South Walton, Florida

October 29, 2014

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Imagine a weekend full of fantastic fashion shows, delectable dining and breathtaking views. If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram you already know I’m not talking about another trip to New York. Earlier this October I was honored to attend South Walton Fashion Week in Florida as one of the Hilton Sandestin’s special guests.

 

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Corrinne... Fall into Neutral

Corrinne… Fall into Neutral

October 28, 2014

Recently I was walking around the city with a friend, and we started talking about personal style. I casually said, “you know, I’m really in a neutral phase right now” and he was like “what does that even mean!?”

 

Good question. “It means I’m adding beiges & whites to my standard blacks!”

 

Not everyone appreciates the personal relationships people have with color (or the lack thereof)! Lately I’ve been intrigued by neutral palettes, and the way people use textures and the architecture of individual pieces to create visual interest. Certainly nothing new as far as fashion is concerned, but it’s something I started personally exploring this year in my own style.

 

A few days later when I spotted Corrinne I knew she’d make the perfect post. Not only has she mastered the neutral palette (beige, gray & black) but she’s so casually chic. Great street style is about the way you carry yourself and true personal style. Corrinne is the epitome of what I try to capture in my photographs; this authentic way of dressing for the everyday, but finding ways to elevate it.

 

The key takeaway? Fine gold hoops + slouchy knits perfect for pulling off an effortlessly cool look for fall.

 

Virginie + Claire Courtin-Clarins

Virginie + Claire Courtin-Clarins

October 20, 2014

Now, if it wasn’t for pumpkin-flavored everything heralding the arrival of fall, last week’s chilly weather drove the point home. Cold is here to stay! That means it’s time for us Chicago women to update our wardrobes with functional fashion to keep us warm (and stylish). Even though I snapped the ultra-stylish Courtin-Clarins sisters in New York, in this photo they exemplify functional fall fashion.

 

Facing harsh temperatures and icy lakefront winds, we Midwesterners have to dress for cold weather. I’m continually impressed by the fashionable ingenuity I see on the streets of Chicago, as more than ever people refuse to use winter as an excuse to dress poorly. The Windy City has upped its style game in recent years. The proof on our sidewalks.

 

So, what’s the secret to dressing well in Chiberia? A wardrobe of coats is key. Why not take a page out of the Courtin-Clarins playbook and add one of this season’s must-have outerwear styles to your closet?

 

Get Virginie’s Look: White Trench Coat

Virginie’s chic trench coat proves that white winter outerwear might be the most modern approach yet. What was that you said about Labor Day?

 

Get Claire’s Look: Moto Vest + Red Plaid

Faux or fo’ real, I love fur. If you’re not into cocooning yourself in an oversized wooly coat (guilty), layering a fur vest over a red plaid shirt is a classic fall look that always looks great – indoors and out.