Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Must-Visit Chicago Boutiques

As you all know, we love going local. Aside from just supporting local designers and artisans, there is nothing better than discovering a new local boutique. Throughout our many shopping adventures, we have accumulated quite a variety of favorite shops. These five must-visit boutiques top our list, as they have provided us with more than just happy closets; they inspire us every time we enter the doors. Local treasures like these are one-of-a-kind and offer experiences that you can't find anywhere else. Check them out and be sure to pay them a visit on one of these fine summer days! 

(boutiques are listed in no particular order)

1935 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Located in the heart of Wicker Park, this garden shop is so much more than just a floral destination. Asrai Garden is filled with vintage, organic, and edgy aesthetics capable of inspiring anyone who walks in the door. From floral masterpieces to beautiful hand made jewelry, from scented candles to crystals and more, this beautiful destination is worth paying a visit to.  The women of this shop are true floral artists. We had the pleasure of working with them for our home post not too long ago. Check it out!

 1215 W 18th St, Chicago, IL 60608
Modern Cooperative specializes in carrying 'carefully-curated' modern furniture collections and home decor. One should also visit Modern Co-op for their exceptional variety of local artisan work. They support artists whose work involves recycled and reclaimed goods and materials - like our favorite, Mineralogy.
1509 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60622

Eskell's website quotes, "Individual style is the statement you get to make to the world about who you are." We think that makes it clear as to why we love this adorable boutique. Eskell is a great shop for unique items, ranging form clothing and beautiful locally-made jewelry, to crystals and current books.

934 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60614

Located on the Armitage shopping stretch, The Art Effect is truly the best place to stop when one is in need of the perfect gift. This shop is filled with adorable trinkets, beautiful jewelry, stationary, home goods, clothing... you name it, you can find it here. The collections are whimsical, playful, special, and unique. You're always in good company when this inviting Lincoln Park store.

1753 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

RSVP may be the coolest place you could shop in Chicago. The space is so urban and the clothes are of such great quality - not much can compare. RSVP is a collective of the industry's top designers. We are talking Hood By Air, Phillip Lim, Acne, Band of Outsiders, Alexander McQueen - to name a few. It's an amazing place to check out if you're into streetwear pieces.

What are you favorite Chicago boutiques? Share on our Twitter chat with the #PSTYBoutiques.

Truly yours,

P.S. "Personal style is accepting who you are." - Diane von Furstenberg
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Monday, July 21, 2014

Trend Spotlight: Shimmer & Shine

Metallics, embellishments, and all that glitters was definitely gold this Spring. We've seen so many shining trends marching the runways, we don't even know what to do with ourselves! Obviously, the only option is to put our best metallic shoe forward and join on in! Take a look at the amazingly sheen looks spotted on the streets...

Since you already know we're obsessed with minerals, metallics, and major embellishments more than anything in the world, of course we had to try out this gleaming trend. Check out how we put our personal spins on these show-stopping looks!

Samantha's Shimmering Look

Get the Look:
Similar Top - Urban Outfitters
Similar Jacket - Topshop
Skirt - Nordstrom
Clutch - Nordstrom

Bri's Blinged-Out Look

Get the Look:
Similar Top - Topshop
Skirt - Zara
Oxfords - Steve Madden
Similar Clutch - Aldo Shoes
Similar Necklace - Topshop

Shine on you lovely fashionistas! But always remember, no matter how much your skirt may shimmer or your shirt may sparkle, it should be you who shines through as you express your unique style. 

For more photos that glisten and glimmer, be sure to follow us on all social media! We are so close to unveiling an amazing giveaway, but we need you to spread the word:

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Truly Yours,

P.S. "I'm just trying to change the world one sequin at a time." - Lady Gaga

Friday, July 18, 2014

Online Shopping Treasures

The world of commerce has become such a crazy thing, thanks to the Internet. We've gone from mailing in catalog orders to receiving items next day with the click of a button. Online shopping has become such a gold mine for retailers everywhere. It allows shoppers to make purchases from stores that aren't in their town... or even in their country... in an incredibly simple fashion. However, with the billions of websites out there, it can be hard to keep up on these little treasures hidden within the world wide web. Today we bring you some of our favorite, share-worthy online shopping destinations.

Samantha's Picks 
1. Miss Guided - For chic, new, and on-trend items

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2. Spell - For quality gypsy bohemian clothing and accessories

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3. Miista - For fashion-forward shoes and handbags

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4. Dolls Kill - For wacky and unfiltered fashion

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5. Tobi - For easy breezy chic

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Bri's Picks 
1. UrbanOG - For great deals on trendy pieces

Current Wishlist:

Privileged Ishanti Croc Bootie $108 / Cherry Blossom Breeze Kimono $17.50 / Sudden Rematch Shorts $15.50

2. Keep - Pinterest but better (Solely made for shopping)

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3. Pixie Market - For feminine, yet edgy pieces

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4. StyleBop - For amazing outfit inspiration and designer digs

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Kenzo Logo Statement Sweatshirt $275 / ChloĆ© Studded Booties $1,345 / Olympia Le-Tan Clutch $1,435

5. Terrain - For beautiful and quality home goods
Let us know where you love to shop (we are always looking for more destinations to feed our addictions) or tell us what treasures you score with #PSTYshops!
Happy Shopping!
Truly Yours,

P.S. "Buy what you don’t have yet, or what you really want, which can be mixed with what you already own. Buy only because something excites you, not just for the simple act of shopping.” - Karl Lagerfeld