Beach days

One of my favorite things to do during summer in Chicago (there are many) is to stroll the lakefront. It really is a magnificent sight. On this warm and sunny (and slightly hazy) morning, I slipped on my new Acne…

Long weekend

Happy birthday, America! I love the Fourth of July. I love the nostalgia and innocent summer fun. I love red, white and blue trifles, stars and stripes everything, barbecues and fireworks. We’re looking forward to a long weekend of summer…

Pop of color

I bought this Nanette Lepore skirt and top on sale at Bloomindale’s a few years ago. I like shopping Nanette Lepore’s spring collections. There are always pretty pieces for summer, in eye-catching colors and patterns, and everything is just easy…

Spring Sales

The second greatest time of the year is here! The spring sales have begun in earnest and I’m featuring some of my picks from my favorite sale so far: Barneys New York.

Wear it again

When you buy everything on sale, you wear the same pieces again and again, styled in different ways. That’s the fun. I wore this 3.1 Phillip Lim dress here, on a much colder day, with a jean jacket and coat,…

Transitional Style

This spring has redefined the concept of high/low dressing: one day you’re clothing yourself for temperatures in the 80s, the next you’re layered up for the 40s. For many of us, it has been one big roller coaster of winterizing…

SPRING SHOPPING

The spring sales will be starting soon. Very early discounts are already trickling in, with promos such as 25 percent off for friends and family or an extra 25 percent off sale items. I don’t usually shop these preliminary sales…

Sneaker Fever

Sneakers are definitely having a fashion moment. My ratio of sneaker to heel purchases these days is about 4:1. Losing side: heels. As a city dweller, I can’t deny the comfort factor. But there’s more to it than blister-free feet.