Jennifer Zarouchliotis, 31, Hickory Hills, manager of fine jewelry at the North Michigan Avenue Nordstrom Are you going to shop for something new for New Year's Eve? "Absolutely. I'm focusing on the shoes. I want to get Christian Louboutins, bejeweled ones. And I'll do a simple black dress I already own." Accessories? "I love David Yurman, so I'll probably wear my big black diamond hoop earrings, long layered chains and a large-face watch. And layers of bracelets. Maybe a few Alexis Bittar Lucite. The ones that cost $55." A jewelry tip: Bring your good stuff to the fine-jewelry counter at Nordstrom, and Zarouchliotis will clean it for free, even if you didn't buy it there.
Mieke Zuiderweg, Chicago Tribune