We’re all for strong pops of color, but sometimes it’s OK to take a break — especially when it’s with sorbet-colored pastel hues. The softer side of the season’s color palette, pastels are a must-wear to those warm outdoor cocktail parties, but are equally at home in a formal ballroom. Badgley Mishka nailed the look, dotting their spring collection with flowing fabrics in pale shades of lavender and baby blue. Pair the pastels with natural-looking makeup — bright colors will clash with the softness. It’s a look that won’t fade from memory anytime soon.
It was a perfect summer night July 31, when 200 guests gathered atop the The Dec — the Ritz Carlton’s (160 E. Pearson) swanky rooftop bar — for the Splash-sponsored Macy’s Chicago Fashion Incubator High Fashion bash.
Dear Jenny, My husband has an opportunity to take an out-of-state position within his company. We have never moved before, and we currently live in the town where we both grew up. My husband is excited about the opportunity, and I know I should be happy for him. But the thought of moving away from my family and friends puts me in a state of panic! We have children who are in elementary school and they don’t want to move, either. I am trying to be supportive of this new opportunity, but wonder if I will resent him if we end up moving. What do you think I should do? — Carrie
When Banana Republic’s safari-themed origins fuse with Issa London’s iconic feminine dresses, the effect is worth a shopping spree. In the new Banana Republic Issa London Collection, classic shapes get a shake up via neutral animal prints and pops of jewel tones.
When you hear people talk about “manifesting” their own destiny, it can sound a bit over the top, or even kind of out there. There are those of us who are really good at manifesting our dreams, and others who are really good at manifesting their worst nightmares. I have been guilty of manifesting both. Once I became aware of what I was doing, it gave me motivation to work on my fears so the only thing left for me to manifest were my dreams.
With its proximity to major sports venues, the lake, Grant Park, a burgeoning restaurant district and every major expressway, the South Loop is one of the more desirable neighborhoods in town. But to date, it’s been soft on those full-service luxury buildings that boast every amenity imaginable, which research shows is high on many buyers’ lists these days.