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 →

Have you ever gone to a restaurant and eaten something sooo delicious, that you just had to make it at home?  Well that is exactly what happened when I ate at RPM Steak, here in Chicago.  My friend Diane raved about this kale salad and insisted that we order it when we were having dinner there recently.  Well she was right, it was such a simple salad, but incredibly tasty.  When I got home, IRead 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 →

On November 27, 2016.  Ispirare. by Karra Piriano will be having their very first event, here in the Chicagoland area.  Bringing female entrepreneurs and small business owners from all over, together under one roof, to help network, support and empower one another.  Over 25 vendors, including beauty, fashion, skin care, health, wellness and some sweet treats!  Fashion shows, a DJ, food and drink will also be part of this fabulous event!  10% of the proceeds willRead 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 →

Do you have makeup strewn throughout bags, bathroom drawers and cabinets?  Is it impossible for you to find your favorite lip gloss, because it’s hiding in a sea of cosmetics?  Then you need to check out these fantastic ideas, that will keep your bathroom looking both beautiful and organized. 6 Makeup Organization Hacks You Must See I love these little glass boxes.  Although they are small, you can keep your “favorite” products on display andRead More →

Friday’s design crush…green velvet sofas.  I don’t know what it is, but I am just in love with a lush pop of green.  If your thinking, how in the world do I style the rest of my space with a green velvet sofa.  Well, the truth is, the green is actually very neutral.  It really can work with so many different palettes and patterns!  If you like color, style it with some other pops of colorRead More →

Why is it, that when you turn 40, you often create a bucket list? Suddenly, you feel like you want to accomplish literally EVERYTHING that has ever interested you, or even just crossed your mind!  The fear is gone from things that normally would scare the hell out of you, and you just want to do it!  If it’s not something that you were afraid of, then it’s something that you’ve always wanted to doRead More →