Green for St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago is always an event: you see the river dyed green, you eat lots of corned beef and cabbage, drink green beer, and bar hop all around the city. One of my favorite things about St. Patty’s Day is the people watching! Oh are the outfits fun. I wanted to share a ‘street chic’ St. Patrick’s Day outfit I’ll be sporting on Saturday (as Patty’s day happens early this year) as I brunch with friends, see the green river, and hop around Chicago to a few bars and friend’s apartments. I love the slight poof to my top as I have been noticing that as an up and coming style. I decided to jazz up my outfit a little more with an added neck scarf. Thank you Anthropologie for the cute outfit! What greenery will you be sporting?! Below are a few of my top Chicago go-tos for Patty’s Day festivities too.

Top 5 Restaurants/Bars to go to on St. Patty’s Day (Saturday March 11th and 17th)

*Don’t forget to download the app Tally (a bar tab on your phone without the hassle of using a credit card at busy hot spots!) and receive 20% off your tab at participating Chicago bars on St. Patty’s Day!

All my luck,

Lex

Top: Anthropologie // Jeans: Anthropologie // Neck Tie: Anthropologie // Shoes: Nordstrom Rack

Photography by Brittany Benson.

The Hundreds: 90s Porn

It goes without saying that designers take inspiration from every aspect of life, sometimes places we would never think of…like the scrambled channels of free 90s porn on TV. Streetwear brand The Hundreds dropped their Spring/Summer collection last week and it did not disappoint. The collection draws inspiration from the 90s, but not in the way most people would expect. The pieces are clean and have a stand out pattern I could see myself rocking all spring. Will you pick up a piece of the latest collection?

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The Hundreds

Photos via Hypebeast

Chicago Playground Fashion Show + Exclusive Interview

October 17th 2013

Photos: Frankie de Guzman

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As soon as Frankie and I saw that Chicago Playground was showing this week, we both had a minor freak out. Okay…maybe it wasn’t so minor.

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The show lived up to all the hype we had created around it. Rodnell, creative director for Chicago Playground, served up old school sports inspired pieces mixed with classic prep. We were lucky enough to pick his brain a little bit after the show.

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StreetStyleChi: We love your sporty look. What’s the inspiration behind the varsity jackets and your latest collection?

Rodnell: Oh the sportswear…I just wanted to bring back the traditional style of the varsity jacket and what they represented. So when it came down to sitting down and designing it, I really wanted to bring that aspect into it.

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StreetStyleChi: We definitely see that! Are you originally from Chicago?

Rodnell: Born and raised! Chicago has different values, and it’s legendary. I think the traditional varsity jacket and Chicago…there’s nothing better.

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StreetStyleChi: Totally agree. What can we expect from Chicago Playground in the future?

Rodnell: You will continue to see a collegiate theme to our collections in the traditional form. We are breaking it down by “semester.” So we’re actually debuting our first Semester on the 24th, which will be our first full collection.

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Cop your own piece of Chicago Playground on the website

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Ruthless

September 17th 2013

One of my favorite street wear brands, Lead the Revolution, is dropping their first ever limited edition snap back tomorrow, AKA Wednesday. I was lucky enough to get my hands on one early, and have had it on my head all week running from class to meetings. If you didn’t already know, I collect snap backs so I was especially excited for this piece to come out.

Lead the Revolution Clothing, $25.00 [Including shipping.]

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