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Friday, July 27, 2007

Putting It Together No. 5: Cap toe prep.

This week Lori's continues its new series in the fashion blog: Putting It Together. We'll show you how to marry some of our favorite pieces in perfect harmony.

After all, the style world can get difficult to navigate and fashion matchmaking is fun... and much less risky than the potential horror of setting your best friend up with your co-worker.

Putting It Together No. 5: Cap toe prep.
Here we're channeling our inner prep, pairing a trendy, herringbone fabric with a black patent peep toe Deer Stags pump with an oversize patent leather doctor bag from Maxx. To play up the All American look, we’ve added a matching, minimalist necklace and earring set from La Vie.
And don’t we look cute?













Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Lori's Update: Final Markdowns. Highland Park Sidewalk Sale.

In store and online, final markdowns have been taken.

Need we say more?

Many Lori's favorites have reached their 2007 lows, including Sam Edelman Celine flats at 20% off, Italian Corso Como pumps are now half off, while Eric Michael espadrilles are marked down 70%. 70%!

View the full shoe sale collection here.

(But wait, there’s more!)

Lori's Highland Park location wraps up the Sidewalk Sale season this weekend, with its outdoor event this Thursday, July 26th thru Saturday, July 28th. Those lucky Highland Park ladies will get to take an additional 20% off current markdowns.

Friday, July 20, 2007

STYLE WATCH: Cap toes

Watch for capped toes as one of Fall '07's most prominent pump details.

Several designers have been adding covers to their round- or pointed-toe styles, often creating a contrast with the shoe’s patterned or quilted upper. The result is a look that feels retro-prep and screams suavity.

Many cap toes are accompanied by mary jane or slingback straps, which we adore. And most pair flawlessly with wide leg work trousers and pencil skirts.

Jeffrey Campbell (right) uses a muted palette, but be on the lookout also for cap toe designs in herringbone or plaid print (Deer Stags), or patent leather.


Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Lori's Update: Chicago mag's Best!

We know it. You know it. And now all Chicago magazine readers know it, too!

In the August, 2007 Best of Chicago edition the magazine voted Lori's the best place to save on trendy handbags.

And we're quite proud!

The editors pointed to Lori's selection of patent Adrienne Vittadini totes, leather bucket bags from Tano, as well as several stylish entries from Steve Madden and others under $100.

But don't take our word for it, or even Chicago's. Check our selection for yourself. Some of our post-publication editions include the Esse Dream ($198) bag in cream, black and blue, and a sweet patent doctor bag from Maxx ($132).

Thursday, July 12, 2007

THIS WEEK'S HOT LIST: Sales are always in style.

Lori's July best sellers include a wide variety of shoes and accessories with one unifying trend that's always in style... they're on sale!

Hurrah!

From the sporty Bernie Mev Point to the retro-inspired Odessa by MIA and Italian All Black flats, Lori's ladies old and new are raking in great shoe deals.

Sale items too new to make their impact on the hot list, yet primed to make a run include Vaneli's popular Bergin ($64.90) in red, black and beige patent, and the oft sought after Venice ($49.90) by MIA.

Friday, July 06, 2007

Putting It Together No. 4: Fall Fashion Preview

This week Lori's continues its new series in the fashion blog: Putting It Together. We'll show you how to marry some of our favorite pieces in perfect harmony.

After all, the style world can get difficult to navigate and fashion matchmaking is fun... and much less risky than the potential horror of setting your best friend up with your co-worker.

Look No. 4: Fall Fashion Preview
While we still have warm thoughts of fabulous sandals and understand no one likes to trade in summer's strappies for more modest fall styles, we can't help but dream of style seasons to come. That's just what we do.

So Lori's is here to help you make the move from summer to fall as smooth as possible.

This fall is all about 70s inspired trends and a palette of greys, blues, purples and browns. Look number four, Fall Fashion Preview, includes some of our newly arrived favorites that embody these trends.

We've paired a set of wedges from Charles David's Exchange line with Kenneth Cole's gorgeous twin pocket tote, then added a pair of earrings from one of our most popular jewelry lines, Marie Chavez.













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