Christmas Tea at The Peninsula Hotel.// 12.2.14
Sweater & Necklace : H&M; Bracelet: Henri Bendel; Boots: Dolce Vita.
For our annual Christmas tea at The Peninsula Hotel, I chose to break out the winter whites. I wore a heavy, white sweater with silver and gold jewelry — sticking to the holiday feel. Btw, if you haven’t had tea at The Peninsula, especially during Christmas, I encourage you to try it. It’s definitely one of my favorite things to do!
Causal Sunday. // 11.16.14
Sweatshirt: Private Party; Boots: Dolce Vita; Leggings: Akira; Bag: Saint Laurent.
Casual Sunday called for a laid back look for watching football on the couch. And a little Drake, of course.
Sunday Starbucks Run. // 11.16.14
Top: Rails; Coat: Joie; Leggings: Akira Chicago; Boots: Dolce Vita; Scarf: Nordstrom BP; Mittens: H&M; Bag: YSL.
It’s cold in Chicago. And it’s only mid-November … On a Starbucks run on this Sunday I layered it on with my new Rails button down and Dolce Vita boots along with a cozy scarf, mittens and a little YSL.
Sushi date night at Jellyfish Chicago. // 10.25.14
Dress: Diane Von Furstenberg; Shoes: Louboutin; Bag: Louis Vuitton.
Throwback Thursday-ing it to about two weeks ago when I wore my favorite dress for a sushi date with my man. DVF Zarita dresses are so classic and so chic and a staple every girl should have in their wardrobe.
eShakti. // 10.26.14
Dress: eShakti; Shoes: Louboutin.
I recently received a dress from online custom clothier eShakti. In my unbiased opinion, I must say I had a pleasant experience. I gave them my measurements, chose the dress style online and received it in the mail about two weeks later. The dress itself is a little tricky to get on at first, but once on, the fit is great. The fabric is slightly heavier – very cottony, so you if you like a cotton fabric, this dress is for you. I love the style – it’s very 1960s-classic chic. I can see wearing it to a dinner party or possibly to tea. I paired it here with some nude Louboutin pumps. Overall, I really like the dress, the fit and the fabric. The style is exactly what I was looking for, and would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a dress with a custom fit.
eShakti was so kind as to give me a promo code to share with all you Haute Allure readers! Just enter coupon code ‘hauteallure’ to get 10% OFF when you shop at eShakti – valid now until 11/25/2014. So, if you are looking for a dress for Thanksgiving or the holidays, check them out!
Sunday afternoon at the ballet. // 10.26.14
Dress: Free People; Shoes: Louboutin.
If you live in Chicago, you know the past few days have been BEAUTIFUL! Like 70 degrees and sunny. I totally wouldn’t mind all of fall/winter being like this. I went to the ballet Sunday afternoon, and, since it was so nice out, wore this floral dress from Free People. Both the muted color and the long sleeves made it perfect for fall. And how about those buttons on the back and sleeves?!
Weekend in Michigan. // 10.19.14
Sweater: Free People; T-shirt: H&M; Leggings: TopShop; Boots: Hunter.
Ok, yeah, I like fall — as you can probably tell from my last few posts. This past weekend, the guy and I went up to the lakehouse in Michigan for a little fall R&R. We hiked in the woods, along the beach and I enjoyed all of it in this super cozy new sweater from Free People and my ALL TIME FAVORITE scarf from Akira. It’s so cozy I can’t even begin to tell you.
Sunday in Wisconsin. // 10.12.14
Jacket: Joie; Scarf: Rag & Bone; Jumper: Wildfox; Jeans: Hudson; Boots: Hunter.
Took a day trip up to Wisconsin this weekend to enjoy the fall. It also gave me the opportunity to break out my Hunter boots for the first time this year as well as my new favorite fall jacket from Joie.
Sunday stroll. // 10.5.14
Top: Ace Delivery from Nordstrom; Jeans: Hudson; Shoes: Adam Tucker.
One of my must-haves for fall is a great plaid top. I got this one by Ace Delivery at Nordstrom. I paired it with with some leather Adam Tucker flats and my favorite pair of Hudson jeans and was ready for a Sunday walk along the Chicago river with my guy.
Sunday chillin’. // 9.28.14
Sweater: Nasty Gal; Shorts: H&M; Shoes: Louboutin.
The varsity stripe sweater is everywhere this fall. I recently got this cute sweater from Nasty Gal, and I absolutely love it. It’s great with a pair of ripped jeans for a comfy chic look, or with these leather shorts for a slightly more edgy, evening look.