Fur, Baby

Dinner at Charlatan Chicago. // 1.10.15

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 Vest: Club Monaco; Tee/Leggings: Nordstrom; Boots: Dolce Vita.

Something I’ve been searching for for a long time has been a quality, faux fur vest. I’ve looked everywhere for one, and lucky for me, found one under the Christmas tree this year. From Club Monaco, I am completely in love with this piece. Pairing it with a basic tee made for a sophisticated, easy look for a date night at Charlatan in Chicago’s West Town (which, btw, if you are in need of some winter comfort food, this is the place.)

NYE Sparkle

New Year’s Eve. // 12.31.14

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Top: Nordstrom BP; Pants: Lucy Paris; Shoes: Louboutin.

Usually I don’t blog an outfit beforehand but I’m making an exception for NYE … New Year’s Eve has always been an excuse for me to leave the house bedazzled in sequins (which, if it were socially and fashionably acceptable, I would wear everyday.) This year is no different. I am pairing a pair of Lucy Paris sequin leggings with a plain black tee for a laid back, yet sparkly look.

 

Holiday Tulle

The Nutcracker Ballet. // 12.21.14

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Skirt: Akira Chicago; Top: Nordstrom; Jacket: Nanette Lepore; Bag: YSL; Shoes: Louboutin.

I channeled my inner Carrie Bradshaw this weekend when I attended The Joffrey Ballet’s performance of The Nutcracker. I paired a gold top from Nordstrom with my favorite look for this holiday season — a huge tulle skirt. While it definitely spilled over into the seat next to me, this skirt screams holidays and looked great paired with a wool Nanette Lepore blazer.

Silver & Gold

Christmas Tea at The Peninsula Hotel.// 12.2.14

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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!

Up in Barneys

Causal Sunday. // 11.16.14

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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.

… It’s Cold Outside

Sunday Starbucks Run. // 11.16.14

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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.

DVF Love

Sushi date night at Jellyfish Chicago. // 10.25.14

Dress: Diane Von Furstenberg; Shoes: Louboutin; Bag: Louis Vuitton.

Love this lace zipper back.

A little bling with my orchid.

The goods.

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.

Classic Style – Review

eShakti. // 10.26.14

Dress: eShakti; Shoes: Louboutin.

Bracelets: Nordstrom.

The fabric of this dress is great. Very comfortable and the fit is amazing.

Love the pockets.

Love the details.

Classic.

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!

Floral Frock

Sunday afternoon at the ballet. // 10.26.14

Dress: Free People; Shoes: Louboutin.

Perfect fall floral dress.Love a classic, nude Louboutin.

Love the pattern on this dress.

Obsessed with these sleeve buttons.

So elegant.

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?!

Sweaters & Scarves

Weekend in Michigan. // 10.19.14

Sweater: Free People; T-shirt: H&M; Leggings: TopShop; Boots: Hunter.

Scarf: Akira Chicago.

I bought this scarf last year from Akira, and it was hands down the best purchase I made all winter. So warm, so cozy and the fall colors are so chic! It's like wrapping a sweater around your neck.

Highly recommend Hunter boots for a fall hike.

Fall life.

Gorg Michigan foliage.

Fall <3

How amazing is this?

 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.

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