One of Chicago’s best events every year is the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, coming up this Sunday on October 11th. Whether you’re running it yourself, or cheering on a friend, it’s a fantastic way to get to know the city a little better. The Marathon route goes through many of Chicago’s distinct neighborhoods, and the new Chicago Marathon Collection from Nike celebrates that. Nike invited me to visit their showroom and see for myself. As a relatively new Chicagoan, I loved seeing how the different pieces in this collection highlighted the diversity and uniqueness of the city. Take the Nike Poster Women’s T-Shirt ($28), above. The front of the shirt features a design of the Chicago flag, and the back? Look closely: (more…)
I live in flats and currently am in desperate need to refresh my collection. Somehow, I’ve worn out many of my flats and they’re coming apart all around the same time. This means I need some new ones, stat! I’ve ordered a basic black pair from J.Crew as their ballet flats have served me well in the past, but I do like to have a couple of more fun pairs in my closet too.
The Frenchie Flat caught my eye when I was browsing over at Kate Spade recently, and I’m thinking it might be a great gold ballet flat to have. The patent gold leather isn’t too flashy, but isn’t too muted as to make the color look washed out. I like the black grosgrain ribbon accent, which adds an understated feminine feel. The rubber sole on the bottom should make walking in them quite comfy, too. What do you think? Are they worthy of placing an order?
Retails for $195. You can check out more details over at Endless.com.
You may only think of Matt Bernson during the summer season for his amazing sandals, but he also has some great shoes year-round. For fall, he’s tapped into the cut out bootie trend and has this new style called Vesper.
I am completely obsessed. Available in gray or black, this bootie has an edgy and effortless motorcycle feel. I love the strap around the ankle, which somehow feels like the perfect finishing touch. You can tuck your skinny jeans into it and pair with a loose top – or wear it with tights and body-skimming dress or skirt! It just feels like the perfect bootie for fall!
Can someone get me a size 6.5? Retails for $262 at mattbernson.com.