This spring, we’re taking a darker approach to the new season. Intricate prints illuminated with rich hues, luxe leather accessories and silk garments topped our must haves list. We can never resist a striking hat and this one by Saint Laurent is perfection. Additionally, nothing screams spring like a floral dress (just ask Miranda Priestley) and Dolce & Gabbana shows off their expert craftsmanship in this stunning silk design. Will you go straight for pastels this season, or embrace the darker side of spring?
Spring kicks off next week so now is the time to acquaint yourself with the top runway trends. This year, it’s all about pops of color! From eyelids to footwear, everything is painted in bold hues. Lazy girls rejoice! The low ponytail is the it hairstyle of the season. Dress it up with a fun hair accessory! It’s an effortless way to look like you spent hours on your hair. No one will know it took less than 3 minutes! If you’re local, be sure to head to the Chicago River on St. Patrick’s Day for the river dyeing. Additionally, the Macy’s Flower Show kicks off the following week and it’s a must see. March is a magical month!
What a month! Shows wrapped in Paris marking the official end of the last fashion week of the season. Things kicked off in New York at the beginning of February and then proceeded in London and Milan. One thing is certain, fall is on point. If you’re like us and can’t wait until the new season to rock runway trends, we spotted a few that are totally acceptable to wear in spring. We’re predicting Oscar de la Renta’s tulle coats are going to be a highly sought-after item. From heavy embellishments to fringe accents, we’re showing you our favorite trends and looks from fashion month. Who was your favorite designer this season?
Tulle gets a major update in 2018.
Create unexpected contrast with sheer details.
Add a little weight to your wardrobe.
You're only as cool as your outerwear.
Black never goes out of style.
Embrace your primal instincts.
Pleats can be ultra feminine or add a little bit of edge. You decide!
You can never have too much texture!
All photos by Vogue.
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.