Monday, September 29, 2014

Glamour At Home || Maddy James Vintage Inspired Loungewear

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Today I am so excited to share with you all about Maddy James, vintage-inspired loungewear that offers every lady the chance to celebrate at-home glamour of eras gone by.  It all began when Designer/Founder Gina was watching an old movie as she lounged in your typical scrubby pajama/sweatpant and marveled as she watched ladies on the screen in their glamorous nightgowns, robes, silks, and luxurious loungewear.  She created an alternative for the ladies, like me, who crave replacing sloppy with elegance... even at home.  I had the incredible privilege of modeling for the new Fall/Winter 2014 collection that is currently in production, and the entire experience was absolutely incredible.  I will be sharing those images and the stunning new products as they are released, but for today I'm excited to give you all a taste of Maddy James with this beautiful Chantal Nightgown from the Spring/Summer 2014 collection!  This piece is made from Belgian silky polyester {it is SO soft!} and is actually gentle cycle washable.  The setting for today's photoshoot is at my own at-home bar shelves.... The aesthetic reminds me of Hitchcock's Dial M for Murder, with the ever-present home bar of that era and Grace Kelly in her glamorous nightgown in the most suspenseful scene.  Enjoy these photos and you will be hearing much more about Maddy James from me in the coming weeks/months!

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 Nightgown :: c/o Maddy James
Pearls :: Vintage, from my grandmother
Earrings :: c/o House of Gemmes
Skull Decanter :: Pottery Barn
Square Decanter :: Pottery Barn

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Fall in Chicago || Faux Fur, Leopard, & Cat-Eye

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It's unbelievable how gorgeous Fall is in Chicago...the air is so crisp and cool, the sky has been clearer than ever, and everywhere around the city people are transitioning with jackets and scarves.  Today's outfit is a celebration of my favorite season officially upon us.  Dashes of leopard are always one of my favorite accents, and my new Naughty Monkey Spellbound Leopard heels are probably going to be worn nearly every day this Fall. {just for you - $10 off with code: chicagochic}  Also, as Dita says... "Don't underestimate the cosmetic power of sunglasses" and somehow I find it even more fun to wear a them on a sunny Fall day then in the middle of summer.  I think there's just something so glamorous about pairing them with a coat, gloves, and faux fur.  The Dolce & Gabanna Catwalk sunglasses immediately drew my attention with the vintage-inspired cat-eye shape, their oversized detail, and the amazing retro-feel floral interior rim!  I was amazed at the incredible selection of designer glasses and sunglasses at Smartbuy Glasses and great prices.  Shopping with Smartbuy was an incredible experience - they even included a cleaner spray and mini screwdriver with the frames, and customer service was knowledgable, attentive, and quick to answer any questions I had.  I strongly recommend shopping with Smartbuy for your pair of Fall sunglasses this season.

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Coat :: c/o Oasap {sold out, but similar here}
Sunglasses :: Dolce & Gabbana c/o SmartBuy Glasses 
Shoes :: c/o Naughty Monkey {$10 off!!! Use code: chicagochic}
Bag :: c/o Rabeanco {old, but similar here & here}
Driving Gloves :: Club Monaco {old, but similar here}
Socks :: c/o Oasap
Belt :: Wheels & Dollbaby

Monday, September 22, 2014

Ivory Lace || Third Love Lingerie Review

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Glamorous lingerie is something I've talked about a lot, and I know a lot of my readers are always on the search for ways to keep our "underthings" looking just as beautiful as our clothes.  I've focused mainly on aesthetic and style with fun vixen straps and edgy shapes.  Today I want to share with you my recent discovery - a brand that actually combines stunning aesthetic with serious comfort, and a life-saving wide variety of sizes... Third Love.  They even created a "half size" for those who are in between sizes and never seem to find the perfect fit.  Not to mention their prices are unbelievably affordable while yet delivering the highest quality.  With winter coming, I was personally on the search for a good basic bra that would fit me perfectly and I could wear as a smooth look for under turtlenecks, sweaters, etc.  What I didn't know is that I not only could have this, but I could have this plus glamour.  The ivory lace balconet combines french delicacy, soft comfort, and durable support - and you can also choose your own color/strap combination!  I paired it with the ivory Lace Boyshort and feel like a queen lounging in such luxury....

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Lace Balconette Bra :: c/o Third Love
Lace Boyshort :: c/o Third Love
Stockings :: Agent Provocateur
Suspender Belt :: Agent Provocateur
Corset :: c/o Orchard Corset
Dress :: Similar