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color theory: we heart teal

one of our all-time favorite hues is back: teal! the perfect blend of blue and green, this rich, delectable hue is always a winner. it’s made a few appearances, accenting our wardrobes over the last few years, but this is the year of it’s true comeback. the color experts at Pantone named mykonos blue one of their favorites for fall, and designers’ fall/winter runway shows sparkled with an array of teal shades. full swing into autumn, we are seeing these blues and greens all over, from head to toe; from the runway to the shops and the streets.

why is it the perfect color, you ask? well, who doesn’t love a color that can be rocked by both guys and gals in an equally fabulous way? it can be edgy, girly, bold, sophisticated, or essentially anything in between. the rich jewel tone is flattering in any season, layered with other colors or simply a statement on its own.

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georgia o’keeffe’s classic and inspiring paiting “blue flower” (http://whitney.org/Collection/GeorgiaOKeeffe)

a stunning monique lhuillier creation for fall 2013 in black and teal ombre gorgeousness (http://www.newyorkfashionweek.com/index.php/runway-collections?page=http://images.fashionwatch.com/nyfw/2013/FW13/monique-lhuillier/)

our new favorite nail lacquer, essie’s “go overboard” is fabulous for fall (wearing it now!) (http://www.essie.com/Colors.aspx)

topman’s pretty teal sweater makes it easy for guys to jump on the trend and keep it cool (http://us.topman.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?beginIndex=0&viewAllFlag=&catalogId=33059&storeId=13051&productId=12283736&langId=-1&categoryId=&parent_category_rn=&searchTerm=37K08GBLE&resultCount=1&geoip=home)

a gorgeous silk chiffon number from j crew is the perfect cocktail dress for a night on the town, and it also looks great with a blazer, tights, and boots for office ready chic (http://www.jcrew.com/womens_special_sizes/petite/dresses/PRDOVR~93102/93102.jsp?srcCode=AFFI00001&siteId=Hy3bqNL2jtQ-tMQfYOm%2AjwkHMqAKo3tQXQ)

elegantly casual teal pants paired with metallic neutrals at kenneth cole for fall 2013 (http://www.newyorkfashionweek.com/index.php/runway-collections?page=http://images.fashionwatch.com/nyfw/2013/FW13/kenneth-cole/)

jayson home’s old-world character shines in this stunning chair, updated in rich teal velvet (http://www.jaysonhome.com/furniture/chairs/penelope-chair-1.html)

frye’s beautiful riding boot gets a punch of color with a soft teal in their typical luxurious leather (http://www.countryoutfitter.com/products/32753-womens-sabrina-14l-boot-teal&source=googleps?gclid=CL6avo2_i7oCFeI-Mgod5EcAJA&gclsrc=aw.ds)

our current obsession- cole haan’s village tote bag, here in a delectable teal color, is chic but holds all of the essentials, including your laptop (http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/cole-haan-village-tech-tote/3560596?origin=keywordsearch-personalizedsort&contextualcategoryid=2375500&fashionColor=&resultback=946&cm_sp=personalizedsort-_-searchresults-_-1_3_C)

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we heart new york fashion week

we wait all year for it… the most exciting time for any fashionista. New York Fashion Week!

september 5 – 12 brought whimsy, class, and just enough edge to keep us entertained. the menswear trend coupled with a 40s-era military stiffness in squared shoulders, pinstripes, blazers, and more. but an undeniable feminine elegance kept it fresh and sexy, thanks to cinched waists, a few ruffles and frills, and surprising details like bows and red lips. the basic blacks and whites were not to be missed, while others shone in bright summery hues picked from the vines of fruit trees, interpreted in intricate prints, a great blend of tribal inspiration and classically lovely florals.

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clockwise, from top left: desigual, tracy reese, custo barcelona, ruffian, diane von furstenberg, nanette lepore, prabal gurung, marc by marc jacobs (source: www.newyorkfashionweek.com)

and because this cool, rainy day is putting us in the fall spirit, we couldn’t resist but recap some of our fave looks from the fall/winter collections shown earlier this year. the fashions this season are simply inspiring; mixing genres, pushing limits, and surprising us with gorgeous blends of elegance, whimsy, and all-around fabulousness. colors for the season are simply delectable, rich jewel tones balanced with soft neutrals to lighten things up here and there. and the prints and patterns were just stunning- lots of beautiful blooms and art deco-inspired geometrics. check out some of our favorite looks from fall/winter 2013…

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clockwise, from top left: zac posentracy reese, carmen marc valvo, diane von furstenberg, anna sui, marc by marc jacobs, monique lhuillier, alexandre herchcovitch (source: www.newyorkfashionweek.com)


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we heart awesome girl rockers

that’s a general rule for me, actually. more specific and more recent, though: i was invited to a concert last sunday with a couple of friends to check out an “amazing” singer at the groovy Schuba’s Tavern here in Chi-town. amazing doesn’t begin to describe it. said singer goes by the name LindiIMG_20130219_233246 Ortega, and she is unbelievable! great energy, beautiful music, and a killer voice- think Johnny Cash-meets-Patsy Cline-with a-Dolly Parton twang. seriously.

the best part- the adorable Lindi loves to sport cutesy feathered headpieces and such (thanks to my friend for letting me know that before the show), and i brought a little something to give to her! got the chance to say hi as she headed off the stage at the end of the show, and gave her one of my fave little feathered headpieces.

here’s a pic of the piece. how fabulous would it be if we see her sporting it one of these days!?IMG_20130210_233231