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Style Scout: Post Baby Fashion

7 Sep

A great friend of mine who always looks flawless, even at 7 months pregnant, is planning ahead for the big arrival. I’m not talking about the baby-she’s concerned about what to wear post baby!

I may not have personal experience with maternity clothes (well, my hubby thinks some of my clothes look maternity and should be burned) but I do know how to feel good and look stylish-even in sweats.

Hoodies: Stylish sweats are comfortable and fashionable.

Volcom Moclov Crew

Hurley Vacay Hoodie

Day Tops: I love Splendid tops. They are soft and very versatile. The belted tunic will cinch your shrinking tummy.


Splendid Melange Tunic

Splendid Two Color Slub Stripe Boatneck Top

Cozy Sweaters: You’ll need some warmer wear in the cold, Chicago winter.

Autumn Cashmere Hoodie Poncho

Alice + Olivia Aviva Marled Vest

Work Blouses: Flowy, colorful and patterned!

Tucker Yoke Blouse

Trina Turk Leslie Blouse

Evening Tops: For a night out sans baby. The off the shoulder beaded top is pretty and shows off some skin.

Diane von Furstenberg Nove Wrap Blouse

Vince Camuto Beaded Sequin Top


6 Sep

I visited the Art Institute of Chicago today and was really inspired by this piece entitled, Quadrangles in Two Planes, 1945, by Irene Rice Pereira. It’s an oil on glass and board.

I love geometric prints in art, design and fashion. Here are some fashion and design picks that caught my eye.

Jonathan Adler Carnaby Nesting Trays

Topshop Geometric Bracelet

Milly Madras Dress

Endesign Vase on Etsy

Diane von Furstenbeg Kindra Top

Monique Pean Horn Earrings

Forever 21 Geo Print Top

Diane von Furstenberg Brenda Canvas Bag

On Safari

4 Sep

I know animal prints are huge-but I can’t help but think of Peg Bundy from Married with Children with all of the leopard mini skirts and cheetah tops around.

If you’re afraid to go too Jerseylicious (Not hating on the show-LOVE it), add a bit of whimsy with animal jewels.

Tory Burch Cuff Available at Tory Burch

Kara Ross Snake Necklace Available at Kara Ross

Rachel Roy Owl Ring Available at Rachel Roy

Noir Dragon Earrings Available at Noir Jewelry

One, Two Punch

1 Sep

I was recently introduced to Chicago-based Mineralogy Jewelry at the Dose Market. I fell in love with the oversized gems and couldn’t help but buy a ring for myself. The owner was so sweet to customize the ring to fit my tiny fingers on site.

The Pyrite Ring doubles as a weapon. People will think twice about messing with me!

Check out the jewelry on their blog and etsy shop! Christmas and Chanukah will be here in no time!

Beauty Sleep

1 Sep

LONG gone are the days you get home at 1am, sleep until noon and get up feeling refreshed. I am lucky to sleep past 8am on weekends these days thanks to a 50 pound, snoring English Bulldog who’s ready at 6am for her breakfast.

There is one place that does offer the most luxurious beds in all of Chicago, Chicago Luxury Beds. Their newly renovated showroom boasts 3,000-square-feet of  beds and bedding from brands like Hästens, VI-Spring,  and now Sferra.

The bed of all beds, the Hästens Vividus king, is handmade, takes 160 man hours to complete and is guaranteed for 25 years.  It comes to $9.25 per day amortized over a 25 year average lifespan.  I think it’s worth it! Now how do I get my dog to stop snoring?

And….how stylish- Hästens beds are covered in Gingham!

Test them out for yourself at the Chicago Luxury Beds showroom!

Chicago Luxury Beds

Goodbye Upper East Side, Hello Midtown

30 Aug

Before Hurricane Irene hit, I was able to snap some images from my childhood Apt on 1st Ave where I spent many days and nights tanning, reading books and drinking with friends-sorry mom!

My mom’s new digs in Midtown aren’t bad either. So close to my shopping mecca that is…



New Parents, New Bedding

26 Aug

A great friend of mine recently had an adorable son Charlie and has been focusing on styling his baby-chic nursery. But now it’s time to treat herself and update her bedding.


Comfortable, stylish bedding that’s floral-free for her Husband

Crate & Barrel Jaipur Duvet Available at Crate & Barrel

Jonathan Adler Grey Hollywood Available at Jonathan Adler

three sheets 2 the wind Radial Duvet Available at Design Public

Unison Porter Stripe Duvet Available at Design Public

Labrynth Dove Duvet Available at Dwell Studio

Inhabit Rhythm Duvet Available at Design Public

Dwell Draper Stripe Ash Duvet Available at Design Public

Jonathan Adler Blue Syrie Duvet Available at Jonathan Adler

Dwell Studio Ikat Dot Indigo Duvet Available at Dwell Studio

Downright Windsor Duvet Available at Allmodern

Hunt for Houndstooth

22 Aug

Houndstooth Clutch Available at Dishhandbags on Etsy


Houndstooth Travel Mugs Available at Yedi Housewares

Jonathan Adler Rug Available at Jonathan Adler










Salvatore Ferragamo Pump Available at Nordstrom

Houndstooth Notebook Available at Picca Dilly

Sophia’s Choice

20 Aug

A Louis Vuitton Lockit Devotion

At $10,000+, it’s a little out of my price range….

Fringe Benefits

20 Aug

Arden B Ombre Earrings Available at Arden B

B By Brian Atwood Booties Available ay Saks

Belinda Pasqua Handbag Avaibale at

Emilio Pucci Scarf Available at the Outnet

Diesel Belt Available at Zappos

Blu Bijoux Necklace Available at Max & Chloe