Monday, November 22, 2010

Rock out or Walk away: Rachel Roy’s FIORA

I was browsing one of my fav sites, Rachel Roy when I came across these lego inspired shoes.
These are definitely a conversation piece, and if paired well they could be a hit.

So I must get your vote: Rock out or walk away from FIORA??

Purchase here

What a girl wants… what a girl REALLY needs (in her closet)

Often we have closets overflowing with clothing. Shirts, pants, jackets, everything! And normally we don’t even wear half of what we own. We go to the same key pieces and wear them to death and very fashionable I might add.

I’m an “all black everything” type of girl. It always matches and you never have to worry about the little stuff. So if you see me out and about I will normally have on my black blazer, a black see through tank and leggings/pants/skirt with a pair of awesome shoes. I was thinking, why do I constantly go and buy things that I get simple highs out of when I purchase but it remains in my closet unworn years later?

There are key expensive pieces that all girls need, so we can run to Forever 21 or other low buy stores to throw a newness and cheap piece into the mix from time to time to freshen our key pieces up.

Black blazer

A black structured blazer is key for over your pants, leggings, dresses and skirts.
You can wear it to a black tie with dress pants or you can wear it to the airport. This will define you! Make sure it cinches in the waist to give you definition and to make feminine curves.


Buy at least two expensive pair of jeans that will be your go to pair for special functions and nights out. You can go to cheaper stores to buy everyday jeans that cost about $20 that will fade and rip but you won’t mind when you toss them in the trash.
My pick: J Brand


This is a go to dress where you can dress down with a blue jean jacket and combat boots or dress up with statement jewelry and jeweled sandals for a major event. I prefer a long sleeved black dress because it can transition easier. When it becomes cold you can wear patterned tights and legwear to amp up the power. It will also be your go to for when you just don’t want to think.

There have been so many times I simply did not go to an even t because I sat on the edge of my bed and pondered what to wear and gave up and watched The Simpsons.

Expensive pair of black pumps

This is self explanatory. While we have the lines Sam Edelman and others to give us less expensive fun shoes, you can never go wrong with a rich and luxurious pair of black pumps and boots.

Frye boots (weekend wear )

The ultimate “in the know” girl boot for the weekend. They last for years and they come in so many different styles.

A good quality handbag

I recommend a higher line of bags such as Marc Jacobs, Tory Burch, Chloe. Coach is now going Luxe also!

I’m over the Louis Vuitton and Gucci because so many knockoffs. Tre tre de classe. Here I would go with a color bag that will always be instyle like a bright blue, or red!

Happy Shoppin'

Sunday, November 21, 2010

On Black Friday (Friday, November 26th), Cerato Boutique in Lakeview’s Southport Corridor is open EARLY! From 8 am – 12 noon, shoppers can get 20% off select items, while enjoying coffee, muffins and pastries courtesy of The Safari Cup (3404 N Southport Ave). Come early and enjoy the savings on some of the city’s best local designers!

3451 N. Southport Ave, Chicago (p) 773.248.8604

Friday, November 19, 2010

Last night: Block 37 and Deliciously Vintage

Some images I wanted to share from Wednesday night.

Block 37 fashion show with Austin Scarlett and Santino Rice from Project Runway. There was an amazing runway event showcasing amazing seasonal looks from Block 37 Shops like Zara and Akira while local designer Michelle Tan showed off some hot new fashions.


Deliciously Vintage- the launch of the revamped website of Deliciously Vintage Boutique and to see the Winter Lookbook

Deliciously Vintage

1747 South Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 733-0407
Open Tue-Sat 12pm-7pm

Friday, November 12, 2010

“Fashion at the Block” event with Austin Scarlett and Santino Rice from Project Runway

Calling all lovers of fashion, Project Runway, and Chicago! One-of-a-kind event.

What: “Fashion at the Block”

Where: Block 37 Shops
108 North state Street

When: Wednesday, November 17th from5:30pm – 7:30pm

Who: Austin Scarlett and Santino Rice from Project Runway

There will be an amazing runway event showcasing amazing seasonal looks from Block 37 Shops. One lucky attendee will win $1,000!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

DASH store opens in NYC

Yesterday, November 3rd. Kim and her glam squad of sisters- Khloe and Kourtney opened their NYC DASH store. Mass chaos was abroad, hundreds of people lined the streets outside and forced the police to shut down the opening. I’m hearing the store is gorgeous as well as price range is reasonable for all walks of life.

I’m loving Khloe’s outfit. Just the right balance of skin showing but very sophisticated.
Congrads ladies!

What do you guys think of their outfits?

Photo via Celebuzz

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

UPDATED::Giveaway : Win a prize pack of Stomp The Yard II: Homecoming DVD and soundtrack from Mrs. Windy City

I have a prize pack of Stomp The Yard II: Homecoming DVD and soundtrack combo to giveaway to a lucky reader of Mrs Windy City!

Stomp the Yard 2 features actors Terrence J and Pooch Hall while the soundtrack, Stomp the Yard II: Homecoming features Ace Hood, John Forte, Short Dawg, and many others!

All you have to do is leave a comment about: What is your favorite (current) song that would make you stomp the yard? With your name and email address.

A winner will be chosen at random on November 11th!

Good luck!

UPDATED:: Congrads to cpullum

Monday, November 1, 2010

The Local Lookbook’s upcoming events (f/ ZAMRIE and Nora del Busto)

It is The Local Lookbook’s mission to give designers the opportunity to showcase their work. Partners Halli Mulei and Daphne Ortiz continue to discover local talent through fashion schools and are quickly finding candidates via social media and networking. Established designers are welcome too and encouraged to utilize The Local Lookbook as a testing ground for the neighborhood and new pieces.

Hinsdale native, Ashley Zygmunt, launches her new season of couture blouses,
ZAMRIE at Market at Plymouth Court at the Standard Club.

Thursday, November 4, 2010; 5:30pm – 8:30pm

The Standard Club
320 S. Plymouth Ct.
Chicago, IL 60604
Grand Ballroom, 5th Fl.

Tickets are $15 in advance, and$20 at the door

Local designers ZAMRIE and Nora del Busto host an ALL DAY trunk show showcasing their new and holiday collections at Local Lookbook!

Saturday, December 4, 2010, 10am-5pm (designers available 1pm-4pm)

Local Lookbook
1211 W. Webster
Chicago, IL 60614

10% of sales that week (Tuesday through Saturday) of both ZAMRIE and Nora Del Busto go to UCAN Chicago, a multi-faceted social service agency which serves more than 12000 children, youth and families in Illinois each year.