My 10 Favorite Sunnies for Spring

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New sunglasses are the easiest way to spruce up your style for spring. I love that you can pop on a fresh pair to go from glam to funky in seconds. And you don’t have to spend a fortune either – my white sunnies from River Island got me feeling sooo 70’s, and they are under $25! Retro not your vibe? There’s a whole world of classic and colorful options to choose from… Continue reading “My 10 Favorite Sunnies for Spring”

Stay Warm In A Bold Knit Coat

IMG_2415First piece of news: My insta has even more style, beauty, general antics, and pictures of my pomeranian. What’s not to love?! ❤️ If you’re in the neighborhood, check me out @thechampagnechic

If you’re in the Northeast U.S. right now you are probably getting buried under inches of snow. Stay safe and warm out there! I took the redeye to Chicago last night and it’s freezing here so I feel your pain (but no snow yet, whew). This cold weather inspired me to post about the pure joy that is finding a really warm, but also chic, coat. Like this patterned knit from H&M. And it’s on sale right now for only $50!  Continue reading “Stay Warm In A Bold Knit Coat”

Menswear-Inspired Blazer + Tee For Work

IMG_8239.JPGJeans: Madewell // Blazer: Mural // Earrings: Elizabeth and James // Shoes: Old, Similar Here // T-Shirt: Korrupt Label // Lips: Nars

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We had such a busy weekend! Have you seen Book of Mormon yet? We saw it on Saturday again and it never gets old – literally the funniest broadway show I’ve ever seen. A good one to bring the boy if you usually have to drag them to shows – my husband LOVED it. After such a fun weekend with musicals and the Museum of Ice Cream it’s hard to go back to work. Lately when I’m lacking inspiration, I’ve been borrowing from the boys! Can’t get enough of menswear-inspired blazers with a tee shirt. The best thing about this look: it’s professional but you can still show a little personality. You can dress it up or down with different blazer/tee combos, so it’s appropriate for the formality level of your office.

Play with prints and colors! There are unlimited combos: Mixed prints, black and navy, stripes and polka dots, it all works. A plaid blazer and a striped t-shirt, or a solid blazer and a funky graphic tee? Done. My husband gave me this t-shirt because he thinks it makes me more “rock n’ roll”. Ha! What do you think? Paired with high-waisted pants and a red lip, it’s a me that’s fun, but ready to WERK. Did I mention it’s comfortable? I love the look of a loafer to complete the menswear vibe, but when I have client meetings, I go with pumps.

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The Museum of Ice Cream

We spent our Sunday afternoon at the Museum of Ice Cream! Yes, that’s a thing and it was as delicious as it sounds. I can’t believe someone dreamed this sweet, sweet heaven up. The Museum of Ice Cream, #MOIC, is currently open in LA, Miami and San Francisco.  If you live in SF, you can get tickets here. They sell out months in advance but you can sign up for a notification when they release more, so you’ll know first. Want a sneak peek? Follow me…
IMG_2059.JPGOutfit Details: Jeans: Frame // Shirt: Topshop, similar here // Earrings: Vanessa Mooney, ON SALE // Bag: Old // Shoes: Ann Taylor // Lipstick: NarsIMG_2093 Continue reading “The Museum of Ice Cream”

Wardrobe Want: Red and More Red

I know red was a huge fall trend but I’m still majorly crushing on it. Red accessories are a cheap and easy way to incorporate red into your wardrobe without committing to a wearing a red sweater all day. First and foremost…

An easy coat: I LOVE my red coat. It’s the best way to bring some pizazz (or pizzaz, get it?!) to an otherwise neutral outfit. This one from Zara is my go to for a black dress or jeans (similar options here and here):

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Brand I Love: COS

Looking at your played out winter clothes and realizing you are need of some new wardrobe staples? Me too. If you don’t already know, I MUST introduce you to one of my favorite European fashion imports: Cos. They do simplicity with a twist better than anyone. Think navy sweatshirts with fun pleating, skirts with tie belts and asymmetrical hems, dresses with a collar you can wear up for a square neck, or down for a v-neck. Their fabrics are thick and luxe, but you also can’t go wrong with the classic white poplin shirt. If you are into looking pulled together without a lot of effort (and who isn’t) or solid colors and classic tailoring, scroll down for my best picks from COS right now.

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This dress is from my latest trip to London and is no longer available but there’s a very similar version here (I almost like it more). Shoes: Old // Necklace: Nordstrom, (Similar Here) // Clutch: Claire V. (Similar Here) // Lipstick: Nars Continue reading “Brand I Love: COS”

My Favorite Foods and Best Restaurants In Chicago

I lived in Chicago for years before moving to San Francisco, and I miss it so much (only the summertime, of course, I’m not a lunatic). The absolute best part is the FOOD. There are so many amazing restaurants and chefs that set up shop there, you can gain 10 pounds in a week! You know, not like it’s happened to me personally… it’s just a hypothetical! Anyway, I was there last week and thought I’d share some of my favorite places (not necessarily the highest rated by foodie professionals or the most expensive, just places I loved to frequent) when I lived there.

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Three Arts Club Cafe at Restoration Hardware.  Pro tip: they open at 10am and don’t take reservations, so plan to get there by 9:30am and wait in line if you want first seating. Otherwise, show up when you can, but expect 1-2 hour wait on the weekend. The good news about the wait: JUST LOOK AT THIS ROOFTOP. You can get a drink from the bar, snag a free donut and hang out until they text that your table is ready.IMG_7143IMG_7147The restaurant is in the Atrium of the building. Gorgeous light, trees and a fountain fill the space. They have these huge comfy cushioned booths that make you feel like a celebrity. Get one of those. Continue reading “My Favorite Foods and Best Restaurants In Chicago”