Style File: Neon Brights
While some are cautious to embrace the highlighter hues this season, we are loving the neon colors that are popping up everywhere from apparel to accessories to shoes. The trend has slowly been making it’s way into our wardrobes and we have noted some of our favorite pieces below..hello, Brian Attwood pumps! Will you be making a bold statement this season? Send us your favorite finds! Xo...
Guest Post - Chi City Fashion
Today we have Jena from Chi City Fashion who shares with us her favorite designer for spring and beyond! — Hi GOLP readers! If you don’t know much about me, chances are the one thing you may know is that I am openly obsessed with Proenza Schouler. After that genius Spring 2010 collection, I was hooked! And I’m still not over it. I love everything from the colors and prints to...
We stumbled across Histoire a few months back which is new type of luxury and socially conscious home and lifestyle goods company! We were so pleased discover that founder, Monica Tai, is also originally from Chicago! Now based out of New York, Histoire sources exquisite goods from all corners of the world and returns a portion of its profits to the artisans and communities in developing and...
I Spy DIY Style
We are super excited to pick up Jenni Radosevich from I Spy DIY’s new book, I Spy DIY Style. With a few simple supplies and numerous ideas, Jenni shares how to make style your own. From turning hardware-store finds into statement necklaces or embellishments to transforming your basic closet items into designer fashions, the book is filled with 30 step-by-step projects. You’ll also find...
Deux Lux Spring
You may remember us first covering Deux Lux here. Well, they’ve debuted their spring line and let’s just say we’ll take one of each. From neon to spikes to glitter, there is a handbag or clutch to compliment just about anyone’s style. While the mini-messenger is great for a night out the Skipper Beach Duffle is definitely on our must-have list. Which bag are you coveting?...
Dana Rebecca Designs
Last Friday we finally had the chance to stop by Dana Rebecca Designs showroom! With white decor and pops of pink, the show room is both feminine yet classic. And can we talk about Dana’s office and her view of the city? We die. The diamonds are just as beautiful and we have noted some of our favorite pieces below. The Sylvie Rose and the Lauren Joy necklaces are simple yet eye-catching and...
Trend Watch: Peplum
pep-lum noun: A short flared, gathered or pleated strip of fabric attached at the waist of a woman’s jacket, dress or blouse. Peplum has become all the rage this spring. Who knew adding an extra layer of fabric to an article of clothing would be so flattering? When paired with another fitted layer, peplum is bound to please just about any body type. This trend is popping up all over...
The Summer Stripe
We love a good nautical stripe..Especially when it comes to summertime barbecues with friends and the beach. Although weather in Chicago has been quite chilly the past few days, we still have our eyes set on sunshine. So in preparation for warmer weather temperatures, here are some of our favorite stripes. Let’s just say we are seriously coveting the J.Crew Gondola Jacket. Enjoy! - GOLP ...
Who doesn’t love a little Jonathan Adler in their life? Here’s a round up of some of our favorite items we’ve been coveting. Enjoy! Xo -GOLP 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5
One-piece bathing suits are making a comeback this summer. WIth designers creating modern suits with bold colors, we can’t decide which suit we like best! From side cut outs to one shoulder looks, there are numerous ways to rock the one-piece. Anthropologie not surprisingly has some of our favorite styles for this bathing suit season as well. Would you sport the one-piece? Let us know! Xo -...
We’ve been fans of Rikshaw Designs for sometime now. Designer and founder Catherine Fitzsimmons has created a line that includes everything from pillow sets and bedding to women’s tops and baby clothing. The collection utilizes soft Indian cotton voile in addition to bright colors and bold prints that is definitely aesthetically pleasing. Some of our favorite looks include the...
Who doesn’t love a cute romper? With warmer temperatures just around the corner, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite rompers for spring. Not only is this one trend you can take from day to night, there are numerous styles, colors and variations of to choose from. We’ve noted a few of our favorites below. Happy Spring Dreamin’! - GOLP 1. Catherine Malandrino Wrap...
Bella Bridesmaid, located at 1 East Delaware, is one of Chicago’s top places to search for Bridesmaid dresses. You can find everything from fashion forward lines such as Joanna August or Dolly Pearl to more traditional looks from Maimi + James or LulaKate. We love the girls over at Chicago’s BB and highly recommend stopping by if you need the perfect, wear it again bridesmaid dress!...
Gifts for the Groom
We know picking out a gift for any guy in your life can be difficult no matter what the occasion. Although shopping for ourselves is really our strong suite, we’ve selected a few great gift options for your future hubby. Cheers! - GOLP 1. Tiffany Cufflinks / 2. Salvatore Ferragamo Money Clip / 3. Pottery Barn Silver-Plated Cigar Cutter / 4. Burberry Stainless Steel Watch
Happy Thursday, Readers! Two more days of our Wedding Week series! Today’s topic…the dress. So many questions come to mind when in search for the perfect, can’t live without wedding dress! Ball gown or mermaid? Silk taffeta or silk organza? White or ivory? With so many fabulous options, how is a girl to choose?? Let’s be honest, this is the dress most of us have been dreaming...
Up next.. bridesmaid dresses! We are loving the current trend of incorporating different styles to fit each bridesmaid’s body type. J.Crew is one of the best retailers to conquer this task. So many of their dresses come in various colors, fabrics, and cuts which allows you to mix and match effortlessly. Below are some of our favorites styles to note. Enjoy! - GOLP ...
Nico and LaLa
You might remember our good friends Nicole and Lauren of Nico and LaLa when we paired up here, but they are also Chicago’s newest custom wedding invitation designers! N&L work with girls near and far, creating a logo and all around brand for your wedding. From the save the date all the way to the custom wedding invite, N&L specialize in making weddings unbelievable chic. They also...
"I didn't go to college to meet my husband, I went...
What is your big day without having your best friends standing right next to you? Bridesmaids play such a big role in a bride’s wedding day. From hosting showers to helping prepare for the walk down the aisle, the bridesmaids are a critical part to any wedding! We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite gifts to give bridesmaids that we know the girls will always appreciate! Which one is...
Tablescapes via Pinterest
Everyone loves a good reception. Whether you are planning on having the party inside or out, there are plenty of tablescape themes to compliment any venue. Now insert Pinterest. If you’re looking for additional details to add to the evening or need floral arrangement ideas, Pinterest is the perfect place to get a dash of wedding inspiration. Be sure to follow our Pinterest Wedding Board to...
Wedding Week - Guest Post: The Urban Slant
Happy Monday, readers! Today we are kicking off a week long wedding series. To get us started, we have Julia from the Urban Slant. Enjoy! - GOLP — Happy Wedding Week GOLP readers! Julia here from the lifestyle blog The Urban Slant, where I am also an associate at a boutique wedding planning company in Manhattan, ever swoon. I’m so honored that these fine ladies asked me to kick off...