Kitchen Cravings {Reiko Kaneko}

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Oh my!!! How have I not happened upon this amazing China by Reiko Kaneko until now??!! This is pure, simple perfection with just the right amount of cheeky metallic goodness thrown in. Reiko, a Japanese-British designer who honed her skills at London’s Central St. Martins, takes the traditional craft of English Bone China and transforms it into modern and stunning pieces that aren’t too precious for daily use. I think I’m in love!

XO

{Images via reikokaneko.co.uk}

Shop my Closet {Vaunte Style}

Vaunte Sale Vaunte Sale

Today’s the day, Lovelies! My closet feature is live on Vaunte today. For those of you that aren’t familiar, Vaunte is the hottest new luxury re-sale  site out there! They’re re-inventing fashion one fun closet at a time. I’m honored to be featured, and I hope you enjoy “shopping my closet” & getting a bit of a closer look into my fashion loves & must-haves!

Check it all out right here.

XO

I want to ride my Bicycle {in Style}

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Public’s Limited Edition Rivoli.

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Public’s M8 in Orange.

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Martone’s Women’s Real in White.

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Martone’s Women’s Grand in Gold.

Abici Bikes

ABICI’s Granturismo Donna in Purple.

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ABICI’s Granturismo Donna in Aquamarine.

Summer’s all but here…and that also means that biking season is in full swing!! I know that single-speed road bikes are still technically the “cool” way to get around, but I prefer to have a few extra gears and a comfy seat at my disposal – thank you very much.

Snubbing the custom-built, single speed bike trend doesn’t mean compromising on awesome design & style though! Brands like Martone, Public and ABICI are building beautifully designed & tricked out bikes that put my basic Schwinn model to shame!! I am dreaming of that gold/pink Martone bike on a nightly basis….and maybe, one day, you’ll see me cruising around town on that sexy beast!

Now that we’ve got the dream bike covered, stay tuned for next week’s selection of incredibly innovative & fun bike accessories! In the meantime, have a beautiful weekend, Lovelies!

XO

Local Talent {Laura Lombardi}

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Laura Lombardi Jewelry

Chicago is a city with an amazing array of talented artists, many of which are absolute masters of their craft. Local jewelry genius Laura Lombardi is one of them. Her current Spring 2013 creations & look book blow me away!! The ethnically-inspired pieces are made from vintage brass and copper…and they have a depth and mystery to them that I don’t see very often. Every piece is handmade right here in Chicago, which makes wearing these jewels all the more special.

I recently had the pleasure to (finally!) meet Laura in person, and not only is she mega talented, she’s also an absolute sweetheart. Perfect combo for one of Chicago’s most talented jewelry ladies, right?! If you want to know more, or to find her full line, click here.

XO

{All images via LauraLombardi.com}

Summer Style {Oh, Stop It!}

Kate Spade for Summer

{1.Floral Romper.  2.Travel Journal. 3.Earrings.  4.Flats.  5.Bottle Carrier.}

Over the weekend, I took a little online browse (while enjoying the beautiful sunny weather on the porch) through my favorite sites & found myself stuck and amazed at Kate Spade’s current goodies -sometimes she just REALLY gets it! Thought I’d share my faves with you.

How fun & easy is that short floral romper?! Paired with the purple-metallic flats, it’s a perfect outfit for a Summer picnic or an evening stroll while on vacation. Fancy it up with colorful statement earrings, and while we’re on the topic of vacations….Kate’s pink travel journal has officially gone on my wish list…along with this super cool wicker champagne carrier (this could also be a fantastic hostess gift!!)

What are your Summer faves right now?

XO

Floral Suiting

Floral Suiting

Floral Suiting

Floral Suiting

Floral Suiting

Floral Suiting

{Shorts – Aritzia. Top – Aritzia. Heels – Alaia. Sunglasses – Need Supply. Bag – Celine.}

It’s officially really warm here in Chicago (majorly jumping for joy here!)….and what better way to celebrate than spending some time outdoors in a bright floral Spring ensemble?! After searching far & wide for the perfect floral “Suit”, I finally found this super bright & playful version at Aritzia. It’s easy to wear, fun, and has just the right amount of tailoring to make it appropriate for evenings when worn with a nice heel. What do you think? Are you into the floral-on-floral trend?

XO

{Images by the lovely Alison.}

Color Craving…

Color Crave - Deep Fuchsia

{1. Give your Momma some Love!  2. Charlotte Olympia Heels.  3. Leather tote by Baggu.  4. A playful necklace for Summer.  5. Mirrored Aviators by Ray Ban.}

Welcome to Color Crave, Lovelies! I find myself thinking/daydreaming in certain colors so often…I think it’s about time to start a semi-regular feature on my color obsessions. This week I’ve had nothing but deep, saturated Fuchsia on my brain. I love most shades of pink, but this almost-purple shade has been popping into my view rather regularly lately. I know that Emerald Green is the official color of 2013, but I think this happy shade might be a close second for Spring/Summer!!

XO

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