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Skirt’s #SnowDay Essentials


So…it snowed in Chicago. How do we survive these blizzards in style and not go stir crazy in the process? Glad you asked. We present to you our snow day essentials:

Sorel boots: The best investment a Chicago gal can make. Any other boots will cause you to slip and slide around the city – trust us, we’ve tried them all.

Avene Thermal Water: Quench your thirsty winter skin with a few spritzes of this French pharmacy find.

Bag Balm: Like Vaseline on steroids, this salve is our holy grail product for chapped lips in the winter.

Longchamp bag: A classic item that can truly weather the storm. These roomy bags repel snow/rain/ice (if ice is being pelted at you…go inside!) and are available in a range of colors.

Pom Pom hat: So cute. So warm. So necessary.


Trend Watch: Winter Pastels


We love discovering new trends and rely on our favorite blogs and magazines to keep us in the know. When we find a look we love, we tend to embrace it in lots of different ways – through clothing, accessories, home décor, and beyond. In today’s “Trend Watch” feature, see how Casey plans to incorporate pastels into her life this winter.

Sure, I love a little neon from time to time and regularly rock head to toe neutrals, but nothing makes my heart skip a beat like the perfect pastel shade. I’m thrilled that these soft and feminine shades are sticking around this winter. Here are a few items I’m loving (and lusting after from afar) lately.

Scotch Naturals Nail Lacquer in “Roasted Mellow”
Described eloquently as “lambswool crème,” this shade is a unique mix of a very light gray and lilac. The perfect departure from my standard shades (“Snap Happy” by Essie; “Lincoln Park After Dark” by OPI) and non-toxic and eco-friendly to boot.

Fleur B. Pink Bow Coat
Completely out of my price range and as any Chicago girl can attest, far from practical, I spotted this sweet coat on Tumblr a few weeks ago and haven’t stopped thinking about it since. Until I can find a worthy dupe, this pastel piece is strictly lust list material.

ZAC Zac Posen “Eartha” Barrel Satchel
A lifelong bag lady, I haven’t been impressed with the it-bag offerings over the last few seasons. I’m drawn to simple silhouettes with smart embellishments; this beauty from Zac Posen’s collection is the it-bag I’ve been waiting for.

Rebecca Taylor Textured Pullover
The top three reasons I love this sweater: 1. Wool + cashmere. Sold! 2. Mixing textures is my favorite. 3. The shade is called confetti. Confetti!

J.Crew Italian Brushed Scarf in Misty Green
If there is one indulgence I fully support (and will endorse), it’s scarves. I get this philosophy from my grandmother, who believes that when traveling all you need is one outfit, your favorite coat, 10-15 scarves and you’re set. I think she’ll approve of the latest addition to my collection.

Accessory Concierge “Alice In Chains” Necklace
Pastels with an edge – #killinit, Accessory Concierge! This will make a fabulous addition to any holiday outfit, including the aforementioned Rebecca Taylor sweater. It’s like your very own tinsel!

What winter trend are you indulging in this year?


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