Archive for August, 2011


Nikki CU

Nikki was an exciting find in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood. Her bold red lip, double-pierced nose, and vintage print top equalled complete perfection. It also gave me a great opportunity to take
several detail shots, including close-ups of her super on-trend velvet loafers. Click below to see more photos, including a full-length shot.

Nikki shirt
Nikki feet

I was inspired by my friend Adam Sinding over at 21 Arrondissement,
who is known for this style of blogging. I always give credit where
credit is due when I am directly influenced by another creative person.
If you don’t follow Adam, you should start on Twitter (@Le21eme) and on BlogLovin’.

On Refinery29: Jennifer

Jennifer R29
Everything about Jennifer’s look is perfect, but I especially love the way she rocks the bold nerd glasses with a bold orange sweater and desert boots.

Jennifer’s photo went up on Refinery29 today too, check it out here.

$100 AllSaints Gift Card Giveaway

August 29, 2011  |  Corporate Collaborations, Giveaway

August has certainly been the month of prize giveaways here on Chicago Street Style! I’m happy to collaborate with companies on giveaways that are worthwhile, and hope that these are the first of many amazing opportunities for my readers to win cool things.

The winner of my latest giveaway will receive a $100 gift card to AllSaints Spitalfields, plus a street-style photo session out front of the Michigan Avenue flagship. I will also frame an 8 x 10 print of the winner’s street-style photo and send it to them as a keepsake. Contest will run between Monday, August 29 until the end of Thursday, September 1.

To enter our AllSaints $100 Gift Card Giveaway, all you have to do is:

1. Click the “Like” button on Chicago Street Style’s Facebook page

2. Write on our Facebook page wall about your favorite black item in your closet

3. Click the “Like” button on AllSaints Spitalfield’s Facebook page

That’s it! AllSaints features a largely grey, black, and metallic color palette. Since we’ve spent the last three weeks discussing color, I thought it’d be interesting to switch gears and talk about how awesome black is in fashion. AllSaints makes wearing black easy and chic.

I just bought the Delors black leather pants for winter. In all honesty, I’ll probably end up wearing them almost daily like I did with my Proenza pants last winter. They fit my body like a glove. I’ve wanted a pair of leather pants for years, and finally had the opportunity. You can too now, since this $100 gift card will shave 25% of the cost of these pants off. It’s a nice little discount. AllSaints produces their famously high-quality leather goods at the same factories as Burberry, so consider using this gift card to subsidize an investment piece. They have plenty of things under $100 and an amazing sale going on right now, so you don’t have to go the same route as me.

Best of luck to all my readers, and remember the contest ends September 1st so make sure to enter now!