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Accessorize to beat the freeze

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By Suze Solari

Wardrobe Consultant

New York Fashion week for Fall 2012 starts today. We Chicagoan’s do not have to succumb to dowdiness, just because it’s cold! Are you in dire need of a fashionable re-fresh of your cold weather accessories? I know the darned weather has been crazy - weird, making getting dressed more challenging. Check out what I have found to keep you looking adorable and cozy on the days where the temps do indeed drop:

Nothing says resort better than a woven handbag like this super cool satchel from Croix boutique in Oak Park: and its practically free, 60% off of original retail price of $58, I love a good deal. While you are visiting with lovely Miya, shop owner, try on the most stylish of bedazzled berets and caps in angora and wool felt, $28.  

Next stop: Madison street, to Camille for a shot of fresh, fashionable knit gloves with metallic thread and sparkled beading. Don’t overlook the lovely infinity scarf, on sale for $22, or your chance to channel trapper chic with this quilted nylon & faux fur topper, a steal at $15.

Have some fun with colorful knitted caps & floral pins from Pretty Little Things, just down the block also on Madison; these cuties are only $5, and will brighten up a lapel or cap in an instant! A little Bling never hurt anybody; and I am seeing plenty of rose gold for Spring.  Spruce up your wrist with a combo of Stella & Dot rose gold plated & crystal ‘rhea’ bangles, $69, and cheeky, hand woven cord - serpent ‘sidewinder’ bracelet, $34.  Contact Vera to order:

Overcoming a boring winter style rut can be tricky, but with these super cute options - we can celebrate a stylish spirit and warm body at the same time!

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Beth from River Forest  

Posted: February 21st, 2012 8:40 AM

Suze, what great descriptions of novel items available at local stores! Thank you for sharing your ideas and making it fun and easy to shop.

Corine from Oak Park  

Posted: February 19th, 2012 10:47 AM

Even local shopping trips can be hard to squeeze into a busy schedule. Thanks for the inspiration Suze. I love my sidewinder bracelet. I hardly ever take it off.

Ann from Park Ridge  

Posted: February 18th, 2012 9:51 PM

Love my Stella Dot Bangles! They can be worn casual or dressy. Really a great fashion accessory. Thanks Suze!

Aushya from River Forest  

Posted: February 18th, 2012 9:21 PM

Love to check the hand bags and the caps. Will do that one of these days. Looks like a pretty good deal. Thanks Suz!

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