March 10, 2015


accessories › fashion › sweaters ›

tube top? or mini skirt? multi purpose.......LOVE

our souchi val mini/tube top in 100% loro piana cotton is awesome. it's a great crinkle cotton. there is a hidden drawstring at the bust band.
here's the pick a cool piece and there should be a million ways to wear it or at least a million places to wear it. that's why we love the tube top so much. day to night and anything in between.
above the val tube stripe (available chicago 773-687-9638 $278) is shown with:
giada forte silk chiffon maxi skirt (NOW ON SALE for $318!) with elastic waist and silk chiffon lining in nude, all hands luna chaur y caballa necklace ($98), souchi tricia head scarf in stone ($120) & winifred grace brass cuff (available chicago 773-687-9638)
here the val is worn as a mini with black commando ultimate opaque tights ($38), souchi 100% loro piana cotton cowl neck sweater ($358), made in kenya kubwa necklace ($76) & bibaka bangle bracelets ($34 set of 3!)
*more images see below
made in kenya kubwa necklace
*close up of the souchi val mini and the made in kenya bibaka bangles (2 sets of 3 shown)
*close up of the all hands chaur y caballo necklace & winifred grace cuff & the souchi val tube top
souchi val tube top is now shown with mother denim's runaway jeans in 'dances of a mockingbird' ($206 available chicago 773-687-9638), souchi 100% cashmere bottega wrap in dough ($322), cindy kirk izzy bag in slate metallic ($576) & made in kenya nungunungo hoop earrings ($56)
*same as above
souchi tricia head scarf in 100% cashmere in stone
photos courtesy of jessica domnick

possibly the best print on a dress this spring...........

spring dresses......who doesn't love a great print. and this 'founds' print from objects without meaning is absolutely beautiful. add it to the amber dress and we're in heaven. the neutral colors are so perfect for transitioning into new seasons. throw on a chunky cashmere or infinity scarf and leather jacket now and in the summer a lil something.
above the amber dress in marjorelle ($380) is worn with souchi classic cardi in 100% loro piana silk in kelp ($410) with butik brass tube ($38), butik disc ($50) mixed beads & cindy kirk pouch plus in oiled chocolate ($386).
souchi infinity scarf in 100% cashmere in foam (similar here on sale $150) , souchi 100% cashmere bobble beret in starfish ($198), objects without meaning amber dress in marjorelle ($380) & a mix of butik metal beads in disc ($50) & tube shapes ($38).
*layers of spaghetti strap, silk, linen & metal. disc beads are near left and tubes are near right.
*and side pockets too! 
*model is stylists own
whatever you do this spring, find a print you love and wear it year round. prints always liven up a season. 
pics courtesy of jessica domnick
March 03, 2015


camoflauge › fashion › linen › prints ›

camo pants...........duh!

camo is like stripes which is like denim.....always cool....
we love these washed linen drawstrings from enza costa. super fun & super cool.
whether you're going to work (yes, you work in a creative environment), school, movies, dinner or running around on a saturday....these work for pretty much everything.
enza costa camo pants ($194), souchi cotton cashmere magda turtleneck in sand dollar ($596), evergreen violet snow bunny hat in black merino wool ($178), made in kenya irma pendant necklace ($88) & made in kenya tuvete brass necklace $60.
camo pants worn with winifred grace cuff (available souchi chicago 773-687-9638), victor simoni mumu zip wallet in black & cream pony hair with olive wristlet ($220 & $36 for wristlet), made in kenya mabati tube hoop earrings ($44) and souchi val tube top/mini in black ($278 available souchi chicago)
*close up of washed linen fabric, magda cuffs and slash pockets on pants. love
*casual look with cindy kirk pouch plus in saddle ($386), enza costa boy tee ($92) & belt stylists in own
*close up of magda, snow bunny beanie, irma long pendant & tuvete necklace
pics courtesy of jessica domnick

fave sale it a it a

who doesn't love a skirt that can be worn as a dress? add to that, it's 100% silk chiffon in black, lined in 100% nude silk chiffon with a natural color cotton elastic waist band. love.
oh, and did i mention, it's on sale?
yep, giada forte's gorgeous silk chiffon maxi skirt is now $250. sizing is easy, so feel free to size up or down. model is wearing the size 0 (comes in size 0,1,2).
love it above as a beautiful strapless dress. simple classic and cool.
we also loved a throwback rockabilly vibe with stiletto booties, mother denim's bruiser vest (available souchi chicago $220) & souchi bobble beret in peaches ($178). 
pics courtesy of jessica domnick
March 01, 2015

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cashmere › fashion › sweaters ›

sweater pin up.............modern day

sweaters are sexy.
and no era new that better than the 50's. 
fashion designers love the sweater girl. i still love the look almost 75 years later.
my version, is the 'randi'. it's feminine, sexy & cool. 
here it is worn belted with accessories
victor simoni fold over clutch with detachable silver chain
*belt stylists own, but we will have some soon 
made in kenya 'twiga' earrings
photos courtesy of jessica domnick the the the price

'made creates beautiful, unique, handcrafted accessories in their kenyan workshop. they train, teach and empower their team by providing sustainable employment and opportunities within their community.'
here's what i LOVE .... so many brands are out their supporting causes like this which is awesome. however, they are selling things for prices that seem, in my opinion, that they are making, quite a large profit. yes, they are helping people, who may otherwise, not get the help they need. but, shouldn't they be helping more, considering the price they are getting the product for a price much lower than they would in their own country?
now, obviously, this is PURE ASSUMPTION...i don't know these companies numbers or practices but i do know mine. i know what i pay to have things made in this country. and, i have been approached so many times via email, phone & trade shows by factory representatives from all over the world wanting to produce souchi and the price per sweater is astounding! and the minimums are no longer as high as they were when i started 17 hears ago. i understand the temptation to manufacture overseas because it really is a cents on the dollar. but, for me, i always wanted to have made here and close & the control.
so, when, i found made i was shocked at the quality, price & concept. the prices range from $28-120!!! so little to do so much: politically, emotionally, economically & fashionably!
here are my favorites from the current collection.
i am guessing your collecting will begin.......NOW
chomani necklace $88
irma necklace $88
nzunzula necklace $88
kubwa pendant necklace $76
tuvette necklace in brass $60

 tuvette necklace in silver $66
nungunungu necklace $56
minwanjii silver necklace $88
silver twiga earrings $34
mubati hoop earrings $44
nungunungo earrings $56
now.....the prices are incredible but we want to support the cause and 
tempt you with starting your collection
feb 22-24
use code: made
and you'll receive 10% on any made purchase
fun fact: who knew you could clean brass by washing with lemon juice? or do the classic way with warm soapy water and dry with soft cloth.
*photos courtesy of jessica domnick & brooke casillas
& the blurry ones are clearly from yours truly

baby it's cold outside..........

so, it's mid february and it's cold and we've all been dressing warm for months. layers and layers but, if you're feeling like me, it's time for a pop of color to brighten
the awesome shades of grey around us.
the answer:
lighten up on your denim wash and choose something worn in and cozy.
instead of a black layer tank choose a pale pink or nude
and switch out your black sweater for color
you're still warm. you're still muted so you're not screaming summer but you've got color and wear with warm tone boots and all is well in your fashion world and just a bit brighter.
souchi's 100% superfine cashmere crop hoodie in cornflower blue size p ($526)
*more colors available
enza costa tunic layer tank in pink tint size xs ($70)
*many more colors available
mother denim's looker ankle fray in clear as day size 25 ($220)
*call chicago 773-687-9638 to purchase
souchi's tricia cashmere head scarf in stone tweed ($120)
*many more colors available 
victor simoni mumu wallet in aspen bark ($220) with leather wristlet in tan ($36)
use code: victor
to receive 20% off ALL victor simoni products 
february 20-28!!
*pics courtesy of jessica domnick

casual friday........rolls over into casual saturday......

in the early 90's levis (yes, the iconic denim brand) started the concept of dressing casual for the office. at levis this made perfect sense & denim was an easily accepted . but for many corporate offices it meant khakis, button down shirts, no ties & the non-dress shoe.
as with most new concepts it took some time to get it right.
and, the denim industry has come a long way. luckily for each generation the fits are better, cooler, are refined enough for most offices and the washes...well that depends on your industry. but, since the 90's there are so many new industry's that hey, it's a new world.
the look above is a fave casual friday look for the modern office. the length of the skinny jeans gathered slightly at the ankle is great with heels & the frayed holes on the sweatshirt is edgy & cool. cindy kirk's pouch is the smaller version in black with cream contrast stitching. love.
mother denim's 'caught running sweatshirt' ($158 model wearing small), mother denim looker skinny jeans in tequila truth ($220 model wearing size 25), chanteuse beanie in marine (now $76) with the cindy kirk pouch in black ($356). 
*all mother denim is available at souchi chicago: 773-687-9638 & mention this blog post to the girls in chicago between feb 18-20 (while pieces are in stock) and you'll
get 15% off these 2 styles of mother denim!!
the butter cream stitching on the pouch bag is so pretty and the perfect tears on the sweatshirt mixed with the perfectly worn in tequila truth (how great are mother denims names of the washes??? so funny!)
SO, then it's saturday. and, when friday was so comfortably cool, what can you do but extend the cool and comfortable look. 
here, we have another souchi chicago favorite:
model is wearing souchi cashmere bottega wrap in shitake ($322), enza costa long sleeve raglan in grigio ($138), objects without meaning high waist skinny jean in crane ($176), souchi cashmere nadya thigh warmers ($220 sold out but available by special order ) and cindy kirk pouch plus in amber ($386)
*these high waist skinny jeans are INCREDIBLE. they are a super dark, clean, indigo wash with no streaks and will automatically make you look longer and leaner. dark and clean enough to go dressy or casual. you will LOVE. TAKE ADVANTAGE BELOW....
use code: CRANE
to receive 25% off the high waist skinny jeans shown above from objects without meaning
between feb 18-20
*pics shot by jessica domnick
February 16, 2015


bags › cindy kirk › leather › purses ›

bags, we all love em......

and, one is never enough.......yet, isn't it funny......
how we seem to use the same one day after day? it's true. i have a bunch, but the very idea of switching in the morning is annoying. and, i'm someone who has 5 things in her bag (PROOF below)
it really doesn't take much time. but, somehow i never take the time.
*tried and true victor simoni gloss wallet, tom ford lip gloss (thank you obsessed), fave barton perreira's, can't live without eclipse or car.
but, on vacation or days off i love a simple, cross body bag that can go day to evening and the pouch plus from cindy kirk is that bag for me. 
it's light weight, cool, easy, and the rounded edges make it appear smaller than it actually is. AND, there are no logos or bulky hardware. give me a few small beads and some cool stitch detail and i am happy.
my current fave is the amber color shown above. there is a slight bronze metallic that is absolutely beautiful. i love it because it works well for evening too.
yet, the gaucho........lord, so so so soft and so traditional in the color. this in the 
summer with denim and white...turquoise and silver? butik beads! ugh, how to decide?
so many ways to wear and at $386 why should i have to choose? 
feb 17-19
use code: pouchplus
to receive 15% off this style online
*some pics by jessica domnick & souchi chicago, two or as many as you can handle......

here's the thing.......sometimes we just need a lil 'fix'. we just want a lil something. and, sometimes that lil something can change your mood. never mind, that it could also possibly change the look of most things in your closet too. that's why accessories are awesome.
here are some of my favorites that can be layered heavily but also cool worn alone.
i love the mix of dark chocolate, canvas, oatmeal and bright yellow with denim. such a great color combination for spring.
souchi cashmere tricia headscarf ($120), souchi cashmere bottega wrap ($322), butik kenyan beads ($70)
made in kenya twiga earrings $34 are the perfect earring for day or night. dramatic in it's simplicity
it's the details that make accessories fun. the lil pop of the wristlet in mustard that makes it so fun. and as you go into summer and to warm during the day for the wrap, you still have the dramatic color story with the same pop of color.
souchi cashmere bottega wrap (as above), objects without meaning nadia top ($244 available chicagoo 773-687-9638) and mother denim (available chicago) with victor simoni mumu clutch in aspen bark ($220) with yellow wristlet ($36)
butik metal beads from ethiopia in:
disc ($50)
large round ($64)
and rachel zimmerman multi beads (available in chicago 77-687-9638)
cindy kirk most perfect leather pouch plus ($386) in amber has a slight metallic leather color that i am obsessed with. instant cool to anything.
*february 14 - feb 16
use code: accessories
at check out and you will receive
15% off all accessories (sale or full price)
*pics shot by  jessica domnick
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