December 09, 2014


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holiday 2015 'wish' list


yes, that time of year again........

the time where 'wish lists' are created for holiday gift giving. i always have a great time doing this because it's a mixture of the ridiculous, extravagant & attainable.


so, if $ was no object, i was purely selfish & had no shame in saying exactly what i'd want to buy myself this holiday season then.... these are it:


clockwise from top left:


giada forte cotton lace dress in navy

filson cotton canvas & leather duffle bag

sarah graham rattlesnake grass gold bracelet

souchi tiffany cashmere rib leggings

vintage jaguar in navy

the perfect nails & the perfect manicure (ask for colleen) in gold

aquazzura black & gold ankle strap shoes

saint laurent bow tie

egon schiele's gerde schiele in plaid 


happy holidays!



November 17, 2014


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my version of 'fashion rugby'

when i think of 'rugby' i think of navy, burgundy and here's my rugby inspiration:
souchi cashmere blend calter crop poncho
giada forte satin pant *call 970-925-2580 or 773-687-9638 on-line soon
enza costa cotton cashmere crew neck 
butik metal beads
*shot in chicago by photographer jessica domnick

the perfect tote bag........

here's the thing about bags. every season there is an 'IT' bag. months before it's available you will see the ads, then the editorials, then the celebrities shot out and about town wearing them. the mad flurry to get on the 'list' for when it's available. all that excitement........ it's the 'IT' bag because it's beautiful, cool & now. 
however, for me, i am usually over the 'IT' bag before i ever put my name on a list. why? because i have seen that bag everywhere for months that i feel like i already have had it. to me, it feels last season before it's even available. funny, but true. 
somehow, for me...the 'IT' bag becomes 'THAT' bag which is why i love finding an awesome bag that is cool, fashionable, beautiful & timeless. AND, if there is no logo, well then........BUY IT AND BUY IT NOW is my approach.
amazing giada forte tote bag
when what seems like everyone is wearing the latest 'it' bag with labels and logos it is refreshing to have something unique, cool, stylish and practical. not to mention only $410!
this stunner from giada forte has chocolate leather straps and the body is wool boucle.
absolutely beautiful.
model is wearing souchi rachel funnel tunic (as dress) and evergreen violet beanie.
if the perfect tote has a perfect coat????

changing seasons = mixing seasons with your clothes

absolutely beautiful this time of year...especially in aspen! the colors are incredible, the sounds magical and the sense that it's all just about to happen makes it my favorite time.


from a fashion perspective i love that layers are brought in to mix with your favorite summer pieces. that perfect tank, pretty dress you can't seem to stop wearing and those favorite just worn in enough jeans.......yep, who wants to give those up? they were good to you all summer so lets add a few layers and still enjoy them.


the key:

add boots, layers, great leather bag & yummy knits to warm it up.




in stores now:


souchi lil mary kate cardigan, cindy kirk chrissy tote & corey lynn calter alyssa dress

*alyssa will be available on-line soon

July 20, 2014

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what accessories can do to a $38.99 dress......

accessories can change the feel, look and style to any article of clothing. i found this cotton sundress for $38.99. my intention was to use it for a beach cover-up. but, it was so comfortable & light weight i wanted to wear it to work this week when it was 87 degrees. SO, add my trusty butik metal bead necklaces, a rachel zimmerman necklace, valia's sandy cay wrap around sandals & a pop of tom ford red lipstick. so simple, fun and summer-y but mostly it was comfortable!!

playa del carmen 2014

viceroy mayan riviera
playa del carmen
absolute relaxation, impeccable service AND unexpected guests.....
one of my nearest and dearest escaped to playa for some r&r. i love playa and the viceroy was incredible. we were perhaps the ONLY people there this week that weren't newlyweds!
*take note if you're considering a june trip: june = honeymooners
here are some of my favorites pics from the trip. and a re-do that we took 7 years ago. i haven't decided if i am happy about this or not!
complimentary towels and sun hats both poolside & at the beach
cindy kirk original tote (perfect for beach, dinner & shopping)
the prettiest water bottles i've seen
mexican 'street food' night poolside
*please note outside the window is the lover who kept following from window to window. LOVE
super sweet house guest who DEVOURED my $40 dessert! sweet boy had a broken foot so i felt he needed a lil something
miss you already playa
morning yoga on the water
ridiculous pattern & prints happening...i couldn't resist!!!
playa circa 2006 & 2014

best looks from.........

here's one of the amazing things celebrities get to enjoy:
lots and lots of free clothes & accessories. 
so, not only are these ladies talented, beautiful, have killer bodies but they have great style too. i love the style both on and off camera. whether it's something i would wear or not doesn't matter, it works for them.
here are some favorites so far this year:
cate blanchett: 
the talent, the clothes, the daring way she attacks clothes and there is just something about that face!
j lo:
talented, the skin, the hair, the body & nobody can wear glitter, gold & lace better....and sometimes all at the same time. but, i also love her casual style because the accessories are always cool.
sandra bullock:
who knew she had such an insane body? i love her sexy style for evening and premiere's and how that carries over to her version of casual mom. so cool. 
kinda want to have her over for our bbq & volleyball parties
yes, the new lady on the block made a HUGE splash last year. her smile is her best accessory and really, what doesn't look good on her? my favorite is her in ALL shades of yellow. looking forward to many more looks. 

giselle.......the quintessential beach girl


giselle, the quintessential beach girl.....


so, i do have an obsession with giselle for all the obvious reasons. truly her body is a work of art and if i had that body for sure i would be designing way more bikinis because i would be wearing them to work, office, movies, wherever! 


but, i also love her effortless way of dressing. yes, this is her style year round but i love it for my summer look. so here is what we have at that we feel she'd love or that could give you that easy breezy summer vibe.


souchi tricia head scarf

giada forte silk & cotton shirt

souchi gomez dress

souchi penelope v-neck sweater

cindy kirk leather pouch cross body bag

nue silk jumpsuit

butik lucite, snake & kenyan beaded necklaces

santoni low leather wedge

giada forte braided leather belt






for the lazy days of summer........


love those lazy days of summer......loungin' with your friends, sprinklers, thoughts of 'are we too old for slip & slide?' which is really code for 'i don't want to break a hip or bone...


well, those days are meant for simple tees, awesome jeans, a cozy sweater, old school style sunglasses, ipa's, and flats...AND great accessories.


here are my favorites:

victor simoni zip wallets

tom ford sunglasses

mother denim railroad stripe lookers (available souchi chicago 773-687-9638)

borsalino straw hat

santoni woven leather brogues

souchi tricia head scarf in cashmere & linen

giada forte sandals

souchi duncan hooded cardi

ace & jig cotton pegged trouser

my favorite perfume available here (this is the brand but not the scent)

enza costa stripe long sleeve tee

the classic americana converse all stars

giada forte silk & cotton shirt 

my summer must haves.......

summer to me the words of cover girl 'easy breezy' 

i am always in my tried and true mother denim runaways*, my same colorful straw fedora (purchased at saks fifth avenue mens department in 2007), enza costa tanks, butik beads, souchi's lindsay cardi and of course a wedge! and this one from santoni is on serious rotation. 


for afternoons of bbq or days at the beach, it's giada forte silk/cotton shirts, valia nikki sandals, neutrogena sunscreen and my beat up worn out runaways as cut offs.


  at 45, i have yet to master eye makeup so i go for simple: laura mercier illuminating tinted foundation, loreal mascara (red/white one) & bright color on my lips. current faves are a hot pink by mac & orange by tom ford. 


my new summer addictions are:

giada forte silk maxi skirt

my souchi williams crop sweater

my new barton pierra aviators with curved lenses

pomegranate martinis - the new cosmo (if in basalt try three at tempranillo)

commando girl short - perfection for your sheer pieces


happy june




*call souchi chicago for all mother denim styles we've got tons 773-687-9638

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