Tag: Accessories

Chicago, Sales/Discounts, Second City Style

Our Favorite Sale Will Be Back In Chicago: Gilt City Warehouse Sale Oct 14-15!

The Gilt City Warehouse Sale returns to Chicago! Woot! Second City Style loves this sale, and if you are shoppers like us, so will you! See one of our previous hoists here!  This fall they are bringing even more designer finds for women, men, kids and the home—all at up to 80 percent off retail. Members are invited to experience…

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Chicago, Second City Style, Shopping

Gallery Aesthete Opens In Wicker Park. Take a Peek Inside!

Gallery Aesthete will open its new Wicker Park showroom doors on Friday, August 19th, making a move from the (somewhat secret) Oak Street location to a more accessible street level gallery. Gallery Aesthete successfully achieves its mission to illuminate the relationship between fashion, art and object. Whether it’s apparel, artwork, fragrance, jewelry or accessories, each item featured within the gallery…

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Chicago, Second City Style

Get Ready to Go! Flight 001 Pop Up Shop At theWit Hotel Chicago

It’s travel season! Can you get packed and ready in less than 3 minutes? If not, Flight 001 can help! Flight 001 celebrated the opening of their newest pop-up shop in theWit hotel last Thursday. There, you can find all sorts of goodies for your traveling needs. From luggage tags, to universal travel adapters, to nylon carry-ons, whatever you need,…

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Anti-Aging Style

Go For the Gold (Rimmed Sunglasses)

Lately I have been finding myself reaching for my gold rimmed sunglasses. Why? Well they look hot! Seriously, the color compliments pretty much any skin tone and they have a bit of a 70’s vibe which by now we all know is in right now. Thin gold frames look like jewelry and the thicker ones are just funky! Besides, is there any better way to dress up an outfit than with a touch of gold? So go for it! You can always go for classic Ray Ban Aviators and never go wrong, but here are some additional styles I found and some are even under $25!

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Hot Accessory Trend Alert: Reapproach The Silk Floral Brooch

Remember when Carrie wore silk flower pins on Sex And The City and you had to have one – or several? Well hopefully you kept them, because according to Gucci (who we look to lately for fashion inspiration as they are back on track since Alessandro Michele took over of the helm this past year), silk floral pins are the must have trend of the season. Florals are everywhere this season and even on Gucci handbags (you kinda want one too, right?). So leave it to the trendsetting brand to bring the floral brooch back. It wasn’t old-ladyish when Carrie wore it in the 90’s and it doesn’t have to be now either.

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Looks for Less: Spring’s Shades Of Gray Accessories

Unless you live under a rock, you must have heard the Met Gala was earlier this month and taken a peek at some photos of the beautiful ensembles donned at this elite annual ball. This year’s theme focused on technology, so many A-listers and members of fashion’s upper echelon walked the famed steps donning gowns in tones of gray, with hints of dusty lavender and metallics added for interest.

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The Must Have Summer Bag: Backpacks

Some of my posts are admittedly based on my own personal needs. Case in point, I can only carry backpacks since my spinal surgery last year – so how lucky am I backpacks are in and totally on-trend? That means I don’t resemble a student or a tourist carrying one! I invested in a fabulous black leather backpack which got me through last fall and the winter, but now that summer is approaching I am seeing the need to invest in something a little lighter – but still fashionable.

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Looks For Less: Structured Satchels for Sunny Occasions

Post-dinner walks in the park, Saturday shopping trips, brunches al-fresco, ahhh! The benefits of warmer weather and sunshine soaked days are upon us. With all the time spent strolling around, nobody wants to have a cumbersome, heavy oversized bag weighing them down. After editing your bag down to the essentials, it’s time to do a little springtime shopping and consider snapping up a new, cute carryall.

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Chain Of Command – Chain Link Bags

Good Lord. It is so hard to keep up with all the handbag trends this season, but one that is back in a BIG way is an oldie, but a goodie: the chain link bag. If you already have a Chanel bag you are in luck. If you don’t and can’t quite afford one or want to spend the money, or if you are just looking to add another to your chain posse, there are some phenomenal options at virtually every price point.

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Denim, Denim Everywhere: Denim Accessories

Dark blue, light blue, white, black. Our love of denim shows no signs of ever stopping. Now it has evolved to denim accessories. Especially when you notice designer brands like Fendi, Gucci and Valentino with gorgeous denim handbags for spring ’16. And let’s not forget about Jimmy Choo, Vince and Manolo Blahnik denim shoes. So I started poking around a and found denim accessories at every price point.

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Chicago, Designers, Second City Style

Made To Order At M2057 by Maria Pinto Style Studio

Spring has sprung at M2057 by Maria Pinto so I just had to take a peek! I stopped at the Style Studio at 833 W Washington perfectly situated in the heart of West Loop near all the fun restaurants and hot spots. The collection offers Pinto’s architectural styling and luxury in styles from sculptural jackets to swingy dresses to structured…

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