Whether you’re traveling, rocking a festival, or just getting lost in the city this summer, a cool backpack is imperative.  This seasons “it” bag has gotten a complete makeover.  Taking on fresh new looks, in pretty florals, funky prints and statement making graphics and patches, the backpack definitely isn’t what it used to be. I myself have been wanting a backpack for quite a while.  There are so many times that I want to beRead More →

As far as I’m concerned, winter is pretty much over (woohoo).  I really can’t complain though, because we had it good here in Chicago this winter, but I just love Spring.  It’s the light at the end of a dreary winter tunnel.  I adore this time of year for it’s warmer temps, my beautiful tulips, and most important, my spring wardrobe.  As soon as April rolls around, I am ready for change.  I’m done withRead More →

Get your wardrobe ready for Spring’s trends, with Zara. I will admit, I am a self-proclaimed shopaholic, hehe and I am sure that I’m not the only one out there, either.  These days with fashion literally  at our finger tips, it is hard not to want every single trend that comes our way.  When it comes to trends, however, I just can’t justify spending a lot of money.  Usually, the piece gets worn one timeRead More →

Whatever your plans may be for Valentine’s Day, I’ve put together 5 different Valentine looks that will have you falling in love, and under budget!  Your Welcome:)   Dinner And Cocktails In The City     Dress  2. Pink Clutch  3. Black Strappy Sandal  4. Drop Earring   Pencil skirt  2. T-shirt  3. Moto jacket  4. Pump  5. Clutch   Beer, Pizza, and a Movie Jeans  2. Floral blouse 3. Box clutch 4. Nude pump 5. Earrings  Read More →

Photo by Candice Lake The time has come, winter is here, and it’s officially boot season!  Whether you’re vacationing in Aspen, or just trekking through the grocery store parking lot, keeping your feet warm and toasty this winter, is a must.  The one problem that I have every year with winter boots is that most of them are so NOT stylish.  They really know how to put a damper on an ensemble.  Which is whyRead More →

Expressing her passion and zest for life through her line of jewelry. Meraki312 designer, Palmina Trombetta is taking her creative vision to a whole new level, one piece at a time. I had the opportunity to sit down and speak with this inspirational designer, and her story is just as beautiful as her collections. Pearls: Where does your passion for jewelry come from? Meraki312:  As long as I can remember, I loved jewelry.  In Italy,Read More →

Styling on a Budget In a world of social media, we are constantly seeing what the latest street stylers and celebrities are wearing.  Not sure about you, but it seems like I want almost every look that I come across.  Unfortunately, it’s hard to keep up with all of the trends and not spend a fortune.  The truth is, you don’t need to spend a lot of money to look like a celebrity.  It takesRead More →

The fabric of the moment is velvet.  This season, designer’s just can’t seem to get enough of this soft, rich fabric.  Transition your wardrobe easily into fall and winter, by taking a dive into this gorgeous trend.  Slip your foot into something show stopping, and give a velvet bootie a try!  For your next night out, consider a handsome velvet pantsuit or sexy velvet dress!  Just want a touch of this extravagant fabric, a statementRead More →

If you haven’t figured it out yet, I am a huge lover of all things antique and vintage!  I’ve done posts on flea markets before, but I’ve never shared an experience at Chicago’s Randolph Street Market!  I’m obsessed with this market mainly for the vintage fashion and accessories.  Incorporating vintage jewelry, a bag, or a hat into your wardrobe, gives it a certain uniqueness, that you just can’t get from a department store.  How aboutRead More →

It’s time to ditch the black bag and try something on the brighter side.  This season is full of bright-colored bags, that are full of personality and charm.  I know, I know, it’s hard to stray from the neutrals.  I’m guilty of always turning to black and brown, as well, but it’s time to take a chance and show your true colors.  Throw a colorful bag into your ensemble and your whole mood will change!Read More →