The weather might be dismal, but February is shaping up to be one of our favorite months! We usher in New York Fashion Week, and with that comes a wide array of trends to obsess over, which completely takes our mind off the cold. Fall is on the brain! On the local front, there are a ton of ways to do good this month, because giving back is always in style. On February 18th, the Peggy Notebaert Museum hosts Chicago’s Volunteer Expo, where over 85 non-profit organizations meet so you can learn what volunteer opportunities are the perfect fit. Additionally, Chicago’s best party for a worthy cause kicks off on February 23rd. Tickled Pink for Bright Pink aims to bring awareness to the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer. Mid-month, grab your favorite gals and head to Brideside for an epic Galentine’s Day celebration. Might we suggest trying out the vibrant pink eyes trend at this time too? Whatever you decide to do, February is sure to be full of love!
2018 kicked off with a bang! Luxe coats, cozy sweaters and wraps, and large Louis Vuitton bags topped our best sellers list. January was all about surviving the cold and finding a chic way for fashion to meet function. There were no winter blues in sight! Do you have similar items in your closet? Consign now! Additionally, we want to meet your solemate. This month only, refer a friend and you both receive an extra 10% commission (that's 70% of the final selling price). It's a win-win. Who couldn't use a little extra post holiday cash?
This Friday, Restaurant Week kicks off in Chicago! If there is a place you’ve been dying to try, now is the time to make a reservation. Why not make an entire evening out of it and go see a show after dinner? Head to the Palmer House Hilton and watch Dennis Watkins perform at The Magic Parlour. It will be an evening of utter amazement! It’s also the perfect time to rock spring’s best hair trend (even if it is a little early) – the braided bun. This runway ready look is easy to achieve at home. Here’s a YouTube video to help you get started. Happy January!
Where to Find It
December was the month of Céline, Chopard and Cartier! With the ability to earn an extra 10% commission on all fine jewelry consigned, consignors brought out their best baubles and it paid off big time. The top jewelry sellers were, you guessed it – Cartier and Chopard watches! Twinning winter coats, luxe fur, everyday bags and a unique piece by Chanel also topped the list. It was a very happy gift giving season for those on the receiving end! Do you have comparable items in your closet? Consign now and your items might make next month’s best sellers list.
Have you ever seen a celebrity walking down the red carpet and thought, “I want to wear that!”? Thanks to Kate Walsh, you can! The 13 Reasons Why actress is auctioning off her closet -- all for a worthy cause. Proceeds from each item go to the Humane Society of Ventura County and the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region to benefit those affected by the California Wildfires. From coveted Valentino Rockstud heels to a killer Stella McCartney tank she wore to the Grey’s Anatomy 200th episode party, you’ll be taking home a piece of red carpet history! Don’t delay, each item is available on auction, so they won’t be around forever. What pieces will you bid on?
The holiday season is the greatest time of the year, but is also the busiest! Chances are, you have a super packed calendar and at least one holiday party to attend, which is why we’re here. After all, you need to look extra fabulous! We’ve rounded up some glamorous items that will put a little pizzazz in your step.
Photo by Brit + Co.
It’s finally December! This month makes way for holiday traditions, the first day of winter, and the end of 2017. Before you know it, we’ll be saying hello to a brand new year! Now is the time to do all those things you promised yourself you would do in 2017. Need a little inspiration before it comes to an end? Let’s discuss how to make this month the best it can be.
On the fashion front, sequins are a must. There is no better way to grab someone's attention than with a little sparkle. Additionally, leopard print outerwear is all the rage. The bold print takes on a sophisticated edge when paired with luxe fabrics. This winter, sport a leopard print coat or dip your toes in the water with your favorite winter accessories.
December is an ideal time to give back to those in need. With frigid temps officially upon us, now is the time to drop off winter wear to your local shelter. During a month of spending, gifting and receiving, we should all take a moment to give thanks for how fortunate we are.
Spending time with friends and family is key this holiday season, and we suggest heading to the theater. If you live in Chicago, special viewings include It’s a Wonderful Life, White Christmas, and more! Want to do something outdoors? Head to Millennium Park for a little ice skating. What is more festive than skating with a sparkling city backdrop?
SHOP Leopard Print
VISIT Music Box Theater
VISIT Millennium Park Ice Rink
November showed that timeless staples never go out of style. Easy-to-wear neutral color palettes, luxe materials (think premium leather and cashmere), sophisticated designs and luxury designer names topped our best sellers list. Another reason these styles sold big? Paris Fashion Week showcased similarly stylish pieces from designers like Stella McCartney, Givenchy, and Akris. The bestselling item of the bunch? The Hermès Cigare Swift Toolbox 26 Tote sold for $5,100. Other favorite brands on the list were Oscar de la Renta, Louis Vuitton, Tom Ford and Chanel.
What made the list?
The Hermès Cigare Swift Toolbox 26 Tote is hard to get your hands on. Plus, its cute square body makes it stand out. The boxy yet sophisticated design adds sleek structure to any chunky sweater or oversized blanket scarf.
The Chanel 2pc Jacket & Skirt Suit is as classic as you can get. Black, streamlined and 100% Chanel. Made in France, special details include a fringe trim, a full silk lining and a one button closure.
The Louis Vuitton Monogram Macassar Porte Documents Voyage GM Bag is the definition of function and style. This piece allows you to carry a laptop while showcasing your superior taste. What could be better?
The Tom Ford Jennifer Shoulder Bag is so on trend. With white accessories popping up everywhere (think large white frame sunnies to white patent leather boots), this shoulder bag is sure to add a bright punch of modernity to any ensemble.
The Gucci Horsebit Slingback Amstel Clogs are unique yet easily wearable. These shoes can be worn with flare leg jeans or a breezy skirt. Would you rock clogs?
The Oscar de la Renta Full Length Coat is made of 100% premium cashmere. This jacket screams Oscar with the grommet detailing and embroidered trim. Why not stay warm in style?
Saint Laurent Patent Leather Wingtip Flats have a beautiful broguing detail that we absolutely adore. Combined with the shiny patent leather, it’s the perfect marriage of old and new. The black and white color scheme is a classically bold combo that elevates any outfit. What’s not to love?! We also delight in the fact that this shoe is dressy yet comfortable with its ultra-flat sole. Admirers of this style include Victoria Beckham, Kristen Stewart, Lady GaGa and Miranda Kerr. What designer shoes are you eyeing?
Happy Thanksgiving EDO Insiders! This Thanksgiving at eDrop-Off, we are so grateful for all of you! We hope everyone has a happy, healthy, and loving holiday today!