Tuesday, December 28, 2010

one step.

One step styling for a day to night look.

Day Look: Kill City Leather tee, Senso Wilma Booties in Black Pony, and  Society for Scarves Ponies Scarf

Night Look: Switch out the SFS Ponies Scarf for the BCBG Chain Epaulet.

Pair both looks with either dark skinny denim or simple black leggings.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

Monday, December 27, 2010

spiking my interest.

One of my favorite hidden treasures is PixieMarket.com. The fresh new styles that arrive daily cause instant obsession. Case in point: this gorg mix of delicate sheen and crystal clear spikes from Sass and Bide. Basically the epitome of my romantic meets bondage style. If I was willing to live off stolen ketchup packets & water for an undetermined time frame I would already be awaiting the arrival of this $424 gem. But for now I will be stalking the Sass and Bide Clear Spike Harness top in all its sparkling glory here. Join me for a fashion-gasm.

~xoxo Lisa + 312style

image via pixiemarket.com

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

(You Drive Me) CRAZY!

How can I not love a shoe that reminds me of vintage Britney? The black/white combo, peekaboo strips, versatility through the seasons! I'm crazy for it all. You can purchase these Jeffrey Campbell showstoppers at Solestruck.com.

images via solestruck.com

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

Lipstick, Studs and Spikes Makes a Fashionista's Night!

Some of my favorite things in this world are the mix of studs and spikes on a sky-high heel and dramatic red lips. While I usually play down my lips due to a smoky eye obsession I found the perfect way to wear the red lipstick trend while adding to my ever-growing shoe collection.

Meet the lipstick heel from Albert Guardiani. I love the classic pump turned statement shoe with a fun tube of classic red lipstick at the heel. If you want to stare, stalk, or buy click here.
My next shoe obsession comes from one of my new favorite e-boutiques, theOliveShoppe.com. Bringing affordable vintage pieces along with new designers this site is the perfect stalking ground for the fashion obsessed.

These studded and spiked oxford booties from Issue are one of my favorite pieces on the site. I love the unexpected twist of putting bold gold spikes up the sole of the shoe. It also has just enough of a classic meets edgy look to be paired with a multitude of styles. If you have also fallen in love with these click here, unless you're a size 38!

~ Lisa + 312style

Monday, December 20, 2010

Feathered Friend

GORG-GASM!!! I love this vintage feather hat a found in late 2008 while searching the web. I'm a sucker for feathers and who wouldn't want this magnifique cloche atop their head? The color, shape, and feathers are the perfect mix for a avant-garde headpiece.
~ Lisa + 312style

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Put your best foot forward...

I'll admit it, I'm a shoe-a-holic. This NYE it's all about the shoes, and I've compiled my list of favorites for ringing in the new years. From budget-conscious to high-fashion luxe there's something for everyone in my top picks for a stylish good-bye to 2010.

1) Sam Edelman Lorissa, $199, ShopAkira.com

I'm a sucker for studs and nude leather. This shoe makes your leg look a googol miles long and packs a punch with loads of serious studs and smoky gems. And they're made to last. The studs and gems are sewn and glued securely into the supper-soft leather so you can confidently strut the streets in this feminine meets hard-core stunner!
image via 312style

2) Haus of Price Dazie, $245, StantonJames.com
The fun candy-coated feeling I get from the Haus of Price Dazie is enough to make it a solid NYE option. I know I would be the life of the party in these if only for the fact that they just make you get in the party-spirit just by looking at them. Purchase them right now at StantonJames.com to get $50 off with the code "big50."
image via stantonjames.com

3) Christian Louboutin Big Lips Pump, $755, Saks.com

I love a sex-on-a-stick-thin stiletto and the Christian Louboutin Big Lips Pump is the best I've seen this season. If you're able to make the splurge it's the best bet for a sleek and sexy new year.
image via Saks.com

4) United Nude Lo Res, $209, Solestruck.com

The United Nude Lo Res is literally a cut above the rest. Using ultra-new technology to create this jewel-like footwear they always get you noticed for all the right reasons. I also love the removable mary-jane strap for ultimate wearability. Check out my United Nude Article here to learn more about the brand.
images via solestruck.com, 312style

5) Yves Saint Laurent Tribtoo Suede Pumps, $795, http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/96901

YSL's Tribtoo has developed a cult following for good reason. It's pretty much the perfect pump for any occasion. I love this deep evergreen shade for the holidays. It's super festive but also looks chic and unexpected when paired with your NYE getup. I can definitely see these with a sleek nude mini, knee-length black lace dress, or even a super-tailored tux. They are a splurge that will be worth their cost per wear.
images via net-a-porter.com

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

I like to stare at pretty things...

Pierre Hardy S/S11. drool.
Image via Elle


Might just be the perfect pop of color from Christian Louboutin S/S11.
Image via Elle

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

Jealous Magazine Launch Party 12/16

Hey Chicago...What are you up to tomorrow night? Probably nothing as fun and exciting as the launch party for Chicago's newest e-magazine, Jealous Magazine! Come meet the Editor-in-Chief Lauria Locsmondy, along with many other contributors. Come support Chicago fashion, all while having a few drinks on the house of course. Event will be held at the Cobra Lounge 235 N. Ashland from 7-10pm (Cobra Lounge closes at 2am) Hope to see you there!

P.S. I just got my Sam Edelman Lorissa's so you can bet I'll be breaking them in on the dance floor!

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

Image via Jealous Mag Facebook Page

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

V-king out!


My fashion Bible, V magazine, is bringing us some major mindgasms with The Land of Fairy. Check out the piece in its entirety here, and the best way to enjoy V is free! Just purchase $200+ at StantonJames.com and use the code "vmag" at the checkout.


fashion boner...

Dsquared2  bone heel booties...ahhhhh!
image source unkown

bee mine...

Shopbop is so good to us...

Contemporary e-boutique, www.ShopBop.com, is taking off an additional 20% from already reduced 50% and 70% off sale with the code "EXTRA20" at checkout. I could browse on ShopBop for days, just staring at all the pretty little pieces I would love to own. As a recent college grad sometimes their price points are unrealistic for me, but with this 3-day sale I'm sure to find a few great pieces (that I will of course share with you!).

Check out my picks below:

I live for a great graphic tee and Torn by Ronny Kobo always does me right. The Milana Space Print top is the perfect mix of unstructured goodness and streamlined sophistication. I totally can hear the Katy Perry song, "Firework," replaying in my head when I look at this great everyday piece. With the extra 20% off you can get this top for $38.16 (originally $159). Talk about out of this world. http://www.shopbop.com/milana-space-print-top-torn/vp/v=1/845524441875160.htm?folderID=2534374302029887&fm=sale-shopbysize-viewall

I'm a sucker for the classic white button down and lace these days and the good people at Barlow were able to squeeze both trends into this classic, yet sexy shirt. The lace back gives it a great edge for late night events, while the classic front allows you to throw on a jacket or cardigan during the day. With extra discounts you ca nab this baby for only $38.16 (original price $159). Get it here: http://www.shopbop.com/lace-back-shirt-barlow/vp/v=1/845524441874115.htm?folderID=2534374302029887&fm=sale-shopbysize-viewall

Who doesn't love a good laced OTK boot? I was sold on these at the original price, but now there is no way to resist the Joie Over the World boot (except for maybe the mountain of ignored shoes in my closet). Pair these with scrunched thigh high socks, a pleated twill skirt, basic fitted tee, and a great blazer/knit and you're ready to go! With the extra 20% off these boots come to $250 (original price $625). Get it, get it: http://www.shopbop.com/top-world-lace-above-knee/vp/v=1/845524441875380.htm?folderID=2534374302029886&fm=sale-shopbysize-viewall

 WOW. I have been dying over this knit blanket cardigan from Twelfth St. by Cynthia Vincent since I first locked eyes on it. I love intarsia prints and this is one of the best I've seen this season. The black and white pattern goes with everything and you can basically mix any pattern with this bold stand-alone knit. With the additional discount the price is $198 (original price $495). Nab yours up now! http://www.shopbop.com/reversible-navajo-blanket-cardigan-twelfth/vp/v=1/845524441879534.htm?folderID=2534374302029886&fm=sale-shopbysize-viewall

So those were my top four picks for the ShopBop.com sale going on now until December 16, 2010 but there are so many more pieces I would love to have in my closet. Go ahead and look for yourself! Let me know what your fave pieces were in the comments section.

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style


Aren't these Balenciaga Patent heel ankle booties just heaven? Now if only I could find that extra $750 I had laying around....
images via mytheresa.com

xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style

Jacket required.

I love this wool-blend tuxedo jacket by MICHAEL Michael Kors for so many reasons. First it's an affordable $250, but looks about double that. It perfectly follows the sexy menswear trend I've been dying over. I also love the super-duty lapel that gives it more character than the everyday black blazer. Enjoy! http://www.net-a-porter.com/product/103261
Images found at net-a-porter.com
xoxo ~ Lisa + 312style