Farm Fresh

One of my favorite things to do during the summer is to visit the farmers markets. (It just so happens to be National Farmers Market Week, yay!) You’ll find one somewhere in the city pretty much every day of the…

Opposites Attract

I have always had a law of opposites approach to dressing (mixed prints, feminine and edgy, high and low). My home aesthetic is similarly woven. And I most certainly appreciate a good contradiction as it relates to food. A healthy…

Clashing Prints

I have been obsessed with MSGM lately. They totally speak my language with their “clash-factor.” I always aim to clash a little when I’m putting together an outfit and their prints take all the work out of it for me.

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…

Happy Birthday, America

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…

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…

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.