Lippmann Nail Colors in bright & colorful hues.
  4. Vionnet Suede Flats.
  5. Missoni Wool Knit Dress.
  6. Maslin Zebra Print Beach Towel (for those with a warm vacation coming up – sigh.)
  7. Rag&Bone Danby Wool Cable Sweater.
  8. Dannijo Clip-on Crystal Earrings.
  9. Stella McCartney Striped Shorts (paired with opaque tights & killer platform booties – done!)
  10. Reed Krakoff Leather Tote.
  11. Marc by Marc Jacobs Wool & Sequin Sweater.
  12. Charlotte Olympia Satin Pumps.