Yesterday, for the first time in a while, I had a few hours to myself while the boys were all at the movies. It was a glorious sunny day in Chicago, the perfect weather for some much needed retail therapy. So, I decided to take a leisurely walk along my old stomping ground, Michigan Avenue. I am always inspired after a visit to the British store, AllSaints Spitalfields, as it is not just the edgy clothes I covet but the old vintage props that surround the store! The 25′ entrance wall is covered with antique Singer sewing machines, a sight in itself. The gigantic vintage mirrors and all the industrial machines create a very cool vibe.
I wondered around for a while and could have done some serious damage, but since I am on a spending hiatus, it was only “window shopping” for me! I did fall in love with this Heather sleeveless maxi, which resembles a deconstructed vintage garment with pleats and panels used to create an amazing draped dress. I love the contrasting matte and satin fabrics which adds even more dimension to the piece. I will keep my eye on it, as some of you know, it is hard for me to pay full price for anything after years of an employee or friends & family discount.
I couldn’t resist snapping a photo of the “Silver” guy who has been performing on Michigan Avenue for nearly 20 years. How is it that he looks exactly the same with much better moves? That silver face paint could be his secret weapon to wrinkle free skin.
How did you spend your Saturday? I can’t wait to share some other news with you, as I was lucky enough to be a Chicago Blogger Network Trade Guest at the International Home & Housewares Show with SodaStream & special spokesperson, Jillian Michaels. So please check back for more “Chique” tips. Until next time, enjoy your weekend.