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  • Iconic can be affordable with these pieces

    Ever since I was a teenager, the occasional clothing purchase has prompted my mom to say, "I used to have that when I was your age!" If I recall, it started with colorful Lacoste polo shirts and the pairing of baby pink with kelly green, both of which...
  • Face your fear of bright nails

    Face your fear of bright nails
    Every time I go to get a manicure, I stare longingly at Essie's Where's My Chauffeur. The brand describes it as "an opulent turquoise," and I can't disagree. It is simply delightful. For three months I've been walking into nail salons, picking it up, and...
  • Your menswear summer shopping list

    Your menswear summer shopping list
    Today was the first reasonably warm day of the season, and the men of Chicago looked uncomfortable in their work attire. Summer is a delightful season, filled with beer gardens and music festivals and kickball pickup games. However, it's not a great time...
  • Men's holiday outfits are all about the tie

    It occurred to me after I wrote about holiday outfits for women a couple weeks ago that men don't have it so easy this season either. Now, most of the time I think you boys make a big fuss about nothing. Your trends last for 10 years, where ours are...
  • 1 dress, 3 holiday ensembles

    It's almost that time of year again. 'Tis the season to be spending. Maybe you feel like it's a little early for a holiday column. Well, you're talking to a girl who literally leapt with joy when she came home last week to find the maintenance staff in...
  • Color of the year takes us to emerald city

    Every year, I marvel that it is an actual job to choose the color of the year. That's right. The color of the year. Forecasters at Pantone, an entire institute responsible for analyzing the hues that literally color our world, select the one shade...
  • Taking inspiration from the 1920s, almost a century later

    Taking inspiration from the 1920s, almost a century later
    I recently received an email from a reader who had thought of my column while watching "Wait Until Dark" with Audrey Hepburn. Well, first may I say this is the best thing that's ever happened to me. Old movie stars are my favorite style icons, and...
  • What to know about the art of tailoring

    Tailoring is one of those things you never know you need until alterations change your life. Take, for example, my last tailoring experience with one of what I'm sure will be many bridesmaid dresses in my future. This dress was a fitted, one-shoulder,...
  • Your 2013 fashion checklist

    Your 2013 fashion checklist
    For the new year in 2012, I gave you, the world at large, a list of 10 style resolutions. You didn't follow them. I saw just as many wrinkled shirts, ill-fitting pants, drab cardigans and too-revealing tops in 2012 as I did in 2011. I love the idea of...
  • Never settle on your closet staples

    Fashion columnists make a lot of fuss about wardrobe staples, and I can't say that I'm any different. However, over the course of a recent shopping debacle, I was reminded that you shouldn't run out and buy any old white button-down shirt or pair of nude...
  • There's no snow, but you can still have a winter white-out

    If I were at all logical in my fashion choices, the phrase "winter white" would make absolutely no sense to me. But I'm not all that logical when it comes to my outfits. I just like to look good. That might mean walking several blocks to the bus stop...
  • Make your sundresses work-appropriate with these tips

    Make your sundresses work-appropriate with these tips
    Every so often, I poll my family and friends for column ideas. Sometimes they're not all that helpful (sorry guys) but this week my friend Anne brought up a good one. Summer trends are always the least conservative, and this includes dresses. Honestly,...