#CountdownToHalloween: DIY Coco Chanel Costume

Coco Chanel’s legacy is more than her brand. Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel lived an amazing life. After her mother passed away, she was abandoned by her father and went to live in an orphanage with her younger sister. It was here that she eventually learned how to sew. She faced countless hardships both personally and in business. Yet, she went on to become the most revolutionary designer of her time; her couture is still making millions today. This costume is original, fun and even better in black and white. I already owned everything I needed for this look. Chances are that you do too. Start by grabbing every pearl you own, and the personality will follow. Read More

Call Me Coco

Though spring technically starts March 20, most Chicagoans don’t expect it to feel like spring until late April or early May. Winters are long and cold, but we greet the piercing wind and freezing temperatures with faux fur and open arms. Currently we’re in that awkward stretch of 45-60 degree days that demand both jackets and short sleeves at various times. So, I put together a Coco Chanel inspired ensemble with layer upon layer of fabulousness that is perfect for those warmer afternoons and equally appropriate for cooler evenings. Read More