Polished Head To Toe

With drab fall days starting to become more frequent, it is becoming harder and harder to stay polished with our day to day style. While trying not to look like a Pumpkin Spice Latte (AKA b a s i c) is a regular challenge, it doesn’t have to be. Warm summer nights may seem ideal for fashion and beauty, fall offers much more variety in hues, styles, and trends. Although leggings and a t-shirt may seem appealing, try switching it up with some looks I created with Lyst. Lyst has a killer variety of designers, and great sales you can search with the click of a button. Now doesn’t that sound ideal?

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Check out our Lyst here: http://www.lyst.com/user/streetstylechi/streetstylechi-picks/

Think Pink For A Cure

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On Thursday, October 2, the lovely Four Seasons Hotel Chicago hosted the Third Annual Think Pink Fundraiser to benefit The Lynn Sage Foundation. Over 250 stylish guests were in attendance, and raised more than $6,700 – the most profitable Think Pink event at the Hotel to-date.

Among the stylish crowd, many adorned in fashionable pink attire, were some of Chicago’s top bloggers, who came together to raise over $3,000 for the Foundation prior to the event. Bloggers included event host, Janet Lee Mandell of Fashionaholic, who organized and styled a Nicole Miller fashion presentation of the hottest pieces from the fall/winter 2014 collection. The runway starred sixteen bloggers: Mischaela Advani of How to Run in Heels, Nicole Regan of Cedar and Rush, Eva Pawlus of Guaranteed Rate, Sarah Baker of The Balanced Babe, Vanessa Lambert of What Would V Wear, Sarah Raskey of Sarah Raskey Fine Art, Amelia Eaton of The CHICago Life Blog, Helen Burkun of Helenberkun.com, Ariel Peche of Arielpeche.com, Donna Cheney of I Fly First Class, Jennifer Woman of Red Soles and Red Wine, Monika Pardala of Chicago in Stilettos, Micaela Brown of The Chicago Sun-Times Minority Report, Ashlee Piper of The Little Foxes, Meggan Morehead of Somewhere Lately, and Shai Chung of Drunk on Shoes.

The event was sponsored by Allium, Bloomingdale’s, Chicago Sun-Times SPLASH, Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, Laurent-Perrier, Leah Chavie, and Monika Dixon Public Relations. Can’t wait until next year!

 

Photos: Kohl Murdock Photography

Shirtdress With A Twist

A well fitted oxford is a wardrobe staple year round. Nonoo took it to the next level by creating an organza paneled shirt dress with a flattering, feminine silhouette. Organza panels give this men’s style, pinstripe shirt a delicate feel. Appropriate for work or play.

shirt dressNonoo Shirtdress, Shopbop.com; $450.00.

The Sneaker Sling

Alexander Wang’s collections have always been very sport infused, and his Spring 2015 collection demonstrates that to a T. After the Sneaker Sling bag made its debut on the runway, it was available for a measly few weeks  on the A Wang site. You can still find them online for resale, but it will cost you a pretty penny. Happy hunting!

 

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Style Spotlight: Nika Levando

 

 

 

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Style Spotlight

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Leather Moto Jacket: Topshop Leather Moto Jacket. Long Sleeve White T-shirt: T by Alexander Wang. Black Skinny Jeans: Solow Black Skinny Jeans. Red Flats: Vince Camuto Red Flats.

Mad For Plaid

There are some things, basic & normcore or not, that will always be a staple in my closet. A great plaid shirt is one of them. On its own or layered, a plaid shirt not only provides warmth, but also an added element of depth to your look. Plaid is not limited to lumberjack like, boxy button downs, but is now streamlined by some of the most fashionable brands in existence. Grunge may have had its moment in the 90s, but that doesn’t mean ladies of style have to shy away from it today.

 

plaid1. Charles Henry Long Sleeve Work Shirt. 2. DKNY Plaid Shirt Dress. 3. NSF Lesli Buffalo Destroy Flannel Shirt. 4. Equipment Signature Button Down Flannel Blouse. 5. Equipment Mixed Plaid Keira Blouse. 6. Haute Hippie To JJ With Love Plaid Blouse.

Jewel Tone Jackets

Just because summer is coming to a close, certainly does not mean we have to take on a teary goodbye with fun colors. The stigma that comes with Fall, is that color must go out the door, and a neutral wardrobe of black, greys, and brows must take over. A jewel tone coat can turn any frown upside down, with the ease of draping one over the shoulders. Bright colors will never be “out” and add the special “pop” a bland outfit needs. Kate Spade currently has some of my favorites, so browse away.

 

kate spade jewel tone coats

1. Octavia Coat. 2. Madison Ave. Collection Octavia Coat. 3. Wool Capelette.

The Perfect Fall Romper

A romper for fall? Don’t write my craziness off quite yet. I stumbled upon this black, woven romper on the Guess website. It’s the perfect base for fall layering. The tuxedo like front keeps it classy, while the bow tie at the neckline adds an ultra-feminine touch. Throw a long cardigan on over this with a leather jacket, and you are ready for whatever the day throws at you.

 

Guess, $98.00

 

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The Fall Jackets You Didn’t Know You Needed

Nordstrom fall coats1. Sam Edelman. 2. Trina Turk. 3.Free People. 4. Burberry. 5. Mackage.

 

 

Zara fall coats

1. Hand Made Belted Coat. 2. Zip Pocket Coat. 3. Hooded Cape.

 

shopbop fall coats

1. Nicholas. 2. 3.1 Phillip Lim. 3. BB Dakota. 4. BB Dakota. 4. MSGM.

 

rebecca minkoff coat roundup1. Kennedy Coat. 2. Ford Coat. 3. Cullen Coat. 4. Sam Coat.

 

 

Dress Like A Fashionista Next Date Night

Much to people’s disbelief, date night and staying fashionable can go hand in hand. As a self professed man repeller, I love my Birkenstocks and boxy oxfords as much as the next fashionista, but sometimes have to hang them back up in the closet. My go to date night look has become a matching crop top/skirt combo, or throwing on a midi skirt. You can get the look too without sacrificing your savings, or your personal style.

date night fashionShop the look: Orange two piece set, ASOS. Black two piece set: Necessary Clothing.