SAMPLE SALE BASH

Cocktails, HUGE discounts, free spa services and a SWAG bag…who wouldn’t want to attend this party?  Sassy City chicks is invading Chicago tonight with the ultimate sample sale including deep discounts on designer name-brand jeans, jewelry, handbags, makeup and more. For FREE (yes, I said free) admission —  “purchase” a sassy tote ticket at the Sassy City Chicks site for $0 entry fee with the code GEN AD.

The ultimate ladies’ night out! Will I see you there?

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London Calling

Everything is Lovely in London!

If there is one thing you should know by now it is my obsession with London.  Ever since my roomie and I traveled there for spring break 2010 it stole my heart!  The culture, my love for The Beatles, the style, the history, the cute men with british accents and of course the SHOPPING! London seems to be as diverse as you can get with retailers offering customers specific niches in bookshops, boutiques, bakeries, vintage finds and everything in-between. Well have no fear because Shopikon just launched a London ultimate shopping guide! With this hand selected guide of the best boutiques and independent retailers you can browse photos and reviews, share your favorite shops with friends and print your very own custom shopping map!

If I had a custom shopping map here’s how it would go: 1st place to visit would be the Colombia Road Flower Market.  I can imagine the oasis of flowers blooming, sweet aroma and vivacious colors now.  Is there anything more lovely than fresh-flowers…really?  Sometimes you just need a pop of color and sweet scent to not only look romantic but to brighten your day.

My 2nd place to visit would be Ally Capellino bags.  Providing minimalist luxury with spot-on craftsmanship is a hard duo to find  and these bags have both. Inspired by the designers love of cycling her collection offers modern-yet timeless silhouettes in rich leathers  that scream functionality.

My last stop (the list could go on and on) would be After Noah Antiques for knick-knacks and small treasures.  Some times to gain inspiration it’s important to look at your past.  Retro finds from traditional classic children’s games and furniture restoration offers you vintage lifestyle at a one-stop shop!

Easy app right at your fingertips

Personalized Map

(Phone snapshots via SHOPIKON)

Download the new app or check out their website to see where your custom shopping map would take you!  CHEERS!

XOXO

Hales

Dress Up Party: Lara Miller

Last night I attended Lara Miller and Chicago Blogger Network’s media party to style her latest collection.  It was the ULTIMATE dress up party- clothes, makeup and hair- with Chicago’s most fashionable! Bloggers got to choose their own pieces from her 2012 collection, finish their look with makeup and hair by Anthony Balthazar & Laura Pederson and then have a personal photo-shoot with Bret Grafton Photography.  How COOL!  The best styled looks will become her 2012 collection lookbook showcased to buyers throughout the country!

Lara Miller’s eco-friendly clothing is inspired by Chicago’s architectural and cultural landscapes.  Her collection screams sophistication with an edge of sultriness. She plays with geometric shapes and structural cuts/silhouettes of pieces giving us the freedom to wear garments in different ways creating entirely different looks. The collection is fashioned from eco-friendly fabrics and all sweaters are loomed in Chicago!

Playful geometry, structural jackets in Eco-friendly fabrics

Playful and sophisticated at the same time

My Look: Smoked out makeup and messy bun paired with a yellow long knit-sweater and (TO-DIE FOR) structural jacket

The ladies were looking good from Socialitedreams.com

Mid-photo shoot

DJ was spinning all night!

Loved her blue tights and head-turban