Dressing for Holiday Parties!

Dressing for holiday parties can be stressful.  What outfit do I wear?  How should I dress for the weather?  Can I mix fancy with casual?  Fear not, we have put together the perfect holiday outfit for this season by using a fun and fancy dress but mixing it with casual boots and accessories.

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Casual leather boots, gold bangles, tights (to keep warm) and Maven Collection’s olive clutch

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We went for a neutral dress that had gorgeous embellishments on the top
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We love how Maven Collection’s Olive Clutch works perfectly with the dress and accessories.  This clutch is perfect for a party.  It is large enough to hold all of your “must have”  items but small enough to tuck under your arm.
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Instead of using a winter coat, we suggest grabbing a long chunky sweater coat to put over the dress to keep warm.

 

xo, Sarah

NEW RELEASE: Introducing our ‘Biker Chick’ bag

It all started when my car officially died on the highway. It was a terrible day to say the least. So, I found myself bike bound with no plans to get a car in the near feature. If I was going to bike around, I obviously had to have a stylish bag to sport! BUT I could not seem to find a bag that I could bike with on my back, was fashionable AND was large enough for me to fit a bottle of wine (there are a ton of BYOB restaurants in Chicago)!  Needless to say, our BIKER CHICK BAG was born!

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ABOUT THE BAG: Oversized clutch with strap/ cross body style.  Lined with inside pocket, burnished gold hardware, adjustable strap. Adjustable strap 43-52 IN (depending on adjustment)  WIDTH: 15.75”   ||  HEIGHT: 11.75”   ||  FOLD OVER FLAP:  8”

HANDMADE IN: Marrakech

ABOUT THE MAKER OF THIS BAG:  Rachid runs 2 small workshops and a retail space on the outskirts of the Marrakech Medina.  He employs over 12 leather artisans, including pattern makers, tailors, and leather dyers.  He began learning the trade at the age of 16, after finishing high school, and apprenticed with three different master leather workers before opening his own workshop five years later.  He has an eye for combining Western design with Moroccan craftsmanship and reads Elle and Marie Claire to come up with new designs.

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SHOP THIS BAG HERE!!!!

THE BOWLER BAG!

Last month we did a style shoot with one of our favorite Chicago Stylists and fashion show guru, Savvy Souk. We always have such blast with her, so we asked her to pair an outfit with our bowler bag. Typically, these bags make for the perfect overnight or weekend bag. You can fit A TON of stuff in there AND they have a zipper, so perfect for any travel plans!  However, with winter approaching, we tend to carry more stuff with us so I think they make for a great everyday  bag. You can pack a laptop, clutch, scarf, mittens, keys, book ( honestly anything really) and look fabulous toting it around your city with you!

We love how Souk played off the studs on our black bowler and wore a kitten heel with a metallic toe and a blouse that has metallic studs! So cute!  Since it’s winter, you can get away with a whole black ensemble, maybe add a textured piece like Souk did with her faux fur vest!  She looks fabulously chic and the bowler just completes her outfit! Check it out!

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Our bowler bag was made by Rachid in Marrakech, Morocco.  He runs 2 small workshops and a retail space on the outskirts of the Marrakech Medina.  He employs over 12 leather artisans, including pattern makers, tailors, and leather dyers.  He began learning the trade at the age of 16, after finishing high school, and apprenticed with three different master leather workers before opening his own workshop five years later.  He has an eye for combining Western design with Moroccan craftsmanship and reads Elle and Marie Claire to come up with new designs.

SHOP OUR BOWLERS HERE!

ps, we are getting an oxford red bowler in for the holidays:) stay tuned!