Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Erykah Badu at Taste of Chicago presented by The Ilinois Lottery


Chicago in the summer equals sun, sips and sweet songs and this year the Taste of Chicago was no exception. Thanks to the Illinois Lottery's VIP experience my friend and I were able to enjoy the Erykah Badu concert with 1st class views and decadent food, because Anything's Possible.


Before we filled our soul with Erykah Badu's expressive tunes, we were able to fill our stomach's with a colorful and delicious meal that matched the energy of the crowd. Juicy chicken and mini fish tacos were the main course, but mango salsa, guac and more leveled this meal up into a VIP experience. 


After finishing off our plates (and going for seconds) it was time to get ready for some summer in the city tunes. To get the crowd going we were treated to a funky brass band, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. The talent and love for music was evident and the whole crowd was jamming to the soulful timbre of the trombone and trumpet. It left us all satisfied and ready for the main act, Erykah Badu.


With her signature hat and feathered shawl Erykah Badu wowed the crowd with her emotionally charged performance at the Petrillo Stage. I love that she brought back classics like "Love of My Life", but also sang some of her newer hits. It was a great mix of old and new and there was not a single soul that didn't get up and dance. We all left with lingering dance moves and leftover smiles.







It was the perfect night to bring out my 90s Luinchiny Platforms (thanks Ebay!). Thanks again to the Illinois Lottery for such a great night. I can't wait until the Taste is back next year!

Check out the Illinois Lottery website and let me know in the comments or on my twitter (@312style) your winning story with the hashtag #mywinningstory!

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style


Monday, July 6, 2015

So Shoe Me ~ 7/06/2015


Today's So Shoe Me is thee Erlina Gladiator Sandal by Shutz, $200, available at Nasty Gal. Add a flash of metallic to your summer staples with these leather lace-up gladiator sandals by Shutz. These striking silver sandals will add a molten metallic finish to your favorite cutoffs and crop tops, plus the comfortable slat sole will keep you dancing all day at your next weekend music fest. The quality construction and timeless yet on trend shape will let you rock these gladiators for years to come! Pair these sandals with a buckled bikini, black cutoffs and a kimono for the perfect festival look.

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So Shoe Me a pair of sleek silver sandals that will add a geometric edge to my summer style.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via nastygal.com

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

So Shoe Me ~ 6/03/2015


Today's So Shoe Me is the Marte Leather Platform by Sabrina Tach, $255, available at Nasty Gal. Add tough textures and a classic silhouette to your festival style this summer with the Marte Leather Platform by Sabrina Tach. The mix of croc stamped leather and a pale wood platform add an eye-catching mix of smooth and rough finishes for an everyday standout sandal. The 4" heel and 2.5" platform make walking a breeze while giving you legs for days, so they're perfect when worn with mini skirts and short shorts! For the perfect fest look pair these platform sandals with a matching crochet bralet and shorts set and a fringe suede jacket.

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So Shoe Me a pair of blonde wood platforms that will add a natural edge to my everyday summer style.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via nastygal.com

Monday, June 1, 2015

So Shoe Me ~ 6/01/2015


Today's So Shoe Me is the Esconder Fringe Suede boot by Jeffrey Campbell, $295, available at Nasty Gal. Live life on the fringe with these all suede knee high boots by Jeffrey Campbell. The mix of western and hippie vibes will add the perfect mix of vintage style to your summer wardrobe. Layers of suede fringe add movement for some flirty fun while dancing at music festivals and concerts all summer long. The short heel at the back adds a bit of height without losing comfort and the free flowing suede will add an edge to even the most basic looks. Pair these fringe covered boots with some cutoffs and a leather lace-up bustier for a rad rock-and-roll fest look.

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So Shoe Me a pair of statement making suede boots that will add a fringe finish to my favorite summer outfits.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via nastygal.com

Saturday, May 30, 2015

So Shoe Me ~ 5/30/2015

Today's So Shoe Me is the ESP Slides, $88, by and available at UNIF. Flashback to the 90s with these chunky holographic slides by UNIF. The substantial sole adds a retro clubkid shape without worrying about construction issues since these slip-on slides are brand new. The vintage text logo and rainbow upper adds another 90s edge and bright color to mix with your favorite summer pieces. These chunky cool slides will add tons of comfort and a rave ready edge to your festival style this summer, so go ahead and purchase a pair! Style these sandals with denim halter and cutoffs for the perfect coordinates this season.

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So Shoe Me a pair of platform sole slides with a 90s vibe that will give me the best of new and vintage style this season.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via unifclothing.com

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

So Shoe Me ~ 5/19/2015


Today's So Shoe Me is the Bunny Hop Heels by Taylor Says, $169, available at Dolls Kill. Keep it cute in these bunny embellished heels complete with a carrot print sole! A sky high 6.5" heel and chunky platform add some signature height to these bunnyrific heels. The bunny embroidered face and ears add a super kawaii finish to these signature black t-strap pumps. A pom pom tail at the back is another sweet surprise that finishes off these signature shoes. Pair these bunny hop heels with a little black party dress and edgy accessories for the perfect sweet n' sultry night out look.

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So Shoe Me a pair of bunny haute heels that will add cuteness overload to my summer style.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via dollskill.com

Thursday, May 14, 2015

So Shoe Me ~ 5/14/2015


Today's So Shoe Me is the Big Top by Irregular Choice, $270, available at Solestruck. Flowers, birds and pastel pearls create a whimsical wedge that will add a colorful edge to your springtime style. This garden party heel is given the Gaga treatment with a curved sky high wedge for a signature silhouette. The 8" heel and 6" wedge make these a standout style that will turn heads throughout the season. Perfect for your next party, pair these lovely embroidered heels with a 3D floral halter top and distressed denim skirt for a casual and chic way to wear these over-the-top shoes.

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So Shoe Me a pair of whimsical wedges that will add a floral fantasy and an outrageous silhouette to my springtime wardrobe.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

images via solestruck.com