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Well, it’s happening. I accept it. The cool winds of change have blown into Chicago and with them the need to pull out some warmer clothes. This is pretty much my uniform as summer turns to fall—jeans, a vintage sweater, and an always classic navy blazer. If the temperature starts to rise, as it often does this time of year, I can ditch the blazer and still feel comfortable. As for accessories, if you look closely, you might notice that sparkly little cluster of jewels hanging around my neck. Get excited because that’s one of J.Crew’s new Fall statement...

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We’re talking Fall must-haves today with J.CREW’S Jacqueline Carson, because, let’s face it, nobody does high-low, dressed-up casual better than this iconic brand. According to Jacqueline, who runs J.CREW’S Lake Forest, Illinois store, there are seven items that every woman should have in her wardrobe this season— Leather tuxedo pants, a tuxedo shirt, a great pair of pumps, a statement piece of jewelry…  a cashmere sweater, a knit dress, and a sumptuous handbag. Which to choose when checking off items on the must-have list? Jacqueline loves the knit stretch of the Pixie Pant and the tuxedo dot shirt for...

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If you’re new to the world of online shopping (where have you been?) or, like me, a creature of habit when it comes to your e-commerce shopping choices, it’s time to step out of your comfort zone and try the fabulous Net-A-Porter! (What took me so long, right?!) The luxury online shopping destination, founded by Natalie Massenet in the late 90s, is an absolute joy to do business with. I recently ordered these jeans after watching this video on Net-A-Porter’s blog, The Edit. While I was anxious to receive the jeans, I had no expectations about how quickly they would...

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I’m loving Yeriel’s fresh and modern take on the gingham trend. He’s paired his long sleeved navy-checked shirt with dark denim for a look that’s both classic and right on point at the moment, proving that gingham looks great on guys,...

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Keeping It Cool

Freshly fallen snow, snowcaps on a mountain top, white fluffy clouds, (no, I’m not hallucinating or worse, wishing for winter)— these are the images I had dancing in my head recently when I photographed Philosophy’s Fall 2013 Collection. Forget that old rule about not wearing white after Labor Day. Seeing this collection convinced me that this season I’ll be the one wearing the little white dress for a change—that’s how much I’m loving the look of  this pristine non-color color. I’ve always been a big fan of creamy ivory too, and I like the way it’s paired in this collection...

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